[OS X TeX] TeXShop Daily Experience/Usage (\ref, \cite)

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 13:34:17 CEST 2005

Let me apologize once for all -- I will be asking suggestions a lot
about features, to beautify my experience on TeXShop ...

On WinEdt (on Windows), you can select a block of text and do the
'commenting out' once for all (it puts % in front of every line), and
vice versa (de-comment a block).

How do we do that on TeXShop?

Thanks.

JT

On 9/15/05, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure if I should start a new thread or continue with my Yet
> Another Wish list here.
>
> My memory is really bad, so on Windows, I rely on the extensive
> Math/Greek/Symbols/International/Typeface/Function/Delimiter/Operators
> (and many more)/AMS (and more)
>
> panel a lot to get the latex code for those things. On TeXShop, the
> default selection seems to be somewhat limited, however. Yes, there
> are 16 buttons/spaces left so the users can put some symbols there
> (editable by editing .plist file). However, it then appears a bit
> inlogical to me ... There's a math section in the panel, and for some
> custom math symbols, I have to go to the custom section ... they can't
> be put together in a more nicer way ...
>
> I would appreciate if someone has a better solution to this. Hope I am
> not the one who has bad memory. :D
>
> JT
>
> On 9/15/05, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > instruction and enabled the AppleScript again. Here's the result:
> >
> > (1) Whenever I invoked the "original" script, it gave me "AppleScript
> > Error: TeXshop got an error: AppleEvent timed out".
> >
> > (2) The newly enabled script worked fine: when you invoke the script,
> > a small windows show up to select. It works slightly different from
> > WinEdt on Windows:
> >
> > In WinEdt: the pop-up windows shows up whenever you type '\ref' (no
> > quotes) in your document. The program then is triggered by this string
> > and gives you the pop-up.
> >
> > In TeXShop(from BibDesk), you invoke the script, window shows up, make
> > selection, and '\ref{your_selection}' is pasted into your document.
> >
> > It works well in its own way ... it's just that I am not a big fan of
> > hot keys, so to select the script from the drop-down menu to get to
> > the script takes about 1.5 seconds for me ...
> >
> > (3) Now the strangest part. I did a diff on the two script. They are
> > *almost* identical -- except the first line, one is -- Applescript
> > direct' and the other one is -- Applescript' (no direct), and those
> > are comments!! Can someone explain this behavior?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > JT
> >
> > On 9/15/05, Christof Janssen <c.janssen at mpi-hd.mpg.de> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Isn't this macro already contained in the macro compilation of
> > > TeXShop. I believe it resides there under the name 'Insert Reference'.
> > >
> > > Christof
> > > Am 14. Sep 2005 um 23:16 schrieb Gary L. Gray:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > On Sep 14, 2005, at 5:01 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> I would like to get some input and advice from people using TeXShop
> > > >> (or other frontend):
> > > >>
> > > >> I had been using WinEdt on WIndows more than I was on TexShop on Mac.
> > > >> Recently I set up a nice CVS server, so the synchronization is no
> > > >> longer a problem and I decided to use TexShop more often.
> > > >>
> > > >> Both Frontends are excellent programs in their own ways. There is one
> > > >> feature on WinEdt, however, that I would very much like to see on
> > > >> TeXShop: on WinEdt, when you type '\ref{}', or '\cite', for example,
> > > >> then a pop-up little window shows up to let you select the item so
> > > >> you
> > > >> don't have to look for it.
> > > >>
> > > >> It appears that this feature is not on TeXShop. I was wondering how
> > > >> other users handle this situation?
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > Last summer, Will Robertson posted a nice macro for doing this. You
> > > > can find it by looking in the archives on (and after) August 21,
> > > > 2004. See:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/MacOSX-TeX-Digests/
> > > >
> > > > and:
> > > >
> > > > http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
> > > >
> > > > Good luck.
> > > >
> > > > -- Gary
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