[OS X TeX] "Texify"?

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 14:30:44 CEST 2005


Joachim,

Thanks for the information. I briefly used Alpha (light) long time ago
in conjunction with Textures. That was a memorable time. I however
always felt that Alpha is too powerful for a novice like me who only
wants a versatile LaTeX editor.

JT

On 9/30/05, Joachim Kock <jkock at start.no> wrote:
> > Is there a command on TeXShop which automatically executes the
> > sequence: latex + bibtex + latex + latex?
>
>
> Alpha offers some alternative approaches:
>
> One is to turn AutoNextAction on (in the tetexComm prefs pane).  Then
> automatically the exact required sequence of tex runs and bibtex runs will
> be executed (not just some fixed sequence long enough to cover most cases).
> This works by scanning the log file (this takes less than 0.1 second):
> certainly this file contains the exact instructions on what needs to be
> done next, e.g. labels-may-have-changed --> run-tex-again or
> Citation-foo-undefined --> run-bibtex.
>
> If AutoNextAction is turned off, this does not happen automatically, but
> still the log scanning takes place, and it will automatically bind the
> space key to NextAction, so that you can just sit and press the space bar
> without having to think.  (After an error-free tex run, NextAction is of
> course View.)
>
> Finally, during a tex run you can always press 't' or 'b' to enforce a
> repeated tex run or a bibtex run.  (This feature was copied from OzTeX.)
>
> Cheers,
> Joachim
>
>
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