[OS X TeX] svn save trouble in TeXShop

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 25 14:12:49 CET 2012

Am Jan 25, 2012 um 9:17 AM schrieb Enrico Franconi:
> On 25 Jan 2012, at 00:53, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>> Am Jan 25, 2012 um 12:29 AM schrieb Enrico Franconi:
>>> I moved to LaTexian almost a year ago, and I find it very nice with an elegant and natural GUI. The coolest features are the live preview (with natural back-and-forth navigator), the outliner, the autocompletion, flexible handling of projects, and how errors are handled directly on the source.
>> Those are very cool features for sure, but it appears there's no source <-> preview searching; did I miss it?  For me personally, that's a dealbreaker, as is the inability to open multiple panes/windows on the same document so you can edit/browse several locations in your document more or less simultaneously.
> What is "source <-> preview searching"?

A.k.a. forward/reverse searching — the ability to click some point in the LaTeX source and have the PDF previewer jump to the corresponding point in the rendered document and vice versa.

> You can batch search/find within the multiple files of a project, and switch with a single keystroke from source to live preview and viceversa.

Ah, so you can! And very nicely indeed. Don't know how I missed that. Thanks! (Actually I do know how I missed it — LaTeXian's implementation requires you to highlight something in the source or preview and then hit a hotkey; I was looking for some sort of mouse gesture.)

> Indeed there is no split editing possibility, but there is a powerful sidebar searchable navigator (via content and/or labels and/or references) which reduces drastically the need for split editing: I could add with a single macro keystroke a label and it will appear in the label navigator immediately.

Very nice. Still, my own style of writing really benefits from the ability actually to *see* different parts of my documents simultaneously, so being able to edit full screen with a vertical split (and perhaps a horizontal split of one or both of those vertical splits) is critical. Emacs and LyX do this superbly. But, obviously, this is a different-strokes-for-different-folks kind of thing. (I suspect the limitation here is not an oversight on the part of the LaTeXian developers but is rather a limitation of the current Apple development kit.)


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