[texworks] Early thoughts
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Sep 21 15:05:34 CEST 2008
On Sep 21, 2008, at 3:24 AM, Jérome Laurens wrote:
> Le 21 sept. 08 à 09:16, Will Robertson a écrit :
>> On 18/09/2008, at 11:40 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>>> On 18 Sep 2008, at 2:52 PM, Will Robertson wrote:
>>>> Why would you want to change the font or syntax highlighting
>>> Those of us who work with "unusual" languages sometimes like to
>>> set a different font for those files than in our TeX macros. (Of
>>> course, this suggests that I might want it to *remember* per-file
>>> settings, but that's not implemented, at least not yet.)
>> I was going to say, here, that it would be better (I think) to use
>> a "Document preferences" mode for something like this. It could
>> also be used to set the encoding, typesetting program, etc.,
>> without having to "dirty" the file with %! flags.
> I guess you meant to store some preferences on a per document basis.
> This is absolutely essential to gain a really comfortable user
> Documents should also remember their state when they were closed:
> the pdf window should display the last page viewed, with the same
> magnification and the same frame.
> The text window should also reopen in exactly the same state.
> But a concrete implementation of per document prefs requires some
> serious thoughts.
> The most evident method is to use extended file attributes (similar
> to resource forks on Mac OS)
> that many file systems support. Unfortunately, this is not a
> portable solution because
> extended attributes are lost during file transfers (when copied to
> or from a USB drive with a different file system for example).
> The answer is project design.
> AFAIR, AucTeX, texniccenter, eclipse, iTeXMac, iTeXMac2 use project
> Even TeXShop's aux file with a .texshop extension was the start of a
> project design.
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