[texworks] Hot keys / templates

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 25 20:00:00 CET 2008

On Nov 25, 2008, at 12:35 PM, Edd Barrett wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com 
> > wrote:
>> On a new line try
>> bite
>> and then press TAB.
> Thats great :)
> I would recommend you make it more obvious that this feature exists :)
> -- 
> Best Regards
> Edd


Since TeXWorks is actually pre-release there is no real documentation.  
There is a UTF-8 encoded file (make sure it's opened with UTF-8  
encoding when you peruse this file), tw-latex.txt, found in ~/Library/ 
TeXworks/completion/ on a Mac (don't remember where it is on other  
systems) that contains the completions. You'll also notice ``bullets''  
which are place holders (marks) to jump to arguments or ends of  
expansions quickly. On a Mac you use Option-TAB to jump forward to the  
next mark and Shift-Option-TAB to jump backwards; I have no idea what  
it is on other systems but would like to know for future reference.

There are lots of expansions in that file but I can guarantee that it  
isn't complete. Look at the contents to see how to create your own  
(remember UTF-8!). There is a version of the completions what is to be  
used with TeXShop on a Mac that comes with some documentation about  
what's in the file and how to use it. Some of it is probably TeXShop/ 
Mac specific but much of the usage disciption may be helpful. You can  
download it as CommandCompletion.zip from <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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