[texworks] Putting "smart quotes" in TeXworks

Iwan Setyawan isetyawan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 02:20:53 CET 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> On Dec 7, 2008, at 8:35 AM, Iwan Setyawan wrote:
>  Currently I add an entry in the auto-completion list so I'll type "-TAB to
>> get a smart quote.
>> I have another question: I notice that in the tw-latex.txt file, most
>> entries ends with some characters that shows up in my copy of TeXworks as
>> small circle (like the one produced by \bullet). I notice that for some
>> environments, for example tabular, this will add an extra line (i.e.,
>> let's
>> say I'm going to make a table with 4 rows. If I use the auto-completion,
>> I'll end up with a table with 5 rows). Is this intentional? I see this
>> both
>> in Windows and Ubuntu.
>> - Iwan
> Howdy,
> If I write
> btab
> and press TAB I get
> \begin{tabular}{}
>> \end{tabular}•
> with the cursor (point) between the empty braces, ready to enter a column
> specifier. Once that is done I can press Opt-TAB on the Mac and the cursor
> jumps and selects the bullet, ready to enter a row (since the bullet is
> selected I just have to start typing to delete the bullet). After I'm done
> adding rows I type Opt-TAB and the bullet at the end of the environment gets
> selected so typing a Return removes that bullet and goes to the next line.
> If I skip over a bullet I can select it backwards by adding the Shift key to
> the shortcut, Shift-Opt-TAB. On Windows (and Linux?) I'd guess the keyboard
> shortcut is Alt-TAB and Shift-Alt-TAB (Opt on the Mac is roughly equivalent
> to Alt) but it seems the Alt-TAB (and Shift-Alt-TAB) get intercepted by the
> Windows OS so I have no idea what the shortcuts are there.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> Alt-TAB and Shift-Alt-TAB are definitely intercepted by Windows, and
probably by most Linux desktop managers, too. Are these short-cut hard-coded
into TeXworks? Or is it user-modifiable?

- Iwan
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