# [texworks] Command Completion in TeXworks Manual

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Thu Oct 15 17:50:54 CEST 2009

Hi Herb,

The successive use of [Tab] is explained in section 4.6 (p. 16) in the
body of the manual.
Of course this could be repeated in the appendix.

I agree with you, the  auto-completion system of TeXworks (coming from
TeXshop on Mac) is really a wonderful system.

Regards,

Alain

Herbert Schulz a écrit :
> Howdy,
>
> The latest version of the TeXworks Manual is really excellent; I want
> to thank everyone involved with it for a great job.
>
> I'd like to add one more thing about the properties of Command
> Completion. In the appendix about Command Completion the manual has
>
> keywords for environments start with b: bali for align (b for \begin).
> When the environment has possible options, there is one or more o
> added to the base name: bminp for \begin{minipage}{}... and bminpo for
> \begin{minipage}[]{}....
>
> it is not made clear that successive presses of Tab will continue to
> choose the next available match so knowing the o', oo', s', etc.,
> versions of abbreviations is not necessary; e.g. typing \newc and Tab
> gives
>
> \newcommand{}{•}
>
> (with the insertion point between the initial braces) while pressing
> Tab again gives the newco version with one optional argument,
>
> \newcommand{}[•]{•},
>
> and another press of Tab gives the newcoo version with two optional
> arguments,
>
> \newcommand{}[•][•]{•},
>
> etc. Many fewer abbreviations to remember.
>
> Try it, I think you'll like it.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>
>

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