[Mac OS X TeX] wish for TeXShop: rulers in preview

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Jun 15 15:10:18 CEST 2001

Troy Goodson asked:
> I'm looking at a preview of PDF in TeXShop, wondering if the 
> right-hand side of a certain table is within the right-hand margin of 
> the page...  I can understand that it might be difficult for TeXShop 
> to look inside my .tex file and figure out my margins, but if it 
> could just display horizontal and vertical rulers, I'd be pretty 
> happy.


This is an excellent example of how one should choose to extend the
environment as a whole, instead of making an individual program more
complex than it needs to be.

There were a number of ruler programs for NeXT/OPENstep, and it's to be
hoped that someone will port one or more of these to Mac OS X---once
ported, it would then be available for use in _any_ Mac OS X program.

Then, if Apple would just add a system-level option for inputting the
dpi/size ratio of the current monitor, one could get back to true
WYSIWYG (as opposed to having a list of on-screen percentages and their
real-world equivalents taped to the monitor :(


William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
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