[Mac OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #31 - 06/11/01

Charles Bouldin charles.bouldin at nist.gov
Tue Jun 12 02:48:27 CEST 2001

<x-flowed>>Subject: Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #30 - 06/06/01
>From: "Jenny Harrison" <harrison at math.berkeley.edu>
>Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 18:08:43 -0700
>I am still looking for a tex editing program with collapsing
>outlines,  synchronicity, and flash. These are my "must-haves".  I am
>now convinced one program does not yet exist.  But it should.  Once
>you have got used to these features, they are all hard to do without.
>Collapsing outlines are especially valuable when you are composing a
>long, complex document.    The end result is a linear progression of
>symbols, but the thought

I agree, no such tex editing system exists, although pieces of it do. 
Textures has synchronicity and flash, and (under MacOS 9) you can 
couple it to BBEdit. The collapsing outlines are called "text 
folding" in Qued/M. I've been suggesting that Bare Bones add this to 
BBedit for some years, but the amount of work is substantial and they 
haven't done it. Perhaps if they heard from several people on this 

On the subject of editors, I use the full version of BBEdit on OS X, 
so I haven't looked at the new 6.1 BBEdit Lite on X...does it support 
TeX syntax colorization? If so, that would seem to me to solve the 
issue of a good and free editor to use with any TeX implementation on 
OS X. (Unless I hear a rebuttal from the alpha cabal?)

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