[OS X TeX] alphatk...

Vince Darley vince.darley at eurobios.com
Thu Jul 25 10:59:35 CEST 2002

Two quick points on Alphatk.

First, I recommend that anyone using the current version put the following 
workaround in their 'prefs.tcl':

     proc tw::colourSoon {w} {
         if {![winfo viewable $w]} {
             tkwait visibility $w
         after 1 [list tw::colourWinFraction $w]

(Config->Preferences->Edit Prefs File) and save and restart Alphatk (this 
is a workaround for a problem in the current Tk.framework).  This will make 
Alphatk *much* more responsive and fast!

Also the version of Alphatk.dmg uploaded yesterday fixes a few other 
problems too (including that startup screen infinite loop craziness!).

At 08:00 PM 7/24/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>hi:  i obviously had a big mouth when i announced in a recent mail
>that it would probably not much of a problem to get alphatk find the
>engines to typeset latex.  well, *i* certainly can't teach alpha how
>to do that.  although i set pdflatex as a helper application, i get
>error messages and nothing is typeset.  is there a way to hook up
>alpha-tk with TeXShop -- i like alpha's editor better, but TeXShop is
>just the best -- IMHO -- when it comes to typesetting.

It would be *very* helpful to get those error messages!  I have recently 
downloaded and installed both OzTeX and TeXShop so I will start trying with 
them and see what the issues are.  However I have been very successful with 
'teTeX' already (see instructions from previous email to this list).


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