[OS X TeX] Working with Big LaTeX Projects (was Strange Cursor Behavior)

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Jul 25 20:02:01 CEST 2004

On Jul 24, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Joseph C. Slater wrote:

> On Jul 24, 2004, at 4:32 PM, Aditya Dushyant Trivedi wrote:
>> Thought this needed a new thread.
> <snip>
>>>> Some things I learnt:
>> 1) Big projects like Books, should be divided in separate files. In 
>> case of a book, a convenient division is by chapters. Create a driver 
>> file (also called root file, main file, etc.) which is basically the 
>> preamble and \include commands.
>> 2) For OS X, iTeXMac is my favorite (tried TeXShop, LyX, and Emacs) 
>> mainly for the following reasons:
>> a) Short learning curve (relatively)
>> b) Best pdf synchronization. Allows you to fix errors quickly.
> FYI: pdf synchronization works flawlessly (for my book, and other 
> shorter documents) between emacs (in x-windows) and iTeXMac as well.

pdfsync, at least in the current version, does introduce subtle layout 
changes (e.g., in certain tables, around section headings, and others). 
Therefore, I would comment it out during final editing.

I am hoping that a fix is coming soon.

-- Gary

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