[OS X TeX] using Latexit

Jens Nöckel noeckel at uoregon.edu
Thu Aug 25 16:35:35 CEST 2005

On Aug 25, 2005, at 7:06 AM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:

>> One thing that would help greatly as a workaround to missing 
>> drag-and-drop in applications like Illustrator would be the ability 
>> to put the LaTeXiT output onto the Cocoa Pasteboard!
>> Then you could press cmd-C to copy and cmd-paste to paste after 
>> switching to the other application. As a person who intrinsically 
>> doesn't like to use the mouse too much, I think dragging is a drag.
> But it is already possible ! You can Command-C and Command-V from/to 
> LaTeXiT
> The problem is that most of the time, it is not visible, because it is 
> overloaded by the copy/paste ability of the textfields when they have 
> the focus. And the main text area does have the focus most of the 
> time. And it is very difficult to make it lose the focus.
> The easiest way to use this feature is to select an history or a 
> library item. It deliberately "deselects" the main text area to let 
> you Copy/Paste the content.
It's great that this works in principle, but I would never have guessed 
how to access that feature. How about an additional menu entry for that 
copy function? I mean, the pdf file is already on the disk anyway, so 
it feels like a waste to not make it easier to transfer to other 
applications... especially for large numbers of equations like what 
Charles described, the user experience would certainly be better if 
there were a shortcut key instead of complicated mouse acrobatics.
Just a suggestion - I generally like LaTeXiT the way it is... simple is 


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