[OS X TeX] documentation

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon May 2 00:26:50 CEST 2005

On May 1, 2005, at 11:57 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 1 mai 05 à 15:08, Themis Matsoukas a écrit :
>> useful, indeed - if only things were a little more transparent for  
>> the user. It is a pity that none of this hidden documentation is  
>> integrated with some simple help facility, say, from Finder's menu  
>> bar.
> Some time ago, Jérôme Laurens of iTeXMac fame has converted some  
> LaTeX documentation for use with Help Viewer <http:// 
> itexmac.sourceforge.net/Download.html>.

I think that with the advent of SpotLight, some other changes would  
be more helpful (sic). If the documentation of the packages is in PDF  
(instead of DVI), Spotlight would be able to index these files. This  
in turn would make it a lot easier to find documentation, or ways to  
achieve some effects (even if you didn't know the name of the package  
or the documentation name beforehand). Without looking, do you know  
the name of the documentation file that accompanies graphics.sty and  

The usefulness could be enhanced even further if a certain keyword or  
tag would be embedded in all documentation files (apart from the  
author supplied ones (something like "TeXDocumentation"), because  
searches can then be limited to files know to contain tex documentation.

Maarten--------------------- Info ---------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
           & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Post: <mailto:MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list