[OS X TeX] tex files and mdimport

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Nov 17 20:10:22 CET 2005

On Thursday, November 17, 2005, at 10:25AM, Norm Gall <gall at spookyhill.net> wrote:

>On 17-Nov-05, at 9:47 AM, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I'm hoping that Adam Maxwell or someone else will take the lead on  
>> this
>> one and produce an importer that we all endorse.
>> When that happens (or at least when the project is truly underway)  
>> I'll
>> happily revise TeXShop to support it. Adam wrote me explaining
>> what I'd need to do to make TeXShop work with his importer.
>> I don't want to do that until it is clear that most of the front end
>> makers support the same importer.
>I don't know what Adam said to you, but if the importer has the right  
>info in it, (AFAIK) TeXShop will not have to be modified at all.

It was something I wrote to the list, I think.  TeXShop/iTeXMac/etc should declare that they edit whatever UTI the importer imports; tug.org.latex would be nice, but if we can tie it to the mactextoolbox, that's probably sufficient.  It's just a matter of editing the Info.plist for the front ends, then.

>All files with a .tex extension will be imported.
>My LaTeX importer provides this information:

Looks like your importer would be fine for this.

>I think that this does the job nicely.
>> The key goal: one importer for tex.
>Agreed. All we need is a stable UTI.

Also, I'd request that you make the importer source available (I couldn't find it last I checked); my preference is for drag-and-drop install, as well, although I suppose that's debatable.

-- Adam

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