[OS X TeX]

jkock jkock at start.no
Sun Jun 11 11:22:32 CEST 2006

Samuel wrote:

> Not sure whether that's the new TeXShop or the new Alpha, but
> when I typeset mydocument.tex (using Alpha's interface) with
> mydocument.pdf already being displayed in TeXShop, the display
> no longer gets updated.
> I now have to close the pdf before typesetting is complete in
> order to have the updated pdf open in TeXShop (very nicely it
> opens with the same window settings though).
> (I'm using TeXShop 2.10, AlphaX 8.0.2, Mac OS X 10.4.6.)
> SL

Pete wrote:

> With GNU Emacs and AUCTeX it still works.

Hello Samuel, hello Pete,

thanks for the reports, I would like to look into this and see if I can
sort it out.  The interaction between Alpha and TeXShop is crucial to my
own work, and luckily everything works flawlessly for me.  But since
I do not have OSX 10.4, I have to work with TeXShop Version 1.35 (v1.35e).

The Alpha version you mention is well-known: it is the one that was
released after several years of beta testing, and after one year in code
freeze.  (Personally I laugh at that release, because it took so long to
get out, but at least it is considered very stable.)

As to the TeXShop version, do you mean 2.10beta? the new beta release,
which is full of internal reorganisation, and known to have some
transitional problems?

Did you try other combinations, like for example the old Alpha you
had, calling the new TeXShop beta, or the new Alpha calling the old

Sorry for asking silly questions, but can you confirm that the following
TeXShop preferences are checked:  ConfigureForExternalEditor and
AutomaticPreviewUpdate ?

Pete, I know you are a power emacs user -- would you look in the
appropriate .el file and report how emacs calls TeXShop?  As you can guess
from my remarks above, I suspect the error is with TeXShop 2.10b, so if the
refresh still works with emacs, it must be because Alpha and emacs call
TeXShop in different ways.  (Or it can be because you two have some 
difference in TeXShop setup...)

Alpha calls TeXShop via [exec open -a TeXShop], and then explicitly
refreshes it by sending an 'Rrdf' Apple event to TeXShop.  (This last
step should not really be necessary, since TeXShop is supposed to refresh
automatically, but for backward compatibility with some older TeXShop
versions the refresh is also sent explicitly.)

Thanks again.


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