[OS X TeX] OT: But what suggestions do TeXShop users have for collaborative writing

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 14 13:58:29 CEST 2006

On 14-jun-2006, at 3:13, John Vokey wrote:

>   Sorry for the OT post, but I was asked today, so I thought I  
> would seek further input from other TeXShop users.  When I write  
> with multiple authors who also use LaTeX, we simply swap the .tex  
> files back and forth, handling all changes and suggestions with in- 
> line comments (i.e., nothing is ever deleted, just commented out).   
> That seems to work well.  For non-tex co-authors, I send compiled  
> pdfs with in-line \marginpar{} for comments and suggestions, but,  
> of course, their comments in return are just usually emailed text.   
> I suppose CVS would work as well, but seems like overkill.  Any  
> other suggestions, especially something more TeX-like?

latexdiff is really nice. You just need the "before" and "after"  
versions of the latex sources, and you get a nicely formatted diff  
file. I usually define a special command that inserts my comments in  
a different colour.

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