[OS X TeX] A question from a new member

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Oct 18 00:10:21 CEST 2006

On Oct 17, 2006, at 3:35 PM, Frederic Andres wrote:

> I have tried to install some of the files in the Texshopkit but I  
> am not sure I have done it right, above with regards to the  
> applescripts and the scripts.
> Anyhow, here are a few specifics I would like to do:


Applescript macros are installed in one of two ways depending upon  
whether they are in text form or already in the xml form. The ones in  
the TeXShopKit are in text form. Open TeXShop and open the Macro  
Editor (Macros->Open Macro Editor...). You should create a new macro  
(one of the buttons at the bottom left in the editor). Simply copy  
from the text file and paste into the Content window. Note: some of  
the macros contain bullet characters, `•', so make sure they still  
look like bullets when you open the text file. Give the macro a name  
and choose a shortcut if you want. Repeat for other macros.

> 1. would it be possible to change the color of footnotes? I mean,  
> in Winedt, the footnote are easily recognizable since they are kind  
> of highlighted in violet

I don't believe you can get color coding of footnotes in TeXShop (at  
this time at least?).

> 2. One other nice feature was that when I was using \ref, all the  
> labels present in my document were available for selection in a  
> drop-down menu. The same thing was possible for the bibliography,  
> which is very convenient.  As to the bibliography, I think I have  
> seen a Macro that was doing that, but I didn't know what to do with  
> it.

Install BibDesk and its reference/bibliography input manager (open  
BibDesk->Preferences and choose Completion). Set it up to work with  
TeXShop. Then start a \ref{ or \pageref{ command and the the first  
few letters (1 is actually enough) of the reference you want and  
press F5 to get a list of references. Doing the same with the \cite 
{ will give you a bibliography list; if you use an external  
bibliography, open the bibliography file in BibDesk first and then  
use it as above and the list will come from that bib file.

> Sorry for the dumb questions, and thanks for your help!
> Frederic

Didn't see any dumb questions. It takes a while to digest things and  
we all learn more as we go along.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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