[OS X TeX] Survey about TeXShop feature use.

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Sun Jul 1 23:02:39 CEST 2007

Hi Herb,

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> 1)What features of TeXShop do you use? I know we edit source files
> and compile files, I'm interested in the helpful (or not so helpful?)
> extras like Panels, Macros (text or Applescript), Command Completion,
> Auto Completion, Specialized Engines. special keyboard assignments
> (via System Preferences or other Key Binding methods) that you use to
> help you in your work. You can also include things like using the
> BibDesk InputManager for references/citations within TeXShop.

I use a fairly limited set of features, but I use them a lot. I use text
macros with keyboard commands, especially for things like tt, emph and so on.
I also use them for adding in text citations. I don't use BibTex, preferring
to work with the raw library file.

I try to keep away from the menus as much as possible, and the panels. Instead
I use the keyboard commands to activate the regular functions, like building
indexes, bibliographies, etc.

I have only recently discovered Auto Completion and am not that experienced
with it yet.

I have a bunch of templates I use for everything from standardised table
formats to header data with all my favourite macros.

With long documents the Tags menu is invaluable, although a roll up function
would be helpful in this regard.

> 2)How long have you been using TeXShop and your experience level
> (approximate) with using TeX.

I would say that I am moderately experienced (I haven't forgotten more than I
now know ;)

I started using TexShop when it first came out and have stuck with it since. I
started using LaTeX in the mid-90's.

> Just trying to get a feel about what should be discussed in such a
> ``manual.''

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