[OS X TeX] Survey about TeXShop feature use.

Daniel Culver danielculver at mac.com
Tue Jul 3 20:57:28 CEST 2007

I am not a power user of LaTex, I do however, use LaTex and Texshop  
every day. I use them for invoices, packing list, and business  
correspondence. I use them to write confidential shop manuals, OEM  
manuals, and customer manuals. I usually have at least two manuals  
open for editing all the time. I insist my children learn as much  
LaTex as they can (my son has a good chance at Caltech, I'll bet  
he'll use it there). I've tried Smultron, Emacs, and AlphaX for LaTex  
and I write primarily in Texshop and occasionally in Texwrangler (and  
typeset from the terminal).
What do I use the most? I am always using the keystroke to switch  
between the .tex and .pdf files. I use the Texshop window open as  
large as I can, which makes scanning for commands and scrolling for  
portions, for copy and paste, very easy, but, makes proof reading  
difficult (for me) so I switch to the .pdf and then back. Since I am  
editing and re-editing integrated shop practices I find that I am  
always using the comment and un-comment keystrokes and the pull-down.  
I have found that when I have to re-work an area I just comment  
several lines below where I'm working so that I can switch files and  
get right back to where I was writing. I then un-comment and am ready  
to go. I use the tag, macro, and template menus all the time. I  
probable have fifty templates I use. I also make a lot of use of the  
edit, format and macro drop down menus.
What I would like to see added is a menu that could make it possible  
to search the doc directories in the /usr/local/gwTex/texmf.texlive/ 
doc. I am always referring to these files to learn and think that a  
window in Texshop that could open these and allow the user to  
highlight sections (at least ten) to skip back to, would be awesome.
Thank you,

danielculver at mac.com

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