preview in TexShop was: Re: [OS X TeX] FYI: Smultron

Richard Seguin riseguin at
Fri Mar 23 18:45:46 CET 2007

On Mar 23, 2007, at 5:13 AM, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Christian Burk wrote:
>> Am 23.03.2007 um 03:50 schrieb Axel E. Retif:
>>> On Mar 22, 2007, at 20:30 , Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 22 Mar 2007, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>>>> On 22 Mar, 2007, at 19:33 , Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 22 Mar 2007, Christian Burk wrote:
>>>>>>> Am 22.03.2007 um 18:34 schrieb Gary L. Gray:
>>>>>>> [...]
>>>>>>>> Is there a way to invoke typesetting from within Smultron so  
>>>>>>>> that the preview in TeXShop is then updated?
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>>> It seems that I found a way. You just have to set up TS for  
>>>>>>> using with an external editor, add typeset button and engine  
>>>>>>> menu to the preview window of TS. Then open up the tex files  
>>>>>>> in smultron and when you have added it and saved you can  
>>>>>>> typeset it via the preview window of TS.
>>>>>> From within Emacs, I can't get preview in TexShop updated, and  
>>>>>> if I close TexShop, then it opens always on page 1.
>>>>>> I think this has to do with TeXShop not with Emacs, despite  
>>>>>> that I have in
>>>>>> TeXShop Preferences -> External Editor -> Automatic Preview  
>>>>>> Update (checked)
>>>>> You have to check also ``Configure for External Editor'' in the  
>>>>> Document tab of Preferences.
>>>> I've checked it. Irritatingly, TexShop still does not work as it  
>>>> is supposed to:
>>>> - TexShop re-opens always on the 1st page, not on the last  
>>>> viewed page.
>>>> - if TeXShop is left opened with the pdf displayed, it doesn't  
>>>> update
>>>> with new typesetting.
>>> How strange! I just checked and it does for me.[...]
>> That behaviour could be caused by the selected language. When I  
>> try to use TS with german, the behaviour after I checked  
>> "Configure for External Editor" was not as expected. I tried  
>> "Open..." a document and it still opened the pdf _and_ the code  
>> window. After I switched to englisch everything seems to be fine.
> Everything on my MBP is in English. This failure is really  
> irritating, esp because it works for (some of) you, at seems does  
> not work in some circumstances.

Have you tried deleting the TeXShop .plist file? This causes TeXShop  
to write a fresh default copy of this file at startup, and then at  
which time you would have to reset your own preferences. Sometimes  
this solves strange program behavior, and in fact worked for me once  
when TeXShop wasn't doing what it was supposed to be doing.

Richard Séguin
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