[OS X TeX] Skim SKAutoReloadFileUpdate

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Dec 19 20:17:49 CET 2008

On 19 dec 2008, at 19:32, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> The above looks like a good summary indeed but, err …  what is the  
> advantage of Skim over whatever viewer TeXShop uses (Preview?)

I prefer BBEdit as my text editor, so I need a separate pdf-viewer.

Preview really doesn't work as a previewer for BBEdit, as there is no  
AppleScript support. The current version will reload a pdf file if the  
file has changed, and preview is (manually or by a script) brought to  
the foreground.

TeXShop as a preview interferes too much with my workflow, my scripts  
will handle the typesetting in a way that I like them (including the  
use of draft mode at the early stages of a multi-run document build).

Skim does exactly what I need, with the nice control through  


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