[OS X TeX] Skim SKAutoReloadFileUpdate

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 20:50:45 CET 2008

  Dec 19, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2008, at 10:32 AM, 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 believe TeXShop uses its own internal viewer.  Skim was primarily  
> intended for annotating and reading documents on-screen, and that's  
> still where most of its features are directed.

 From looking at their site, this was my impression.

On Dec 19, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> I prefer BBEdit as my text editor,

I am NOT going to ask what the advantage over TeXShop is.

> 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  
> AppleScript.

And since I couldn't script Apple to save my life …

I apologize for this idle curiosity but I am inveterately curious and  
this is how I learnt most of what I know.

Grateful regards

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