[OS X TeX] help

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 29 15:09:15 CET 2008

On Feb 28, 2008, at 10:58 PM, Ari Stern wrote:

> Yes, that's correct.  I probably could have been more clear -- the
> brackets and ellipses are not necessary.  All you need to do is put
> \iffalse before the block of text and \fi at the end of the block.


I find this a bit dangerous. If the code being commented out happens  
to ave an unbalanced \fi you'll have unintentional behavior. For  
ordinary text there shouldn't be a problem.

It is so easy to comment/uncomment multiple lines in TeXShop (and many  
other text editors that support (La)TeX) that I never use \iffalse... 
\fi any more. It is also much more obvious that the code is commented  
out if you use %... .

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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