[OS X TeX] Adding menu item and shortcut to TeXShop
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 15 17:04:09 CET 2009
On Feb 15, 2009, at 9:20 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2009, at 7:28 AM, Kirk Lowery wrote:
>> I've been trying to add XeLaTeX to the Typeset menu item in
>> TeXShop. I
>> modified KeyEquivalents.plist but apparently it only will modify the
>> short cut for an already existing menu item. Or is
>> KeyEquivalents.plist the right way to do this and I'm doing it wrong?
>> So, to start with, is it possible to add a menu item to TeXShop's
>> default menus?
> The KeyEquivalents.plist file is meant to be a way to change
> keyboard shortcuts. There seems to be a problem with it and it
> doesn't work as advertised. It is NOT meant to change the Menu
> System. this can only be changed by working with resources and re-
> compiling TeXShop.
> You can only get xelatex as an engine file which is observable in
> the drop down list on the Source/Preview Window's Tool Bar. The
> easiest way to tell TeXShop to use the xelatex engine is to place
> the line
> %%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
> at the top of your file. I'd also add the line
> %%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> after it to guarantee TeXShop knows how to read and save the file.
> I've made a Template file (stored in ~/Library/TeXShop/Templates)
> which has those lines as well as my ``standard'' preamble for
> setting up fonts.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
One thing I forgot to mention... Once you have that line at the top of
your file TeXShop will execute that engine using the Typeset->Typeset
(Cmd-T) menu item.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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