[OS X TeX] Adding menu item and shortcut to TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 15 17:13:23 CET 2009

On Feb 15, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Kirk Lowery wrote:

> Well, when I have a document with bibtex or biblatex citations, I have
> to run bibtex a lot. The key shortcut is nice, cmd-shift-B. But then I
> have to move from the keyboard to the mouse or touchpad to click on
> the dropdown box, select XeLaTeX, and then either click "Typeset" or
> cmd-t. I write documents with lots of citations, so it would speed
> matters up and allow my hands to remain on the keyboard.
> Well, this is the situation I was afraid was the case. Okay, feature
> request! ;-)
> Thanks to all who responded.
> Kirk


You might consider using the xelatexmk engine which will run xelatex,  
bibtex and/or makeindex and then the necessary additional runs of  
xelatex to resolve all (cross-)references. Look in ~/Library/TeXShop/ 
Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/ for information on activating the latexmk  
engines. Once the engines are active add the line

%%!TEX TS-program = xelatexmk

to the top of the file. Then Cmd-T will run xelatex via the latexmk  
program which will take care of the complete processing of the file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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