[OS X TeX] Custom TexShop tags?

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at engr.psu.edu
Tue Mar 3 21:42:51 CET 2009


very interesting - and a lot of info to digest.


Themis Matsoukas
matsoukas at engr.psu.edu

On Mar 2, 2009, at 3:51 PM, Danny Baillie wrote:

> On 3/03/2009, at 2:59 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> TS recognizes \chapter, \section etc and produces book mark tags. Is
>> it possible  for the user to define additional tags? I would like to
>> include \frametitle as a custom tag.
>> Themis
> Hi Themis,
> You can do it very easily in the source code, one of the beauties of
> open source and a tribute to Richard's easy to read code. You may not
> want to do this (for various reasons, including needing to redo it
> when there is a TeXShop version update), but I have been doing this
> for weeks and it works perfectly for me. The following is probably
> teaching you to suck eggs, but someone who is even more of a noob than
> me may find it useful. First you need to download the source (click
> near the top of http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/) then open
> TeXShop.xcodeproj (you need to have installed xcode from your OS X
> disks). Choose the menu Project, "Set Active Build Configuration" to
> "Release" (so that sparkle knows you have v2.25). Then in
> TSAppDelegate.m, add any required items to the ConTeXtTagsKey false
> section (since I use latex, not ConTeXt, currently lines 172 to 186).
> You need to add the TeX commands to the list g_taggedTeXSections and
> the text you want to appear in the list g_taggedTagSections. I've been
> using it with added bibliography and appendix tags, but I've checked
> it with frametitle just now and it works fine. I put the APPENDIX in
> all caps so that I can easily see which chapters are in the  
> appendices.
> The main reason I've been doing this, though, is so that I get an
> indented menu. I've put an extra few spaces for the section, more for
> the subsection etc as follows:
> 		g_taggedTagSections = [[NSArray alloc] initWithObjects:@"chapter: ",
> 					@"bibliography: ",
> 					@"APPENDIX: ",
> 					@"    section: ",
> 					@"        subsection: ",
> 					@"            subsubsection: ",
> 					nil];
> This saves me a lot of time every day: I can easily visually scan down
> the chapters and then the sections etc to find what I'm looking for
> (probably only worthwhile if you have more than a screenful on the
> tags menu). It will be obsolete when there are hierarchical menus (in
> TSDocument.m there is a note "Hierarchical menus would be cool...", so
> no point putting in a feature request since it's already on a to do
> list somewhere) but in the mean time it works well for me. As an
> aside, I also put the line numbers in the menu beside the tags so that
> I can navigate easily. In TSDocument.m, find the line (currently  
> 2323):
> 			titleString = [tag stringByAppendingString: titleString];
> and put the following line after
> 			titleString = [[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%5u ",lineNumber]
> stringByAppendingString: titleString];
> A better approach would be to put the tag for the current
> subsubsection in bold, but this may require the menu to be built when
> it is selected rather than when the tag is created (which is the way
> it is set up now). Line numbers are still useful, e.g. for selecting
> an entire section to move it, but Herb's keybindings (at  <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2
>> ) are probably better for that.
> When you're done, build, then get the app from the build/release
> directory and put it where you app normally goes.
> Danny
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