[OS X TeX] Editing with a TeXShop bug

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 03:16:59 CEST 2009

On Sep 29, 2009, at 10:11 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Sep 29, 2009, at 8:32 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> TeXShop has a bug;
>> When you hit Apple B the whole source is boldfaced. Hit Apple Z  
>> and the whole source reverts to normal as it should. Now start  
>> typing. The source you are typing is boldfaced.
>> Since I am not a good typist, it happens to me a bit more than I  
>> would like.
>> BUT: it finally occurred to me that this is an excellent way to  
>> see what I am adding to the source when I am editing since the  
>> "bug" survives typesetting.
>> Of course, if you close and re-open the source everything is back  
>> to normal.
>> So, in fact,
>> TeXShop has a very nice editing feature.
>> Happy regards
>> --schremmer
> Howdy,
> I've always disliked the use of Cmd-B and Cmd-I assigned to setting  
> the SOURCE text into Bold or Italic; they would be much better sued  
> to run macros that inserted the selection into \textbf{...} and  
> \emph{...}. I dislike those shortcuts enough that I've removed them  
> in a personal build of TeXShop.

Long time ago I indeed reassigned Cmd-I but hadn't bothered to do the  
same because, of course, I don't use bold very much at all.
> When you set Cmd-B all of the present text is converted to Bold and  
> anything you then add will also be bold. By doing a Cmd-Z you undo  
> the change to existing text but the Bold toggle is still turned on.

Ah! makes excellent sense. Too bad I couldn't think of it myself.

Grateful regards

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