[OS X TeX] Syntax coloring of .dtx files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 1 14:40:44 CEST 2009

On Sep 1, 2009, at 5:12 AM, Vincent Verfaille wrote:

> Hi Brian and folks,
> On 31-Aug-09, at 7:27 PM, Brian Koontz wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 07:08:41PM -0400, Vincent Verfaille wrote:
>>> Would any of you know by chance an editor (or better: an extension  
>>> to
>>> TeXshop) that allows to see a .dtx file with proper syntax
>>> highlighting (for instance with a slightly different background for
>>> the documentation code), or any other tricks that helps to make the
>>> edition process lighter/simpler?
>> Vim works well for me.
> Thanks :-). Indeed, MacVim (http://code.google.com/p/macvim/) is  
> nice and efficient to color .dtx files.
> I guess that writing .dtx files is not a concern for most of TeX  
> users, so I did not expect this syntax coloring functionality to  
> exist for most editors... But I am willing to be surprised :-)
> Best,
> Vincent


Don't know if you've tried TeXworks, a cross-platform TeXShop  
``clone'' written by Jonathan Kew, that will be part of TeX Live 2009  
(and therefore MacTeX) distribution. Information is at <http://www.tug.org/texworks/ 
 > and a OS X binary is available at <http://code.google.com/p/texworks/downloads/list 
 >. Oh... it's still an early version so niceties like macros and  
printing of source or pdf aren't there yet.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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