[OS X TeX] "Paste Spreadsheet Cells" and csv2latex

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sun Feb 21 00:39:57 CET 2010

On Feb 20, 2010, at 6:23 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> On Feb 20, 2010, at 21:05, David Messerschmitt wrote:
>> As one of those lazy users who just wants things to work without a  
>> lot of fuss, I was excited to find the Macros Help in TexShop 2.31  
>> describing a Default Applescript Macro "Paste Spreadsheet Cells".  
>> With considerable excitement I went to the TexShop Macros- 
>> >Applescript menu to look for it, and was disappointed that it was  
>> not listed. Assuming this refers to csv2latex, I then looked for  
>> csv2latex among the macro menus and could not find it either. Am I  
>> missing something simple? It would be great if this useful macro  
>> was available without a lot of installation fuss.

> csv2latex is located in /Applications/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/ 
> TeXShop/bin/csv2latex at least on my computer. For you it might be  
> best to choose TeXShop.app as a start.
> Copy the shell script to the bin specified in the Applescript, if it  
> is the Applescript given in the comments of csv2latex, then it has  
> to /usr/local/bin.

No, you don't need to do this.  All you need to do is have TeXShop  
regenerate its macros by trashing your ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros folder  
(saving any of your own macros into a file beforehand.)

> Anyway, don't forget to enable the assitive devices in System  
> Preferences/Universal access.

This certainly isn't necessary for csv2latex to work.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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