[OS X TeX] Multiple-page editing

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 16:32:07 CET 2010

On Jan 13, 2010, at 8:58 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2010, at 12:18 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> I am afraid that I did not make myself clear.
>> In TeXShop 2.26 (Yes, I dared to upgrade.)
>> Preview > Display Format 	>	Single Page
>> 							Double Page
>> 							Multipage
>> 							Double Multipage
>> I am using Multipage, that is the pages scroll vertically. This is  
>> nice when you have a paragraph starting at the bottom of one page  
>> and continuing onto the next page. You can then scroll in such a  
>> way that the "interpage" space  (between the two pages) is in the  
>> middle of the screen so that you can see both the bottom of the  
>> first page and the top of the next page and thus the whole  
>> paragraph as if it were on a single page (modulo the interpage space)
>> So far, so good.
>> What happens when I typeset is that the preview scrolls  
>> automatically so that the space between the two pages goes to the  
>> nearer of the top and the bottom of the window instead of staying  
>> put so that now you see only one page and to see your paragraph,  
>> you have to scroll again to place the interpage space back in the  
>> middle of the screen					
> Howdy,
> I know I've experienced the page display ``slipping'' upward with  
> each compile when the page break was in the upper half of the  
> preview screen. Probably even discussed this on the list.
> I just tried again placing the page break near the middle of the  
> preview screen, changing the source and recompiling (as I remember  
> --- you don't really have to change the source, just recompile)

True, you don't.

> and the page break doesn't move. I'm using TeXShop 2.29 but I have  
> a feeling this is more a PDFKit thing than TeXShop and I'm running  
> Snow Leopard. I just tested on my PowerBook running Leopard and  
> again, no slippage when recompiling. So, maybe updating your OS to  
> a Leopard of some spot color (10.5) might ``solve'' the problem. :-)

Now this is a VERY STRONG incentive for me to abandon the Tiger.

But first I am going to install TeXLive on my wife's iMac which runs  
under Leopard and see how nice it is.

Now TeXShop is near perfect: all that is missing is the ability to  
collapse sections. (Give them a hand and they will want your arm.)

Grateful regards

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