[OS X TeX] list of abreviatures in alfabetical order

Sr Sur igaoss at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 11:49:28 CET 2010

Ok, Luis!!

Thanks, I'll try it!!.

On 12 March 2010 10:48, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:

> > hi everybody!!,
> >
> > I must to do a list of abreviatures ({description}) and I looked for a
> way
> > to automatically order the list alphabetically... I didn´t find
> anything..
> > Is there any way to order a list of items?? or.. Is there any package to
> > perform this kind of lists (abreviatures, list of chemical
> reactives...)??
> >
> It is very easy to sort anything alphabetically, at least in Snow Leopard.
> Here is what I do in my mac to sort lines:
>        1- select the lines I wish to sort (in TeXShop, Mail, or whatever)
>        2- press a keyboard shortcut
>        3- there is no step 3
> The way to achieve this magic is to use, or create, a very simple Service,
> using Automator.
> You may create something like this (a quick hack, but good enough; it seems
> to add a blank line before the sorted lines, but that is not a huge deal):
>        Open Automator
>        Choose to create a Service
>        In the upper right, set it to "Receive text" in "any application"
>        Mark the checkbox that says "replace text"
>        Add a single action of kind "Run Shell Script" (it is within the
> group "Utilities")
>        In the content part, just write the following (without the quotes):
> "sort"
>        Save it and give a reasonable name (say, sort)
>        (optionally) in System Preferences->Services, give it a keyboard
> shortcut
> Now, you can sort as I do :-)
> Luis Sequeira
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Atte: Sr. Sur
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