[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 48, Issue 1

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sat Oct 1 21:23:06 CEST 2011

On Oct 1, 2011, at 3:15 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> But what I want is a way to type "some text" and have it changed -- preferably automatically -- to the LaTeX form ``some text''.

This is pretty much standard TeXShop behaviour. If it's not there are two things you need to check:

In the Source menu -> Key Bindings, you should have the following entry:

Input	Output
"		``#SEL##INS#''

If it's not there, add it. In the output window the '' is two single quotes, not one double quote.

If it is there, in your main TeXShop Preferences, (Source tab) make sure that "Key Bindings" is checked. (It's in the section of the preferences labeled "Editor").


> How?
> Surely this is a desirable, even essential, feature of any LaTeX-friendly editor?
> Or have I once again been spoiled by WinEdt under Windows, which of course makes that substitution if you enable to preference for it.
> On 10/1/11 3:00 PM, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu wrote:
> Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:36:17 -0700
> From: Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] how enable smart quotes of LaTeX kind
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Murray, Go to the Edit menu, and select Substitutions. It is a submenu; select the
> “Smart Quotes”item The menu is “document by document”, as are most TeXShop menus.
> So the document you want this to affect must be active when you select the menu.
> TeXShop will remember the last choices for the “Substitutions” submenu and use
> them the next time you start. Having said all of this, smart quotes are seldom
> useful in TeXShop because they don’t insert “TeX code”, but instead just insert
> quotes directly. This might work in XeTeX or LuaTeX (I haven’t checked) but not
> in ordinary LaTeX. Dick Koch
> On Sep 30, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> In TeXShop 2.43, I don't understand how to use the Edit > Substitutions dialog so that if I type, say
>>  "hello world"
>> it will automatically be changed to the LaTeX markup:
>> ``hello world''
>> I don't see any choice to get the latter.
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