[OS X TeX] how use DropLaTeXDiff, DropTexCount?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Mar 24 17:07:51 CET 2012

On Mar 24, 2012, at 10:52 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> The Subject rather says it all: how does one use these apps after downloading them?
> E.g., I double-click DropTeXCount.app but nothing happens. I look in TeXShop for some way to call it, but don't find any.
> Perhaps this is obvious to those already "in the know". It's not obvious to me. And there's no accessible documentation with these apps, either.


Those are Drop Scripts. 

For DropTeXCount.app: simply drop a .tex file onto the app and an htlm file will be created with the texcount information and also open in your default browser. The DropTeXCountFull.app works the same way except that the html file contains more information.

For DropLaTeXDiff.app: Drop the two .tex files you want to compare onto the app. A latexdiff.log file along with a new .tex file that can be typeset and will show the difference between the two files. The log file will state which of the two files is older and note that latexdiff finished processing. Once that last statement is in the log file you can typeset the new .tex file to see the differences marked.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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