[OS X TeX] Macro sheets in TeXShop?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 05:49:45 CET 2014

On Mar 5, 2014, at 11:41 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Mar 5, 2014, at 8:32 PM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com 
>> > wrote:
>>> I write essentially three different kinds of LaTeX---for text. for  
>>> ancillaries, and for the code to manage the ancillaries---and I  
>>> have different stylesheets for each kind.
>>> I was wondering if there could similarly, somehow, be different  
>>> TeXShop macrosheets as I end up never using more than about one  
>>> third of my (many) macros---which third depending on the kind of  
>>> LaTeX I am writing.
>>> Not too hopeful regards (inasmuch as I am running TeXShop 2.47  
>>> under 10.5.8 on a PPC.)
>>> --schremmer
>> Howdy,
>> Glad you're not too hopeful! :-) But not because you're running  
>> 2.47 since that hasn't changed. There is only one file that holds  
>> all macros so you can't partition it and easily switch; especially  
>> from within TeXShop.
>> Good Luck,
> There may be something you can do along these lines. TeXShop stores  
> macros in plist files kept in ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros under one of  
> three names: Macros_LaTeX.plist, Macros_Context.plist,  
> Macros_TeX.plist. The macros menu it displays seems to depend on the  
> second menu from the left in the window containing your source, but  
> that choice can be overridden at processing time by a
> % !TEX TS-program =
> line in your file. Unfortunately, TeXShop does not store your choice  
> of the menu entry second from the left, which makes for more manual  
> work. But, if you accept that, you can arrange for a macro list for  
> "ancillaries" (as ConTeXt) and for "code" (as TeX), reserving "text"  
> as LaTeX.

That looks like cheating, the kind I like. Right now, it's getting a  
bit late but I will see exactly how it goes sometimes in the next few  
days and I will let you know.

Grateful regards

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