[OS X TeX] Macro sheets in TeXShop?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Mar 6 15:58:45 CET 2014

On Mar 6, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2014, at 11:57 PM, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Alain,
>> Actually, and sort of to my surprise, this feature is essentially already in TeXShop. To see
>> that, look at
>> 	~/Library/TeXShop/Macros
>> and notice that there are TWO macros files there:
>> 	Macros_Latex.plist
>> 	Macros_Context.plist
>> Moreover, when ConTeXt is chosen as typesetting engine in the pulldown toolbar menu,
>> the ConTeXt macros appear and the Macro editor is able to edit those macros.
>> This feature of TeXShop was added during a TUG conference several years ago because
>> Hans Hagen was giving a workshop on ConTeXt and wanted Macros specifically designed
>> for ConTeXt. It hasn't received any work since then.
>> If you had a macros file in ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros for xetex, I don't know if that
>> file would be used if xetex were chosen.
>> But it should be an easy matter to add code that would name a macros file and
>> selected that whenever the top document had
>> 	% !TEX macros = special-macros
>> near the top. I'll see what I can do.
> I truly was not expecting this and am a bit overwhelmed. I mean, I have been picking from my ever expanding list of macros for many years  and lived to tell the tale. It's just that I suddenly thought "Wouldn't it be nice if ...." and indeed "was wondering" and fired the post while taking a break from the Magnum Opus. Even if, somehow, it doesn't work, thanks very much for considering the matter.
> Somewhat embarrassed regards
> --schremmer
> P.S. I just checked ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros and indeed found:
> 	Macros_Context.plist                 Jul 3, 2011, 12:18 PM
> 	Macros_Latex.plist			Yesterday, 11.11 AM
> as well as
> 	Macros_Latex~.plist			Yesterday, 11.10 AM
> (No idea how this last came to be.)


Until Dick Koch changes things you could also simply use the Macros Editor to create sub-menus with the required sub-categories and put the macro sets in those sub-categories to make them easier to find/select.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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