[OS X TeX] Extending the file open dialog to support arbitrary URLs

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed May 7 18:25:42 CEST 2014

On May 7, 2014, at 11:08 AM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:

> Came across the command for converting a wikipedia page into a .pdf (using LaTeX):
> pandoc -s --latex-engine=xelatex -r html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Dates_and_numbers/Archive_142 -o archive_142.pdf
> and was struck by how convenient it would be to be able to use TeXshop to open up arbitrary files on the 'net, using pandoc  &c. to convert them to latex files
> Would this be something to build into TeXshop? If File | Open wouldn't be suitable, could we add a File | Import from URL?
> William


Would this workflow be a job for Automator?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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