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

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu May 14 20:00:13 CEST 2015

On May 7, 2014, at 12:08 PM, I 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?

I was wondering if anyone had had occasion to look at or consider this.

In particular, now that pandoc supports Mediawiki markup, it'd be way cool to be able to access the raw markup for such files when importing them.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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