[OS X TeX] Feature request on TeXShop's "Experiment" mechanism

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Thu May 28 09:36:36 CEST 2015

On 28/05/2015, at 7.08, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:

> On May 27, 2015, at 3:35 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> This would not be hard to do with an AppleScript macro, as TeXShop does "experiments" by constructing file.tex and the corresponding file.pdf in a subfolder of your temporary folder, the precise path being reported in the "file console" window, and one could simply copy those (or just the .pdf) to any location where you have permission to write.
> A TeXShop AppleScript macro implementing approximately this description is now available from
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3825336/TeX/index.html
> as SaveExperiment.zip. Its effect is to save the most recent output from Edit->Experiment... as a .tex,.pdf pair under a name and folder of your choice.

Fine! It works like a charm!

As to my other request (selecting a rectangle from the typeset window and dragging it to the desktop), I guess the alternative option of doing it by taking a screenshot takes exactly the same work. In TeXShop you choose the file type of the dragged rectangle in Preferences, while for the System screenshot this is PNG by default, but can be changed with Terminal commands, as explained in <http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X>.

Thanks again, Michael,


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