[OS X TeX] viewing and comparing files

Elliott Roper elliott at yrl.co.uk
Thu Jul 14 21:11:22 CEST 2016

> On 14 Jul 2016, at 19:36, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
> This is specifically a TeXShop question.  Using the editor that comes with TeXShop, is it possible to use a split screen with the two windows showing two different files?  Alternatively, is there a way to make the preview window not be full screen?  I have in mind two somewhat related scenarios.  One is comparing two pdf’s side by side, the other comparing a pdf with its source file, side by side.  Specifically, I am trying to view a solution manual written for an earlier version of a book with the “printed” (that is, pdf) current version of the book itself.  As my default settings are, a preview window takes up the whole screen, so I can’t view the two “printed” versions side by side.  I *can* view a preview with related source file, because source file pages are in windows fitted to a smaller size.  But of course the thing I am asking about (or for?) would allow such side-by-side viewing.

Elliott Roper
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Here's a not specifically TeXshop suggestion. I think it works for both your scenarios.

If you have El Capitan you might try Split View which is baked into the system. I use it a bit with ltx source (Aquamacs) and the PDF output (Preview) side by side.  It is very pretty and works with just about any pair of windows. 

Type "Split View" into Apple help for directions.
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