[OS X TeX] TeXShop: a way to automate terminating each line in a block with a comment symbol

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon May 18 20:58:45 CEST 2020

In Luis Sequeira's method you can easily remove trailing blanks. Just write
" *$" (without quotes) instead of "$" (without quotes) in the search box.


On 17/05/20 21:36, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> It’s worth saying three things for this procedure:
> (a) This method is possible only when using the OgreKit Find Panel.
> (b) It does not work as I’d expect if there are trailing blanks in one
> of the block’s lines, as it leaves those unwanted blanks there.
> (c) [of course] one also has to check the “Selection” option of the
> Scope section in the OgreKit Find Panel.
> ** It would still be very nice to have a TeXShop menu items, or at least
> a macro, to do this operation.
> Compare, for example, BBEdit, where after selecting a block of lines,
> one uses the Text > Prefix/Suffix Lines menu item and then just enters
> the desired prefix or suffix in the resulting pop-up window.  (Albeit
> that suffers from the same trailing-blank issue.) I suspect other
> programmers’ text editors have similar built-in menu items or macros.
>> On 17 May2020, at 6:37 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com
>> <mailto:lfsequeira at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 1) Select the block of text where you want to add the comment sign.
>> 2) Press Command-F to open the Find window
>> 3) Chech the box for "Regular Expressions"
>>   Make sure that you have selected Origin: "Top" and Scope: "Selection"
>>   Type "$" (without quotes) in the search box
>>   Type "%" (without quotes) in the replace box
>>   Press Replace All
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