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

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Mon May 18 21:54:56 CEST 2020

Perfect! thank you.

> On 18 May2020, at 2:58 PM, Martin Costabel <costabel at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> In Luis Sequeira's method you can easily remove trailing blanks. Just write
> " *$" (without quotes) instead of "$" (without quotes) in the search box.
> -- 
> Martin
> 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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