[texworks] Auto-completion - Document Jumps

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 04:25:30 CEST 2011


Although there are always rough edges that surface in any project, and
I don't want to overstate it, but the clear careful thinking that
Jonathan and the others had at the very beginning of this project
often continues to come out and make things like this possible.

May sound funny, but I've often noticed that there is a sort of
symmetry in careful project design policy, where one instance of a
thoughtful approach to something, often lends itself to other at first
unrecognised needs latter.

When things are done knowledgeably and with wisdom and understanding,
it generates a kind of conceptual depth that reaps other rewards.

Haste and expediency can undo all of that!

Sort of a practical/functional side to --
patterns in design | designs in pattern

May be without commercial pressures for production geared around
market revenues, OpenSource, if it does not invent its own needless
pressures, can eventually go further than some commercial approaches
can take us?

:)  Paul

On 15 June 2011 12:47, David J. Perry <hospes.primus at verizon.net> wrote:
> Paul,
> This is a very useful trick!  I often need to mark spots in a long document
> and go back and forth.  Thanks.
> David
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul A Norman" <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>
> To: "Discuss the TeXworks front end." <texworks at tug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:10 PM
> Subject: [texworks] Auto-completion - Document Jumps
>> Aside from auto-completion, any number of the following can be
>> sprinkled through a document ...
>> %•
>> %:  <text> if you want a strong Tags entry•
>> ... and they provide a convenient keyboard jump to location using
>> Crtl-<TAB> (forwards),
>> and SHIFT-Crtl-<TAB> (backwards)
>> -- useful when editing in one place and then needing to mark and go
>> elsewhere  and pick something up and go back etc etc
>> On Windows (Xp at least) with Number Lock on using the Numeric Keypad
>> <ALT key> 0149
>> Should get you a bullet (for more see
>> http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/2008/02/13/how-to-make-keyboard-bullets-stars-hearts-french-accents-copyright-symbols-more-with-the-alt-key/
>> )
>> MacOS I think -  Option+8
>> Use the Keycaps program to check where various characters are on your
>> keyboard?
>> Linux varies?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_(typography)
>> Paul
>> P.S. a simple script for inserting bullets if keyboard is too difficult
>> // TeXworksScript
>> // Title:  Make Bullet
>> // Description: Inserts a bullet for autocompletion
>> // Author:  Paul Norman
>> // Version: 0.1
>> // Date: 2011-03-05
>> // Script-Type: standalone
>> // Context: TeXDocument
>> // Shortcut: Alt+M, Alt+B
>> TW.target.insertText("\u2022");

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