toms at ncifcrf.gov
Sun Jan 17 22:44:01 CET 2010
> See TeXShop's Help->TeXShop Help Panel for more information.
Thanks for the details.
> Are you running them as engines through TeXShop or on the command
> line directly? Do they run things a fixed number of times or until
> cross-references, etc., are resolved?
I run everything from an (UGH!) tcsh command line script called 'l'.
It's universal if not a great language. It's smart enough to know
when to run bibtex. I generally hate graphical user interfaces (GUI)
since they don't do what I want, one has to fight to learn what they
do do. Instead I use two Terminals, one with vim and the other with
an atchange watching the file. The second one is triggered by writing
the file out and does either a dvi display or complete conversion to
pdf and display (which may involve transmission of the pdf across the
internet). The advantage of this method is that I get to work quickly
in an editor and avoid fighting the mouse, but the result is the
beautifully typeset output of LaTeX. (I still don't have a smart pdf
reader that updates itself when the file changes, we've discussed this
before and no solution worked. Adobe is unable to accept user
suggestions or even acknowledge them.)
> What about packages that may create multiple bibliographies/indexes?
I haven't learned how to do this yet so they don't handle it.
Bottom line: being in an efficient editor overwhelms GUIs since it
saves so much time. So I watch TeXShop but am not inclined to convert
Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
National Institutes of Health
toms at alum.mit.edu (permanent)
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