[texhax] BBedit WAS: Question

Firestone, Elaine R. (HQ-279.0)[SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC] elaine.r.firestone at nasa.gov
Wed Jan 20 15:29:45 CET 2010

Speaking of external editors, we want to use BBedit as ours, but can't seem to find a source for it, i.e., where do you buy it? Anyone know? 

BTW, I still haven't found out how to make the Bank Gothic font usable in TeXShop, so if anyone's coming in to this late and can help me...


On Jan 19, 2010, at 6:33 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> Tom,
>>> [...]
>>> You can configure it in TeXShop -> Preferences -> Preview tab:
>>> under ``External Editor'' check ``Automatic Preview Update''. Also,
>>> if you want TeXShop to act always as a previewer only, in the Source
>>> tab, under ``On Startup'', check ``Configure for External Editor''.
>> I think this should be standard ad not hidden away like that.  I can't
>> see why you won't want to always update!  Computers should be
>> responsive lively things, not donkeys that pull back on the rope all
>> the time.
> I can't help but quote Knuth: "The TeXbook", p. 9:
> 	Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
> And it is not hidden at all ---it's right there in big letters in Preferences.
> Now ---TeXShop updates automatically the PDF when you use it's own editor, but it allows you to use its PDF preview part with an external editor: you just have to check that option in its Preferences.
>> TeXShop has two things that prevent me from using it:
>> 1. The windows seem tiny and cramped and it wasn't obvious how to
>> resize things or to easily change the font size in the editing window.
> William answered this.
>> 2. I can't use my favorite editor (vim) in the editing window, so
>> would have to use up time futzing with the mouse.
> Of course you can! You can edit in Vim and have TeXShop updating the PDF in the background. I often use both TeXShop and Skim in this way with Emacs.
> Best,
> Axel
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