[Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available

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[Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available

Gary L. Gray


<x-flowed>TeXShop 1.1 was released this weekend. As you can see below, we now
have the option of typesetting to dvi files so that we no longer have
to convert eps files to pdf before including them in LaTeX documents.
I haven't tried this yet, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that I
will have fewer font problems. Now if only Adobe would release a
Carbon version of Illustrator.

In addition, teTeX now has a very nice installer and includes GhostScript.

Looks good!

The following changes were made in version 1.1:

*  TeXShop has an additional typesetting mode which runs latex to
produce a dvi file, dvips to convert it to a postscript file, and
ps2pdf to convert the postscript to pdf. A menu item allows users to
change between this typesetting engine and pdflatex. In the new mode,
eps illustrations can be used without conversion, postscript special
commands work, and certain bitmap fonts which do not correctly
display using pdflatex can be seen. Thanks to Sean Luke for providing
the original script for this mode, and to Gerben Wierda for polishing
the script and including it in teTeX.
*  TeXShop preferences have been modified to work with a new
compilation of teTeX.
*  The previous version of TeXShop did not correctly indicate changes
made to tex source after saving to disk, so users could close the
file without being asked if they wanted to save changes. This is
fixed.
*  The previous version did not allow users to save changes made to
bibtex files. This is fixed.

Version 1.1 of TeXShop is accompanied by a new compilation of teTeX
by Gerben Wierda. The new compilation has numerous bug fixes and
improvements, including

*  teTeX comes with an installer; the Terminal program is no longer
needed during installation.
*  Both teTeX and ghostscript are installed. Ghostscript is used by a
few new teTeX programs.
*  teTeX and pdftex have been upgraded to the latest versions.
*  Bibtex now works with files using Macintosh line feed conventions,
so such files need no longer be converted before being used.
*  teTeX has been configured so users can install their own style
files, fonts, etc. in ~/Library/teTeX. Therefore the file texmf.cnf
does not need to be reconfigured, as in the past.
*  Texconfig can handle pdftex.
*  ConTeXt has been upgraded to the latest version.
*  Texinfo has been upgraded to the latest version.
*  The bbold font now works.
*  Epstopdf.sty has been added.
*  An aldpdftex script, used by the new TeXShop typesetting mode, has
been added.
*  The new version of pdftex accepts many pdf illustrations which
were mangled by earlier versions.


You can see my info on the new TeXShop at:

<http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/>

or you can head straight for the TeXShop web site at:

<http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html>
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[Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available

Arthur E. Ogus


Does the texhsop installer now include xdvi?

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[Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available

Lawrence C Paulson
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> Now if only Adobe would release a Carbon version of Illustrator.

Freehand 10 is Carbon and a free 30-day demo can be downloaded from Macromedia.

Has anybody tried it?  Is it a good replacement for Illustrator for editing
.eps vector graphics, including Textures typeset output?
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Freehand vice Illustrator (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] TeXShop 1.1 is available)

William F. Adams


I'm a long-time FreeHand user (and use Altsys Virtuoso 2.0 on my NeXT
Cube---it was the direct antecedent of Freehand v4, which was
essentially a port of that program to Mac/Windows)

I find FreeHand to be much more efficient and flexible than Illustrator,
with a nicer, more useful featureset. It's also better at handling
multiple page documents.

The Demo is decent (though Carbon and not Cocoa :( and for those not
expecting Virtuoso's level of integration and Display PostScript
features, is okay---but there's no .eps parser, so one must wash
documents through .pdf (and Freehand 10 seems _very_ capable of editing .pdfs)

William

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