[Mac OS X TeX] wish for TeXShop: rulers in preview

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William F. Adams


Troy Goodson asked:
> I'm looking at a preview of PDF in TeXShop, wondering if the
> right-hand side of a certain table is within the right-hand margin of
> the page...  I can understand that it might be difficult for TeXShop
> to look inside my .tex file and figure out my margins, but if it
> could just display horizontal and vertical rulers, I'd be pretty
> happy.

NO!

This is an excellent example of how one should choose to extend the
environment as a whole, instead of making an individual program more
complex than it needs to be.

There were a number of ruler programs for NeXT/OPENstep, and it's to be
hoped that someone will port one or more of these to Mac OS X---once
ported, it would then be available for use in _any_ Mac OS X program.

Then, if Apple would just add a system-level option for inputting the
dpi/size ratio of the current monitor, one could get back to true
WYSIWYG (as opposed to having a list of on-screen percentages and their
real-world equivalents taped to the monitor :(

William


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Troy Goodson


<x-flowed>At 9:10 AM -0400 6/15/01, William Adams wrote:

>Troy Goodson asked:
>>  I'm looking at a preview of PDF in TeXShop, wondering if the
>  > right-hand side of a certain table is within the right-hand margin of
>>  the page...  I can understand that it might be difficult for TeXShop
>>  to look inside my .tex file and figure out my margins, but if it
>>  could just display horizontal and vertical rulers, I'd be pretty
>>  happy.
>
>NO!
>
>This is an excellent example of how one should choose to extend the
>environment as a whole, instead of making an individual program more
>complex than it needs to be.
>
>There were a number of ruler programs for NeXT/OPENstep, and it's to be
>hoped that someone will port one or more of these to Mac OS X---once
>ported, it would then be available for use in _any_ Mac OS X program.

thanks for setting me straight, William.  Not coming from NeXT, the
solution I usually see first is to add to an individual application.
It never even occurred to me that this could be solved with a ruler
service.

Do you recall the names of any of these ruler programs? a URL or two?
I'd like to see what NeXT has had.

Troy.

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William F. Adams


Troy asked:
> Do you recall the names of any of these ruler programs?

SW (Stephen Wacker?) Ruler.app, RightBrain had one too, I think, not
sure if it's mentioned at www.rightbrain.com or no.

> a URL or two?
> I'd like to see what NeXT has had.

I've got one installed on my Cube... I'll try to do up a page one it
next (thus far all I've gotten done is TouchType.app....)

http://members.aol.com/willadams/gnustep/apps/type/touchtype.html
(still need to integrate that link....)

also the font panel:
http://members.aol.com/willadams/gnustep/type/index.html

William

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Troy Goodson


<x-flowed>At 10:33 AM -0400 6/15/01, William Adams wrote:

>Troy asked:
>>  Do you recall the names of any of these ruler programs?
>
>SW (Stephen Wacker?) Ruler.app, RightBrain had one too, I think, not
>sure if it's mentioned at www.rightbrain.com or no.
>
>>  a URL or two?
>>  I'd like to see what NeXT has had.
>
>I've got one installed on my Cube... I'll try to do up a page one it
>next (thus far all I've gotten done is TouchType.app....)
>
>http://members.aol.com/willadams/gnustep/apps/type/touchtype.html
>(still need to integrate that link....)
>
>also the font panel:
>http://members.aol.com/willadams/gnustep/type/index.html
>

there's also info on TouchType at
http://www.macobserver.com/columns/whatsnext/articles/091797.shtml


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