# [TxMt] Typeset & View (PDF)

Wed Apr 4 05:04:44 UTC 2007

On Apr 3, 2007, at 2:31 AM, Alain Matthes wrote:
>>
>> Sorry, I don't really follow you here. Can't you just tell TM to
>> use latex instead? The %!TEX-program directive should work just
>> like in TeXShop.
>
> Hello  haris, it's difficult to explain because  my english is poor
> and i'm a very newbie with the shell script, perhaps I don't
> understand the script.

It's a very complicated script ;)
I am working on a cleaner ruby version of it, but it's not quite

> first  I work with Texshop only if  i want to test a tex file with
> dvi + ps because
>  with the mac there are a lot of possiblities :
> i try to be clear :
> 1) latex (dvi + ps) problem
> a) it's not necessary to use pstricks. A lot of linux users prefer
> latex  ( dvi + ps)
>    because ...they can use "special" command  with PS. And when a
> linux user work with the mac, often, he works with tex + ghoscript !
> b) dvi2ps is not an obligation, with the mac you can prefer dvitops
> the apple distiller ( with texhop in the pref, you can choose the
> distiller apple or ghoscript)
> The apple distiller is not very good but it exists.
> c) perhaps i don't understand the script but you can use a latex
> class or a package who calls pstricks. I'm not sure that's the
> script detects that ...
> d) I work only with pdflatex but i make packages and classes so i
> need to test my work
>  with pdflatex with the two ways : pdf directly ( the good way for
> me) and dvi + ps.
> e) it's more elegant to work with only one script but in this case
> perhaps it's more easy to define a shell variable :
> TM_LATEX_Option : DVI with PDF by default.

What I am saying is that if you have towards the top of your file the
line:
%!TEX TS-program = latex
then TextMate will use latex+dvi+ps+ps2pdf instead of pdflatex. Is
this not what you were asking?

As for the dvi2ps vs dvitops issue, is there anyone not using dvi2ps?
If so, what are the reasons?
>
> 2) modify the script ...
>  with the old script, i made a special variant of the script  call
> "preview"
> often i make piece of tex code and i want to compile this piece
> without complete the file
> example : i want to have a look at the result of :
>
> \begin{enumerate}\setlength{\itemsep}{15pt}
> \item aaa
> \item  bb
> \item  cc
> \end{enumerate}
>
> so in the script i've
>
> # DIR=dirname "$M" > # FILE=basename "$M"
>
> DIR="/Users/ego/Boulot/temp"
> FILE="temptex.tex"
>
> and after that
>
> cd ${TM_DIR_FOR_TEMP} > cat >temptex.tex<<EOF > \documentclass[$MY_OPT]{$MY_CLASS} > \thispagestyle{empty} > \begin{document} > \input$M
> \end{document}
> EOF
>
> i have some difficulties to insert that with the new script. I'm a
> really newbie
> i make this but it's  very brutal :
>
> run_tex () {
> "$TEX"${TM_LATEX_OPTIONS:=--shell-escape -interaction=nonstopmode -
> file-line-error-style} "$1" > } > > # Compile. > run_tex "$FILE"
>
> open -a "\$V" temptex.pdf
> html_footer

So is this not working?

If you want to create temporary files, I would suggest doing so in
the /tmp directory, instead of the current directory.

Such a command would be very interesting.

> Greetings Alain Matthes [ www.altermundus.fr ]
>
> PS :  I work on the different lists of macro for the completion and
> my work will be finish in some days . If you a special class for
> the surveys with QCM, i can make it...