[TxMt] Inline PDF
allan at macromates.com
Tue Feb 8 00:52:54 UTC 2005
On Feb 8, 2005, at 1:14, Rob Walton wrote:
> I would like to be able to preview latex equations as I'm writing. I
> really like writing latex, but can't wrap my mind around all the
> brackets in latex equations. There is a service called "equation
> service". In the text editor, you highlight the text you would like
> previewed and call the equation service. It cuts the highlighted text
> into the clipboard, turns it into a pdf, and then copies this into the
> clipboard and pastes it into your document [...]
You can't display PDF inline like that, so TextMate won't work with
this service. You can however mimic the service from inside TextMate
and use the HTML output option to display the equation, if you have the
PDF browser plugin installed.
I created a new command (in TextMate) with input set to selection and
output to show as HTML and then the actual command(s) like this:
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Equation\ Service/Output
cp ../Templates/pdflatex/basemathmode.tex .
echo '<meta http-equiv="Refresh"
It writes the selected text to myeqn.tex (in the output directory for
the Equation Service), copies over the basemathmode template, runs
pdflatex on this template (which inputs myeqn.tex) and then outputs an
HTML header that makes the HTML output window 'redirect' to the PDF
file, which triggers the PDF browser plugin.
That said, when I tested this, I got black rectangles instead of digits
in the output (but the symbols were okay). Though I also get that when
I use the service directly (i.e. outside TextMate), and pdflatex does
give a 'this is obsolete'-warning, so I think the templates from ES
just needs to be updated to the latest pdflatex (distribution).
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