[TxMt] Inline PDF

Nick Hristov nick.hristov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 16:28:07 UTC 2005

Or you can just use TextEdit since it can render RTFDs.


On Feb 7, 2005, at 6:52 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> 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
> cat >myeqn.tex
> cp ../Templates/pdflatex/basemathmode.tex .
> pdflatex basemathmode.tex
> echo '<meta http-equiv="Refresh"  
> content="0;URL=file:///Users/'${USER}'/Library/Application%20Support/ 
> Equation%20Service/Output/basemathmode.pdf">'
> 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 pdflatex does give a 'this is obsolete'-warning, so I think the  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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