From: Mark Guzdial
Date: Tue Aug 06, 2002 11:26:23 AM US/Eastern To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" MacOSX-TeX@email.esm.psu.edu Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] outlining and TeX Reply-To: "TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List" MacOSX-TeX@email.esm.psu.edu
I use OmniOutliner for my major LaTeX writing now. I tried the emacs outlining mode, but found that it was too rigid in its definition of what was the hierarchy of my document. I sometimes want structure (say, within a section of text, to reflect the argument I'm making) that doesn't map onto sections or environments.
I write in OmniOutliner using the outline hierarchy to be anything I want. Sometimes I just put a %comment in an outline to represent something I'm going to put in that section, or sometimes \section titles. Text I often put in the notes area of the outline.
I've written an AppleScript to walk the outline and flatten into a long text and dump it into BBEdit. I use BBEdit to make all newlines into returns, then I have another AppleScript for dumping the whole BBedit document into TeXshop. Downsides to this process is that it's only one way: If I make changes in BBEdit or TeXshop, they don't copy back to the OmniOutliner version. So far, that's worked okay for my process -- I use outlining mostly in the initial writing, and I don't mind proofing and revising in plain LaTeX.