[texpoint-users] Feature request

TexPoint texpoint at necula.org
Mon Jun 19 01:19:16 PDT 2006

 Hi Martin, 
 This seems like a good suggestion. We are keeping a list of possible future
extensions and we will add this to the list. Perhaps what we can do is to
extend the default "new display" to have a drop down list of "initial text".
This way you can have many defaults, without having separate buttons for


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> [mailto:users-bounces at lists.texpoint.necula.org] On Behalf Of 
> Martin Halle
> Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 1:19 PM
> To: users at lists.texpoint.necula.org
> Subject: [texpoint-users] Feature request
> Dear all,
> after using TeXPoint for some time now I don't understand how 
> I could ever work without it. Great product!
> Anyway, I've got a feature request that could increase 
> productivity even
> more: I personally see the following important modes for 
> LaTeX displays:
> 1.) The simple "$-$" environment (the default)
> 2.) A \begin{equation}    - \end{equation} environment
> 3.) A \begin{displaymath} - \end{displaymath} environment
> The first one I'm using to "plot" simple LaTeX constucts, 
> like variables or similar. The second one I use if I want to 
> number my equations (and/or align them in a way). The third 
> one I use if e.g. I still want to align the formulas but 
> don't want to have them numbered. The displaymath environment 
> I usually prefer over "$-$" because it has a better formatted 
> output (e.g. \sum has its "from" and "to" above and below the 
> sum symbol).
> Now what I really like is the "New Eq" button in the toolbar. 
> This offers the most quick access to add a TeXPoint formula 
> and I use it most of the time.
> My feature request is to enhance this button (e.g. to a 
> drop-down menu) and offer a quick "equation" and 
> "displaymath" environment, too. I guess it would be a simple 
> as to change the automatically generated "$-$"
> environment to "equation" or "displaymath". There are 
> drop-down buttons in other toolbars that offer a "default" 
> which still could be the "$-$"
> environment - so the usual button behaviour would be the same.
> How do you think about that?
> With best regards, Martin Halle.
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