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Feature Request Comments

2017/01/26 21:22:31 UTC
Falk Ruehl    
Make better use of the type ahead buffer

If a junk of TeX-input is inserted via a paste command, TexWord processes the complete paste buffer, before an update of the output window is initiated. On the other hand, TexWord processes only the first character in the type ahead buffer, not the actual buffer content, before an update of the output window is initiated. If the update is compute intensive, e.g. if the preamble is edited, or the page contains a complex tikz or pgfplots graphics, or TeX processes the last or first lines of a page, this behaviour results in an awful response to the character input via the keyboard (>2 seconds per key, even on an actual MacBookPro). Emptying the type ahead buffer, before an update cycle is started, i.e. processing the full content of the buffer in the same way as the paste buffer is processed, would result in a sizeable speedup of TeXWord and would be a great benefit for rapid TeX-typers. (The workaround, which involves typing a long text into a simple text editor, and using a copy and paste into TeXWord or switching intermediately to the Bakoma Text Editor, helps, but cannot be the last word from Bakoma.)
2017/06/07 18:45:11 UTC
Brian Cowan    

I wonder whether another possible workaround might be to provide a button to stop and start the TeX engine. Then large chunks of LaTeX may be interred when the TeX engine is halted.
2017/06/07 18:56:27 UTC
Basil Malyshev    

Please consider to use both programs Centaur and TeXWord.
It will solve both your problems.
2018/03/18 20:35:04 UTC
Basil Malyshev    

To improve response when using TIKZ you can use TIKZ externalize feature which solves this problem in very efficient way.
TIKZ/externalize is supported in transparent way beginning from BaKoMa TeX 11.55.
2018/11/05 22:56:49 UTC
Roger Wehage    

The TikZ externalize feature causes BaKoMa Tex Word 11.80, running on MacBook Pro, High Sierra 10.13.6, to crash when scrolling the TikZ images into view in the preview window. This is not a problem in BaKoMa Tex Editor when it previews in the BaKoMa DVI Viewer.

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