Can I create a Services icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by epi89, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. epi89 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Background: I've been using Pages for a while now and once in a while I need to LaTeX something quickly. I use LaTeXit and services; namely I type in the code, highlight it, and do the following: Pages > Services > LaTeXit > Typeset LaTeX Maths inline $...$. I could use TeXShop, etc., but I find that annoying to use when only part of a paper really needs to be typeset - especially when I am only taking notes.

    My question: Is there a way to make this command an icon in the Pages toolbar itself? (Or, even a keystoke?)

  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    I don't have the LaTeXit loaded, but I was able to create a keyboard shortcut for a service that is active in Pages (Long Date, which is part of the Insert service, which I believe is part of WordService.

    Go to the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane
    Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
    Click the "+"
    Choose the application (Pages, or all) and enter the exact name of the menu item.
    Choose a unique keyboard combo.
    Click Add.

    Should work right then and there.

  3. epi89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009

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