FAQ



Q:
Do you like to receive suggestions for features?

A: YES, please! Feedback is vital to improve the app! And after all the app is about helping you and make you happy so it’s your wishes which matter.

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Q: How do I exchange files with my computer and/or other people?

A: Currently there are two ways to exchange files with your computer and/or other people:

1. Via mail: You can open .tex and .pdf attachments in the mail app on your iPad with Tex Touch. The files should be automatically imported into Tex Touch. On the other hand you can mail .tex and .pdf files as mail attachments from within Tex Touch by selecting the file in question and hitting the little mail button below. 

2. Via iTunes: Connect your iPad with iTunes. In iTunes select your iPad and then the "Apps" tab. Scroll down a little and you should be presented with a list of all your iPad apps that support easy file sharing (like Tex Touch). You should find Tex Touch there. By selecting it, you should see all your files stored in Tex Touch on the right hand side. Using drag and drop you can import/export files easily.

3. Via Dropbox

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Q: Why is it not possible to compile .tex code into a .pdf on the iPad?

A:
Apple wouldn't allow any kind of code compiling on the iPad and currently it is technically impossible to run an executable outside an app (like i.e. pdflatex). So it is impossible to include a LaTeX distribution into any iPad/iPhone app. I'd love to add this feature but it can't be done that way. Sorry.
I will investigate into whether the new AppStore rules still forbid code compiling on the device.


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Q: How long does it take to the next (major) update?

A: It might take a few weeks to accomplish a new feature but I'd rather want to offer a well tested working solution than providing something patchy. Note that every update has to go through Apples approval process which takes about a week!

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Q: Where can I get news about Tex Touch? (e.g. about further updates)?

A: On this Website or you can follow news about Tex Touch on twitter: @textouch

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Q: Please add syntax colouring/highlighting

A:
I will. It might take a while to do it properly but it will come in some form!

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Q: How can I support the development of Tex Touch?

A:
There are a few things you can do: Rate the app on the AppStore. Recommend it to other people. And of course be patient with the next updates. ;-)