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Revision as of 17:38, 7 November 2007 by Patrick Gundlach (talk | contribs) (CTX_ENGINE explained)

Current version is 0.6.

Installing the bundle

Download the package from the address given below. Double click on the file to mount the disk image and then just double click the 'ConTeXt.tmbundle' file.


  • Help on current word (press ^h)
  • Inserting environments (type 'env' + press tab)
  • setting previwer (the variable PDF_VIEWER, the default is 'Preview'. You can try anything that you can use as an argument for 'open')
  • running texexec (cmd-R, there are hyperlinks to the .log and to the .pdf file, and in case of an error, a hyperlink to the source file)
  • purge (ctrl-alt-backsapce)
  • view (ctrl-alt-cmd-o)
  • tab on commands (exaple: insert \color and press tab, you can tab through the arguments.)
  • command completion (type in '\fill' and press the escape key multiple times)
  • bold/italic font (type cmd-i or cmd-b)
  • sectioning commands (type sec or sub and press tab)
  • metafun aware in \startuniqueMPgraphic and alike
  • drag/drop image to the source (creates \externalfigure[...])
  • wrap selection in \start...\stop (ctrl-shift-w)
  • xetex support (set CTX_ENGINE to 'xetex')


You can set the variable CTX_ENGINE in Textmate's preference window (Textmate menu -> preferences), click on 'Advanced', select the tab 'shell variables' and add the variable CTX_ENGINE by using the '+' button at the bottom left. Double Click on 'MY_VARIABLE' and replace it with 'CTX_ENGINE'. Replace 'some value' with 'xetex' for xetex or 'pdftex' for pdftex.

Future versions

  • Documentation enhancement
  • multi-file support
  • help on current word should check if the command is actually known (MM)

Known limitations/bugs

  • "env [tab] something [Enter] something else" gives somewhat surprising result (MM)

Please contact me at patrick <at> gundla.ch for suggestions/comments/bug reports/...


Homepage: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Bundle_for_TextMate
Download: http://dl.contextgarden.net/support/
Contact: patrick <at> gundla.ch