I am new to PreTeXt and yesterday I started reading the PreTexT guide at
I used a github account I already had (not a .edu account) and I was able to generate a first draft of a document, but then I found a few discrepancies with the PreTeXt guide, so I thought I would report them here in case it's useful.
In section 2.2.1 of the guide, "Building for web", while the VS Code window that opened through Codespaces seemed to fit the description (and the main.ptx U tab was already selected), I could not find any of the three methods described in the guide to do the build. There is no green triangle in the top right corner, no "Pretext
commands" menu in the Explore panel on the left, and Command-Option-b (on Mac) opens a different menu from the one described in the guide. The menu that opens has four items and the first says "web build source as web", so that seemed right and I chose it and I got a message that it was successful, with a button "View output". When I clicked the button it gave me a menu with two choices: Use Live Preview Use PreTeXt view commandThe first choice will show the output in a window that opens on the right. Thesecond choice will open again the menu with four entries, the first of which is"web build source as web" and clicking that it will open the output in a new tab.