# Software to manage labelled objects for efficient cross-referencing (theorems, proofs, equationarrays, ...) [duplicate]

Is there perhaps open-source software for managing labelled objects?

I am looking for a BibDesk for theorems basically because I have rather many propositions and theorems floating around that I would like to reference. I am currently using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of their labels, names but I am sure there must be some software, no?

Perhaps there exist general packages as well?

At the moment I am using TexShop which is an otherwise very good piece of software.

Thanks so much!

• many tex editors keep track of all labels defined in a document so can offer context sensitive help on valid arguments to \ref, if that's the kind of information you mean, best to say which editor you use. Mar 9 '15 at 13:12
• Try a simple document with a single \label, then as you type \ref, hit the F5 key (may need to hold down the Fn key, depending on the particular keyboard). Does that pop up a menu you can click in (or hit the down arrow) to select a particular label? Mar 10 '15 at 0:43
• I am not sure what you are referring to but it sounds interesting @MikeRenfro Mar 10 '15 at 0:45
• I'm referring to how autocomplete should work in TeXShop. via (1, 2, and others). Please verify whether or not this works for you as well. Mar 10 '15 at 14:00
• Please see my answer to question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/128405/…. The first two possibilites are used while compiling your document, the third is a separat script you can run. Possible duplicate? Oct 10 '15 at 22:43