Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated.
Use case is I am editing the .tex file via an iPad, and I want my main computer to compile the pdf so that I can open it in my Dropbox app on the iPad to see the results, whenever I update the .tex file via the iPad and dropbox synchronizes it.
My Problem: The main thing I know nothing about is how to get a script running on windows that can automatically do this. I could spend hours googling and learning about such things, but would rather get a suggestion by someone who knows a quick solution. In short, please don't just tell me a windows scripting language to learn. Show me how to do make this work.
For everyone's benefit, here's what I understand is needed to make this happen:
- A working LaTeX implementation on the Windows machine (miktex is base install, TeXnicCenter is editor of choice when on Windows machine)
- A (latex friendly) text editor on my iPad with integration to dropbox. (textastic for me)
- A script that automatically runs on my Windows machine whenever the dropbox file gets updated. This is where I need suggestions.
Bonus points for an easy way to enable and disable the script from running.