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I like how WinEdt has a PDFTeXify script, with an associated button, which re-runs everything necessary until you get a PDF, and also opens the PDF in a viewer. I want the same thing for XeTeX, but I'm finding it a bit difficult to make heads or tails of the PDFTexify script source. Has someone written such a script I might use?

Also, supposing I have it, can it be easily added to the menus, i.e. with something like

ITEM="-"
ITEM="PDFTeXify"
  CAPTION="XeTLaT&eXify"
  IMAGE="TeXXeLaTeX"
  SAVE_INPUT=1
  MACRO="Exe('%b\Exec\TeX\XeLaTeXify.edt');"
  SHORTCUT="24656::Shift+Ctrl+e"
  REQ_FILTER=:something...

?

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Did you try making a copy of the PDFTeXify details in the Execution Modes window, and adding the --engine=xetex switch? This works for me if I just alter the PDFTeXify settings, with needing to go near the menus. –  Joseph Wright Dec 14 '11 at 20:19
    
I just did that, but I can't seem to get the file onto the menu, or the toolbar. –  einpoklum Dec 14 '11 at 20:40
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Please update to Version 7.

As you can read in the WinEdt Discussion List this function is now included in WinEdt 7.

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