# How can I put .aux files in separate folder using a command inside TexWorks?

I am using TexWorks and I need to put all help files produced by Latex into a subfolder relative to the folder where I have my master .tex file. On these StackExchange pages there are answers to this question, but only for people using a command line for latexing their .tex files. But I am using TexWorks, and do nok know how I can add such commands there.

My question is, can I put some command code into the "Arguments" window for pdflatex ? The two pictures below shows the location of the "Arguments" window.

To get the processing tools window in Texworks (picture 1): Edit/Preferences.../Typesetting tab

To get the "Tool Configuration" window in Texworks: in the Processing tools window, press "pdflatex"

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Yes you can (move it so that it is before the $fullname). – Ulrike Fischer Feb 17 '12 at 12:51 You can use the same commands in Texworks as on the command line. On the lower screenshot, press the plus button and enter the -aux_directory=yourdir command. This command line option is only available for MiKTeX on Windows, apparently – matth Feb 17 '12 at 12:52 @matth Thanks for the answer, but when adding "-aux_directory=\mydir" or "-aux_directory=mydir" above the$fullname line, I get the errormessages: miktex-pdftex.exe: Invalid command-line option miktex-pdftex.exe: Data: unknown option –  Espen Donali Feb 17 '12 at 13:11
sorry, that was misspelled. I can't edit the comment anymore, but I added an answer below, including a screenshot. –  matth Feb 17 '12 at 13:27

In the below screenshot you can see how I configured Texworks to put aux files into the directory "test". The command to add is -aux-directory=.\test or any other directory. You have to create the directory manually, I think.
Just a note that this only works with MikTeX and not TeXLive. –  Peter Grill Feb 17 '12 at 21:59