TeXworks is a simple TeX front-end program (working environment) available for all today’s major desktop operating systems. It is modeled on Dick Koch’s TeXShop for Mac OS X.

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After recent updates, bibtex/texify no longer work with my custom .bst file

I'm using the TeXworks editor, version 0.4.6, with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit. Other people relying on my .bst file started complaining it no longer works. I tested it this morning and it was fine; I then ran ...
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Changing the font size in the TeX file, not the document

Is there a way to set the default font size in TeXworks for the tex file itself (not the document that it produces)?
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Having trouble using fontspec package with LuaLaTex in TexWorks

I am trying to compile the following code in TexWorks with LuaLaTex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} It works without the line: ...
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How to enable -shell-escape in TeXworks?

I am trying to compile a Tikz diagram externally. I am using TeXworks 0.4.6 and have done everything as per this response. Here is my code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{pictexwd,dcpic} ...
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Cannot write dieresis with *TeXWorks* [duplicate]

I am trying to write a dieresis with TexWorks (version 0.4.5 with Windows 8.1, if needed) with the code: \"{a} it should be correct, but this is what I get:
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Percent sign in URL without hyperref

Suppose you want to create a URL that has embedded % signs. One option is to just use \%, but you don't get the benefit of nice line breaks. Another option is to use the hyperref package and its ...
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MikTex+LyX .dll error

It all started when I tried to include a new package for MikTex to be used together with LyX. Due to errors in LyX's Reconfigure command (which I needed to use in order for LyX to recognize the ...
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Struggling with minimal bibtex example in Texworks

Following this question I have tried to write a minimal BibTex example. This is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} \bibliography{BIBLIO} \begin{document} ...
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texify: pdflatex could not be found

totally new to LaTEx. So I got a project folder with an existing pdf. I open the main file, add in text and click on play: the console puts out >texify: pdflatex could not be found. I am using ...
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Installing LaTeX El Capitan

I saw that some quite similar questions have already been asked on the forum, but, still, I can't find a way to solve my problem. I've just installed the mactex package 2015 from ...
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Bold incorrectly applied to Table of Contents

I am using the report class in TeXworks/MiKTeX and was provided with a style that is a little out of date. I am having trouble with a bold section format being transferred from a page into my Table of ...
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TeXworks can not find pdfTeX

There are other questions similar to this, but I can't apply the same solution because the problem is quite different. Some months ago, I installed a full pack of LaTeX (TeXworks, BibDesk, etc) that ...
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TeXworks compilation error when using ^ as a plain text

In my TeXworks (MikTeX 2.9) editor, the following file compiles correctly. But when I change sin-1(x) to sin^-1(x) the following error occurs. I thought TeXworks would treat sin^-1(x) just as a plain ...
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In texworks spell-check is not working

I did below How to add Spell Checker to TeXworks on Windows Now I can see the English option in a spelling menu, below 'none' option. But spell-checking does not work yet, even if I type some wrong ...
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BibTex can't find my .bib file, and appears to be looking in the wrong places

I have spent a rather frustrating few hours trying to get TexWorks to work with either or both of BibTex or biber. I tried running the minimal example \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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How to produce Xelatex+MakeIndex+Biber in TexWorks with texify.exe?

I had seen comments by Ulrike Fischer http://miktex.10937.n7.nabble.com/pdf-texify-using-biber-instead-of-bibtex-td7420.html to change environment variable BIBTEX, but may be there are another way? ...
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miktex-texworks.exe does not start

I dont know the exact reason why, but 2 days ago texworks in my pc (windows 8) stopped working. Everytime I wish to start the program I receive the following message:
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! Package keyval Error: $geometry$ undefined [closed]

When I try to compile the following code on Ubuntu using TexWorks, i get this error : ! Package keyval Error: $geometry$ undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation. Type H ...
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How to type a " in TeXworks? [duplicate]

I want to add a accent by command \"o, but when I typeset it by Shift + ' in the TeXworks it didn't produce " but two separate ''. However when I press the same key in other editor such as WinEdt it ...
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Spelling syntax colouring

Is there a way to change the syntax colouring for spelling in TexWorks? Currently red for comments and underlined red for mispelled words doesn't really stand out.
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Texworks is not compiling!

I've installed the MikTeX and Texworks in a new computer, but when I run my project here it doesn't work... The error message that I got is the following: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" ...
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LaTeX can not find pdfTeX

After updating system operation my LaTeX file gave me this error You need a TeX distribution like MacTeX installed on your system to typeset your document. When a TeX distribution is installed you ...
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“Process failed to start: Access denied” whilst attempting to compile PDF

I have just installed TeXworks, and MiKTeX on my home PC to continue work from university. I configured TeXworks to compile using MiKTeX, however once I opened my university work in TeXworks, and ...
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Auto complete closing brackets on TeXworks

I've tried to find the answer here but I didn't, hence my question. I'd like to know if TeXworks is capable of autocompleting things like curly brackets, meaning that when I type {, the editor adds ...
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Installing the 'mathabx' package [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the mathabx package and am having some troubles. I am using MixTek 2.9 and running TexWorks. I have tried typing \usepackage{mathabx} into the console as usual before I ...
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Prevent TexWorks from saving after compiling

I'm going to tell you what I need/want (1) and what apparently TeXWorks does (2): I need Texworks to compile files and not overwrite the .tex file. I don't mind if it creates another .dvi or .pdf ...
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Set preview window mazimized by default in TexWorks

I'm writing a LaTeX document in TeXWorks and it's extremely annoying that everytime I compile, and get a preview (to see how the changes affect in the document) the preview window, wich I get by ...
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Using knitr with TeXworks

I checked out the conversation between Speravir and Yihui, and also Yihui's site and video for getting knitr to work with TeXworks. However, I am definitely not super tech-savvy and I'm having some ...
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MiKTex package update fails “Windows API error 87” [duplicate]

I have just installed MiKTex 2.9 in Windows 7. I had this problem and fixed it by deleting the .fndb files. The first time I try to compile a "hello world" .tex file , a window pops up titled Package ...
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Run MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried to install MiKTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8 laptop and the installation wizard was running fine and i had no problems. when I was compiling TeX the first time the following occurred: Sorry, ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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Inverse Search with etoolbox

I have a collection of documents, all of which contain a common "sub-document" using the subfiles package. These different master documents all define various booleans using the functionality from ...
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Texworks and texmf.cnf (export command?)

I created a texmf.cnf file on ~\texmf\mytexncf\. I added the export command export TEXMFCNF=~/texmf/mytexcnf: in my source shell files (.bashrc and .zshrc). Then I ran texhash. When I execute a ...
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Set option 'Auto-Follow Focus' permanently

I find the texworks-option Auto-Follow Focus very usefull. But I have to set it manually every time I start texworks. Is there any way to set it automatically on startup? Maybe there's a possibility ...
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Compile master file in pdflatex

I am using miktex, texworks and pdflatex to compile my document, which is in multiple parts. When compiling the main file (which includes all of the other parts using \include{}) it works fine, ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I am writing my thesis using book class. And I use include function so that I can have separate files for each chapter. One problem with this is that I must click run button in the main file. If I ...
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TeXworks spell checker doesn't mark any misspelled words

I've added three spell checkers to my TeXworks installation, and TeXworks has no problems finding them. But when I'm typing my .tex document, the spell checker doesn't do anything, even though the ...
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TeXworks 'search and find' window

When I used the included TeXworks in texlive 2014, then whenever I did a search (Ctrl+F in Windows) for a character string in my .tex file, then the top section of my window would display all the hits ...
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Problem with zero-width space in TeX Live 2015

Unfortunately I can’t enter a zero-width space character via keyboard shortcuts in TeX Live 2015, neither in TeXworks editor nor in TexStudio. I didn’t have this problem in TeX Live 2014. ...
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How to increase the font size of Xelatex IEEE Bibliography?

After I change my biblography to IEEE style (\usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} and \printbibliography[title=Bibliography]), the words in the biblography becomes smaller, so my advisor ...
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Where is TeXworks' syntax-pattern.txt file (on windows 7)?

I was trying to change my TeXworks editor's background to black, some suggested it is possible to edit this file : ~/.TexWorks/configuration/syntax-pattern.txt but I could not locate this .txt ...
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Cannot Generate Bibliography with TeXworks

I've read the similar questions with no avial. Any help would be appreciated! Using TeXworks on Windows 7. Have tex_file.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \cite{merton80} ...
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Achemso installing problems, Windows

I will try to explain where my problems are, where after hours of trial and error I still do not get achemso running. Maybe its an MiKTeX Package problem I have or I really do not know anymore, thats ...
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Tex - XeLateX - biber how to configure? [duplicate]

I am quite new to latex and I would like to ask you for help with my bibliography. I am using XelateX on TeXworks in Texmaker. I am writing my thesis based on a template for my university. It is said ...
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pdfLaTeX viewer shows no video

I ran the code below in pdfLaTeX editor supplied by TeXworks. It produced a PDF in which the requested video played as desired, However, the viewer that pdfLaTeX provides showed no video, but only the ...
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How can I enable automatic pdf-reloading in TeXworks' pdf previewer?

When using TeXworks (version: 0.4.6r.c29723a) on Windows to pdflatex a document, a pdf file is generated and shown in the "TeXworks PDF previewer" (does it have an own name?). When I change the ...
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Text highlight not working with Texworks after last update

After the last update release, syntax colouring and spelling does not work anymore on Texworks. I tried playing around with commands "Format->Syntax coloring" but it doesn't help. Any clue?
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Syntax coloring stopped working after updating TeXworks to 0.4.6

Today I updated TeXworks editor (from the MikTeX 2.9 update tool) to version 0.4.6 and the syntax highlighting is not working any longer. Is there some workaround I may apply to solve the issue? ...
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Weird first page with cryptic content [duplicate]

TeXworks 0.4.5 r.1280 (MiKTeX 2.9) portable typesetting with pdfLaTeX Hi all, I have a weird problem with my latex document. Everything was fine so far until today a new page appears before my ...
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Glossaries Acronyms Not Displaying issue

I am going absolutely insane trying to create a simple list of acronyms for my dissertation and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on my issue. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and texworks. I followed ...