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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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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TeXworks and Command Line Compilation ok, But TeXShop yields different result

Background: As per my earlier question, Can't get real currfile if used in precompiled .fmt file, I am trying to speed up compilation by generating a .fmt file. The example below tests that the ...
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Do images have to be saved in a specific location before inserting them into LaTeX?

I've been trying to insert an image into LaTeX using the [graphicx] package using TeXworks with very little success. The .PNG image I want to insert is currently just saved in my Windows Pictures ...
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Problems with bibliography style file in TeXworks [closed]

I'm using TeXworks as my editor in writing an article, where the bibliography style has to be vancouver. It has previously worked just fine, and if I set the style to plain I have no problems, but as ...
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Accessing a .bib file in a Dropbox folder with TeXWorks [duplicate]

I use LaTeX on multiple computers. To avoid having different versions of my bibliography files floating around, I keep all of my .bib files in a Dropbox folder, instead of in local texmf folders. ...
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Recommendation for homework use [closed]

I'm re-discovering LaTeX after an absence of 15-17 years. Sadly all my previous skills are gone so I'm starting from scratch. I am taking two grad courses for which I have to submit assignments every ...
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How to open TeXworks' TeX root pdf result with arara?

Until now I've been using TeXworks to edit my .tex projects. When the project is divided in several subfiles I can use % TeX root=my_main_file.tex directive in order to compile the main file and not ...
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TeXworks linux vs windows

I have some documents that require extensive use of BibTeX files, and on the windows version of TeXworks there is the possibility of running pdflateX+MakeIndex+BibTeX, which is not present in the ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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English References in mainly Persian Document (XeLateX, BibTeX)? [closed]

I am compiling my document in Persian using XeLaTeX, but the references are all in English and I'm appending them using BibTeX. At the end of the document, the references are all unknown characters, ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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Add templates to TeXworks

Using TeXworks 0.4.3 r.857 (MiKTeX 2.9) on Windows 7 I am trying to add an arbitrary folder containing a template so that it can be seen from TeXworks's New from Template... option. I can't figure out ...
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Multibib with TeXworks: how to parse second .aux file?

I need to use the multibib package to create a double bibliography document. I am currently working with TeXworks 0.4.3 (on Windows 7), but I cannot make the double bibliographies system work. The ...
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Expl3 syntax highlighting for TeXworks

Does anyone have a syntax pattern for TeXworks’s syntax-patterns.txt that will correctly highlight Expl3 code? I.e., something that will recognize that the entirety of \cs_new:Npn is a command ...
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How to work with large projects

I am working on a project and i want to slim it down a litle so please help me with the following. I have a document structure like this: /DocumentRoot |-main.tex |-title.tex | |-/chapter-1 | ...
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TeXworks symbol finder

Unlike most other TeX editors, TeXworks dose not provide any facilities to find and insert symbols, is there any plugin or any program that can be used in parallel with TeXworks? I am looking for a ...
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Dummies Guide to Biber

I've spent a good deal of time searching the forum and couldn't find a user-friendly guide to citations with biber using TeXShop or TeXworks on a Mac. I'd like to successfully reproduce a slightly ...
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Is there a way to set the tab length in any other unit than pixels in TeXworks?

OK, this might be more for http://superuser.com, but I guess I should give it a try here: So, I use TeXworks from the TeXLive repo. Or at least, I started to, since I need to have a LaTeX suite ...
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Setting up MiKTeX and TeXworks

I'm trying to learn LaTeX, I installed MiKTeX and TeXworks as a editor and gave the path to MiKTeX in edit/preference/typesetting. I'm trying to run some code it gives me an error that the program ...
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TeXworks won't detect my dictionaries

I followed the instructions on this page to install spell checking dictionaries. If you have version 0.3 or later, you can use "Scripts -> Scripting TeXworks -> Show Scripts Folder" and navigate ...
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How to open subfiles in a master file by right clicking them in TeXworks?

I miss a functionality in TeXworks. When working on a master file in LaTeX that includes subfiles by means of the \input{\pathToFile/filename.tex} command, I would like the possibility of right ...
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Are there available scripts for TexWorks making a list of all labels used in a latex document?

Having used emacs for editing latex documents, I am used to a tool that lists all labels used in a master file and its input files. This tool is extremely usefull when referring to tables and figures ...
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Can several TeXworks users in a network use one common copy of the Hunspell dictionary stored on a server?

Can different TeXworks users, working in a network, have a central place for storing the Hunspell dictionary, instead of all having a local copy on their computer? The reason is we need to add new ...
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Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive

I am trying to follow the instructions below in order to install hebrew to work with Latex on a mac (Lion) running TexLive. The script seems to be outdated in so many ways... Could someone help me to ...
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Placing a .bib file in a package folder - TeXWorks can't find it?

I have created a courses.bib database file for all my course litterature, which I have placed along with a package of mine named tlnames.sty that defines some related macros. The folder in which both ...
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TexWorks used to output PDF from TeX file result in XeTeX required error

I'm new with TeX and Linux, but I want to learn to use it. I found an open source TeX file from here and I want to be able to compile from the cv.tex file to cv.pdf. After searching around, I found ...
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! Undefined control sequence. l.52 \char_make_active:n {"20}% [closed]

This is the XeTeX code I copied from Wikipedia, theoretically it must be working: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} ...
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SyncTeX functionality in TeXShop and TeXworks

I have a LaTeX source code compiled with synctex=1. If I open it in TeXShop and I can click in the viewer on a certain word then I am navigated exactly on the word in the source code. By contrast, if ...
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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 ...
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How can I install scientific dictionaries to use with TeXworks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeXworks: How to add a word to the spell checker dictionary? I frequently use terminology common in biology and chemistry, but not found in the hunspell dictionary. I ...
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Suppress TeXworks PDF preview

Is there any way to suppress the PDF preview appearing? I really don't like the internal PDF viewer and I prefer using Acrobat. (I know that on Windows, Acrobat makes the .pdf file read-only, but I'm ...
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How to change my default TeX editor under Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS X and the default tex editor is TexWorks, but I want to utilize TexShop as the default one.
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Why is TeXWorks generating corrupted pdfs?

I have installed MikTeX and TeXWorks on my Windows 7 PC. When I edit a .tex file in TexWorks and then save the file as a pdf, the pdf created cannot be opened by Adobe Reader; Reader complains that ...
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How to get TeXnicCenter to remember the last page viewed in output PDF (as done automatically by TeXworks)

I am using LaTeX=>PDF. When using TeXworks if I change the source .tex file the PDF viewer remembers the last page which was viewed and shows that page in the output PDF. Whilst using ...
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How do I reference the main .tex file when writing user-defined commands in TeXworks?

I am trying to create user-defined commands in TeXworks, but am having problems finding the syntax to reference the main .tex file. For instance, creating a .bat-file and then a new "typesetting tool" ...
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XeTeX and XeLaTeX in TeXworks editor

In TeXworks editor in the Typeset dropdown menu among others I can select XeTeX or XeLaTex typesetting formats. If I understand correctly XeLaTex and XeTex is exactly the same thing, so why does ...
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TeXworks: synctex works only partially

I've got a document that compiles without error or warnings (and looks about right) but for some segments of the document synctex doesn't seem to be working. What could be wrong? The document ...
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What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?

The TeXworks homepage states that "It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X" and it seems that today people are using both. Both are delivered with TexLive and ...
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Using XeLaTeX + BiBTeX in TeXWorks

I'm trying to define a run configuration for using XeLaTeX with BiBTeX from within TeXWorks, but I'm coming up empty. I tried following this guide and adapt it to what I wanted to do, and ended up ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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synctex problem with -output-directory in TeXLive

I am currently using Windows 7, TeXLive2011, and TeXworks 0.4.3. I want to put all temporary files in tmp directory located in the same working directory as the .tex file. But, I want the final .pdf ...
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Change key bindings in TeXworks

Some of default key bindings in TeXworks are completely unusable for me. I use a German keyboard and the comment keys are Ctrl+Shift+], which on my keyboard can only be realized with ...
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Using Hebrew in TexWorks

I'd like to write proofs in Hebrew with TeXWorks on Ubuntu 10.4. I'm completely new to LaTeX ... I have Hebrew support installed, but I'm not sure how to proceed regarding writing Hebrew mixed with ...
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PDF reader on Linux capable of continuous updating

I am using latexmk on a Red Hat 5 machine. I use it as: latexmk -pdf -pvc I would like to have my PDF reader automatically update the PDF as it is changed. What PDF reader do I need for this? What ...
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How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks 0.5?

How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks2011? System: Deb 6 64 bit. Currently peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo tlmgr --gui sudo: tlmgr: command not found ...
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latexmk not accompanying TexWorks 0.5?

I seem to remember latexmk should be included since ver 0.4 TexWorks. I have ver 0.5 r.930 Debian installed on Deb 6 64 bit. Also I have Texworks 2011 installed in my home folder. So why doesn't ...
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Which IDE/Editor and “compiler” do you use for TeX/LaTeX? - How do macros work? [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a few weeks now, with TeXworks, and have found it quite frustrating. I'm running MiKTeX 2.8 on Windows 7 x64 with TeXworks 0.3. Reasons why I find TeX frustrating: Very ...
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What's a simple way to migrate a TeXWorks (Windows) configuration from TexLive 2010 to 2011?

Following advice from the question How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010, I'm installing TeXLive 2011 (on Windows Vista) in a new directory. Overall, this seems fine, after copying my ...
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XeTeX in Linux doesn't work. [closed]

I'm a newbie, and I'm trying to use xetex in Fedora15. I'm using TeXworks as my editor. but it throws back the error: /usr/bin/xetex: unrecognized option '-synctex=1' This is XeTeXk, Version ...
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Can I configure shortcut keys in TeXworks?

In TeXworks, there is a shortcut key for the current typesetting menu, Ctrl+T. I was wondering if I could assign another shortcut key for another typesetting command. For example, Ctrl+T for ...