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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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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Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

For example, TeX Live Utility 1.17 and earlier will not work on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If a shell task relies on the PATH environment variable to launch a command, rather than a fully-specified ...
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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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TeXworks: How to add a word to the spell checker dictionary?

I use TeXworks to write my documents. The spell checker tool works nice, but I'd like to add some words to the dictionary, but I can't find a function for that. So how can I do that?
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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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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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How to makeglossaries with TeXworks?

I am using TeXworks to edit my LaTeX files. I currently use the pdfLatex+MakeIndex+BibTeX which calls the texify (it is the standard configuration). How to configure this option to call the ...
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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: 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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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 keep font preferences in TexWorks 4

The default font is too small on my screen at the resolution I have it, so I like to reset the font to size 12, but it appears I have to do this everytime I launch the program. How do I make it ...
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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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Joining .synctex files of documents blended by \includepdf

When I typeset a journal issue, I first make the seperate articles, and I join them together (adding the Table of Contents and other stuff, that's irrelevant now). When I read the final issue.pdf, I ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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!LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in simLinkError.pdf (no Bounding Box)

I'm trying to put a .pdf graphic in my LaTeX file. This is usually no problem for me. I use pdfLaTeX in TeXworks. The only difference this time seems to be that I'm using the style files from the ...
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How to use arara with TeXworks

I'm trying to use arara with TeXworks in Ubuntu 12.10 (TeX Live 2012). I've been searching all over the web but couldn't get it working. First: I'm not sure how to correctly implement arara: Should ...
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Search & Replace Script for TeXworks

Does anyone have an example for a search & replace lua script that I can use with TeXworks. I have a rather large document here (about 3'000 pages DIN A5) which I need to update continously. To ...
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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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Issues with the viewer in TeXworks

I've just switched from mac to windows and have just started using TeXworks. I like it, but I find that the default pdf viewer is difficult to use. For example, there doesn't seem to be a key command ...
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How do I use LuaTex in MikTeX?

I am using MikTeX 2.9 version and although the manual says I can use LuaTeX, there is nothing in the TeXworks menu. I can see all the other members of the TeX family but none for LuaTeX. Can someone ...
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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 can't compile any .tex document

I've just installed TeXworks on new computer (with ubuntu 10.4). It seems all required texlive packages are installed, in any case I can compile .tex documents using terminal. But in TeXworks while ...
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AMS-TeX with TeXworks

I downloaded MiKTeX and got TeXworks. A document in TeXworks can be typeset with several alternatives: LaTeXmk, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, pdfLaTeX + MakeIndex + BibTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, XeLaTeX + MakeIndex + ...
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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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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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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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Can you get Vim to behave like TeXworks or vice versa?

There are several features of TeXworks that I find substantially decrease my editing time. I tend to write a large number of rather small LaTeX files, which means I'm opening and closing files ...
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configure latexmk in Texworks 0.2.3

Someone told me "You can configure latexmk in 0.2.3 in texworks". How, please? (I need it so that compilation is done properly for bibligraphies.) I'm in Debian 6 and using TexLive.
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Checkmark error in amsmath [duplicate]

This page says that amsmath supports the \checkmark symbol. However, when I try to implement this \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\checkmark$ \end{document} ...
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Configuring TeXworks processing tools

I am trying to configure TeXworks to run the following chains: latex with automatic dvi viewer opening latex+dvips with automatic ps viewer opening Essentially, I want to learn how to configure ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I setup PGFPlots to work with gnuplot?

Notes: I'm using Windows 8 and TeXworks. Also, I have never used gnuplot by itself, so I am unfamiliar with it. I'm trying to use PGFPlots with gnuplot to graph functions. I have not been able to ...
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How to get a 1-click compilation of XeLaTeX with Biber using arara?

I want to use XeLaTeX as typesetting engine and Biber for my references. I want to have a 1-click-compilation setup, preferably in a GUI editor. I work on Windows, thus a solution for TeXworks or ...
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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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Continuous reading mode in TexWorks built-in pdf viewer?

I recently downloaded TeX Live 2013 to use LaTeX on my Windows 7 machine. I like the interface of the TeXworks editor that came with it because it is similar to TeXShop that I like a lot when I am ...
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Change language preference in TeXworks?

I have installed the MikTeX 64 bit version for Windows, but the interface of the TeXworks editor uses some foreign language. During installation, it did not ask me my language preference. Is there an ...
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Correctly configuring TexWorks to work with TexLive (TUGs version)

I just downloaded TL 2010 but the packages don't seem available to TexWorks. Before I was using the version of TL supplied via Synaptic. But that was not being kept up to date so I had to download ...
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Syntax for arara on texwork with preamble.tex as input file to be used for generating many different documents

I installed arara on windows and it is working properly as noted by running it from cmd shell. Is putting follwing syntax in a "template" preamble that I use as input file to generate multiple ...
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Need commands for creating manual “pre-compile” of preamble in Windows, perhaps by pressing a button [duplicate]

I would like to manually create a separate file with preamble "pre-compiled". I found a very simple example at: ultrafast pdflatex with precompiling where Jonas Stein describes their example: ...
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Texworks syntax highlighting not working on windows 8 and 8.1

any latex code I want to view in TexWorks 0.4.5 r.1280 (Miktex 2.9) won't show the syntax highlighting. It compiles just fine but everything line is written in black. On very long documents the ...
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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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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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Why will PDFs from TeXworks not print? Will this issue ever be fixed?

I am fairly new to LaTeX, TeX etc.(I have the latest MacTeX package) and I just recently tried to print out one of my documents made on TeXworks. It would not send any data to my printer. I copy and ...
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How do you download packages for TeXworks on Windows 7?

I am using TeXworks on Windows 7 and I want to use the algorithmic package. However, when I try to include it it just says I need to download that package, but I can't figure out how to download it ...
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Suggestions for commands in TeXworks

Is there any auto-completion or suggestion available for commands in TeXworks? I am a beginner.
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Disable “Auto remove aux files” dialog in TeXworks

Every time LaTeX happens to generate a corrupted .aux file for whatever reason, the following dialog appears, reading _Whil tupesetting, a corrupt .aux file from a previous run was detected. You ...
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How can I get the .dvi file from Latex in addition to or instead of a pdf

What is the command and parameters that I would type in to generate and save a dvi output from my latex file? In other word I want the dvi file instead of/ or in addition to the pdf file. I use ...
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TeXworks: How to store spell checker settings?

I'm using TeXworks to write my documents. TeXworks provides the ability to spell check the document, chosing a specific language (english, german or french in my case). But I noticed that every time ...
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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 ...