I am learning with PerlTeX on Windows in TeXworks. I have simple question, for which I wasnt able to find answer in package PerlTeX documentation:

Is it possible to output PerlTeX compilation into .pdf?

So far I am able to output only into .dvi, which is for me very unsuitable. If testing is needed, please consider this MWE (actually taken from egregs wonderful answer perltex fails when using fourier package macro expression as argument to perl macro)




\perlnewcommand\simplycopy[1]{return $_[0];}


This works: $\mathbb{N}$

This works too: $\simplycopy{\mathbb{N}}$

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    I'm not sure how you invoke PerlTeX on Windows; from a Unix terminal, perltex --latex=pdflatex <filename> will use pdflatex and produce PDF output.
    – egreg
    Sep 9 '19 at 9:29
  • @egreg Yes! That is correct! If I use windows command-line, it works. I am using TeXworks, created a "New Tool" in "Settings" with arguments: $basename --latex=pdflatex In order to reproduce same behaviour. Did I misstepped somewhere? EDIT: I may edit the question in order to supplement those informations, if you think its valid... Sep 9 '19 at 9:42

The call of perltex should be

perltex --latex=pdflatex <filename>

With TeXworks you can define a new tool, here's the relevant window

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I don't think there's a way to pass options to pdflatex, such as -synctex=1 or -shell-escape.

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