When I write a book - I have a master tex file, say book.tex which contains the title, etc., the macros, inputs individual chapter files. When I work on a chapter, say chapter1.tex and see what I did, I have to typeset book.tex. This is inconvenient - Ctrl-t does not do what I want (tries to typeset chapter1.tex), I have to click on another window, etc. Is there is a way around this?
PCTEXv6 can do it but that software is not supported anymore. The files are organized in a project and PCTEX typesets book.tex even if the active window is chapter.tex.