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How to add Spell Checker to TeXworks

As per the TeXworks manual, the procedure to install spell checking dictionaries in TeXworks is as follows. Download the dictionary corresponding to your desired language from the OpenOffice.org ...
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Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

Background There is a bug (or possibly multiple related bugs) in Yosemite with respect to environment variables. When a program is launched in Finder by double-clicking, it will inherit a default set ...
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Commands in TeX which are different in LaTeX

plain tex and latex are both written in tex but have no tex code in common, so while some commands have the same name and some of the ones that have the same name have the same definition, it is a bad ...
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How can I set a dark theme in TeXworks?

I managed to figure this out by combining answers from two sources. First, I found a post on the topic "Customize Editor Colors". The author of the post explains that you should create a custom ...
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The Quotation Mark character in TeXworks editor has vanished

TeXworks has a 'Smart Quotes' mode that deliberately changes " to either `` or '' using some context-dependent 'cleverness'. This is available as " is very rarely needed in a typesetting context. ...
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How can I set a dark theme in TeXworks?

As the TeXworks manual says, TeXworks includes built-in support for Qt, and the application of Qt style sheets may be used to change the look of the TeXworks. By digging around a bit, I came up with ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

Close texworks. Compile your document in some other editor or on the command line so that miktex can do whatever maintenance tasks it wants to do. There is a bug report that texworks currently ...
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TeXworks takes more than 20 minutes to start

After the hints of Ulrike Fischer, I found the last registry key that TeXworks was reading from before hanging (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TUG\TeXworks). It seems to be a collection of ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

Both Texmaker and TeXworks are able to do this. Texmaker: With the main file open, select Options --> Define Current Document as master document (How to best use and compile multiple .tex files as ...
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How to comment multiple lines in TeXworks (MiKTeX default editor)?

MiKTeX installs the TeXworks editor as standard. This has the ability to add/remove comments from multiple line (placing % at the start) using the shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+] (insert comment)/Ctrl+Shift+[ (...
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Texworks interprets double quotes as two single ones, more specifically \"{} as \'{'}

After @UlrikeFischers comment. The solution for me was that I had to change the (default?) smart quote setting to `none' in both the preferences menu for Texworks in general and in the the format menu ...
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How can I get line numbers in TexWorks?

In menu Edit → Preferences → ☑ Lines numbers you set the default behavior for new or unkown documents, but you can change the settings only for the actually edited document in menu Format → Lines ...
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I don´t get any compiling errors even though there should be and I don´t think I can find a log file

First, overfull boxes are only warnings, not errors. If there is a *.synctex.gz(busy) hanging around it is most likely from a previous compilation run that stopped with errors. Without (busy) at the ...
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How can I tell TeXstudio to delete .bcf, .run.xml, and .synctex.gz?

You can specify the file extensions in the "Clean Auxiliary Files" dialog.
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I'm using TeXMaker to write my thesis, and after trying with include and input, that had the problem you mentioned, I ended up using the subfiles package, in this way: Main document \documentclass{...
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Opening TeX documents with TeXworks instead of TeXstudio

How to set default program in Windows to open a .tex-file: Goto project folder and right click on a .tex-file Goto "Properties" Under "Open With" click on Change (or similar) Click on "Other programs"...
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Problems Generating Bibliography In TexWorks

There are three problems with your setup: First, since you're loading the biblatex package without any special options, you must use biber rather than bibtex. If biblatex is loaded without the option ...
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How to work and compile efficiently in a multi-file project in Texworks?

You can use magical comments just as !TeX root=mainfile.tex with relative path as first line of your subfile. Let's say you have the following document tree: thesis.tex chapters/ - chapone.tex - ...
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Can I run just a single line in TeXworks?

No, that's not possible with standard TeX as a number of packages may influence what happens to the output. They will all have to be loaded in order to properly process the content. If you're just ...
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Random Image showing up when compiling

The problem is that (1) several example images in the distribution like example-image or cow are in searchable paths and therefore can be loaded without a path, and (2) an image with the same name in ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

Your output looks as if the pdflatex executable is broken. It doesn't load the format. pdflatex.exe is only a small wrapper for a call to pdftex and can be remade with initexmf (http://docs.miktex.org/...
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texworks on mac epstopdf or repstopdf not found

I ran this command, which re-instated the epstopdf binary: sudo tlmgr install epstopdf
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How to makeglossaries with TeXworks?

I was also looking for a way to make glossaries work with TeXworks (and XeLaTeX in my case). The short answer You can define a new processing tool in TeXworks by Edit > Preferences > Typesetting tab ...
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!LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in simLinkError.pdf (no Bounding Box)

gs -o /dev/null -sDEVICE=bbox Input.pdf yields %%BoundingBox: 0 0 702 399 \includegraphics[bb=0 0 702 399]{Input.pdf}
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Where is TeXworks' syntax-pattern.txt file (on windows 7)?

In Windows, with MiKTeX 2.9 distribution, you can get the required file on the following path: "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\0.4\configuration\syntax-patterns.txt" Of course ...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

You have posed several questions, let us do them one by one and start with the first about what all these names are: TeX Live and MikTeX are TeX distributions. They provide all the necessary programs ...
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TexWorks: Find `tab` character

Depending on the operating system it can be possible; it isn't on Mac OS X (no Linux box available now and no Windows at all). Instead, use regular expressions, which is possible by checking the ...
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When I write something I want to start working in TeXworks, later my posts have been erased

Here's how to create a very basic document in TeXworks. First type a trivial document: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Test \end{document} Notice that the title bar shows Untitled-1.tex. ...
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