[texworks] Setting search path, using (La)TeX for dvi and synctex

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Sep 17 16:16:43 CEST 2008

On 17 Sep 2008, at 2:29 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2008, at 8:11 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> I am, in this instance, using TeXworks on Mac OS X 10.5.5.
>> 1. I'm trying to get TeXworks to look in:
>> 	/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/universal-darwin
>> When I click on the + to add a path ("Paths for TeX and related  
>> programs" in TeXworks>Preferences), the resulting dialogue box  
>> shows only visible directories. Using terminal, I tried setting the  
>> Finder preference to show invisible files, but that had no effect  
>> on the dialogue box. I also looked in org.tug.texworks.plist but  
>> saw nothing promising there. Can this be done at present?
> Howdy,
> I believe TEXworks is configured properly out of the box to find / 
> usr/texbin (which is a symlink to the proper bin directory).

Yes, but Stephen might be wanting to configure it for a specific path,  
bypassing the TeXDistSys Prefs. To do this, just type a slash in the  
file selection dialog, and you'll get a pop-up sheet where you can  
enter any path, including /usr/local/...etc... (This is a standard Mac  
OS X behavior.)


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