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

Stephen Moye sgmoye at me.com
Wed Sep 17 18:07:45 CEST 2008

On Sep 17, 2008, at 10:57 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 17 Sep 2008, at 3:50 PM, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> The fix you gave worked like a charm. Using 'tex' in place of  
>> 'latex' causes the synctex data not to be written -- I recall  
>> reading somewhere that this is because TeX has not been altered to  
>> allow for this sort of thing. Is that correct?
> Yes. However, if you want synctex in a "plain TeX" situation, you  
> can use pdftex (with either pdf or dvi output) or etex (which is a  
> symlink to pdftex).
> JK

I read the pdftex manpage and added -output-format=dvi and I get a dvi  

TeXShop, however, by some magic, creates both a dvi file and a pdf --  
is it sending the dvi file, behind the scenes, to dvips and  
ghostscript? Can that magic be duplicated in TeXworks?

Thanks again.

Stephen Moye

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