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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 17 18:19:49 CEST 2008

On Sep 17, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> 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 file.
> 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


That's what simpdftex does.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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