# [texworks] an issue with editing

Fri Oct 3 04:53:29 CEST 2008

On 3 Oct 2008, at 6:40 AM, Chandra Nair wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I am running texworks (rev. 167) on a kubuntu hardy heron. Most of the
> time texworks works fine, however every so often it displays the
> following strange behavior,
>
> when I add something like "\begin{   "
>
> then the system hangs at the type of {
>
> This seems to happen only when I add the line near the very top of a
> reasonably long .tex file.
> This is annoying, so my work around is to close texworks, open the
> file in kile, add the line and then get back to texworks.
>
> My preliminary hunch may be that it could be searching for a closing
> brace in the long document.. and gets hung, but I could be totally
> off.

Your hunch is probably correct; this sounds like another instance of
brace-matching confusion. I believe this has just been fixed in the

JK