# [texworks] how to customize the completion

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Wed Apr 29 08:53:46 CEST 2009

Hi Peng,

Under Windows the shortcut is [Tab] alone.
The bullets do NOT work, unfortunately (as far as I know - perhaps I
should retest).
Are you sure that the file tw-latex.txt you modified is the one used by
TeXworks, it could happen that one has several TeXworks folder with
completion?

Finally, which version are you using under Windows?

Alain Delmotte

Peng Shao a écrit :
> Dear Stefan:
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> Regards, Shao Peng
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> > Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:15:06 +0200
> > From: st.loeffler at gmail.com
> > To: texworks at tug.org
> > Subject: Re: [texworks] how to customize the completion
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> > Hi,
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> > On 2009-04-29 06:20, Peng Shao wrote:
> > > I found the completion of texworks is really great, however I still
> > > want to customize it
> > > so that it fits my custom better. I am working on windows xp and I
> > > found a file tw-latex.txt
> > > under the completion directory, I tried to modify this file, but I did
> > > not succeed. So I have
> > > to seek help here. Is it able to customize the completion in texworks,
> > > even to choose another
> > > key rather than ctrl+tab to realize completion? I really like the
> > > bullet "dot" , it is so convenient.
> >
> > To answer (some of) your questions: yes, it is possible to customize the
> > completion, and the tw-latex.txt file is the right point to do that. But
> > right now it's not possible to change the shortcut key as it's
> > hard-wired in the source code (unless you want to customize and compile
> > TW yourself, of course).
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> > There's also a short guide to code completion customization on the wiki:
> > If you need more help it would be good if you could post a specific
> > issue/some customization you tried that didn't work. That way we could
> > determine more easily what the problem is.
> >
> > Regards
> > Stefan
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> Thank you very much. I have two issues here :
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> 1. I modifed
> bequ:=$$#RET##INS##RET#$$•
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> bequ:=$$#RET#test#INS##RET#$$•
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> after restarting the texworks, I tried to complete \begin{equa
> with Tab, but still I got
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> cursor
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> what I added the word "test" did not appear
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> 2. Tab+Ctrl seems not work on my machine, and I tried on other machine
> with Windows XP
> neither of them work, instead I found the combination Tab+Ctrl can
> only realize the same function
> as Tab on these machines. The combination Tab + Ctrl works fine on my
> linux.
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> Sorry to bother you with these questions, Thank you.
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