[texworks] Beginners' needs (was: Lua scripting)
jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Wed Jun 17 13:31:02 CEST 2009
Le 17 juin 09 à 02:13, David J. Perry a écrit :
> I have been working hard for not quite a year now at learning
> Xe(La)TeX, using TeXworks all the while. I've read with interest the
> threads about Lua and other proposals for expanding TeXworks. I'm
> not a programmer, so I can't express an opinion about those things
> directly. I would like to offer the following thoughts. This email
> is a bit long, but I really like TeXworks and want to see it
> flourish, so I'll go ahead.
> 1. Do keep it simple (uncluttered GUI) and do keep the beginner's
> needs in mind.
> 2. I think TeXworks acutally _needs_ only three enhancements (as
> opposed things that are nice, fun, cool but not essential).
> 3. In fact, I think TeXworks works so well that I'd like to see the
> official version 1 sooner rather than later. This would let more
> people try it. (BTW: thanks to Alain for those Windows binaries. I
> do a lot of computer related stuff, but have no interest in
> buildling software!)
> 4. The three enhancements that I think are truly needed include:
> a. a better manual and/or integrated help system
> b. the ability to print source code (for debugging this is sometimes
> convenient) as well as the PDF output
> c. improved help with errors
May I add
5) Help by contents: ask your question and you'll get an answer.
Q) How do I typeset in 3 columns?
A) Use the multicols package (in LaTeX)
In short, something like a searchable FAQ
6) An entry point to a forum, because online help is outperformed by
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