[texworks] Beginners' needs (was: Lua scripting)

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Thu Jun 18 02:02:54 CEST 2009


> http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/latex-doc-ptr
> http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/first-latex-doc
Thanks for these links; I'll check them out.

> I didn't know this tutorial, it looks very nice. Did you consider making 
> it
> available on ctan (hence in TeX Live and MikTeX)? As a user, I usually
> appreciate to have the documentation automatically installed on my hard 
> drive.
I am still making additions and improvements to the tutorial quite 
frequently.  I am certainly open to putting it on CTAN after it gets a 
little more polished.

> While I'm aware that good error handling is a difficult task in general 
> and
> especially in the TeX world, I strongly think that it should be improved 
> before
> version 1 (maybe not to a full-featured state, but still improved). Errors 
> are
> one of the most confusing part of TeX for beginners.
> I think it's more worth spending time on this than on other cool, but not
> must-have, stuff.
I certainly agree with this.


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