[texworks] new Mac binary posted - testing welcome

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 15 18:29:13 CEST 2009

Hi Otared,

Thanks for your kind words. :)

Regarding the Print command.... no, you're not being dumb! There is no  
support for printing at the moment, you have to open the PDF with some  
other tool such as Adobe Reader, Preview, etc, and print from there.

Obviously, this is not ideal, but doing high-quality PDF printing in a  
cross-platform manner is tricky, and I didn't want to put the feature  
in until it's ready. On the Mac, it would be easy to support, but on  
other platforms there are a lot more issues, and I think it would be  
doing users a disservice to provide a Print command that may give  
inferior output.

I hope we'll have built-in printing support fairly soon -- Stefan  
Löffler has done some work on it -- but it's not ready for general use  


On 15 Jul 2009, at 17:17, Otared Kavian wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> Thanks for your nice work: as usual what you do and what you share  
> is of the highest quality!
> I just tried the new binary, but could not see how to print the PDF  
> obtained after typesetting a TeX file…
> Is it on purpose or am I being so dumb that I didn't find the  
> "print" item in the menus? :-)
> With my best regards: OK
> On 10 juil. 09, at 01:00, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> For those wanting to try an up-to-date binary on Mac OS, I have  
>> just posted a new build (svn r.327) on the Google Code downloads  
>> page:
>> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/downloads/list
>> This should be very close to the version that will go into the  
>> MacTeX 2009 release, though there are still a few bug-fixes I'd  
>> like to get done, so don't consider it "final". However, testing  
>> would be very much appreciated, as this build is quite different  
>> from any I've made before: it is a standalone .app package that  
>> does not require any Qt files installed into /Library/Frameworks,  
>> or other libraries into /usr/local/lib. So it should be able to run  
>> directly on any current Mac system with no installation process:  
>> just copy the .app to anywhere you like, and run it.
>> (This is built on 10.5 Intel, as that's the only system I have;  
>> AFAIK, it should run on 10.5 PPC, and it might also work on 10.4  
>> but I have no way of testing this.)
>> JK

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