[texworks] Close not Quit?

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Sat Jul 18 10:35:18 CEST 2009

Hi David,

David Perry a écrit :
> OK, I did miss the obvious.  I notice now that when TeXworks starts 
> there is actually a blank, untitled document open; so the close (= 
> quit) behavior makes a little more sense.  As an enhancement for a 
> future version, though, I think it would be nice to have TeXworks 
> behave more like many apps in this regard.  Both Word and OpenOffice 
> Writer, for instance, start with a blank document that you can close 
> without leaving the app.

Yes, when there is only one window open, Close and Quit TW is the same.
I also think that leaving TW open, even without blank document would be 
nice; but perhaps it is not so easy to implement.

> Why would this be useful?  I have a long document with several 
> \include commands.  I wanted to close the subdocument I was editing 
> and then open the master document to typeset, so I hit Ctrl-W, 
> thinking it would just close the file and let me open another one.  
> That's what got me thinking about this.

About typesetting the main document while your are in a sub-document you 
can add at the very beginning of the sub the line:
% !TEX root = main_name.tex and just typeset from there.

There are other instructions like this you can add, see the manual :-)


> David
> David Perry wrote:
>> I'm using ver. .01 (r322 with printing) under Vista.  When I choose 
>> File/Close or type Ctrl-W, TeXworks quits.  Would the expected 
>> behavior not be to close the file being worked on, but leave the 
>> application open (just as it is when you first start, a blank window 
>> with no document)? Or am I missing something obvious?
>> David

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