[texworks] Insert garphic

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 10:56:16 CEST 2009

It might be useful to also have the facility Jonathan suggested earlier
allowing a script to call and use the return valuers of an openfile dialog
box, as some other packages like datatools can be looking for a filename as

2009/10/8 Alain Delmotte <esperanto at swing.be>

> Agree with both of you, but if  a topic -is- included in the program, I
> expect it to work consistently.
> I did know about this graphics inclusion "facility" (and won't probably use
> it) but if it is there it should work!
> For inclusion of a graphic I would not use a macro, but the auto-completion
> system (incg) which includes the whole structure.
> Alain
> Reinhard Kotucha a écrit :
>  On 7 October 2009 Peter Hertel wrote:
>>  > TeXworks is intented to lower the entrance barrier to TeX, but not to
>>  > make it another MS-Word.. Such specialized topics as including graphics
>>  > by pressing a button really distract from the strength of TeX or LaTex.
>>  > For including pictures into your documents you should write a macro  >
>> making use of the figure environment, label the figure and provide a  >
>> caption. In my opinion, one of the real advantages of TeX or LaTex is  > its
>> powerful and easy-to-lern macro language. It is a bad idea to shield  >
>> users from writing LaTeX macros. TeX or LaTeX is for literate  > programmers
>> of texts, not for quick hacks.
>>  > Peter
>> I agree with you, though I think that macro programming shouldn't be
>> taught in the very first lesson.  It's more important that users
>> learn quickly how LaTeX works and I'm sure that they recognize
>> themselves quite fast that macros are useful.
>> Another point is that I'm quite interested in similar behavior on all
>> platforms.
>> At the moment I'm working on a document class for students who are
>> doing their diploma theses in our company.  The idea is to hide all
>> the layout/encoding/font stuff in the class file so that they have to
>> concentrate on the content of their work only.  I recently gave one of
>> them the files l2kurz.pdf and amsldoc.pdf, asked him to read them, and
>> to use a text editor.
>> A few weeks later he gave me the files he prepared so far because none
>> of them could be processed by TeX.  And indeed, everything was broken.
>> There had been about 10 mistakes within a single formula (no, I'm not
>> exaggerating).  It was easier to write the formulas from scratch than
>> to repair them.
>> I asked him whether he read the docs I proposed and, who, the hell,
>> advised him to do such stupid things.  He said: "Oh, I thought it's
>> easier to learn LaTeX with TeXnicCenter.  When I click on a button I
>> can see what it produces."
>> Actually, he just produced a heap of crap and learned nothing.
>> Regards,
>>  Reinhard
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