[texworks] Bugs: Key Shortcuts and Settings, LaTeX run not possible

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sat Dec 12 16:21:39 CET 2009

On 12/12/2009 15:00, Matthias Pospiech wrote:
>> You can change this: it's impossible to have one set of shortcuts that
>> work across all languages (and platforms!)
> All languages is not what I what expect, but all latin ones should be
> possible. At least other IDEs provide shortcuts that
> are less dependent on special characters.

Everyone has there own idea about what is a "good" shortcut! What would 
you suggest in the current case as replacement? (Remember that there 
needs to be symmetry for indent and outdent.)

>> It's not "disabled", it's just not on the default list. With
>> auto-pst-pdf and shell escape on, you can avoid needing to view DVI
>> files at all. The main reason it's not on the list is because there is
>> no cross-platform way to do latex + dvips + ps2pdf. (MiKTeX, TeX Live
>> and W32TeX have different binaries, different operating systems have
>> different conventions, etc.). This has been discussed a lot on the list!
> Maybe, but I do not see what is different in mikex to texlive, all
> commands exist under miktex.
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Matthias Pospiech>dvips


No, I did not mean the low-level commands, I meant that for example 
MiKTeX has texify but TeX Live does not. On Windows, you could include a 
batch file to do latex + dvips + ps2pdf, but this would fail on Linux, 
Mac OS X, etc. On the other hand, a Linux/OS X shell script would be no 
use on Windows.

> I require this because the publisher (on of the biggest ones in physics)
> is damn stupid and has no clue about LaTeX.
> Just a sidenote: they are going to replace it soon by Word2007 because
> that is ISO.

Like I said, auto-pst-pdf is the easiest way to deal with
EPS/PStricks with direct PDF output.
Joseph Wright

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