[texworks] configuration placement on Vista

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 15 23:06:42 CET 2010

On 15 Feb 2010, at 13:03, Lars Madsen wrote:

> Lars Madsen wrote:
>> Hi, I have a user who is using the latest MiKTeX and the TW installed by MiKTeX.
>> I'm trying to help him install some extra dictionaries for spell checking. But we cannot figure out where to place the files on Vista.
>> This worked fine on XP
>> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/SpellingDictionaries
>> And Jonathans idea to search for syntax-patterns.txt was apparently fruitless as well.
>> Any Vista users who can help on this issue
>> (I don't have access to a vista here, so I can do much searching myself)
> Just did a test of TW on Win7.
> The dir for dictionaries we ended up using was in .texlive9 / ... / TeXWorks
> There was nothing separate in C:\Users\...\

That suggests to me that TeXworks is installed with a setup file (texworks-setup.ini) that specifies a custom location for the configuration files. But I don't actually know any details of how MikTeX configures things. (Or was this TW from a TeX Live installation on the Win7 machine? That directory name looks rather texlive-ish.)

Just out of curiosity, could you locate the TeXworks executable, and see if there's a texworks-setup.ini file alongside it?


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