# [texworks] Using scripts (was: SCRIPT: Insert a new \label{key} - checks for potential duplicate conflict)

Tyler Estler w.t.estler at gmail.com
Fri May 21 16:50:13 CEST 2010

Stefan,

Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I will try playing with the scripts and
hooks to get a better understanding of them. At some point I still think
that a basic step-by-step guide to scripts would be a big help to beginners
such a I am.

Best regards,
Tyler

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Tyler,
>
> Am 2010-05-21 15:01, schrieb Tyler Estler:
> > I am migrating from WinEdt to TexWorks, which I really like for its
> > simplicity.
>
> Welcome to TeXworks :).
>
> > I am looking for some kind of tutorial introduction to the use of
> > scripts such as the one described here. I have done a reasonable
> > amount of LaTeX writing, but I am a novice when it comes to scripts etc.
> >
> > Could someone provide a simple step-by-step guide to the use of
> > scripts, hooks, etc?
>
> Scripting is a relatively new feature in TeXworks, so it's not very well
> documented yet. Using scripts is quite simple, though. For a brief
> introduction in installing scripts, see
> Note that you can also put scripts in sub-directories now to keep them
> organized.
> Then, normal scripts are run simply by clicking on them in the scripts
> menu. Hooks, on the other hand, are run automatically by the application
> when certain events occur (e.g. typesetting finished) so you don't need
> to do anything to get them working.
>
> If you're more interested in writing your own scripts,
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/ScriptingTeXworks may help to get
> you started. Note, however, that the syntax used in the examples there
> is a bit outdated. Simply replace "target" by "TW.target" and "app" by
> "TW.app".
>
> HTH
> Stefan
>
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