[texworks] Setting the typesetting

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 09:07:35 CEST 2010

On Jul 1, 2010, at 1:11 AM, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> Hi,
> Am 2010-07-01 06:28, schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> It seems to me that a user who uses, say pdfLaTeX, should not have to
>> reset the typesetting each time s/he starts TeXworks.
> pdfLaTeX should be the default when you started using Tw at a recent
> version. Note that if you used an older version at some point, the old
> default (which was pdfTeX) is still in your preferences.

I guess the dmg is "old" then.
>> Or Is there a particular reason that the typesetting choice is not
>> remembered? Like everybody working on TeXworks is a TeXpert? Or me
>> having missed something?
> The toolbar / menu items are intended for quickly changing the  
> engine on
> a file-to-file basis. To set the default, go to Edit > Preferences >
> Typesetting and choose a default engine from the drop-down list.
> Alternatively, you can define a default engine in a file by the "%! 
> TEX"
> modlines (see
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/TipsAndTricks#Setting_the_ 
> (La)TeX_engine_per_file)

It never occurred to me that TeXworks would only typeset in TeX. I  
just thought it not remembering the setting was unusual behavior.


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