[texworks] TeX-Works-Workflow: printing?

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Oct 17 05:37:39 CEST 2010

For what it's worth, I just updated to the brand new MiKTeX 2.9.  It 
includes TW .03 r670 (that's according to Help/About; quite a jump from 
567).  This version prints and the quality seems good, although I have 
printed only a couple of simple pages so far.

I understand Stefan's explanations about why printing is not officially 
supported, but I must say I'm glad to have it in any form.  I just 
finished a book using TW.  Early in the project I didn't print much, but 
at the end I was going back and forth constantly between TW and my PDF 
viewer in order to print (and occasionally forgetting to close the PDF, 
which resulted in broken pipe errors). This got really, really annoying. 
  I have no idea about how the MiKTeX people did it, whether using 
Stefan's old patch or in some other way; of course, they don't have to 
worry about cross-platform compatibility since MiKTeX is Windows only.

I guess what I'm saying is that when TW was younger and less widely used 
the line "Just open your PDF viewer to print" was OK.  If we want TW to 
be adopted more widely (and by those new to TeX) I think printing really 
needs to be addressed; it's something users expect, and rightly so.


On 10/16/2010 1:01 PM, Helge Kruse wrote:
> Am 16.10.2010 18:11, schrieb Stefan Löffler:
>> Am 2010-10-16 16:01, schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>>> 16 oct. 2010 à 09:59, Helge Kruse a écrit :
>>>> Did I missed a new version of TW? My 0.3 provides printing very well.
>>> Where did you get this version? No official build (such as 0.3r567,
>>> which is the last official build) includes printing, and I'm not even
>>> sure Jonathan implemented it.
>>> Is this some MikTeX-based derivative?
> Yes. It's in my MiKTeX tree. The exact version is:
> Version 0.3 (r514)(MiKTeX 2.8)

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