[texworks] HELP with Tw 0.4.3 syntax highlighting
carlo.marmo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 11:21:09 CEST 2011
Paul, this is great! thank you! "%:" is totally chancing my experience with
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>wrote:
> Apologies I should have pasted that - green will not show properly
> with black, try
> Black/LawnGreen;B n EVIDENCE
> Black/LawnGreen;B y ^.*EVIDENCE.*$
> Also you can use this yet to be completeed dialogue,
> For your colour names (use SVG only).
> On 14 July 2011 13:11, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Carlo,
> > "Try activating the following menu item: `Window->Show->Tags`. This
> > will add a sidebar that will allow you to jump around to the
> > sections/subsections/etc of your document. Hopefully it provides some
> > of the functionality you are looking for."
> > In your editing document you can put:--
> > %: Evidence One starts here
> > EVIDENCE One
> > and "Evidence One starts here" will show in the tag window that
> > Charlie has pointed you to.
> > Its the %: at the beginning of the line that makes that manual kind of
> > entry show in your tag window, but not in your output (pdf).
> > % tells TeX to ignore the rest of the information on that line, so you
> > can write comments to your self. %: makes the remarks appear in your
> > tag window.
> > Clicking on entries in the Tag Window jumps you to the area of the
> > You can get other things to automatically show in your Tag windows by
> > using regular expressions in
> > tag-patterns.txt (back up the file first)
> > have a look in it to see how the tag-patterns are done.
> > It can be got to from your
> > Scripts menu, choose "Scripting Tex Works" / Show Scripts Folder, go
> > up one directory,
> > then into the directory called configuration.
> > Also highlighting and colour changes and styling: bold, italic, and
> > underlining, can be achieved by editing
> > syntax-patterns.txt
> > in the same folder as described above.
> > You will notice sections there, e.g. [Latex]
> > You can either put things in [Latex] section or make a new section at
> > the end of another section, perhaps [Thesis] and write your
> > syntax-patterns in there - then choose which scheme you want to use in
> > your editing document under the menu on Format/ Syntax Colouring.
> > I'd recommend considering using the existing [Latex] section for what
> > you are doing. But remember to backup these files before changing any
> > of them, so that you can revert back to them if necessary (if things
> > go badly wrong in your editing of them :)
> > Put any often repeated things, or regular expressions for patterns of
> > text that you want highlighted/coloured/styled the same way.
> > For example you could add a line
> > Black/Yellow;B n ^[^\s]*:
> > Which would at least highlight anything that starts as one word and
> > ends with a colon: (i.e. with no spaces in it).
> > Black - foreground colour
> > /Yellow - background-colour
> > ;B - bold
> > n - No spell checking inside described area (y for spell checking)
> > ^ start of string (in Tw editor context - here a line)
> > [^\s] here the ^ inside  means essentially anything but \s which
> > means a space or a tab etc
> > * any number of the immediately preceding - here meaning any number of
> > non space items
> > : a literal colon
> > Try just the following it might be enough
> > Black/Green;B n EVIDENCE
> > or
> > Black/Green;B y ^.*EVIDENCE.*$
> > For a whole line, with EVIDENCE in it, at a time. with spell checking.
> > Afaik, none of the changes that you might make to either
> > tag-patterns.txt or syntax-patterns.txt will take effect until you
> > completely restart TeXworks, which is a bit difficult for testing!
> > Regular expressions are a bit to get your head around unless your
> > brain is naturally wired for that kind of thing, but you can get there
> > with trial and patience, and then its just like when learning a
> > foreign language, it all suddenly starts to click into place.
> > Regular expressions are also used for searches as an optional and
> > sometimes optimal way of finding things in many computer applications
> > (and in TeXworks), so they are worth learning to some extent,
> > depending upon your needs
> > Alain Delmotte and Stefan Löffler, and others have made a real effort
> > to give people a kick start in the TeXworks manual, which you can open
> > form your Help menu. In there you will find introductions and more
> > information on many of these things (and more!), and pointers to
> > TeXworks wiki entries for more information.
> > For regular expressions, even help information based around web pages
> > will be of help, or use testing modules provided on the web to try
> > out your regular expressions first.
> > Paul
> > On 14 July 2011 10:27, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> >> On Jul 13, 2011, at 4:40 PM, Carlo Marmo wrote:
> >>> Thank you.
> >>> Last question, I promise. Where can I find some examples of syntax
> >>> highlighting, in order to figure out what kind of problems it is design
> >>> solve?
> >>> Carlo
> >> Howdy,
> >> Open any latex file and see what it does.
> >> Good Luck,
> >> Herb Schulz
> >> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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