[texworks] TeXworks 0.4.3 : where is the transcript file

Charlie Sharpsteen chuck at sharpsteen.net
Sun Nov 13 01:19:11 CET 2011

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

> Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
>  If TeXworks is missing something you find necessary, feel free to add to
>> the source code or write a script that fills the gap.
> I am a TeXworks user, Charlie, not a TeXworks developer --
> my skills (if I have any) lie in writing TeX code, HTML
> & CSS, none of which would allow me to add functionality
> to TeXworks.
> Philip Taylor

I'm just a TeXworks user as well---I do some development work because I
want to have stable Mac builds and a better PDF viewer.

Since you have experience working with HTML, perhaps you know a bit of
JavaScript. In that case, you could write a script for TeXworks that adds
the feature you want without having to know about C++ or compiling things
from source:

// TeXworksScript
// Title: Open TeX logfile
// Description: Attempts to open the logfile for the current document
// Author: Charlie Sharpsteen
// Version: 0.1
// Date: 2011-11-12
// Script-Type: standalone

logfileName = TW.target.fileName.replace(RegExp('\.(tex\|pdf)$'), '.log');
TW.app.openFileFromScript(logfileName, TW);


Whenever I see someone make a statement like "I'm surprised/confused/angry
that (open source project x) doesn't have (feature in product y)" I can't
help but think of the old proverb:

  Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.Teach a man to fish and you
feed him for a lifetime.

With projects like TeXworks, noone is getting paid to do development.
Therefore, the responsibility (and freedom!) falls upon us as users to
implement the features we want.

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