# [texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 06:56:58 CET 2011

Hi,

There have been a few message over time on this sort of thing.

Does it warrant a turn-off-able auto-detection of Preferences, and
throwing up an advice or launching the appropriate part of TeXworks
help if there is no typeset engine set or detected in likely paths?

Or would it be it too complicated to determine whether there is an
appropriate typesetting engine in path or settings?

Paul

On 13 November 2011 12:33, Charlie Sharpsteen <chuck at sharpsteen.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 6:45 AM, Luca Duelli <lduelli at ctc-codex.ch> wrote:
>>
>> ----- configuration info -----TeXworks version : 0.4.3r858
>> (official)Install location : C:/Program Files/TeXworks/TeXworks.exeLibrary
>> : Windows Vista, 32-bitQt4 version : 4.7.3 (build) / 4.7.3
>> (runtime)------------------------------
>>
>> sorry for this mail. i just downloaded texworks and wanted to compilate a
>> .tex file, but i get always an error, that the program couldnt find the
>> pdflatex.exe file. also for all other possibilities to compile.
>> i already searched in the internet but couldnt find a solution. can you
>> help me? that would be great.
>> regards
>> luca duelli
>
> Do you have a TeX distribution such as MiKTeX or TeX Live installed?
> -Charlie