[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 13 22:31:47 CET 2011

On Nov 13, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> It seems to me that it does detect if there is a viable TeX distribution. If the engine doesn't run an error message is generated! :-)
>> There are multiple TeX distributions available in many cases I don't think it's the job of TeXworks to check all possibilities since even those change with time.
>> While we're at it why not have TeXworks translate spoken word in viable (La)TeX? That would be part of ``the works'' wouldn't it?
> I wasn't suggesting that it necessarily try to identify
> which distribution (if any) was installed; rather, it
> should try to see whether the basic commands, stored
> in and visible from the default drop-down "Typeset"
> list, exist, and, if they do, whether they process
> a basic test document compatible with that typesetting
> engine and produce output files of the names expected.
> ** Phil.


How is that different from what I said? Or do you expect TeXworks to include a (La)TeX interpreter?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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