[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Aug 15 23:45:45 CEST 2012

On 2012-08-15 23:23, Frederick Mayer wrote:
> Yes (I guess)....I'm used to using much older versions of LaTex (OzTeX) and have now downloaded MacTeX and I'm trying to find my way.
>    Thanks,
>       fmayer

Please reply to the list as well

I'm wondering, is there anything special in your document, that actually 
require just LaTeX? (pstricks perhaps?)

There are many reasons to prefer pdflatex over plain old LaTeX, the 
microtype package is a very good example, full support for this require 

But the engine can be changed using the dropdown next to the green 
button, and changed for good via the TeXWorks preferences.

> On Aug 15, 2012, at 4:59 PM, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> On 2012-08-15 18:01, Frederick Mayer wrote:
>>> I opened a Tex document with TeXworks and I don't know how to get back opening the document in standard LateX format that I'm used to. Can you tell me how to do this?
>>>   Thanks,
>>>     fmayer
>> Well it might be a bit helpfull if you were a bit more specific
>> what do you mean by
>> "get back opening the document in standard LateX format"?
>> are you just asking for the latex engine instead of the pdflatex engine?
>>> ----- configuration info -----
>>> TeXworks version : 0.4.3r858 (personal)
>>> Install location : /Users/fred/Desktop/MacTeX/TeXworks.app
>>> Library path     : /Users/fred/Library/TeXworks/
>>> pdfTeX location  : /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-darwin/pdftex
>>> Operating system : Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386)
>>> Qt4 version      : 4.7.3 (build) / 4.7.3 (runtime)
>>> ------------------------------

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