[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

John Hughes jfhext at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 20:48:53 CEST 2012

Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at ...> writes:

> > I'm trying to use TeXworks with TeXLive on a windows box. I'm stuck trying
> > to set the TEXINPUTS variable. 
> > I have a large project (a book), each chapter in its own directory, and all
> > my latex stuff in a LATEX dir. Short picture:
> > book/
> >    Jmaster.tex
> >    LATEX/
> >      siunitx.tex
> >      graphicsbook.cls
> [...] 
> > ! LaTeX Error: File `graphicsbook.cls' not found.
> Simply, don't use TEXINPUT! If you use TeX Live as your TeX distribution
> it is very easy to set up personal (=private) styles, classes, etc.
> So, instead putting all stuff under LATEX in "project" directory put all
> LaTeX files in $HOME/texmf/tex/latex/YOUR_NAME/YOU_PROJECT/.
> [...]
> WBR, Vladimir Lomov.

Thanks for the suggestion. In the end, it turned out not to be practical for me 
(since the style-files for this book had to be shared among many authors, etc.). 

My eventual solution (courtesy of a friend) was this, which I include at this 
late date for others who may care about how to make it work:

In my TeXworks preferences, in the typesetting tab, my default
processing tool is:  pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX

Associated with that particular tool is this configuration:


As an alternative, I've also used

--tex-option=-include-directory="C:full path\book\LATEX"

where "full path" is a sequence of folders, and the double-quotes are there to 
handle the blanks in various folder/directory names. 

I hate having this dependency stuck in the TexWorks settings rather than in some 
project-associated file that I could maintain in the book's repository, but 
that's life, and this works well enough for now. 


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