[texworks] Esoteric folder error on the latest version build

Beuthe, Tatjana tatjana.beuthe.10 at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 18 05:22:18 CET 2016


While checking that my spellcheck problem was indeed solved in the latest version of texworks, I came across an extremely esoteric error on my Windows 7 system. It is as follows:

Inside a folder called "test_latex - Copy" I have a latex file used for testing. For some reason, the latex file displays all syntax colors fine using the 2015 distro. However, switching to the latest build makes the colors disappear somehow. After some fiddling, I determined the problem did not lie within the test file, but within the name of the folder itself. If I changed the name of the folder to "test_latex-Copy", "test_latex- Copy" or "test_latex -Copy", (note the removal of some or all spaces in the folder name) the colors displayed properly when booted in the latest hotfix. In other words, the space dash space " - " combination in the folder name itself was causing texworks to go haywire in the latest build. And for some reason, making a further copy of the folder and its contents, called "test_latex - Copy - Copy" also fixed the problem. I have no idea what the issue is here, but it appears something in a folder name with only one " - " is causing the texworks system to error out.

Any thoughts on this one?

Tatjana Beuthe
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