[tex-live] I don't know how open a TeX file.

Carles Setó Salvia i21777 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 15 16:16:30 CEST 2016

Thank you very much everyone for your interest.

I also consider some kind of incompatibility because I am not only able to open .tex files, but I can not open the editor when I click on the icon of TeXworks editor. When I click on the icon appears this error message (see attached photo, Windows 7 shows in Spanish that is not able to check the editor). Although I select to execute ("Ejecutar") the software, my Windows 7 Home Premium is not able to open it.

Perhaps I should try to install TeXstudio editor, for example.


De: Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
Enviado: lunes, 15 de agosto de 2016 9:19
Para: Philip Taylor
Cc: Carles Setó Salvia; texlive at tug.org
Asunto: Re: [tex-live] I don't know how open a TeX file.

Dear Carles,

.tex is not a generally known extension. It is a plain gtext file yet it is not guaranteed that it will always have a MIME type of text/plain. Even if you have a specialized editor for TeX installed, it is possible that association will not be found. On my Linux computer it is sometimes opened in TeXmaker, sometimes it cannot be opend and I have to save it to my local disk. Anyway, even if you manage to open it directly from the e-mail in some IDE, the permission might not allow you to process the file. You almost always have to save the file to your disk.

Zdenek Wagner

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2016-08-14 9:48 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk<mailto:P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>>:

I am an absolute novice in LaTeX. I have installed TeX Live 2015 on my PC (Windows 7 Home Premium), but I don't know how can I open and manipulate this attached file (eq15.tex).
Dear Carles --

(1) Make sure you installed everything (I think this is referred to as "Collection: full" by the installer, but I may be wrong)
(2) Click Start / all programs / TeX Live 2016 / TeXworks  2016
(3) When TeXworks has launched, click File / Open and browse for "eq15.tex"

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Philip Taylor

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