[texhax] Fwd: [CIT]: file association in Windows 7

Fred Lowery Fred.Lowery at oberlin.edu
Wed Mar 16 17:25:07 CET 2011


See email below:

I know this is more a Windows 7 issue than LaTeX but thought I would
try here. I'm sure he's not the only person using Windows 7 and
wondered if you could help us with this?


Fred Lowery
Client Support Analyst
CIT Mudd 009
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dan Styer <dstyer at oberlin.edu>
Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM
Subject: [CIT]: file association in Windows 7
To: OBERLIN WEBMAIL HELP DESK <cit at oberlin.edu>


I am using Windows 7 on an HP ProBook 6550b.

I have certain filestypes that I wish to associate with certain
programs.  For example, I want to associate files of type .html with
Notepad, whereas the default is to associate them with Firefox.  I do
this by "right click | Open With ... | Browse".

Most of the time this works.

But I want to associate the filetype .idx with the LaTeX Index
Processor makeindex.exe.  I have this program on my disk and can run
it in a command prompt window without a problem.  But when I try to
associate this filetype with makeindex.exe it doesn't work... when I
press "Open With... " the program makeindex.exe appears twice, and
neither entry runs the program.  I have tried to delete one or the
other or both of the appearances, but Windows does not allow this.

Please do not respond by saying that "We don't support LaTeX."  As I
have told you above, LaTeX is working perfectly, it's Windows 7 that's
not working.  And you do support Windows.

Dan Styer

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Professor of Physics         (440)775-8183
Oberlin College              Wright Laboratory 215
Oberlin, Ohio  44074-1088
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