[EXT] Re: [EXT] how to start tex program to write first program

Philip Taylor Philip.Taylor at Westberryhotel.Com
Sun Mar 8 08:31:03 CET 2020

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 2020-03-07 at 17:48:54 +0000, Philip Taylor wrote:
>   > Below "C:\texlive\2019", you should find "bin\win32", within which
>   > you should find "TeXworks.exe".  Launch this (by double-clicking),
>   > and a TeX editor will load;
> After successful installation TeXworks should appear in the "start"
> menu.  Doesn't it work for you?  Walking through the directories each
> time is extremely inconvenient (though acceptable for testing).

I was simply trying to avoid any assumptions, Reinhard.  "Political 
science" was aware of C:\TeXlive\2020, so it seemed wise to continue to 
use things of which he was aware rather than introduce new concepts at 
this stage.  And from my experience, what one ends up with in one's 
start menu depends on what options one selects at install time (e.g., 
the so-called "Launcher").

> And if one uses TeXworks frequently it's even more convenient if it's
> accessible from the task bar.

That is very mucn in the eye of the beholder.  I have nothing pinned to 
my task bar and nothing on my desktop; everything I use, I use from the 
"Start" menu.

> Phil, is there any reason to prepend "[EXT]" to the the subject
> line of all yor mails?  This breaks the sort-by-subject facility of many email clients.

Not inserted by me.  RHUoL out-sources its staff e-mail service to 
Microsoft, and at some point they started (a) injecting "External" into 
the "Subject: " field of all non-College e-mails, and (b) re-writing all 
embedded URLs in the form

> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fclck.ru%2FMBEBf&data=02%7C01%7CP.Taylor%40Rhul.Ac.Uk%7C040a2e4467a3433ea4ca08d7afad4e37%7C2efd699a19224e69b601108008d28a2e%7C1%7C0%7C637171031748028156&sdata=9TYref524tk40pEFIIsG4uKn5znyjJrNeAN81otu%2FEQ%3D&reserved=0

Within 48 hours of launch, "[EXTERNAL]" had been shortered to "[EXT]", 
and it looks as if a recent complaint may have resulted in the 
"safelinks" nonsense being turned off (far from rendering links safe, it 
simply makes them even more dangerous by hiding the target in masses of 
cr at p) but I am afraid that the insertion of "[EXT]" is without my aegis ...

** Phil.

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