[texworks] Temporary Latex Help

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 07:52:45 CEST 2009

Dear Jonathan,
Here is an update, extract to the TexWorks binary directory (read the
enclosed 1-latex-help-update.txt first) -  allow overwriting of files and
directories/folders when you extract.


 http://paulanorman.com/delphi/latex-help update 0001 - 2009 October 3rd
6-15pm NZST.zip

At this point to make it easier for anyone starting from scratch - I have
put all files including the update in this zip again.

*Starting from Scratch:*
Allow directories/folders and extract to your TeXWorks binary directory, and
move the Lua script that appears to your Scripts directory under Config

 http://paulanorman.com/delphi/ <goog_1254526664873>

*To view as a stand-alone*



preferably in Google's  Chrome, although IE 8 and Firefox Gecko/20090824
Firefox/3.5.3 + seem ok as well at present.

Please get back with any problems etc..

I have been thinking a bit about this during the day (our time down here in
New Zealand!).

What seems to be needed to really help make (La)TeX  accessible and
inviting, is for a user to be able to say to themselves,

'I remember a command starting like this \dahXX, I can;t even remember what
package it is in',

and start typing, use their menu item, or shortcut key and bring the list
up, find it, and even the info on the package required.

If such a project can maintain its data externally and be stand alone and
pluggable/callable, may be more LaTeX people would be encouraged to use it
and make the thing more robust and better maintained? (By ... ?)


2009/10/3 Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>

> Thanks Jonathan,
> Absolutely It is extremely draft.
> It would really do for some sort of project perhaps linked to the LaTeX
> Wiki and like?
> Although dated, the information will most likely prove to be sound in many
> areas due to the extreme stability of TeX and Lamport's  system itself.
>  NASA run the same aged material  with a modified style sheet! (
> http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/latex/ltx-2.html)
> It would be really neat to have updates and important packages added -
> I'm certainly one for having a go at some of   that.
> Paul
> 2009/10/3 Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com>
> Hi Paul,
>> Wow... this is really neat! Yes, I think we could easily set it up to
>> work with TW on other platforms and browsers as well.
>> One caveat: considering the history of the material, I do wonder
>> whether parts of it could benefit from updating for newer LaTeX
>> releases and packages.... as an *extremely* occasional, casual LaTeX
>> user I'm not the person to attempt this, but it would be good if some
>> experienced users could take a look.
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan
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