[texworks] Show warnings and overfill boxes

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 20 15:16:58 CEST 2009

The experimental (v0.3) build includes a proof-of-concept script that  
looks for errors in the log and displays them in a summary format; you  
can then (double?)click them to go to the source at that location.

Getting this to be 100% reliable is a difficult problem, though,  
because the log output isn't really designed to be machine-readable,  
and it's hard to keep track of the current input file when packages or  
other macros could also be writing arbitrary text to the console/log  
at any time. (I don't believe Alain's Lua script would be reliable in  
this regard either.)

Running the underlying tex tools with the -file-line-error option  
would help somewhat, though it would still not be completely  
foolproof. Perhaps I'll try that once the scripting support is more  


On 19 Oct 2009, at 08:01, Alain Delmotte wrote:

> Hi!
> If you are using the Lua extended version with the attached script  
> (which should go in the TeXworks resources folder, sub-folder  
> Scripts) you get that.
> But I do not intend to learn JavaScript to translate it to the  
> possible present scripting system!
> Alain
> Daniel Gutzmann a écrit :
>> Hello!
>> I would like to ask if there is any possibility to show the number  
>> of warnings and overfull boxes (and jump to them) without looking  
>> into the .log-file (like in the texniccenter)?
>> Best, Daniel

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