[texworks] back and forth between source tex and pdf?

kap4lin kap4lin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 23:14:09 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 4:52 PM, kap4lin <kap4lin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, this reply is a bit late, but quite a lot was compiled in between.
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>>    Is this texlive 2009 compilable on RedHat EL 5.3 (or 5.4)?
>> Sure.  I am using it on CentOS 5.4.  The i386-linux binaries we provide
>> were intentionally built on an old system (Debian sarge), so at worst
>> you should have to install some "compatibility" libraries.
>> You don't have to build it yourself from source (and I wouldn't advise
>> doing so unless you really want to).  See http://tug.org/texlive for the
>> various ways of getting it.
> Well, I did it anyway, using the install-tl script. It was pretty
> trivial actually. And then setting the appropriate paths were easy
> too. Things work perfect on the Debian/sid machine, anyway that was
> texlive.
> Here comes the funny part. I am trying get this on RedHat EL 5.4
> (which has qt3, KDE3). So, the process that I followed was (C&I =
> compile and install):
> 0. install-tl to install texlive in (~/usr/local/texlive)
> 1. C&I Qt 4.5.3 ( in ~/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.5.3)
> 2. C&I poppler-0.12.2 ( in ~/usr/local/)
> 3. C&I hunspell-1.2.8 (in ~/usr/local/)
> 4. C&I TexWorks-0.2.3 (in ~/usr/local/)
> What works:
> 1. Local installation of texlive works fine (see 3 here).
> 2. Texworks starts and works fine as an editor
> 3. PdfLatex compilation from the menubar/toolbar does the appropriate
> typesetting.
> 4. Syntax highlighting

Let me add one more here:
5. forward and inverse sync (using Ctrl+click) works both ways!
Although the pdf is shown as blank.

> What doesn't work:
> 1. Whenever the typeset pdf is opened the latex window becomes
> borderless. I can access the menu though.

Ignore this. The window borders are fine, for some reason they were
pushed out of the screen margin, thats all.

> 2. The pdf viewer does not show anything - just blank pages, although
> the pdf is generated correctly (as seen from kpdf or acroread)

This is the CRUCIAL one.

> 3. Spell check in the latex document is missing.

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