[texworks] Bugs: Key Shortcuts and Settings, LaTeX run not possible

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sat Dec 12 15:00:18 CET 2009

On 12/12/2009 08:18, Matthias Pospiech wrote:
> I found that there is a shortcut CTRL+"'" and CTRL+"/"
> That might work on an english keyboard but is absolutely nonsense on a
> german Keyboard.
> There it is "CTRL+SHIFT+#" and "CTRL+SHIFT+7" to achieve the same.

You can change this: it's impossible to have one set of shortcuts that 
work across all languages (and platforms!)

> There is a dialog "settings->editor" but also a "format->fonts". Both
> set the same (editor fonts) with the difference that the latter does not
> save anything.
> This is highly confusing!

The settings apply to all newly opened files, whereas the format entry 
is for the currently opened file only. Different aims, different places.

> What I do not understand is why latex (not pdflatex) is disabled. I
> personally could live without dvi-ps-pdf, but the scientific papers I
> write have to be submitted in this format,
> since the publisher does not except pdflatex compatible latex files. So
> is there a reason why I can not select to run in latex only mode?

It's not "disabled", it's just not on the default list. With 
auto-pst-pdf and shell escape on, you can avoid needing to view DVI 
files at all. The main reason it's not on the list is because there is 
no cross-platform way to do latex + dvips + ps2pdf. (MiKTeX, TeX Live 
and W32TeX have different binaries, different operating systems have 
different conventions, etc.). This has been discussed a lot on the list!

> PS: I found not other way to submit bugs.

Joseph Wright

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