[texworks] configuration placement on Vista

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Feb 16 09:52:43 CET 2010

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 15 Feb 2010, at 13:03, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> Lars Madsen wrote:
>>> Hi, I have a user who is using the latest MiKTeX and the TW installed by MiKTeX.
>>> I'm trying to help him install some extra dictionaries for spell checking. But we cannot figure out where to place the files on Vista.
>>> This worked fine on XP
>>> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/SpellingDictionaries
>>> And Jonathans idea to search for syntax-patterns.txt was apparently fruitless as well.
>>> Any Vista users who can help on this issue
>>> (I don't have access to a vista here, so I can do much searching myself)
>> Just did a test of TW on Win7.
>> The dir for dictionaries we ended up using was in .texlive9 / ... / TeXWorks
>> There was nothing separate in C:\Users\...\
> That suggests to me that TeXworks is installed with a setup file (texworks-setup.ini) that specifies a custom location for the configuration files. But I don't actually know any details of how MikTeX configures things. (Or was this TW from a TeX Live installation on the Win7 machine? That directory name looks rather texlive-ish.)
> Just out of curiosity, could you locate the TeXworks executable, and see if there's a texworks-setup.ini file alongside it?
> JK

I should have mentioned, yes this is a net installation of TW on TL 09

the original question was regadring TW from MikTeX on Wista.

I currently do not have access to a Vista, I'd better get me a Win7 for 

Will test both when I get access to it.


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