[texworks] Setting the typesetting

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 09:04:43 CEST 2010

On Jul 1, 2010, at 1:10 AM, Paul A Norman wrote:

> Dear Schremmer,
> What version and revision of Tw are you using please?

(Version 0.2.3 (r.466)
The Mac dmg)
> (Help/About)
> For a while now it has been possible to set the default action on Edit
> / Preferences / Typesetting  -- using the drop-down box at the bottom
> of that tab.
> Alain Delmotte has also prepared an excellant manual, available from
> the Help menu in all recent relases.
> "A short manual for TEXworks"
> He lists some useful information there under,
> ``3.4  Changing TEXworks parameters for convenience
> ...
> ``From the Typeset menu or from the drop-down on the Typesetting tool
> bar, you can change the compilation format. Again this change will
> only be temporary.
> ``To have permanent changes, you need to change the Preferences
> through the Edit/ Preferences… menu, using the Editor tab for the font
> and Typesetting tab for the compilation format: the default format is
> at the bottom of the tab (let’s choose pdfLaTex for this one).''
> I hope that this helps,

Actually, I was not looking for help as I am using TeXShop. The  
behavior of TeXworks just struck me as being unusual in that respect  
in that it has to be set each time rather than remembered by the  
> Paul
> On 1 July 2010 16:28, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> It seems to me that a user who uses, say pdfLaTeX, should not have  
>> to reset
>> the typesetting each time s/he starts TeXworks.
>> Or Is there a particular reason that the typesetting choice is not
>> remembered? Like everybody working on TeXworks is a TeXpert? Or me  
>> having
>> missed something?
>> Regards
>> --schremmer

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