[texworks] Tabs in the future?

TeXWorld texworld at laposte.net
Tue Aug 3 02:31:55 CEST 2010

Le 03/09/2008 09:52, Jérome Laurens a écrit :
> Hi,
> tabs definitely make sense but they can come in different flavours and 
> they must be adapted to texworks design.
> There are 3 kinds of tex documents, the single, the compound and the 
> complex ones.
> A single TeX document only contains one TeX file.
> A compound TeX document contains one master TeX file that includes 
> many different TeX files.
> All other cases are complex TeX documents.
> Here the auxiliary files are not considered as real part of the document.
> A user will have many text windows open at the same time either when 
> different TeX documents are edited
> or when different TeX files of the same TeX document are edited.
> Tqbs will be suitable for the latter but not really for the former.
> Concerning the UI, XCode implementation of tabs is very efficient:
> 1 - switching from one tab view to the other is made through a menu 
> and not the standard list of buttons
> 2 - text windows can be splitted in order to display different text 
> files or different parts of the same text.
> Finally, I would say that Tabs should be implemented with splitting 
> views, and for multipart TeX documents only

On TeXworks'web page, this can be read : "Future plans : (...) full 
project support".
Maybe it means that TeXworks will support multi tabs...

Multi tabs in the text editor with single TeX document or master TeX 
file open means Multi tabs in the pdf viewer.

I vote for multi tabs in TeXworks.


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