[texworks] message from TeXworks user(MiKTeX)

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 09:09:57 CEST 2010

To clarify:  the script as I recall it, opens the current directory in
which the .tex and .pdf are 'living', in a file manager, in Windows
that would normally be Windows Explorer, which makes it very easy to
locate the produced .pdf.

Which is what marksaul at earthlink.net - sort of started out needing to
know about in the original message.


On 1 September 2010 17:40, Helge Kruse <Helge.Kruse-nospam at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am 01.09.2010 00:54, schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
>> On 31 August 2010 Helge Kruse wrote:
>>  >  If you need a directory *listing*, you should open a command prompt
>>  >  and enter "dir " (with the blank but without enter). Than you drag
>>  >  the directory from the explorer to the command prompt window. The
>>  >  directory name is now appended to the command line. Now press
>>  >  Enter, you get the listing.
>> I just found out that TeXworks offers a much easier way create a nice
>> directory listing which certainly (can test it on Linux only) doesn't
>> suffer from Windows madness.   Just go to the "File" menu and click on
>> "Open ...".  At the bottom of the file select box you can select which
>> files you want to see.  Only *.tex files are displayed by default.
> Since TeXworks is a (La)Tex-editor this might be a good choice.
> But why are you using TeXworks to get a directory listing? The question was:
>> > > Is it sooooo difficult to craeate a directory listing on Windows?
> The file open dialog "listing" disappears when you want to continue editing.
> Helge

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