[texworks] invoking help documentation....how to do it???

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 00:16:29 CET 2011

Dear Federico,

TeXworks (Tw) aims to be itself a no frills easy to use interface but
is extended through scripts
http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=261 and some
information is being built up at: http://TwScript.PaulANorman.com

There is a script for implementing some - emphasis some - LaTeX help
from within the Tw editor

And for getting help on packages - highlight (double click) the
package name and use the shortcut.

You can find your Tw Scirpt directory from your Scripts/ Scripting
TeXworks/Show Script Folder

If your MiKTeX and release of Tw is older - then look to update Tw
with an experimental build from here (and launch it directly not from
the MiKTeX shorcut(s)), look for rev731 at the moment -


On 14 February 2011 00:00, Federico Bonofiglio <bonoricus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm new to MikTeX.
> I'm currently using TeXworks which is the default editor of miktex.
> Obviously I have many issues on the desk but the more stringent..and off
> course the one that should gimmie more autonomy, is how to invoke helping
> documentation from within the editor.
> For instance I receive an error message when placing the \address{} command
> after the \author{} one, so I need to go on and check documentation to
> verify where am I doing the fault.
> If anyone uses R I would have imaged something similar to typing
> ?\address{} in order to having an helping page automatically
> displayed.....but off course I'm wrong.
> To be honest I haven't found any such reference to a help file system of
> that type (I read a guide to LATEX, MATH into LATEX, first steps in LATEX) ,
> and also on line manuals aren't quite pressing on that matter.
> I've somewhat guessed I should type
> \usepackage{doc}   to have any support ..but I'm not able to implement this
> correctly, firstly because I don't know where to type such helping
> commands...in the log? in the editor itself??
> Any hint would be really appreciated,
> thank u Dears!!
> Federico
> ----- configuration info -----
> TeXworks version : 0.3r670 (MiKTeX 2.9)
> Install location : C:/Programmi/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/miktex-texworks.exe
> Library path     : C:\Documents and Settings\me\Impostazioni locali\Dati
> applicazioni\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\
> pdfTeX location  : C:/Programmi/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/pdftex.exe
> Operating system : Windows Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
> (build 2600)
> Qt4 version      : 4.7.0 (build) / 4.7.0 (runtime)
> ------------------------------
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