[texworks] Suggestions/questions about TeXworks 0.3r736

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 21:50:22 CET 2011

On 11-03-11 5:16 AM, Stefan Löffler wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-03-09 21:44, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> Now that I've got my forward and reverse search going, some less
>> important questions/issues:
>> 1.  Is there a way to automatically tile the editor and preview
>> windows one above the other?  Window|Stack does what other Windows
>> applications call "Cascade", Window|Tile does "Tile horizontally",
>> Window|Side by Side does the same.  The other Window menu options only
>> move one window.  Some other applications have "Tile vertically" which
>> would do what I want.  (I have my monitor in portrait orientation, so
>> tiling horizontally gives me two long thin windows.)
> No, there's no such functionality built-in at the moment. Tw does,
> however, remember the last configuration you used for a file (at least
> as long as it's in the "Recent files" list). So if you use the same file
> for a long time, this should help.
> Apart from that, it may be possible to do what you want with a script. I
> haven't tried yet, though.
>> 2.  There seems to be something wrong with the font selection in
>> TeXworks.   If I open the file
>> http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/temp/texworks/doc-002.pdf
>> in other previewers, I see open circles for the points.  If I open it
>> in TeXworks, the points show as little q symbols.
> This is a problem with my Windows builds - thanks for pointing it out.
> The new version I uploaded an hour ago should fix this problem. Still,
> in the light of this, it would probably be a good idea to always embed
> all fonts.
> <begin technical explanation>
> As was already pointed out in this thread, this problem seems to be
> limited to pdf viewers based on poppler. The reason for this turned out
> to be that poppler doesn't include the 14 base postscript fonts every
> pdf viewer should. I have now included the fonts distributed with
> ghostscript (GPLv2) in the builds and also hacked poppler to use them.
> Of course, this increases the size of the Tw archive a bit, though.
> <end technical explanation>

Thanks, I can confirm it is working fine for me in r745.

Duncan Murdoch

> Stefan

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