# [texworks] shell-escape to texify.exe

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 01:39:11 CET 2011

```Sorry a bit left off --

Are you trying to run texify on the fly? --if you can't get any extra
features through texify  that you need, and it is not absolutely
essential, rather than use texify, just do the needed number of runs
of pdflatex and BibTex MakeIndex etc yourself from TeXworks on a "full
production run" for your .pdf, and meanwhile just use simple runs of
pdflatex form TeXworks for viewing incremental editing changes for
editing purposes?

Does that work for you, or am I missing something that you need to do?

paul

On 21 March 2011 13:14, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just for clarity are you trying to invoke texify on the fly?
>
> On 21 March 2011 10:46, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Ovi,
>>
>> On 21 March 2011 05:54, Ovi Chitayat <ovadia at pacbell.net> wrote:
>>> Hi All;
>>>
>>> I am trying to pass –shell-escape to pdflatex (for the purpose of calling
>>> gnuplot) through texify.exe
>>>
>>
>> Are you doing it like this form preferences? Bruno's post:
>>
>> http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/texworks/2011q1/003713.html
>>
>> http://tug.org/pipermail/texworks/attachments/20110202/2eccd16d/attachment-0001.png
>>
>>> texify does not like this argument.
>>>
>>> When I use this argument in pdflatex, pdflatex calls gnuplot, i get my
>>> pretty little Gaussian Plot and
>>
>>> world order seems to be in tact.
>>
>> I am sure that the UN Security Council  will be pleased to hear :)
>>
>>>
>>> Am I doing something stupid?
>>>
>>
>> No, first time around these things can be fiddly until you see a
>> working example.
>>
>>> Does anybody know of a way to do this?
>>>
>>
>> Depending on your distribution and other settings, instead of doing it
>> in TeXworks  preferences you may be able to place something like this
>> on its own line at the very very top of your TeXworks .tex document
>>
>> %& --shell-escape
>>
>> I use the provision for changing or keeping the output .pdf name when
>> my .tex name chages (visioning). My document then ends up looking like
>> this at the very top:
>>
>> %& --job-name=MyDocument-A5
>> % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
>> % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
>> \documentclass[10pt,a5paper]{article} % use larger type; default would be 10pt
>>
>> I prefer it as it does not require changing the preferences (which
>> will apply by default to all documents which can be a security risk if