[texworks] About the native PDF viewer (feature request and a question)

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Wed May 4 18:55:02 CEST 2011


On 2011-05-02 16:01, Edoardo Vacchi wrote:
>> Can we make TeXworks monitor a  port we could safely address in  a
>> running copy of TeXworks - would be ideal and have a certain list of
>> accepted registered commands like open this .tex document (if not
>> already open) at this line number, and bring the appropriate editor
>> window into focus? Perhaps also a 'port' command in the acceptable
>> list that says insert this text at cursor position/line number?
> many applications (such as texniccenter or texmaker) accomplish this
> by allowing only one instance and looking at command line switches

This actually applies to TeXworks as well. It is a single-instance, and
it supports the --position=... switch (or the short form -p ...), which
currently can be used to jump to a specific line (for .tex files) or
page (for .pdf files).


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