[texworks] TL2011 pretest on win7

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 28 14:19:16 CEST 2011

On Jun 28, 2011, at 2:35 AM, Alain Delmotte wrote:

> Hi!
> Le 26/06/2011 15:32, Stefan Löffler a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> On 2011-06-25 15:25, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
>>> today I did a test on win7 prof.
>> Thanks for testing :).
>>> To set up TeXWorks for latex-dvips-ps2pdf some extra work has to be done ...
>> Yes, this is sort of by design. By default, only pdf*tex is set up to
>> encourage people to move to the new system, and to avoid confusion for
>> new users (which would probably wonder what the different is if the
>> outcome is pdf in all cases).
> OK I understand that, but many people are going to TeXworks with an existing background in (La)TeX, especially using eps figures and so need dvips...
> What are, in detail, the steps to compile, under TeXworks files with postscript commands?
> There are two, if I am not mistaken (latex-dvips-ps2pdf and straight pdflatex adding a package) but TeXworks has to be adapted in both cases.
> Further, are these solutions equivalent?
> I'll also be interested to pdflatex, biblatex, makeindex, pdflatex, pdflatex.
> How to achieve that?
> Regards,
> Alain


I'd suggest creating a latexmk tool which will take care of all of that, as well as run bibtex (or biber -- recent versions of latexmk will automatically choose) and/or makeindex automatically.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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