[texworks] Scripting root file behaviour

Thomas Fehige thomas at fehige.de
Wed Apr 11 23:31:44 CEST 2012

Hi Vladimir,

> Of course, you are familiar with concept of 'root file', see
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/TipsAndTricks

Yes, I've come across that.

> (This may be sub-optimal but works good.)

It's good for the standard project where "mybook.tex" contains multiple 
\include{mychapter1.tex} \include{mychapter2.tex} and so on. I'm not an 
author (most of the time) but a designer/typographer etc., and therefore 
I have multiple *.sty, *.clo and *.cls files open and make changes here 
and there, and I don't care to dedicate each of them to a root file 
"test.tex", only to remember to undo that whenever I want to change to 
the actual project I'm working on.

> Let's me restate you question (if I'm right): you want to set 'root
> file' by means of some function in TeXworks interface, for example by a
> script?

Yes, and un-set or re-set it with as little fuss as possible.

Maybe Henriks suggestion will lead me somewhere.

All the best -- Thomas

> ---
> WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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