[texworks] Useful tool gone missing in MiKTeX

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 17:08:15 CET 2018

On 11/03/2018 8:00 AM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:
> Philip
> No, I am not mistaken, it is definitely the text editor MikTeX of which 
> I write – I’ve never used any other.

It sounds as though someone has packaged things for you in a way 
different from what most of us see.

As Norbert explained, MikTeX is a collection of software that includes a 
lot of things.  Normally it includes a copy of TeXWorks, though not the 
same version you can get if you download it on its own.

If you are seeing MikTeX as a text editor, it's because you have things 
set up in an unusual way.  There's a good chance that it's just a label 
on the shortcut that says MikTeX, but you're actually running TeXWorks. 
However, there are other possible editors it might be using.  You can 
probably find out which you've got by asking for help when you run it: 
on Windows, programs typically have "Help | About ..." pages describing 
versions etc.  Other platforms usually have the same information 
somewhere or other.  (I've assumed you're using Windows, because that's 
where MikTeX originated, though nowadays it's available on Linux and 
MacOS as well.)

Duncan Murdoch

> The facility is most useful when one is nearing the completion of a long 
> document - which is where I am at the moment.
> Thinking more laterally, and having regard to your last sentence…  would 
> it take a lot of work on my part to transfer over to TeXworks?
> In fact, it may be worth asking: what are the main features that 
> influence making the choice: MikTeX or TeXworks?
> Keith
> *From:*Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk>
> *Sent:* 10 March 2018 17:01
> *To:* Dr A K Hannaby <keith_hannaby at mathshelp.com>
> *Cc:* texworks at tug.org
> *Subject:* Re: [texworks] Useful tool gone missing in MiKTeX
> Philip Taylor wrote:
>     Keith -- As far as I know, no implementation of TeX incorporates
>     "find" or "find and replace" functionality; such functionality is
>     normally a feature of an editor that may (or may not) accompany such
>     an implementation.  Is it possible that it is not MikTeX (/qua
>     /MikTeX) of which you speak, but rather TeXworks, the topic of the
>     list to which you actually sent your message ?
> If it /is/, then I am pleased to be able to report that TeXworks 0.6.2 
> does indeed return the number of instances matched.
> Philip Taylor

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