| 1 Oct 15:50 2006

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WinEdt Team | 1 Oct 22:26 2006

Re: Help with FindInString

> a few years ago someone on this list (maybe even Alex) wrote
> the a macro file (see below) for me which deletes all
> ~temp.html files in my %p folder when I close a project. Can
> somewone please help me to adapt the file to delete all *.dat
> files in my %p folder. I'm having the most problems with the
> FindInString macro.
> Thanks!!!
> // ListFolderFiles(Reg: 0..9,"Path", "filetype filter",
> //                 recurse_subfolders: 0..1, relative_path: 0..3,
> // flags:0..111);
> //
> //    Flags (from left to right):
> //      Include System Files   100
> //      Include Hidden Files   010
> //      Include Readonly Files 001
> //
> //    Relative_path: 2 and 3 produces the following (3 lists folders
> //    even if they contain no files matching the filter):
> //
> //      ListFolderFiles(0,"%p",".html",1,0);
> //
> // Delete all ~temp.html files in %p and subfolders
>  ListFolderFiles(0,"%p",".html",1,0);
>  LetRegNum(1,0);
>  LetRegNum(3,0);
>  Loop(>
>  !|>
>    FindInString('%!0','\(<*\\\~temp\.html\)>',1,1,1001,%!1);>
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WinEdt Team | 1 Oct 22:30 2006

Re: specifying aux directories in WinEdt 5.5

> Finally, writing a new local startup.edt didn't work as
> expected: what I used to do in WinEdt 5.4 was essentially to
> add TeXdocs as my Home-Folder (works fine) and refer to a local
> Execmodes.edt (with a reference to frlatex), having changed the
> value of the Exec-Mode variable. The problem is that now all
> this works except I don't have the TeX system and TeX output
> pages in the Execution Mode interface (actually I suspect I
> have the old interface). Have I missed something in the
> sequence of the macros ?

From News.txt:

- The macro ShowExecution Modes now has two extra parameters:

  CS_Mode (use for Compile Selected)
  ShowExtraPages: 0..1

Only MiKTeX Configuration Macros use extra pages to specify TeX
System parameters and preferences...

It's OK if you refer to local macros but if you upgrade and you
want to take advantage of the new settings you may have to
modify them. Compare it with the original TeX System.edt:

// Auto-Detect TeX System (new in 5.5)
Exe('%b\Exec\MiKTeX\ExeModeAutoDetect.edt'); // Current Auto
Detection Settings

// Original PATH
SetEnvVar('PATH','%$(`xPATH`)'); // The Original Local PATH
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Evaristo Arroyo F | 2 Oct 03:15 2006

Winedt in a pen drive


Hi all

I would like to install my Latex┬┤s tools (winedt, Miktex, jabref, xnview,  
ghost, etc.) in a pen drive.

Is it possible?

Which is the procedure? (principally winedt and Miktex)

Thank a lot.


Evaristo Arroyo F.

David Cardon | 2 Oct 05:41 2006

possible bug with scroll bars

I am using WinEdt 5.5 Build 20060905 with Windows XP SP2.

1. If I am editing a TeX file, select several lines of text, then delete 
those lines of text, the scroll bar allows me to view empty space after 
the last line of the file. However, if I never delete lines, it is not 
possible to scroll past the last line of the file and view empty space. 
I wonder if this could be a bug with the scroll bar not resetting itself 
to the new number of lines when lines are deleted. (I edit with 
automatic wrapping turned off.)

2. While I am on the subject of not being able to scroll or view past 
the last line of the file, I have a comment on the "free caret 
interface".  It seems to me that with the "free caret interface" option 
selected, it should be possible to scroll past the last line of the file 
and then place the caret anywhere. In other words, to me it seems that 
the natural free caret interface would act as if each line is infinitely 
long and as if there are infinitely many lines in the file. However, the 
free caret interface does not permit scrolling past the last line or 
using the mouse to place the caret after the last line.

ze manuel | 5 Oct 19:31 2006

Restoring Menu items

When assigning an entry for a macro in the "Macros" Menu, I accidentally replaced the "Macros | Execute
Macro Script" option. How can I restore that?

Another question: to create a macro that runs Latex followed by dvips I simply copy/pasted the separate
macros into one. It seems to work fine. 
Is this wrong, are there better ways to do it?


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Zulfikar Dharmawan | 9 Oct 18:01 2006

Multiple Project


Is it possible to open up multiple projects? All I know if I want to open another project I have to close one project then open another.


Zulfikar Dharmawan

Ulrich Dirr | 10 Oct 09:41 2006

Macros with blanks in file path


I'm successfully using Robert's example for a customised index generation
addition to PDFTeXify. Because I want it to use index batch files dependent
on the actual project (some use only .idx files some upto four independent
indices) I've changed the macro like this:


The problem is that %!p expands to a path with several spaces. So I added
some quotation marks:

Nevertheless I got the following command line error message:

   texify: cannot find "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Uli\Eigene 

The path is correctly written but now it seems that texify is confused about
the quote characters.

Do I need some other kind of 'masking' the path so that it will expand

Best regards,

Sebastian Faust | 10 Oct 17:38 2006

text wrapping


I am struggled with a problem. I got from a colleague a tex-file written 
in emacs, where more or less the whole text is in one line. I was 
searching for some option, so that text after a special position, say 
after position 70 is broken and written in a new line. I was playing a 
bit with the wrapping modes, but it seems, that they are only working if 
I write new text. In particular, is it possible without changes to the 
text, i.e. no line-breaks are entered automatically? The reason is the 
following: A colleague and me we are working together on this tex-file. 
He prefer that everything is in one line, because his program wraps 
everything automatically. So if I now enter new text, my text gets 
automatically broken, i.e. linebreaks are inserted automatically.

Do you have any idea how to avoid this, but getting the text broken? Do 
you have any idea how to break exiting text?

Thanks for your help,

WinEdt Team | 10 Oct 19:28 2006

Re: Multiple Project

> Is it possible to open up multiple projects? All I know if I
> want to open another project I have to close one project then
> open another.

WinEdt is an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) and not a MPI
(Multiple Project Interface -- whatever that may be)
application. There are many ways how to use its project
management functionality (including a "simple" one when you are
always working on the default project and reset the main file
accordingly). However, only one project can be opened at the
time and only one main file can be set at any moment.

All that the project does is that it remembers a list of
recently opened files (with all attributes) within this
project, the main file and the files opened during the last
session. And these can be restored automatically when the
program is restarted: simple and efficient; very few users have
trouble understanding how it works...

I suppose you could open a next set of files from another
project but then what? Merge the two projects? Allow switching
between one and another? The reason why I don't seriously
consider MPI is that it is not a well defined concept and from
a previous correspondence with a few users that felt strongly
about something like this I already know that there will be
many different non-compatible ideas on how it should work...
And that means more options, more testing and documentation and
making WinEdt even more complicated to a simple user...

Best regards,