1 Oct 15:50 2006

### Mailing List Guidelines


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related to WinEdt or to MiKTeX, LaTeX etc. A rule of thumb is: If you
are having the same  problems  when  running  the  program  from  the
command line, it is NOT related to WinEdt.)

A lot of questions are being asked over and over  again.  Check  that
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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
> 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);>


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


2 Oct 03:15 2006

### Winedt in a pen drive


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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.

Atentamente,

Evaristo Arroyo F.


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.


5 Oct 19:31 2006


Hi,
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?

cheers

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9 Oct 18:01 2006

### Multiple Project

Hi,

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.

Regards,

Zulfikar Dharmawan

10 Oct 09:41 2006

### Macros with blanks in file path

Hi,

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:

SetEnvVar('CURRFILE','%!n');
SetEnvVar('MAKEINDEX','%!p\index.bat');
Exe('%B\Exec\MiKTeX\PDFTeXify.edt');
End;

The problem is that %!p expands to a path with several spaces. So I added
some quotation marks:
SetEnvVar('MAKEINDEX','""%!p\index.bat""');

Nevertheless I got the following command line error message:

texify: cannot find "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Uli\Eigene
Dateien\uli\projekte\Chessgate\Expeditionen\index.bat"

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
correctly?

Best regards,
Ulrich


10 Oct 17:38 2006

### text wrapping

Hi,

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?

Sebastian


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