TeXlips - A MiKTeX GUI for NoteTab
The NoteTab clipbook library TeXlips has been designed to help the novice and the experienced MiKTeX user to run TeX and friends applications in a convenient and user friendly manner. The clip programming language in NoteTab is powerful and flexible enough to make this possible and hopefully TeXlips is able to fulfill its task of being the glue that binds the editor, the Windows operating system, and MiKTeX into a well integrated TeX system.
Directory Structure in TeXlips
The default directories that TeXlips use are the following:
In addition, you can use the set of batch files that are included in the
The default directory for the
Please note that the
Note also that this file,
Next, there's a clip which allows you to use a DOS/Win32 version of the classic (UN*X) spell checker "International ISpell". The default directory for ISpell is:
This spell checker is neither distributed with NoteTab nor with MiKTeX. I haven't been able to run the spell checker from any other directory than the default, but in the event that it's possible (I didn't try very hard) you can define an alternative directory where NoteTab will look for the executables.
Instructions on where you can obtain DVIWin,
Finally, there are two directories linked to TeXlips. First, there's a directory for the TeXlips help file
NOTE: If you have NoteTab version 4.8 or later, there are some important changes to the above default directories. Given the version requirement, TeXlips will try to determine where the main applications have been installed. For example, the default root-directory for MiKTeX is registered in Windows registry under the key
If TeXlips is able to find the "Install Root" value it sets this value as the default directory. This means that all the above default directories which are subdirectories to the root-directory for MiKTeX change accordingly. Similarly, the local root-directory for MiKTeX, if one exists, should be found as the value for "Local Root" to the above key. Moreover, TeXlips looks for registry information about GSview (via Aladdin Ghostscript), Acrobat Reader, and Acrobat Distiller.
TeXlips also allows you to specify your own, so called user-defined directories. These directories are stored in the TeXlips ini-file. If you change the root-directory for MiKTeX, then the directories which default directories that are subdirectories to the MiKTeX root-directory will change accordingly. For instance, if you have installed MiKTeX under the root
To achieve this, you can simply run the TeXlips maintenance clip and select the "Change TeXlips directory settings" option. There are also options to check your current library settings (the "Check library settings" option in "TeXlips maintenance"), and to remove some or all of the TeXlips 1.20 settings from the ini-file. The last action is handled by the "Remove library settings" option in the "TeXlips maintenance" clip. The Library preferences clip lets you specify certain general launch parameters.
Last Updated: February 17, 2004