[texhax] Windows files questions - getting right things to happen with file extensions

David C. Walden dave at walden-family.com
Mon Sep 26 16:05:11 CEST 2005

Some thoughts on Q1 (although I have never used Win 2000).
Open Win Explorer on some directory.  Click on Folder Options
under the Tools menu.   Click the File Types tab.
Look in the list of registered extensions to see if
.tex is already there.  I found it at the top of my list,
not alphabetically.  If so, click Change.
If not, click New and fill in .tex.  In either
case, you have to know the location of the .exe file
for WinEdt, e.g., something like
c:/Program Files/WinTeam/WinEdt/winedt.exe

At 07:35 AM 9/26/2005, you wrote:
>I have 2 questions
>I am using a  Windows 2000 machine, with WinEdt, LaTeX, SAS and
>Ghostview on it
>I have two questions
>1.  When I try to open  a .tex file from Windows explorer, it doesn't
>start WinEdt, it starts Ghostview.  Is there a way to fix this?
>2.  .log files which are written from LaTeX are described as SAS log
>files.  Is there a way to distinguish these?
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