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How to Install TeXworks on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install TeXworks in Ubuntu systems.

TeXworks is free and open-source application software, available for Windows, Linux and macOS. It is a Qt-based graphical user interface to the TeX typesetting system and its LaTeX, ConTeXt, and XeTeX extensions. TeXworks is targeted at direct generation of PDF output. It has a built-in PDF viewer using the poppler library; the viewer has auto-refresh capability, and also features SyncTeX support (which allows the user to synchronize the PDF viewer position with the source, and vice versa with a single click).

Install TeXworks on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with TeXworks :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • TeXworks package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing PPA repo as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texworks/stable -y
  • Run the command below to reflect on PPA
sudo apt update -y
  • Then install TeXworks as shown below:
sudo apt install texworks -y

Access TeXworks

  • Access TeXworks through the command line by running the command
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing TeXworks as follows
  • TeXworks will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) TeXworks

  • Remove TeXworks with APT Remove Method:
sudo apt autoremove texworks --purge
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:texworks/stable -y

Install TeXworks -Conclusion

That’s it



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