## 4TeX 4PAR files

For each "Main TeX file you create, 4TeX keeps records a few useful settings, so that each time you use that TeX file these settings are restored. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to remember the format you used, the spell-check language, the previewer, the printer, etc. This is done by writing a 4PAR file. Suppose your main TeX file is c:\texfiles\myfile.tex, then 4TeX will record the settings in the file (c:\texfiles\4texdoc.4PAR):

```This file is used by 4TeX, do not delete/change it!
currentfilename=
formatname=latex.exe
format=LaTeX 2e version December 1997
viewer=windvi.exe
viewertxt=WINDVI (.dvi)
printer=dvips.exe
printertxt=Generic PostScript printer
printerport=C:\TEXFILES\4new\win4tex.ps
printerporttxt=C:\TEXFILES\4new\win4tex.ps
printeroptions=-t A4 -C 1
spelllanguage=us
spelllanguagetext=English (American)
BibTeXfile=C:\TEXFILES\4TEXDOC\4texbib.bib
AlwaysDevirtualize=0
```

Below we will explain the settings:

This file is used by 4TeX, do not delete/change it!
Just a reminder that 4TeX uses this file
currentfilename=
If you specified a "Current TeX file" it will be used in the 4TeX menu
formatname=
The TeX format that is used
format=
The TeX format text shown in the 4TeX menu
viewer=
The previewer program
viewertxt=
The previewer text shown in the 4TeX menu
printer=
The printer program
printertxt=
The printer text shown in the 4TeX menu
printerport=
The printer port (can also be a filename)
printerporttxt=
The printer port text (or filename) as shown in the 4TeX menu
printeroptions=
Printer options
spelllanguage=
Language used for spell-checking
spelllanguagetext=
Text of the language used for spell-checking as shown in the 4TeX menu
BibTeXfile=
The BibTeX file used
AlwaysDevirtualize=
=1 means always use DVICOPY to devirtualize the DVI file (i.e. replace VF fonts with real fonts)