Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Following are some frequently asked questions by Texpad users.

Is there a Student discount for Texpad?

We don’t offer an Educational discount as the majority of our users are attached to an educational instution, there are details here.

Could I have multiple documents in a single Texpad window?

Only one root document can be open per window at a time, and we do not intend to allow this. This is because the toolbar contains a number of UI elements that correspond to a single root document, such as typeset button & configuration. If we were to allow multiple root documents per window, that would cease to be clear. Both macOS and iOS provide the ability to split the screen between windows, so this can be used when required.

I am a software reseller, would you like to work with us?

No, Texpad is only sold via the website, and Apple App Stores, we do not work with resellers.

I am getting encoding errors when opening or saving a document

There is a full article on this topic here.

When will there be an M1 variant of Texpad macOS

Texpad macOS works well on M1 with Rosetta 2, and there are no known issues. Before we can distribute a native M1 version of Texpad that doesn’t run via Rosetta 2 we need to upgrade certain aspects of our infrastructure. With an application such as Texpad it is not enough that we can compile it for an M1 mac, we need to be able to run our full test suite on M1 to ensure there are no problems, and update the distribution system for it.

Around the time of release of M1 we were working on a rather large update to macOS and iOS so we were unable to make the required backend changes to start distributing an M1 version of Texpad. Once that is update is settled we will be able to concentrate on this. As always, we do not give dates ahead of time as they are subject to change and it can only lead to pressure to release an update before it is ready. In the meantime, Rosetta 2 works well enough that there will not be a noticeable difference when the M1 version arrives.