# Block indentation in TeXMaker

Is it possible to indent whole paragraphs of source code in TeXMaker (or alternatively, in any LaTeX editor), so that intentation applies to all rows in paragraphs when the text is wrapped over several lines is the editor?

By default, TeXMaker intents the source code like the first code snippet below, whereas I would like indentation as in the second snippet, i.e. applied to the whole paragraph.

\begin{abstract}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit,
sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore
magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud
exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo
consequat.
\end{abstract}


vs.

\begin{abstract}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit,
sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore
magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud
exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo
consequat.
\end{abstract}

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Yes, emacs+auctex does this. –  Alex Aug 4 '13 at 19:49
@Alex, I would like to avoid using emacs if possible... :) –  malin Aug 4 '13 at 20:00
@malin Why? emacs is the best editor in the universe ;-) –  Alex Aug 4 '13 at 20:26
–  Torbjørn T. Aug 4 '13 at 20:27
Best Place to start Emacs Journey A simpleton's guide to TeX workflow with emacs –  texenthusiast Aug 4 '13 at 22:10

TeXstudio - originally called TexMakerX, a fork of Texmaker - apparently does the block indenting of word-wrapped paragraphs "out of the box". Here's a screenshot of a test I just did with my version of TeXstudio (version 2.6.2 running in Ubuntu 12.04):

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This works even with hard-wrapping while soft-wrapping is shown here. –  Qrrbrbirlbel Aug 5 '13 at 2:28

Emacs/AucTeX does not seem to do block indentation be default, but by some googling last night I found that it can be enabled by installing a script like adaptive-wrap (see also Auctex block indent). The difference can be seen below.

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Without any extra script you can also use LaTeX -> Formatting and Marking -> Format Environment/Paragraph/Region/Section from the menu, or the corresponding key codes (C-c C-q C-e/p/r/s). This will pretty-print these parts of your code. Or you can press tab when a line is not indented. –  Alex Aug 5 '13 at 14:44
Yes, but that method inserts spaces and divide the lines into a width which fits the editor, whereas the script still keeps the letters/words on one long line? (if that was even remotely understandable... :) ) –  malin Aug 5 '13 at 15:10

"Edit" menu of Texmaker -> indent : will indent the selected text and Texmaker uses indentation memory.

On the snapshot, the text is not indented because this is the same line and not a block of different lines (Texmaker uses dynamic word-wrap : a line is automatically wrapped according to the width of the editor)

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As someone else suggested, it's in the edit menu. Furthermore, it seems to have a default keyboard shortcut:

Ctrl+>

I also note that the shortcut for unindent is:

Ctrl+<

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This is no new information/answer on the question. –  Christian Hupfer Nov 12 '14 at 15:24
I disagree. The user wanted a way to indent several lines of source in Texmaker without hassle. The provided keyboard shortcuts do that. –  lampishthing Nov 12 '14 at 15:34
Welcome to TeX.SX! I think this would not work on my Mac. For a detailed answer, you should always specify limitations of the proposed approach. –  Claudio Fiandrino Nov 12 '14 at 15:42
Thank you! I already feel the warmth :) Go to the menu Options -> Configure TexMaker. In the "Configure TexMaker" window select "Shortcuts" from the left pane. In the actions you can find "Indent" and "Unindent" which were set to Ctrl+> and Ctrl+<, respectively, by default on my system. If you prefer you can descibe the shortcuts as Ctrl+Shift+. and Ctrl+Shift+, on my UK QWERTY keyboard. I'm using Texmaker 4.1 running on Ubuntu. –  lampishthing Nov 12 '14 at 16:04