We are successfully using LaTeX at our company to create our product documentation. We have a custom document class that works OK and we currently use TeXnicCenter to edit our documentation. "We" are a bunch of Windows C++ developers.
I'm involved in maintaining our doc creation process and would like to improve the situation for all here when errors and warnings appear during PDF generation from our LaTeX files. We would obviously like to have warning-free "builds" of our documents.
The problem with TeXnicCenter is that
it does not parse the pdflatex output and so it's extremely tedious to manually scroll through pages and pages of output to see where a certain error or warning occurred. though it does parse the output and allow to jump to errors and warnings (via toolbar buttons) in the result log, it is not possible to jump to the file position where the error occurred, so it is left to the user to read the warning prelude and conclude where, in which file, the error happened, go there manually and see if he can spot the error.
I have tried TeXmaker and it does a semi decent job at parsing the output but it seems it gets lost as soon as there are errors in addition to warnings.
So long story short what I need is
- IDE/Editor for Windows + MikTeX
- One click generation of PDF
- Resulting in a list/table of warnings and errors and info messages that the developer can click on (as far as possible) to jump to the line where the error occured.