# LaTeX updated tool for Windows 7

Does some know some LaTeX tool for Windows – preferably open-source –, which is more recent than LEd, but which have the auto-complete mechanism? I use LEd for so long, but in Windows 7 I'm facing to some bugs, and the tool is not updated since 2009. A note, WinEdt and the Miktex front-end do not have the auto-complete feature (or I was not able to configure it), and LyX is not WYSIWYM.

Update

I tried TeXstudio and it impressive me quite well. It has the autocomplete mode (without need for typing control+space) of LEd, it has the colors of WinEdt, has the pdf viewer, the build is fast, has a log debugger. I shall switch to it (instead of LEd). Thank you all for the suggestions.

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MikTeX frontend? I guess you mean TeXWorks (it has nothing to do with MikTeX). Have you had a look at TeXMaker or TeXStudio (they are cousins) –  daleif Apr 3 '12 at 13:48
In winedt you can start a word or a command and then type "ctrl + enter" to get suggestions. You can also define "active strings". E.g. \end{{ will automatically expand to the correct end of the current environment. –  Ulrike Fischer Apr 3 '12 at 14:05
At least TeX Live's included TeXworks (0.4.3 r858 on my system) has autocompletion, and I'd expect MiKTeX's works similarly. See the Help / A short manual for TeXworks menu, section A.3 (Roots for completion). For example bdoc followed by the TAB key inserts \begin{document}, three blank lines, and \end{document}. –  Mike Renfro Apr 3 '12 at 14:24
I think emacs has an autocomplete feature. Notepad++ does, but only if you have used that command before. TeXStudio and TeXMaker both have very good autocomplete features. –  Canageek Apr 3 '12 at 14:39
TeXNicCenter 2 has the autocomplete features using Ctrl+Space key combo. –  percusse Apr 3 '12 at 14:48

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WinShell doesn't have a built-in PDF viewer. I use it with SumatraPDF. Here are typical settings for inverse search: -reuse-instance -inverse-search "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\WinShell\WinShell.exe\" -c \"%f\" -l %l" "%s.pdf".