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I hope WinEdt6 is recognised as one of the best LaTeX's friends.

I write my latex stuff, and when a para is considered done, I want to \done{the completed para text} so that it differ from what I type next in say ink and background color. When the next para is done I do \done{another completed para text} and so on. I define \done as "doing nothing" command \newcommand{\done}{} as I do not want any changes to my compiled document - only to ease my writing by visually separating the "done" from "yet to be done". How do I do that with WinEdt 6, perhaps using switches? Any ideas?

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closed as off topic by ShreevatsaR, vanden, Yossi Farjoun, Caramdir, Kevin Vermeer Jul 29 '10 at 15:35

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This question seems to have very little to do with LaTeX, and is only about how to tell WinEdt you're "done" with a paragraph (and whether WinEdt is capable of doing something with that information). This seems more suited to the WinEdt mailing list. – ShreevatsaR Jul 29 '10 at 13:56
But this is a reasonable question and I don't see a reason to downvote instead of merely voting to close! – ShreevatsaR Jul 29 '10 at 15:08

Use comments, any decent editor will highlight it in different color and not affect rendering.


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A single "%" starts a comment starting from it until the end of the line. – Dima Jul 29 '10 at 15:32
This doesn't seem to be what was wanted — from the question it seems that he wants WinEdt to recognise "\done" and change the colour of everything that precedes it. – ShreevatsaR Jul 29 '10 at 15:36
per keyword customized highlighting... even in AucTeX some elisp coding would be necessary. Off-topic then it is. – Dima Jul 29 '10 at 16:09

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