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I use TeXnicCenter to write my LaTeX documents and usually have big files open; I navigate up and down extensively.

For example, I am writing something, I move to the beginning of the document to take some label or read something I wrote, and then I go down again to continue writing.

This entire process is very tedious, and I am looking for something like the code navigation arrows that you have in eclipse to navigate through the point in the code you are editing.

Does anybody know any useful command? I know Ctrl+B that brings me to the last point I was editing, but this not enough.

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This is just an opinion... TeXNiCCenter is a good editor to get started on, but once you crave navigation, it is pretty limited- it sounds like you're ready to move on to more advanced editors... notepad++ would be an upgrade, but even better (imho) would be vim – cmhughes Jul 19 '12 at 2:19
If you know Eclipse well, perhaps Texlipse is of interest. – Torbjørn T. Jul 19 '12 at 7:20
Given that the best achievable by TeXnicCenter is the one suggested by Kurt, I moved to Texlipse which has the features I was looking for. Thank you for your help – mottalrd Jul 20 '12 at 1:15
up vote 9 down vote accepted

Do you know Ctrl+F2 to set a bookmark and F2 (foreward) or Shift+F2 (backward) to go to the next bookmark? You can set more than one bookmark. Just set your cursor to a second line and press Ctrl+F2. For each bookmark you will see a little blue rectangle in the line numbering. You can also open window showing all bookmarks: point in a free place after the title line of window, click left and choose (I suppose it is) bookmarks (I'm using a german version). You can unset all bookmarks with Ctrl+Shift+F2 or only the choosen with ctrl+F2.

In version 1 of TeXnicCenter one could use Ctrl+number to set numbered bookmarks (number has to be between 0 and 9). In version 2 that is not possible.

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+1, How do you set the second bookmark so that it doesn't override the first? (Or, asking the other way round, how do you override the first?) – doncherry Jul 19 '12 at 18:26
@doncherry: You can set any number of bookmarks and use Shift+F2 to cycle between them. Removing bookmarks is done by setting another bookmark at the same location as an existing bookmark. – Werner Jul 19 '12 at 18:43
@Werner: Thanks, I added that info to the answer, hope that's ok with you and Kurt. – doncherry Jul 19 '12 at 18:59

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