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How to “Disable Editing” of a document in LyX?

Sometimes it is useful to open a document as read-only (e.g. when copy/pasting from an old document to a newer one, and wanting to avoid any accidental modifications to the old document). This ...
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How i can insert “%” symbol in my writing context? [duplicate]

while writing % in the sentence it is considering as a comment . Just like i wana write this sentence 25% of this bottle is empty. But texnic does not showing remaining text in the output. kindly ...
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What is the difference between LyX and LaTeX?

Currently I am using LaTeX to typeset all my math reports. Recently I found out that LyX also uses LaTeX, which can also generate PDF, accept commands from LaTeX, but is easier to use as it does not ...
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Switch to complementary colors [black <---> white]

I've decided to work the most I can in dark mode with the applications that I use. So I would like to commpile my LaTeX documents by echanging all the colors to their complementary ones : black --> ...
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LaTeX plugin for IntelliJ IDE (and others from JetBrains)

Since I'm here for the first time as a registered user, I'll introduce myself. I am a developer that have created a Gitignore plugin last time for IntelliJ IDE. It was fun to develop something that ...
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Which Editor is best for LaTeX? [closed]

Which Editor is best for LaTeX? 1. WinEdt 2. TeXmaker 3. TeXStudio 4. TeXworks 5. TXC.
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What font do you use for writing latex code? [closed]

While mono-spaced fonts are generally accepted as the best option for programming and coding, I feel they make it to hard to read longer texts and thus are not my preferred font for writing latex. ...
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Working with MiKTeX and WinEdt together

How can I work by using WinEdt? Before that I just knew MiKTeX 2.8 and worked with TeXmaker and type with easily, but for some formula my friend introduced me to WinEdt and I don't know the ...
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ConTeXt for non-technical person

A dear person to me has started her own small publishing company (psychology related books -- completely non-technical) and she uses Microsoft Word. It's a one woman operation and she often asks me ...
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Suggestion of LaTeX Complete Package? [duplicate]

I would like to use LaTeX system to do my assignments as I am starting graduate program in applied mathematics. Please can you suggest me good typesetting package system that would help create ...
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Re-selecting text in TeXShop

My apologies that this is no doubt a seriously dumb question but here goes ... I select a block of text in the TeXShop source window: open the "find" panel and do a "replace all" in the selection. ...
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How to open log window in QTikZ

Unluckily for me, I close the log window in QTikZ (small window which stand below main editor window). Does anybody know how to open it again?. I try with View -> View Log but without success.
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Notepad++ automatically completing \begin{env} \end{env}

Is there a way to configure Notepad++ to do the following: After I type \begin{env} (and perhaps some shortcut keys), it automatically closes the environment with \end{env} and moves the cursor to a ...
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package for making the script in MiKTeX colorful [duplicate]

I uninstalled my MiKTeX and now after re-installing the software, my scripts in the environment of the MiKTeX are not shown by colors. I use TexWorks IDE. for example, when you write \usepackage{} ...
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Writing a book with LaTeX, general questions [closed]

Apologies if this question exceeds the scope of this forum, but I'm trying to decide whether to use LaTeX for a book. I have some experience with TeXworks and MikTeX writing academic papers and I'm ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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how to change default editor for latex when compiling in the bash? [duplicate]

When you compile a latex file in bash (e.g., via a makefile), if latex encounters an error it stops for you to enter a command, for example R to continue running or Q to run quietly. Entering E calls ...
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No error, yet no pdf [closed]

This is probably the ultimate beginner-level question, but I can't produce a pdf from LaTeX. I downloaded from here (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/) three things: ...
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wrapping inside preview pane of TeXstudio

I'd like text in the inline preview pane to wrap according to its width. Currently the preview pane assumes the width of the document class and I have to use the horizontal scrollbar to see all of the ...
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How to make Kile's spell checker ignore comments and \todo?

I use Kile as my Latex editor. I really like Kile, but one of the things that I do find unbearable is the fact that does not seem to be a line or a command to force the spell checker to ignore a ...
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How to list and navigate to tables in Texstudio

Is there an option of navigating to tables from the "structure" list in Texstudio. In LED, which I used before, there was a similar structure list with all figures and tables listed under the name of ...
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Cannot load .txsprofile into Texstudio

I am trying to use the question: Anyone willing to share his/her custom dark theme for TeXstudio? to load themes created by other users. Unfortunately there are no changes. I do this the following way ...
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numbers in BibTeX entries: syntax highlighting vs. reality

The following example has one relevant entry for this question, the year field. @INPROCEEDINGS{1181437, author={de Oliveira, W.R. and De Souto, M. C P and Ludermir, T.B.}, booktitle={Neural ...
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Latex and gedit: color text in \footnote

My question is linked with using Latex and gedit together. I am currently writing a large academic text and I am putting a lot of text into footnotes. Is there an easy way or a nice plugin that would ...
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Is there a substitute for Blue Sky's TeXtures?

Is there a substitute for Blue Sky's TeXtures program? That is, some other TeX editor that typesets TeX code in real time?
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What does (,li) mean in Vim Latex

I am using Macvim together with Vim-Latex suite. On the Vim Latex webpage they list Environment macros as follows: ELI (,li)------------- list EDE (,de)------------- description etc. What does (for ...
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Replace one string of symbols including a carriage return

This is borderline but I do not how to do this in Texstudio. I want to replace all the \[ \begin{myenv} by, \begin{equation*} \begin{myenv} Same with the closures, \end{myenv} \] to ...
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Emacs and AUCTeX not working as it was before a restart

I having being Emacs and AUCTeX for some time now. Today, after I restart my computer, indentation isn't working as it was. By this, I mean when I hit enter, the next line would indent ...
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Loading external jpeg images in Tikzedt

Is it possible to display jpeg image in tikzedt editor. The following code gives error. I add some_image.jpg in tikzedt folder. \begin{tikzpicture} \node[anchor=south west,inner sep=0] at (0,0) ...
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Is there a LaTeX wrapper for use in Google Docs?

I collaboratively edit documents in Google Docs. Unfortunately, there are no LaTeX macros/wrappers I know of for Google Docs. So, editing a TeX file on Google Docs is like going back to the old days ...
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How do I get rid of vim-latex's output from PDF viewing?

I use vim with VIM-LaTeX. I can use \ll to compile and \lv to view. I've set the following options in my .vimrc file: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' When I type \lv, ...
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TeXStudio: high CPU usage after version 2.6.2 [closed]

How can I fix that problem? All versions after 2.6.2 increase the CPU usage and the fan goes like crazy. Thanks P.S. I have already tried to not use spelling correction, yet the problem is still ...
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TeXStudio: How to do the smallest match in regex replace

I using regex search to replace the following string: \new{}\new{test1}\new{test2} with test1test2 I using regex replace with \new{(.*)} to find and \1 to replace. however the search always ...
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How to set spelling dictionary on the fly in Aquamacs [closed]

This is not specifically a TeX question, but I think it might be relevant here since all TeX users are also text editor users. I use the Emacs Aquamacs (v 3.0a) text editor. My locale on my Mac is ...
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Importing old tex-files in texclipse

I have started playing around with eclipse, texclipse and pdf4eclipse. I know how to create a new project. How can I import an existing tex-file?
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TeX editor for Mac with parallel windows?

I am looking for a TeX editor for Mac that offer two windows that I can see the DVI or PDF of my code quickly, without having looking for a section that I just change in the code. In Windows, I use ...
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Comparison of TeX editors with respect to collaboration (diff etc)

I am attempting to read my student's LaTeX file and leave suggestion/corrections. This is for Win7 and a file of about 100 pages. At a minimum I expect to compare two files and/or show changes with ...
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Insert comment in WinEdt with the caret in the middle of line

Currently, if caret is in the middle of a line, when you choose to insert comment in WinEdt (Edit -> Move/Fill -> Insert Comment), the comment sign (%) is placed where caret is. I don't know much ...
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Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file?

Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file? I had my editor set to latin1 by mistake when I created my file and I had to resort to % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode in the preamble to force ...
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search and replace string in all files

I realize that this might not strictly be a LaTeX question but I have still decided to post the question here as other's might have the same problem on occasion. I am working on a rather large ...
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Program to display/rewrite/reformat log file in the terminal

I usually compile my .tex files from the terminal without the -interaction=nonstopmode, so that it stops at every error, but of course I still need to look at the .log file from time to time, but ...
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How to insert Tex into PDF?

I have a PDF with a math excercise and space to write the solution. I know a bit math-related Tex like $ \sqrt2 = 2^{1/2} $. My goal is to print the result so I have excercise and solution on one ...
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Sublime text problem with quote coloring

I'm using sublime text 3 with latexing plugin on ubuntu, and i have a weird error on every color scheme i use, specially with double quote. Only the solarized theme seems to work, other theme have ...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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Why does Vim force really long lines in text file?

I am using Vim to edit my tex file and I am relatively new to LaTeX. One thing that I don't understand is why tex wants you to write incredibly long lines in your tex file? For instance, each line ...
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TeXMaker: Autocompletion of brackets

I have just switched to texmaker from texstudio since I am working on mac now. I am wondering if there is a possibility of setting texmaker to autocomplete (),[],{}, since I extensively use these ...
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After changing Kate's LaTeX syntax highlighting file, syntax highlighting for LaTeX can not be selected anymore in Kile

I wanted to adapt the Kate LaTeX Syntax Highlighting file (in my case: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax/latex.xml), to have a different highlighting in Kile, as in the answer to disable syntax ...
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Text Editor Autocompletion vs direct LaTeX macros

In terms of research paper writing and in general usage, is there a preferred convention for one or the other? I'd like to know simply so that I get into the habit of using the norm as opposed to ...
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Jump between PDF and source file using a document split into master and child

I am searching for an editor which is capable to jump between lines in PDF view and source view, even if the document is split into multiple files. In my case I have a master, witch defines the ...
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TeX editor with line-spacing preferences

Do you know a TeX editor where one can increase the line spacing/change the line spacing in preferences? LibreOffice Writer could do the trick provided it did not prepend 0xfeff to files encoded in ...