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TeXnicCenter RegEx Syntax

I'd like to use regular expressions to replace text in TeXnicCenter. I think the capturing is done with []. But I can't find out how to use the captured text in the replacing text. E.g. I want to ...
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LuaLaTeX, luacode and highlighting syntax [duplicate]

One thing prevent me to use luacode environment even for short code is that the lua code is not highlighted in a latex document. Does anyone knows how to have both syntax highlighted ? I use simple ...
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need to find a good editor for mac [duplicate]

Can someone please suggest a good latex editor for mac. something close to one that is used in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzB8YcuGw4w I liked the highlight and everything that this ...
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indentation as displayed in the editor

Each time I tab, the entire paragraph is indented right, in the Tex editor (TeXstudio), instead of just the start of the paragraph. How do I set the options of TeXstudio to not indent the whole ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START ...
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Highlight math characters erroneously used outside math environment

I am working on a document in LaTeX that I am copy/pasting from my original Word working file or an OCR-ed PDF file. The Word file has lots of math blocks, which are also copy/pasted, and the PDF has ...
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Editor font in LyX

The font used in LyX editor is very small for me to read. I want to increase it. Please not that I am not asking how to change the font size in the output. I could not find in the menu. (I am using ...
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New line after reaching margins

I wonder if there is a way to tell to WinEdt (or TexStudio) to start a new line when a word reaches the margins of a document. The reason is that I don't like to have long expressions and I don't ...
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Why do some editors support Xelatex but some do not?

I already know by experiments that Texstudio and Texworks do support Xelatex, namely they can "run" Xelatex. But I also know by experiments that there is some editor, say Bakoma, which does not ...
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Which else Tex editors for windows are such that XeCJK is smoothly workable?

I already know there are Tex editors compatible with XeLaTeX, say Texstudio and Texworks, so that they can process the XeCJK package. But I find that these two editors somehow get slow when using ...
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footnotes and bottom in editor?

I have a lot of footnotes and it is distracting while trying to read the document in the editor. Is there a way to hide the footnotes or have them appear at the bottom of the page in the editor? ...
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how to put “>” before lines?

For answering the peer reviewers of a venue, one way is creating a TeX file in which you quote the reviews by putting a ">" before the lines and, then, answering your edits in simple lines. Putting ...
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TeXworks adding bogus endline characters

I realise this is not exactly a TeX question, but I figured someone here might know what this is about, and in any rate, this is a question a LaTeX user might encounter. If it is not appropriate, do ...
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Good LaTeX Markdown editor [closed]

Can you guys give an example for a good Markdown Editor which supports LaTeX? It should be: Be a good WINDOWS desktop offline alternative for "stackedit.io" Has dual pane for edit | view output ...
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Easiest Latex software

I am doing summer project in maths and I have to type my report. I am good with the latex I write on mathstack that I have learned through experience but when it comes to softwares, I do not know ...
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Texniccenter 2: numbered bookmarks

In Texniccenter 1, there were numbered bookmarks set with Ctrl+1 - Ctrl+9. In Texniccenter 2, this extremely useful command was removed. Can I somehow get back, or emulate, this functionality? As ...
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Texmaker: toggle between documents keyboard shortcut

I like this nice feature on texmaker Options->Define Current document as 'Master Document' and find myself using it heavily since I have my bibliography on a different file. It would be great to ...
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To create links to filenames in Pandoc Tables

I am working for better note taking and note using. I asked Textmate if there is a possibility to have links for filenames in LaTeX editing. They proposed the following approach Nothing like ...
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Show document structure in AucTeX

I'm writing a large document using AucTeX (in Linux), and I'm getting lost in the document. I previously used TexMaker and it has a vertical panel that shows you the document structure to navigate it ...
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Why does Java have Eclipse and NetBeans, but TeX cannot?

I faced these questions when I was searching for an intelligent Windows TeX editor: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? Free, "compile and preview as you type" latex ...
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Texstudio has an odd way to display the text I am editing

Never had this problem before, but I installed Texstudio on a new computer and this is what is happening. Not only is the paragraph on which I am working shown in a different facon, but also when I ...
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How to change the appearance of heading commands in texmaker editor

Is it possible to change the appearance of the different commands in texmaker. So for example below could I have Section commands in a large black font and subsection in a smaller blue font rather ...
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biblatex: place parentheses around all editor information

I would like to place parentheses around all of the editor information in an incollection reference using biblatex. My current reference appears as the following: Gotelli, N.J. & Colwell, R.K. ...
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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Is there a way to use TeX programmatically from a custom text editor?

What I mean is, is there something like a tex.dll that I could use to incorporate TeX's functionality inside a custom text editor? For various reasons, and specific purposes, I am writing "the ...
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Multiple file editing with by changing one file only?

Note: question is not formatted properly. If better suggestions please let me know. I have a resume made in Latex. From master copy containing all the details , 3 children copy relevant to specific ...
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Configure forward and inverse search with Notpad++ and SumatraPDF

Here is a way to Use Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows. Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows I am wondering how to enable forward and inverse search in Notpad++ using SumatraPDF. Should I insert ...
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Change type of matching parentheses in TeXstudio

I am working in TexStudio (2.9.0). I want to change the type of a pair of matching parenthesis. For example, \command{something (involving (even)(more)parenthesis)} should become ...
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Is there a linux-compat tex editor that runs side-by-side?

I'm writing my dissertation and would like to be able to work on several chapters simultaneously. I noticed one can do split-editing in UltraEdit: ...
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TeX system for Macintosh, recommendations [duplicate]

In I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?, the OP asked about a recommendation for a set of tools to use LaTeX on a Mac. But that was 4 years ago, and the landscape may have ...
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What are the advantages of switching to Emacs for TeX/knitR work?

Currently, I am using TeXStudio. Now, I am considering to switch to Emacs because I heard that is has its advantages when it comes to R and knitR. But what are the specific advantages? Yet, I am still ...
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Which Windows editors have comment/ uncomment keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a longtime user of TeXnicCenter. I like the fact that there's a keyboard shortcut I can use to comment or uncomment large blocks of text (Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-W, respectively). Are there other LaTeX ...
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Used pseudo-LaTeX on math.se and want to upgrade

I'm a math student who is pretty comfortable with computers. I have learned on Math.SE how to use their mathjax system (which I know is not exactly on topic here). I want to start getting a tad more ...
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Editor with mode-sensitive syntax highlightning

Is there a text editor with support for the following (somewhat special) syntax highlightning. I want to be able to set a different background color for math mode and for normal mode. (I realize this ...
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What is your experience switching from TeXShop to Sublime Text? [closed]

I recently installed Sublime Text 3 on my mac and spent a couple of hours reading the doc and installing LaTeX tools. So far my long-time editor has been TeXShop, I have a number of text-expansion ...
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(TeXShop) Magic comment in a subfile that runs the main file but including only this subfile

Disclaimer: This question is a bit specific to TeXShop because I have to help somebody who's using this editor I don't know as I don't own a Mac. Nevertheless, it could be helpful to others. The aim ...
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Adding a command to the pop up list [duplicate]

When we start writing some LaTeX command, a pop shows the complete command. Is there some way to add a command e.g. \bibitem to this list so that we will not have to write complete command frequently. ...
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How to type Cyrillique TeX source code?

I compose in Russian (Cyrillique). I've just dowloaded TexShop 3.48. When opened, all my old .tex files with Russian fonts, the text in main TexShop window is no more correct (encoding pb). The ...
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How to make LaTeX do auto punctuation like Word

Something is bothering me while I use LaTeX. If using, for example, Word, it will automatically capitalize the first letter of the beginning of each sentence and also suggesting to make some other ...
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LaTeX editor that supports Hebrew [duplicate]

I am looking for a LaTeX editor that can manage Hebrew and RTL, and that is supported on OSX, I came across many but did not find that works. Thanks
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Texmaker shifts view to start of document when compilation fails

Whenever I get a compilation error on Texmaker on Ubuntu, it would shift my view all the way to the start of the document. This gets extremely irritating as I'm working on a rather long presentation ...
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how to copy latex codes without extra spaces?

Typing latex codes I often use frequent line changes. When I copy, for example, the abstract of a paper from the latex codes, and paste it to some place, for example, a paper submission system, the ...
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Questions From a LaTeX Beginner [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics. I am currently in the process of writing my first paper for submission to an academic journal. While learning about the process of submitting a paper it ...
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LaTeX editors with comfortable graphics insertion functionality

If I work with pictures (via \includegraphics) I wish that my editor (currently emacs) would have some features which makes handling images comfortable for example: Copy an image from another ...
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advanced search in tex files

Is there a way to perform advanced search queries within tex-files? What I mean by "advanced search query" is all queries that cannot be performed with only a single search term. For example, it is ...
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text autocompletion on latex editor

I have a list of text snippets which I use frequently eg To whom so ever it may concern, as soon as possible, Feelfree to contact me on . Most tex editors allow command completion. Is there any way I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for going to the next automatically boxed parameter in editor?

I am using TeXstudio and whenever I insert a LaTeX function such as \frac{num}{den} by typing in the first few letters (e.g."\fr") and pressing enter for autocompletion, it puts the parameters, in ...
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Tex Writer on iPad

I've just purchased Tex Writer for an iPad Air, I synced it with my Dropbox account, downloaded a .tex file, hit the play button (which I assumed is for compiling) and nothing happened. Am I missing ...
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Closest equivelant to TexShop on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Just finishing up my thesis which I've created in TexShop in osx. I'd like to allow others to edit my document. I've got a desktop that's got Windows and Ubuntu installed that they could do this on ...
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What are the main differences between Texmaker and TeXstudio?

Although I've read these two posts: Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) LaTeX Editors/IDEs I would like to ask again specifically about Texmaker and TeXstudio, because they are quite well ranked in ...