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Ideas for a LaTeX editor to make it easier [on hold]

I am having some ideas that I'd like to share with the community about a Latex editor that would make Latex easier to use and would help us become more productive. I was inspired by other Latex ...
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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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Latest TeXShop — “Trash Aux Files” bug?

The "Trash Aux Files" menu item and button in the console window in the latest version of TeXShop, v3.44, seem no longer to work. [I'm running Yosemite.] Others having the same problem before I ...
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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 ...
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Free LaTeX editor for Mac with outline view? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a LaTeX editor for Mac OS X that supports larger projects, so should have some form of outline view showing the logical structure of a larger project that extends across many files. ...
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Online latex editing for large groups/large documents

I realise this might be off topic - but is there a google-docs style latex editor "out there" (so cloud based file management). Which is free, yet has higher limits? Sharelatex I can't use enough ...
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TeXstudio Auto Preview the PDF

I really like TeXstudio for the vast majority of my typesetting tasks. It's very smooth and works great for large numbers of small files, which is what I deal with most of the time (quizzes, quiz ...
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Why texelipse is not producing a pdf file?

I have just installed the plug-in TexElipse for Eclipse to write tex, but when I press the run button no pdf file is created and this is the error I get: Error: Builder (#2) for pdf output format ...
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Anything like TexPad OSX for Windows? [duplicate]

My friend needs a proper TeX editor for Windows and I think TeXPad OSx is by far the best. Is there anything like this for Windows 7?
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Two fonts for two languages using lyx

I have decided to shift to lyx for simpler use. I use following template. I encountered two problems while trying to customise lyx. 1. The devnagari does not display properly on lyx. 2. I did not ...
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Best LaTeX editor for LARGE documents

First of all, yes, I am aware of the question LaTeX Editors/IDEs. The reason why I am asking this question is because I'm curious about people's experience with writing really large documents (100+ ...
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How to edit latex file and add images to it

I am new to latex and i have only a basic knowledge of this formal (Mostly i use MS word for preparing documents). My current question is reagrding this file. What i am currently doing is editing ...
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In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file?

In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file? Or is there another way of increasing the font size?
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If the usage of the $ symbols for typing maths is undesirable why many editors still use them?

After read this question: Unnumbered equations: Any difference between \begin{equation*} and [? which led me to this other: What are the differences between $$, [, align, equation and displaymath? ...
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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 [closed]

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.