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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 ...
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Toggle Hide/Show cites, footnotes etc

It annoys a lot, if my written text has lots of footnotes or cites, so a quick reading and writing in same editor ( not in pdf, as you may point out) is a tough matter. I wonder if there is any ...
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Windows TeX editor with live preview

I'm looking for a TeX editor for Windows that would offer a live preview of fully-rendered PDFs, like what Latexian does on Mac OS - preferably freeware, but if such an editor is payware, I'm ...
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Easy LaTeX Editor with SVN or GIT connection and auto-update

I've had problems with my current LaTeX editor( Texmaker). It hasn't got an autosave option and overwrites the file every time I save them manually . Is there an editor which has an auto update/save ...
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Distiller-option in TeXShop: Ghostscript vs. Apple Distiller

Today I noticed that in the last panel of the TeXShop options I can choose between Ghostscript and Apple Distiller as the "Distiller" of my Document. Any pros and cons for these alternatives? Is ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I ...
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Get emacs to automatically insert \end{} commands after a \begin{} command

I've recently switched from Kile to Emacs/AUCTeX for LaTeX editing. I like AUCTeX a lot more in general, in part because I've put a lot of effort into learning Emacs really well. One feature I really ...
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MathJax and Latex Syntax Checker - Copy and Paste Code

Please pardon me if this is be a duplicate which I would be fain to delete. Please feel free to edit this post and tags. I'm seeking a syntax checker (preferably free) for Latex and MathJax and etc, ...
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Winefish autocompletion problem

My OS is ubuntu. Winefish does not autocomplete unless I press Ctrl + Space, which is a shortcut to change input method. How to change the shortcut for winefish autocompletion? Any help or suggestions ...
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looking for Latex editor with good structure tree layout view that can handle verbatim

I thought to ask if someone knows of a good Latex editor with good side panel that shows the structure of the document. I have a large document, and many sections and subsections and it is very hard ...
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How to change language of Scientific WorkPlace?

I'm a student in faculty of mathematics and they require us to work with SWP. My problems are: the exported PDFs shows some default words in English and I want the whole document to be in French. ...
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How to go to a particular line in TeXShop?

I want to edit the output PDF file, but it is difficult to find the correct place in the source editor. What is the keyboard shortcut to jump from a place in the output PDF to the corresponding place ...
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Error when using SciTE

I get the following error when trying to compile a file using SciTE for ConTeXt: mtxrun | kpse fallback with progname 'context' initialized in 0.381 seconds>Exit code: 1 I followed all ...
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About autocompletion on TeXmaker and other LaTeX editor [duplicate]

I'm learning to use Texmaker to compile LaTeX document recently, but my problem is when Texmaker auto-complete a command, such as \frac, it usually add {} automatically and I have to use the arrow ...
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Texmaker + User Command + Launching graphical editor

I'm trying to customize Texmaker to my needs. I use git to version my documents, so I would like to set a user command to git-commit. An editor should then be invoked to receive my commit message. ...
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StackExchange-like LaTeX editor - with live preview/rendering and control/formatting syntax not required [duplicate]

For some time I've looking for a simple editor, for writing mathematics, like the one I'm using right now on StackExchange. My needs are as follows: live preview/rendering of what you are typing ...
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How Does TeX Live Interact with the Editor?

The question is somewhat technical and not the usual troubleshooting type I see here. I just want to have a basic understanding of how do TeX Live, the core operative system and the latex editor work ...
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ConTeXt and Smultron

I have installed Smultron 6 and and configured ConTeXt MkIV in Applications/ConTeXtStandalone as per the Wiki http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Standalone/Mac_Installation. I have also set up ...
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How to add new auto-complete options in TeXworks?

I'm working with TeXworks. It has some auto completions but not enough. How can I add some auto completion to it. Is there any way to add them from TeXmaker to TeXworks.
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Is there a visual editor for LaTeX that allows for graphical editing of the layout elements (like margins, headers etc)

Background: I have used LaTeX quite a bit back in the uni but haven't really needed the power of mathematical notation as much since I moved on to do biomedical research. It's significantly easier for ...
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Automatic update for pdf with Kile

How can I achieve that Kile updates the pdf automatically in certain intervals? Version: Kile 2.1.3 on Ubuntu 13.10
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Error when compiling from Notepad++, but not PowerShell

I am currently writing my thesis using an existing template. I am using Notepad++ with NppExec to quickly save and compile everything. This had been working properly for a while, but recently I ...
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How to disable Vim LaTeX plugin while enabling other plugins

I recently turned on plugins in vim so that I could use a plugin with Clojure source files. Now the vim LaTeX Suite plugin loads automatically whenever I edit a LaTeX file. Ack! I had my vim ...
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Sublime Text Snippets just for LaTeX

If I want to write a few new Key Bindings for Sublime Text which should only work in LaTeX files (like typing _ or ^ after another character adds the surrounding curly brackets automatically) what do ...
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Making custom templates for texmaker

I typically use TeXShop as my editor, and like being able to quickly access custom templates when I create a new document. I'm going to be teaching a student of mine how to use LaTeX, but he can't ...
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Latex editor and online sharing [duplicate]

Are there some Latex editors that allow the online sharing? I mean an editor that when a shared file is opened by two users (for example using dropbox), each person can see on time what the other ...
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How to install our own template on TeXnicCenter?

I am lazy to type the following \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid=bottom](6,6) \end{pspicture} \end{document} every ...
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How to add more columns to one row relative to other rows in a table?

I just simply add a row with more columns compared to other rows. I learned that there is \multicolumn command to span the columns but in my case if I use this command I need to repeat it so much time ...
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What is the right way to indent your source code?

This is probably a really basic question: When I write code, I want to achieve a logical and readable structure of the lines, where I can see which brace closes which brace. \begin{equation} ...
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Pop-ups for a preview of raster images (.jpg,.tiff etc.) as they are while writing LaTeX code

I usually have a lot of figures to comment in my latex document sometimes for me would be helpful have a look to the figures as they are (not a preview of the final formatted results) just a very fast ...
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Is there a way to automate everything except math mode?

I'm a math student, and I enjoy using LaTeX (god help me if I typeset that wrong) commands to write mathematical formulae. I'll also be needing it very soon to write papers. The thing is, though, and ...
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Easy-to-install LaTeX editor for Windows 8 with forward and reverse search [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of LaTeX Editors/IDEs I have a very specific requirement, which is not covered by that big-list question. I want 3 things from the Latex editor: (1) Works on Win 8 without ...
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Did anybody succeed in opening a text file at a certain line from a PDF link?

In my attempt to clarify some inconclusive topics and a part of the series "did anybody succeed" (e.g. Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?), here it is a new ...
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LyX user interface; adding toolbar icon for unformatted tex

I am a heavy user of LyX 2.0 and I want to to add useful shortcuts to help me in my work. I tend to copy and paste a lot of text from PDFs or the web or even some old work written in MS Word. A ...
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LaTeX editor with inverse search and on the fly output preview

I have just formatted my HDD and I am trying to build up my system again. I am running both Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I am planning to install MiKTeX 2.9 - TeX Live and I am in search of an editor. ...
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LaTeX Suite Autocompletion Feature Not working With Rnw file

I have been a great fan of Vim with its awesome Vim-latex suite providing extremely useful keybindings and autocompletion features. Then I installed vim-r-plugin and opened a .Rnw Sweave file. While ...
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Drivers other than “pdftex.def” are not supported - - Need advice [closed]

Hey I'm configuring my TeXMaker 4.0.3, I did this few times and never had such a problem like that! I have this message: Drivers other than "pdftex.def" are not supported. PDF does not generate ...