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Recognizing TiKz elements from compiled source

I want to create (yet another) editor for TiKz pictures. In my editor I associate to each TiKz package the possibility of creating "TiKzObjects", (e.g.) archs or nodes. From each TiKzObject I could ...
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What is a good editor similar to Tex-Studio for Mac [duplicate]

I have been using Tex-Studio under Ubuntu, but now I am starting to use MacBook Air. What is a good choice of editor which is similar to Tex-Studio?
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Sublime Text can do this?

Is there any way that it can close a tag in LaTeX with a keyboard shortcut? Examples: \begin{document} \end{document] \begin{equation*} \end{equation*} Can I make some code that allows me to ...
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Windows TeX editor with forward code search

I am looking for a LaTeX editor on Windows that can Automatically change the PDF view to the current place of edit, possibly after a keyboard shortcut and can preferably highlight the section being ...
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Multiple Kile instances with multiple Okular instances

I usually worked with a unique instance of the latex editor Kile, together with the ForwardPDF build to see the output with forward search in a unique instance of Okular (this uses okular --unique). ...
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When and why should I use % !Mode:: “TeX:UTF-8” directive?

I often see the following lines are included at the beginning of the tex files: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" Directives started with % !TEX are ...
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Setting up winefish to compile sweave

The winefish latex editor has a "texbox" field in the preferences window, which tells it how to do various things, like PDFlatex for example. There is something about regular expressions, a command ...
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context-sensitive behaviour of editor

I would like to have a free editor under linux which has context-sensitive behaviour: When I am in an itemize-enivronment (i.e. between a \begin{itemize} and a \end{itemize}) I want the editor to ...
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How do I set rgb mode in pdf generated by tex editor?

Somehow I want to set rgb mode in pdf which is compiled by any TeX editor. I don't know other ways to explain it, just, I want my pdf to be in rgb mode after compiling. I heard that it's possible ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX editor that can export high-resolution images

I am looking for a (La)TeX editor – either web-based or OS X – that meets these criteria for mathematical notation: Can export high-resolution images (e.g. 1000+ dpi, adequate for a MBP Retina ...
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Whatever happend to Sciwriter?

Years ago, when I wrote my thesis, I looked into a project called Sciwriter from a company called soft4science. It was well integrated with LaTeX and it seemed very powerful and structured. It wasn't ...
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\cite gives me question marks [duplicate]

I think I'm having a compiler problem. If I try this: \documentclass[11]{article} \usepackage{cite} \begin{document} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{mybib} \end{document} Having made ...
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I want to start using TEX to write up assignments and labs [duplicate]

I want to start coding in my assignments and lab reports in TEX (I'm not sure that's the correct software name) as they look more professional. The only TEX knowledge I have is writing mathematical ...
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Autocomplete Keybindings in TextMate 2 - LaTeX Bundle

Recently began learning LaTeX and I am using TextMate 2 with the LaTeX bundle (and Tex Live distribution) to create my files. I cannot get the autocomplete keybinding to work within the document (...
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Using knitr with TeXworks

I checked out the conversation between Speravir and Yihui, and also Yihui's site and video for getting knitr to work with TeXworks. However, I am definitely not super tech-savvy and I'm having some ...
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Editors that can hide footnotes/endnotes while writing

Are there any LaTeX editors for Linux (or any other platform, for that matter) that are able to collapse or otherwise remove footnotes and footnote citations from the text? I often have long footnotes ...
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newcommand with two arguments, one optional

I'm struggling with a command that doesn't do what I expect. This is my code \newcommand{\expectation}[2][]{\mathrm{E}_{#1}\left[#2\right]} \begin{document} I get $\expectation{A}{B}$, but I expect $...
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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 /b/c1/c"C:\...
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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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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 \command{...
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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: http://www.ultraedit.com/support/...
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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? [closed]

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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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 ...