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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

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 ...
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Vim latex suite “alt” macro not working

I tried using the alt+i macro to insert list item intelligently, but it didn't work and neither did other alt macros for latex suite. Any insight to resolve this problem is very well appreciated!
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Command line *before* \documentclass & relation with output-directory

This question has to do with changing the output directory on a file I am trying to compile (using Kile, though I hope the solution isn't editor-specific). If I type pdflatex -output-directory ...
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Program to edit text in predefined template

I am looking for a program that will let a user edit text and then compile the document without any knowledge of LaTeX. Not like a WYSIWYG editor, because no changes to the layout should be made. Only ...
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How do I use circuitikz package in TikzEdt?

I'm using TikzEdt and I'm currently using the circuits.ee.IEC tikz library. As far as I'm aware, there is no variable capacitor component. However, there is a tex package called circuitikz that does ...
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LaTeX3-sensitive editors

I'm starting to embed LaTeX3 code in my custom classes and packages -- and enjoying it more the further I learn about it --, but at least to me it would make for an even better experience if, as it is ...
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LEd BibTex Autosuggest Bibliography Entries

I am using the LEd editor for Latex. I notice it has some support for autosuggesting BibTex entries when I enter \cite{. However, only about 6-7 references are displayed in the popup menu and the list ...
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Editor with Word like “word completion” feature

Besides defining longer technical words by \newcommand{\trimam}{trans-impedance-amplifier} to save typing time. Is there a Latex Editor (can be Linux or Windows) that offers "word completion" ...
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Cannot produce a document in Greek

I have just installed MikTeX 2.9 in my gf's laptop along with Texmaker. I decided to make a test document to see if everything is working fine. However, while packages are loaded without any problem, ...
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reference red highlighted in gedit with latex plugin

I'm using gedit with latex-plugin. I'm making some cross-references, using the package xrand it is working. The problem is even it the reference exists and it compiles normally, if it is from another ...
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Running latex in interactive mode from texstudio

I am using TeXStudio as LaTeX editor. Can I configure TeXStudio such that it can run commands in terminal in interactive mode. I have found some solution from this site: ...
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Block indentation in TeXMaker

Is it possible to indent whole paragraphs of source code in TeXMaker (or alternatively, in any LaTeX editor), so that intentation applies to all rows in paragraphs when the text is wrapped over ...
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Multiple Texmaker windows?

In OS-X, is there a way to open multiple windows of TeXmaker, each for viewing and editing different (or same) files?
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Autoindent in Texmaker?

I've been using Texmaker for ~5 years now and prefer it over other editors because of its flexibility. Is there a way to auto-indent LaTeX code in TeXmaker so that the code becomes more manageable ? ...
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Monospaced font with U+1D400..U+1D7FF range (for editing)?

The goal of this question is to find an appropriate font for the editor in which I input TeX, rather than a font for use in the output. I hope this is sufficiently on-topic for TeX.se. I recently ...
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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symbol toolbar is partially inactive, teXnicCenter

I'm using teXniccenter. I want to add math symbols in my documents. I cann't see these symbols graphically. What I have to do to make them active.
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Changing autocomplete order in Texmaker

Does anyone know if it possible to change the autocomplete precedence/order in Texmaker ? For instance, on my Windows installation, when I begin to type \begin{al..., the first thing that pops up is ...
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8?

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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Win 8 - issues with switching between editor and preview

I recently installed the latest version of TeXworks on my new Windows 8 machine, and am having issues with using the editor/previewer side by side. On occasion (I haven't been able to determine what ...
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Automatically add braces after _ and ^ in math mode with Aquamacs

In Texshop there is a very useful tool. When I type _ or ^ in math mode, the braces appear automatically. Is there an analogous tool in Aquamacs?
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How to write a LaTeX syntax in the smartphone easier?

To write a note containing a mathematical formula in Android smartphones, I use 920 Text Editor Apps. Weakness, due to the limited display on-screen keyboard smartphone, to write '\' (backslash), we ...
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Why does something work in one editor but not the other? [closed]

I have a Windows desktop at home, running TeXniccenter, and a Linux netbook running Texstudio. I would compile the PDF in Texniccenter without any error, but on Texstudio, I'd get errors. It works the ...
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How do I display symbols in the editor instead of text? [closed]

Whenever I click a symbol to insert into the editor it just inserts a description of the symbol, instead of the actual symbol image that's displayed on the left in the symbols panel. If we wish to ...
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Shutting down the pc while the program being executed!

My PC was turned off while I was running my TeX file on the LED (LaTeX editor). Indeed, it turned off before the execution of the file was finished. When I came back to my tex file it was turned into ...
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Texmaker. Color in the editor. Math mode [closed]

I am starting to use Texmaker with the default configuration. When I use the math mode ($...$) all of it is coloured in green in the editor, making long formulas difficult to follow. I would like ...
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TexStudio Installation Problems in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install TexStudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I cannot find it in Software Center. From command line if I use sudo apt-get install texstudio it says unable to locate package. Please help.
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Good, plain, TeX editor

I'm looking for a TeX editor, not a LaTeX editor. I usually run from the command line, so what I want is just the editing facilites. Specifially, I'd like a simple, lightweight editor providing ...
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Strategies to deal with \ being in an awkward place on the keyboard?

So, I'm typing on a standard EN-US Qwerty keyboard, where the \ key is in the top right below the backspace key. I find that LaTeX requires me to repeatedly type this key for macros and such, and that ...
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How to replace all $ $ by \( \)?

I want to replace all TeXish math $ $ in a tex file by LaTeXish \( \) and also $$ $$ by \[ \]. How can I do this cleverly? Please beware that in TikZ environment, one can not replace $ $ by \( \).
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Spell checking considering latex umlauts in .tex files

To make it short. My problem is this: content of .tex file Priorit"at is a german noun and means priority. compare: \"a or {\"a} it results in Priorit├Ąt is a german noun and means priority. My ...
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Sublime Text 2: Building Parameter with LaTeX

How can I perform a build process of a certain tex file, different from the current one I'm editing with the Sublime Text 2 Editor? I use the Sublime Text 2 Editor with MikTex and Sumatra PDF. My ...
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Autocomplete problem in TeXStudio 2.3

I am having problem in autocomplete feature of TeXStudio 2.3 under Windows 7 x64. Most of the times, I don't have the autocomplete of all the commands of the loaded packages as well as the ...
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Automatically replace all |foo| with \abs{foo}

Technically speaking, this isn't a LaTeX specific question, but there are so many useful tools in LaTeX, and I'm using it to solve a LaTeX problem, so I thought here would be a good place to ask. I ...
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point-and-click open source javascript equation editor for latex?

Does anyone have experience with a good open source equation editor for online use? I'm not interested in WYSIWYG (What are the Open source WYSIWYG Independent Web Equation Editors available on ...
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How can I save any sentence using short-cut key for future use?

Using the tool 'macro' in MS-word we can save any text 'word' or 'sentences'through a short cut key and use them using that key. As for example, I want to create a short cut key of the sentence This ...
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Click on macro name to jump to its definition?

Encouraged by a super response to my previous question on a similar topic, I shall persevere with a similar line of inquiry. I think it would be super if, in my LaTeX editor, I could click on a macro ...
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Click on package name to open corresponding style file?

I think it would be super if, in my LaTeX editor, I could click on the name of package... \usepackage{blob} ... and the corresponding style file, blob.sty, would be opened. Do any LaTeX editors ...
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On-line LaTeX editor with Git or CVS support

Before I sign up to one of on-line LaTeX editors (writeLaTeX, ShareLaTeX, LaTeXLab) I was wondering if any of those support a real version control (CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial etc). I saw that ShareLaTeX ...
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How to “jump” brackets in TeXstudio?

In Texmaker when you type the shortcut for \frac, you get something like \frac{*}{*}, but instead of asterisks, you have bullets. When you type something in the first pair of brackets, you can then ...
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Other editors with autocompletion shortcuts similar to those in TeXShop [duplicate]

There's one particular feature I really like about TeXShop. It's the ability to type something like \bali + escand you get the entire \begin{align} structure or try typing something like \bite + esc. ...
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

I'm searching for a LaTeX editor that I can run on my GNU/Linux server and allows realtime collaboration as well as online compiling and previewing. What I've tried so far: FlyLaTeX: Editing works ...
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Sublime Text 3 LatexTools

I just installed ST3 and installed the LatexTools package using Package control. Everything seems to have gone fine except when I compile using CMD+b nothing seems to happen. On the terminal I get ...