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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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: ...