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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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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: ...
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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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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 Priorität 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 ...
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Are there any editors or packages with auto-correct for LaTeX commands?

When a LaTeX command is written incorrectly, the document does not compile and the workflow is interrupted. In most cases, this is due to a typo, such as writing \foornote{} instead of footnote{}. ...
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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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IDE for generating Flowchart LaTeX code

Is there any IDE that allows you to draw flowcharts and generate the LaTeX codes? I've searched on google but came accross TikZ which is only a library? Is there any IDE support?
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Why does spell check not work if the figure has a label?

In Texmaker, in the caption environment, why does spell check not work if the figure has a label? This is an example I made to show this 'feature': From the first line, we see that the ...
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Latex easy downloads [duplicate]

Can anyone help me find a suitable latex software that already includes an editor. I tried downloading MikeTex but it tells me to download an editor which I am not familiar with. I am not a hardcore ...
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Any LaTeX editor with grammar check capability? [duplicate]

Is there any LaTeX editor with built-in grammar check? I was writing my thesis and was just wondering; it could be very helpful.
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A LaTeX editor between TexShop and Texmaker for Mac OS?

I was using TexShop for a while due to its simplicity. But recently discovered Texmaker which makes it so much easier to type common functions (auto completion) and double compile before exporting as ...
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API replacement for our collaborative LaTeX gadget [closed]

My team created LaTeX gadget as a part of our groupwork web service - Rizzoma. To draw LaTeX formulas, we're using Google Charts API now: it's simple and sufficient, but supports input up to 200 ...
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Editing LuaLaTeX files in emacs

(A follow-up question to Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?) Emacs offers the LaTeX-mode in AUCTeX for editing LaTeX files, while it has the Lua-mode for editing Lua-files. Consider the following ...
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TeXmaker for plain TeX

Sorry if this has already been asked, but, if there is something similar like this TeXmaker for plain TeX?
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Editor with a TeX-aware spellchecker

Is there around a TeX editor with a spellchecker that recognizes and handles properly TeX commands? For instance, I'd like it to underline with a red wavy line if I write "ntheorem" in my text, but ...