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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: ...
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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 ...