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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 ...
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Syntax Highlight in Winedt

I am using Winedt 7.1 and learning TikZ and I am thinking about to add the commands to the keyword.ini, in the help they mentioned, adding to many keywords may affect the performance. Is there a ...
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LaTeX editor similar to Word [duplicate]

My supervisor asked me to give him a Word version of the paper to edit and comment. I used free latex2rtf to convert my document to word. I cannot say that it's perfect, but it saved my time. I was ...
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Real-time TeX editor [duplicate]

I am looking for an offline, real-time-rendering TeX editor similar to what you find at http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask. It would be nice to have the ability to edit, save, and render the ...
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Some installed packages not found

I'm using LaTeX on a Mac. The editor I use is Textmate 2. When I hit "typeset & view", what I get is something like ! LaTeX Error: File 'xy.sty' not found. However, if I do pdflatex ...
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How to add custom strings to Kiles's »structure«-list

In Kile, some LaTeX commands are rendered bright red (\section, \begin, \end, \cite, …) as opposed to other commands that are displayed in brownish red (\textbf, \newline, \enlargethispage, …). In ...
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How can I run LaTeX from Sublimetext 2?

Actually, I have read the similar issues that are asked here. But still I can not find a solution for my case. I loaded Latextools plugin, and I installed Sumatra pdf viewer. Even though I added to ...
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Is there a \newcommand manager program?

I type my latex document with gedit. I use a lot of macro to facilitates typesettings. I put all of them just after the begin{document} tag. For a homework question says, I use at least 20 macros. For ...
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Format LaTeX code in TexMaker [closed]

I'm doing a presentation using Beamer in TexMaker. The structure of the LaTeX source code is deeply nested and I need a way to format the code as in most programming IDE. Is this feature present in ...
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WYSIWYG JavaScript editor for MathJax [closed]

I am looking for a WYSYWIG JavaScript editor for MathJax. I've read all the answers to similar questions (here and there) but could not find anything that is licensed under a liberal open source ...
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How to use Xetex with Latexila?

I am trying to set up Latexila on Ubuntu 12.04 to output using the Xetex engine. I could not find any reference on the web, so I would like to ask you how to do it.
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How to use TODO and FIXME in Latexila?

I am using Latexila 2.4 on Ubuntu 12.10. In the GUI there is an option to view TODO and FIXME (green tick on my screenshot), but I have no idea how I can mark up text in the source so it would show up ...
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A lightweight editor that supports search and replace in math mode

My professor asked me to change all p,q variables to i,j variables in my paper. If I just search and replace it will have too many false positives, because it will highlight every word with letter p ...
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Writing simple LaTeX workspace [closed]

I have this project in which I need to write something like a workspace for LaTeX. Basically I need to make split window. In one you would write the TeX code and in the other you would see the live ...
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Is there a (free) alternative to WinEdt that handles projects in a similar way?

The title pretty much says it all-- I'm trying to get myself onto open source, or at least freely available, software. I've been using WinEdt forever, and despite its faults, it has one killer feature ...
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Folding entire section in AUCTeX?

I'm new to AUCTeX and I wonder: is it possible to fold entire sections or subsections of a LaTeX document for a better overview, so that they are only represented by their headline (kind of a tree ...
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AUCTeX: How can I add syntax highlighting for custom cite commands?

I'm new to Emacs and AUCTeX and I want to have consistent syntax highlighting. Besides the "normal" \cite command, I'm also using commands like \citeauthor or \Citeauthoror self defined commands like ...
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Are there any (La)TeX editors that accept pasting rich text?

If I copy text to the clipboard from a PDF file, web page, email, or Word document and then paste it to Word or Thunderbird, it is recognized as rich text and converted to Word's or Thunderbird's ...
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Proofreading a LyX document

After writing a document in LyX I often convert to pdf and print for proofreading. The annoying part is that words that appear at a certain place in the pdf tend to appear in different locations in ...
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Fast access to bibliography reference key without browsing .bib file

I have an article linked with a very_big.bib file. To cite any reference in the article, I use \citet{reference_key}. However, to get the reference key I need to search very_big.bib file, which is not ...
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Error with TikzEdt after updating LaTeX packages [closed]

I upgraded LyX and consequently updated LaTeX packages. After this TikzEdt producing compilation error even with new files (see image below). I re-installed TikzEdt but no use. I'd highly appreciate ...
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What's a good editor for (La)TeX programming?

I've found several questions about editors for writing LaTeX documents ( LaTeX Editors/IDEs seems to be the definitive one). But I'd like to know which editors are out there that help you develop ...
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knitr with TeXworks

There is a great piece on Yihui's site about using knitr with TeXShop. Taking some time for some self indulgent curiosity here. Is there a way to use knitr as an engine in TeXworks?
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Auctex block indent

Is there a way to block indent whole paragraphs in emacs + auctex? I'm thinking in that functionality in such editors as WinEdt. I've search in different fora, and in the available documentation, ...
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Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
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TeX Editor for Arabic language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Typesetting a document using Arabic script I'm Arab and use TeX Live 2012. I have a problem with TeXworks: It doesn't support right-to-left (rtl) ...
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What is best LaTeX editor for win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs What is best LaTeX editor for windows 7? I'm searching for best and perfect editor for Latex based on Windows 7.
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Strange highlighting in LaTeX-Suite [closed]

I use Vim 7.3 and LaTeX-Suite 1.8.23. But every time when I use the function in LaTeX-Suite , such as $e^^ and amsmath<F5>, the whole source code will be highlighted. How to fix it up?
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Is there a LaTeX editor that supports writing white on black? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Is there a good editor for that supports white writing on a black background? I'm using TeXworks and really like it but it is the only feature I ...
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Sublime Text 2 and bibtex [closed]

I'm using Sublime Text 2 (ST2) with LaTeXTools to build my .tex-documents. But the .bib-file is not found or doesn't build (I believe the last one). The LaTeX log reports undefined citations, and the ...
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Documentation of “%! TeX” codes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and why should I use %!TEX TS-program and %!TEX encoding? I want to create a list of "%! TeX" codes to a documentation file for my template and want it to be as ...
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Displaying current chapter/section in your editor

I'm dreaming about a feature of a TeX editor (read: emacs, but for the sake of generality I'd be interested in answers about other editors, too) that displays the title of the current (read: the one ...
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Automatic insertion of \item in Sublime Text 2

Is there a way to automatically insert \item whenever I hit enter within an itemize or enumerate in Sublime Text 2?
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Instant preview and Vi commands for LaTeX on a Mac?

I have Sublime Text 2 and Skim installed along with MacTeX and LaTeXTools on my Macbook. I think this setting is really great, especially because Sublime Text 2 supports Vi commands via the 'Vintage ...
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Reformatting LaTeX code after excel2latex

I use excel2latex to generate tables from Excel. The issue is that excel2latex generates really horribly formatted code with extra spaces, misaligned, etc. Does anyone have another solution to ...
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Automatically convert “…” to “\ldots”

Is there a way to automatically convert a basic string into a command, for example converting instances of ... to \ldots? I have to work with a large number of plaintext files, and doing a dozen ...
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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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Editor for ConTeXt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ConTeXt editors I am searching for a "good" ConTeXt Editor (with engine LuaTeX) for Win7. With LaTeX and pdfTeX I used TeXstudio, but there is no syntax highlightning ...
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Is there a way to quickly jump to a given section/chapter in TeXnicCenter?

Is there a way to quickly jump to a given section/chapter in TeXnicCenter? I am coming from TeXShop on Mac, and there was a "tag" drop-down menu which had a list of all sections/chapters (as well as ...
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Front end software for people doing editing and typesetting of articles

The editors and typesetters at my organization are not very computer savvy, so I don't think they would be interested in editing in LaTeX or XML directly. However, we are interested in pursuing a ...
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Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7 For some years I've been using Scientific WorkPlace (WYSIWYG front end to TeX for Windows) to create LaTeX documents, whose ...
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TeXShop equivalent on Windows

I'm using TeXShop on Mac. I will need to co-operate with a Windows user. What LaTeX distribution or package shall he install to be able compile my TeXShop LaTeX files without the need to install ...
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Free, “compile and preview as you type” latex editor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? How can I see what am I writing in a TeX editor? I've seen some websites, such as ones on the stack exchange, ...
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Problem with Gummi: Compilation Program is Missing

I have recently upgraded my system from TexLive2010 to TexLive2012. I have correctly set my Environment Variables and everything works well from the Command Line. My OS is OpenSuse 11.4. My Problem ...
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Navigate a TeX code using emacs

Are there useful navigation shortcuts in emacs when editing a TeX source? For example jump to the beginning/end of section, or similar thing for environment, etc. C-v and M-v are two coarse, and I am ...
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Which editors color/highlight between the $…$ with syntax coloring? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs I'd like to know which TeX editors have syntax coloring options which color/highlight the math mode text between the $...$. This way it is easy to see ...
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Editor that replaces only text inside math environments

I'm writing a document where I had to change all instances of the variable i to x and the document is already considerably long. Is there a editor that will allow me to do this, or in general, replace ...
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Latex editor for Linux that allows multiple instances

I have always used Texmaker, but I'm at the point now where I am writing multiple documents at the same time (e.g., thesis and paper). Additionally, I like to have my work organized into different ...
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Tex editor able to recover all labels of a document

I have always used Texmaker and it totally works for me. However it is unable to automatically retrieve the list of all labels for auto completion. In particular, it does not fetch labels defined in ...
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Is there a way to set the tab length in any other unit than pixels in TeXworks?

OK, this might be more for http://superuser.com, but I guess I should give it a try here: So, I use TeXworks from the TeXLive repo. Or at least, I started to, since I need to have a LaTeX suite ...