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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 ...
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Bibliography missing from PDF (Sublime Text 2 and Miktex)

I have installed latest Build of Sublime Text 2 and Portable version of MiKTeX. Now I want to set up Sublime Text 2 so that I can compile LATEX (.tex) documents to create PDF's. I read the info from ...
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Online LaTeX syntax highlighter

I am looking for a online LaTeX editor with syntax highlighting that i can plug into my webpage (Something like the CKEditor for html) but i have not been able to find one. Does anyone know about such ...
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(Customizable) LaTeX equation editors for students

I am looking for homework communities, online places where small groups of students of a certain category can exchange ideas about math homework. This is aimed at introductory freshman courses. One ...
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Install Vim and Latex suite

Good Afternoon All, I am trying to install Vim and Latex suite to work on my latex project. I need help with installing this properly on Mac OS X Lion. I have already installed MacVim. To setup ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX editor for maths

I am fascinated by the Maths SE using MathJAX for expressing maths equations. However writing the equations takes some time and searching for a newbie, so I am looking for a WYSIWYG editor that allows ...
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Methods to edit column order in an existing LaTeX table?

What is the best way of editing an existing LaTeX table? I need to swap the order of two columns and can't think of an efficient way of doing this. My table is a long creature of the following ...
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How to edit different parts of document side by side?

I need to edit different parts of the document side by side. I cannot split the editor into two parts. I tried to run another instance of it, but it just goes back to the same existing one. I'm using ...
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Are any web base TEX editors with live collaboration available? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online I have grown addicted to the live collaboration features of Google Docs. Any such solutions available for editing TEX files? Any web based ...
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<M-i> mapping not working in Vim LatexSuite on linux

I'm running vim 7.0 on linux, with Vim LatexSuite. I'm trying to use the nifty-looking shortcut for adding items to an itemize environment. :h Alt-I <Alt-I> ...
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avilable XeTeX editors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Can anybody please list Unicode compatible XeTeX editors for Windows which support RTL languages? (I know TeXmaker and Texnic 2alpha ) Update: ...
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Some useful AWK scripts for TeX users

Some people like old cars, some like antiques, and I like classical Unix toolbox. Most likely the second (after shell script) scripting language that any old school Unix user learn is AWK. It is an ...
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Most useful sed one-liners for TeX users

The title of the question says it all. What is your favorite sed one-liner when it comes to editing TeX files. I have seen at least one sed goodfella on this forum who is writing a book about a sed in ...
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mtxrun opens PDF reader multiple times (in some invalid way)

This seems like a problem that should be well known and easy to fix, but I can't find any information about it. I decided to look in to ConTeXt, and I've hit a couple of stumbling blocks (but one is ...
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LaTeX updated tool for Windows 7

Does some know some LaTeX tool for Windows – preferably open-source –, which is more recent than LEd, but which have the auto-complete mechanism? I use LEd for so long, but in Windows 7 I'm facing to ...
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Is there a web-based LaTeX or TeX editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online I would like to use a calculator that allows me to write formulas and questions in LaTeX or TeX. Is there anything JS based?
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Using Sublime Text 2 for LaTeX [closed]

Is anybody using Sublime Text 2? I use it quite frequently for coding, it by far my favourite editor. But I never used it for LaTeX. There is a package called LaTeXTools for editing and viewing LaTeX ...
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Can a pdf store meta-information (e.g. name of the program with which it was created)? [closed]

This is not a tex question per se, but I think it is not totally off-topic either. I heard a while ago, that when one creates a pdf, besides its content a pdf can also store some meta-information (for ...
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What encoding and line-feeds should I use in my TeX files to ensure portability?

In many of the editors and tools I use, I'm given the option to choose an "encoding" as well as a choice among "new lines". For example, in BBEdit, I am given the following for encoding and this ...
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Is there any LaTeX editor allowing you to tab through curly braces?

I tried several LaTeX editors with auto-completion functionality, but none of them make life easier. The problem is when they auto-complete a command, such as \frac, they usually add {} automatically ...
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Is there a TeX/LaTeX editor that can show results in real-time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? This is my first post to TeX. I have taken it upon myself to learn how to type math formulations via LaTeX, ...
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Is there a beamer auto-indent program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for cleaning LaTeX code Beamer presentation files are very structures, they have sections, in which you find subsections, which include frames that have titles and ...
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Which text editor to make tables scripts human readable

Suppose I want to edit a table moon & 456456456423423534 & 2342523 sun & 234324 & 3453 You see I have to enter a lot of spaces manually to align stuff. It is ok ...
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replace often used Tex-Literals ($ and $$) for math regions into \( or \) and \[ or \]

Is there an editor or IDE (or a script) for substituting the TeX-Commands $ and $$ for opening and closing math regions into the corresponding LaTeX-Commands \(,\) and \[,\]? I'm sure there is a tool ...
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In LyX, is there a way to toggle the display of TeX code in math expressions?

Is there a way to toggle the display of math expressions in LyX between the default, which makes an attempt at replacing TeX code with easy to read symbols (but is short of actual rendering), and the ...
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Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. So far I've been using LeD to compile my PDFs (using pdflatex). I want to start using Notepad++ to compile my LaTeX PDFs as I've lately become very fond of this ...
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Standalone LaTeX editor/renderer for Windows?

Is there any small and simple program (or even library) that can render LaTeX locally as you type? I'm looking for something pretty much like this page, which auto-renders immediately as you type, ...
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Bypass % !TEX TS-program =

Some LaTeX editors (TeXShop and TeXworks, for instance) allow a special comment line to define a default engine to use with a current document, like this : % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex It's really ...
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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new here. I am looking for a bi-directional editor that works with LaTeX system and supports Unicode. I need it in order to write Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
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Visual table editor for linux

Is there any visual LaTeX-table editor for linux? I want something where I can load existing LaTeX-tables, modify them and save it in LaTeX.
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Tabs versus spaces for indenting TeX documents

The title tells it all. What is a "correct" way to indent TeX documents? Different programming languages have different conventions. Python recommends 4 spaces. Your Makefile will not even work if ...