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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

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 ...
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Is there a way to toggle LaTeX within MathType? [closed]

I understand that in Word, there is a simple way to toggle MathType objects so that they can be displayed and edited as LaTeX. Is there a way to do this within MathType itself (e.g. for workflows that ...
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Is there a LaTeX widget for iBooks Author?

I gather that the method for adding arbitrary rich content to Apple's iBooks using iBooks Author is to install a "widget", bit none of the reconfigured widgets support LaTeX. Is there a LaTeX widget ...
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Spellchecker does not recognize amsmath commands such as \cdot, \binom

Why are basic amsmath commands like \binom and \cdot treated as if they are misspelled in the TeX editor? I have included the amsmath package, and the code works fine. I'm curious as to why those red ...
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What's the advantage of using csquotes over using an editor's auto-replacement for "?

Many editors (TeXnicCenter, Texmaker, TeXworks, ...) offer auto-replacement of " by the desired form of quotation marks, be it `` and '' for English, "` and "' for German, or whatnot. Usually, I know ...
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How can I see what am I writing in a TeX editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? I am new member on math.stackexchange.com and I ...
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Is LaTeX the best option?

I'm thinking about an open source project of an online editor focused on content, but based on HTML5 and other cutting edge technologies. I'm not a fan of LaTeX, but I have to agree that documents in ...
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Using Nomenclature and emacs

I'm learning how to \usepackage{nomencl}. So far so good. I added the nomenclature compile option to the Emacs commands by editing my .emacs file, adding: ;; nomenclature for latex (eval-after-load ...
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Getting a live preview of TeX (on Windows) - for just a small snippet of code?

I wish to have a quickly updating work area so to be able to learn my LaTeX faster. From reviewing the answers on tex.stackexchange, and from going through the list of TeX editors on Wikipedia - I ...
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WinEdt - Could one compile in a temporary folder without saving the changes in the current file [closed]

What I want to do is: After press PDFLaTex button, it will save the modified content in a temporary folder. For example, if I am editing C:\math\article.tex, then it will save the modified content ...
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Why can Bakoma process .tex files so fast?

Bakoma is a LaTeX Editor which has the real-time preview on Windows. On Linux, one has Gummi which has a similar feature and on Windows, I use WinEdt with Sumatra PDF together with an AutoIt script to ...
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Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?

Is there any GUI/interface/package that will enable me to edit existing data in columns of my super-complicated multipage TeX table? Currently, I count the "&"s to get to the correct column and ...
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Avoid warnings in TeXlipse

I'm using TeXlipse, an Eclipse plugin, to create my TeX documents. To structure my files I use \input{filename}. Now the problem is, that every file is one section or subsection. TeXlipse shows me a ...
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LaTeX editor with live preview for Windows and RTL language support?

Looking for a LaTeX editor for Windows with the following features: Live preview. (Inherited live preview, not something achievable if you do some tricks.) RTL language support. (Hebrew for example) ...
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Which editors can autocomplete any word from document?

Of course, any LaTeX editor will autocomplete common LaTeX commands and environments. Many (most?) let user add new commands to be autocompleted. However, in technical documents there will usually be ...
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Create two documents from one texclipse project

We have one main LaTeX project in texclipse for our Help Documentation and that works great. However we have a folder and tex file on installation instructions of our software which we would like to ...
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LyX – is there a way to substitute variables in math formulas?

Suppose I want to replace x^{n_{1}}y^{n_{2}}z^{n_{3}} with x^{m_{1}}y^{m_{2}}z^{m_{3}} Is there a fast way to do this? I am certainly missing this feature from LaTeX editors like gvim and kile. ...
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Hide LaTeX commands for reviewing

Is there a way to hide LaTeX commands for distract-less reviewing? When I review and revise LaTeX documents, the commands are distracting. Is there a way to hide them or even make them as the same ...