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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 ...
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Editor for DTX files

DTX files are based on LaTeX comments, which means that any editor that can highlight LaTeX code will print most of the DTX files - all the documentation - as a comment and thus not highlight the ...
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Writing French characters

This question is (almost) exactly the same as this one : How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX? You may read his question instead of mine, the only difference (I ...
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Is it possible to add a shortcut that activates a script in Kile editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create new shortcuts on kile? I am using Kile in Ubuntu 11.04. I have a script that is used frequently when I compile my TeX files. I wish that I could add a ...
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A quirk when using xemacs scripts to automatically expand abbreviations into LaTeX code

I am an avid fan of Oleg Alexandrov's method for customizing XEmacs to make it an efficient system for editing LaTeX files. One feature I find particularly useful is the ability to have XEmacs ...
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Dynamic LaTeX typing and compiling

Is there a program or application that lets me type in the LaTeX language, and on another part of the screen have the compiled output appear? Of course this would be for simple LaTeX code, obviously ...
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Is there a collaboration system on the web that I can use to write book together with others?

If this question is out of topic, I will remove as soon as possible. I have used neither Subversion nor GIT nor any collaboration system to write any document together with others. I am looking for ...
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Single quotes in double quotes

I want to write "''" (to denote the empty string). However in LaTeX, when I try to enter "''", TexnicCenter replaces it with ``'''' , which displays as “”” (first pointing left, second two pointing ...
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Looking for a web site or a tool to edit TeX and get instant preview in parallel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? There are some online TeX editors which allow to type TeX source, compile it and see the output. I am looking ...
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What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) for PGF/TikZ?

Are there any WYSIWYG editors for PGF/TikZ? Perhaps something similar to LyX but for PGF/TikZ? If there is no WYSIWYG editor for this tandem, is there one perhaps that allows the user to easily ...
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Which LaTeX IDE has Vi plugin?

I'm looking for a LaTeX IDE which has Vi plugin, but I haven't found any. I tried out vim-latex, but I couldn't find a way to install it. Thanks in advance.
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Good free editors for non-European languages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editors supporting unicode WinEdt is a quite good free editor which I am using. Motivated by the comments to this question, I would like to raise the question here: ...
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How can I view all the %TODO comments I have marked using Kile?

In my document I am leaving %TODO comments in order to get back at them at some time. How can I generate a list of them with their relevant information in Kile 2.0?
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Is there an editor with code block folding, one click dvi-ps-pdf compilation, etc?

I am a Windows user and using TeXnicCenter now. But I want to change to another one because TeXnicCenter does not provide us with a code block folding. The new editor I want to use: runs on ...
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Best LaTeX editor for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Hi, I'm looking for a good LaTeX editor for mac. Something like TeXnicCenter would be fine.
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Is there a free LaTeX IDE that keeps indentation when word-wrapping?

I've used TeXnicCenter almost exclusively over the rather short amount of time I've been using LaTeX. I like it quite a bit, except that wrapped parts of long lines are not indented at all. I would ...
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Which is the best editor for LuaTeX?

Many (La)TeX editors support the LuaTeX engine. However, which one offers the best support for writing LuaTeX? Which editor or plugin supports features such as syntax highlighting and auto-completion ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of Lyx compared to TeXnicCenter

I'm relatively new to LaTeX and have been using TeXnicCenter. I've heard one or two people rave about Lyx and am debating if I should switch to it. What are specific benefits and drawbacks to ...
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Visual Equation Editor to LaTeX Code

I'm looking for a Windows based visual equation editor which produces LaTeX code. I need the functionality like in those online equation editors such as the LaTeX Equation Editor site It should be ...
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Is it possible to use an external editor with TeXShop, while keeping its sync features?

I'm not completely satisfied with TeXShop's internal editor (especially about line breaking), but I would like to keep using TeXShop for its neat visualization engine and sync features (inverse and ...
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How to add new auto-complete options in TeXnicCenter?

When I type "ite" in TeXnicCenter, I see the autocomplete option: \begin{itemize} \item \end{itemize} Pressing ctrl+space will activate the auto-completion. How do I add additional ...
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Recommendation: tex editor, word and windows user.

I know this question might appear a lot on this site, but I didn't find the asnwer I was looking for. I'm a Windows user (Ultimate 7 64-bit). Using Microsoft Word since forever. I want the final ...