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Edit a pdf file in LaTeX?

My coworker sent me a paper that we are both working on as a pdf and I need to use LaTeX to continue to work on it. Can I open the pdf in LaTeX and edit it and add to it?
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Editing the Templates menu in TeXShop

The Help menu of TeXShop, along with most of the web, advises me to access the ~/Library/TeXShop/Templates folder if I want to modify my Templates menu. I can't seem to find this folder however. I ...
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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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LaTeX Editors/IDEs

What editors/IDEs are available for easing the process of writing TeX/LaTeX documents? Please state some useful features like code completion, spell checking, building final DVI or PDF files, etc. ...
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Is there a text editor that previews LaTeX?

Is there a text editor that previews what we written in LaTeX codes?
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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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My .tex file is empty but when I compile it works properly?

I wrote a text a couple of months ago and know I am trying to edit my file but .tex file is empty, however, if I compile the file I would see my text in .pdf. what's going on in this situation? why my ...
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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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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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What are the main differences between Texmaker and TeXstudio?

Although I've read these two posts: Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) LaTeX Editors/IDEs I would like to ask again specifically about Texmaker and TeXstudio, because they are quite well ranked in ...
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How to “jump” brackets in TeXstudio?

In Texmaker when you type the shortcut for \frac, you get something like \frac{*}{*}, but instead of asterisks, you have bullets. When you type something in the first pair of brackets, you can then ...
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Justify the TeX-code from the editor

Maybe it's the writer (or the editor) who should be capable of this. But anyway, I wonder if I can do that with TeX. I usually want my TeX-code to appear somehow justified. Is there a way to do that? ...
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editor for ultra hd display [duplicate]

I have a laptop with 4K resolution. Problem is that all programs that I find, are not adapted to this high resolution and all icons and text are way too small to use and read. I was hoping there ...
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reference in online transaction

I used "online" latex to write my paper , when i tried to add reference after i added cite package and create tex file to add refernce and also i used this command: \bibliographystyle{ieeetran} ...
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TeXworks adding bogus endline characters

I realise this is not exactly a TeX question, but I figured someone here might know what this is about, and in any rate, this is a question a LaTeX user might encounter. If it is not appropriate, do ...
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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 find/...
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How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

I would like to try Atom. On Ubuntu 16.04, I have TeX Live fully installed. I also have Atom. But I have no idea how to compile files I created. So far Atom seems not to recognise TeX syntax at all. ...
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Help with setting Winedt 9.1 version

I would like some help in Winedt setup. I use the Winedt 9.1 version and in the others programs like that (Tex center, tex studio), when I compile some file, the program open the pdf file in the page ...
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codecogs like software/ IDE/ LaTeX environment ?

I have been using the website, codecogs for mathematical equations - and it is wonderful for a noob like me. However, I wish to avail of such support when I am offline, is there similar facility for ...
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TikzEdt checking for new version gives “server not found”

Since some weeks ago when I run "Check for updates..." in TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0 with Windows 10) I get the error: Checking for new version failed: Errore del server remoto: (404) Non trovato. ...
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Command assists for Texworks

Are the following features of Kile available in texworks or any other tex-editors for windows ? Any word or command used before, appearing as options automatically after typing the first three ...
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Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?

I would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when ...
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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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Easy LaTeX Editor with SVN or GIT connection and auto-update

I've had problems with my current LaTeX editor( Texmaker). It hasn't got an autosave option and overwrites the file every time I save them manually . Is there an editor which has an auto update/save ...
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Error when using SciTE

I get the following error when trying to compile a file using SciTE for ConTeXt: mtxrun | kpse fallback with progname 'context' initialized in 0.381 seconds>Exit code: 1 I followed all ...
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Texworks: Using tab to insert a series of spaces instead of a tab character

Is it possible to alter Texworks to insert spaces when you hit the tab key rather than a tab character? I'd even take a hotkey such as ctrl+tab.
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START /b/c1/c"C:\...
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Indexing support similar to RefTeX

I've been a happy TeXShop user for many years and have hardly felt that it missed anything crucial. But since I'm doing more and more indexing from scratch, I started to look for a tool, that will ...
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JabRef 3.4 changes in editor - doulbe column appearance

What did change and where could it be set back? I have JabRev 3.4 and now in the optional field tab in the editor I get the entries distributed over two columns with the DOI and File field being on ...
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MacTex messed up accented letters after update

i'm translating a book from english to italian with mactex. I updated mactex to its newest version (3.62) and all the accented letters are now shown in the editor as weird letters with tilde and other ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I did}...
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Bolded digits in preamble

I compare two documents. Why in the first I have 2 bolded ?
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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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Could not start Default Compiler: PdfLaTeX

I've been using TeXstudio without any problems for a while. Now, whenever I try to compile some documents I get this error: "Could not start Default Compiler:PdfLaTeX: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -...
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TeXstudio not large enough to use on a 4k display

Using TeXstudio, the icons and menus are almost invisible on my 4k display (3840 x 2160 pixels, 28"). Is it possible to adjust the graphics so that TeXstudio could be usable on my 4k display?
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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About Latex editor(s) for Powerpoint lectures? [duplicate]

What are the appropriate Latex editor(s) for Powerpoint lectures that can work in beamer platform Thanks anyway
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How to change TexStudio fonts for non-English

I have a problem with TexStudio fonts! I use it for writing Latex in Persian. To make the environment suitable for typing, I tried to change the Editor font via Options > Configure TexStudio > ...
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Recommended TeX editor for Mac [duplicate]

I just purchased a Mac and I am trying to decide which TeX editor to use. The security preferences did not recognize TeXStudio or Texmaker which are the two I am most familiar with. Do you think it ...
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TeXShop Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro does not work with special characters

Texshop (3.61) menu: Macros -> Paste Spreadsheet Cells does not work when the original Excel spreadsheet has special characters and diacritics. This is the code I use in the beginning: \...
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Regex shorthand quotation mark to \enquote{}

I recently switched from Google Docs to LaTeX and I've written half of my Thesis in Goolge Docs. The problem is that I c&p-ed the Text to my LaTeX editor and now the double quotation marks (") are ...
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Modify a PDF created with LaTeX after compilation

In my working group we are currently mainly using Word and PowerPoint. Which is a pity, after we have three different OS's in operation. And every time we send files in between, the layout is shifted, ...
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How do you efficiently make your preamble in LaTeX?

I use Atom frequently but used to use TeXWorks to write my LaTeX documents. In TeXWorks managing templates was relatively nice and easy and kept me from having to write out the preamble (i.e. ...
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Using knitr with TeXworks

I checked out the conversation between Speravir and Yihui, and also Yihui's site and video for getting knitr to work with TeXworks. However, I am definitely not super tech-savvy and I'm having some ...
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Editors with Rich Text viewing (similar to Overleaf?)

I'm wondering, are there any Latex editors or editor plugins which provide a "Rich-text" viewing mode for navigation, much like Overleaf provides? What I'm looking for: Document structure is ...
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My formatted text screen has disappeared and there is no arrow on the right to pull it back. I can't move between split screen and single screen [closed]

I am not sure how this happened, but the compile button totally disappeared and the right hand side of the screen where the formatted text usually appears is now gone. All I can see is the code screen....
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Figure correctly compiled but TikzEdt gives an error

I'm using TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0). I find it convenient since it produces .tikz files directly includable in the main document by an \input command. Everything works fine but, when I compile the ...
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Where does Texmaker look for ref completion?

I am working on a multi-file project with texmaker and even if this options might be basic I can't find any solution yet. How to make texmaker suggest when typing \ref{ all the labels defined in all ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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Blank page in Latex doc

One probably simply question. I've just started to use Latex and I wrote one article in thesis1(it is some kind of template for doctoral disertation and articles like that). I saved all, turned off my ...