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Keyboard shortcut for going to the next automatically boxed parameter in editor?

I am using TeXstudio and whenever I insert a LaTeX function such as \frac{num}{den} by typing in the first few letters (e.g."\fr") and pressing enter for autocompletion, it puts the parameters, in ...
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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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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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Notepad++ automatically completing \begin{env} \end{env}

Is there a way to configure Notepad++ to do the following: After I type \begin{env} (and perhaps some shortcut keys), it automatically closes the environment with \end{env} and moves the cursor to a ...
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Did anybody succeed in opening a text file at a certain line from a PDF link?

In my attempt to clarify some inconclusive topics and a part of the series "did anybody succeed" (e.g. Did anyone succeed in playing embedded movies inside Acrobat in Linux?), here it is a new ...
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In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file?

In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file? Or is there another way of increasing the font size?
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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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Block indentation in TeXMaker

Is it possible to indent whole paragraphs of source code in TeXMaker (or alternatively, in any LaTeX editor), so that intentation applies to all rows in paragraphs when the text is wrapped over ...
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Tex Writer on iPad

I've just purchased Tex Writer for an iPad Air, I synced it with my Dropbox account, downloaded a .tex file, hit the play button (which I assumed is for compiling) and nothing happened. Am I missing ...
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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 ...
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Latest TeXShop — “Trash Aux Files” bug?

The "Trash Aux Files" menu item and button in the console window in the latest version of TeXShop, v3.44, seem no longer to work. [I'm running Yosemite.] Others having the same problem before I ...
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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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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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Closest equivelant to TexShop on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Just finishing up my thesis which I've created in TexShop in osx. I'd like to allow others to edit my document. I've got a desktop that's got Windows and Ubuntu installed that they could do this on ...
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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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Free LaTeX editor for Mac with outline view? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a LaTeX editor for Mac OS X that supports larger projects, so should have some form of outline view showing the logical structure of a larger project that extends across many files. ...
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Distiller-option in TeXShop: Ghostscript vs. Apple Distiller

Today I noticed that in the last panel of the TeXShop options I can choose between Ghostscript and Apple Distiller as the "Distiller" of my Document. Any pros and cons for these alternatives? Is ...
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How to set up inverse search with Okular and Kile

The title pretty much sums it up. I use the package srcltx in my documents. I am running Ubuntu with Kile 2.1 and Okular 0.8.2 as a viewer. I am pretty sure that inverse search should work, but I ...
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Online latex editing for large groups/large documents

I realise this might be off topic - but is there a google-docs style latex editor "out there" (so cloud based file management). Which is free, yet has higher limits? Sharelatex I can't use enough ...
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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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TeXstudio Auto Preview the PDF

I really like TeXstudio for the vast majority of my typesetting tasks. It's very smooth and works great for large numbers of small files, which is what I deal with most of the time (quizzes, quiz ...
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Two fonts for two languages using lyx

I have decided to shift to lyx for simpler use. I use following template. I encountered two problems while trying to customise lyx. 1. The devnagari does not display properly on lyx. 2. I did not ...
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Why texelipse is not producing a pdf file?

I have just installed the plug-in TexElipse for Eclipse to write tex, but when I press the run button no pdf file is created and this is the error I get: Error: Builder (#2) for pdf output format ...
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Anything like TexPad OSX for Windows? [duplicate]

My friend needs a proper TeX editor for Windows and I think TeXPad OSx is by far the best. Is there anything like this for Windows 7?
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Best LaTeX editor for LARGE documents

First of all, yes, I am aware of the question LaTeX Editors/IDEs. The reason why I am asking this question is because I'm curious about people's experience with writing really large documents (100+ ...
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LaTeX plugin for IntelliJ IDE (and others from JetBrains)

Since I'm here for the first time as a registered user, I'll introduce myself. I am a developer that have created a Gitignore plugin last time for IntelliJ IDE. It was fun to develop something that ...
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How to edit latex file and add images to it

I am new to latex and i have only a basic knowledge of this formal (Mostly i use MS word for preparing documents). My current question is reagrding this file. What i am currently doing is editing ...
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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If the usage of the $ symbols for typing maths is undesirable why many editors still use them?

After read this question: Unnumbered equations: Any difference between \begin{equation*} and [? which led me to this other: What are the differences between $$, [, align, equation and displaymath? ...
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Is there a visual editor for LaTeX that allows for graphical editing of the layout elements (like margins, headers etc)

Background: I have used LaTeX quite a bit back in the uni but haven't really needed the power of mathematical notation as much since I moved on to do biomedical research. It's significantly easier for ...
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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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“kpsewhich” error when trying to build from Textmate

I'm using LaTeX pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.9-2.2 on Mac OSX 10.6. When I try to build from TextMate (Ctrl+R) I get the following error: Please add the directory containing “kpsewhich” to PATH in ...
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Is there a LaTeX wrapper for use in Google Docs?

I collaboratively edit documents in Google Docs. Unfortunately, there are no LaTeX macros/wrappers I know of for Google Docs. So, editing a TeX file on Google Docs is like going back to the old days ...
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How to “Disable Editing” of a document in LyX?

Sometimes it is useful to open a document as read-only (e.g. when copy/pasting from an old document to a newer one, and wanting to avoid any accidental modifications to the old document). This ...
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What is the difference between LyX and LaTeX?

Currently I am using LaTeX to typeset all my math reports. Recently I found out that LyX also uses LaTeX, which can also generate PDF, accept commands from LaTeX, but is easier to use as it does not ...
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How i can insert “%” symbol in my writing context? [duplicate]

while writing % in the sentence it is considering as a comment . Just like i wana write this sentence 25% of this bottle is empty. But texnic does not showing remaining text in the output. kindly ...
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On-line LaTeX editor with Git or CVS support

Before I sign up to one of on-line LaTeX editors (writeLaTeX, ShareLaTeX, LaTeXLab) I was wondering if any of those support a real version control (CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial etc). I saw that ShareLaTeX ...
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Switch to complementary colors [black <---> white]

I've decided to work the most I can in dark mode with the applications that I use. So I would like to commpile my LaTeX documents by echanging all the colors to their complementary ones : black --> ...
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How to list and navigate to tables in Texstudio

Is there an option of navigating to tables from the "structure" list in Texstudio. In LED, which I used before, there was a similar structure list with all figures and tables listed under the name of ...
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Which Editor is best for LaTeX? [closed]

Which Editor is best for LaTeX? 1. WinEdt 2. TeXmaker 3. TeXStudio 4. TeXworks 5. TXC.
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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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What font do you use for writing latex code? [closed]

While mono-spaced fonts are generally accepted as the best option for programming and coding, I feel they make it to hard to read longer texts and thus are not my preferred font for writing latex. ...
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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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Working with MiKTeX and WinEdt together

How can I work by using WinEdt? Before that I just knew MiKTeX 2.8 and worked with TeXmaker and type with easily, but for some formula my friend introduced me to WinEdt and I don't know the ...
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ConTeXt for non-technical person

A dear person to me has started her own small publishing company (psychology related books -- completely non-technical) and she uses Microsoft Word. It's a one woman operation and she often asks me ...
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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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Suggestion of LaTeX Complete Package? [duplicate]

I would like to use LaTeX system to do my assignments as I am starting graduate program in applied mathematics. Please can you suggest me good typesetting package system that would help create ...
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Re-selecting text in TeXShop

My apologies that this is no doubt a seriously dumb question but here goes ... I select a block of text in the TeXShop source window: open the "find" panel and do a "replace all" in the selection. ...
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How to open log window in QTikZ

Unluckily for me, I close the log window in QTikZ (small window which stand below main editor window). Does anybody know how to open it again?. I try with View -> View Log but without success.
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

I'm searching for a LaTeX editor that I can run on my GNU/Linux server and allows realtime collaboration as well as online compiling and previewing. What I've tried so far: FlyLaTeX: Editing works ...