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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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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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Texstudio has an odd way to display the text I am editing

Never had this problem before, but I installed Texstudio on a new computer and this is what is happening. Not only is the paragraph on which I am working shown in a different facon, but also when I ...
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biblatex: place parentheses around all editor information

I would like to place parentheses around all of the editor information in an incollection reference using biblatex. My current reference appears as the following: Gotelli, N.J. & Colwell, R.K. ...
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How to change the appearance of heading commands in texmaker editor

Is it possible to change the appearance of the different commands in texmaker. So for example below could I have Section commands in a large black font and subsection in a smaller blue font rather ...
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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Is there a way to use TeX programmatically from a custom text editor?

What I mean is, is there something like a tex.dll that I could use to incorporate TeX's functionality inside a custom text editor? For various reasons, and specific purposes, I am writing "the ...
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Change type of matching parentheses in TeXstudio

I am working in TexStudio (2.9.0). I want to change the type of a pair of matching parenthesis. For example, \command{something (involving (even)(more)parenthesis)} should become ...
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Multiple file editing with by changing one file only?

Note: question is not formatted properly. If better suggestions please let me know. I have a resume made in Latex. From master copy containing all the details , 3 children copy relevant to specific ...
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Configure forward and inverse search with Notpad++ and SumatraPDF

Here is a way to Use Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows. Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows I am wondering how to enable forward and inverse search in Notpad++ using SumatraPDF. Should I insert ...
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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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Comprehensive book on Kile

Finally, I have decided to migrate from Office to LaTeX. That is why I have chosen Kile as an editor, for many known reasons that I don't want to list here because of space. That's why I need a ...
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Is there a linux-compat tex editor that runs side-by-side?

I'm writing my dissertation and would like to be able to work on several chapters simultaneously. I noticed one can do split-editing in UltraEdit: ...
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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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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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TeX system for Macintosh, recommendations [duplicate]

In I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?, the OP asked about a recommendation for a set of tools to use LaTeX on a Mac. But that was 4 years ago, and the landscape may have ...
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Texmaker and TeXnicCenter.

What are relative merits of these two Latex editors: TeXnicCenter and Texmaker? What are their shortcomings to prefer one over other? Inspired by this SO question.
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What are the advantages of switching to Emacs for TeX/knitR work?

Currently, I am using TeXStudio. Now, I am considering to switch to Emacs because I heard that is has its advantages when it comes to R and knitR. But what are the specific advantages? Yet, I am still ...
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Which Windows editors have comment/ uncomment keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a longtime user of TeXnicCenter. I like the fact that there's a keyboard shortcut I can use to comment or uncomment large blocks of text (Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-W, respectively). Are there other LaTeX ...
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How can I run LaTeX from Sublimetext 2?

Actually, I have read the similar issues that are asked here. But still I can not find a solution for my case. I loaded Latextools plugin, and I installed Sumatra pdf viewer. Even though I added to ...
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IDE / Best known method for writing Hebrew documents with LaTeX

I usually use LyX to prepare lecture notes, course summaries, etc. The reason I use LyX and not LaTex directly is twofold - I usually need to type in real time - summing a lecture. I think for this ...
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Is there a substitute for Blue Sky's TeXtures?

Is there a substitute for Blue Sky's TeXtures program? That is, some other TeX editor that typesets TeX code in real time?
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How do I use circuitikz package in TikzEdt?

I'm using TikzEdt and I'm currently using the circuits.ee.IEC tikz library. As far as I'm aware, there is no variable capacitor component. However, there is a tex package called circuitikz that does ...
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Used pseudo-LaTeX on math.se and want to upgrade

I'm a math student who is pretty comfortable with computers. I have learned on Math.SE how to use their mathjax system (which I know is not exactly on topic here). I want to start getting a tad more ...
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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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Editor with mode-sensitive syntax highlightning

Is there a text editor with support for the following (somewhat special) syntax highlightning. I want to be able to set a different background color for math mode and for normal mode. (I realize this ...
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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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IDE for generating Flowchart LaTeX code

Is there any IDE that allows you to draw flowcharts and generate the LaTeX codes? I've searched on google but came accross TikZ which is only a library? Is there any IDE support?
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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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(TeXShop) Magic comment in a subfile that runs the main file but including only this subfile

Disclaimer: This question is a bit specific to TeXShop because I have to help somebody who's using this editor I don't know as I don't own a Mac. Nevertheless, it could be helpful to others. The aim ...
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What is your experience switching from TeXShop to Sublime Text? [closed]

I recently installed Sublime Text 3 on my mac and spent a couple of hours reading the doc and installing LaTeX tools. So far my long-time editor has been TeXShop, I have a number of text-expansion ...
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8?

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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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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Adding a command to the pop up list [duplicate]

When we start writing some LaTeX command, a pop shows the complete command. Is there some way to add a command e.g. \bibitem to this list so that we will not have to write complete command frequently. ...
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How to make LaTeX do auto punctuation like Word

Something is bothering me while I use LaTeX. If using, for example, Word, it will automatically capitalize the first letter of the beginning of each sentence and also suggesting to make some other ...
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How to type Cyrillique TeX source code?

I compose in Russian (Cyrillique). I've just dowloaded TexShop 3.48. When opened, all my old .tex files with Russian fonts, the text in main TexShop window is no more correct (encoding pb). The ...
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LaTeX3-sensitive editors

I'm starting to embed LaTeX3 code in my custom classes and packages -- and enjoying it more the further I learn about it --, but at least to me it would make for an even better experience if, as it is ...
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LaTeX editor that supports Hebrew [duplicate]

I am looking for a LaTeX editor that can manage Hebrew and RTL, and that is supported on OSX, I came across many but did not find that works. Thanks
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Texmaker shifts view to start of document when compilation fails

Whenever I get a compilation error on Texmaker on Ubuntu, it would shift my view all the way to the start of the document. This gets extremely irritating as I'm working on a rather long presentation ...
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Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
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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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how to copy latex codes without extra spaces?

Typing latex codes I often use frequent line changes. When I copy, for example, the abstract of a paper from the latex codes, and paste it to some place, for example, a paper submission system, the ...
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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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Questions From a LaTeX Beginner [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics. I am currently in the process of writing my first paper for submission to an academic journal. While learning about the process of submitting a paper it ...
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LaTeX editors with comfortable graphics insertion functionality

If I work with pictures (via \includegraphics) I wish that my editor (currently emacs) would have some features which makes handling images comfortable for example: Copy an image from another ...
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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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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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advanced search in tex files

Is there a way to perform advanced search queries within tex-files? What I mean by "advanced search query" is all queries that cannot be performed with only a single search term. For example, it is ...
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text autocompletion on latex editor

I have a list of text snippets which I use frequently eg To whom so ever it may concern, as soon as possible, Feelfree to contact me on . Most tex editors allow command completion. Is there any way I ...
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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 ...