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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 ...
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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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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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package for making the script in MiKTeX colorful [duplicate]

I uninstalled my MiKTeX and now after re-installing the software, my scripts in the environment of the MiKTeX are not shown by colors. I use TexWorks IDE. for example, when you write \usepackage{} ...
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Writing a book with LaTeX, general questions [closed]

Apologies if this question exceeds the scope of this forum, but I'm trying to decide whether to use LaTeX for a book. I have some experience with TeXworks and MikTeX writing academic papers and I'm ...
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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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how to change default editor for latex when compiling in the bash? [duplicate]

When you compile a latex file in bash (e.g., via a makefile), if latex encounters an error it stops for you to enter a command, for example R to continue running or Q to run quietly. Entering E calls ...
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No error, yet no pdf [closed]

This is probably the ultimate beginner-level question, but I can't produce a pdf from LaTeX. I downloaded from here (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/) three things: ...
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How to make Kile's spell checker ignore comments and \todo?

I use Kile as my Latex editor. I really like Kile, but one of the things that I do find unbearable is the fact that does not seem to be a line or a command to force the spell checker to ignore a ...
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wrapping inside preview pane of TeXstudio

I'd like text in the inline preview pane to wrap according to its width. Currently the preview pane assumes the width of the document class and I have to use the horizontal scrollbar to see all of the ...
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Cannot load .txsprofile into Texstudio

I am trying to use the question: Anyone willing to share his/her custom dark theme for TeXstudio? to load themes created by other users. Unfortunately there are no changes. I do this the following way ...
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numbers in BibTeX entries: syntax highlighting vs. reality

The following example has one relevant entry for this question, the year field. @INPROCEEDINGS{1181437, author={de Oliveira, W.R. and De Souto, M. C P and Ludermir, T.B.}, booktitle={Neural ...
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How do I get rid of vim-latex's output from PDF viewing?

I use vim with VIM-LaTeX. I can use \ll to compile and \lv to view. I've set the following options in my .vimrc file: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' When I type \lv, ...
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Latex and gedit: color text in \footnote

My question is linked with using Latex and gedit together. I am currently writing a large academic text and I am putting a lot of text into footnotes. Is there an easy way or a nice plugin that would ...
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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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Loading external jpeg images in Tikzedt

Is it possible to display jpeg image in tikzedt editor. The following code gives error. I add some_image.jpg in tikzedt folder. \begin{tikzpicture} \node[anchor=south west,inner sep=0] at (0,0) ...
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Replace one string of symbols including a carriage return

This is borderline but I do not how to do this in Texstudio. I want to replace all the \[ \begin{myenv} by, \begin{equation*} \begin{myenv} Same with the closures, \end{myenv} \] to ...
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What does (,li) mean in Vim Latex

I am using Macvim together with Vim-Latex suite. On the Vim Latex webpage they list Environment macros as follows: ELI (,li)------------- list EDE (,de)------------- description etc. What does (for ...
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Emacs and AUCTeX not working as it was before a restart

I having being Emacs and AUCTeX for some time now. Today, after I restart my computer, indentation isn't working as it was. By this, I mean when I hit enter, the next line would indent ...
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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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Sublime Text 3 LatexTools

I just installed ST3 and installed the LatexTools package using Package control. Everything seems to have gone fine except when I compile using CMD+b nothing seems to happen. On the terminal I get ...
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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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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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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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TeXStudio: high CPU usage after version 2.6.2 [closed]

How can I fix that problem? All versions after 2.6.2 increase the CPU usage and the fan goes like crazy. Thanks P.S. I have already tried to not use spelling correction, yet the problem is still ...
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TeXStudio: How to do the smallest match in regex replace

I using regex search to replace the following string: \new{}\new{test1}\new{test2} with test1test2 I using regex replace with \new{(.*)} to find and \1 to replace. however the search always ...
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What's a good editor for (La)TeX programming?

I've found several questions about editors for writing LaTeX documents ( LaTeX Editors/IDEs seems to be the definitive one). But I'd like to know which editors are out there that help you develop ...
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Comparison of TeX editors with respect to collaboration (diff etc)

I am attempting to read my student's LaTeX file and leave suggestion/corrections. This is for Win7 and a file of about 100 pages. At a minimum I expect to compare two files and/or show changes with ...
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How to set spelling dictionary on the fly in Aquamacs [closed]

This is not specifically a TeX question, but I think it might be relevant here since all TeX users are also text editor users. I use the Emacs Aquamacs (v 3.0a) text editor. My locale on my Mac is ...
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Importing old tex-files in texclipse

I have started playing around with eclipse, texclipse and pdf4eclipse. I know how to create a new project. How can I import an existing tex-file?
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TeX editor for Mac with parallel windows?

I am looking for a TeX editor for Mac that offer two windows that I can see the DVI or PDF of my code quickly, without having looking for a section that I just change in the code. In Windows, I use ...
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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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Insert comment in WinEdt with the caret in the middle of line

Currently, if caret is in the middle of a line, when you choose to insert comment in WinEdt (Edit -> Move/Fill -> Insert Comment), the comment sign (%) is placed where caret is. I don't know much ...
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Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file?

Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file? I had my editor set to latin1 by mistake when I created my file and I had to resort to % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode in the preamble to force ...
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search and replace string in all files

I realize that this might not strictly be a LaTeX question but I have still decided to post the question here as other's might have the same problem on occasion. I am working on a rather large ...
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MathJax and Latex Syntax Checker - Copy and Paste Code

Please pardon me if this is be a duplicate which I would be fain to delete. Please feel free to edit this post and tags. I'm seeking a syntax checker (preferably free) for Latex and MathJax and etc, ...
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How to insert Tex into PDF?

I have a PDF with a math excercise and space to write the solution. I know a bit math-related Tex like $ \sqrt2 = 2^{1/2} $. My goal is to print the result so I have excercise and solution on one ...
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Program to display/rewrite/reformat log file in the terminal

I usually compile my .tex files from the terminal without the -interaction=nonstopmode, so that it stops at every error, but of course I still need to look at the .log file from time to time, but ...
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Sublime text problem with quote coloring

I'm using sublime text 3 with latexing plugin on ubuntu, and i have a weird error on every color scheme i use, specially with double quote. Only the solarized theme seems to work, other theme have ...
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Why does Vim force really long lines in text file?

I am using Vim to edit my tex file and I am relatively new to LaTeX. One thing that I don't understand is why tex wants you to write incredibly long lines in your tex file? For instance, each line ...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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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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After changing Kate's LaTeX syntax highlighting file, syntax highlighting for LaTeX can not be selected anymore in Kile

I wanted to adapt the Kate LaTeX Syntax Highlighting file (in my case: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax/latex.xml), to have a different highlighting in Kile, as in the answer to disable syntax ...
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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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TeXMaker: Autocompletion of brackets

I have just switched to texmaker from texstudio since I am working on mac now. I am wondering if there is a possibility of setting texmaker to autocomplete (),[],{}, since I extensively use these ...
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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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Typing and editing Beamer presentations

The ratio of markup to content in a beamer presentation is fairly high relative to a standard LaTeX document. What strategies do you use for speeding up the task of typing and editing beamer ...
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Toggle Hide/Show cites, footnotes etc

It annoys a lot, if my written text has lots of footnotes or cites, so a quick reading and writing in same editor ( not in pdf, as you may point out) is a tough matter. I wonder if there is any ...