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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to set the interactive editor in TeXLive? lualatex bug?

After some research we determined this is a problem inherent to lualatex. If you have a solution for this problem in LuaLaTeX please post it below and I will accept you answer. When ...
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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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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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looking for Latex editor with good structure tree layout view that can handle verbatim

I thought to ask if someone knows of a good Latex editor with good side panel that shows the structure of the document. I have a large document, and many sections and subsections and it is very hard ...
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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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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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ConText under Windows

I'm very frustrated by the fact that almost all ConText documentations are outdated. For example, I followed the steps in ConText Garden Wiki's "Adapting TeXnicCenter for processing ConTeXt documents" ...
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Is it a good idea to use online editors?

I have been using overleaf.com for making my documents. They have templates for all popular formats like presentations, conference papers, and so on. Since I frequently ask questions here, I have ...
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TexShop entry in “open with” on Mac OS X

I'm aware this is a question concerning Mac OS X and TeX, but I guess people here already had similar issues. MacTeX comes with TexShop. However, if I right klick a .tex-file, this editor doesn't ...
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changing the text layout in texmaker of mac

I would like to know how to change text layout in texmaker which is for apple mac. I know that in windows I have to go to (1) Documents (2) setting (3)text layout. But I could not find Document icon ...
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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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How to lint for undefined control sequence?

So I'm beginning to learn LaTeX and often find myself mistyping control sequences like \idotsint. I use editor plugins which call lacheck and chktex on the document which helps catch some errors, but ...
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“Goto Source” opens pgflibraryfadings.code.tex

Edit: Seems to be a problem with SyncTeX, as TeXworks reacts the same. Edit2: same problem with texlive in Win7. I have a similiar problem as described in TeXstudio Bugreport 1225 but with ...
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Editor that replaces only text inside math environments

I'm writing a document where I had to change all instances of the variable i to x and the document is already considerably long. Is there a editor that will allow me to do this, or in general, replace ...
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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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ConTeXt editors

There is a very active question about LaTeX editors and IDEs. I personally use Vim with LaTeX-suite for any LaTeX editing, and I am very happy with it. Lately I began to use ConTeXt more and more. ...
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How to prevent parts of source from being automatically indented? [closed]

EDIT Rephrased question to be more abstract and less specific to only fragile-frames. Context: While recompiling a presentation, the process halted with err-msg file ended while scanning use of ...
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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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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. The devnagari does not display properly on LyX. I did not ...
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Auto replace --> with arrow

I'm currently shifting from MS Word to Latex. Word has the function, which automatically replaces --> with →. Now in Latex it could replace --> with $\to$. But how can this be done? Or is ...
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How to add a custom Unicode character to texmaker

I downloaded latest version of TexMaker editor. As My main language is persian, I need Non Breaking Space character unicode (U+00A0). But TexMaker not type it with usual keys (ctrl+shift+2 and shift + ...
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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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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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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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Create hint for my commands

I am creating a .sty file and I want it to be user friendly. Is there any way to create hints for my own commands such as I see it in Kile for standard LaTeX commands? I'd like to have a command ...
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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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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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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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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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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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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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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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Simple text editor that uses LaTeX layout [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's any simple program or something of the sort that allows me to use some of LaTeX's tools, especially the math embedding and overall formatting. What I want is somewhat ...
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Toggle focus between Texmaker 4.5 and pdf viewer

There is a shortcut that enables one to directly jump from the editor of Texmaker 4.5 to the .pdf file and vise versa. Ctrl+space : editor ---> .pdf Ctrl+click : .pdf ---> editor When the ...
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Can I upload a font to ShareLatex once and use in several projects?

I should write several Persian latex documents. So I need upload a Persian font and use it. Is there a way to upload the font just once. Is there another online LaTeX editor which provide this? Here ...
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problem regarding text mode in latexdraw

I am new to Latex. I am using LaTeXdraw to draw figures. However when I try to write the text in Text mode it is not getting converted into the desired form as it happens in Latex. I am attaching a ...
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What happened to QTikZ for Windows?

QTikZ is a fabulous little editor that allows you to enter TikZ code and see a real-time preview of your figure. It was available for download for MS Windows at ...
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Copy math equation in Mathtype

I use Mathtype program to make math formula and copy that formula then past to TeXmaker. (I have chosen Preferences > Cut and Copy References > MathML or TeX > LaTeX 2.09 and later). When I past it to ...
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Percent sign in URL without hyperref

Suppose you want to create a URL that has embedded % signs. One option is to just use \%, but you don't get the benefit of nice line breaks. Another option is to use the hyperref package and its ...
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Flashmode help needed

I'm using Flashmode with Texshop on my Mac. It works very well. One irritating thing is: The compiled file flashes every time a new compilation is made. Is there a way to stop it? Thanks for your ...
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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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Resize windows in Texmaker editor

I want to resize the structure window in Texmaker to make it smaller so I can have a better view of the source and pdf viewer windows. I can currently resize it to a point but I want to be able to ...
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My cursor edits a section that is 3 rows above [closed]

I am using sagemath free latex version on PC windows 7. The problem is the editor edits a section that is 3 rows above where the cursor is. This problem happens frequently, whether it is a brand new ...
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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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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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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 ...