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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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Command line *before* \documentclass & relation with output-directory

This question has to do with changing the output directory on a file I am trying to compile (using Kile, though I hope the solution isn't editor-specific). If I type pdflatex -output-directory ...
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When and why should I use % !Mode:: “TeX:UTF-8” directive?

I often see the following lines are included at the beginning of the tex files: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" Directives started with % !TEX are ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Highlight math characters erroneously used outside math environment

I am working on a document in LaTeX that I am copy/pasting from my original Word working file or an OCR-ed PDF file. The Word file has lots of math blocks, which are also copy/pasted, and the PDF has ...
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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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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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Windows TeX editor with live preview

I'm looking for a TeX editor for Windows that would offer a live preview of fully-rendered PDFs, like what Latexian does on Mac OS - preferably freeware, but if such an editor is payware, I'm ...
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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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Texmaker + User Command + Launching graphical editor

I'm trying to customize Texmaker to my needs. I use git to version my documents, so I would like to set a user command to git-commit. An editor should then be invoked to receive my commit message. ...
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Making custom templates for texmaker

I typically use TeXShop as my editor, and like being able to quickly access custom templates when I create a new document. I'm going to be teaching a student of mine how to use LaTeX, but he can't ...
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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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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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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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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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Recognizing TiKz elements from compiled source

I want to create (yet another) editor for TiKz pictures. In my editor I associate to each TiKz package the possibility of creating "TiKzObjects", (e.g.) archs or nodes. From each TiKzObject I could ...
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Multiple Kile instances with multiple Okular instances

I usually worked with a unique instance of the latex editor Kile, together with the ForwardPDF build to see the output with forward search in a unique instance of Okular (this uses okular --unique). ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX editor that can export high-resolution images

I am looking for a (La)TeX editor – either web-based or OS X – that meets these criteria for mathematical notation: Can export high-resolution images (e.g. 1000+ dpi, adequate for a MBP Retina ...
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Whatever happend to Sciwriter?

Years ago, when I wrote my thesis, I looked into a project called Sciwriter from a company called soft4science. It was well integrated with LaTeX and it seemed very powerful and structured. It wasn't ...
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Autocomplete Keybindings in TextMate 2 - LaTeX Bundle

Recently began learning LaTeX and I am using TextMate 2 with the LaTeX bundle (and Tex Live distribution) to create my files. I cannot get the autocomplete keybinding to work within the document ...
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TeXnicCenter RegEx Syntax

I'd like to use regular expressions to replace text in TeXnicCenter. I think the capturing is done with []. But I can't find out how to use the captured text in the replacing text. E.g. I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winefish autocompletion problem

My OS is ubuntu. Winefish does not autocomplete unless I press Ctrl + Space, which is a shortcut to change input method. How to change the shortcut for winefish autocompletion? Any help or suggestions ...
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Running latex in interactive mode from texstudio

I am using TeXStudio as LaTeX editor. Can I configure TeXStudio such that it can run commands in terminal in interactive mode. I have found some solution from this site: ...
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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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“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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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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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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Sublime Text can do this?

Is there any way that it can close a tag in LaTeX with a keyboard shortcut? Examples: \begin{document} \end{document] \begin{equation*} \end{equation*} Can I make some code that allows me to ...
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Which else Tex editors for windows are such that XeCJK is smoothly workable?

I already know there are Tex editors compatible with XeLaTeX, say Texstudio and Texworks, so that they can process the XeCJK package. But I find that these two editors somehow get slow when using ...
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To create links to filenames in Pandoc Tables

I am working for better note taking and note using. I asked Textmate if there is a possibility to have links for filenames in LaTeX editing. They proposed the following approach Nothing like ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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ConTeXt and Smultron

I have installed Smultron 6 and and configured ConTeXt MkIV in Applications/ConTeXtStandalone as per the Wiki http://wiki.contextgarden.net/ConTeXt_Standalone/Mac_Installation. I have also set up ...