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How can I set a dark theme in TeXstudio?

After perusing LaTeX Editors/IDEs, I'm considering switching from TeXmaker (in which I use the preset "dark theme") to its fork, TeXstudio. What I mean by "dark theme" is a dark background with ...
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Dictionary for TeXstudio: “No dictionary Available”

I have trouble spell checking my document in TeXstudio. When I press spellcheck, I get the error No dictionary Available. Am I supposed to install a dictionary separately? How? Any suggestion?
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TexStudio / TexMaker and Github

I was wondering if anyone has used GitHub as a version control system, when writing a large document via TeXstudio or Texmaker? RStudio for example has a plugin that allows R projects to be pushed ...
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texstudio: show line numbers in editor

How do I show line numbers in the editor? According to the picture in the doc (e.g. about bookmarks) there should appear by default. I'm using Texstudio version 2.7, win8.1.
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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I like little squares but not as much as TeXstudio

I recently downloaded TeXstudio and I really like it's feel, only problem: Gave it a quick google and nothing came up. Has anyone else encountered this problem OR does anyone have any suggestions ...
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TeXStudio : Disable auto-completion of parentheses

I cannot stand the auto-completion of TeXStudio (formerly TexMakerX) regarding parentheses, braces, etc. I agree auto-completion is useful sometimes, but here it does just not work as I would like. ...
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How to invoke latex with the -shell-escape flag in TeXMakerX?

This is a follow-up question on the post: Creating a table around a java script code highlighted using minted where invoking -shell-escape flag in TeXStudio is one of the two questions posted by the ...
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Biblatex, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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Converted xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm using TeXStudio on Mac OS X 10.7.4. The problem is that the EPS to PDF conversion is somehow broken: \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} \graphicspath{{img/}} ...
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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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dvipdfm OR dvipdfmx OR dvipdft?

I freshly installed LaTeX on my computer using the ProTeXt bundle. I was able to install everything smoothly, but the program TexStudio didn't auto-configure, like the manual said it would. Using ...
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How to “jump” brackets in TeXstudio?

In Texmaker when you type the shortcut for \frac, you get something like \frac{*}{*}, but instead of asterisks, you have bullets. When you type something in the first pair of brackets, you can then ...
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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Is there a direct way to get word count in TeXstudio?

The Text Analysis tool in TeXstudio is quite useful, but I seems I can not find a direct and accurate way to obtain the total number of words in the compiled PDF file. As I understood, this tool ...
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Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) [closed]

I would like to use either Texmaker or TeXstudio in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use the latest version available via some PPA (not something installed "by hand" or even compiled!). I would like to use ...
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Defining New ShortCuts in TexStudio

This is not about new macros like \newcommand, \def and others. This is not about autocompletion like using .cwl (in TexStudio) This is also not about using shortcuts for predefined commands that are ...
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TeXstudio: how to automate LaTeX biber sequence of compilation

I'm a bit confused about how to configure TeXstudio to use biber. It's not that I can't find a way, I'm just wondering what is the intended way, i.e. coming from WinEdt I'm used to that "Build" or ...
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Cite pop-up in Texstudio doesn't show up anymore

I'm using TeXstudio 2.5.2 together with Jabref 2.9.2 and BibLaTeX. Everything in my document works fine except that when I enter \cite no pop-up with all the bibliography entries shows up. The weird ...
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How can I see two tex-files in TeXstudio simultaneously?

I would like to open two .tex files in TeXstudio side by side. I can image two possible answers, but I did not figure out how to exactly do it: Find a split screen button in TeXstudio (like in kate ...
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TeXStudio doesn't recognize some commands

I'm starting to use TeXStudio. I'm having some issues, for example with \begin{align*} \sqrt[n]{a}^2-\sqrt[n]{ab}&=m\sqrt[n]{a}\\ \end{align*} When i put the point on align* i get a small ...
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Documenting new commands

Texstudio displays a popup code-completion window for new commands that can give cues about what parameter does what and provides an explanation of the methods: I'd like to do the same with my own ...
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fontspec LuaTeX error

I have installed "ProTeX" with "TeXstudio 2.3" & "Miktex 2.9". I get an error ! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function when I attempt to run \documentclass{article} ...
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How to compile bibtex with TeXstudio?

I am trying to use bibtex for the first time. I am on windows 7, using TeXstudio. I am trying to follow the steps of this (french) webpage : http://www.tuteurs.ens.fr/logiciels/latex/bibtex.html I ...
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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Syncing feature between editor and pdf viewer not working

I'm using TeXStudio on Windows 7 with MikTeX. I don't know how to get the "Jump to source" command that appears in the mouse right-click menu, in the pdf viewer, once I compile a *.tex file with Quick ...
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Is it possible to name the arguments of a command in the editor interface?

This question isn't related to TeX directly, but I was thinking about it as a total TeX newbie in the past and it still seems an interesting thought experiment. I suppose that the answer depends on ...
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Biblatex's \printbibliography not working [closed]

I am a beginner with LaTeX, so it might be something really obvious that I am missing. I am using TeXstudio as an editor if it makes any difference. I have the following code in my .tex file: ...
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I can't seem to get \fbox and \itemize to work together

I'm trying to place some text inside of a box, here's what I'm writing that is not working: \fbox{The \textit{two-step} model of XMCD: \begin{itemize} \item[In the \textit{first step}, circularly ...
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Configuring portable TeXstudio to use MiKTeX portable

I have downloaded and installed the portable versions of TeXstudio and MiKTeX for Windows. I assume I now have to map the commands in TeXstudio to the binaries (or the batch files) in MiKTeX. However, ...
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Automatic goto in texstudio 2.8

I recently changed to texstudio and have been enjoying since. Since I updated the version to 2.8 every time I change the cursor in the tex the viewer also changes and viceversa. I'd rather having to ...
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How can I get TeXstudio's syntax highlighting to recognize an unknown command?

TeXstudio does not recognize the LaTeX command \rm (red highlighting in the document, with the message: unrecognized command), even after I activate all possible completion files (.cwl). In such a ...
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How to configure TexStudio editor to use glossaries package with makeglossaries and xindy or how to configure TexStudio to use arara?

Xindy is an efficient indexing tool, it is an external perl-based application that ships readily with TexLive distribution but not with MikTeX, for the latter one you need to install it manually, this ...
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How to select whole environment in TeXstudio

When I was a Windows user (a long time ago), I remember that it was possible to select the whole environment in WinEdt just by double clicking the \begin command. Is it possible to do this ...
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Position of cursor around brace when using auto-completion in TeXStudio

In using TeXStudio to edit my text file under Debian, I have a problem in locating the cursor while using the auto-completer to complete a pair of braces. There is a little box frame holding the place ...
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Howto: Set up knitr (*.Rnw compilation) from in TexStudio

How do I set up TeXstudio to compile xxx.Rnw files? I am using the TeX-Editor TeXstudio 2.7, on Windows 7, and R 3.01 64-bit. I would like to write a xxx.Rnw-file in TeXstudio and then from ...
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Logfile very large

Everytime I compile my file, I get a message from TeXstudio saying The logfile is very large (> 2 MB) are you sure you want to load it? This is mostly because I am updating the bibliography, ...
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Where does TeXstudio store the .cwl files for hyperref and xspace?

TeXstudio uses .cwl files for storing information about which macros are defined by which packages, one file per package. This information is used for autocompletion suggestions and highlighting of ...
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TexStudio: Enable spellchecking in user-defined commands

I am trying to find a way to enable spell-check in cases such as: \remark[I don't understend this]{$2+5=7$} I found something that might look as an answer but it sadly does not work ... In ...
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How to abort compilation in TeXstudio?

I'm using TeXstudio to compile my LaTeX code. However, for some reason in my code, the compilation will be immersed in a endless loop. Hence, when I fix the problems in my code (or may be not) and ...
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How do I change color settings in TeXStudio?

I realize this may be a stupid question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. Where is the .texsprofile file for TeXStudio? If it doesn't exist by default, where should I place it when I create it? ...
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Installing Language Tool in TexStudio

I am attempting to install language tool on my texstudio distribution in order to check my grammar. Currently, I am following this guide to install Language tool. ...
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I installed TeXStudio and MiKTeX in the wrong order. How can I do a clean install again?

So i am a noob at any kind of TeX. I quickly wanted to get up and running and downloaded protex.exe. I installed TeXStudio first, then MiKTeX, which is obviously wrong. The problem is that when you ...
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How to make label suggestions appear in TeXstudio like they do in Texmaker for \ref etc.?

Texmaker shows suggestions for \ref, \autoref, and some other things which appear like but in TeXstudio it does not appear at least in mine. I would like it to as I prefer TeXstudio.
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Setting up LaTeX -> DVIPS -> PS2PDF with Shell-Escape (in TeXStudio)

I am trying to set up a "user command" on TeXStudio with the purpose of compiling with shell-escape and the LaTeX -> DviPs -> Ps2Pdf cycle. This is what I have done to get shell-escape to work ...
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Autocompletion in Texstudio

I am using Texstudio 2.6. I enabled autocompletion of schemabloc package in the Texstudio Options. When I am typing in the document, autocompletion for package commands is not working? Can somebody ...
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TeXstudio and viewing multiple pdf files

I am editing two different TeX files simultaneously, the manuscript and the response for the referees, and generating pdf files through pdfLaTeX. How can I go from one pdf to another in the internal ...
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Add to TexStudio autocompletion

I'd love to know how to add the eqnarray* environment to autocompletion, I only get the regular eqnarray. (I'm using Windows 7)
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How to disable auto-complete braces in TEXStudio?

I want to disable auto-complete for braces in TexStudio. In its simplest form, when I type "{" I do not want it to automatically add a "}". When it does this, many times I end up deleting brace, ...
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Disable automatic indentation/spacing of comment symbols in TeXstudio?

Is there a way to disable TeXstudio's comment symbol formatting? Every time I enter a % it automatically adds an extra space even if I backspace and try again (I have to use my mouse and manually ...