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Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
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How to change (Mac)Vim's syntax highlighting rules for (La)TeX files?

I'm a long-time AUCTeX/Emacs user that switched to Vim/LaTeX-Box recently. I got everything working the way I want and grew pretty fond of Vim, but there's still one unusual thing that bothers me: ...
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How can I install vim-latex on mac os x?

I was trying to install vim-latex (http://vim-latex.sourceforge.net/index.php?subject=download&title=Download) My Vim comes with the OS X system and is located at /usr/share/vim/vim73 According ...
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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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vim-spell: exclude custom LaTeX commands

I'm using Vim (with vim-latex) to write my LaTeX documents. I made a bunch of custom commands to mark different kinds of "variables" (as in programming languages) I use in text, in formulas and in ...
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Disable visually italicizing characters in \textit when using LaTeX-Suite

I am using Vim + LaTeX-Suite plugin to write LaTeX source file. I noticed that LaTeX-Suite would automatically italicize characters in \textit (which made text inside almost illegible) and bold ...
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Strange behaviour of VIM-Latex

When I try to type certain words (in insert mode), suddenly a lot of code is inserted. For example, if I try to type "DEFINE", once I enter the F, this is inserted D\begin{figure}[<+htpb+>] ...
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What are some vim macros to assist indexing a book?

I am about to re-read my 400-page book and mark certain words for indexing. I'm looking for a set of VIM macros that would help me quickly go through the text marking words and group of words to be ...
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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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How can I remap “`” in vim-latex?

I'm using vim-latex and I would like to use another key (tab, for example) instead of "`", since typing the latter is difficult here (shift + ´ + ´). How can I do this?
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What is the Vim Latex-Suite shortcut for inline math parenthesis?

Vim Latex-Suite has shortcuts for typing \left( and \right) just by typing ((. What is the shortcut for typing \( and \)?
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vim-latex templates last change dynamic

So I am using vim-latex suite and want the Last Change information to change dynamically with every edit/ save. It's found in the preamble if you're using one of the templates e.g % File: ...
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Latex-Suite Mapping Using Fullwidth Characters

Currently I am using Latex-Suite to edit an document that contains CJK characters for more than 90%, and therefore mainly using an input method that outputs fullwidth characters. I tried to define ...
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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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Vim complains of Whitespace error with \hspace

When I type the following line in Vim: \hrule height .1mm Why do I get the following error in the Vim Location List: foo.tex|258 error| Whitespace before punctation mark in " ." NOTE: It ...
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How to add a target directory when you convert from tex file to pdf in Vim-LaTeX?

I just installed Vim-LaTex on OSX. I learnt :TTarget pdf and type \ll to convert a tex file to pdf. When I do this a pdf file is created in the same directory as tex file. How can I add the target ...
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Set up vim, latex for AGU template

On a Mac, I have been using vim-latex for a while and had set it up a while ago to output pdfs via the :ll command in vim (using pdflatex if I'm correct) and viewing the output via the :lv command ...
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VIM default language for tex files [duplicate]

I don't really know if I'm right here, if so please say something. But, I currently work on my bachelor-thesis and want to enable spell check in my VIM. But currently I have to do this every time ...
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Key Mappings in Vim - Is the following Suffice?

I just installed LaTeX-Suite for Vim in Ubuntu 13.10. I couldn't find for a proper set of key mappings that would help me out as a beginner. So I followed these : Key-Mapping in LaTeX-Suite for Vim. ...
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How to add custom enviroment in latex-suite

Latex-suite provides short keys to make working with environments like equation easier in VIM. For example, I like to press <F5> to change the environment. One of the environments that I find ...
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`. shortcut doesn't expand to \cdot

According to latex-suite documentation, `. should expand into \cdot but this is not working for me. All other abbreviations (greek letters and math) do work. I tried looking in ...
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LaTeX indentation in vim

Does there exist a good indentation option/plugin for vim? I tried different combinations of autoindent, smartindent and cindent, what I get is: \begin{tabular}{ c } foo \\ bar \end{tabular} ...
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How do I write a script (in Windows) that removes all the temporary LaTeX files in Vim?

Maybe my title is not so clear; I Googled a lot about cleaning up temporary files after a PDF is generated, and find it is not recommand to remove it completely in each compile. I do want to remove ...
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Weird vim-latex behaviour

I just started using LaTex in vim and immediately ran into problems. I'm using the vim-latex plugin and it's completely screwing up the tutorial I'm trying to follow. There's a useful shortcut for ...
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Error installing Vim-LaTeX using Pathogen on MacVim

I installed vim-latex using pathogen following the very clear instructions proposed in: How to install vim-latex? However, when I open a .tex file using MacVim, I get the following error message: ...
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How do I properly set up Latex-suite in Gvim?

I just installed Miktex, and downloaded Latex Suite latest snapshot. I extracted its files in both C:\Program files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles and C:\Program files (x86)\Vim\vim74 (I'm not sure why I have ...
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Indenting multi-line sentences

For example, in the actual .tex file, I'd like sentences like this: Due to this, some reasonable conclusion. Next sentence. To be formatted like this: Due to this, some reasonable conclusion. ...
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Using latexindent from vi?

I would like to use latexindent from the vi editor. Ideally, I would use it just like one uses fmt. Recall that in vi you can filter any portion of your text through an external filter. So, one could ...
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How to make vim short key for xelatex and pdflatex both?

I have learned that the following setting in _vimrc will let \ll compile by engine pdflatex: let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' let g:Tex_CompileRule_pdf = 'pdflatex ...
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Vim-latex key expansion doesn't remove the typed keys

I recently installed vim-latex plugin in gvim 7.4. I followed the documentation to set it up. Everything is working. But I have a problem. When I type in key expansion combination, the combination ...
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LaTeX plugin for vim editor in Linux

I have installed gvim on my Ubuntu 12.04 operating system.How to install the LaTeX plugin for gvim?I have TeXlive installed. I used the following link to follow to the instructions: ...
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Gnuplot inside LaTeX not working

I'm trying to create a gnuplot image inside my LaTeX document, but nothing is being displayed. My gnuplot works if I do it outside LaTeX. \begin{figure}[!ht] \begin{gnuplot}[terminal=pdf, ...
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Still about how to set configuration files to print the bibliography with Vim and biber

Although I read some posts on this site about vim and biber, still I'm not able to compile correctly. Following some suggestion, I put in my texcr (at line 96) TexLet g:Tex_MultipleCompileFormats = ...
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How to disable Vim LaTeX plugin while enabling other plugins

I recently turned on plugins in vim so that I could use a plugin with Clojure source files. Now the vim LaTeX Suite plugin loads automatically whenever I edit a LaTeX file. Ack! I had my vim ...
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how to enter a dot with whitespace preceding it?

I'm getting Whitespace before punctuation mark in " ." when I'm trying to enter the word .Net with whitespace before it. How can I fix that? What's the proper way of entering a . with whitespace ...
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How to set up spell-checking with vim?

I'm using vim to write my thesis. It's a multi-document project, with most tex files in subdirectories from the master-document. I've set up a couple of \newcommands to replace the use of \section*{} ...
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Why does Vim highlighting treat _a differently than _b in math mode?

I am not using vim-latex, just the regular vim syntax highlighting for latex. To make sure of this I tested this by running: vim -u NONE -N I notice that if I am in math mode "f_a" will display ...
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arara: show warnings only in the last compilation step

I use this function to compile my latex documents in gVim with arara: function! CompileTex() silent write! call setqflist([]) echon "compiling with arara ..." exec "lcd %:h" ...
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Plugin for outlining tex files VOom does not work

I installed VIM plugin called VOom which has latex support for outlining sections and subsections and other commands. You can have a look here: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2657 ...
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vim-latex shortcuts

I am facing a problem for using shortcuts provided by vim-latex. Say, I want \textbf, so I was trying `bf. But, given, `b is a shortcut for \beta, I always end up with something \betaf. FBF works, ...
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Vim latex-suite mappings not substituting but adding [duplicate]

With latex-suite installed in Vim, typing ^^ in insert mode should produce ^{<++>}<++>, but instead it produces ^^^{<++>}<++>. Likewise == produces ==&=& instead of ...
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How to understand vim-latexsuite template expression evaluation?

I'm trying to build out LaTeX templates for my engineering coursework, and I love the vim environment for editing, so I've been using vim-latex to integrate the two. I don't quite understand how the ...
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vim: nice folding function

I use Latex-Box but I really like vim-latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite) folding. I tried to copy Latex-Suite's folding.vim file to my ftplugin/tex folder but cannot make it work. Has anyone written a nice ...
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LaTeX Suite Autocompletion Feature Not working With Rnw file

I have been a great fan of Vim with its awesome Vim-latex suite providing extremely useful keybindings and autocompletion features. Then I installed vim-r-plugin and opened a .Rnw Sweave file. While ...
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Vim latex suite “alt” macro not working

I tried using the alt+i macro to insert list item intelligently, but it didn't work and neither did other alt macros for latex suite. Any insight to resolve this problem is very well appreciated!
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Vim-latex Incorrectly Expanding Environment

I just began using vim-latex and started with their tutorial. Following the instructions on this page, I type eqnarray followed by F5, but instead of getting the described \begin{eqnarray} ...
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Command for obtaining Table of Contents (toc) number of pages using vimscript and latex? [closed]

Is there a way I can obtain the number of pages that make up the table of contents (all the pages prior to chapter 1)? I am using vim + latexsuite, but if this is commonly listed in other latex ...
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Setting Vim's NoSpell for command

I'm trying to switch off Vim's spell-checking for the glossaries command \gls. I really don't understand how the syntax matching works but I'm trying the following in ~/.vim/after/ftplugin/tex.vim: ...
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Vim LaTeX suite now doubles my double parentheses and braces [duplicate]

I re installed MikTex and Vim LaTeX suite (for an unrelated reason) and now Vim doubles my double parentheses (or braces, etc.). Usually if I type ( and the matching ), then I get ()<++> with ...
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vim-LaTeX does not construct correct argument for bibtex

My pdf compile rule is pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode $* & bibtex $* & pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode $* Everything works fine except for the bibtex call. The reason is that "$*" is ...