Vim is an advanced text editor and IMproved version of the Unix editor Vi.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
77 views

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 = ...
2
votes
1answer
263 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
147 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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*{} ...
8
votes
1answer
384 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
398 views

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" ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
191 views

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, ...
3
votes
0answers
160 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
614 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
392 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
231 views

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!
3
votes
1answer
121 views

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} ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

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: ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
7
votes
0answers
242 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

How to show the value of a variable in vim latex-suite [closed]

Is there a way to show the current value of a Latex-Suite variable, e.g. g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat, from the vim command line?
6
votes
6answers
744 views

Can you get Vim to behave like TeXworks or vice versa?

There are several features of TeXworks that I find substantially decrease my editing time. I tend to write a large number of rather small LaTeX files, which means I'm opening and closing files ...
6
votes
4answers
209 views

Highlight / color parts of text

LaTex newbie here. Currently using vim with solarized color scheme to edit .tex documents. When writing I often jump around to different parts of the document, leaving gaps behind to work on later. ...
1
vote
1answer
272 views

Highlighting for viml in latex?

I want syntax highlighting for vim scripts in my latex document. So if I write \begin{lstlisting} autocmd FileType c setlocal expandtab shiftwidth=4 tabstop=4 softtabstop=4 \end{lstlisting} it ...
3
votes
2answers
257 views

How to setup MacVim for ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim?

This is a very basic question but I can't figure out how to configure MacVim (v7.3) properly to work with ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim on Snow Leopard. Is there somebody who would kindly explain the steps ...
11
votes
1answer
5k views

How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Vim shortcut to pdflatex a specific tex file

I'm working on a document that is structured as follows: /Document/ | |--Chapter1/chap1.tex | |--Chapter2/chap2.tex | |--Chapter3/chap3.tex | \--main.tex where the ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

vim latex editing [closed]

What do I do if my tex file now looks like: ^@\^@d^@o^@c^@u^@m^@e^@n^@t^@c^@l^@a^@s^@s^@[^@1^@1^@p^@t^@]^@{^@a^@r^@t^@i^@c^@l^ @e^@}^@ 2 ^@ 3 ...
2
votes
1answer
892 views

Vim-Latex spell checking : ignore comment regions

I'm using the Vim-Latex environment for writing french documents. The problem is that when I comment a line containing a command, the spell checking tool highlights the command as a spelling mistake. ...
4
votes
1answer
442 views

vim-latex problem on Windows

I'm using vim with cygwin on Windows XP. I have Miktex install and I can compile files using Texmaker for example. However, I'd like to use vim with the vim-latex suite. When I type :echo ...
8
votes
2answers
435 views

Vim-latex adds extra brackets when typing empty brackets

I just installed the vim latex-suite plugin. Whenever I type empty brackets, parentheses, or braces, I get an extra pair of them, and I am moved to the middle of the new pair and put into insert ...
3
votes
2answers
146 views

Creating a section template

I'm reading a lot of papers, and writing notes on them as I go. I want to make a single document containing one \section for every proceedings-year, with a \subsection for every paper. (I'm using ...
6
votes
1answer
474 views

How do you jump to an error from the Error List in LaTeX-suite?

I just discovered LaTeX-suite and was overjoyed with the breadth of the compiling and debugging options, but for some reason the primary debugging mechanism is not working for me. When I compile with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

compiling pdflatex from the terminal in vim [closed]

A file I can compile in Texmaker won't compile after editing in Vim. I am giving the error hw9problem1xplot can't be found. This is from an includegraphics command. However, the pdf image file is ...
1
vote
0answers
197 views

Vim Latex \cite autocomplete <++> [duplicate]

I'm trying out vim-Latex on a mac, and so far I like a lot of things about it, however the \cite{} command tends to give a <++> following it (yes, I can use the autocomplete, which is way cool). ...
3
votes
1answer
493 views

vim latex-suite: unwanted in-editor math symbol conversion

I'm experiencing trouble using vim in combination with latex-suite. Since recently there is a nice feature, that converts some latex commands, such as \varphi, into symbols better readable and more ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

vim-LaTeX does not run bibTeX

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, using the most recent version of vim-LaTeX with gVim. With all of the defaults, using \ll to compile my document only runs LaTeX once, when it should run multiple times, ...
2
votes
1answer
173 views

Is \Copy already in use by any package?

I'm working on my copypaste package to address a confusing feature that Seamus has kindly drawn my attention to. \yank copies text and commands from a LaTeX document onto a "clipboard", and \paste ...
7
votes
1answer
337 views

How to dynamically change the output filename in Vim LaTeX Suite

Say, my .tex files are organized like this ~/Projects/proj_name/articles.tex. After compiling with LaTeX Suite, I want the output PDF file to be proj_name.pdf instead of articles.pdf. Since I have ...
2
votes
0answers
671 views

AutomaticLaTeXPlugin + MacVim on OSX Lion [closed]

I am desparatly trying to get the AutomaticLaTeXPlugin to work with MacVim. I previously worked with Latex-Suite but i really like the autocompilation, progressbar .. that AutomaticLaTeXPlugin seems ...
4
votes
2answers
838 views

Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
4
votes
1answer
613 views

How do I prevent LaTeX-Suite from opening files automatically when there's an error?

I'm using Vim with LaTeX-Suite. Occasionally when I compile a file with errors using <Leader>ll, the error in my source is such that the LaTeX compiler registers an error in a file deep in the ...
7
votes
1answer
840 views

Using Vim Latex-live-preview with minted package

I was wondering if anyone had succeeded to make vim-live-preview with the package minted. When I tried to edit the pdflatex command winthin the script.vim by adding the -escape-shell switch, but ...
2
votes
1answer
483 views

vim and the Makefile

I'm trying to use a Makefile to compile latex files within vim (and update the view of my current pdf file within my favourite viewer). Here is a little example (I'd like to expand that lateron): ...
4
votes
1answer
398 views

Issues when using inverse/forward search with vim and xdvi (linux)

I am using vim 7.3.35 with the vim-latexsuite on ubuntu. After googling around I managed to setup forward/inverse search with xdvi by adding the following to my .vimrc: let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = ...
1
vote
2answers
249 views

Correct spacing around environments without the comment symbol when using parskip?

I prefer inserting blank lines between paragraphs, and no indenting. I know that the package parskip can offer this functionality, but it comes with a catch. When writing \documentclass{article} ...
2
votes
1answer
572 views

Spell Check in VIM Latex Suite not working after a particular word [closed]

In latex I need to type the sequence$G^{\{ x \}}$ to get the desired equation. The equation works fine, but after this spell check does not work for the remaining text. Spell check works fine before ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

How to forward search to a character when editing using Vim?

We can forward search to a line in a tex file opened in Vim by setting the following in a pdf viewer (I'm using okular): gvim --servername GVIM --remote +%l %f But can we go straight to the ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How to do forward search to PDF file opened with Okular from include files when editing using VIM/GVIM

I'm using vim to edit my tex files and I use latex suite as a plugin to compile my tex sources and view them in using Okular pdf viewer. Setting the following in Okular settings makes inverse search ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How do you use MacVim for LaTeX?

I'm a long-time Emacs+AUCTeX user (I even once wrote a short tutorial for it!), but for a couple of different reasons (problems maintaining my Emacs configuration, the beauty of Drew Neil's voice, and ...
2
votes
1answer
258 views

(Vim+latex) How to compile a single tex file in a project directory using \ll

I am using Vim+latex. In my project directory, I have another separate tex file (for example a tikz/PGF file to draw a figure). When I input \ll, instead of compiling my current file, the system ...
7
votes
1answer
243 views

Fix all quotes in a document (pasted from another)

I'm translating some documents from MS Word (written by someone else) to TeX for my own uses. There are quotation marks all over the place, some of which are "weird" (e.g., unicode character 201c “ ...
5
votes
1answer
559 views

Is there a default / official / standard Vim indentation file for TeX, or just best practices for TeX source indentation?

If you see here, the author mentions an "official version" of an indentation script from Johannes Zellner. The link is broken and while there are traces of Zellner all over the interwebs, I can't find ...