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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: " ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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): ...
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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 = ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 “ ...
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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 ...
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vim-latex: “I can't write on …” error

I am using vim-latex. I compile TeX document using \ll command, then \lv to view it. It generates a PDF file. So far, so good. The problem starts when I try to modify my TeX file and compile it again ...
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Howto use Vim + LatexSuite to convert plain text lists to itemize/enumerate etc

I am often burdened with "converting" and "including" stuff into larger documents. I have compiled some scripts and voodoo to ease my work but rather often I'm still facing the task of manually ...
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Shortcut for inserting matching \end{something} in VIM

I remember some time ago I always used a shortcut in VIM that allowed me to type this (<X> is indication of the location of the cursor): ... rest of document ... \begin{<ENVIRONMENT>} ...
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How to disable all Vim-LaTeX mappings?

I like some of the features provided by the Vim-LaTeX suite, but not all of them. In particular, I dislike all of the mappings like [[ = \left[ \right] and the automatic placeholder stuff with ...
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Install Vim and Latex suite

Good Afternoon All, I am trying to install Vim and Latex suite to work on my latex project. I need help with installing this properly on Mac OS X Lion. I have already installed MacVim. To setup ...
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Vim syntax highlighting of partial tex file used with \include is incorrect

I am using vim to edit latex files. The document is long and so I split each chapter in its own .tex file. Each .tex file is then included into the main document using the \include directive. The ...
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<F5> in vim-latex doesn't expand environment

I'm new to vim-latex and have been reading some tutorials. I've noticed that the behaviour of the F5 on my machine is rather different from what the tutorials tell me. I'm supposed to expect F5 to ...
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Getting “LaTeX-Box” Vim plugin to work with biblatex (biber) [closed]

I am using the LaTeX-Box VIM plugin for my TeX editing and love it, but I would like to use the omnicomplete freature for Biblatex citations, is this possible?
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<M-i> mapping not working in Vim LatexSuite on linux

I'm running vim 7.0 on linux, with Vim LatexSuite. I'm trying to use the nifty-looking shortcut for adding items to an itemize environment. :h Alt-I <Alt-I> ...
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What is your favorite vi or vim command trick?

I just saw a similar question about Emacs/AUCTeX so this one was coming. I use nvi for all my editing including TeX and it would not change it for anything. However, even after almost 20 years of use ...
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Getting \cite{} autocompletion to work in gvim with latex-suite on windows 7

I am using gvim (latest version) with latex-suite (latest version) on Windows 7 32 bits. This is a fresh install from my previous Ubuntu setup. Everything runs fine except for cite autocompletion, and ...
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vim-latex with strange (unwanted) highlighting [closed]

I'm using vim with the latex-suite package installed on Ubuntu 11.10 to edit LaTeX files. The latex-suite highlights the LaTeX source as I edit it, but it seems to get very confused after something ...
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vim-latex always moves the cursor to the beginning of the line upon compilation. How do I stop this? [closed]

I have posted this question to /r/vim, with no success. The title basically explains the situation: every time I compile with <leader>ll, Vim moves my cursor to the beginning of the line, which ...
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How to automatically truncate the length of a line in vim-latex?

Is there a way of automatically beginning a new line after reaching a particular length of a line in order to make navigation through a document easier in vim-latex? Example (text from ...
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Issues when compiling TeX files with Vim and LaTeX-suite

I'm having problems compiling a TeX file with LaTeX-suite on Ubuntu. In my .vimrc, I have the following lines : filetype plugin on set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $* filetype indent on let ...
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How can I turn Vim LatexSuite on Manually?

VLS's commands such as ^J and F5 do not work always for me inside Vim so how can turn VLS manually or do some other tricks to get VLS working more often? The word "often" could mean that VLS gets ...