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Customize vim-latex to write file prior to compilation

<leader>ll compiles the current file, but I'd like it to also write the current file before it does that. Personally, I don't understand why this is not default behavior. When would one ever ...
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macvim, skim, and sync - skim use *open* copy of file?

When using Skim.app for reverse-searches, is there any way to make the .tex file come to the front if it's already open in a macvim tab? What if there are multiple vim windows open (not just tabs)? ...
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Macvim and Skim sync does not work

Don't really know where to begin. I have installed the latest macvim and skim. Put the mvim in path. Setup skim sync with the default macvim (and tried some custom stuff also). However it will not ...
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Vim LaTeX-suite: EFI macro expand differently

I an learning LaTeX-suite, and I found that the EFI macro for figure environment performance differently for different documents. Sometimes the image file line would be \psfig{figure=<+eps ...
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Folding in Vim latex-suite

I have installed and configured vim latex-suite successfully. However whenever i try to type ":\rf" in normal mode i get an error "E10 : \ should be followed by /,? or &" . Could anyone tell me ...
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How can I use BibTeX and Biblatex properly using vim LaTeX suite?

I just stated using the vim-LaTeX-suite. It works quite well, but I fail in using BibTeX. My vimrc file is the following. I use an external build order and I think this causes additional problems: ...
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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 to add custom environment 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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Vim-Latex: forward search doesn't work

I know people have had this kind of problem before, but I haven't been able to find the solution to my problem anywhere. First of all, calling Tex_ForwardSearchLatex() with <leader>ls doesn't ...
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vim-latexsuite syntax highlight in macro parameter

I'm using vim with vim-latexfor editing my LaTeX-files. I notice that the \begin{env} and \end{env} doesn't colorize when they are in a macro parameter (the \vary command and question environment is ...
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How to Customize Folding Environments in ViM Using vim-latex for Beamer

I'm trying to configure my ViM editor to improve the folding when editing Beamer files. I have vim-latex installed (using Vundle). Now I'd like to customize my vim-latex; specifically, I'm trying to ...
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opening okular with the first search try and closing it dirties the terminal when I use vim

I new to both vi/vim and vim-latexsuite. At the moment I'm not sure everything about the installation of the pluging is ok, as you can see from this question of mine on stackoverflow (it would be ...
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Vim-Latex: forward search doesn't work well on Windows, featuring significant delay and no visual cues

I managed to let forward search work on my Windows machine with the following specification in my _vimrc: let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf = 'C:\Program Files\SumatraPDF\SumatraPDF.exe -reuse-instance ...
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How to lint for undefined control sequence?

So I'm beginning to learn LaTeX and often find myself mistyping control sequences like \idotsint. I use editor plugins which call lacheck and chktex on the document which helps catch some errors, but ...
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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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Elaborate C++ parsing and the listings package

I would like to have the colors the gruvbox coloring scheme for (g)vim uses in a lstlisting environment. Is the listings package too dumb to differentiate e.g. between "template", "const" and other ...
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What can I put in the *.latexmain file?

My *.latexmain files are usually empty. I just use the file name to indicate which file is the main file. In the Vim Latex Suite files, I noticed a file projecttemplate.vim with the following ...
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What is the best way to add missing packages?

So far I worked with Texmaker on Windows, and it worked perfectly. Recently I started to write my .tex files with vim on Ubuntu. But when I try to compile these it tells me File 'cite.sty' not found. ...
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Citation completion in vim latex-suite on Windows 8.1 Update

This is potentially a duplicate of this tex.se question, but I tried all the advice with still no solution. I am on 64-bit Windows 8.1 Update with gvim 7.4, Python 2.7.7 (Anaconda 2.0.1 32-bit), and ...
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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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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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Ignore errors in environments in latex-suite in vim

I use the latex-suite vim plugin, which shows me errors inline in my vim editor. However, I get false positives for certain environments like lstlistings. How can I configure latex-suite to ignore ...
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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+latexsuite: Compiling parts of a file

I have a question concerning Compiling parts of a file. It reads "Continue to debug this file as required and then replace the portion of the original file with this one." How can I then replace the ...
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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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<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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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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How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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Remove a \textit{} or \emph{} in Vim with vim-latex (LaTeX-Suite)

Thanks to this SE answer I now know that I can emphasise the highlighted word with `em. Is there a way to remove the \emph{} from a word?
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macvim and latex-sutie: autocompletion of \cite{} using [F9] is glitchy

I am using a Macbook Pro to write some papers using latex, macvim, and latex-suite. I like the [F9] bibliography autocompletion for \cite{}, which comes really handy. However, the function is really ...
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How to get vim-latex's \cite completion to work?

I'm having issues with \cite completion. In the screenshot below, you can see what I get when I do \cite{ } F9. It is not doing what documentation says it would do, such as: Show a list that I can ...
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lstlisting indentation versus editor-formatting [duplicate]

Whenever I use the listings package to typeset code, I encounter the problem that the way lstlistings work collides with the formatting my editor likes (I use vim). For instance, see this code: ...
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How to get Vim Latex-suite projects (with .latexmain-files) to configure spelling in subfiles correctly

I use Latex in larger projects and I use the following file structure: project/ mainfile.tex mainfile.tex.latexmain tex/ subfile1.tex subfile2.tex ... The command ...
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latex-suite (vim-latex) \cite F9 bibliography completion not working

I use latex-suite (vim-latex) to edit tex file with vim. But the action \cite{F9 doesn't do anything at all (i.e., no splitted window with bibliography entries as expected). Could anybody out there ...
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non-paired bracks break indent in vim

It seems that latex-suite do the auto indent wrong when there are no closed bracks, for example, in the following $[0,1)$ is the cause of problem: \begin{equation} f(x),\quad x\in[0,1) ...
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vim+ Latex Suite, Can the compile window be in a sub-window?

I am using vim+latex suite. When \ll, the compile window takes the whole area of the vim window, no matter how many other subwindow I have opened. Can the compile process just be shown in another ...
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vim + knitr + synctex + file watch + sumatrapdf (on windows)

I'm trying to get a task runner watching a directory for changes and then run the following: knit Rnw file pdflatex the resulting tex file (with bibtex) open pdf viewer and have both forward/reverse ...
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Compiling Latex in Vim Results in Error

I am trying to compile the following LaTeX using vimtex continuous compiling in vim: LaTeX: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Electrolysis of Water and Aqueous Solutions} \author{Carlo Abelli \\ ...
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Compiling a LaTeX document manually

I've created LaTeX documents before using 'nice IDEs' such as TeXnicCenter and have a little experience in general with TeX, however, now I'm wondering about creating one "manually". By that, I mean ...
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Vim and Latex on Mac Terminal

I am very, very new to vim and using it through the mac terminal app. Based on this snip bit and the terminal being native to osx, I am trying to avoid macvim or iTerm at this point, so have not ...
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Strange vim-latex behaviour

I have a problem when reinstalling vim-latex (possibly installing a newer version). Here is the code I typed \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\pi$ $2^5$ \textbf{abc} $2^{\pi}$ ...
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How to finishing the compilation in LaTeX-Suite?

Editing in vim using LaTeX-Suite after pressing \ll I got two additional windows: one contains error list and one contains preview of selected error. How to back to editing the main .tex-file? It is ...
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VimLatex strange behavior exponents

I have macVim 7.3.754 and latex-suite installed. In insert mode, I type x^^ in order to typeset a power in Latex with base "x" and some exponent to be typed later, I initially get, as ...
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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 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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Vim LatexSuite: how to define IMAP that also moves the cursor?

I am using latexsuite in vim and I'm trying to make MBF in insert mode expand to \mathbf{}<++> and place the cursor inside the brackets. The following: :call IMAP('MBF', ...
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Redefine smart key mappings in vim's Latex-suite plugin

When using the Latex-suite plugin in vim, typing ... expands to either \ldots or \cdots (see section 3.9 Smart Key Mappings of the latex-suite manual). I am using a lot the amsmath package that ...
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vim-latex does not display compilation errors

I installed vim-latex using Vundle and have been trying to use it to write a LaTeX document. Using \ll compiles the document if there are no errors and opens the .pdf in my pdf viewer, exactly was I ...
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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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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 \( and \)?