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How to change (Mac)Vim's syntax highlighting rules for (La)TeX files? [on hold]

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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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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Set master file in vim-latex (TeX-Suite)

When I type <leader>ll in Vim with vim-latex installed, I can compile the .tex file in my current buffer. But the .tex file I'm editing is actually just \input{}ed into a master .tex file. How ...
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Vim call Tex_ViewLaTeX() function not doing anything

I am running gvim7.4 on windows 7 and I am able to compile tex documents and view the pdf manually, but the \lv command does not return anything. The tex file has no corruptions (I can run it with ...
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vim-latex 'cite' command not showing citation options in quickfix window

The cite completion in vim-latex does not work on my machine (Ubuntu 14.04) for a specific document. The document is a doctoral dissertation and involves multiple subdocuments that are imported into ...
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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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vim LateX-Suite indentation and line breaking

I'm now setting up Vim for use with LaTeX. This is about setting up the indentation. In the picture below, there are many things that need tweaking. Everything between \vskip .5cm and \vskip 1in is ...
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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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how to open the right pdf file using \lv with LaTeX-suite on vim

I'm new to the scene of LaTeX-suite on vim. I am now able to compile a latex project using \ll (which invokes the Makefile). However, when I tried to open the pdf file using \lv, it always attempts to ...
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Configuring vim-latex when installed using pathogen

I've followed the instructions in this question to install vim-latex using pathogen. Now I'd like to have vim-latex compile using pdflatex instead of the default latex. The instructions on the ...
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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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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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Vim-Latex: Inverse and Forward Searching partially enabled. (Environment: Vim-Latex Suite, Sumatra, MikTex) [duplicate]

This is a question directed to those who are familiar with compiling Tex using Vim. My OS is Windows 8.1 Problem Description: Inverse and Forward Search is partially enabled. When I double click at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When loading LaTeX files in vim (7.3) I get the error “perhaps you should insert a `~' before '\ref' ”

I have the over 30 errors in my LaTeX file, all over the \ref{...} command, and all following this similar pattern (I put it as a quote instead of code as it is long and code does not wrap) I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Intelligent paragraph reflowing in vim?

I'm not sure whether this is an appropriate question for tex.SE. If you think questions like this should not be asked here, please voice you concern. If necessary I'll open a question on meta. For ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...