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Help me to write Long LaTeX equations fast with colours and possibly with other aids

I am too slow LaTeX-typist, for example with the equations below I cannot find where I am missing some bracket. Could someone offer me some computational method? I use Vim but I am happy with any ...
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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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What does <++> signify when using Vim LatexSuite?

I have a LaTeX editing environment that does some assistive stuff such as auto-indenting, closing parentheses, etc. However, one of the things that it does is unknown to me, and is difficult to ...
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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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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 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 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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Errors/Warnings in LaTeX Output

I use Vim to edit LaTeX documents and pdflatex to compile the documents. One problem with using pdflatex is that it takes time to go through the output to see if there is any warning/errors. Sometimes,...
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Adding extra lines/spaces in source, *not* affecting semantics

I'm editing a file with quite huge interleaves of text and formulas like this lorem ipsums \begin{align} foo & bar\\ qux & rofl\\ & toto \end{align} lorem ipsums … And I face ...
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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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What does 'missing \@ before…' error mean in vim?

I get this strange behavior when I have capitals before a period, like so 1 \documentclass{article} 2 \begin{document} >> 3 Another possible protein blah blah blah from GRIP/ABP. Blah ...
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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 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 mode....
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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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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 ...
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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-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 there any cheat sheet for vim-latex mappings?

I wonder if anyone knows any list of "magical words" such as vaw`em which changes the format to italics of the current word for vim-latex different than this one
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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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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 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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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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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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TexShop + MacVim ?

Is there a blend of TexShop and Vim? It is supposed to combine the advantages of SyncTeX and other features of TeXShop and the power of a Vim editor.
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In vim: How to enable spellchecking of text only and exclude listings

How can I set up vim in such a manner, that it spellchecks only the text portion of my file? I write a lot of reports that include code listings, which I would like to exclude from the spellchecking. ...
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latex-suite on OSX - citation completion not working [closed]

So I have just installed latex-suite using the default version of vim that ships with OSX 10.6. The problem I'm having is that \cite completion is not working properly. This is what happens: Begin ...
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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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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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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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vim+LaTeX Suite: How to jump to the Error List window?

I am trying to learn how to use vim latex-suite and following the tutorial, A (very) quick introduction to Latex-Suite. When I compiled and got some errors, I see the Error List, etc with split ...
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How can I quickly type a LaTeX accent in vim?

I want to write some text in Spanish in which accents are used frequently, such as ó for which I have to write \'{o}. I have seen that in vimtex they have defined for example `a to convert into \...
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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 Latex Suite repeating symbols with subscripts and superscripts

I have a document that needs a lot of symbols in math environment, that have both superscripts and subscripts like x_1^1, x_1^2, x_2^1, x_2^2, with different bases. x could be y, z, etc.... Having to ...
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Where is this shortcut coming from?

I am writing a report on robot wars (as funny as it sounds). One major section in my report is on EMP Cannons. Whenever I type EMP I get this: \begin{minipage}[]{<+width+>} <++> \...