I use Windows 7. I have a project open and a file from that project. I want to split the window using Window->Split to edit one part of the document while seeing another one. The split option is shaded (as in non-clickable). Any idea why?

Also, when I have many windows open the buttons Tile Horizontally and Tile Vertically do nothing. Any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

  • I'd welcome you again, but I hope you already feel welcomed! Please, only one question per post. Take a look at our FAQ. May 18, 2013 at 4:12
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    :-) I kept them together because they are both in the same menu and clearly related. I'm sure solving one will solve the other one. May 18, 2013 at 4:15
  • Thinking about it more, you're very likely right. Have you tried opening more than one document? Just a random guess, but it may be that you can't have two windows if you don't have two documents to view (even if one should view the output of the other). It is beta, after all. May 18, 2013 at 4:19
  • yes, I need to open a second document for the commands tile horizontally/vertically to make sense, but they don't work. If I try to open the same document twice (I thought of that) it does not open a new document because all in all the document is already opened. Given that the window environment is usually controlled by Windows libraries I start to suspect it might just be a bug, but I thought I would give it a try here before bugging the developers, in case it isn't a bug. May 18, 2013 at 4:22
  • I meant open two separate documents May 18, 2013 at 4:23

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This surely sounds like a bug, which you should report. Regardless, here's how to achieve what you're after (to some extent) when in "document tab" view.

With TeXnicCentre 2.0 Beta 1 a drag-and-drop of the opened files initiates the tiling. So, given a setup like

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click on LaTeX3 and drag it into the code just below it to make it tile. Dragging it to the bottom provides a horizontal tiling

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while dragging it to the right/left provides a vertical tiling

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To restore the tiling, drag it back to the tabs of the files listed files. Out of "document tab" view (View > Document Tabs > Off)

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tiling works as expected, both vertically

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and horizontally

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  • Wow, that is great and it solves the tiling. Thanks a lot. The buttons are still dumb, so it is definitely a bug. I guess you have the same problem as I do in the splitting? You are using the same version as I am and your windows look a lot as Windows 7 to me. If you do, please let me know. It is driving me crazy to write an appendix at the same time as a chapter. May 18, 2013 at 7:45
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    @Jesus: I am using the same version as you. As mentioned in my updated answer, the "Document tab" view is the culprit that fixes the view and avoids tiling. If you turn of "Document tab" view, then you can cascade and tile the windows to your liking.
    – Werner
    May 22, 2013 at 22:24
  • Hi, wow I didn't know about the 'view' options. Thanks. Unfortunately they don't solve the splitting problem. Do you also have it? Thanks a lot for your answers! May 24, 2013 at 6:52

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