I started to use Texmacs. But the output contains non interpreted commands like the following. For


the output is

broken output

I tried both: export to pdf and ps. Should be an easy question, but I didn't get to read the user manual so far.

edit: Minimum working example. This is the original code. It compiles fine, if I do not use texmacs.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,reqno]{article} %11 pt
  • @Stephen -- It's been many years since I tried TeXmacs, but I don't see how you could include a MWE for a 'what you see is what you want' program..?
    – jon
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 18:40

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There seems to be a misunderstanding about TeXmacs. To the contrary of LyX, TeXmacs is NOT an interface to (La)TeX, but a WYSIWYG program with an engine of its own, distinct from any engine of the TeX family. It uses TeX fonts though, and can import and export LaTeX files.

  • Interesting. First, I do not think that this is what I want. I was looking for an convenient editor. Second, the editor should work on tex files for collaboration, which is not the case with LyX (a nice tool except for that).
    – Christian
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 12:31
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    @Chris TeXmacs is not an editor for TeX/LaTeX; you probably want a multiplatform editor such as TeXworks or TeXStudio.
    – egreg
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 13:41
  • I wouldn't call LyX an interface to LaTeX, either. Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 5:12

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