1

I'd like to know if in my TeX editor, TeXstudio, the buttons can be customized? i.e:

The marked button produces $ $, and I'd like to have ${}$ enter image description here

This other button produces \\ and I'd like to have

\par
%

enter image description here

Is that possible?

  • Why do you want ${ }$? (Probably not a good idea.) – Torbjørn T. Sep 28 '17 at 18:12
  • 2
    I can't help with the editor, sorry I don't use TeXStudio, but it seems a strange request: you almost never need \par in a document and ${}$ similarly is somewhat dangerous to add automatically since {} in math mode typically affects spacing. – David Carlisle Sep 28 '17 at 18:12
5

I don't know if you can edit existing buttons, but you can make new ones, and you can have them insert arbitrary code.

Step 1 -- make a macro

Go to Macros --> Edit macros, and make a new macro with the code you want inserted in the "LaTeX content" box:

new texstudio macro

The %| construct is a placeholder only, it indicates where the cursor is placed when you use this macro.

(See Help --> User manual, the section on "Personal macros". See also Defining New ShortCuts in TexStudio)

Step 2 -- add a new button

Go to Options --> Configure TeXstudio, and look in the Toolbars tab. The toolbar you want to modify is called "Central", so choose that in the first drop-down menu. In the second drop-down menu, choose "All menus". Find the macro you just created, and doubleclick to move it over to the toolbar:

toolbar modification

  • You can choose a different icon by right clicking on the toolbar entry and navigating to an image file. (I don't know where you can find the ones that TeXstudio uses.)

  • You can move items up and down by dragging with the mouse

Step 3 -- don't use it for what you've said you're going to use it for.

You don't really want to always use ${ .. }$ for inline math, for one thing it inhibits line breaking. And why use \par, and not just an empty line?

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.