LaTeX Suite Manual says that

In order to compile a LaTeX file, simply press \ll while editing the file.

I don't understand how I can enter this command. I tried switching to the Editor mode in MacVim and entering variations on :\ll, \ll and :\ll/ but nothing works.

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    \ stands for your leader, you can configure the leader in use with let mapleader="<the symbol you want>", e.g. I use let mapleader="," in my vimrc. So when I edit a file, compiling would be done with ,ll in normal mode. – Skillmon Jul 20 '18 at 18:32
  • @Skillmon Thanks! Isn’t : the leader? – GingerBadger Jul 20 '18 at 18:33
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    No, : starts ex mode in normal mode (opens that bar below where you can insert a command), the leader is a special key for some nmap bindings which can be easily configured to your liking. Another plugin example using your leader would be Nerd Commenter, which uses <leader>cc to comment out the currently highlighted block. – Skillmon Jul 20 '18 at 18:35

Turning my comment into an answer:

The \ stands for your leader, which is a definable key in vim for special shortcuts. You can set your leader with

let mapleader = "<leader>"

in your vimrc with <leader> being a key (e.g. let mapleader = ","). The key sequence would then be <leader>ll in normal mode (e.g. ,ll).

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