I use TeXnicCenter to write my LaTeX documents and usually have big files open; I navigate up and down extensively.

For example, I am writing something, I move to the beginning of the document to take some label or read something I wrote, and then I go down again to continue writing.

This entire process is very tedious, and I am looking for something like the code navigation arrows that you have in eclipse to navigate through the point in the code you are editing.

Does anybody know any useful command? I know Ctrl+B that brings me to the last point I was editing, but this not enough.

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    This is just an opinion... TeXNiCCenter is a good editor to get started on, but once you crave navigation, it is pretty limited- it sounds like you're ready to move on to more advanced editors... notepad++ would be an upgrade, but even better (imho) would be vim
    – cmhughes
    Jul 19, 2012 at 2:19
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    If you know Eclipse well, perhaps Texlipse is of interest. Jul 19, 2012 at 7:20

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Do you know Ctrl+F2 to set a bookmark and F2 (foreward) or Shift+F2 (backward) to go to the next bookmark? You can set more than one bookmark. Just set your cursor to a second line and press Ctrl+F2. For each bookmark you will see a little blue rectangle in the line numbering. You can also open window showing all bookmarks: point in a free place after the title line of window, click left and choose (I suppose it is) bookmarks (I'm using a german version). You can unset all bookmarks with Ctrl+Shift+F2 or only the choosen with ctrl+F2.

In version 1 of TeXnicCenter one could use Ctrl+number to set numbered bookmarks (number has to be between 0 and 9). In version 2 that is not possible.

  • +1, How do you set the second bookmark so that it doesn't override the first? (Or, asking the other way round, how do you override the first?)
    – doncherry
    Jul 19, 2012 at 18:26

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