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What's a good editor for (La)TeX programming?

I've found several questions about editors for writing LaTeX documents ( LaTeX Editors/IDEs seems to be the definitive one). But I'd like to know which editors are out there that help you develop ...
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Defining `$$$ $$$` to align

I would like to define $$$ \zeta(s) = \dfrac1{1^s} + \dfrac1{2^s} + \cdots $$$ as a short hand for \begin{align} \zeta(s) = \dfrac1{1^s} + \dfrac1{2^s} + \cdots \end{align}` How should I go about ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows (7)? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?

The TeXworks homepage states that "It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X" and it seems that today people are using both. Both are delivered with TexLive and ...
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ConTeXt editors

There is a very active question about LaTeX editors and IDEs. I personally use Vim with LaTeX-suite for any LaTeX editing, and I am very happy with it. Lately I began to use ConTeXt more and more. ...
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Dynamically count and return number of words in a section

I am writing a proposal for which it is required to give the number of words of the main section in the proposal itself. I found this answer on how I can get a word count on a LaTeX document: Is ...
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? [closed]

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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Which TeX editors are able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file?

A friend of mine asked me whether TeXShop is able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file or not. More generally, one could ask which TeX editors are able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file? ...
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TeXstudio Compile: Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe [duplicate]

I'm trying write a report in LaTeX but TeXstudio won't let me. All I have is this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \...
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Can I think of LyX as a LaTeX IDE?

Can LyX be used as an IDE for LaTeX? I am considering using LyX instead of Emacs to write my LaTeX papers. Emacs is powerful editor/IDE which helps me be more productive while writing LaTeX. LyX looks ...
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how to create a template or document class for latex?

I need to write a document class or template, as for an article, letter, etc. Is there software for this? How do I set it up so that anyone can use my class just like \documentclass{article}?
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What is the deal about these semantic vs syntactic commands?

I keep hearing people on this site talking about "semantic" vs "syntactic" commands and that the "semantic" ones are somehow better. I don't really get what they are talking about, could you explain ...
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Adding empty lines for readability

I'm a new user of LyX, and reading the tutorial I found that I can't add freely spaces and empty lines to the LaTeX code, since it's about formatting the text, and it's done by the compiler. I can ...
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Comparison of TeX editors with respect to collaboration (diff etc)

I am attempting to read my student's LaTeX file and leave suggestion/corrections. This is for Win7 and a file of about 100 pages. At a minimum I expect to compare two files and/or show changes with ...
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What to download, proTeXt or MiKTeX?

What exactly is included in the proTeXt's 1.1GB package and why would you rather download that compared to just downloading the humble 170MB MiKTeX basic install? Also, why is proTeXt's file size so ...

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