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General questions about text editors used for editing (La)TeX source code. For questions about specific editors, use the specific tag if applicable, e.g. {emacs}, {vim}, {kile}, {texworks}, or {texniccenter}.

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Texmaker open file interface garbled [closed]

I have a problem when using Texmaker. When I use Texmaker to open a file, its user interfaces garbled. My OS is archlinux. I have tried system update and software reinstallation. It doesn't help.
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TeXnicCenter: Icons & text small on 4k screen?

I am quite confused that I cannot find any information on this topic as I do not think I'm the only one affected. Using TeXnicCenter, I recently upgraded to a 4k screen. While making my life ...
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TeXShop autocompletion gone crazy!

Quite often when typing in the TeXShop editor, weird snippets of text suddenly appear where I am typing. Usually, it's an word or a couple of words, and usually they are completely unrelated to ...
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WinShell “find” function is not working on latex document

I'm using winshell as my latex editor. It was working well and had no issues in the past, but not for some reason "find" function stopped working. It is not working neither using ctrl+f ...
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Subfiles are not anymore displayed on the structure tab

I'am editing my PhD dissertation in TexStudio. I am using subfile package in order to manage my multifile project (abstract, chapterts, etc.). Suddenly, the different files I loaded from the main.tex ...
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VS Code with LaTeX workshop: use external command to build

ls chapters/chap_1/*.tex | awk '{printf "\\input{%s}\n", $1}' > chapters/_chap_1.tex ls chapters/chap_2/*.tex | awk '{printf "\\input{%s}\n", $1}' > chapters/_chap_2.tex ls ...
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How can I use the Neptune editor?

Neptune is a web-based proofing framework for LATEX authors. It is part of TEXFolio, the complete journal production system on the cloud. But the question where is the link to start editing? Neptune ...
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real time display LaTeX formulas in Lyx

Is there any way to display LaTeX formulas in real-time in Lyx without downloading another editor? I have seen other posts for the same question but it is very old so I can not find the functionality ...
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How to type double quote in the code?

Before making an answer to this question, please make sure to be aware I'm asking about code editing, not the appearance of PDF file. When I use tikz-cd, I have to type the double quote mark " in ...
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Matcha.io doesn't work for Plots?

I like to use the free online edit matcha.io (https://www.mathcha.io/) which is in my view very nice for generating figures but I am realizing it is not able to convert plots in latex code. Is it ...
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Is there any editors for TeX, LaTeX and friends similar to Python Jupyter notebooks?

It is a while that I am using python notebooks with JupyterLab system. It is convenient indeed, far more easy for beginner user of python or people who just do not want to go deep in the code lines, ...
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How can I change a word (that occurs often) in the document all at once

I wanted to know if there is a key combination in Overleaf to change a word that occurs often in the document. Is there a possibility to change it all at once? For Example Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet ...
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Why TexEditor 3 not undo all replacements when I click Ctrl+Z?

I apologize if it is not the right place to raise this problem. I am using TexEditor 3.0.4 (Ubuntu) and in a very long text I wanted to replace a content that was repeated many times by other content, ...
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Is there a diff tool that supports synctex? Or a diff capable latex editor?

I collaborate with people on latex files (using git, but that shouldn't matter). I'm using the diff tool WinMerge to see what changes have been made to the source file, then i remember the line number,...
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Is there a web-based editor that supports both rich text and tex?

Is there a web-based editor that supports both rich text and tex? In one side of the editor, I can edit and format text, images as if I do with MS office word, on the other side of it, tex is ...
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LaTeX compiller and editor interaction

When pdflatex finds an error it stops and asks for a user reply. If I press "e" the editor should open the file at the place of the error. However, I use a different (nonstandard for LaTeX) ...
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How could I use .bak file?

I used WinEdt 10 for making tex, but today I found the tex file empty. I found a bak file on my desktop, but I don't know how could I use that. I tried changing .bak to .tex, but it didn't work.
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Pdflatex creates bcf file only when executed from terminal [closed]

I had some trouble migrating my latex files from one to another computer: when I compile through my editor (TeXMaker), everything runs fine except when I want to use biber/biblatex. Turns out when I ...
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Given this TEX file of a book with typos, how might I produce a corrected version. What tools and supporting packages are necessary or useful?

I am not very experienced with the details of processing TEX. I just use it for mathjax, and a few short missives, from time to time. The book is Space—Time—Matter, by Hermann Weyl, found here in ...
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Is there a way to collapse/expand LaTeX blocks in VS Code?

I'd like to be able to collapse/expand LaTeX {...} blocks in VS Code, is there any way to do that? Less important is the ability to collapse/expand LaTeX \being{}...\end{} or consecutive comments.
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Combining LaTeX with a “What You See Is What You Get” Word Processor

I'm a mathematics student and I'm getting tired of hand writing all of my assignments so I'm looking to switch to typing. LaTex is of course the best option for typing equations, formulas, etc, but ...
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Change Default Font Size in MikTeX? [duplicate]

I downloaded MiKTeX to my computer. I know how to change the font size in a document, and I understand that different document classes have a different default font size. My question is instead about ...
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LaTeX Editor with proper Tree View

I used TeXnicCenter for years, and since it is not actively maintained, I have to find an alternative (under Windows). My main concern for popular choices such as TeXstudio and TeXmaker is their ...
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How to add “Communicated by (Associate Editor's name)” in Springer latex?

I am doing the requested corrections to resubmit my paper in a Springer journal. The Associate Editor also asked me to insert the phrase "Communicated by (Associate Editor's name)" after the ...
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TeXstudio changing Stylesheet

I want to change the look of the editor in TeXstudio. I am aware I need to use the QSS Stylesheet to do this and I am trying to alter this guy's stylesheet. I figured out how to change the background, ...
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Stop opening PDF file in new window after compile [VS Code]

I am using Latex Workshop in VS Code to write my report. When I compile .tex file, the output PDF file pops open in a new window which is annoying. I can view the PDF file in the VS Code tab, I don't ...
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What are possible ways of using Latex templates with VS Code?

Right now, I am using VS Code as my Latex editor. I use it coupled with the Latex-Workshop extension. My workflow entails writing the solution to problem sets and also doing some presentations with ...
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Tracking reference that are not cited

I am a beginner using winedt 10 as editor and Biber as backend. I have picked a lot of references in my bib file. When I finished my citation, I found a great mismatch between the number of entries in ...
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Notepad++ CMD script for a quieter mode (warnings and errors)

Not an expert to CMD programming, so feel free to leave suggestions or comments! Since I've started to use Notepad++ as a main editor for LaTex (and more), I've always disliked the very much verbose ...
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Texmaker doesn't work with XeLatex (but everything else does)

I have Miktex 2.96821 and I want to move from using pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX compiler. I have been using Texmaker (v. 5.04) for most of the time, and I want to hold on to this editor, however, it doesn't ...
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Looking for best way to write math notes using Latex and markdown

I am currently looking for a way to take math note using latex and markdown. The features what I want are Real Time Preview (so I don't need to save it to preview) Can define macros Can use packages ...
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How to Adjust Scrolling Pattern of Kile's Editor?

The LaTeX editor Kile is amusing to use in Windows 10. But I found that its editor admits a scrolling pattern that is somewhat annoying, so to speak. It seems that it responses to a scrolling in a ...
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Install an editor while TeXLive from ISO is installed on Ubuntu

I've recently downloaded and installed texlive2020 Image file with mounting .iso and running this command: sudo perl install-tl and it's working very well. Now I wanted to install an editor like ...
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Keep your code readable with smart indenting : Latex

Is there a way to automatically indent a math environment ? By that, I mean a clean set of equations for the writer and this has absolutely no influence on the output pdf. It is just to make readable ...
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Latex-suite Alt-L macro angle brackets not working

When I use the Alt-L macro to produce angled brackets there appears to be a small typo. Typing < then alt+l yields langle <++> \rangle <++> when I would instead like to see \langle <...
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Making a desktop LaTeX editor ground up

Have been considering trying to make a desktop LaTeX editor (similar to Lyx or texmaker) for personal use as a long-term side project, also hoping to pick up some things along the way. I'm largely ...
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Conjunct letters in TeXstudio

I use TeXstudio as the LaTeX editor. When I write Bengali (which has many conjunct letters) using TeXstudio, the conjunct letters are not properly shown. An example of a script containing conjunct ...
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Can I organize my figures in separate .tex files and insert them into my main document?

I'm writing a long paper, I have to add many figures, and the code lines for adding all those figures in my paper makes the code hard to read. Is there a way to for example create a figure1.tex ... ...
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Just Beginning, need some help! InfiniTeX Problems?

I am just getting started in learning LaTeX! However, when I am writing some "code" to compile I am running into an error message. It could be the editor that I am using, for reference it is ...
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Ask for suggestions on how to write LaTeX faster?

I need to type a large number of math equations but find that my typing of the formulas is much slower than writing, which cost me a lot of time every day. Any tips about how to speed up? Another ...
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Kile: Live preview (compilation behavior)

I like Kile's "Live Preview mode", except for the "Compilation behavior": In the settings, we have to choose one of two: Compile documents after saving Compile documents whenever there are changes ...
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Bibliography Editor twice (Overleaf) [duplicate]

I switched from \usepackage[natbibapa]{apacite} to biblatex apa style. It worked, but now I have the problem, that the editors show up twice in my bibliography. How can I get rid of the editors in ...
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Editor for Linux Mint?

Update: Gummi installed with no problem and seems to work. Thanks... I need to install some sort of TeX editor on Linux Mint (19.1 "Tessa"). The Software Manager kindly offers to install TeXStudio ...
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Dynamic Tex editors? [duplicate]

Are there dynamic Tex Editors that are like Overleaf that one can download and use? My idea is one that can allow me to write Tex Code, and just press a button and have compiled in a split-screen. ...
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LaTeX editor with embedded video player

I'm looking for a latex edito with an embedded video player because i'm transcribing a video lecture. Do you know any solution? It would be very comfortable because in this way i can stop and restart ...
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How do I set font size default for the TeXShop editing window?

I edit several .tex documents I'm working on in TeXShop and every time I open them, I see Helvetica 12. Even with reading glasses it's hard for me to see so I select all, type Command-K, and set the ...
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A soft question on latex editor software

Any good WYSIWYG based latex editor software which might be useful for making instructional videos, say, in mathematics or other subjects?
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is it possible to integrate overleaf platform with vscode?

Is it possible to have a functionality where you have all changes by different users sync on the fly? Like on overleaf.com
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Every word underlined with red in TexWorks

The title really says it all. I have tried reinstalling the dictionaries in the dictionaries subfolder under the TexWorks folder, but to no avail. If I open TexWorks, go to Edit -> Spelling and ...
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Different path for Biber with WinEdt 10

I am using WinEdt 10.3 with the LaTeXify macro for easy use of Biber. I am compiling my documents with pdfLaTeX and have set a folder for pdfLaTeX temporary files elsewhere on my disk: --aux-...

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