Questions tagged [editors]

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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What is a LaTeX editor that syncs automatically?

Basically something I could use to work on Overleaf docs when lost internet connectivity or Chrome is not responding. Oh and runs on windows. Pdf-code sync would be nice too.
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Organisation of screen

When I work with Texmaker I can never use the full window size. On the left hand side of the editor there is always empty space of a few centimetres. Any idea how this could be changed? Thanks
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How to write Latex on Ubuntu using VS Code, I'm having error with Latex workshop

My system is Ubuntu 18.02. I install texlive-extra and Visual code Latex Workshop This is my setting: { "editor.minimap.maxColumn": 80, "latex-workshop.view.pdf.viewer": "tab", "latex-...
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Remove tooltip when typing command

How to remove tooltips that pop up when typing math mode commands? Screenshot below. The tooltip appears when typing a command, not on mouseover. I already unchecked the boxes in Options -> ...
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Asciimath editor [closed]

In HTML, it is easy to use asciimath for combinig text and formulas as you just write: text asciimath expression text. Does there exist an editor which allow the same functionality?
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online alignment editor/widget

Various editors provide matrix functionality, such as TeXShop or this one I just found. The ideal version doesn't require any arrow keys at all, like in TeXShop - you just have an Excel-like array ...
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Alternative to Overleaf (realtime LaTeX collaboration) With the Ability to have Multiple Collaborators but with no Charge

I teach a class in which students write several lab reports in LaTeX, and up until very recently I required students to use Overleaf. This allowed groups of 3-4 to write lab reports in LaTeX with real-...
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Is there an editor that allows you to make custom file templates?

If I open new files often in which I would like to have some code pre-written, is there a way to save a template with this format in a Latex editor to always have that file format on hand?
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Open file under cursor in \include instruction

I'm looking for a way to easily open files that are included in a document. For example if my document includes another tex document like this \include{content/chapter1} I want to be able to place ...
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How to “Disable Editing” of a document in LyX by default?

Related to How to "Disable Editing" of a document in LyX?: Is it possible to open documents as read-only by default in LyX? While scrolling through a mostly finished document, or when ...
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Is there some (free) MSWord-like editor such that it can directly render math symbols obtained from latex syntax?

I wonder if there is a (free) MSWord like editor that can understand (virtually) any given math symbol? If we use some markdown editor, which can understand latex syntax, to obtain the output of \...
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What editor should I use for working both on Windows and MacOS?

I have a Windows desktop PC at home and a MacBook for working everywhere else. I use LaTeX every single day, so it is important to me that "it just works". Up to now I've been using TeXStudio because ...
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Select text in vertical in TeXstudio (or in any other Latex Editor)

Is there an easy way of selecting the text in vertical? Something similar to the action described here. Why am I asking it? Because I would like to fix the indentation of an entire section in a ...
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New Texmaker restore original look?

I am using Texmaker and just installed the latest version. Unfortunatly, it is much "darker" than it used to be. For example, The "structure" treeview is now dark-grey, while it used to be white. I ...
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How to save settings in texstudio?

I've changed some shortcuts in texstudio and saved them. I am not an expert of programming but I can see some relevant text regarding the saved shortcuts in texstudio.ini file as follows: keysetting\...
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Kile Live Preview Error Message

I have used Kile (in Windows 10 via MiKTeX) for a while and it was a nice experience. But I noticed that, since there is a lower bound for the response time, there would be occasionally an error ...
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Tikz language syntax

I'm hoping to add a tikz-specific language environment to my LaTeX editor (vscode), I've run into a bit of an issue looking for any speicifications for tikz grammar though. Would anybody know of any ...
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Any Windows LaTeX editor with live preview feature?

I have been a Linux user for a long time, but recently for some reasons I started using Windows. While in Linux, my favorite LaTeX editor was Gummi which included among other, the feature of live ...
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Problem with Overleaf typing interface [closed]

I am not sure if this should be asked here, but since I do not know the problem, I decided to give this a shot. Basically as I type, there is that weird black column bar appearing between the source ...
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Add biblatex bibliography to structure of document in editor

I would like to add a bibliography using biblatex to my document, that also shows up at the structure of my document in my editor. Like, when I define a chapter, it will show up there, too. How can I ...
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LaTeX editor that works seamlessly between iOS (iPadOS) and MacOS

I am planning to get an iPad Pro this Autumn and was looking into editor options. What would be a good editor that can work smoothly between the iPad and MacBook? Something that allows me to switch ...
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WORK LOST!!!!!!! SUPER URGENT! [closed]

please I need your help. I have to send tomorrow my master thesis. I had it almost finished when all my code has changed. I have extracted the pdf and when I have tried to save my code it was ...
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Latex editor that correctly supports mixed rtl presentation (Windows)

This question emphases the issue for correct presentation of mixed english-rtl (and, in particular, Hebrew) in different Windows editors. In order to illustrate the issue, this is latex compilation ...
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How to prevent texstudio from eating indentation;

When I paste something from other places,texstudio will eat the indentation. I feel really sad. I use utf8 coding. Can I use some way prevent it from eating indentation? For example original text ...
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Looking for an editor that supports editor-based notes/comments

I'm relatively new to LaTeX and I'm currently looking for a suitable LaTeX editor. Right now I'm using Texmaker, which seems fine, but I'm really missing the possibility to write editor-based notes as ...
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How to set color theme in TeXShop?

This seems incredibly basic and I can't believe I have to ask this, but how do I activate a color theme in TeXShop? I can find the section of Preferences for editing the themes, but I can't find any ...
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Instant Compiler for .tex [duplicate]

I am using Overleaf to compile .tex files but sometimes it take too much time. Is there a software that can compile .tex files instantly??
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Alternatives to Overleaf (i.e. instant TeX compiling without sign in)

The best thing about Overleaf V1 was that I could log into it without an account. This made it possible to share things with people who most likely wouldn't be big TEX users and to whom the idea of ...
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How to turn on Autocomplete commands in texshop

I'm a newbie to texshop and I cant get autocomplete to work. A quick search on it tells me to do something with ~/library/Texshop/Keyboard/autocompletion. Plist file but I'm stumped. Texshop version ...
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cannot find installed package in VS Code with TexLive

My OS is win10 enterprise. VS Code Output: ! LaTeX Error: File `algorithms.sty' not found. I had set system environment path for me and all users, and found `algorithms.sty' in E:\texlive\2018\texmf-...
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Is it normally to use Latex editor as the only editor? [closed]

Is it normally to use Latex editor as the only editor for producing the final document? One can think that working with the low level markup language (like tex) is quite complex task and that is why ...
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Texstudio do not hint in ubuntu 18.10 (Don't see preferred command)

I am using texstudio in ubuntu 18.10, but i can't see the preferred command when i typing. In Windows 10, i still see it but ubuntu is not? Please give me the solution to solve this problem?
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Autocomplete paths in \newcommand [duplicate]

I have defined a few custom commands using \newcommand in order to standardize figure sizes in a paper I am writing. For instance: \newcommand{\bigfigure}[1]{\includegraphics[width=0.8\linewidth]{#1}}...
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What are current environments for combining LaTeX/MathJAX/… and handwritten notes/sketches/drawings?

I am pretty sure there must exist by now several editing environments where you could, using touchscreen, insert any kind of scribbling into TeX-generated output (or maybe even intersperse the source ...
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How to change the default PDF viewer to open an editor such as VS code

In Windows OS, it is possible to open a LaTeX-generated PDF file with TeXworks and when you press ctrl+click on the PDF file TeXworks editor is opened. I was wondering how we can make Visual Studio ...
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Is there option in any IDE to display available options for specific function?

Does any IDE support feature to show all available arguments for specific function? For example instead just showing circle(nothing) like this: To show something like this (similar like Visual Studio ...
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Autocompletion for indexing?

Is there any text editor or plugin that helps while indexing a LaTeX file, for example by suggesting the entries I have already used, when I write index{ ? (At the moment I use TexStudio on Windows)
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VS Code - Latex Workshop - custom recipes file location

I want to use the vs code extension Latex Workshop and want to set up my own recipe for compiling the documents. The faq are good but missing the part where they tell where the recipes are stored and ...
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Tex editor online [duplicate]

Sometimes One does not wish to post a problem/solution directly as a ques/ans at stackexchange sites, but posts indirectly (share the link, and that link contains the ques/ans in math(latex ) format). ...
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How do I undo something if I accidentally deleted it? [closed]

If I deleted a few paragraphs accidentally is there a way of undoing it?
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How to change the color of editor in Texworks [duplicate]

I want to change the color from white to black in Texworks. The output pdf remain white, I means the editor back ground. I can do it !! Thank you for letting me know: memorandum 1) Make a mystyle....
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Texmaker (& similar) - How to \usepackage{svg} especially on Mac OS

I'm using TexMaker on Mac and try to include some svg's to my document. I think my question is very similar to this one svg package failing to find svg files But I can't solve my problem. I already ...
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How to stop Overleaf adding the ending symbols to $ and [

In Overleaf/Sharelatex, whenever I type a $ or a [, it will automatically follow up with the corresponding ending symbol. So instead $$ or [] will appear. How do I stop this from happening, besides by ...
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TeXstudio shortcuts custom buttons

I would like to know how to set up buttons for math commands (such as fraction, square root, subscript and superscript, etc.) in Texstudio. I attach a screenshot of my Texstudio below. I selected ...
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LyX 2.3 - How can I successfully set up the forward and inverse search?

I referred to the section "Sumatra PDF (on Windows; Updated 2015-10-19)" in the following documentation: https://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/SyncTeX to set up the forward and inverse search; however, it seems ...
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TeXstudio - Open other instances / sessions on Windows

How can a second or more instances of TexStudio be opened on Windows? A good answer for Linux can be found here Context I'm reviewing my thesis and preparing a presentation, both using TexStudio ...
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TeXstudio split screen

I would like to understand if it is possible to open two documents at the same time and display them side by side (say, the first document on the left and the second document on the right of the ...
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TeXmaker crashes when typing a left curly brace

Whenever I type a left curly brace in my LaTeX document, the editor crashes. It crashes when copy-pasting the curly brace, too. This happens on two different computers, with just one file. I've tried ...
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What LaTeX editors have an accessibility API?

I am currently working with a couple others on a system for writing math by voice. An early demo is here and for more information see here. In order to decide on the best editors to do this in, I ...
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Math mode trouble with backslash in Texstudio [duplicate]

In text studio, when you start typing \( it automatically fills in to \(\) with the cursor in the middle. As I try to type let's say a greek letter such as "\gamma", the editor automatically uses the ...