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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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TeXShop Spelling Error Underline Color

When a word is misspelled in TeXShop, the editor underlines it in red. Which setting should I tweak to select another color to underline? I don't seem to find which Theme item corresponds to it.
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Text in editor is grayed out

Everything is working well, but for some reason the text in the editor part is very light. On my other laptop it works fine... See pic
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I installed TeX and LaTeX in Windows. When I try to start it, Windows asks what app I want to use. There's no app for TeX [duplicate]

I have tried Google Play Store and I have looked in all program folders in Windows system files.
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Is there a way to open multiple files under different tabs in the same window in texshop?

In TexShop everytime, I open a new file, it opens in a new window. A similar question has been asked before, but the solution is not there. I have attached a snapshot of TexStudio to illustrate the ...
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Texshop : shortcut for renaming environment

There is a very convenient macro in Emacs+AucteX and I wonder whether it exists in TeXShop. It consists in renaming an environment automatically. Suppose I start with \begin{itemize} \item blabla \...
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Increase code font size in Texifier editor

I want to know how to make the latex codes part larger in Texifier. I learnt that in overleaf you can always click menu and set font size. But I don't know how to do that for Texifier. Thanks
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How to check what I'm using in my environment

I use VS code with the Latex workshop on Mac and it works perfectly fine when writing a paper. But I don't understand "pdflatex", "mactex", "texlive" or something other ...
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Can we open two (or more) tex files in the same window in TeXShop? [duplicate]

In TexStudio, one can open two or more tex files (or .bib, .aux, etc.) in the same window. But with my little experience with TeXShop so far, if I open a tex file and then a bib file, they open in ...
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Is there an online tool to write LaTeX equations, along with normal texts and also feature to download document as image?

I'm in search of an online tool that can: Write both LaTeX equations, as well as normal text. Convert the document into an image and let the user download it Also the tool must be free, because why ...
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Adding text Macros to an editor

I want to add global macros to my TeX editor. By this, I mean something like this: every time I write \section{x}, it automatically adds \label{sec:x} after \section{x}. Is it possible on Texmaker? If ...
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How to run `--shell-escape` for LuaLaTeX in Texshop

Is there a way to run the --shell-escape command for the LuaLaTex engine in Texshop? I know there are editable TEX and Latex commands in the Texshop settings under Engine->pdfTeX settings, but I do ...
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VSCode Texlive / LatexWorkshop - unable to Build or Preview Latex Files (Unable to understand the previous responses to the same question)

UPDATE - Solution found With thanks to Alan I was able to resolve the issue. My two problems were. I didn't know how to set the correct paths in LaTeX Workshop on VSCode I hadn't corrrectly run the ...
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Which encoding should I choose when saving files in Kile?

I noticed that Kile appears to have changed the default encoding for files to x-UTF_8j. It has also developed a bewildering list of encoding options in the file saving dialogue. (So this is probably ...
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How to configure Emacs for Asymptote?

I'm new to Emacs. I followed some intructions to use it for Asymptote but that does not work. In ~.emacs, I have: (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/site-lisp") (load "asy-mode.el"...
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ink Equation in Latex

We are aware that Microsoft Word has a feature called ink Equation that allows the user to write a formula with a light pen, even if the formula is complex, and then convert it into a real equation ...
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Winedt vs TeX Editors on MacOS

I spent years on Win using Winedt as TeX/LaTeX editor. Very good, well worth the money. Now I decided to move to an iMac and MacOS, of course. I have TeX installed (MiKTeX, for different reasons) and ...
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Changing a Wide Matrix from Landscape to Portrait Orientation

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[inner=1.3cm, outer=1.3cm, top=2cm, bottom=2cm, bindingoffset=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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LyX show hidden characters

I can’t find any settings in LyX where I can toggle an option that would display the hidden characters, such as narrow no-break space, or really any other no-break space. Is it not possible? It is ...
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Configure tab size in Overleaf?

It seems that by default the tab-size in the Overleaf editor is set to 4 spaces. I find this too big. Is it possible to configure this value? I would prefer to set it to 2.
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Modifying Latex of Document in the PDF of Latex Editor

Is there any opensource Latex editor which allows us to edit the latex content from the PDF (created using tex) itself. It will be useful when modifying the Latex document. It should pop the Latex box ...
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How can I syntax-highlight non-inlined code?

One of the delights of using org-mode to edit LaTeX documents is the ability to see figures inline, as I am editing the buffer. By runnning (org-toggle-inline-images) , bound by default to C-cC-xC-v, ...
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Find and replace in Papeeria

I'm using the online LaTex editor Papeeria for working on shared online LaTeX-files with collaborators. I just realized that I don not know how to "find & replace" terms. I found out ...
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How do I know I properly setup SciTE for ConTeXt?

I am trying to setup SciTE to have an handful GTK editor on Debian for ConTeXt. I think I correctly followed the steps however I don't see any change... Documentation says: while on linux you get: /...
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Any LaTex editor that have auto formating feature?

I tried many different editors and surprising non of them has such basic function. Please tell me an editor that I can auto format and indent all the lines by a click or hotkey.
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TexShop does not accept the keyboard global configuration

I have a question, perhaps for Unix/MacOS connoisseurs, or maybe rather for TeX users. This is my problem: I work with LaTeX almost daily in several languages, mainly English, but also and frequently ...
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Is it bad practice to use tabs to indicate indentation in LaTeX? [closed]

Should I make it a habit to use spaces instead of tabs when indenting? Casual use of tabs didn't cause problems but so far I experienced a few niche cases where using tabs leads to unexpected behavior....
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Which TeX Version (= Year) Should I Use?

This question is from my confusion when I communicate with others or submitted papers. I always update Texlive to the newest version. But some profs. and editors still use a very old version of tex. ...
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how does photomath implement an instant latex preview? [closed]

how does photomath expert implement an instant latex preview? is there an app/software that does the same? i tried a lot of latex editors and they all need to be manually recompiled and much slower. ...
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Tikzpicture visual editor

I am drawing tables such as this one: \begin{figure}[H] \centering \begin{tikzpicture}[xscale=1.5] \node at (3,-1.5) { text1 }; \node at (1,-3.5) { text2 }; \node at (-0.2,-0.1) { }; \node at (-0.2,...
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Tectonic under text editors

Tectonic seems to be a great project. I am wondering if I can call Tectonic from a text editor (ideally Texmaker or Texstudio)? If I understand well, Tectonic is a command-line which is quite (not ...
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How to go to the next section line in TeXShop?

What is the keyboard shortcut to jump from to the next section or subsection in an outputted document?
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undefined environment vmatrix

I am an absolute beginner in LaTeX... I am trying to learn it so that I can use it to ask question in websites. I have faced the following problem... I have learned some syntax which is used to ...
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LaTeX editor most like Overleaf [duplicate]

I really like using Overleaf as a LaTeX editor when I have an internet connection. For times when I do NOT have internet, what local editor (that works in Windows) is most similar in that: Adjustable ...
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Suppress Texmaker pre determined autocompletion

I have tried pretty much all Latex editors out there, and I find Texmaker the best compromise between features and simplicity. However, I am quite annoyed that it is not possible to remove certain pre ...
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Missing toolbars in WinEdt 11

I use WinEdt 11. The toolbar is as in the first picture, but I want it to be like the second picture, because in the first I even have no (run/compile) PDFTEX menu!
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Beyond Overleaf [closed]

I'm using Overleaf, but unfortunately it doesn't support too big projects (e.g. books with several hundreds of pages, or books with too figures, tikzpictures, pgfplots... ). In your opinion what is ...
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In TexShop, is there a way to highlight the currently editing line?

I was a Windows user but now becoming a Mac user. Before, I used to use the TexMaker in Windows, and therein, the line where I am editing has a bit different color, compared to the other lines. So, ...
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Is there a name for Symbolab's Latex editor?

https://www.symbolab.com/ The one for symbolab converts your typed characters into a latex equation and autoformats it as you go. Is there a name for something like this? Where can I find a similar ...
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How to Use Regex to Replace All Occurrences of "\ctft{*}" into "\application{\ctftop}{*}"

In my document, I defined a macro \newcommand{\ctft}[1]{\mathscr{F}#1} for applying continuous time Fourier transform. An example in my code that uses the ctft command is \ctft{\delta_{a}}. Later on, ...
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Cannot install MiKTeX in 2022 on a new PC under Windows 10 or Windows 11

I have been installing various versions of MiKTeX for nearly 10 years without any trouble at all… until three months ago, when I built a new PC. Hardware: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X11 HERO – wi-fi ...
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LaTeX-friendly diff tool?

Most visual diff/merge utilities are designed for program code with short lines. They typically do not support line wrapping, and are often not good at highlighting the specific differences between ...
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Overleaf editor colors

I'm afraid I pressed some unknown shortcut that caused my editor to not highlight parts of code anymore such as /section{} in a different color than the text. It has the same color for every character ...
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Desmos-like visual equation editor interface that can export expressions into LaTeX

Although somewhat similar questions have been asked in the past on this forum (links below), the answers were from a few years back and not too satisfactory, so I want to bring up this question again ...
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Is there a way to change the size of the text in my latex script?

So this is likely a very elementary question, but I can't seem to find out how to make the text in my latex script bigger, not the actual document. Is that possible? If so, how can I do that? Thanks!
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Is there more documentation for tpx describing keyboard commands?

I am new to TpX, the GUI image editor for Latex. I am experimenting with Bezier curves. I found that one can "drop" the curve by pressing double-click. I have not been able to find this fact ...
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Algorithmically generating the syntax of math equations

Is there a way to algorithmically write equation syntax in latex?? Suppose I want to write the N-point DFT matrix in an equation, then is it possible if i specify what each entry of NxN matrix will be ...
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How to change TeXShop highlighting color during delimiter matching?

Could someone explain how to tone down the blood-red default background color that TeXShop uses during delimiter matching? Sadly it's driving me nuts and I need to change it to something more soothing-...
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how to generate an editable pdf in latex?

I have a pdf file generated from latex document in overleaf. Now I want the complete document to be editable so that someone can directly edit the pdf without the latex file. Is it possible to do it ...
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TexnicCenter - view output [duplicate]

I want to view the PDF output from TeXnicCenter with Sumatra instead of Adobe Acrobat. How can I change the configuration of TeXnicCenter accordingly?
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Pasting code from Mathcha into TikzEdt ruins marker alignments

I would like to migrate my Tikz code into TikzEdt from Mathcha, in order to manipulate the code as well as the graphics at times. I downloaded it and pasted a small code for a drawing. There were no ...
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