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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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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Case sensitive search in TeXShop preview (not editing) window?

Is there a case-sensitive option in the search (drawer) function for the PDF preview window? I have checked in TeXShop preferences. Thanks. El Capitan 10.11, TeXShop 4.44. Macbook Pro.
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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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Open-source math input boxes (editors)

Are there any good open-source implementations of a LaTeX math input box (what might be a part of a WYSIWYG math editor) in JavaScript/TypeScript? MathLive and MathQuill are two examples of what I am ...
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Multiple cursor in WinEdt

How can I configure WinEdt to use it in mode: multiple cursors? Same as notepad ++ using Ctrl + left click.
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Syntax Higlighting in source code with Texmaker

How can I customize the syntax highlighting for enviroments in the source code with Texmaker. For example \usepackage{verbatim} gives the enviroment \begin{comment}...\end{comment}, which does, that ...
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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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Biblatex: rearrange editor and book title in @incollection entry

I'm trying to rearrange the editor and book title for the @incollection entry. There should also be a colon after the editors and a period after the book title This is what it looks like so far. ...
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What are some TeX-aware text editors I can download to my Windows 10 laptop, that would provide me with several autocompletion ameneties?

I'm looking for an autocompletion equipped (explained below) TeX-aware text editor that I can download to my Windows 10 work laptop. By autocompletion equipped, I mean: it'd give me options to ...
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Notepad++ and Bibtex with Miktex

I am interested in Notepad ++ as a Latex editor until now I used Texmaker since I would like to use one editor Notepad ++ instead of different code editors for R, Python, Stata and Latex. I followed ...
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Does there exist a more modern alternative to Latex? [closed]

Sometimes writing in Latex is quite cumbersome. Always something does not work, and some quirky workarounds do have to be applied. Does there nowadays exist a mature more modern alternative, maybe ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor which supports two-way data binding with external data sources?

Context: We produce reports by using scripts to pull data from files and spreadsheets and render them into LaTeX. Problem: Editing the content requires editing the underlying files and re-running the ...
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Encoding in Kile everytime wrong

I am using Kile for my Latex editor. However as I mentioned in my last question I had severla problem with special characters like üäö With the help of you I found out that a wrong coding was the ...
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TeXstudio issue with dark theme in Catalina

I updated to Catalina today and now my TeXstudio background is black. It looks nice sure, but whenever I click on a line, the line turns white and I cannot see what is written. How do I turn the ...
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Which TeX editors have an option to restrict search (find) to formulas?

Once I had decided to change all the occurrences of the variable 'a' in formulas to 'b'. This was really a pain, because the search (find) tool had no option to limit the search of the letter a to ...
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How to make sure the name for a custom macro is unique and won't result in a clash?

When a new macro is created (typically with \newcommand, \renewcommand or \newenvironment), it requires the user to come up with a name and a definition. The name should only consist of letters (or ...
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How to change the default editor for interactive editing in LaTeX, etc. to Notepad++

I am running a file in LaTeX (through TeX Live with Notepad++ editor) it is having error; when I am entering the errorstopmode e on the console the TeX file is not opening in the editor, but I want to ...
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Is there any LaTeX editor that allows you to type less?

I don't want a WYSIWYG system like Lyx. I've been using MikTeX with TeXworks for about 3 months and I feel like I've been typing a lot, sometimes my hand hurts as I work mainly in a laptop. I was ...
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Missing references when compiling with VS code

I am trying to compile my latex project from the Windows Visual Studio code. Therefore, I installed the LaTeX plugin from the extensions. My project is normally built-in TexMaker, however, I noticed ...
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Add margins to the side in TexShop editor

Is it possible to add side margins to the editor of TexShop? Just in the editor, I'm not interested in the output. If I for example start editing some text in fullscreen, a paragraph fills the ...
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LEd (LaTeX Editor) lagging while typing commands

Hello I am using LEd editor. It is my favorite editor and I would like to keep using it. But for some time it is unusable because it laggs so much when I start typing commands. Whenever I type '\' and ...
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How to take notes using LaTeX during a lecture [duplicate]

I'm a Windows 10 user and I wanna use LaTeX to make notes during lectures. But, as you know, it is not very efficient. So, after looking up on the internet, I found this ... https://castel.dev/post/...
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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) - Column Mode

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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