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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 Math Mode colors for other environments

When I type an inline math equation or write in an equation or align math environment in TexMaker 4.5, the console displays the math in green. However, when I use a different equation environment such ...
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Remove Index Entries

I need to remove all of LaTeX’s index entries in my document. These are in the format \index{Law!Regulation!Traffic}. The text in the brackets changes based on the index entry. I would like to remove ...
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Structure Tree in Texmaker

In Texmaker the structure tree defaults to showing sections and subsections (but no subsubsections). Ideally I would like to only see sections, and would have to click on the arrow to see subsections?
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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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Cannot write arabic in Windows WinShell Tex editor

I am using WinShell Tex editor on Windows 10. I need to write some Arabic words in an English document. When I write an Arabic letter in my editor, it appears as a question mark ?. What am I missing? ...
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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 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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Autocomplete custom .sty when calling \usepackage

I have created a custom package, say mystuff.sty, and followed the steps here regarding placing the file in the adequate directory. The new TXMF root directory is in my Dropbox, although I don't think ...
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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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TeXShop Editor Window does not open

recently the TeX Shop editor window does not open as usual, e.g. when clicking on the file <name.tex> icon. Neither it does open with a command from a menu. This may be connected with Mac OS 11....
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How to select text between curly brackets in sublime text?

I am using sublime-text as an editor for my document. There is already a short-cut for the selection of the text in between () as ctrl+ shift + m I would like to select the text in between the curly ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor that lets you compose directly in the output?

This might seem like a ridiculous ask, but after getting used to composing TeX in Overleaf and TexPad, both of which can show a preview of the compiled code in real time, it doesn't seem like it would ...
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Text in the editor adding break between lines

I know this is not an actual cause of error or anything, but it is driving me a little bit crazy. The text on my editor (using TeXstudio) is adding a break between lines on my entire text. I tried ...
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TexStudio editor issue - fictitious spaces showing before close curly bracket

I just installed TexStudio portable edition on Windows 10. Everything works fine (auto-completion, pdf generation, etc..), except for one problem: before the closure of each curly bracket, the editor ...
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Instructing TeX to use an editor of my choice

When I run TeX on a file containing an error (e.g. an undefined control sequence), I receive this message Type <return> to proceed, S to scroll future error messages, R to run without stopping, ...
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How can I enable shell-escape?

I need to enable shell escape for a package that I want to use. What is shell escape exactly, and how do I enable it in my editor or compiling toolchain? Links to answers for different editors/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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