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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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Stop opening PDF file in new window after compile [VsCode]

I am using Latex Workshop in Vscode to write my report. When I compile .tex file (in vscode), a built PDF file pops open in new window which is annoying. I can view the PDF file in the vscode tab, I ...
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How to get rid of auto hyphens in Microsoft Word Cross referenced Captions? [closed]

-7 I'm in the process of writing a long article with illustration figures, there are potential edits that I could do so I'm using the cross-reference feature in word to have everything automated. Word ...
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XeLaTeX doesn't work latex editors

So,I have this xelatex version: XeTeX 3.14159265-2.6-0.999992 (TeX Live 2020) kpathsea version 6.3.2 Copyright 2020 SIL International, Jonathan Kew and Khaled Hosny. There is NO warranty. ...
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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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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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How to configure LaTeX in Visual Studio Code to compile PSTricks or dvips?

I would like to know how I should configure or what I should install to be able to compile graphics with PSTricks, for example in an editor such as TeXMaker, simply compile in the form latex + dvips + ...
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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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