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Comments of the form % !TEX ... that can be used as directives in many tex editors

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TeXShop option "Wrap Lines: Never" does not work when using % !TEX root

I use the option "Line Wrap: Never" in TeXShop. It works fine, but when I open a file beginning with the magic comment % !TEX root the file is displayed with soft wraps (by word), even ...
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is there a reference of %!TeX directives? [duplicate]

Well, can't find if this has been asked here before, and failing to found good answer with search engines (I tried only with Qwant and DuckDuckGo.) Is there somewhere a good and complete reference ...
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Magic comment root document \jobname

I want to use \jobname as input for a magic comment % !TeX root = \jobname.tex, but it doesn't work. There are two files, one *.tikz and one *.tex. MWE Tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Disable spell checking through magic comments

I use TeXstudio 2.11.2, and I want to know if there is a way to disable spell checking through magic comments. Something like this: % !TeX spellcheck = disable
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When and why should I use % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" directive?

I often see the following lines are included at the beginning of the tex files: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" Directives started with % !TEX are ...
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Texmaker magic comment

Is there any similar magic comment in Texmaker like those in Texstudio? Example:% !TeX program = xelatex
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How to change the color of a magic comment

In TeXStudio you can have magic comments: % !TeX. I want to change their foreground color, but can't find that option in the Syntax Highlighting tab in the configuration options. How can I change ...
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Tell TeXstudio to compile a particular document with LuaLaTeX

It is not hard to change the default compilation engine in TeXstudio from PDFLaTeX to LuaLaTeX (or any other engine for that matter). But if I only want to use LuaLaTeX for a single document, it gets ...
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Documentation of "%! TeX" codes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and why should I use %!TEX TS-program and %!TEX encoding? I want to create a list of "%! TeX" codes to a documentation file for my template and want it to be as complete, ...
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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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Bypass % !TEX TS-program =

Some LaTeX editors (TeXShop and TeXworks, for instance) allow a special comment line to define a default engine to use with a current document, like this : % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex It's really ...
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