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Vim is an advanced text editor and IMproved version of the Unix editor Vi often used to produce LaTeX code.

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How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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Intelligent paragraph reflowing in vim?

I'm not sure whether this is an appropriate question for tex.SE. If you think questions like this should not be asked here, please voice you concern. If necessary I'll open a question on meta. For ...
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What is your favorite vi or vim command trick?

I just saw a similar question about Emacs/AUCTeX so this one was coming. I use nvi for all my editing including TeX and it would not change it for anything. However, even after almost 20 years of use ...
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Set up vim with latex-suite to use latexmk

Today I started using vim in combination with the latex-suite plugin, and so far I love it. Other editors also make using LaTeX easier by providing code completed and such, but latex-suites's ...
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Vim Configuration for expl3

I've started with programming in expl3 and vim doesn't realise that underscores are now part of LaTeX identifiers. I'd be much obliged if somebody could explain how to best configure vim so it has ...
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Shortcut for inserting matching \end{something} in VIM

I remember some time ago I always used a shortcut in VIM that allowed me to type this (<X> is indication of the location of the cursor): ... rest of document ... \begin{<ENVIRONMENT>} ...
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How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
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What does <++> signify when using Vim LatexSuite?

I have a LaTeX editing environment that does some assistive stuff such as auto-indenting, closing parentheses, etc. However, one of the things that it does is unknown to me, and is difficult to ...
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What does 'missing \@ before…' error mean in vim?

I get this strange behavior when I have capitals before a period, like so 1 \documentclass{article} 2 \begin{document} >> 3 Another possible protein blah blah blah from GRIP/ABP. Blah ...
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Compiling a LaTeX document manually

I've created LaTeX documents before using 'nice IDEs' such as TeXnicCenter and have a little experience in general with TeX, however, now I'm wondering about creating one "manually". By that, I mean ...
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How to disable all Vim-LaTeX mappings?

I like some of the features provided by the Vim-LaTeX suite, but not all of them. In particular, I dislike all of the mappings like [[ = \left[ \right] and the automatic placeholder stuff with <++&...
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Vim-Latex: Double-Quote Automatically Replaced

I use Vim with Vim-Latex plugin to edit my LaTeX documents. I have the problem that whenever I want to insert a double quote ("), it automatically get replace by (``). Any idea how can I disable that ...
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Is there any cheat sheet for vim-latex mappings?

I wonder if anyone knows any list of "magical words" such as vaw`em which changes the format to italics of the current word for vim-latex different than this one
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How to get vim-latex's \cite completion to work?

I'm having issues with \cite completion. In the screenshot below, you can see what I get when I do \cite{ } F9. It is not doing what documentation says it would do, such as: Show a list that I can ...
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Help me to write Long LaTeX equations fast with colours and possibly with other aids

I am too slow LaTeX-typist, for example with the equations below I cannot find where I am missing some bracket. Could someone offer me some computational method? I use Vim but I am happy with any ...
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Which LaTeX IDE has Vi plugin?

I'm looking for a LaTeX IDE which has Vi plugin, but I haven't found any. I tried out vim-latex, but I couldn't find a way to install it. Thanks in advance.
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Configuring Vim to only check spelling in text regions

Is there a way to configure Vim so that it only checks spelling in the text regions of TeX files?
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vim LateX-Suite indentation and line breaking

I'm now setting up Vim for use with LaTeX. This is about setting up the indentation. In the picture below, there are many things that need tweaking. Everything between \vskip .5cm and \vskip 1in is ...
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How do I make vim highlight math properly in the align environment?

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, I'm new to the site :/ My issue is this: when editing in vim, my syntax file highlights underscores and carets when found in non-math text, which is fine,...
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Why does Vim highlighting treat _a differently than _b in math mode?

I am not using vim-latex, just the regular vim syntax highlighting for latex. To make sure of this I tested this by running: vim -u NONE -N I notice that if I am in math mode "f_a" will display ...
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How to use the vim quickfix mode for LaTeX?

One nice feature of vim is the quickfix mode (:help quickfix) - after calling :make you can navigate through the error messages of e.g. your C compiler and vim jumps to the right locations. How do I ...
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In vim: How to enable spellchecking of text only and exclude listings

How can I set up vim in such a manner, that it spellchecks only the text portion of my file? I write a lot of reports that include code listings, which I would like to exclude from the spellchecking. ...
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How to set up spell-checking with vim?

I'm using vim to write my thesis. It's a multi-document project, with most tex files in subdirectories from the master-document. I've set up a couple of \newcommands to replace the use of \section*{} ...
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Vim: Get Rainbow Parenthesis work with Latexsuite?

I'm using the text editor vim (or MacVim) together with the LatexSuite plugin. It works good, so far, but there is one thing that annoys me: There is an awesome plugin, Rainbow Parenthesis, that will ...
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What are the <++> in Vim latex-suite after typing in a bracket pair? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does <++> signify? In typing bracket pairs while coding, I usually type the opening and closing bracket before typing in the contents like so: \documentclass{} ← ...
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Inline comments in LaTeX

Is it possible to make inline comments in LaTeX that do not extend until the end of the line? The actual problem I'm trying to solve is vim's annoying highlighting of the non-curly end-bracket here: ...
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Vim-Latex spell checking : ignore comment regions

I'm using the Vim-Latex environment for writing french documents. The problem is that when I comment a line containing a command, the spell checking tool highlights the command as a spelling mistake. ...
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Gnuplot inside LaTeX not working

I'm trying to create a gnuplot image inside my LaTeX document, but nothing is being displayed. My gnuplot works if I do it outside LaTeX. \begin{figure}[!ht] \begin{gnuplot}[terminal=pdf, ...
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How to make vim short key for xelatex and pdflatex both?

I have learned that the following setting in _vimrc will let \ll compile by engine pdflatex: let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' let g:Tex_CompileRule_pdf = 'pdflatex -aux-directory=F:/Vim/...
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vim: nice folding function

I use Latex-Box but I really like vim-latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite) folding. I tried to copy Latex-Suite's folding.vim file to my ftplugin/tex folder but cannot make it work. Has anyone written a nice ...
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How do you jump to an error from the Error List in LaTeX-suite?

I just discovered LaTeX-suite and was overjoyed with the breadth of the compiling and debugging options, but for some reason the primary debugging mechanism is not working for me. When I compile with ...
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Vim-latex adds extra brackets when typing empty brackets

I just installed the vim latex-suite plugin. Whenever I type empty brackets, parentheses, or braces, I get an extra pair of them, and I am moved to the middle of the new pair and put into insert mode....
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Getting \cite{} autocompletion to work in gvim with latex-suite on windows 7

I am using gvim (latest version) with latex-suite (latest version) on Windows 7 32 bits. This is a fresh install from my previous Ubuntu setup. Everything runs fine except for cite autocompletion, and ...
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Macvim and Skim sync does not work

Don't really know where to begin. I have installed the latest macvim and skim. Put the mvim in path. Setup skim sync with the default macvim (and tried some custom stuff also). However it will not ...
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How do I prevent LaTeX-Suite from opening files automatically when there's an error?

I'm using Vim with LaTeX-Suite. Occasionally when I compile a file with errors using <Leader>ll, the error in my source is such that the LaTeX compiler registers an error in a file deep in the ...
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How to do forward search to PDF file opened with Okular from include files when editing using VIM/GVIM

I'm using vim to edit my tex files and I use latex suite as a plugin to compile my tex sources and view them in using Okular pdf viewer. Setting the following in Okular settings makes inverse search ...
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Make the vim minted style use light terminal-like highlighting instead of dark

Whenever I'm highlighting code with the minted package, I use \usemintedstyle{vim}, which looks okay aside from the fact that it looks like a dark VIM color scheme applied onto a light background and ...
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Using Vim Latex-live-preview with minted package

I was wondering if anyone had succeeded to make vim-live-preview with the package minted. When I tried to edit the pdflatex command winthin the script.vim by adding the -escape-shell switch, but here'...
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latex-suite on OSX - citation completion not working [closed]

So I have just installed latex-suite using the default version of vim that ships with OSX 10.6. The problem I'm having is that \cite completion is not working properly. This is what happens: Begin ...
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Can you get Vim to behave like TeXworks or vice versa?

There are several features of TeXworks that I find substantially decrease my editing time. I tend to write a large number of rather small LaTeX files, which means I'm opening and closing files ...
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Highlight / color parts of text

LaTex newbie here. Currently using vim with solarized color scheme to edit .tex documents. When writing I often jump around to different parts of the document, leaving gaps behind to work on later. ...
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vim latex-suite: unwanted in-editor math symbol conversion

I'm experiencing trouble using vim in combination with latex-suite. Since recently there is a nice feature, that converts some latex commands, such as \varphi, into symbols better readable and more ...
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Is there a default / official / standard Vim indentation file for TeX, or just best practices for TeX source indentation?

If you see here, the author mentions an "official version" of an indentation script from Johannes Zellner. The link is broken and while there are traces of Zellner all over the interwebs, I can't find ...
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Vim syntax highlighting of partial tex file used with \include is incorrect

I am using vim to edit latex files. The document is long and so I split each chapter in its own .tex file. Each .tex file is then included into the main document using the \include directive. The ...
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What are some vim macros to assist indexing a book?

I am about to re-read my 400-page book and mark certain words for indexing. I'm looking for a set of VIM macros that would help me quickly go through the text marking words and group of words to be ...
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Fix all quotes in a document (pasted from another)

I'm translating some documents from MS Word (written by someone else) to TeX for my own uses. There are quotation marks all over the place, some of which are "weird" (e.g., unicode character 201c “ ...
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`. shortcut doesn't expand to \cdot

According to latex-suite documentation, `. should expand into \cdot but this is not working for me. All other abbreviations (greek letters and math) do work. I tried looking in ~/.vim/ftplugin/main....
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What does a number followed by “ in” mean?

The TeX syntax highlighter that I use colors all occurrences of a number followed by " in", e.g. 0 in or 32 in in a dangerous bright red, in almost all contexts. Why?
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How to setup Vim-Latex to run only 1 instance of SumatraPDF?

I'm trying to setup vim-latex plugin to do default compile and view using PDF, with SumatraPDF as the default reader. Here's the configuration I made in .vimrc: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let g:...
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Don't open vim when I exit pdflatex

When I'm working on a LaTeX document and compiling with pdflatex, I frequently have compile errors. To get out of pdflatex when running it from the command line, I use the exit command to end the ...