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{winedt} is a shareware (non-free) all-purpose text editor for Windows, specifically designed and configured to integrate seamlessly with a TeX System (such as MiKTeX or TeX Live).

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LaTeX3-sensitive editors

I'm starting to embed LaTeX3 code in my custom classes and packages -- and enjoying it more the further I learn about it --, but at least to me it would make for an even better experience if, as it is ...
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pdfopen / pdfclose don't work with Acrobat/Adobe Reader XI

Can anybody explain how to get pdfopen/pdfclose working for Adobe Reader XI? If you could make your instructions as detailed as possible that would be really appreciated. I'm using Miktex 2.9 on ...
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makeindex style

I am using a template from, "The Legrand Orange Book" (name of tex file is main.tex) and the author has a very nice template that looks like: However, after using "Make Index" from WinEdt, my index ...
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How to preview images generated by MetaPost?

I use the old MetaPost program to create graphics. My problem is that, to see the result of my MetaPost figures, I have to compile first the .mp file and then the .tex file where I've inserted them. ...
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"Cannot Open DDE Link to": Problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro and WinEdt

While using the 2017 release of Adobe Acrobat DC, I get the error every time I run PDFLatex with my PDF open. When I use PDF Search, I get the same error. Does anybody know what do I have to change ...
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The system cannot find the file specified

I have just downloaded WinEdt and written my first code, but it will not run because I keep getting the following error. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. Error launching Console Application ...
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Why "tehnically" transforms to "thenically" automatically in WinEdt

When I type "tehnically" using WinEdt it will transform into "thenically", and show in pdf that way. Why is this and how to erase it?
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Compiling small part of text

I'm using winedt for Latex. sometimes I'm only working on a section of my paper and want to recompile to PDF without going through the whole time-consuming compilation. Is there a way I can tell Latex ...
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How to get a list of all the labels in a LaTeX document in WinEdt

I am writing a large document using LaTeX and WinEdt. I have labeled each chapter, section and so on. I would like to print out a list of just the labels (so that I don't duplicate one later on, and ...
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How to compare two TeX codes and mark differences with color

I would like to find easy tool, which compares two TeX codes and generates a PDF file of the first code, in which the differences from the second code are marked by a given color. I use winedt 7.0 ...
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The SumatraPDF Inverse-Search for any arbitrary Editor

I wanna use texmaker+sumatra, winEdt8+sumatra and texnic Center+sumatra together. I set the SumatraPDF Inverse-Search option on all editors. But the SumatraPDF Inverse-Search does not work on WinEdt ...
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New line after reaching margins

I wonder if there is a way to tell to WinEdt (or TexStudio) to start a new line when a word reaches the margins of a document. The reason is that I don't like to have long expressions and I don't ...
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Auto-hide Winedt Console

Is there anyway to make Winedt console invisible when you are writing the code, and when the compile starts the console shows the log and then disappears by itself? Also if there is an error it stays ...
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Setting up WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX to run biblatex and biber

There should be a simple solution to the following problem, but I have failed to find one. I have a fresh installation of WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX 2.9. I usually use SumatraPDF for preview, using ...
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what \relax command means?

I'm trying to compile this .tex file from ArXiVe.org in WinEdt 9.0 but some tokens are underlined with a solid line and preceeded by a strange command \relax command in WVP.aux: \relax \citation{...
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How to quick enter the math mode delimiters ($ $) using WinEdt?

Just like $6/8f=2/8f + 4/8f$. Forgive my laziness, and I don't want to repeatedly enter the $$. So, is there any shortcut key or something that can help me type the $$ immediately, or select the ...
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How to change the setting of WinEdt to open all newly generated PDF files in another PDF reader?

I am using WinEdt 6.0 software for my regular latex typesetting. The operating system is windows 8. There are several PDF viewers in my computer. Default PDF viewer is Foxit Reader. So a newly ...
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Having pdflatex clean up after itself in WinEdt?

How do I get pdflatex (via WinEdt) to remove all the extra output files (e.g., .lof, .blg, etc.) after compiling my .tex/.bib/.etc to a .pdf? If there is a solution, I suspect it will come via "...
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WinEdt 7: How has Unicode support changed from version 6?

The popular WinEdt editor has been just updated to version 7. It is claimed that now WinEdt supports Unicode. However it was also possible to compile Unicode texts in 6th version. I did not notice big ...
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Using the alt+number symbols in windows

I recently discovered at that one can make many symbols by pressing Alt + num pad. I then tried to insert these symbols into my latex file, and it compiled, but just seemed to insert a space there. ...
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Are there any input assist tools in TexShop like the one in WinEdt?

By "input assist tools", I mean the graphical interface in WinEdt with tabs like 'symbols','Greeks','maths'.
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A METAFONT character

I successfully generated a METAFONT character by the program below. How do I use it in LaTeX/XeTeX. mf a.mf gftodvi a.2602gf a.dvi I.e. what packages should I use and how do I use "b" from that ...
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Compiling multi-file LaTeX file

I have large LaTeX project (my thesis) with a main TeX file and many subfiles contained in their own subdirectories. The template is available here at Cambridge University website Now coming to my ...
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Dynamic autocomplete for words (non-LaTeX commands) in WinEdt 6.0

Does anyone know how to get WinEdt 6.0 to perform dynamic autocomplete ?. I would like to expand words I've already used, either in the current .tex file, or in the directory tree for a given ...
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How to use latexmk in Windows with MikTex and Winedt

I am using Windows 7 x64 with MikTex and WinEdt. I just found latexmk has the function for continuous preview when we type latex document. I would like to know if this works if I type my latex ...
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Terminate process when compilation fails

In WinEdt when I compile a LaTeX document via Shift+Ctrl+L or in the TeX menu: LaTeX and an error occures, the console in the bottom window keeps running (spinning mouse). I then terminate the ...
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Problems with french accents automatically understood by LaTeX

I am using WinEdt to write my thesis and I used \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} to get the French accents to be understood automatically. It works fine for the first 2 chapters, but for some reason, ...
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How to edit the environment variable TEXINPUTS in winedt for adding different search paths?

I want to edit the environment variable TEXINPUTS but I dont know how in windows platform with Winedt. I googled it many times but I didn't get what I need. I found how to reach TEXINPUTS by: > ...
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How can I check the assignment of a keyboard shortcut?

In WinEdt (v8.1) when I press F9 I believe the macro PDFTeXify is run. Is it possible to check this setting somewhere, e.g. to get an overview of all keyboard shortcuts?
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Acrobat Pro DC and WinEdt

I recently installed Acrobat Pro DC. Now, everytime I have to manually close my pdf document before I run WinEdt. If my document is open, and I run WinEdt, the file PDFCLoseDoc.edt opens up and ...
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Epstopdf does not compile *.eps

I work in WinEdt + MikTex 2.8 and mostly compile the source through PdfTexify. In order to compile eps figures in this mode I used the package epstopdf, but recently it stopped working. This is quite ...
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automatically update \addbibresource file path

Is there a way to automatically update the file path of where my references are stored? I keep them in a folder "References". This is the full path to my references: \addbibresource{C:/Users/...
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Finding/Removing ligature from Tex

Is there anyway to find and remove ligatures from tex file? Sometimes when I copy/paste a text to Winedt, it shows perfect, but when I compile it to Pdf, some issues appear, e.g. finding becomes nding....
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Quick Build commands in WinEdt

I recently switched from TeXMaker to WinEdt. In TeXMaker I was used to customize my 'Quick Build' command in the 'Configure TeXMaker' dialog. In that dialog I was able to choose, for example: ...
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Automatic translation of accented characters in Winedt 7

I remember that a long time ago, when I was using Winedt (V5.0 I guess) it automatically replace some characters. For example, ç was replaced by \c{c} when I open the file. Now, I need to do the same ...
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Adding a button in Toolbar in Winedt 10

I am using Winedt 10 and in its Toolbar some icon is missed. For example, I would like to use "Insert Environment" directly in "Toolbar" by only clicking on its icon as it was in "Winedt 9", and I do ...
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Set WinEdt background color as Monokai

My eyes get tired when using the given Background schemes in WinEdt, and I found Sublime text color theme Monokai is quite good. How can I set this color in WinEdt?
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Incorrect tree view of document structure with Winedt, VerbatimPlus and listings package

I´m having some trouble working with Winedt 8 and 9 and VerbatimPlus add-on. Here is my MWE. File "main.tex" \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Codificação da entrada \...
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How to make sure that a source file is in UNIX mode?

How to make sure that a source file is in UNIX mode? In other words, how to check that every line in a text file is ended by LF rather then CR+LF? I am asking because a package intended for ...
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Winedt 10. How to use a theme in all Winedt and not only in a sub-window?

after selecting Options / Theme / Solarized Dark you can see this The question is: How to obtain all Winedt Window (menus, optioins interface, Tree, console idle, toolbar,...) afected by Solarized ...
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In WinEdt 7: How to typeset Arabic, Persian and Urdu properly? [closed]

WinEdt 7 has been released with a claimed support of UTF8. It is true that now the arabic letters are showing correctly, but the default setting are still far from being useful. first, the arabic, ...
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Change default compiler by drop-down button in WinEdt

I use PDFTeXify, PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX usually. In WinEdt there is a drop-down button on toolbar that has all of these compile methods. I am wondering whether one can define a button/hotkey or change ...
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Problem with Compiling .pdf [closed]

I'm not sure if this question has been asked here or not; a quick search didn't reveal anything, but maybe I didn't use the correct terminology (regardless, I apologize if it is a duplicate). I'm not ...
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PDF viewer with auto update for WinEdt

Is there a PDF viewer featuring auto update for WinEdt? [WinEdt V 5.5 on WinVista machine] I find WinEdt very comfortable to work with but the fact that one has to re-open Acrobat after every ...
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How to Show line numbers in WinEdt?, BY DEFAULT

You can active de show number lines, but ... How to chow number lines by default?
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How do I define custom shortcuts in WinEdt 7?

In WinEdt 5.5 I defined some keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+Shift+Q to insert quotation marks (\enquote{****}) or Ctrl+Shift+I to italicize the text (\emph{****}) (where **** stands for the currently ...
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Winedt 10 does not wrap the text

I'm using Winedt 10 to write my thesis and I have somehow managed to press some button or quick command that has stopped the text from wrapping inside the editor. This means that when writing, the ...
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WinEdt has stopped being able to close pdf files [duplicate]

Ulrike Fischer's answer shows the previous similar questions are all out of date. The latest of them, Problems with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2017 and WinEdt refers to AcroviewA17 and AcroviewR17 and ...
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Active strings in WinEdt 8

I use WinEdt build 20131031 (v. 8.1) - 64-bit on a Windows 7 (64 bit) machine. My active strings are not working. I tried a lot, e.g., "Load Script" in the Options Interface (under Delimiters, Active ...
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line breaks in editors window

I'm using WinEdt 9.1 and wanna have all words in front of my eye but when I am writing the text it goes until I put Enter, it goes to next line. if I write more than 100 words in a line it wouldn't go ...
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