Questions tagged [wysiwyg]

The {wysiwyg} marks questions about What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get features e.g. with software providing true WYSIWYG or a live preview.

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How can I recover the source code when TikZEdt crash?

Sometimes TikZEdt crashes because of some bugs in the program, and I did not save the source file. Is there a way to recover the source code in that case? Related questions: conversion - Can I ...
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Scientific Word LaTeX editor + MacKichan going out of business

It appears that MacKichan, the company behind the Scientific Word LaTeX editor, is going out of business (source: https://www.mackichan.com/) As a number of people using this software might be in this ...
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Why is "Hello world!" used as the default text in LaTeX?

I always see it everywhere - is it just random and something that has stuck but chance? To me, its like "hello world" as in you are entering a new world of typesetting that's not WYSIWYG
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Circuitikz causes error in TikZEdt even with \usepackage{circuitikz} included

I'm using circuitikz in TikzEdit, I have put \usepackage{circuitikz} in the setting, but in output I saw only node position. I tried to simplify, but the problem persists. In Log file I get : ! ...
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How to design latex by eye and mouse only?

How can I drag and drop a latex document using my eye and mouse only? In other words, I don't know yet what document design I'm looking for. I'm an avid emacs and keyboard first user, however the ...
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Why can't we have a truely WYSIWYG latex IDE? [closed]

There is Lyx where you can see what you get, but it's not latex. Hence not as compatible as it could be. There's Markdown which can be converted into latex. The good part about Markdown is, that you ...
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Lyx and finder MacOS

I've got an exam tommorow, the last couple of days Lyx has been really slow in navigating around finder. Say I wanna insert a graphic, it's slow in loading the folders. Any tips or tricks? I tried ...
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In LyX, how do you remove the brackets around a matrix after they're already there?

I used the GUI to make a matrix with round brackets, and now I want to remove the round brackets (or change them to square brackets), how do I do that?
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Recommendations for Non-Qt IDE on high-res display?

I'm working off of a QHD+/WQHD dual monitor setup so nothing Qt powered works for me (TexStudio, TexMaker, etc...) Does anyone who uses high resolution displays with upscaling know of a robust editor?...
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Modify a PDF created with LaTeX after compilation

In my working group we are currently mainly using Word and PowerPoint. Which is a pity, after we have three different OS's in operation. And every time we send files in between, the layout is shifted, ...
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Editors with Rich Text viewing (similar to Overleaf?)

I'm wondering, are there any Latex editors or editor plugins which provide a "Rich-text" viewing mode for navigation, much like Overleaf provides? (source: overleaf.com) What I'm looking ...
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How to add tabular lines, matrix lines to arrays in LyX?

The buttons such as Set all lines, Set right line, Set left line and Set bottom line are not activated with arrays as the example on the left while they are activated on the example on the right with ...
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How to specify Align separator with & in LyX?

I need to add & just before = in the aligned environment in LyX to specify the deliminator. So How to specify the deliminator with & in the aligned environment with LyX?
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LyX document compiled in OSX?

LyX is a wysiwyg LaTeX editor that I find useful to write exercises fast instead of TextMate that I use for long-term projects. So the below shows an exercise that I would like to print as PDF: ...
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Whatever happend to Sciwriter?

Years ago, when I wrote my thesis, I looked into a project called Sciwriter from a company called soft4science. It was well integrated with LaTeX and it seemed very powerful and structured. It wasn't ...
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What visual features of typeset plain text are unique to LaTeX compared to InDesign, QuarkXPress and other WYSIWYG typesetting programs?

There are many reasons to like LaTeX over WYSIWYG editors. For example one might like that the need to structure the text in a logical way is very present, it's free, it's consistent over versions et ...
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Easiest Latex software

I am doing summer project in maths and I have to type my report. I am good with the latex I write on mathstack that I have learned through experience but when it comes to softwares, I do not know ...
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Why does Java have Eclipse and NetBeans, but TeX cannot?

I faced these questions when I was searching for an intelligent Windows TeX editor: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? Free, "compile and preview as you type" latex ...
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TikZiT issues (Mac OS X Yosemite)

I was wondering if people here using the TikZ editor TikZiT are experiencing issues with said tool after upgrading to OS X Yosemite? I can't get it to compile a preview, and I am not able to see the ...
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Optimization used in latex [duplicate]

Can anybody explain which are the optimization algorithms used in latex, that make the difference with wysiwyg editors, like msword?
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(WYSIWYG) tools for typesetting pseudocode in LaTeX? [closed]

Is there a simple tool (preferably WYSIWYG) that can be used to create pseudocode for LaTex documents?
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WYSIWYG LaTeX table editor [duplicate]

Are there any WYSIWYG LaTeX table editors that you recommend for creating LaTeX tables?
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? [closed]

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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Using braket package with Lyx with WYSIWYG

The braket package defines Dirac's braket notation. To use it in Lyx, I add the line: \usepackage{braket} to the LaTeX preamble. Then Lyx will be able to compile commands like \bra and \ket. Problem ...
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Is there a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex styles?

Does anyone know if a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex exists, where I simply can enter some kind of template (e.g. regular expression or whatever) and the needed commands to produce this style would be ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX editor for maths

I am fascinated by the Maths SE using MathJAX for expressing maths equations. However writing the equations takes some time and searching for a newbie, so I am looking for a WYSIWYG editor that allows ...
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Is there a TeX/LaTeX editor that can show results in real-time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? This is my first post to TeX. I have taken it upon myself to learn how to type math formulations via LaTeX, but I ...
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How can I see what am I writing in a TeX editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? I am new member on math.stackexchange.com and I am ...
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WYSIWYG Editor for drawing trees (and export them as vector images)

Is there a good WYSIWYG solution out there for quickly drawing tree-like structures (e.g. in combination with graphviz)? The nodes may contain arbitrary text and should be positioned automatically. I ...
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Getting a live preview of TeX (on Windows) - for just a small snippet of code?

I wish to have a quickly updating work area so to be able to learn my LaTeX faster. From reviewing the answers on tex.stackexchange, and from going through the list of TeX editors on Wikipedia - I ...
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LaTeX editor with live preview for Windows and RTL language support? [duplicate]

Looking for a LaTeX editor for Windows with the following features: Live preview. (Inherited live preview, not something achievable if you do some tricks.) RTL language support. (Hebrew for example) ...
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Live tex compilation

Tools like firebug allow a developer to immediately view the results of changes they make to the HTML of a webpage. Has anyone taken a similar strategy with LaTeX, so that an entire compile cycle is ...
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What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX?

So I am learning LaTeX and I find it slow to test changes. So I'd edit the .tex file, then go to command line, and run pdflatex, wait for it to complete, and then open total commander, and then open ...
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preview-LaTeX: Specific scaling for graphics [closed]

I'm using Emacs 23 with AUCTeX/preview-LaTeX for all my LaTeX editing. Mostly I am very happy with this, but I do not like the included graphics previewed in full size. For now my solution is to ...
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Latex live preview plugin for Tiddlywiki ?

I did a search and looked through the "related questions" section before asking this question. One of the wonderful things about StackExchange is its "typewriter" like live-preview below the text-...
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Creating wysiwyg preview for a custom math functions on lyx

Let's say I want to create a "macro" called \limx that will be defined as: \newcommand{\limx}{\displaystyle{\lim_{x\to\x_{0}}}} How can I make LyX recognize it and make an auto-prieview of it? ...
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Fast, Cheap, WYSIWYG program

(This is close to some previous questions, but I wasn't able to find a question that directly covers it.) I want a program that allows me to quickly type a snippet of LaTeX code in and will ...
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Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?

I would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when ...
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What do I need in order to use TeX on Windows as an eventual replacement for Word?

What do I need in order to use TeX on Windows as an eventual replacement for Word? What software is available for Windows for WYSIWYG editing of TeX files?
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