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LaTeX Editors/IDEs

Visual Studio Code with LaTeX-Workshop (on GitHub) other extensions are available Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux License: open source (on GitHub), License MIT Languages: de, en, fr, ... Unicode: ...
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TeXstudio not large enough to use on a 4k display

Thankfully TeXstudio itself has a solution for this problem. In its preferences (with show advanced options active), there is a menu for gui scaling where you can easily adjust the size of the icons.
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Which TeX editors are able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file?

Amazingly enough, TeXShop does in fact have such a facility. The problem is that long-time users of it like myself are probably unaware of it. It can be found under the Edit Menu -> Experiment This ...
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Which TeX editors are able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file?

With Emacs and AUCTeX, it is as simple as highlighting the portion of the text you want to compile and then hitting C-c C-r (or M-x TeX-command-region). The command tries to be 'smart' about it, so ...
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Alternatives to Overleaf (i.e. instant TeX compiling without sign in)

I'm a co-founder at Overleaf. Thanks for your feedback. I think the underlying question here is about Overleaf requiring users to log in in order to edit, which I can comment on. We used to allow ...
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How can I enable shell-escape?

General information: what is shell escape? A number of LaTeX packages need to use external tools to function. Such a tool is called from the LaTeX source code using a system command. However, by ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX editor for maths

This is one of online WYSIWYG math editors. You can easy use it to type mathematics without knowing latex but it also provides import/export Latex. Input is faster because it uses Suggestion Box, ...
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LuaLaTeX not recognised as a VS Code tool

The issue was that I hadn't defined the tools lualatex and biber in the VS Code user settings file settings.json. The following entries should be present in said file for things to work: "latex-...
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Visual Studio Code as LaTeX IDE

See extensions on the Visual Studio Marketplace. LaTeX Workshop (should be the first result in search) is an extension for VS Code aiming to provide all-in-one features and utilities for LaTeX ...
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Alternative to Overleaf (realtime LaTeX collaboration) With the Ability to have Multiple Collaborators but with no Charge

With many thanks to @LianTzeLim, the solution to my problem is so simple that it is actually contained within Overleaf itself! Adding collaborators may be behind a paywall, but "link sharing" is ...
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Visual Studio Code as LaTeX IDE

I stumbled upon this question right now. I have been extensively using Emacs+AucTeX for the last 4 years and switched to VSCode in September. I am doing extremely fine with the LaTeX Workshop ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

VSCode using the LaTeX Workshop extension First, ensure that you already have: installed the LaTeX Workshop extension, configured it properly to build and view a minimal LaTeX PDF file, a minimal ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Overleaf Overleaf uses latexmk as the build tool behind the scenes, so bibtex or biber will be executed as needed, as well as re-running pdflatex. So there is no further action required on the part of ...
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How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

Here's my package setup: I experimented with the now disabled package, but I found the combination of language-latex and latextools much better. https://atom.io/packages/language-latex https://atom....
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How to stop Overleaf adding the ending symbols to $ and [

Click on Menu search Auto-close Brackets select Off.
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Editor that replaces only text inside math environments

My solution using emacs (>=24) and auctex: (defun latex-replace-in-math () "Call `query-replace-regexp' with `isearch-filter-predicate' set to only match inside LaTeX math environments." (...
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Edit a pdf file in LaTeX?

No. This is not possible. Your coworker needs to send you the .tex file which contains the source for the PDF.
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What are the main differences between Texmaker and TeXstudio?

I realize this is an older question, but in case anyone is still interested, I briefly will try to add my own thoughts on your question: What are the main differences between them? What are the ...
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Editors with Rich Text viewing (similar to Overleaf?)

I'm co-founder at Overleaf and the original author of our Rich Text mode. AuCTeX, which a commenter has already mentioned, was the main inspiration for the Rich Text mode. I also don't know much ...
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Which TeX editors are able to compile just a snippet of a .tex file?

Kile has this feature. It is called QuickPreview. I've never used it before, but I tested it in a minimal example and it seems to work. I tested with my answer to another question: \documentclass[...
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TeXstudio Keep two pdf views of the same tex file

I would like to point out that the SumatraPDF viewer does not lock the pdf file. This means that you can keep your pdf file open when you recompile it. Furthermore, it provides an inverse search, ...
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

You can use the CoCalc Docker image as a very easy to install free open source self-hosted collaborative web-based LaTeX editor. See https://github.com/sagemathinc/cocalc-docker. To test out how it ...
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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

The preview window in TeXShop is created every time you compile your document. You should never really need to use the Open for Preview menu item (in fact, I had no idea it existed or what it did.) ...
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How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

Here is another option worth of adding to the list. Atom-LaTeX Atom-LaTeX is an all-in-one package. You just really need one package to have all the main functionalities. The GitHub repo is https://...
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Highlight footnote in the original tex file?

In TeXstudio, you can modify the Language Definition. Note: We expose the language specification to you as end-user to give you more flexibility in adapting TeXstudio to your needs. But you should ...
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What are the key advantages of TeX over R Markdown?

As you know, a R markdown file can produce several formats but make a PDF is done via LaTeX exportation with pandocas David pointed, so in this case is equivalent to write what RStudio call a R Sweave ...
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How can I enable shell-escape?

AUCTeX (Emacs) Custmize variable TeX-command-extra-options to have value " -shell-escape ": Enter customization typing (in Emacs jargon) M-x customize-option RET TeX-command-extra-options ...

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