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Old 12-09-2007, 04:30 PM
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Default Want to find a good text editor for LaTeX
As a long time windows user, I use TexnicCenter as my Latex editor. Want to know what's the best latex editor for bsd. I know there is KDE Integrated Kile.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Want to find a good text editor for LaTeX
My vote:

VIM and EMACS configured for LaTeX work :-)

but I doubt you want to fiddle with vim or emacs. So I think Kile would probably be the kind of program you want if integration with the desktop is a must.

Some LaTeX specialising programs under *nix are:

Kile (ide), Texmacs (emacs like), Texmaker (ide), Winefish (LaTeX editor based on Bluefish).


I would really suggest testing editors/Kile and editors/texmaker if you have not done so already. Texmaker is also available on Windows if that's a plus for you or not. There are more I am sure but I am not familiar with any laTeX centric IDE's or editors.


LaTeX is a language I wish I could learn :-( I usually find my self writing documents in text and hand-editing them into XHTML files to skip using Word Processors.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Want to find a good text editor for LaTeX
Originally Posted by uutorok
As a long time windows user, I use TexnicCenter as my Latex editor. Want to know what's the best latex editor for bsd. I know there is KDE Integrated Kile.
I use Emacs. If you customize it and add the following lines in ~/.emacs

(setq tex-dvi-view-command "xdvi")
(setq tex-dvi-print-command "dvips")


you will get the same functionality of the TeXnic center.


Inverse search doesn't work too well if you have complex files (many inputs) so I would not advise to use it. If you want I could teach you how.


Best advice is always to stick with one editor (I use Emacs since 1988) and learn it well.
All classical Unix editors like vi or vim are extremely powerfully when you learn them well.


I would steer a way from any integrated environment like TeXnic center as they are going to dumb you down very quickly to the point that you will not know how to use computer.

That is one of the worst legacies of Windows OS. (MS-DOS was not like that)
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:19 AM
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Thanks a lot.
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I know it's 4 years or so late, but i came across this forum so others might as well. I also like Kile, but I can also recommend scribtex.com. There is a free account which stores 50 MB or so of data and has a text editor and compiler which runs in the browser, which is great for people who use multiple computers with multiple operating systems.

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