[texhax] Ubuntu editors for TeX

Toby Cubitt toby-dated-1243764070.92489d at dr-qubit.org
Tue May 26 11:01:13 CEST 2009

Sam Albers wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Reinhard Kotucha
> <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>wrote:
>> On 25 May 2009 Randy Schilling wrote:
>>  > What Ubuntu text editor best accomodates TeX?  Is there one like WinEdt
>>  > which allows you to TeX your .tex file, view your .dvi file,  create a
>>  > .pdf, directly from within the editor?  Or is there a better way to work
>>  > with TeX from under Ubuntu?
>> Emacs.
>> Just to echo Reinhard's suggestion: Emacs indeed.
> If you've never used it before it takes a little getting used to but it is
> time well spent and will save you oodles of time in the end. And then once
> you get used to using Emacs, you begin to realize how useful it is for just
> about anything!

Emacs comes with decent LaTeX support "out of the box". But if you do
decide to try Emacs, you will almost certainly want to try the AUCTeX
package too, which provides much richer and far more powerful
TeX/LaTeX/Context editing modes for Emacs. It's probably fair to say the
majority of people who use Emacs for LaTeX editing use AUCTeX.

Ubuntu's Emacs package might come with AUCTeX already installed. If not,
it'll certainly be available as a separate package in Ubuntu.



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