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Comparison of TeX editors
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This page shows a table contrasting the features of the text editors that interface to TeX (or LaTeX or its other incarnations).

Table of editor properties
Properties of TeX editors Native Latest Operating stable Systems[2] version Open source Configurable (license)

Editing Style [1]

Free (i.e. Gratis)

Integrated viewer

Inverse search[3]

AUCTEX BaKoMa TeX Home (http://www.bakoma-tex.com/) Gedit LaTeX Plugin Home (http://www.michaelswebsite.de/gedit-latex-plugin/) Gummi Inlage JLatexEditor Kile

Source WYSIWYG / Source Source Source Source Source Source

L, M, W W L L W L (M, W) L (M, W)[11] W

11.86 9.05 0.2 0.4.8 4.2.1 0.1.31 2.0.3

Yes No (cost (http://www.bakomatex.com/menu/purchase.php) ) Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Yes (GPL) No Yes (GPL) Yes (MIT) No Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) No

Yes Yes (scriptable) Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes (Live update) Yes No Yes (Quick preview) Yes (dvi) Yes (InstantPreview (http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/InstantPreview) ) ?

Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes

LEd

Source

?

Yes

?

Yes

LyX

WYSIWYM

L, M, W

1.6.8

Yes

Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) Yes

Yes

Yes

MeWa

Source

W

1.4.0

Yes

?

?

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dfordsoft.2.winedt.12 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[20] No (cost (http://www.com/registration.3.com/products/pricing.33 0.com/cs/tex_buy.htm) ) Yes No No.dfordsoft.0 1.0 1RC1 2.7 Yes (GPL) Yes Yes Scientific WorkPlace TeXCoding Home (http://www.Wikipedia. W 2.mackichan. selection with dvi2png) No Yes Yes (pdf) Yes (pdf) Yes (dvi) No No No N/A Source W 2010. W B. M. M.3 3.3 3.wikipedia.3.com/cs/texindex. Gratis) Open source Configurable (license) Integrated viewer Inverse search See also Comparison of word processors http://en.html#Tables) ) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Editing Style Native Latest Operating stable Systems version Free (i.12/16/2010 Notepad++ Source WYSIWYM W W Comparison of TeX editors .html) ) No (cost (http://www. the free encyclope… 5.e. dvi) Yes Yes (pdf.1.1 Yes Yes Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source L.htm) ) Yes (pdf.sourceforge. A[19] W L W 2. W W M L.com/truetex.3 No Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) Yes (GPL) No No Yes (GPL) No Yes Yes Source L.htm) Texmaker TexMakerX Home (http://texmakerx.net/) TeXnicCenter TeXShop TeXworks Verbosus WinEdt Winefish WinShell 5.5 No (cost (http://www.2 6. M.truetex. but can be integrated [12] Yes (TrueTex® (http://www.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors 2/3 .

apk) . 12. 2010-07-28.. Inc.12/16/2010 Comparison of TeX editors . ^ On Windows some pdf viewer like Sumatra PDF or Adobe Reader don't use command line arguments for forward search. 2.Wikipedia. A refer to Linux. "VerbTeX is a LaTeX Editor for Android Devices. ^ Source editor only 9. http://en. ^ requires installation of extra package 6. ^ "WYSIWYM" = What You See Is What You Mean.com/VerbTeX. MacOS. https://www. see GNU Octave. ^ Can open/save files with UTF-8 encoding. ^ Support for non-linux systems considered experimental.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors 3/3 .org/ma497/software/) for more details. "The service is free to use (you are allowed to create four resources of any type for free). ^ "Terms and Conditions" (https://www.verbosus. 15. See Terms of Use for details. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. Windows. but characters often do not appear correctly in editing screen. additional terms may apply. you see and edit formatted text. double-clicking in dvi or pdf file brings up the appropriate line/paragraph in the latex code) 4.wikipedia.verbosus.php?title=Plugin_Central) for details. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. ^ Inverse search means that one can locate the relevant part of the source code from the viewer (eg. 13.com/terms. 14.tlhiv.e.com/p/texworks/wiki/SpellingDictionaries) ) 17. but the editor sends the document position to them using DDE 5. It uses Verbosus in the background to generate PDFs. ^ Source editor only 8." Retrieved from "http://en. i. ^ configurable as an option of the Emacs editor 7. ^ requires an additional plugin 10. ^ L. ^ LaTeX panel & Matrix panel 16.com/VerbTeX.wikipedia. ^ template file in resource directory ( → Documentation of the code completion feature (http://code.google.html) .org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors" Categories: TeX editors | Free TeX editors | Text editors stubs This page was last modified on 2 December 2010 at 13:51. LaTex and Notepad++ (http://www.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=194) ) 18.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/CodeCompletion) ) 19.html. https://www.apk. the free encyclope… Comparison of text editors Comparison of desktop publishing software References 1. 11. a non-profit organization.google. ^ "VerbTeX" (https://www." 20. W. ^ This will have to be setup manually. but fully supports Unicode ( → Issue 194: Add advanced regexp options to Find/Replace (http://code. see this list of plugins for Notepad++ (http://sourceforge. ^ A plugin is required. using emulators or other software) 3. Retrieved 2010-03-06.verbosus. ^ provides a subset of the regular expression syntax implemented in the Perl scripting language.verbosus. ^ requires installation of extra package ( → How to install spelling dictionaries for the TeXworks editor (http://code. ^ Notepad++ can execute Tex viewers. Retrieved 2010-07-28. "Source" means you see and edit the TeX source files. Additional costs arise if you decide that you don't want this restriction and explicitly purchase its removal.net/apps/mediawiki/notepad-plus/index.com/terms. M. B. Browser-based and Android respectively (of course other combinations are possible. 2010-02-23.