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Re: A wine application for editing tex files.


Hi Kevin,

Probably not for someone using Linux itself. But if there are people
using it in a Virtual Machine under Windows (for whatever reason), it
would work decently enough. Or if you want a version that does the
syntax highlighting, which some of the text editors don't provide (I'm
looking at you, leafpad :) ), then it's worth the trouble.

Plus, it gives us a chance to experience how to install and run
applications through Wine (for those who really haven't tried it).

In truth, I forgot about gedit and kate having the syntax highlighting
(and I wasn't sure how well it highlights our customized LaTeX syntax).
And when I opened the tex files in leafpad, it didn't have the
capability (that I saw).

Have a great day.:)

On Thu, 2013-06-20 at 17:06 -0500, Kevin Godby wrote: 
> Hello, Patrick.
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 6:21 AM, Patrick Dickey <pdickeybeta@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In a couple of threads, people were discussing GUI-based editors for tex
> > files. If you've got Wine installed, you can install Notepad ++ and it
> > supports LaTeX highlighting. The only issue you might run into is
> > whether it uses the same carriage returns (Unix or DOS) as the rest of
> > the manual (but I honestly don't think that's an issue).
> >
> > If you want to check it out, you can find it at
> > http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
> Is there a benefit to using Notepad++ versus a Linux-based text editor
> or LaTeX IDE?
> (It just seems like a lot of hoops to jump through in order to edit a
> text file.)
> —Kevin

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