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These screenshots use the navajo-night colorscheme by Matthew Hawkins.
  • A new .tex file has been opened This screenshot shows the menus which get loaded up automatically when a new .tex file is opened in gvim. The "TeX-Suite > Templates" item contains a list of templates found in the templates/ directory. You can choose one of this to start off your work. You can place your own custom template files also in the templates/ directory.

  • The template generated The template generated by tex-suite from the "TeX-Suite > Templates > article" option. Note how we allow for dynamic elements such as the current date to go in the template file. Note also that the cursor is placed automatically where it is shown here.

  • We enter a formula This screenshot shows what happens after we type EEQ. This is one of the numerous "macros" which tex-suite provides. Note the automatic placement of the cursor and additionally the characters. These are called "placeholders". Pressing CTRL-J in insert mode automatically takes you to the next placeholder. This simplifies the task of moving around.

  • Typing in a formula We type in the formula using other macros. For example typing ^^ results in ^{|} with the cursor placed at |.

  • Compiler Tex-suite also comes with a customizable compiler plugin. When you press \ll in normal mode, tex-suite calls the tex compiler, and reports any errors in a cwindow, where you can go to the corresponding errors. You can customize the compiler to ignore common warnings. By default most of the messages which a typical tex compiler spits out are not shown. It can of course be told to show everything which the tex compiler spits out. Note that the error shown here can be corrected by choosing the math portion visually and pressing \( in visual mode. This encloses the selected portion in $$.

  • Folding Next time we open up the tex file (or if we force a fold refresh by typing \rf in normal mode), the file is shown "folded" for easy navigation within the file. The folds are manual so they don't interfere with typing as much as syntax folds do. Tex-suite folds footnotes, tables, figures, equations, sections (and subsections), chapters and slides. The folds are nested if necessary. It is quite trivial to add new items.

  • PackagesOne of the most powerful features of latex suite is its support for custom packages.. This screenshot shows the user using the supported SIunits package. Doing this inserts a line such as


    with the cursor left on the first placeholder.
  • After adding a package This screenshot shows the menu items created when tex-suite "supports" a package. The menu contains the various environments, commands, options etc specified in the package file

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