Gregor Weihs | 10 Nov 16:42 2014

Auto-detect semi-soft wrapping?

Hi everyone,

I have been using the semi-soft wrapping mode for a long time, because it 
really helps with LaTeX errors. I am aware of the line terminator issues in 
file-exchange problems it causes, but this is no problem for us.

What is a bigger problem is that it happens to me often that I open a file 
which has been saved semi-softly wrapped in another WinEdt project, where 
the mode is unknown. Then I start working happily until I realize that this 
is the wrong mode. Then I have to figure out whether there is a reasonable 
way to keep my edits and re-open the original file in the proper mode, or 
discard them, or whether it would be smarter to loose the wrapping and keep 
the complicated edits. 

I know I could give the files a header that indicate the mode to WinEdt, 
but I think this is sort of special. I suppose this could be done with a 
macro? Perhaps someone has already written such a macro?

Any help is appreciated!



Andrzej Trautman | 1 Nov 18:18 2014

small problem

I have the following small, but annoying problem.
  Since about a month, whenever I save (or compile) a file edited
  in WinEdt 9 (PC under Windows 8.1),
I get the following message:

Some characters were lost while converting from
Save to file anyway?

I do not see what was lost, I click OK and everything works,
but I would prefer not to have to go through this.
I shall be grateful for any suggestions.

Andrzej Trautman

Thomas | 24 Oct 18:18 2014

Automatically reset console

Hi all, 

So I have been using WinEdt now for really a long time and I really like it.
The only thing that really annoys me is the following:
When you compile your code, you have the console running at the bottom and
all is good. I usually use F9 to run pdfTextify. 

So when I change something that results in an error, the console stays
active. That means when I press F9 to compile again, I get the error
"Another Application is already running in WinEdt's Console. Terminate the
application or wait for the execution to finish." That means I have to
actively close the application (hit the X in the console) and compile again. 

Is there a way to tell WinEdt to just terminate whatever happens in the
console and start to compile again when I press F9. That would REALLY be nice!


Matt Cole | 20 Oct 17:12 2014

Coauthors that use Scientific Word

Hello all,

I have WinEdt 7.1-64 bit and Windows 8

I have a couple potentially related questions (that are hopefully not off topic for this board):

1. I have several co-authors that are insistent on using S.W. So far we have been able to get along (I need to have a couple files in my directory like tcilatex.tex and I generally comment out figures when they are working on the version). The one thing that I can't seem to fix but find incredibly annoying is that SW has a very narrow word-wrap mechanism using hard returns and sometimes % symbols at the end of the line. Is there someway WinEdt can easily "fix" this after I open a document that has been "infected" by SW?

2. Any other advice from people who have had to work with people using SW would also be appreciated.

3. My typical compiling method is to go a DVI and then later convert to a PDF. For some reason my figures look good in the DVI, but then are shifted down into the text when I convert to a PDF. I've found a work around and it seems to be fine if I go DVI->PS, then PS->PDF. This wasn't an issue in the past (even with people who use SW), so maybe I need to upgrade my WinEdt?

Thank you for any help!

Ulrike Fischer | 8 Oct 14:31 2014

Color document tabs or other methods to identify files better

I often have quite a lot files open and I often have to switch
between a smaller subset of these files and constantly hover with
the mouse over the tabs to find the damn file I need now ;-). 

So I'm looking for a way to improve the interface. 

- Is there a way to setup fast e.g. in the tree view or something
similar a small list of links to files so that I can access these
files better? 

- Or is there a way to color some document tabs, so that I can see
the relevant files faster?  

- Or is there a way to setup a "search" dialog with incremental
search which can be used to switch between files?

- Or has someone a better idea?


Ulrike Fischer

Zulkifli Hidayat | 4 Oct 01:33 2014

Feature request

Dear Alex,

I am now using winedt 9 64 bit on windows 7. Since I am now using a wide monitor, I can set windedt and pdfviewer windows side-by-side. However, I find that some buttons of the (default) toolbar are hidden because the smaller width of the winedt window. The only way to go to the hidden buttons is only by widen the window again. Is it possible to have a button that show the icons once they are hidden?

Thank you.

Per Ting | 29 Sep 23:01 2014

How to select smart wrapping?

The manual explains smart wrapping with some detail but I could not find how smart wrapping can be activated. The wrapping tab in the preferences window does not offer "smart wrapping" as an option, Only soft wrapping can be selected there.
Gottwald - kreartiv | 28 Sep 12:53 2014

E-Book from WinEdt?

How do you create an e-book if you have your data/text in Winedt and normally produce a PDF File to be printed as book?


I am trying to find a good solution to do the above and I am struggling with the existing ones. I have tried a few of those Tools (axtex, BETAformat, h2l, html2latex, html2latex.sed, html2tex,, Hyperlatex, HyperTeX, IDVI, JAM, l2x, LaTeX2HTML, LaTeX2hyp, Ltoh, LTX2X, math2html, TeX2RTF, TeX4ht, typehtml, vulcanize, YODL …) and either I did not get them to work or it was too complicated or the result was not as I expected. I tried to convert the PDF file with OCR (Abby Finereader), no good. Using a PDF file as an e-book source is not what I want.


Has anyone else tried anything successfully?


And:  Wouldn’t it be great to just have a button “publish as ebook” in WinEdt?

Are there any concepts, ideas, project existing to get there?


Thanks for some answers.


Volker Gottwald






Raghu Naik | 27 Sep 04:58 2014

Winedt on Ubuntu?

Folks, I was playing with Ubuntu latest version and was curious to know if anyone was running Winedt 9 64 bit on this OS. 

I really liked how Ubuntu was running in comparison to Windows 7 and it would be great if one is able to run Winedt in this environment.



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Gottwald - kreartiv | 22 Sep 19:43 2014

Import Word formatting?

I have a word file with many words in bold or italic. Is there a way to import the text to WindEdit and not lose the formatting for creating a Xelatex file later?


Thanks for any advice.


Volker Gottwald

jon | 16 Sep 20:32 2014

Jon Wainwright: out of office

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