10 Mar 03:59 2014

### Trouble with PDFLatex paper size

Hi.

I use Windows 7 and  32-bit Winedt 8.1 .

I would like to choose A3 or “letter” paper size for  PDFLaTeX     within Options/Execution Modes.

I can do this for   dvi2pdf  , for instance, since various options activate.

For some reason I cannot get any options to activate for PDFLaTeX . . . .  Am I forgetting to “flip a switch” somewhere?

Thanks.

Blake Whitten

University of Iowa, USA

8 Mar 08:20 2014

### WinEdt] Beamer Frames in Tree View

Alex,

I "forgot". It works. [Build: 20131031  (v. 8.1) - 64-bit]. Thanks a lot for
support.

If you make it a standard in 8.1, you might want to create a new tab in
Gather to show BEAMER slides separately or add it into Gather TOC as well.

I could not add tiny hints of the frame like adding the [?] into caption by
adding the n-th placeholder as well or to pick both.
Then only the [] details show up as the analysis properly stops before next
{}.

ITEM="\begin{frame}[?]{?}"
...
CAPTION="Frame: [%1] %?"

or more simple to just show 	FRAME-ICON [t]: Kick-Off Agenda

CAPTION="%1: %?"

\section{Kick-Off}
\subsection{Motivation}
\begin{frame}[t]{Kick-Off Agenda}
...
\end{frame}

As I have little time beside preparing a huge set of new slides for next
semester, I'll try to find out later, how I can make a new tree available to
show
- all used packages (usepackage)
- their source (e.g. to look into it) on 2nd level and
- their related documents in doc on 3rd level.
Actually information is yet somehow available by double click on usepackage
and you not know, if you get the code opened, a  pdf in acrobat or some list
to select.
At the end this might become a backward tree to show all packages involved
directly or indirectly to produce my documents or slides.
That would help for searching in the whole tree (project and backward) to
analyze issues on how to influence my layout quickly.

I like your hint on reading the manual. What about making your manual fast
readable - not that it is not well written, but if I get a whole "book"
(PDF) and walk through that - there are techniques for fast reading
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Querlesen I'm not aware hot to translate it) -
then it would improve my way of checking all important things in one "Scan"
of the manual. I learned that in early 80 - somehow when TeX appeared.
Online reading in help files does not work for such technique - somehow old
fashioned, that's why I did not go into it too much.

Did you ever think of making it available with "LaTeX", e.g. just building
it out of your source code as another "make" process?
If you describe how you generate / create your documentation / help files,
may be you find some support inside your winedt community to make it happen.

best regards / Mit besten Grüßen
Manfred


6 Mar 09:54 2014

### A suggestion for new feature in winedt

Hi

First of all I would like to thank for the good work on WinEdt. It is by far my preferred latex editor. I have a suggestion that might make it even better. Here goes:

Lately I have been implementing many corrections to papers that have several coauthors. For that reason I mark what have been changed since last revision in different colors.

Here is an example:
---------------------------------------------------------------
\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{soul}

\newcommand{\withColorMarking}{true} % change to false if color markings should be removed
\ifthenelse{\equal{\withColorMarking}{true}}
{ \newcommand\correction[2]{\textcolor{red}{\st{#1}} \textcolor{blue}{#2}} }
{ \newcommand\correction[2]{#2} }

\begin{document}

I has a blue car.\\

I \correction{has}{have} a blue car. \\

\end{document}
----------------------------------------------------------------------

In this way it is possible to see the the changes made (\withColorMarking = true) or the final version (\withColorMarking = false). This is inspired by the functionality in MS word.

However, in order to make this easy to use it would be nice to have the following functionalities:
• In a "review mode" -> highlight text ('has' in the sentence 'I has a blue car') to be edited with the cursor -> start writing correction 'have' -> WinEdt writes \correction{has}{have}
• A clean command that replaces all '\correction{#1}{#2}' with '#2'.

Med venlig hilsen/Best regards

Brian Bak
6 Mar 09:21 2014

### make + git

Dear all,

to avoid leaving my software environment in windows I'm looking for support
of

- LaTeX Make in WinEdt

Auto detection of project changes and properly rebuild the necessary project
parts (only as often as necessary)
Additionally process several versions of a document to finally make beamer
slides, notes and handouts in one defined make process.

- Git Integration in WinEdt

track all changes automatically on WinEdt "TeX runs", which do a save on all
changed project files.

Key feature and issue might be a "edit field" in WinEdt's GUI, which is
enabled for editing the actual used commit comment.
There might be a rule defined to that comment field in the project
definition to change that field value on each "run", e.g. by adding some
tracking counters or values.

Any hints are welcome how to resolve that and to not manually work through
that again and again for each presentation or document.

best regards / Mit besten Grüßen
Manfred


6 Mar 08:54 2014

### Beamer Frames in Tree View

Dear all.

I'm using LaTeX Beamer.

- Tree View

Is it possible to show each beamer frame in the tree view, like
all document structures (... section, subsection ...) and images are shown.

I found no hint on that.
I don't mind to upgrade my WinEdt 6 Version, if that feature is available
somewhere.

best regards
Manfred


28 Feb 23:06 2014

### Calling Jabref from WinEdt

Hi Everyone,

I've been trying to call Jabref from within WinEDT following the instructions on your website and online communities.
These instruction all call for adding a menu item and then adding the following macro line (I can't actually find the wizard described in the answers so I typed the below lines directly into the main menu file).

CAPTION="&Applications"
ITEM="JabRef"
CAPTION="&JabRef"
IMAGE="JabRef"
MACRO="[IfisMode('BibTeX', '%!m', 'LetReg(0,"%p\%n%t");', 'LetReg(0,"");'); Run('"javaw" -jar "D:\Program Files\JabRef\JabRef-2.9.2.jar" "%!0"', '%p');]"
SHORTCUT=""
ITEM="-"

For some reason the MACRO line fails with "illegal character - ignoring the rest of line" error.
From playing with the line, it is clear that the quotation symbol in "%p\%n%t" is the problem.

Any idea how to fix this? I am using Build: 20121130  (v. 7.0) on a Windows (XP SP3) machine.

Many Thanks,

Ori
26 Feb 12:38 2014

### Don't modify readonly files

If I inadvertendly type something in a readonly file the file is
changed and I get a warning. Can this behaviour be changed so that
the file is not modified?

It would be also fine if I could decide on a file basis if I want to
get an warning when I try to modify a readonly file: I normally
don't want to change log files and it is simply an error when I type
something there and so winedt could simply ignore silenty any key.
But I do have other readonly files which I want to change sometimes.

--

--
Ulrike Fischer
http://www.troubleshooting-tex.de/


18 Feb 21:06 2014

### pdfTexify

Hello Users,

My PdfTeXify always works, I use WinEdt 7 and MikTex 2.9.  But any time I try using the moderncv.cls as document class for my LaTex document the pdf is not created at the end of the compilation.  The dvi is correctly created though.  Could any kind soul give me some advice?  Don't wanna push anybodies buttons here, I understand the question may not be entirely a WinEdt issue.

Thank you,

Erie

Dr Erie Morales
PhD Physics
University of Pennsylvania
Material Science and Engineering
215.898.9122 (lab)
215.898.3446 (office)
17 Feb 17:03 2014

### Use MOVE_AFTER_PASTED_TEXT=0 is some cases

Is is possible to change a preference like
MOVE_AFTER_PASTED_TEXT=1
to
MOVE_AFTER_PASTED_TEXT=0
with a short cut?

--

--
Ulrike Fischer
http://www.troubleshooting-tex.de/


15 Feb 00:15 2014

### Sumatra synchronization default key

Hi,

double clicking in Sumatra brings me back to the latex file, but to go to Sumatra from the source I need to use shift+F8. I find this unintuitive. Is it possible to this either by double click, Ctl+Click, or Alt+Click?

Thanks
13 Feb 16:15 2014

### Ignore "main file" setting in some cases

Hello,

when working on a larger project which uses a main file I often have
to test something in another file. It is then a nuisance that I have
to remove the main file first with ctrl+shift f5 (I always forget it
and so have to wait until the compilation of the main file finishs)
and have to reset it later to be able to continue work on the
project.

Is it possible to change the macros so that in some cases e.g.
depending on the mode of a file the main file setting is ignored and
the current file is compile instead?

--

--
Ulrike Fischer
http://www.troubleshooting-tex.de/



Gmane