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Editing LaTeX Files [Nov. 10th, 2013|12:27 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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My nerds, does anyone here edit .tex files? If so, what editor do you use? Will it allow you to mark certain words in different colors?

I ask because I need to edit .tex files for professorial types writing journal papers and I'd like a way to make and mark changes.

I installed TeXmacs and it's nice enough, but when I formatted the color of a given word to red, that formatting vanished after saving, closing, and reopening the file (although the words I changed remained changed; only the red went away).

(For them what do not know of which I speak, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX is a good primer.)

[User Picture]From: catbird
2013-11-10 10:18 am (UTC)
I don't think you want to edit the actual .tex file with colored text like that. Instead you want the final .dvi/.ps/.pdf document to have the highlighted or colored text you've edited. Try http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/17104/how-to-change-color-for-a-block-of-texts

Alternatively make the edit in the tex file but surround it with '%%EDITED' comments so the journal can do a search in the tex document to find your edits but it will compile just fine otherwise.
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