#527 Source Viewer Feature

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nobody
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2013-09-17
2013-08-23
Anonymous
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I find out that viewing source file on the other side of our working tex file is very helpful for writing large document. I do hope that texstudio will accompany with the "Source Viewer" feature for the future version. And I think that some other tex users and programmers need this feature as their assistant as well. In the attachment is the feature in texmaker.

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  • Tim Hoffmann
    Tim Hoffmann
    2013-08-24

    I don't understand the exact point of a dedicated "Source Viewer". Is it only to have two documents side-by-side? If so, wouldn't be a full second editor panel more useful?

     
    • doncherry
      doncherry
      2013-09-17

      I sometimes open up old files to copy part of them (e.g. a title page), but I don’t want to change anything in these old files. A read-only mode would make me less worried about accidentally changing something.

      Here’s an idea: The first part would be to put a checkbox (or a second button) in the open file dialog “Open in read-only mode”; the second would be an option to display two source files next to each other (no matter if read only or not).