#161 more commands in panel


First of all, I would like to thank the developers of this nice program. I have tried many different Tex editors for my work, and texmakerx was the last one I have decided. On the other, being an experienced Latex user which tried many different editors, I can see the positive and negative features of this program which I listed below.

+ Quick build is really very quick. The speed of Texmakerx when producing pdf files is by far the fastest I have ever seen. It is much faster than other editors such as texniccenter, winedt, led.
+ The menus, shortcuts, buttons can be easily custumized, which is very desired feature for an experienced user.
+ The structure of the document is updated automatically when a new formula, section etc. is added. There is no need to refresh as in many other editors, There is no refresh button for this at all:))
+ Cross references are added easily by selecting from the list.
any many. On the other hand, these are the ones that I want to see changed in this program
- Continously scrolling in built-in pdf viewer as in texmaker.
- Buttons for \left[ \right], \left( \right), \left{ \right} to be used math mode. Anyway, I created this buttons at user tags, and uploaded images for them (see the attached figure). However, I am afraid that I have to repeat these with an updated version.
- The wizards are working good. But they can be automatic as in winedt. As an example, when I press itemize, ennumerate or eqnarray, the program can ask me how many items I would like to use.
- I can not find a button on the panel for \begin{equation} nor \begin{eqnarray}. I have created anyway but they do not have images.
- I have had some problems with bibtex and editor itself, and I have reported them in the bugs section.

In my opinion, texmakerx is one the best Tex editors available, and I want to help the developers to upgrade this nice program.



  • Anonymous - 2011-03-06

    my buttons

  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-03-06
    • "Buttons for \left[ \right], \left( \right) ..."
      Have you tried to move the math toolbar ? It seems that tmx tends to give it little room, so that part of the buttons is hidden, among which button for \left( etc.
    • "when I press itemize, ennumerate or eqnarray, the program can ask me how many items I would like to use": i would not like that. because it is no effort to press ctrl+shift i to insert another \item ... , one could think of a wizard for eqnarray, though i believe that its use is discouraged, so align instead
    • "no button for equation" the commands are available in the math menu, you could assign shortcuts for eqnarray, equation already has one. I don't see a necessity to change standard behavior here, though images for custom toolbar would be surely nice.
  • Anonymous - 2011-03-06

    Thanks for your reply jsundermeyer. These are small things that can be handled easily by shortcuts etc, anyway.

    What about continously scrolling in built-in pdf viewer as in texmaker

  • Jan  Sundermeyer

    Jan Sundermeyer - 2011-03-06

    up to now, Benito handled pdf preview, maybe he does it ?

  • Benito van der Zander

    up to now, Benito handled pdf preview, maybe he does it ?

    I will implement it after the next release

  • Anonymous - 2011-03-06

    Looking forward for this Benito.

    In my opinion, this is most important feature which I desire in this nice editor.

  • Matthias Pospiech

    As jsundermeyer already meantioned \begin{eqnarray} is only there for compatibility and its use is strongly not recommended. (http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2006-4/madsen/madsen.pdf). The correct approach is using align.

    It should thus not be supported in a modern editor.


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