[texhax] Ubuntu editors for TeX

Torsten Wagner torsten.wagner at fh-aachen.de
Tue May 26 05:39:56 CEST 2009

> >
> > Emacs.
> >
> > Just to echo Reinhard's suggestion: Emacs indeed.
> If you've never used it before it takes a little getting used to but it is
> time well spent and will save you oodles of time in the end. And then once
> you get used to using Emacs, you begin to realize how useful it is for just
> about anything!

juhu an Emacs thread .... 

just to make it clear. If you need an editor (IDE) for a single time like 
write your thesis and after that you will never write again a TeX-file, you 
might like to go with kile, texmaker, etc.

If you looking for a permanent solution and it is likely that you will use it 
again and again and again and maybe make it part of your professional workflow, 
it is worse to consider the use of Emacs.

As with all professional tools, it take you more time to come into but later 
the things you can do with it and the time you save highly pay back for the 
hard learning curve at the beginning.

Its like LaTeX vs. OpenOffice-Writer, or MS-Word
like a DSLR vs. a compact digital camera
like a Gimp or Photoshop vs. MS paint
etc., etc.

the nice part on emacs,,, if you ever come to a Programming language X or a 
computer task Y... it is likely that you can use emacs (which you know then 
already) for this task no need to learn another IDE.

AND!!!! yes there is another great editor VIM which aims similar goals like 
emacs but use a different approach,,, try both, judge which you like... don't 
follow the flame-wars....



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