[texhax] What program can I use to edit TeX files?

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Mar 21 16:35:39 CET 2013

On 21/03/2013 15:21, Steven Pisano wrote:
> Hi:
> I am a copyeditor being asked to edit TeX and LaTeX files for a publisher.
> I thought I could just work on the TeX files in Word, treating them as ASCII files, but the publisher wants me to edit the actual TeX files and send them back to them as edited TeX files, not as ASCII files.
> Could you please tell me what program I should obtain and install to do this kind of work?
> I don't really need to be be able to run TeX/LaTeX as a typesetting program. I just need to be able to edit the native files.
> Thanks very much for your guidance!
> Steven Pisano
> spisano1 at nyc.rr.com
> 718-243-1025
TeX files are plain text: you can edit them in any text editor. Word is
a not-so-good choice as it's standard method of working is to save in
binary format. Something as simple as Notepad will work, although there
are many specialist TeX or programmers editors which may make life easier.
Joseph Wright

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