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

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sat Mar 23 10:08:47 CET 2013

On Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:12:10 +0800
Daniel Greenhoe articulated:

> I use XeLaTeX under Windows and have been using Crimson editor(s) for
> years. But I would like to change. I have been able to use Crimson to
> typeset English and Chinese, but it does not seem to support full
> UTF-8 encoding.
> But I have some additional requirements not mentioned (?) in the
> previous emails:
>   1. I very often use column editing. I want to be able to switch in
> and out of column mode using only the keyboard (no mouse).
>   2. I usually have maybe 10 or more files open at a time. I want them
> all accessible in a single tabbed window. I want to be able to switch
> to different tabs using only the keyboard.
> Of course, I also need UTF8 support. And I want TeX syntax
> highlighting and very much want bracket matching.
> Maybe Ultraedit supports all this, but last I knew, it is not free. Is
> there any free programs for Windows to meet these requirements?
> Vim/emacs?

You might want to give PSPad a try. <http://pspad.com/en/> It is really
quite a robust program once you get use to it. It is my favorite plain
text editor for Windows. I stopped using Crimson years ago.

Jerry ♔

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