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Recognize commands

Postby ozzy91 » Sun May 01, 2016 9:17 pm

When i am using for example if type
\sec then the system automatically recognize that i want to have a \section and if i press enter i get \section in my compiler.

When i am using Texworks this doesn't happen. For example if want the \section by typing \sec it doesn't recognize \section and therefor i have type the whole command.

It would be nice if this recognize function is also avaible in a offline latex compiler. Do you guys know if Texworks support this funtionality and how i could make use of it? Or is there a other compiler that supports this funtionality?
I have installed texworks with miktex 2.9

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon May 02, 2016 8:32 am

There are several editors that support that feature, but think a minute about it.

How long do you need to type \sec<enter> and how long to type \section. Now think about your average typing tempo of normal text. Usually i think, look out the window, start writing, pause, think again, .... And a few minutes later i have written a paragraph of text or only just one sentence. Wow, aut completion has saved me 1 second out of ten minutes. Yeah.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon May 02, 2016 10:56 am

I use TeXworks too, but I have seen this auto-completion feature in Kile and in TeXnicCenter. I don't worry about typing commands. The backslash is the hardest :-) the command is quickly typed. I see a benefit in auto-completing braces and environments though.

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Postby aj_ » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:52 am


Texworks does Support Code completion.

For example: ... n-texworks

Just search for Code completion.

Sorry I'm in a hurry.

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