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TeXnicCenter is a LaTeX editor on Windows.
« on: September 02, 2009, 11:35:26 PM »
TeXnicCenter is a LaTeX editor on Windows.

TeXnicCenter - The Center of your LaTeX Universe

The innovative navigator always provides an up-to-date document outline. Simply navigate through your documents and insert references.  TeXnicCenter comes with tons of predefined LaTeX snippets insertable via menu or toolbar. This will in many cases save you from consulting the LaTeX reference.

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TeXnicCenter comes with tons of predefined LaTeX snippets insertable via menu or toolbar. This will in many cases save you from consulting the LaTeX reference.

TeXnicCenter is a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents on the Windows platform. Its powerful editor and its tight integration with the LaTeX environment helps you to concentrate on what matters: The content of your document. And best of all: TeXnicCenter is open source software and available completely free of charge!

Though the text editor is the center of TeXnicCenter, the full power comes from its tight integration with the other components involved in the process of writing, building and viewing LaTeX documents. With TeXnicCenter you get a central user interface that allows you to control all the other tools. And all this packeted in a comfortable and modern user interface. TeXnicCenter has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times and is the best choice for LaTeX authors working on the windows platform.

About TeXnicCenter

TeXnicCenter is what we call an integrated documentation environment (IDE) for LaTeX. That means that TeXnicCenter integrates all the functionality you need to create, write, build, fix, view and print your LaTeX documents.

TeXnicCenter's innovative user interface, its powerful features, its large community (more than 1,000,000 users all over the world) and the fact that it is open source software and available for free makes it the first choice for LaTeX authors working on the Windows platform.

Creating new Documents

You often have to create new LaTeX documents? You will love TeXnicCenter. Its powerful template mechanism allows you to define document templates once and create new documents based on these templates by simply choosing the 'New' option from the 'File' menu. The COM-Plug-In mechanism allows every one to implement document wizards. Some quite useful wizards are already available on the internet.

Writing Documents

Instead of having to use several different tools like i.e. an editor for writing the document and the LaTeX command line tools for building them, TeXnicCenter provides all necessary tools from within its powerful user interface. The powerful LaTeX editor including syntax highlighting, auto completion, realtime spell checking, dynamic word wrapping and a lot more makes it a joy to enter and maintain your texts. Tons of predefined text snippets and LaTeX commands available from the menus and the toolbars make it needless to search the LaTeX reference.

The project support in conjunction with the sophisticated structure parser helps you to always keep the overview of your whole document, even if it is spread about several files and contains hundreds of pages: The structure parser always shows the document structure and jumping to another section or inserting references just requires a mouse click.

Building Output

The flexible and fully configurable build system makes it easy for you to build you document's output using any target format you like. The possibility to define as much output profiles as needed enables you to quickly change between i.e. DVI, PDF or PS output. Direct support for MakeIndex and BibTeX and the flexible post processor mechanism make it easy to build any tool chain you can think of.

Starting the build of your document just requires you to hit one key or choose the relevant menu item. TeXnicCenter will parse LaTeX's log output and highlight box errors, warnings and errors. With just a mouse click you can jump to the relevant positions in your source text.

Viewing Output

For each output profile you can also define which document viewer to use and how to invoke it. Support for either command line or DDE calls enables a tight integration of your favourite document viewer like i.e. MiKTeX's Previewer, Ghostview and Adobe Reader including features like forward and inverse search and instance reusage (open new documents in the already running instance of the viewer instead of opening a new one).


To provide you with a quick start, TeXnicCenter's auto configuration wizard just requires you to enter the path to your TeX installation. It will then automatically create three output profiles that can be instantly used to generate the following output formats:

    * DVI
    * PostScript (using dvips) and
    * PDF (using pdftex)


Though TeXnicCenter's user interface with all its menus, toolbars and sidebars provides what you might expect from a Windows application, we also ensured, that it is fully usable via keyboard, to provide you quick access to all features. To make your work even more productive, you can customize all shortcuts and toolbars to your needs.
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