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VX is a small, fast, free text editor and yet another shell for TeX programming language.

The aim of this project is to provide an Integrated Development Environment for TeX programming language. 

Development started during December 2005 with following goals: 

� Use keystroke macro and calltips to simplify editing process. 
� Make it as small and fast as possible, using only Windows APIs. 
� Make it easy to use for beginners and as powerful as possible for advanced users. 
� "Visualize" editing process using syntax highlighting, folding. Because of TeX programming nature it is impossible to visualize the document preview immediately. 

vx is not a WYSIWYG editor, "visualizing" corresponds only to document editing process, but not to preview. Current versions of vx are MikTeX-oriented. 

vx is free and open source text editor. You can redistribute it and/or modify it 
under the terms of the GNU General Public License General Public License as 
published by Free Software Foundation. 

vx is based on Neil Hodgson's Scintilla editing component as source code editor 
(� 1998-2006 by Neil Hodgson). The component for TeX style is written by Alex 
Romanenko. The second component is MYSPELL spellchecker (� Kevin Hendricks) 

VX Features:

� Project management 
� Word Completion, folding, bookmarks, ... 
� All usual editing features (find and replace, line operations, ...), search in files and windows 
� Brace matching, auto indentation, rectangular block selection, ... 
� Different text encoding support (win 1251, dos, koi8, unix, unicode), converting functions 
� Spell check for text and tex commands 
� Macro recording and editing, hard coded macro for main frequently used TeX commands and environments 
� Customizable accelerators 
� Customizable syntax highlighting 
� Customizable compiler command line commands 
� Reference completion, reference-label balance checking (by call tips), multiple label checking (call tips) 
� Inverse/forward search support from Yap 
� ... 
� It's FREE!!! 

Project Home page: http://visualtex.sourceforge.net

� Alex Romanenko 2005-2007

visualtex – A -oriented visual editor for Windows platforms

Visual- is a -oriented text editor which uses Neil Hodgson's Scintilla editing component as source code editor, and a lexer by the package author. The editor has several valuable -specific features, including forward search capability from YAP.

LicensesGNU General Public License
Copyright2005–2007 Alex Romanenko
MaintainerAlex Romanenko
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