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Texmaker for Windows

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Key Details of Texmaker

  • Set up integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents.
  • Last updated on 10/25/2018
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Despite the explosion of online, e-book, and document publishing formats, TeX is still a cornerstone of academic, scientific, and technical publishing, as it has been since the late 1970s. TeX's mission has always been to make high-quality typesetting and publishing easy and consistent across platforms. LaTeX is the document markup language of TeX, and LaTeX editors are required to create TeX documents. ATG's Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor. It's an up-to-date, cross-platform-capable tool that integrates the features you need to prepare and create TeX documents in a single interface. It offers Unicode support and useful extras such as a spell checker, autocompletion, code-folding, and an integrated PDF viewer.

Texmaker's user interface bears a family resemblance to other program-specific text-editing tools, though with a sleek design that makes subtle use of color and highlighting to distinguish Texmaker from the old-timers still in use on workstations and desktops in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

The program initially launches with its Structure sidebar open next to the main view; we could toggle the sidebar open and closed as well as access the Messages/Log feature and Source Viewer from buttons along the lower edge. Texmaker includes many of its most important tools and extras in menus as well as toolbar icons and sidebar palettes. Some of the standouts are the Math menu, a Bibliography menu with submenus for Bibtext and Biblatext, and a Quick Build tool that offers not just LaTeX but also PDFLaTeX, MPost, Asymptote, and many other build languages. The Wizard menu's Quick Start, Quick Letter, Quick Tabular, and other wizards proved invaluable for learning to use Texmaker, with assistance from the User Manual, LaTeX Reference, and other items on the Help menu.

It's a tribute to Texmaker's design that we were able to quickly create a basic document, despite little experience with LaTeX. Texmaker is no more complex or difficult to use than many editing and desktop publishing tools aimed at the general user, and easier than some. The difference is that Texmaker is specific to LaTeX. If you regularly use LaTeX editors or work with TeX documents, give Texmaker a try.


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Full Specifications

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 4.0.3
Version 4.0.3 includes updated ES, LV, El, AR and IT translations, tool to convert source files to Unicode, and users can now check if a new version is available via a new option in the "Help" menu.
GENERAL
Release
July 29, 2013
Latest update
October 25, 2018
Version
4.0.3
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
65,195
Downloads Last Week
1
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Developer's Description

By ATG
Set up integrated environment for writing LaTeX documents.
Texmaker is a free, modern and cross-platform LaTeX editor for Windows system that integrate many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application. Texmaker includes Unicode support, spell checking, auto-completion, code folding and a built-in PDF viewer with syntax support and continuous view mode.