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I'm looking for a TeX editor with instant preview just has we have here on MSE.

I tried asking the folks at TeX Exchange, but they were no help at all, so don't bother migrating or whatever. If this question is inappropiate here, just close it, please.

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A long time ago I found an editor with this tool, but it was very very pour editor. I suggest you to use texmaker and you can jut hit one key to compile and open the output. Nowadays the computers can do this very fast especially with simple documents. –  Sigur Feb 9 '13 at 22:54
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No. This is one of the reason to TeX to be so good. –  Sigur Feb 9 '13 at 22:57
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@GitGud: The tools to create something better if you think that would be worth the effort are available to you freely on the internet. Have fun. –  Henning Makholm Feb 9 '13 at 22:59
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Here is one, and online, plus: writelatex.com –  1015 Feb 9 '13 at 22:59
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After using TeX in the right way you'll discover that this is not so useful. Please, try to type in TeX as well as you should. –  Sigur Feb 9 '13 at 23:00

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It's not precisely TeX, but you can use MathJax in an HTML file on your hard drive, in conjunction with a text editor and web browser. Here is a stub page:

<html>
<head>
<script type="text/x-mathjax-config">MathJax.Hub.Config({ tex2jax: { inlineMath: [['$','$']] } });</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js?config=TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML"></script>
</head>
<body>
$e^{ix}=\cos x+i\sin x$
</body>
</html>
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Thanks, but that looks like a lot of trouble. I just want to open an editor, type and save, that's it. –  Git Gud Feb 9 '13 at 22:59
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Actually it's an order of magnitude less trouble than using any conventional TeX compiler. Maybe you should actually try it. –  Jonathan Feb 9 '13 at 23:00
    
And writing a Python program to convert this to regular latex is not too hard. –  ncmathsadist Feb 9 '13 at 23:48

I use Mathb.in from time to time (you can even save the posts you create and link to them, just like pastebin). Maybe you should rather ask in the TeX.SE however ;)

I hacked a quick C# GUI that uses MathJax (needs online connection right now, maybe I can change that. Not today however). Have fun!


I can't answer it anymore because it's closed, then I'll borrow some space in your answer CBenni.

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The latexrender.exe link you gave shows error 404. –  Hat Man Oct 14 at 14:17
    
@Moronplusplus I have probably deleted that file off the server, I can reupload it if you like. –  CBenni Oct 15 at 17:36

Here is a solution. Enjoy it.

ps: if you don't use Linux, sorry. You have to pay the price to use Windows.

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I don't use linux. Thanks anyway. –  Git Gud Feb 9 '13 at 23:06
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@GitGud. So it's time to start using. You'll love it. –  Sigur Feb 9 '13 at 23:08
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I don't use linux because lots of software I use don't work there. –  Git Gud Feb 9 '13 at 23:08
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Doing a windoze install of linux is easy. you will start using it and soon you will forget Windoze. –  ncmathsadist Feb 10 '13 at 1:20
    
@ncmathsadist, you mean all windows software can be used in Linux too. If it will be true it's a good news! please describe how. I like to know. Untill now I had used only windows. –  AmirHosein SadeghiManesh Feb 15 '13 at 5:23

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