Compile LaTeX, knitr, literate Agda, literate Haskell, or Pweave documents from within Atom.
Use the Atom package manager and search for "latex", or run
apm install latex
from the command line.
A reasonably up-to-date and working TeX distribution is required. The only officially supported distributions are TeX Live, and MiKTeX. Although, the latter is not as well tested and supported as TeX Live, hence using TeX Live is highly recommended.
You need to ensure that the package can find your TeX distribution's binaries;
by default the package uses your
PATH environment variable, as well as the
following search paths on Linux and macOS
and on Windows it uses
If your TeX distribution's binaries are not installed in one of those locations
or discoverable via the
PATH environment variable, you will need to help the
package find the binaries. This can be done by setting the TeX Path
configuration option to point to the folder containing the binaries, either in
the settings view, or directly in your
config.cson file. See Configuration
for further details regarding the settings of this package.
In order for this package to behave as expected, your Atom environment must contain a package that provides a LaTeX grammar. We suggest language-latex, but other valid options might exist. Additional syntax packages may be required to build document types other than LaTeX. For more details see Builder Capabilities below.
latex package provides access to two automatic builders for LaTeX and
knitr documents. By default the package will use
latexmk for LaTeX documents
and an included builder to prepare knitr documents for
latexmk. In this case
an up to date installation of
latexmk is required. If you're using TeX Live
then you need only insure that
latexmk is installed and up to date using the
appropriate package manager. If you're using MikTeX then see how to use
latexmk with MiKTeX.
Use DiCy option in the settings page. DiCy will be installed
automatically and so no further action is required for either TeX Live or
Document types other than LaTeX documents may be processed by this package. The availability and behavior of this feature depends upon the specific builder selected. The following table details the different types of documents that may be processed by each builder and any additional syntax package requirements.
|Document Type||latexmk based Builder||DiCy Builder||Required Language Packages|
|knitr||Yes||Yes||language-r and language-knitr|
|literate Agda||No preprocessing||Yes||language-agda|
|literate Haskell||No preprocessing||Yes||language-haskell|
latex:build command can be invoked from the LaTex menu or by pressing the
default keybind ctrl-alt-b while in a LaTex or
knitr file. Log messages and any other messages from the build may be seen in
the LaTeX log panel accessible from the status bar.
latex package supports other commands as detailed in the table below.
||ctrl-alt-b||Build LaTeX/knitr file and open result.|
||None||Force a rebuild of LaTeX/knitr file.|
||ctrl-alt-c||Cleanup files after a build.|
||None||Terminate currently running build. Also available from status indicator.|
||ctrl-alt-s||Use SyncTeX forward if possible from the current cursor position.|
||None||Display and highlight log messages from the current cursor position.|
||None||Check for the existence of
Overriding Build Settings
Many of the build settings in the settings page of the
latex package can be
overridden on a per file basis. One way to override specific build settings is
to use "magic" TeX comments in the form of
% !TEX <name> = <value>. Another
way is to use a YAML formatted file with the same name as your root LaTeX
file, but with an extension of
.yaml. The settings and values that can
overridden via either method are listed in the table below. If multiple setting
names are listed then the first is preferred and following names are available
for compatibility. More details can found at Overridding Build Settings.
||comma separated patterns, e.g.
||Specify patterns to use for
||Override SyncTeX setting|
||Override extended build mode setting|
||Override shell escape setting|
||Override the LaTeX engine to use for build.|
||Override move result to source directory setting|
||Override the output format|
||comma separated names, e.g.
||Control the number and names of build jobs. Only a single name can be used for
||directory path, e.g.
||Specify the output directory that should be used.|
||Override the PDF producer|
||file path, e.g.
||Specify the root file that should be built. Only available via "magic" TeX comments.|
There are additional settings that may be configured for the DiCy builder that may not be accessible from this package's setting page, but can be set via a YAML options file or TeX magic comments. For more details please see Options and Configuration in the DiCy documentation.
latex package currently supports Atril, Evince, Okular,
pdf-view, Preview, Skim, Sumatra PDF, Windows shell open,
xdg-open, Xreader and Zathura as PDF/DVI/PS viewers. This includes
support for cursor synchronization via SyncTeX if possible. Specific features of
each of the viewers is detailed at Supported Viewers.
Please note that this package is in a beta state. It is stable, but lacks some important features.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
latexmk does not support file paths containing special characters such as
~. To partially circumvent this, add
useRelativePaths: true to your config file like so
# config.cson "*": latex: useRelativePaths: true
When set, this package will use a relative path in place of an absolute one. This will allow
latexmk to compile projects stored in directories that contain special characters. Note that the project itself must not contain special characters in its directory or file names.
This feature has not been fully tested yet, and there are no guarantees it will work in all cases. Please raise an issue if you find a case where it fails.