Eclipse TeXlipse

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2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), 2021-03 (4.19)

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Solution Description

The TeXlipse plugin provides both LaTeX and BibTeX editors, a project creation wizard, and a complete user manual of the editor functions. Additional features include syntax highlighting, document outline, section folding, command completion, cite and ref completion, templates, builder integration, viewer integration with inverse search, and more. The plugin makes it possible for LaTeX documents to be edited and built like normal projects in the IDE, and the viewer support makes it easy to check the outcome.

Due to namespace changes; please note that if you have 1.5.0 or older installed you must uninstall that before installing this version.

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Eclipse Versions: 2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), 2021-03 (4.19)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Eclipse TeXlipse Project

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 17:52

License: EPL

Date Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 09:46

Submitted by: Kimmo Karlsson

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February 2024 243/687 71 8
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December 2023 210/671 98 9
November 2023 199/686 130 8
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I have just installed the new eclipse 2019-06 release and realized that the forward search to skim (v 1.5.1) does not work anymore. Before the eclipse update it worked just fine. Also the inverse search is not affected. Just to give the complete information my skim viewer configuration is as follows:

viewer command: /Applications/

viewer arguments: -r %line "%file" "%texfile"

As I said, the configuration seems to be correct as it has worked before.

Could someone please help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance and kind regards


I just installed TeXlipse (don't know version) no other version installed when I did this one. Installed on Eclipse Oxygen 4.7.2 (RCP Package type originally). I noticed the following in the preferences after install.

All the preference settings under Texlipse are doubled (even this one) with the case if the first preference has children then the copy will not. At each level down each preference page is copied.

After going to both copies of prerence pages and pressing the Apply and Close button I got "null exception" error after dismissal. Since other pages were also set, I can not guarantee it was not because of the others.

I would like to get started using a LaTeX editor.

Even in 2016 (5+ years since the latest release), everything works as expected. Even the latex-specific features are comparable, if not better, than what the other dedicated latex editors provide. Plus you already get the Eclipse features. I don't get why dedicated latex editors reinvent the whole wheel instead of just implementing the latex-specific features for an extensible editor like Eclipse.

This takes the worlds most powerful editor (Sorry emacs) and applies it to the worlds most powerful typesetting tool.

It has Latex autocompletion and spell checking!

It also reads your .bib files and autocompletes your \cite{ statements!

It integrates fully with source code revision tools such as CVS, SVN, and GIT! You can follow history and compare to old versions! Even establish branches for your submission, revision, and camera ready submissions!

Take science to the next level and start using TeClipse today!

I have been using LaTex for 6 months and I found this plugin to make it more easy to use. I like the use of templates with TeXlipse 1.5.0 it is first time that I use this plugin. At first I was in panic that I will not get it installed successfully but the steps provided by the guide made it easy to get it working in Eclipse. I will recommend this to people using LaTex and who are already having Eclipse running just install texlive and all is done. Still exploring it and reading the documentation to get full advantage of its power.

I use TeXlipse on different eclipse installations on windows and linux. No problems so far. One of the best TeX editor!

At the moment using version 1.5.0 and looking forward to Pdf4Eclipse integration.

I've been using TeXlipse to write things for the past two years and I can say this is the perfect choice for those who already knows the Eclipse tools and need an Latex environment. I've downloaded a clean basic Eclipse with no extensions for any language, and then I just installed TeXlipse, making it a dedicated workspace to write my stuff. It runs very smooth. I have a Core 2 Duo with 2 GB RAM, running Ubuntu 10. Everything works fine! The autocomplete of refs and citations are the core of "why-using-this", productivity goes insane! The code-templates just transformed me into a latex dumb (thank god), and I really don't need to keep in my mind all those lines to write tables and images anymore. And the most exciting part: the auto-preview in PDF files everything I save the document. Errors highlights in line sides helps to fix the problems faster. The same way, the spell checker integrated to the editor is a plus, since all I do is write things not worrying about spelling, then all I need is to access the keyboard shortcut to spell checker, thus the words get yellow underlined, and the plugin suggests words when I hit ctrl+space inside a misspelled word. I found pretty interesting that comments like "%TODO: something" puts something in the Eclipse tasklist, what motivates the usage of this list, and of course improves the way you manage the writing activity. I just have nothing to complain... You guys should prepare a clean Eclipse distro with the plugin already installed, like I did, and put it in the download section of your site so that people could use this awesome tool without the plugin installation issues that Eclipse users face all the time.

I have been using Eclipse for Java and find Texlipse works great with Eclipse. With a spell checker and just general syntax fixes, it made learning Tex alot easier. Thanks for the great plugin!

I use TeXlipse for quite some time now and it becomes better and better. Coding and documenting without being forced to leave your favourite ide is just great. What I like the most in the new version is the realtime spell checking. This is far better than the former aspell integration.

Thanks again,

Very nice plugin.

With reaching version 1.4 very complete. I have not yet found a better cross platform latex environment! It easily competes with the windows only LeD.

My favorite features:

  • Automatic spelling check with suggestions
  • Complete outline of complex multi-file latex documents
  • Hovering over a \cite{refence} provides a short summary of the reference. Same in the drop down list when tab-completing
  • Todo task lists
  • Overview of all latex warnings and errors
  • And of course syntax highlighting, completion of latex environments, preview generation etc.