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sponge5679

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 Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Auto-complete commands I appreciate most of the auto-complete behaviors, but there are two PCTeX6 auto-complete behaviors between which I find one annoying and do not consider it to be "auto-complete" and the other is not a correct "auto-complete." Within a list environment, I find it annoying that every [Enter] on a line that begins with \item generates a new \item indented two columns. Many of my \item entries have a second "paragraph" or displayed math, so I have to backspace over the six spaces of \, i, t, e, m, and [_]. This behavior is not time-saving. Ending a list environment generates extraneous code. As I type \end{enu, PCTeX6 correctly suggests \end{enumerate} so I select that from the drop-down menu. When I hit [Enter], PCTeX6 incorrectly adds an \item after the environment-ending command! Surely this is a "bug"?

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto-complete commands

 sponge5679 wrote: I appreciate most of the auto-complete behaviors, but there are two PCTeX6 auto-complete behaviors between which I find one annoying and do not consider it to be "auto-complete" and the other is not a correct "auto-complete." Within a list environment, I find it annoying that every [Enter] on a line that begins with \item generates a new \item indented two columns. Many of my \item entries have a second "paragraph" or displayed math, so I have to backspace over the six spaces of \, i, t, e, m, and [_]. This behavior is not time-saving.

If you do not want a new \item, hit the Downarrow key at the end of the line, and then hit Enter. This will create a blank line with no \item.

 Quote: Ending a list environment generates extraneous code. As I type \end{enu, PCTeX6 correctly suggests \end{enumerate} so I select that from the drop-down menu. When I hit [Enter], PCTeX6 incorrectly adds an \item after the environment-ending command! Surely this is a "bug"?

When you type "\end{en..." and the "enumerate" choice appears as an autocomplete, hit the Tab key. This will not generate an extraneous "\item".
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