VTeX 5.0 Shell Enhancements
New VTeX features an improved shell layout:
WVTE now supervises not just the editor, but
also the preview and console windows. You can easily change the layout
of the three main windows (editor/preview/console) with the Topology
dialog; their sizes can be adjusted with the mouse.
BiBTeX, MakeIndex, VMetaFont, and Spell are now fully integrated into
WVTE. This includes syntax hilight for MetaFont files and invoking the
correct compiler for the given source file.
The CGRASTER Utility, AliasWin Utility, and the new
AliasPS Utility (configurator for ATM fonts) can all be now run from WVTE.
Additional flexibility in how TeX can be run. Many new options, including
setting the debugging level (with the new Full debugging option, for example,
source positions are fully correlated, including macro expansion and source
column positions. Clicking on the preview image gets you to exactly the
right place. Other new possibilities include running LaTeX through
BiBTeX and MakeIndex, super-include, and Format-dependant include files.
Main file feature made optional. It gives you an opportunity to make a
multi-source project when the Main file switch is On [this is good for
working on a book that has many chapters and include files], and compile
many unrelated small files from MDI when the Main file switch is Off.
New visual tools, like the AddressBook Utility, are integrated.
The AddressBook, for example, is a database of addresses. Every time
you write a letter in LaTeX, you can retrieve the address
from the database with a few keystrokes, instead of typing it in anew.
The %Option string preserves the information about the properties of
the .tex files. For example, if you are working on a file in
German to be typeset by AmSTeX, just mark it so. Now, whenever you load this
file into the editor or just switch to it, the spellchecker will become
German and the format set to AmSTeX.
Pressing [Ctrl-E] on an \input command now instantly loads the
\input file in the editor.
Online help is now provided at every step. If you unsure what to do, just
press the [Help] button.
Debugging facility has been further refined. Four levels of debugging are
provided, from none to full.