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WinEdt is a powerful and versatile all-purpose text editor for Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation and compilation of LaTeX documents...

WinEdt is used as a front-end (integrated development environment) for compilers and typesetting systems, such as TeX, HTML or NSIS. WinEdt's highlighting schemes can be customized for different modes and its spell checking functionality supports multilingual setups, with dictionaries (word lists) for many languages available on WinEdt's Community Site www.winedt.org. Contributions are welcome!

Although reasonably suitable as an all-purpose text editor, WinEdt has been specifically designed and configured to integrate seamlessly with a TeX System (such as MiKTeX or TeX Live). However, WinEdt's documentation does not cover TeX-related topics in depth; you'll find introductions and manuals on typesetting with TeX, as well as links to other recommended accessories, on TeX's Community Site (TUG). For LaTeX-related issues visit LaTeX Community Forum: questions are welcome and help is forthcoming!


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New: WinEdt 10.2

WinEdt 10.2 is now the official version of the program. It supports (customizable) auto completion and code folding, it is unicode/utf8-capable, and it integrates seamlessly with the latest accessories and TeX Systems (such as SumatraPDF viewer, MiKTeX and TeX Live). It has been extensively tested under Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) with different system dpi settings.

WinEdt is compatible with Windows High Contrast Schemes. It is compliant with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act §1194.22. Furthermore, WinEdt is dpi-aware on system level: it comes with high-quality graphic resources at different sizes and at startup it automatically adjusts its GUI to high-resolution displays (without stretched or blurred graphics and text)...

This version uses the powerful Uniscribe library in order to better handle Unicode and complex language processing (including support for bidirectional text). It also contains improved integration with the latest versions of MiKTeX (including proper support for MiKTeX's "Install packages on demand" feature when running TeX accessories in WinEdt console). And there is more...


To install WinEdt 10.2 follow the link below and proceed according to the instructions:

WinEdt 10.2 [Build: 20170214]
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Important: Once installed, don't forget to check WinEdt's (updated and revised) Help and Documentation (including the new Quick Guide). A few sections in User's Guide explain how to set up your LaTeX projects in order to take full advantage of WinEdt's capabilities when it comes to navigating in large projects or collecting data for purpose of referencing and citations. If used properly WinEdt will make your TeX-ing more enjoyable by allowing you to focus on the contents of your documents while assisting you with typesetting-related tasks...

Useful Tips: WinEdt's default settings are a compromise, prepared with an average user in mind. Here is what you should know before you start customizing it to your particular needs and preferences:

  • Depending on your intended use of the program and the size of your screen you can choose from a variety of predefined (one or two-row) toolbars from the Options -> Toolbar Menu. Check them out!
  • Preferences Dialog allows you to make easy choices pertaining to Wrapping, Unicode, Backup, etc... Help in the dialog explains the meaning of all available options.
  • Execution Modes Dialog (Options Menu) can be used to fine-tune or diagnose/troubleshoot WinEdt's integration with your TeX System and other accessories. The dialog comes with an extensive context-sensitive help that will guide you (if necessary).
  • Before you start customizing WinEdt's Configuration Scripts (Options Interface), please read the first page of the Configuration Manual in WinEdt's Help (F1). Neglecting to follow this advice and assuming that your customizations are processed upon restarting WinEdt will result in unnecessary and self-inflicted frustration!