[Tex/LaTex] Texmaker and TeXnicCenter.


What are relative merits of these two Latex editors:
TeXnicCenter and Texmaker?
What are their shortcomings to prefer one over other?

Inspired by this SO question.

Best Answer

  • Texmaker is cross-platform, working on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X while TeXnicCenter works only on Windows.

  • Texmaker supports Unicode, for TeXnicCenter it's been announced for the new version.

  • Texmaker provides a built-in pdf viewer and can launch external viewers. TeXnicCenter supports any external pdf viewer. Both provide forward and inverse search with pdf and dvi.

  • Note, for Texmaker there's a fork TeXstudio (formerly named TexmakerX) with some improvements.