Answer: LEd is still in its development stage. We want to publish several beta versions in 2007. Unfortunately, we cannot say when version 1.0 will be completed.

Answer: Currently, we have no plans to provide other localized versions. It is possible, however, for third parties to create other localized versions. The translation method will be described in the documentation. We are also interested in publishing the translations submitted by LEd's users on LEd's home page. So if you want to share your translations please contact us.

Answer: LEd currently is and will continue to be free. There are, however, some costs related to LEd developement, so we ask for donations. If you think you can do so, please follow this link.

Answer: Yes, lack of documentation is one the main disadvantages of LEd. We hope we will be able to publish the documentation in the near future.

Answer: We are working on plug-ins. We will add plug-in mechanism in one of the future versions.

Answer: LEd does not send any information. The connection only checks for any important messages, e.g., on available updates. You can also disable this option (menu: Configuration/Options, section: Program).

Answer: LEd is and will be free, but we have no plans of moving to Open Source.

Answer: LEd was designed to work under Windows® operating system. Switching to Linux is a time-consuming task. We think of it, but there are a lot of other things we want to add to LEd that has a higher priority. LEd can be, however, used under Linux+Wine.

Installation and Maintenance

Answer: You probably do not have resource files (*.crf). Visit our download page and copy the necessary file to LEd's main directory.

Answer: There are no language resources in the "Languages" directory or there is an incorrect record in the LEd.cfg file. First, try to download LEd's package, copy the contents of the Language directory and check if strange symbols appear after closing and running LEd. If symbols still appear instead of strings, close LEd, remove the LEd.cfg file and run LEd again.

Answer: Yes. LEd uses the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LEd key. It, however, stores only the machine-specific parameters, like window size, toolbar positions. All the parameters that can be moved between computers are stored in project files or LEd.cfg file.

Answer: All LEd files can be stored in compressed form to save disk space. For LEd it makes no difference whether it uses compressed or uncompressed files. To decompress a file, type type following from the command line: led.exe -d < file_name >. If you want to compress a file, run: led.exe -c < file_name >. A more detailed description of the command line switches can be found at the technical details page.

Answer: Open the registry editor, select LEd's branch, and set the value Config/ShowFlatMenu to Yes.

Answer: The contents of the persistent clipboards are stored in text files in the <LEdDir>/ClipBoxes directory.

Answer: You need to restart LEd to make the add-ons visible.


Answer: You should define default filters in options (menu: Configuration/Options, section: Editor/Filters).

Answer: You should go to the Options dialog box (under the drop-down menu Configuration/Options, section: Application). In this section, you can enable/disable any of the elements of hints.

Answer: This toolbutton executes the build.bat script from the project directory. You can create such a file if you need to execute some special commands to build the project.

Answer: Check if any of the dictionaries are selected. You can do it for all the projects (menu: Configuration/Options, section: Spellchecking/Dictionaries) or for the current project only (menu: Configuration/Project options, section: Dictionaries). When the dictionaries are selected, the spellchecker is enabled. Incorrect words will be underlined. When you right-click on an incorrect word you will see the list of suggestions. You can also use the hot key Ctrl+D.

Answer: Select the proper code page from the status bar (beginning with the 0.3 beta version).

Answer: Beginning with the 0.32 beta version you can change this in LEd's options (menu: Configuration/Options, section: Editor/Syntax highlight).

Answer: Put C:\Program Files\LEd\LEd.exe %f:%l (use the path where LEd is installed) in YAP options in the Reverse Search edit field.

Answer: LEd requires that the environment variable PATH contain the path to the TeX/LaTeX binary files.

Project management

Answer: It is impossible to open more than one project group at the same time. When you open a project, it is added to the current project group. When you close a project, it is removed from this project group.

Answer: Currently, it cannot but we are working on this feature.


Answer: Yes. You should use Ctr+Plus to add a selected text to the first empty clipboard. The hot key Ctrl+Alt+ should be used to add the selected text to the pointed (denoted by the number_of_clipboard) clipboard, and Shift+Alt+ should be used to paste the contents of the clipboard into the editor.

DVI viewer

Answer: Beginning with LEd's 0.21 beta version, the DVI viewer also works for files not belonging to projects. Update your version of LEd.

Answer: You can use the toolbuttons in the Toolkit toolbar. You can also use a popup menu of the viewer.

Answer: The DVI viewer needs a proper configuration of the TeX distribution and the location of some TeX files. Please read the related section at our how to start page.

Answer: The boxes are TeX source specials, which makes a ``connection'' between DVI and TeX source. Each blue box is related to a position in TeX source, so after double-clicking at the paragraph in DVI you will be moved to this paragraph in the editor.

Some rather out-dated topics

Answer: The source file is probably on the non-default partition. The batches in 0.1, 0.2x versions cannot make a compilation in such a case. Change the proper batch file or install a new version of LEd (corrected in 0.3 beta).

Answer: Under Windows® 95/98/Me only resources in the current language can be displayed properly because these Windows® versions do not support Unicode. Beginning Windows® 2000, Unicode is supported.