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Feature List

This list is not exhaustive!

Compilation Features:

* background TEX/LATEX processing with status info (current page number processed by LATEX in status line - what I call progress bar) (see a video)
* interface for latexmk
* forward/reverse searching for: xpdf (ver. ≥3.03), okular, xdvi (xpdf,skim,okular,xdvi→vim)
* forward searching (vim→xpdf,skim,okular, xdvi) :SyncTex
* go to named destination: using hyperref package you can put named destinations into pdf file, you can go to them with one command from vim (Xpdf only)
* Making LATEX projects with just one command :MakeLatex
/ bibliography, index, table of contents, lists of: figures, tables, theorems [with ntheorem package], algorithms /
* Making parts of projects using subfiles package (compilation in background and forward/reverse searching are supported)
* various debug modes: silent/debug/Debug/verbose.
/ automatically close QuickFix window (:copen) if there are no errors in it /
* show errors, warnings, citation/reference warnings, font warnings, files used ...
/ error file is automatically read after compilation /
* open log, in log file you can sync the tex source with the log file (then errors in the source file will be highlighted!) or the xpdf viewer with the log file. There are also maps to go to next/previous error/warning/info/... message. And there is syntax file for tex log files.

Editing Features:

* indentation
* selection tools for environments (vie, vae) , in line math (vim, vam), paragraphs (vip, vap)
* gw which runs vim gw command over inner papragraph,
* changing environment names
/ and changes the label if you use the labeling system; this needs activation /
* changing the star (add remove a star from an environment)
* :Dictinoary an interface to English Usage Dictionary by J.Trzeciak.

Completions:

* completion for commands (also user defined in associate files), environments, citations, references, tikz commands, keywords, provided abbreviations, and much more
/ there are two completion modes: when you know what you want with and when you search for a command with Shift+Tab /
Some completion features: /see here/
+ programeble completion for package names, package options (and their values), class names, and class options
+ programable completion for LATEX commands and their values
+ math commands are completed only in math mode
+ tikz commands/keywords are completed only in tikz environments
+ completion of \ref, \eqref by numbers from the output (\ref{1.3 ...) (see a video)
+ completion is connected to closing last environment/bracket functions so that you have all under one key by default
+ completion for \usefont{}{}{}{}, \fonttype{}, .... commands
/ finds completions in font definition files /
+ completion for \cite{ supports regular expression which are passed to the searching tool in bibliography files
* closing brackets and environments / preserves nested environments in 100% /
/ which is included into completion with key /
* many useful maps
/ some of them are configurable (on the fly): for example you can change if * is added to environments which are put by imaps. /
* abbreviations for environments (with tab completion)

Moving Tools:

* table of contents (see a video)
/ which allows moving through files, chapters, sections, opening a preview window, but also yanking (coping), pasting section-wise /
* tag file: with :LatexTags (or just :Tags) ATP will make a very nice tag file to be used with tag feature of vim
* list of labels
/ as with toc, you can see the context of the label in a preview window /
* :GotoLabel command, besides the label name you can pass the label number which appears in the output.
* :GotoNamedDest - jump to named destination in Xpdf (named destinations are inserted with \hypertarget commands).
* moving commands to next environment and next section (or previous)
/ configured with vim normal commands: n and N for repeating /
/ also to next [in line/displayed] math environment /
/ support of project files /
* % operates on $:$, \(:\) and \[:\] (in plain tex also on $$:$$), brackets and \begin:\end pairs, which also gets highlighted
* LATEX/TEX oriented normal gf command
/ gf = go to file under cursor, if there is no file under the cursor gives a list of input files /
+ with nice indentation for the list of files to chose
+ with g:atp_developer=1 you can easily open package (.sty) and class (.cls) files

Searching Tools:

* reverse/inverse searching
* tags - python script to make a tag file.
* search for definitions ( \def ) declared in input files (:Dsearch)
/ like [D command but works with multiple line definitions /
* extended search in bib files
* query AMS Ref web page for the bibliography data (see a video)
* white space mapped to \_s\+ in searching command lines / and ?:
/ this is a handy way to search in text which is broken into lines, can be turned off/on with F2 key/

Support for Projects:

* project script which restores project specific variables ( for example: b:atp_MainFile, b:ListOfFiles - the list of files included in the project, ...)
/ The project script name is .project.vim /
/ It is possible to store many projects in one directory! /
/ There is no need to make a project file to mark the project directory/
* Completion/Viewing of parts of the project using the subfiles package. Also inverse/reverse searching is supported.
* :GotoFile function (replace vim gf map), which list all the input files for the main project file and let you go to one of them (it also sets the main file variable for the new buffer to correct value automatically).
* :S - a command to search in project files (like it would be just one long file)
+ supports flags: bceswW of vim search() function and the vim 'wrapscan' option.
* :Labels command (which list all defined labels) support project files.
* :TOC command (Table of Contents) almost supports project files (work in progress) (see a video).
* :NInput/:PInput commands : to go to next/previous input file.