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Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, so it's necessary to install LaTeX apart.

Download and Installation

Download and install the last version of Texmaker or the less recent version available through Synaptic.


Build a document

To change how Texmaker builds a LaTex document go to Options > Configure Texmaker > Quick Build. Then:

  • if the document has a bibliography, choose:
    PdfLaTex + Bib(la)tex + PdfLaTex (x2) + View Pdf
  • if the document has an index, create a user command which executes:
    PdfLaTex (x2) + View Pdf
  • otherwise:
    PdfLaTex + View Pdf


Check spelling can be done associating a dictionary with the editor in Option > Configure Texmaker > Editor. Spelling dictionary are in /usr/share/hunspell.

Quick start

Select Wizard > QuickStart to open a template. More often than not, article is a good choice for the document class with features as in the image:

Figure 1: Quick set up of an article.
software/texmaker/start.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/03 09:36 (external edit)