# Feedback

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1. ## A keyboard with fast access to some crucial button like \ for latex editing on a tablet would be great.

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Better support on tablet is certainly planned. Thanks for the feedback!

2. ## Allow users to import emacs color themes (or provide all of them)

You offer many color schemes (with pricing) but none of them specifically suits me. I've been using variants of the classic emacs
slate' color theme for about 25 years. (My current favorite is bharadwaj slate'.) Could we import emacs color themes?

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3. ## create more zoom options, e.g. fit to width etc.

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Thanks for the feedback — definitely planned. :)

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Thanks for the feedback — new dashboard features are coming soon, and that’s a good one. :)

5. ## Indent with sections

I like to nest subsections like you would when writing a nested for loop in java or some other programming language. So if my section is indented with 2 tab spaces, I would like the text related to that section have the same level of indentation when a new line is forced in the editor.

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Good idea — more indentation options are definitely planned. Thanks for the feedback!

6. ## latexdiff

Provide support for running latexdiff (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/latexdiff) between two versions of a manuscript.

Many journals, after returning manuscripts to authors with comments from reviewers, ask for a marked up version of a manuscript showing tracked changes. I've always used latexdiff to generate these marked up PDFs.

It would be nice if writeLatex could add support for running latexdiff between two versions of a manuscript.

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Update: It’s not quite latexdiff, but we do now have a version comparison mode built into writeLaTeX:
https://www.writelatex.com/blog/154

Thanks for the suggestion. We’re looking at how we can integrate latexdiff. :)

7. ## [Editor UI] More or customizable line height

More air between each line in the editor improves the reading/writing experience making it more comfortable.

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Great — thanks for adding this to feedback forum :)

8. ## Add support for lilypond to engrave music in LaTeX

Install the lilypond program from http://www.lilypond.org/

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9. ## Touch scrolling of preview pane

Since clicking in the preview pane does nothing useful, it would be nice for people with touchscreens if dragging there scrolled the preview. (Currently it attempts to drag-and-drop the current page image.)

Bonus points if it won't lose editor focus, so I could keep editing and scrolling editor with PgUp/PgDn independently of scrolling the preview with my finger. (Of course non-dragging click on preview must move focus there to support using PgUp/PgDn there)

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Thanks for the suggestion — we will hopefully be adding synctex support soon, so clicking will at last do something useful, but dragging the preview image should scroll — that’s a good point.

10. ## should enable PGF 3.0.0

as pgf 3.0.0 is now on CTAN the added possibilities should be enabled -- perhaps on demand

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Thanks for the feedback. Our current plan is to enable PGF 3 when it makes it into a stable TeX Live release (hopefully TeX Live 2014), but we can look at introducing it sooner. :)

11. ## Auto indent using spaces even when tabbed.

Use tab to indent a line and write some text. Press enter.
The new line is "tabbed" but with spaces rather than a tab.

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Thanks for reporting this issue with the vim mode — we’ll look at it together with the other issue you reported.

12. ## Thanks! Very good way to make LateX files. I wish I could make index or nomenclature in the futur (filesname.nlo missing)

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We’ll be adding more control over the build process soon, which should let you handle nomenclature files. Thanks for the feedback!

13. ## Optimize for BB10

Hi, I think you should optimize ur webpage for BB10. The webpage loads fine on my Blackberry Q10, but it changes size evrytime I delete a letter. Also if i point on my trackpad to specific point in text it doesn't recognize where i pointed. Last if i delete a character it changes size very often so it's not accelerated. Other than that the page works fine, so please improve that and writelatex will be my favourite office suite. Thank you Roydebatzen

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Thanks for the feedback — we’ll see what we can do to provide better support on Blackberry.

14. ## Offer to EXTRACT an uploaded ZIP file (useful to extract folders and subfolders!)

Offer to EXTRACT an uploaded ZIP file (useful to extract folders and subfolders!)

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That’s a good idea — thanks for the feedback. :)

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That’s a nice package — we’ll add it to our compile servers. Thanks for the feedback!

16. ## Seek to label

While the cursor is in a \ref, hit a keyboard shortcut to automatically take the cursor to the label (in Visual Studio it is ctrl+b). This allows an easy way to jump around in the document

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Great suggestion! Until we get there, note that using the find (Ctrl-F) feature after selecting a label is a partial workaround.

17. ## Being able to read the log files of the current job would be very useful

Being able to read the log files of the current job would be very useful, for example to see exactly what versions of the loaded packages are used.

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Thanks for the feedback. We are working on a better way of displaying the LaTeX log. Until then, note that we do make the log available whenever there is an error in your document, so if you ever want to access the log, you can, for example, comment out your \end{document} and then use the ‘open latex log’ link in the top right. :)

18. ## Vim mode uses spaces for indentation. This should be normal tabs. (>>)

>> does not indent using tabs in vim mode. The tab key adds tabs.

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Thanks for reporting this inconsistency. We’ll see what we can do to change this in CodeMirror, the open source editing component we use (codemirror.net). :)

19. ## keep a 'search history'

It'd be nice if the editor would keep a history of past searches that one could access by using the up/down keys.

Pretty much like Google Chrome remembers past searches (smart autocompletion), the unix shell keeps a history of commands, or other editors (vim) remember commands, searches, etc.

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Great idea — thanks for the suggestion. This would be an excellent addition to CodeMirror, the open source code editor that we use (www.codemirror.net). :)

20. ## Ctrl-. should display error even when line is unknown

When there is a non-localized compile error (e.g. bibtex), the error pops up on the preview top, which is nice. But if I click elsewhere, Ctrl-. doesn't currently re-open this popup, I have to use the mouse to see it again.

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