WinEdt is a powerful and versatile text editor for Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation of [La]TeX documents... WinEdt is used as a front-end for compilers and typesetting systems, such as TeX or HTML. WinEdt's highlighting schemes can be customized for different modes and its spell checking functionality supports multi-lingual setups, with dictionaries (word-lists) for many languages available for downloading.
Although WinEdt is reasonably suitable as an all-purpose text editor it has been specifically designed and configured to integrate seamlessly with a TeX System (such as MiKTeX or TeX Live). WinEdt documentation does not cover TeX related topics in depth. You'll find introductions and manuals on typesetting with [La]TeX, as well as links to other recommended accessories, on TeX's Community Site (TUG).
Major new features in WinEdt 6.0:
- WinEdt's Interface (toolbar) has changed. A single button is now used to select and start the TeX Compiler of your choice. The drop-down menu allows you to choose from PDFLaTeX, LaTeX, XeTeX, TeX, AMSTeX, etc... Once you make your choice you can start the selected compiler by clicking on the button...
- The new interface also features context-sensitive Compile and Preview buttons. Their meaning for TeX documents can be configured through the Execution Modes Interface...
- Configuration Filters are used to make Menu Items and Toolbars visible or invisible depending on the configuration choice (MiKTeX, Tex Live, HTML, etc...)
- Console Applications are by default executed in WinEdt's own Console Window. This can be customized in the Execution Modes interface.
- Highlighting now allows specification of environment-sensitive background colors.
- Support for compiling MetaPost documents and Documented LaTeX (DTX)...
- And there is more... Click on the link What's New in WinEdt 6.0, below, for the complete list of all new features, bug fixes and changes!
IMPORTANT: All Images and Icons used by WinEdt have been redesigned and the overall appearance of WinEdt and consistency of its GUI has changed quite a bit (hundreds of hours of work went into this!).
Most users should find this an improvement (especially on Windows with Themes enabled). And for others: WinEdt 5.5 is still there (exactly as it was) and you can, of course.
Home Page - http://www.winedt.com/