Free multilingual IDE for LaTeX.
|Original author(s)||Ingo H. de Boer|
|Stable release||220.127.116.11 / February 10, 2013|
|Operating system||Windows NT5.1・5.2・6.x (x86 / x64)|
|Available in||Multilingual (22)|
|Type||TeX, LaTeX, Editor|
WinShell includes a text editor, syntax highlighting, project management, spell checking, a table wizard, BibTeX front-end, Unicode support, different toolbars, user configuration options and it is portable (e.g. on a USB drive). It is not a LaTeX system; an additional LaTeX compiler system for Microsoft Windows (such as MiKTeX or TeX Live) is required.
Supported languages are Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mexico Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spain Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
WinShell works with the MiKTeX, the TeX Live and the W32TeX distribution. At first start, WinShell recognizes the distribution and sets the command-line arguments automatically. Similarly with the viewer for the generated PDF documents. For Acrobat Reader, WinShell closes the PDF document before compiling. For SumatraPDF, WinShell automatically sets the correct commands to achieve forward and inverse search between WinShell and SumatraPDF.
See also 
- Comparison of text editors
- Crimson Editor, an open source Windows editor
- List of text editors
- LyX, an open source cross-platform editor and shell
- Texmaker, an open source cross-platform editor and shell
- TeXnicCenter, an open source Windows editor and shell
- LEd (formerly LaTeX-Editor), a closed source Windows editor and shell
- Kopka, Helmut; Daly, Patrick W. (November 2003). Guide to LaTeX (4th edt. ed.). Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-321-17385-6. "for windows, the two editor programs mentioned in Section 1.6.2, Winshell and WinEdt, can be highly recommended."
- Demmig, Thomas (2004). "WinShell". Jetzt lerne ich Latex 2 (in german). Pearson Education. pp. 201–207. ISBN 978-3-8272-6517-3. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- Kroonenberg, Siep (2002). "TeX For Home". MAPS (in Dutch) 27: 56–59.