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Original author(s)Benito van der Zander
Developer(s)Jan Sundermeyer, Daniel Braun, Tim Hoffmann
Initial release25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)
Stable release
4.6.3[1] / 11 August 2023; 3 months ago (2023-08-11)
Written inC++/Qt
Operating systemUnix-like, Microsoft Windows, macOS
Size23.7 MB (Microsoft Windows), 31.3 MB (Microsoft Windows USB (.zip)), 12–18 MB (Linux) (depending on the distribution), 42.7 MB (macOS), 10.5 MB (OS/2), 10.5 MB (FreeBSD), 23.2 MB (Source code)
Available in11 languages
List of languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese (simplified),Brazilian Portuguese
TypeTeX/LaTeX editor

TeXstudio is a cross-platform open-source LaTeX editor. Its features include an interactive spelling checker, code folding, and syntax highlighting. It does not provide LaTeX itself – the user must choose a TeX distribution and install it first.

Originally called TexMakerX, TeXstudio was started as a fork of Texmaker that tried to extend it with additional features while keeping its look and feel.


TeXstudio was forked from TeXMaker in 2008 as TeXMakerX.[3] Changes in the fork were mainly in the editing area with code folding, syntax highlight, text selection by column, and multiple text selections.[4] The project was initially named TeXmakerX, starting off as a small set of extensions to TeXmaker with a possibility that the additions could be merged back into the original project.

The first release of TexMakerX was released in February 2009 on SourceForge.[5] Collaborating on the SourceForge community web site reflected a preference different from the original TeXMaker development community, who maintain an independent hosting site.[6]

In August 2010, concerns were raised about potential confusion between the newer TeXMakerX project on SourceForge, and the older TeXMaker project at xm1math.net.[7] In June 2011, the project was renamed as TeXstudio.[8]

The TeXstudio community acknowledges that "TeXstudio originates from Texmaker", but "significant changes in features and the code base have made it to a fully independent program".[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Changelog on TeXstudio website
  2. ^ Texstudio Mercurial repository, aboutdialog.cpp file
  3. ^ TexMakerX on Mein LaTeX-Forum (in German)
  4. ^ Un fork de TeXMaker Archived 2017-05-17 at the Wayback Machine on "Forums de l'Informatique pour les Mathématiques | LaTeX" on MathemaTeX (in French).
  5. ^ TeXstudio News on texstudio.sourceforge.net.
  6. ^ TeXstudio News on texstudio.sourceforge.net.
  7. ^ Fork or buggy clone? on texstudio.sourceforge.net.
  8. ^ TeXstudio News on texstudio.sourceforge.net
  9. ^ About on TeXstudio Home page

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