Gedit LaTeX Plugin
Gedit has a plugin for LaTeX which converts Gedit into a LaTeX editor. You can install the Gedit LaTeX plugin as follows :
$ sudo apt-get install gedit-latex-plugin
Once you install the plug-in, you will have to enable the plug-in in Gedit to begin using it. This is achieved by opening Gedit Preferences (
GEdit > Edit > Preferences). Then clicking on the Plugins tab and turning on the “Gedit LaTeX plugin”. Now when ever you open a TeX file, you will have access to the LaTeX menu in Gedit.
Recommended LaTeX Packages
latex-beamer– Beamer package is used to create presentations. It is an excellent LaTeX class that supports dynamic effects.
TeXPower– Is a bundle of style and class files for creating dynamic online presentations with LaTeX.
Prosper– A LaTeX class for writing transparencies.
texlive-pictures– This is a LaTeX package for drawing graphics. It contain several classes such as ‘curve’ (for creating resumes), ‘bardiag’ (for bar graphs), ‘pmgraph’ (poor man’s graphics) and so on.
texlive-latex-extra– This is a large collection of addon packages for LaTeX. The full list of classes in this package are listed here.
This is the full command I used to install LaTeX on my machine running Ubuntu Linux.
$ sudo apt-get install gedit-latex-plugin texlive-fonts-recommended latex-beamer texpower texlive-pictures texlive-latex-extra texpower-examples imagemagick