Recommended Packages

This sections is an overview of other Sublime Text packages, which have LaTeX or general text writing support and work together with LaTeXTools. It is recommended to install the packages using Package Control. This is neither a full list of all packages you may possible want to install nor a list of "must have" packages. However they are a collection of packages useful for tex writing you may consider to install.

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Packages used by LaTeXTools

You should install these packages. They provide data, which is used by LaTeXTools or Sublime Text.

LaTeX-cwl

The LaTeX-cwl package contains cwl files. These files are used by LaTeXTools to provide completions for commands and environments. It is highly recommended to install that package.

Dictionaries

You are a non-native English speaker and write your LaTeX documents in an other language? You still want Sublime Text to spellcheck your documents? You need Dictionaries package, because it contains spellcheck files for many languages. With LaTeXTools you can add a TeX directive a the top of the root document. E.g. % !TEX spellcheck=de_DE to spellcheck your document in German.

Packages designed for LaTeX

These packages are created especially for LaTeX.

LaTeXSmartQuotes

The only purpose of LaTeXSmartQuotes is to improve and handle quotations inside tex files. It is very handy if you switch between English, German, and French, because it auto-detect the used language. However if you only use English it will still be helpful, because it inserts the quotes you most likely want to use at that position.

LaTeXZeta

The LaTeXZeta package adds and changes features to Sublime Text you may want to use, but are missing in LaTeXTools. It is especially designed to work with LaTeXTools and enrich it with features. Be aware that after the installation some hotkeys behave different.

Packages with LaTeX support

These are general purpose packages, but their features support LaTeX.

BracketHighlighter

BracketHighlighter highlights your bracket similar to the built-in highlighter, but supports more bracket types and you can customize the highlighting style.

ExpandRegion

With ExpandRegion you can expand your selection step-by-step.

Packages for text writing

The packages in this section are useful in general. They are helpful to manage your files, use multiple selections, or write text.

MultiEditUtils

With MultiEditUtils you improve the control of your multiple selections. It has several features for it.

AlignTab

AlignTab adds a command to align tables. This can be useful for tabular and align environments.

// aligntab in tabular environment (context only available ST build 3127+)
{
    "keys": ["ctrl+l", "ctrl+alt+f"],
    "command": "align_tab",
    "args": {
        "user_input": "\\&"
    },
    "context":
    [
        { "key": "selector", "operator": "equal", "operand": "text.tex.latex meta.environment.tabular" }
    ]
},
// aligntab in math environments (for align)
{
    "keys": ["ctrl+l", "ctrl+alt+f"],
    "command": "align_tab",
    "args": {
        "user_input": "\\&"
    },
    "context":
    [
        { "key": "selector", "operator": "equal", "operand": "text.tex.latex meta.environment.math.block.be" }
    ]
},

Inc-Dec-Value

With Inc-Dec-Value you can not just increase and decrease number, but also cycle through a self defined list of words. Just select the word (eg. with ExpandRegion) and press the increase or decrease hotkey.

Example settings (Open Preferences > Package Settings > Inc-Dec-Value > Settings - User):

{
    "action_inc_all":  1,
    "action_dec_all": -1,
    "action_ins_all":  1,
    "user_enums": [
        // toggle begin and end of commands
        ["begin", "end"],
        // change section types
        ["subparagraph", "paragraph", "subsubsection", "subsection", "section", "chapter", "part"],
        // increase/decrese the font-size
        ["tiny", "scriptsize", "footnotesize", "small", "normalsize", "large", "Large", "LARGE", "huge", "Huge"],
    ]
}

SideBarTools / SideBarEnhancement

SideBarEnhancement adds a lot of functionality to the side bar. However because there was a discussion about it collecting information for anonymous statistics there has been published a fork with a subset of the features called SideBarTools.