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TeXlipse (aspell for Mac)

Eclipse is an IDE for everything. There are at least two plugins for Latex. I'm using texlipse. You need aspell and can get a Mac OS X version here. [cocoAspell]. After installation it will be available at /usr/local/bin/aspell

  1. There is a nice simple table editor. Yay!
  1. There is a small bug in the project setup. I like to keep projects under my directory structure, not under .eclipse. In texlipse if you click 'Create project at external location' and select a folder, then fill out project name, it will get created under .eclipse. You need to first fill out project name, then click 'Create ...' and then choose the directory.
  2. When you create a new file, it tries to open the editor but dies with some error. Closing the editor window and double clicking on the file opens it
  3. Outline view does not work
Too many bugs, things not working, going back to texmaker... The good thing is that I found aspell for Mac, that integrates nicely with the system preferences etc.


  1. I installed as you suggested with terminal. But after instalation I couldn't configure aspell for texlipse, because I couldn't find location of aspell while browsing aspell command. Where is usr/bin

    Thank you very much in advance...

  2. I have't used texlipse for a long while. I think though, you need to hit Command+G in finder to enter /usr/local/bin, because finder hides it from you

  3. I am sorry, but it doesn't work. What is the main directory for this usr? where should I start?

    I need to do this immediately, I installed aspell with using your terminal commands. It installed i guess but I couldn't configure

  4. Ok I managed to find the folder but which file should be browsed for configuring aspell in texlipse preference

  5. Hello,

    Here is my environment:
    Mac OS 10.6.3, Eclipse Galileo + Texlipse, cocoAspell 2.1

    Eclipse Preferences: (Texlipse)
    Directory for main dictionaries: /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0

    Directory for user dictionaries: /Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0

    Aspell command:

    Aspell arguments:
    -a -t –lang=en_GB –encoding=iso8859-1 –personal=/Library/Application Support/cocoAspell/aspell6-en-6.0-0/en.pws

    Using the above config, the spelling (check spelling under Latex Menu in Eclipse) does not work!

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

  6. Hi Anon,

    Sorry I can't help you there. I've migrated to LyX.


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