I use to write everything in LaTeX.
Until April (when the Jaunty version of Ubuntu was released) I used the Kile editor, however, the new version of Kile wasn’t satisfactory (to me)… So I went back in time to an old friend, Emacs.
To install Emacs
$ sudo apt-get instal emacs
It is a really powerful editor (and much more than an editor), which allows one to compile, auto-completion, spell-check, et cetera.
For help on LaTeX environment, open a .tex file using
C-x C-f /path/to/file.tex
if you have emacs running, or launching
$ emacs /path/to/file.tex
from the terminal, then type
and the Emacs’ LaTeX help will appear.
NOTE: C- means hold Control button while press the next letter.
For flying spell check, use
If you need another language dictionary, italian for example, install it
$ sudo apt-get install iitalian
and chenge it typing in Emacs
M-x ispell-change-dictionary italiano
NOTE: M- means hold Alt button while press the next letter.