# Scite

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SciTE is a Scintilla based text editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. The ConTeXt distribution includes files which can be used to configure SciTE for editing and building ConTeXt documents.

See also the manual mcite.pdf for details of ConTeXt support and SciTE on MacOSX 10.3 for Adam's quick-and-dirty port of SciTE to Panther/X11.

# Installing SciTE for ConTeXt

## Installing on Windows

The following procedure has been found to work, assuming that the current ConTeXt distribution is installed in the folder C:\tools\context.

• Download the SciTE Windows binaries from SciTEDownload to a suitable location on the target machine, e.g. C:\Tools\scite.
• Copy the contents of C:\tools\context\texmf-context\context\data\scite to C:\tools\scite\wscite.
• Create a batch file C:\Tools\scite\cscite.bat for use with SciTE. This runs setuptex.bat before launching SciTE. The contents of this batch file should be:
```rem Use to start SciTE for ConTeXt
@echo off
c:
cd \tools\context
call setuptex
cd \tools\scite\wscite
start scite.exe %1%
```
• After initial installation, add the following to the SciTEGlobal.properties.
`import context`
• Local settings are defined in SciTEUser.properties.

Building a ConTeXt document is as simple as opening it in the editor and pressing [F7].

### Building using MKII

SciTE builds using MKIV by default, to change to MKII alter the file context.properties as follows: Replace the line

```name.context.texexec=\$(name.context.mtxrun) --script context \$(name.texexec.flag.pdfopen)
```

with the line

```name.context.texexec=\$(name.context.mtxrun) --usekpse texexec \$(name.texexec.flag.pdfopen)
```

### Using [Cntrl-2]

The default behaviour for [Cntrl-2] is to open a PDF using GhostView, to get it to use Acrobat Reader, proceed as follows:

• Edit the file context.properties to include the line:
`name.context.acrobat=acrord32.exe`

then edit the lines beginning "command.2" as follows:

```command.2.\$(file.patterns.context)=\$(name.context.acrobat) \$(FileDir)\\$(FileName).pdf
command.2.\$(file.patterns.metafun)=
command.2.\$(file.patterns.example)=\$(name.context.acrobat) \$(FileDir)\\$(FileName).pdf
```
• Make sure that the PATH environment variable includes the directory of the Acrobat executable (e.g. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader).