The TeXlipse plugin adds LaTeX editing support to the Eclipse IDE. It provides both LaTeX and BibTeX editors, a project creation wizard, and a complete user manual of the editor functions. Additional features include syntax highlighting, document outline, section folding, command completion, cite and ref completion, templates, builder integration, viewer integration with inverse search, and more. The plugin makes it possible for LaTeX documents to be edited and built like normal projects in an IDE, and the viewer support makes it easy to check the outcome.
prerex is an interactive (command-line) editor and a LaTeX macro support package that can be used to create very attractive and readable prerequisite charts. A graphical front-end for the editor also provides a prerex-enabled PDF viewer. A prerequisite chart is a network of course boxes linked by prerequisite and co-requisite arrows.
Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library. It can read markdown and (subsets of) reStructuredText, HTML, and LaTeX, and it can write markdown, reStructuredText, HTML, LaTeX, DocBook, OpenDocument XML, RTF, ODT, GNU Texinfo, MediaWiki markup, and S5 HTML slide shows. Pandoc extends standard markdown syntax with footnotes, embedded LaTeX, and more. A compatibility mode is provided for those who need a drop-in replacement for Markdown.pl. Included wrapper scripts make it easy to convert markdown to PDFs and Web pages to markdown documents. It has a modular design where the addition of a new input or output format requires only the addition of a reader or writer module.
dvipng makes PNG or GIF graphics from DVI files obtained from TeX and its relatives. Its benefits include speed; it uses very fast bitmap-rendering code for DVI files. Furthermore, it does not read the postamble, so it can be started before TeX finishes. It supports PK, VF, PostScript Type1 (via FreeType or t1lib), and TrueType fonts (via FreeType), color specials, can render CJK fonts, and more.
LaTeX::Table is a Perl module that provides functionality for an intuitive generation of LaTeX tables. It ships with some predefined, good-looking table styles. This module supports multi-page tables via the xtab and longtable LaTeX packages. For publication quality tables, it utilizes the booktabs package. It also supports the tabularx and tabulary packages for nicer fixed-width tables. Furthermore, it supports the colortbl package for colored tables optimized for presentations. The ltpretty program makes it easy to use this module from within a text editor such as Vim or emacs.