Since, in my experience, writing technical research papers is a challenging task, I always try to use a writing environment that effectively supports my endeavors. If I am writing a paper in Neovim, then I now often use deoplete.nvim complete the words that I am writing in my paper.
Unlike other completion engines for Vim and Neovim,
deoplete.nvim is flexible in its capability to perform completion
from a wide variety of sources. In addition to being able to complete a word from a current buffer or a tags file, you
can configure it to use tmux-complete.vim so that it will complete words
that are evident in any of your terminals controlled by
tmux. Finally, as a technical writer, you might want to have
word completion from a dictionary, which you can enable by using neco-look.
There's one additional thing that you might want to configure if you are using Neovim and
deoplete.nvim! If you are
accustomed to using the
<TAB> key to perform completion, then you might want to install
supertab and the include the following code in your initialization file.
" Configure deoplete so that it uses tabs let g:SuperTabDefaultCompletionType = "<C-n>" inoremap <expr><TAB> pumvisible() ? "\<C-n>" : "\<TAB>"
What tools do you use to ensure that you write in an efficient and effective fashion? I invite you to contact me with your own tips for speedy technical writing.
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