-- compatible with WinEdt version(s) 10, 9, 8, 7 --


FasTeX is a system of keyboard shortcuts for speeding up the typing of TeX from the keyboard. It replaces any keyboard shortcut by the equivalent TeX command or group of commands in LaTeX or AMS-LaTeX. The use of FasTeX can speed up the typical user's typing input by a factor of about 3. This speed up is achieved by not only faster inputting, but through the fact that it avoids simple typing errors.


Open the macro file Install.edt in WinEdt, and execute it by choosing Macros | Execute Current Macro.


Open the macro file Uninstall.edt in WinEdt (also available in %b\Uninstall\FasTeX folder), and then execute it by choosing Macros | Execute Current Macro.


FasTeX does not conflict with normal English usage; however, versions of FasTeX suitable for foreign languages would require the replacement of certain shortcut names. To avoid language conflicts, FasTeX for WinEdt uses space bar twice to expand all shortcuts.

If you typeset only in English you can (probably) change the trigger key to a single space bar inside FasTeX.ini and then load the changed script.


For WinEdt 7.x:

For WinEdt 8.x, 9.x:

For WinEdt 10.x:

Package contributed by Bernhard Enders <>