These are accumlated things that are at least somewhat worth knowing, usually
they're things that have bugged me. This page is half as much or more for my
reference than for yours.
There are more flavors of tex than most people really care to ever know
about, but I personally (and I think most folks in my field at least) use
exclusively LaTeX. Unfortunately, Vim defaults to plain TeX. To fix this,
let g:tex_flavor = "latex"
to your .vimrc file. For more info see
File-type based line-wrapping
If you're not familiar with vim's textwidth feature, read up on it at
:help tw in vim. It's useful to have this set automatically for
certain file types (e.g. LaTeX). In your .vimrc:
autocmd FileType tex setlocal textwidth=78
Map ; --> :
I'm lazy, and vim's ; command isn't that useful to me
So instead I remap plain ; to :, and if I really want the
; command I simply hit ; twice relativly quickly. In your
; Repeat latest f, t, F or T [count] times
map ; :
noremap ;; ;
Editing a file over ssh over a tethered 3G connection that barely has a bar?
(Come on, who hasn't had to do that...?) Try
Use :redraw if things really get wonky.