# LaTeX Syntax Checker?

#### Casey Pelous

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I'm working on a document in a typesetting program called LaTeX. Very nifty program, very powerful, makes beautiful typesetting (if you're a sucker for that stuff like I am.) It blows Word's typesetting engine off the page and out the door.

It's really a scripting language, and somewhere in this document is one of those nightmare errors that fools the internal (TexStudio) syntax checker into thinking something is wrong with a couple of my tables when the error is really somewhere upstream. How I know this: I can take the alleged error-riddled code into a blank document and it renders just fine and dandy. In fact, by going back and forth from main doc to "test doc", I've narrowed down the problem area to about 1,000 lines of text.

Before I spend the rest of Saturday either fine-tooth-combing 1,000 lines of code or drowning myself in vodka, does anyone have a line on a better LaTeX syntax checker than the one built into TexStudio? Or have a clever scheme for finding this/these error/errors that are tripping the "Extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr" fatal error? I have tried running a LaTeX package designed for vim, but don't seem to be getting any sort of results with that at all. (I may be doing it wrong -- there's a vim-easy and a vim-difficult that seems to be some sort of command line contraption, and I'll bet that's the good one.)