Problem Statement

Currently I use VIM in a terminal to write code. All my notes are on Microsoft Word 365, which I have been using for a long while.

I tried using markdown recently, used VIM to write the code, then preview the formatting in Google Chrome but faced a lot of problems.

Since my notes have lots of equations, I use MathJax to write the equations. If I use MathJax for inserting equations in Mardown documents, using VIM, there is no easy way to tell if the equation is correctly formatted. So, I have to preview the .md file in Google Chrome with a Google Chrome Extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/markdown-viewer/ckkdlimhmcjmikdlpkmbgfkaikojcbjk?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog). However, when I load/reload/autoload the .md file in Google Chrome, it takes me to the top of the .md file, not at the last edited location, which tends to be far away from the current location.


Is there any Windows/Linux application which will show the formatted document (with images, equations etc) at the current cursor location, similar to when using Microsoft Word, when I am editing the .md file in VIM?

  • These are three very different questions. Dec 19, 2017 at 17:13
  • Do you mean, I didnt correctly tie the questions to the problem statement? Or I should break it up into different posts?
    – alpha_989
    Dec 19, 2017 at 17:18
  • Well, "preview mathjax", "syntax check mathjax/markdown', and "embed Vim in Atom" just seem entirely different questions to me. The first two are related only in that it involves mathjax. The third is completely different altogether. The answers to those three questions are very different. I recommend you ask only one question per question. Dec 19, 2017 at 17:20
  • Oh ok.. thanks for the feedback.. I didnt want to create too many questions.. so combined them in one. I will break them out separately.
    – alpha_989
    Dec 19, 2017 at 17:28
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    There's no problem with asking a bunch of questions, although it may not be a good idea to ask all 3 at the same time. Giving people a day or so to answer them may get better results. Dec 19, 2017 at 17:30


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