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texstudio doesnt add new works to dictionary via context menu

I have TeXstudio 2.10.8 in Ubuntu 16.10. When I right click on misspelled word and try to add it manually by selecting "add to dictionary", it doesn't work and later the word will be marked as ...
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getting started with Texmaker biblatex and biber

i try to create a simple tex document which uses \cite. my problem is not the document itself, but the software to get properly set up. i am using ubuntu mate 16.04 LTS i installed texmaker 4.5 - ...
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ConTeXt is loading fonts, dependent on the cwd

I have a ConTeXt source file: ~/foo/mwe.tex \definefontfamily [mwe] [serif] [EBGaramond] \setupbodyfont [mwe,14pt] \starttext `If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.' -- Donald ...
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Why is tlmgr so slow?

I would like to install extra packages in the ShareLatex 0.2.0 Docker image, but it have a 2016 tlmgr and a 2015 texlive, so not optimal. When I do the following tlmgr option repository ftp://tug....
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Install newtx on Linux

I'm coming from this issue Problem with new MNRAS style files / newtx on arXiv. I'd like to install the newtx package on Linux Mint. What texlive bundle should I install?
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ConTeXt: what is ~/texmf folder and what is its relation with /usr/share/texmf

First of all, I am a complete noob in TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt/WhaTeVeR, so please be gentle. OK so I installed ConTeXt (version 2013.84.svn30044-18.5) on my OpenSuSE 42.1 using the official repository, and ...
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Change package search paths

I was previously running a manually installed TeXlive 2013 (as in https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html). Now I have removed this with the according button in tlmng (TeXlive Manager) and ...
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pdflatex/lualatex called from shutdown script can not find installed packages

At work I have set up a little backup script on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 machine. The script backs up my machine to an external hard drive. After this is done it copies a LaTeX project to my Dropbox and ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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How best to run LaTeX on a system with few resources

I've been running LaTeX for about a decade on my Macs and I've picked up a Dell Chromebook for travelling (to install Linux via Crouton). Pretty much the only reason to do this over a tablet is that I ...
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I can't write on file `elsarticle-template.spl'

I'm trying to compile elsarticle with a fresh texlive ubuntu repository distribution. it worked flawlessly on windows so my file is in order. Linux texmaker complains that \immediate\openout\splwrite=...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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Force acrobat to render asymptote's figure with antialias [closed]

Does anybody know how to force Acrobat to display interactive 3D objects created by Asymptote with nice antialiasing? (during PRC interaction). In Acrobat Linux 9.4, I see this (note the pixelated ...
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Latex install packages in home

I am using latex on a Linux system without root-access but I am missing several style files for compilation. ! LaTeX Error: File `currvita.sty' not found. I know that I could copy the missing files ...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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Texmaker and Linux Mint package issues

I'm new to Tex and I've just installed Texmaker from the Linux Mint software manager. Upon trying to start using a template I found (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/short-sectioned-assignment), ...
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sublime text latex autocompletion for all available packages

I installed the plugin latex-cw on sublime text 3, and this plugin is cool, because it shows me completion for a lot of latex commands. The problem is, if I install or use a new package, latex-cw won'...
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Linux PNG not compiling on Windows

I'm creating .png image plots using the Python library matplotlib on Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm writing a LaTeX document and want to include that image: \includegraphics{myplot.png} I'm getting the ...
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Where can I find the latex Local Guide (for TeXLive on Mint)

I am working through the "The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2ε" by Oetiker et al. It contains dozens of references to a so-called "Local Guide", that would clarify some more system-specific ...
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How to select the directories such that TeX Live is installed in my home?

I would like to install TeX Live in my home folder, so that I do not have to reinstall it each time I change from one Linux distribution to another. When installing TeX Live through the install-tl ...
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TexStudio crashes on the first run with texlive

I installed texlive following the instructions given in the official quick install. I added the path and run latex small2e and everything works fine. Then I installed texstudio via the aptitude. ...
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TexStudio 2.10.8 menu bar does not appear in Linux Mint [closed]

I use the latest distribution of TeXstudio by compiling the source package in Linux Mint manually. Recently I upgraded my system to 17.3 and my TeXstudio to 2.10.8, however, the menu bar is lost when ...
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TexLive on Fedora 23

I'm trying to use Fedora 23 as OS, but I'm in trouble as my .tex document isn't compiling. To be more precise, my document compiles great under my current setup on windows (TexLive2015, full-scheme). ...
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Use custom font family in markdown with pandoc and Ubuntu/Linux Mint? [duplicate]

I have some custom fonts that I've installed on my system, and I'd like to utilize them when writing in Markdown. Currently I'm using pandoc and texlive extensions to convert Markdown to nice looking ...
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XeLaTeX fontspec on Fedora 20

It's not recognizing \setmainfont as a command, if I understand this right. I switched to XeTeX from PDFTeX so I could use an OTF file on my system. This works no problem on my OS X 10.10 machine ...
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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces ...
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Is a document compiled with pdfLaTeX which includes a Form environment (hyperref) likely to compatible with the standard Linux pdf viewer?

I'll offer the disclaimer that, in my question, I may have been stretching the truth when I said `a' Form environment. The Form environment is implemented in a .cls file to which there are multiple ...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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LateXTools preview using Okular instead of Evince?

I'm using LateXTools in Sublime 3 running under elementary OS 0.3. After compiling a .tex file, the PDF viewer Evince opens up to see the final PDF. I want to change this to open Okular instead. I'...
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Setting up winefish to compile sweave

The winefish latex editor has a "texbox" field in the preferences window, which tells it how to do various things, like PDFlatex for example. There is something about regular expressions, a command ...
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Automatically download and install packages from CTAN to compile a specific document

While working with some of my co-workers it happens that we have different versions of TeXLive. Because of that, some of them cannot compile my documents due to package missing. A question came to my ...
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Spiritus asper works on Debian, not on Ubuntu

I'm trying to typeset the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[LGR]{fontenc} \newcommand{\textgreek}[1]{\begingroup\fontencoding{LGR}\selectfont#1\endgroup} \begin{document} \textgreek{...
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tlmgr and apt-get

I use LaTeX on a computer running Ubuntu Linux 14. To install the extension 'standalone', I can do apt-get I could determine that 'standalone' extension is included in the 'texlive-latex-extra' ...
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PDF previewer with latextools / sublime in Linux?

I use Ubuntu and Sublime2. I was reading through the latextools readme, and got .tex files to compile and produce a PDF file with latextools in sublime. However, I thought that the PDF was supposed ...
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Fail to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed with untarring fail error using the ISO image

I'm trying to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed, kernel 4.1.6 x86_64, but it failed to untar some packages and then abort installation. As for as I'm concerned, the install-tl script is ...
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Updating from an old enumitem package - Lubuntu

I've installed Texmaker on my netbook running LXLE (built on Lubuntu 12.04) and when I tried to compile a file I'd been working on with Texmaker on Windows, I get an error saying: Unknown option ...
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Editors that can hide footnotes/endnotes while writing

Are there any LaTeX editors for Linux (or any other platform, for that matter) that are able to collapse or otherwise remove footnotes and footnote citations from the text? I often have long footnotes ...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive [closed]

This is a question concerning two areas. OSs and creating pdf-documents from LaTex-scripts. The point is the following. When I create a pdf-file under Linux using pdflatex, I can open the file under ...
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How to incorporate a TEXMF tree managed by distro's package manager when using TeX Live from upstream on a GNU/Linux system?

I am using upstream's TeX Live on a GNU/Linux system with default paths except for the use of symbolic links to facilitate switching between different versions of TL. So, for example, TEXMFMAIN is /...
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How to install a package for latex in linux

When I compile my tex file in linux using latex filename, I get the error that changepage.sty is missing. How should I install the package? thanks a lot.
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Debugging texlive-pgf sources [closed]

I've recently changed operating systems (from Ubuntu 14.04 to Fedora 22) and this means in particular that I now have a newer version of the pgf package. To be precise, it is this version: texlive-pgf-...
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Basic Tex how to install packages?

I just installed Basic Tex and now of course I need to install additional packages. I tried tlmgr install <pkg> But I get the error message: You don't have permission to change the ...
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Convert .tex file into PNG without ImageMagick

I'm noob in TeX. Would it be possible to convert a .tex file into PNG without installing ImageMagick? Is there a standalone method that I can use?
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latex-suite (vim-latex) \cite F9 bibliography completion not working

I use latex-suite (vim-latex) to edit tex file with vim. But the action \cite{F9 doesn't do anything at all (i.e., no splitted window with bibliography entries as expected). Could anybody out there ...
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Where is .texsprofile in TexStudio Linux?

I'm trying to use a more stylish dark theme in TexStudio (installed using apt-get) on Ubuntu 64-bit. Where can I find .texsprofile? All of the other relevant TeX.SX questions deal with Windows or Mac ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [closed]

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ~/....
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Using the TeX Live fonts in xelatex

If one have installed the Vanialla TeX Live 2015 (i.e. by hand not via packages) on Ubuntu. An MWE like this does not compile with xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[...
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My PSTricks is broken: empty output from pst-vowel example [closed]

Consider the following example from the pst-vowel manual (http://ctan.cs.uu.nl/macros/latex/contrib/pst-vowel/pst-vowel.pdf): \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tipa,pst-vowel} \begin{document} \...
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Problem with loading mathb font metrics file (in Linux)

I have a .tex file which works fine under Windows/MikTeX, but fails to produce a PDF in Linux Mint 17/TeXLive 2013. I looked through various similar questions posted on this site, but none seemed to ...
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Slow compilation without sudo [closed]

With any *.tex file, even with almost empty template, tex, latex, pdflatex commands takes ages to compile it. strace shows excessive amount of stat calls to all the files in my home directory, which ...