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Install MikTex shared for dual booting Linux/Windows [duplicate]

I have a dual booting machine, and I want to be able to work on my documents regardless of the OS I'm in. I can easily install MikTex in both OS independently. However, I think is a waste of space ...
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Ipe can't find pdflatex

Okay I installed texlive 2012, just by following the guides from http://www.tug.org/texlive/. Now when I downloadend, compiled and installed ipe7, the latest version. Now when I try something, ...
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Path for global figures

I know that I can save some styles files to be used for all users simply loading it on preamble. I'd like to know where save some figures to have the same effect, that is, any user could insert the ...
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pythontex3.py does not compile very simple xelatex file

I have the following environment LinuxMint 15 (which has python2.7 and 3.3 as part of its install. I installed Texlive, Texworks, Pygments for 2.7 and 3. Working with Texworks and creating xelatex ...
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add texmf tree to TeX Live [duplicate]

I'm new to TeX Live. I know in MiKTeX it's very easy to add multiple paths using "MiKTeX Settings". But how can I do this in TeX Live? The directory I want to add is /usr/share/R/share/texmf It's ...
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Installing new style files in Linux [duplicate]

Closure of this question was unnecessary. My question is not a duplicate of the one linked to. My questions are Linux specific and ask for advice about using Kile on Linux. My question refers to more ...
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How to add unavailable document class for LyX on Linux?

I need the IEEEtran document class, and LyX asked for IEEEtran.cls. I have found it googling, now how do I install it? I've found a similar questions but that's for LyX on Mac; but I'm on Ubuntu (not ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Zero error, but no PDF

I just installed texlive2012 on the new distribution Mageia 3, as well as the libertine font .rpm packages. I have a problem with this code : \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Where is TeXLive after i installed it via terminal ?

What i want install LaTeX for Linux on Mint 14 OS What i did download LaTex from http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html i installed this package: install-tl.zip successfully installed ...
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telling luaotfload where to look for fonts

The documentation of luaotfload states that on Linux fontconfig is used to find the font locations. However all fonts I install in /usr/share/local/fonts edit: /usr/local/share/fonts(as I don't want ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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Directory in the search path of LaTeX System

From the Acrotex installation manual: "Placement. The ZIP file installs in a folder called acrotex, so place the ZIP file in a directory in the search path of your LATEX system where you want the ...
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TeX live 2012 full installation on gentoo linux

What is the "gentoo-way" to install the latest full TeX live collection? I know the tex live installer script to install the complete collection manually, but I would prefer to "emerge" a gentoo ...
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latexmk separate build directory

I'm trying to use latexmk for the first time in Ubuntu. My project directory is the following: Project src build images In the src directory are the .tex and .bib files. I want the .aux, .bbl, ...
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Latex - Segoe font - font spec package [closed]

I am trying to create a presentation using latex (texmaker) - Beamer I was wondering how to use segoe font in latex. I searched the forums like crazy to install the fontspec package but I had no ...
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How to set up winefish to use LuaTex

I need to write a document that uses Calibri. The internet is telling me that I need to use something called "LuaTeX" to do this. I use WineFish, which is a lightweight TeX editor, in ubuntu. ...
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Error during installation of TeXLive 2012 in Fedora [duplicate]

I am facing problems while trying to install TeXLive 2012 on fedora. I did the following- Unzipped the package. Navigated to the location of install-tl. Typed in ./install-tl I got the following ...
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How to correct install PSCyr font in Linux? [closed]

How to correct install PSCyr font on Linux? I try to install it in ~/.texmf-var but this doesn't help. And into local tree: /usr/local/share/texmf - nothing.
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background I have a .cls file that I would like pdflatex to use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How ...
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Which Linux distributions support recent TeX Live with package manager?

I am currently having massive issues getting TeX Live to run on Ubuntu 12.04, so I am considering running a VM on VirtualBox with another Linux distribution that has better support for the latest TeX ...
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Definition of the TEXINPUTS variable

I am using TeX Live 2012/Debian on Linux Mint 14. I am wondering what the right definition of the TEXINPUTS variable is.
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How to work with two encodings?

I'll try to explain my problem here. I know that there are many posts dealing with this but I'm still confused. We have many files from different machines with different systems. The important is: ...
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Something like ebooktex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use LaTeX to produce Epub Can we generate an ebook in the free open standard EPUB or EPUB-3 directly from LaTeX? I'm using Kile on a Linux system. -- Please refer to: ...
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How to run TeX from the command line interface in Linux

Even though I can find this command hiding somewhere on the internet, I though it might be useful to have it up here for the LaTeX community in general. How does one run TeX from the command line ...
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Fedora manual installation and dependencies

Following answers on this website (like: How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17? and Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 ) I installed texlive manually on fedora and it works flawlessly. The problem I ...
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work on documents on Linux and Windows (umlaut, newline)

We work on a latex document with three persons using emacs on linux, emacs on windows and texniccenter on windows. We encountered problems with umlauts and linebreaks. I would like to know: We ...
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override system search path

I've installed texlive-2012 on my local user account (under linux), the system has the older version (texlive-2007) in which some packages are missing and I don't have root permission to install those ...
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Latex ignores blank space after capital letters

I am having a weird problem. When I compile my documents, Latex drops white spaces between words. This happens only after capitalized letters. For example, R reports the standard OLS SE, instead of ...
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Which PDF viewers for Linux support Beamer's second screen options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Note page showing the next frame Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux? I have tried evince and Adobe Reader on Linux, but neither ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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Displaying Linux commands in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Syntax Coloring in LaTeX Unix Command Highlighting latex I am after some advice on how to display Linux terminal commands into LaTeX, so that they are indented and ...
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Adobe Garamond and LaTeX (Linux)

I'm currently writing a math-heavy Ph.D. thesis (more about this in a minute) and, as I truly love Adobe Garamond, I would like to use it. However, given its cost, I would like to make sure that I ...
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Using TikZ on Linux (Lyx)?

I've recently upgraded to Linux, and without MikTeX I really have no idea how to manage my packages. What should I do in order to use TikZ on Lyx in Linux? Edit: oh yeah, I forgot: Linux is Ubuntu ...
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Copying LaTeX packages from another machine

I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If ...
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Issues when using inverse/forward search with vim and xdvi (linux)

I am using vim 7.3.35 with the vim-latexsuite on ubuntu. After googling around I managed to setup forward/inverse search with xdvi by adding the following to my .vimrc: let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = ...
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Tranferring Texmaker settings from Windows to Linux

In principle, this could turn out to be a very stupid question. But, let me ask this right away: I am very happy with Windows that I am planning to shift to a Linux distribution later today. So, my ...
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Make LaTeX recognize local files in Dropbox under Linux

I have some local LaTeX files in Dropbox and have not been able to make LaTeX recognize them. It does find my local texmf folder, but that doesn't help me. I am working under Fedora 17 and uname -r ...
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Why does pdflatex stall when called by NIS Users?

I ran into a very strange problem recently: I'm administrating Mandriva Linux in a networked setup where users authenticate via NIS. We noticed that pdflatex simply stalls with no error messages and ...
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How to use Times Roman (Nimbus Roman) with fontspec under Linux and LuaLaTeX

Times Roman under Linux is usually Nimbus Roman. If I use the times package, Nimbus Roman will be embedded successfully, as a Type 1 font. Now I want to use the fontspec package to load it. This a ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Convert TGA to PDF automatically

For my latex document, I have image files in tga format that I'd like to include. I want to convert them into pdf so latex can scale them without loose of precision. By now, I just did this with ...
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Latex editor for Linux that allows multiple instances

I have always used Texmaker, but I'm at the point now where I am writing multiple documents at the same time (e.g., thesis and paper). Additionally, I like to have my work organized into different ...
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problem with pk fonts with texlive in linux [closed]

I have installed TexLive 2012 on a Linux CentOS 5.8 via the user root. The installation has been placed at /usr/local/texlive/2012; but for some reason, some pk fonts were placed at ...
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Suppress latex output in scripts

I run a sequence of latex commands from a bash script. Since the latex output polutes the scripts own output I would like to suppress it. But sending the output to /dev/null will make the latex ...
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How to work with LaTeX such that files are interchangeable linux/unix/windows?

I am mosly using pdflatex. One recurring problem is that the encoding used on Linux (my system), UTF8, is different from on Windows, I use \inputencoding{utf8} on Windows one must use (well, to ...
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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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\includemedia won't play video

the code seems to be correct, with compilation no error appears. The code is \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Singapore} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{frame}\frametitle{Title} ...