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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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Linux circuitikz [closed]

I'm making my first steps with circuitikz. But I'm a bit disappointed, because despite having texlive-full, some elements from the library aren't recognized while compiling, like thyristor, ...
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Linux LaTeX template installation issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to install the IEEE template to create a .tex document. I have tried both methods of the following tutorial, but none worked: ...
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Problem with loading font metrics file [closed]

Trying to make PDF output with pdflatex halts with this message: Font T1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr8t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found After searching a bit I found that file ptmr8t.tfm is ...
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Which DVI viewer on linux?

Today, to my complete disbelief, I realized evince on Gnome 3 is not able to open DVI files. Which readers do you suggest, and why? It would prefer gnome applications of course, but I don't mind ...
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<M-i> mapping not working in Vim LatexSuite on linux

I'm running vim 7.0 on linux, with Vim LatexSuite. I'm trying to use the nifty-looking shortcut for adding items to an itemize environment. :h Alt-I <Alt-I> ...
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How to use “input” on Linux (Fedora 16)? [closed]

This seems like a trivial thing, but I can't figure out how to use input properly on Fedora. When I used Windows 7, I would put the following into my document ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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How to setup texliveonfly, on any LaTeX editor?

I'm a novice in the world of LaTeX, and I'm struggling to find a simple tutorial on how to to setup texliveonfly as part of TeX Live 2011 in any LaTeX editor. Is there anyone out there who's got ...
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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade [closed]

I have moved my TeX Live installation directories from one computer to another when I bought a newer system. I simply did a tar cfj texlive.tbz /texlive/ (the root directory where I had put TeX Live) ...
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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Script for LaTeX formula to image conversion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX to image over command line Is there a script for converting LaTeX math formulae (not document) to PNG, GIF or JPEG?
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Executing Tex Live by SSH command

I installed Tex Live by apt-get on Ubuntu, and I could access to latex commands both in Terminal and in web scripts; e.g. in PHP by shell_exec('pdflatex -version'); On a similar machine, I installed ...
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Installing full version of Tex Live

For installing Tex Live by apt-get in Ubuntu, we have two options: basic and full. I installed Tex Live from source. The installed folder is 3.1GB with 104,030 files. Obviously this full version ...
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Setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and Evince

Did anyone succeed setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince? In order to establish inverse/forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince, it is necessary to: install new TeX Live ...
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tkz-euclide.sty cannot be found

I am trying to use tkz-euclide package. I am using Fedora 16. Installed TeX Live. Everything is working well. Paths are OK. Unfortunately when I try \usepackage{tkz-euclide}, it says tkz-euclide.sty ...
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texlive does not find sty file

I am on Ubuntu 8.04 and just install TeX Live with : sudo apt-get install texlive-full. I tried to compile my .tex file with TexMaker. I get : xcolor.sty not found titlesec.sty not found How ...
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Successfully installed texlive-full but can't find it

Why is it that I can't find any icons or shortcuts of my LaTeX installation? I installed it using this: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full. But when I look at my application, I can't locate ...
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I have a problem with installing tlmgr [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system My computer runs on Fedora 15 x86-64. I installed TeX Live using my package manager, but ...
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Manually installing packages under Linux Mint 12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? I've used Kile 2.1 under Ubuntu. To manually install a package, I did the following: ...
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Finding a Ubuntu package for a sty file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I've had this problem for a while now on Ubuntu. Whenever I have a missing .sty file (right now, it's ...
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How can I manually install a LaTeX package (Debian/Ubuntu Linux)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? The Debian/Ubuntu archives typically include assemblies of many LaTeX packages for convenience of downloading ...
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Using TeX with dropbox on multiple platforms: encoding issues

I use TeX on my laptop (OS X) and on my workstation (Linux RHEL 6) and I have issues with the encoding of some files where I use accents (mostly in authors names, but also because I'm French and I ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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aspell - how to ignore references inside \citep{} and \citet{} references

I'm using aspell --version International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.60.6) to verify my tex files with the command: aspell -d pt_PT --dont-tex-check-comments -c file0.tex The ...
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How can I compile the Devanagari preprocessor in Linux?

At the moment I am writing a paper that requires some Devanagari letters. I am using the Velthuis Devanagari package. The problem is that some letters show up correctly after LaTeX-ing, but others do ...
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Latex memory usage & CPU

I want to buy a VPS with some sort of Linux on it in order to run apache, LaTeX. I need to choose processor and ram. How much does LaTeX use? What will be an appropriate configuration to run LaTeX ...
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How to open a LaTeX document where the mouse cursor points in DVI with Kile? (Inverse Search)

I think I have heard about that in somewhere but don't know where. I'm using Kile and Okular on Ubuntu, so I appreciate a solution for it. (But I think it's not depends of Kile.) But other ideas are ...
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Where can I get siamltex document class from in Debian Linux?

I just got a latex document with siamltex document class from my collaborator. Is this document class packaged in Debian Linux?
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What's the best Linux tool to do math formulas with LaTeX?

I'm using kile in Linux, but, unfortunately writing math with it is very hard. I'd like a tool to write math formulas in a easy way, like "Basic Math Input" in Mathematica software. Is there a good ...
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Where is TeXworks after installing TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15?

I've installed TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15 following the guide at the texlive site, http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html. I've got texdoc, tlmgr and so on working from the terminal but I can't ...
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Problems with opentype options under XeTeX

I am new in the LaTeX world, so I don't understand everything about it, especially about the use of fonts. I installed Linux Libertine font on my distribution (I use Gentoo, so I installed the ...
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Increase TeX capacity, as non-root

I have a LaTeX document that uses many long pgf paths, and thus compiles only if one increases the TeX "capacity" by setting save_size=50000 in texmf.cnf. Unfortunately I cannot change the ...
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How can I compile a tex with Helvetica under Linux?

I'm trying compiling this latex template example (CHI Extended Abstracts template) under linux (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (TeX Live 2010/Arch Linux) using xelatex. This is the output I'm ...
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Font portability between platforms? Windows/Linux

If I first work in Windows environment then move to Linux, do I just copy all the fonts in the Windows system font folder into the Linux system font folder? I'll be using xelatex and fontspec.
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LaTeX Font Warning on Natty Ubuntu Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to include font into document? "Font shape undefined" with latex and isodoc I am using the following in a document: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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I can't find the format file xelatex.fmt

I am a newbie to TeX. I want to use XeLaTeX for my CV, but when I try to compile with Texmaker. a get an error saying: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (TeX Live 2010) restricted ...
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XeTeX in Linux doesn't work. [closed]

I'm a newbie, and I'm trying to use xetex in Fedora15. I'm using TeXworks as my editor. but it throws back the error: /usr/bin/xetex: unrecognized option '-synctex=1' This is XeTeXk, Version ...
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TeXlive 2011 Pretest - Trouble with Synctex? [closed]

Is anyone else having trouble with synctex in the TeXlive 2011 pretest? My set-up is Emacs+Auctex+Okular (on Linux). I can't get forward-search/sync to work with TeXlive 2011. (I confirmed that my ...
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How does LaTeX find package files?

On a fresh install of TeXlive on a Linux box (Linux Mint 11) I get the following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `scalefnt.sty' not found. But the file is there: $ find /usr/ -name ...
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\fontspec or \setmainfont do not load fonts from current directory

I am trying to use GARA.TFF (Garamond) in my latex document. \setmainfont can not find the font when I try to load it from the current directory. Here is the document: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to install LaTeX on Fedora 15 ?

In order to install a framework I need to install first LaTeX on a fedora 15 machine LaTeX (optional) This is used for typesetting K definitions. Besides basic packages, the following ...
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Deciding Boolean operation in LaTeX via Linux Terminal

How do I decide a Boolean operation in LaTeX via Linux terminal? That is, I have: %myfile.tex \documentclass{article} if parameter=true is true else is false \begin{document} parameter ...
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Which LaTeX to install on Linux?

Which LaTeX distribution would you recommend for using on Linux from command line? I am looking for one with most complete coverage of packages.
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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing ...
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Correctly configuring TexWorks to work with TexLive (TUGs version)

I just downloaded TL 2010 but the packages don't seem available to TexWorks. Before I was using the version of TL supplied via Synaptic. But that was not being kept up to date so I had to download ...
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How can I install pgf/tikz by hand in Zenwalk?

I am trying to get latex (tetex) working in a recent installation of Zenwalk. The main problem is that tikZ needs to be installed "by hand" because the Zenwalk package manager netpkg can't do it by ...
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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since that I use macros to generate some of ...
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XDVI and composition managers

I am trying to use XDVI (as shipped by TeXLive 2010) in a Linux X11 desktop which is using the Compiz compositing manager. Now, when the DVI file being displayed changes, I have to click on the window ...