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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 ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...