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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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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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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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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found

I'm using Fedora 21 as OS and Texmaker to compile my tex files, recently I used minitoc package but I got always the same error ! ! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found. I tried to install the ...
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How can I change the converter for SVGs previews in LyX?

I've been using SVG files in my LyX documents, on Arch Linux (LyX 2.1.1), but found that when converting to PDF, the default rsvg-convert does a poor job, with many artifacts (e.g. lost text, lost ...
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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. ...
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How can I see two tex-files in TeXstudio simultaneously?

I would like to open two .tex files in TeXstudio side by side. I can image two possible answers, but I did not figure out how to exactly do it: Find a split screen button in TeXstudio (like in kate ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 I use macros to generate some of the ...
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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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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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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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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} ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex?

I have seen they're are a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it! I have fedora 20 with texlive-full and biber version 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora ...
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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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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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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} ...
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Including remote files in LaTeX documents [closed]

I do all my research/thesis stuff on my local computer (Windows). Most of my big data stuff, analysis files and graphs (usually all pdf files) rest on a remote university server (Linux). Now consider ...
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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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Latex compilers with parallel support

Are there any latex compilers which support parallel compilation for a book? For example, the chapters in a multi-part latex document can potentially be compiled on separate cores to speed up ...
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Slow compilation without sudo

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 ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background There is a .cls file that pdflatex should 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 to ...
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PDF in Texmaker does not update changes

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon). I am using the embedded PDF-Viewer in Texmaker. Now when I make a quick build and click the arrow left of pdf-viewer, the old PDF without the changes stays ...
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TeXstudio's auto completion is completely not working on Fedora 20

I am a novice to the TeX community, and I am running Fedora 20 x64 on my workstation, with kernel version 3.17. I installed TeXlive and TeXstudio via yum, and compilation seems to be working fine for ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect [closed]

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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how to create article with multiple (unicode) languages

I want to create a book that will help Asian people learn English. The requirements are - the book should contain text from 2 different languages, say, Hindi and English. I tried this multi-lingual ...
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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, ...