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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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amsthm.sty package instalation problem under Linux

Im using Texmaker 3.2 under Linux Mint 13 Maya and I have problem with installing amsthm package. When I typed: \begin{theorem} some theorem \end{theorem} I got ! LaTeX Error: Environment theorem ...
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TeXmaker in Ubuntu does not autocomplete bibliography items

I was using TeXstudio in Windows, now I switched to TeXmaker in Ubuntu. I love it, but one thing is missing. In TeXstudio, whenever I type \cite{ the autocomplete window appeared with the name of my ...
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Why is compiling latex in OSX significantly slower than on linux, in a virtual machine, on the same computer?

I have a computer with OSX Mavericks (10.9) running on it, as well as a debian wheezy VM on the same machine, assigned a conservative 2/8 of the cores, and 4Gb/16Gb ram. On the VM I have texlive-base ...
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Call for Bibtex fails [closed]

I am having problems when I try to run bibtex with both TEXmaker and in the terminal. I'm using centOS. In w8 everything runs ok, and I get the final pdf with correct references. In Linux though, ...
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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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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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Texlive-math-extra and texlive-latex-extra packages cannot be installed

I am using Fedora 19, TexMaker and TeX Live. When I tried to compile my .tex document, I got the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `stmaryrd.sty' not found I found out that the file is a ...
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Bibliography aux file mismatch (.aux.bcf versus .bcf)

I have migrated from OS X/TeXShop to Linux/TeXMaker. Something in the configuration must be different, because my project doesn't build the bibliography any longer. I tried the sequence pdflatex > ...
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How to solve “! LaTeX Error: File `todonotes.sty' not found” in Linux?

I'm running Fedora 20 and trying to compile the following simple document: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...
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How do I write documents using llncs.cls without having to put it in the same folder as the document? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux Mint, with the TeX Live distro and Texmaker as my editor. Basically, I would like to be able to use llncs.cls as a document class without having to always put that file in with the ...
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Enable portuguese language in babel in a gentoo linux system

How can a language be enabled in babel on a gentoo linux system? texlive has been installed using the system package management software.
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I cant get mathptmx to work:

I have wasted one whole working day trying to get mathptmx to work. In texmaker I get this error when doing a quick build or pdflatex: ! I can't find file `rsfs10'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; ...
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Create own central templates

I worked with LaTeX for a short while and now I'd like to create my own templates for e.g. handouts. Here is a example for the beginning of my handout template: ...
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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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Manual TexLive install---Texworks collection doesn't show up. Should I just use Ubuntu/Debian Texworks package?

I just installed LaTeX on my system, which is a Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) 32-bit installation on a 64-bit Lenovo e420. I originally had used apt-get to install the base Ubuntu package along with ...
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teTeX Distribution in Slackware

I have installed slackware 14. It has an in-built support for TeX. The distributions provided are teTeX and eTeX. Does it make a difference if I install TeXLive 2013? Secondly, I am not able to ...
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Problem with completion in TexMaker on Elementary OS

I have a problem with Texmaker on my OS (Elementary OS - Luna, with kernel is Ubuntu 12.04). When I type a few words of the command (for example, the word \begin{document}), it doesn't appear in the ...
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New to LaTeX, PATH to LaTeX is resetting every time exit the terminal

ALSO POSTED HERE I didn't know about this tex.stackexchange untill after that post ...
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What packages do I need to install in Linux for running Latex? [duplicate]

I want to know how does Latex work in Linux? What packages do I need to install to use Latex? Thanks.
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two t characters next to each other form one tt glyph

I am using xelatex and linux libertine font. When I write in my text something that contains two t characters next to each other, such as "rotten", it changes these two ts into one tt character. It ...
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Winefish autocompletion problem

My OS is ubuntu. Winefish does not autocomplete unless I press Ctrl + Space, which is a shortcut to change input method. How to change the shortcut for winefish autocompletion? Any help or suggestions ...
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epstopdf / ghostscript can't find fonts

I have the following setup $ epstopdf --version epstopdf ($Id: epstopdf.pl 31784 2013-09-27 22:43:16Z karl $) 2.18 $ gs --version 9.10 $ tex --version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2014/dev) $ uname -a ...
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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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Texmaker + User Command + Launching graphical editor

I'm trying to customize Texmaker to my needs. I use git to version my documents, so I would like to set a user command to git-commit. An editor should then be invoked to receive my commit message. ...
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Force use of tex live in /usr/local/ instead of old copy in /usr/bin

The TeX live installation bundled with TeXmaker in ubuntu (Xubuntu 11.10) is ancient and was breaking the acronym package (and who knows what else) so I though I'd update by installing using ...
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Biolinum missing greek letters

I have texlive installed (via the repositories) on ubuntu 13.10. The version number it lists is 2013.20130722, so I figure this is texlive 2013? I have a Biolinum font file with path ...
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texdoc won't work?

When i type the command "texdoc texdoc" in xterm it says: Sorry, no documentation found for texdoc. If you are unsure about the name, try searching CTAN's TeX catalogue at ...
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Setting up LaTeX with Sublime Text 2 - Linux

I'm looking for some help setting ST2 up with LaTeX, so far I have downloaded texLive from here and have uncompressed it and ran ./install-tl. I have also installed LaTeXTools on ST2. When I try to ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing package in TeX Live with kpathsea

I use to put packages in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/ and to run texhash after. Now, with kparthsea, it seems not working. Where do I need to put my packages in order to TeX Live "sees" them or is ...
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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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Texmaker Package Management for Linux [duplicate]

I'm using Texmaker on Linux Mint 15. I previously used Texmaker on Windows, with the MiKTeX package manager to automatically download required packages for me. Is there a similar tool I can use on ...
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convert (xe)latex with non-english character to html

I have an exact problem as this post. I have checked the answers there, and found a probable reply here. Sad that I am in linux, and cannot use bat file. Pasted is my latex file, which compiles well ...
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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} ...
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Packages options not recognized

I installed TeX Live and I have a document containing this line: \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} The document used to compile years ago, but now it does not seem to find utf8x. What I did to install ...
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Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14 [duplicate]

For an unknown to me reason, LaTeX started giving me this error: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14. It throws the error even before it starts reading the file, so even if I ...
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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 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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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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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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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (from 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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Is it possible to open a video file via a link in beamer?

I have searched through posts like "embedded video in PDF", it seems that this feature is only available in Adobe Acrobat. So I just thought the alternative solution: open a video file (using system ...
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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 ...