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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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How to install the newest TeXLive version on Linux Mint 17?

Because of tcolorbox I need the newest version of TeXLive! But how to get it on Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon? I tried to install it with some PPA's which doesn't worked. What to do? Kind regards!
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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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What Chinese fonts can I rely on to be in Mac and Linux?

See this comment; I am involved in a project that needs to have (automatic) XeLaTeX compilation of various language files on both Mac and Linux (usually Fedora or Debian or Ubuntu), and apparently ...
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Beamer + media9: acrobat reader closed automatically after playing embedded video

I don't know whether the question is related to latex or linux. I've played embedded mp4 video successfully in linux (ubuntu) environment using acrobat reader 9.4.1. But, I've one problem, the ...
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Installing LYX&TexLive on Linux Mint 17 with Hebrew support

I'm trying to run install-tl-ubuntu script with "--hebrew" option, then install the LYX package from the repos. When I run install-tl-ubuntu I get the following error (see the original on ...
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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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Beamer pdf generated with pdflatex on Linux won't open with Windows/Adobe Reader

Apologies if this question is a duplicate, but I couldn't find anyone with the same problem as me: I'm using TexMaker 4.1 to compile .pdf's with the pdflatex command. My operating system is Linux ...
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Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince

If I try to print a PDF produced with pdflatex from within the Evince document viewer on Debian Wheezy, the print output is garbled. This is also true if I "print to file": it looks as shown below. ...
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How to fix texstudio gui compatibility in linux mint dual monitor setup?

My texstudio clickable menus do not pull up whenever I have the dual monitor setup on my linux mint computer. How to fix texstudio gui compatibility in linux mint dual monitor setup?
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Lyx/Tex installation problems on Linux Mint 17

I've spent two days messing about with this now! If I install TexLive from the repositories, I'm unable to use tlmgr to update it, and Lyx can't find any of the document classes. the "Tex ...
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Making TeXworks use tikz package

I need to create a document (I am using TeXworks) that requires the following packages/libraries: \documentclass[spanish]{article} \usepackage[activeacute]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Texlive + Texmaker+Ubuntu missing sty

I installed Texmaker and Texlive in my Xubuntu (basically = Ubuntu). I want to use the kbordermatrix package, but when I compile the document in Texmaker I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Generate only aux file for external files

I use an external document by both \input-ting it and cross-referecing labels. It looks a bit like this: \zexternaldocument*{external} In picture \ref{external-link}, you see ... \input{external} ...
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Closest equivelant to TexShop on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Just finishing up my thesis which I've created in TexShop in osx. I'd like to allow others to edit my document. I've got a desktop that's got Windows and Ubuntu installed that they could do this on ...
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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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TeXStudio and SVN + Linux

I cannot in any way understand how the heck I'm supposed to ->connect<- to a SVN server through TeXStudio! I've googled guides for two hours and can't find a simple answer to how to connect to an ...
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PGFplots (windows and linux) compile problem

So I am writing a report with a group where I am using Debian with texlive and my groupmates are on both Win 7 and Win 8 with miktex. I have made some plots using PGFplot on my machine, looks like ...
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Xelatex has problem in generating pstricks tex file with colors [duplicate]

I have a piece of simple tex code which compiles on all of my computers. But it doesn't show properly on my laptop \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \psset{gridcolor=green, ...
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How to split a table vertically? [duplicate]

\begin{tabular}{ |p{3cm}||p{3cm}|p{3cm}|p{3cm}| } \hline \multicolumn{3}{|c|}{States} \\ \hline cpu & Higher--Lower & Lower-Higher \\ \hline ...
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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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sudo does not find tlmgr

I have just installed texlive 2014 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at work. When I enter tlmgr update --self to the terminal for example, it returns the following: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing bbm.sty in linux

How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint? I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not ...
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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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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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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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XeLaTeX on centos 7 does not work

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX files with the shipped XeLaTeX on centos 7: $ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. ...
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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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How to track changes that need to be retranslated?

I often need to write multilingual documents. I usually put the translations into a macro like this, so that I can quickly render documents with either of the languages or both, but modify the syntax ...
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font installation on Linux texlive (server) installation

I am trying to install the mtpro2 font for texlive2014 following the commands listed http://pctex.com/kb/62.html Everything is working smoothly until the last command: updmap-sys --enable Map ...
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TexLive Manager - tlmgr version conflict (2013-2014)

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I've just downloaded and installed Tex Live 2014 with the script made by the team behind Tex Live 2014. Now I want to use a package in my IDE (TeXStudio), but I cannot ...
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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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Is it possible to compile hidden files?

(This question may make sense only in Linux.) I have the following simple file called .main.tex. Note that it is a "hidden" file because of its name. \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Times New Roman on Linux

I need your helps, I have written my thesis on Linux and I have used Texmaker, but i have a problem, I can not change font to Times New Roman I have searched on Google, people usually said that uses ...
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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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Linux fonts with several weights

Identically to this question, I'm trying to use the amazing Frigerri CV template on Linux Mint 17 (which is based on Ubuntu) The answer there points to the .cls file. But the file mentions three sans ...
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TexStudio Autosave Recovery Question

So I was using Texstudio to write an article and the computer just froze. I had to restart the computer, my 2 hour work was gone. I was stupid enough to not save it at all... Does anyone know if ...
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psbarcode results in bar codes of different rotation on linux vs. windows environments

I'm using psbarcode to generate a code39 bar code and I've encountered something odd, which I wondering if someone can shed some light on. I'm using a combination of LaTeX and Velocity. ...
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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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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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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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can't find tlmgr [duplicate]

I have quite some problems installing TeXlive on Kubuntu. I used the installation file provided by tug.org and followed the quick installation guide but skipped those steps Interfaces to the ...
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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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Using fonts from winfonts package with report document class

The winfonts package (around since 2006) is said to provide the following fonts for LaTeX2e. Arial Franklin Gothic Tahoma Comic Sans Georgia Times Courier ...
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elsarticle.cls not found when using TexMaker, but texlive-latex-extra is installed

I am trying to get my TeX document to build. I know this works because I've done it on another system, but I recently put Lubuntu on my linux partition, so everything is new again. I've installed ...
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Install separate packages latex

i'm starting to use latex, but i'm confusing about install it. I know its not an application but how in others computers languages, there is a way to install separated programms like only the ...
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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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Updating packages while TeX Live is frozen

This is a follow on to my question from from last year about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates?. TeX Live is again in the freeze period and no new packages or updates will be ...
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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 ...