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Font isn't found though properly installed

I just set up the MacTeX-2014 distribution on my MacBook working OS X Yosemite 10.10. As i try to build a document on which i already worked without a problem on said machine before clean installing ...
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is pdfTeX from TeX Live 2015 supposed to work with LyX 2.1.3? [on hold]

I am trying to compile a PDF in LyX with the pretest TeX engines installed, and so far they break. I don't recall what else would have changed from using the folder instead of the 2014 analog. pdfTeX ...
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Custom tikzmark creates error

I've defined the commands \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{% \tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node[anchor=base] (#1) {$#2$}; } \newcommand{\DrawVLine}[3][]{% ...
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preventing automatic detection of email addresses [on hold]

I'm trying to use this resume template. When I compile the document, pdflatex is automatically detecting the email addresses in the header and formatting it as a clickable (mailto) link. I would like ...
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Error compiling code matlab in latex

good morning, someone help me? MWE: \documentclass[preview]{standalone} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts} ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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Make pdflatex output UTF-8 copy-pasteable when using Times font

I would like to use Adobe Times Roman font or its equivalent (like URW Nimbus Roman and fonts based on it), compiling with pdflatex to PDF -- the original intent was to have PDF smaller by using ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
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Using mdframed package with pstricks option in pdflatex possible?

I want to use the mdframed package with the pstricks option (for dashed lines etc) with pdflatex. But doing so threw an Undefined control sequence ... \c@lor@to@ps error. The internet tells me, ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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Modify font on pdf figure [on hold]

I know that similar questions have been asked before, but I am new in using latex to write my M.Sc. I want to include/reference a figure from a research paper but change to latex standard font. The ...
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Table unnecessarily starting from next page in latex

How can i stop my table in latex to start unnecessarily from next page leaving a huge space in previous page? How can i force to start just after the heading. Please help, here is my code: i am using ...
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I am trying to compile a tex file, but I get package pdftex.def error file not found

I have been written a bachelor's degree project report using Texstudio and working on Windows. Here everything was working properly, so I have uploaded this files to Dropbox in order to be used in ...
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Unexplained vertical space between some bib entries?

I'm using the APA6 package with natbib, and I noticed that some of my bib entries have a vertical space. I think it has to do with there being a particularly long "word" at the end of an entry (e.g., ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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How to restrict width of tcolorbox according to the length of the text it contains

I have created a tcolorbox (as given in tcolorbox version 3.40 manual - page 155) LaTeX Code: \tcbset{ enhanced, colback=red!5!white, boxrule=0.1pt, ...
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When I compile it I see nothing. What can I do? [closed]

I found a code in latex but when I compile it I see nothing. The code is the following: http://pastebin.com/w7p66jaX Is a command wrong?? What could I do so that I can see the content?? ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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eplain macros in CWEB

I would like to use eplain macros in a CWEB program, but eplain and cwebmac seem to conflict in their PDF support. Specifically, they both define \ifpdf. The cweave program turns the code below ...
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PDFLaTeX Undefined control sequence documentclass ^^@

I've just started playing with texmaker today and I can't get a .tex file to compile, even for a simple helloworld file. Upon running the pdflatex command, I get a log file where the first error is: ...
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How to generate these “subframes” in tex?

Below is a picture in a double-column paper. Essentially I want to generate a picture like this, putting my four figures into it. So here is my quick question, how to generate the "frame" structures ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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Latex in R getting error after putting code

I am getting this error in R ...after putting code for latex document Undefined control sequence Overfull\hbox(7.71355pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 16--16 Code is below ...
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LaTex to unicode conversion

Wikipedia page equation is in Latex format. How can i convert this latex format to unicode for the whole page? Please suggest me .
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PDFLatex related question

We are also using PDFLatex for generating the PDF files. My question here is, one of my customer requesting the Graphics DPI as mentioned below For Grayscale - Maixmum DPI is 300 and Minimum DPI is ...
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How to automate typeset proceess? [duplicate]

I am currently using Texworks + Linux. To compile the PDF I hit pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. Is there a way so that I create a new typeset that does that in one click? Found the easy ...
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Scaling Computer Modern width using Metafont [duplicate]

I am looking for a broader, fatter Computer Modern and I already found out that the only way to do this correctly is to use MetaFont to create a different version of Computer Modern. The idea is now ...
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Locally disabling en and em dash ligatures

A programming tool that I use (coqdoc) generates LaTeX documentation from my source code. Parts of the manual include pretty-printed code listings and math proofs. These listings and proofs are ...
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Which common LaTeX Fonts come prepackaged with specific settings for Microtype?

For anyone interested in achieving the very best microtypography: Some fonts apparently come with microtype specific settings, other fonts don't, in which case microtype applies "Default" settings ...
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how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex [duplicate]

I've a .tex file. Most of the times, we use pdflatex to convert .tex to required .pdf. Some times, we use xelatex to convert .tex to required .pdf These pdfs are editable using various tools; is ...
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Minted not working

I'm trying to use the minted package on Windows 8. I installed python and Pygment, added C:\Python34 and C:\Python34\Scripts on my path. When I try to compile the following latex code: ...
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Is this the best way to put unicode in a non-UTF-8 source?

I want to put the following phrase into a book. Khabarovsk (Russian: Хабаровск) is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. The source is NOT UTF-8 and I don't have the option to ...
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What can I do to align svmono's gray box to be aligned properly?

I am using the document class svmono.cls, version v5.5 of 2009/12/17, to write a book. I am having problems getting the svgraybox environment to produce gray boxes whose edges are aligned to the edges ...
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Bad image size on only some images when using bb argument of \includegraphics?

I've had a snippet of code, that I've used (apparently) with tex4ht (which compiles with latex) to obtain an html document - and as far as I can remember (was some time ago) it worked without a ...
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How to change the behavior of pdflatex regarding the creation of auxiliary files (*.aux, *.out, *.log)? [duplicate]

When I run pdflatex on a tex file foo.tex it creates the following files foo.aux foo.log foo.out foo.pdf and it always bothers me that the *.aux, *.out and *.log files mess up my directories. ...
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Missing \begin{document} error on using pdfpages package with pdflatex

Here is my .tex document and i am compiling to pdf format using pdflatex a.tex. It throws an error, ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document} and after i give R to continue, it gives a lot of errors ...
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why all the bibliography files are not showing in the pdf?

I have 10 references and im using TeXmaker but only 6 are showing after compiling it.Here is my tex file \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{url} ...
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How to make a chapter heading like this in latex [duplicate]

How can I make a chapter heading like this in latex?
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Configure forward and inverse search with Notpad++ and SumatraPDF

Here is a way to Use Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows. Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows I am wondering how to enable forward and inverse search in Notpad++ using SumatraPDF. Should I insert ...
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minipage inside long table gives extra new line

I defined a new environments to add top and bottom padding to a minipage and to be used inside a lone table cell (I have used \linewidth to specify the width of the minipage in the new environment). ...
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Change engine for “latex” command on terminal

First of all I'm working with ePiX For those who have never heard about, epix uses Latex. To compile, ePiX runs latex command on terminal. I'm always getting a message saying I've got memory limit. ...
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How to ignore undefined references (e.g. when temporarily commenting out whole chapters)?

I'm working on a fairly large document, and compilation times are somewhat annoying. My general workflow is to use: latexmk in continuous mode to compile the document (pdflatex), and rubber-info on ...
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hyphenation for language ngerman doesn't work in TeXnicCenter/MiKTeX

Hello everyone! I have a problem writing my master's thesis and I hope someone can help. I am using TeXnicCenter 2.02 in combination with MiKTeX 2.9.4248. The Header of my document looks like this: ...
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How should I display a png file using pdftex

I has been over 10 years since I needed to display graphics using TeX. Previously I would use: \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} and later something like \includegraphics{Fig_02.png} \hfil Now, ...
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Making the width of a text section wider

I am writing my thesis is latex. My abstract section is almost exactly 2 pages long, but the final word falls on a thirds page. What would be the best way to make it all fit on 2 pages? I thought ...
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microtype: Customizing protrusion for ellipsis and multiplication symbols

I can’t bring microtype to set protrusion for the \times symbol as well as the … ellipsis symbol). I used the "XXXX ={} notation to refer to these symbols (with XXXX being the UTF-8 code), as ...
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Keeping section headers and rotated images on the same page

I have a similar problem like the one here: Problems with landscape mode and Title on the same page Unfortunately, I'm trying to include images, which doesn't seem to work this way. I've tried the ...
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Fancy header trouble when used with titletoc

In a very big and complex document using the book class (so I can't reporduce easily a MWE, sorry), I want to use the fancyhdr package to display chapter name and number on the top left of even pages ...