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How to compile latex even when pdf is open in windows using MiKTeX?

In Linux, you can edit the source .tex file and on compilation the changes reflect in the pdf file even if pdf file is open in some pdf viewer. I tried this on kile. But the same doesn't happen in ...
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How to insert StackExchange style code?

I want to highlight some code~ish thing in a report like this: blahblahblah...Then you should use ./runprog to start up the program etc etc... How can I do this?
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3D Rotate Type in .eps File and Using psfrag in Latex

I create my figures using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. I see that type can be rotated within the plane of illustration and latex with psfrag will handle it just fine. But let's say I want some type that ...
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fontawesome and pdflatex [closed]

When using pdflatex and the fontawesome package the below error shows up. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" ! ! The fontspec package ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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Font ygoth at 720 not found

This is what happens when i try compile on miktex via pdflatex command my .tex file I have MikTex 2.9. This problem doesn't happen with it on another computer with MiKTex 2.9 Both miktex's are just ...
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How to get Okular to parse a pdf's table of contents?

I am writing my thesis as a latex book which I compile using pdflatex. I use Okular to read pdfs, and I have seen that sometimes it displays the contents of a book in a clickable form. I would like to ...
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Why do my PDF figures in PDFTeX look bad in print?

I am using several figures created using Matplotlib in a LaTeX document that I compile with PDFTeX. When I print the compiled PDF, I find that the figure quality is not optimum on some printers, ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START /b/c1/c"C:\...
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How to suppress font information from pdftex terminal output?

I would like that pdfTeX printed terminal logs in the same format as TeX. Font information (especially when a lot of fonts are used) makes the log output hard to read. In the following example how to ...
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How to stop latex from changing < to squiggles [duplicate]

How to stop latex from changing < to squiggles outside math mode?
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Texstudio compiling time

I have been using TexStudio for the past month and very much enjoy the program. I recently ran a 20 page long manuscript with 7 diagrams and 4 tables. Till about a couple of hours ago it was working ...
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How to automatically squeeze a title?

After some comments, I am going to revise the question, so that it is more understandable. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt, twocolumn, a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \section*{This is a ...
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Why does the non-pdf latex engine behave differently from pdflatex?

In the question Enumerate after \label an admirable answer addresses the problem of how to label and link the theorem number when the theorem begins with an enumerated list, and while doing so, how to ...
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Using glossaries package with Texmaker (running PDFLaTex)

Currently I am using the acronym package to generate a glossary of acronyms, but I would like to also have a glossary of mathematical symbols. Therefore, I am looking to move to the glossaries package....
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Using Hyperref in LyX - PDFLaTeX Hebrew

In the past year or so I have been using LyX in Hebrew with the Hebrew Article document class, with the PDFLaTeX format. Lately I found the Hyperref package, and with a single click all non-Hebrew ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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Error Citing website in Bibtex

I am trying to cite a website: @Misc{OpenStreetMap2016, author = {OpenStreetMap}, title = {{OpenStreetMap} Statistics}, howpublished = {http://www.openstreetmap.org/stats/...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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changing TeXShop PDF search display preferences

I am using TeXShop 3.59 on a MacBook Pro. I would like to change the colour for highlighting search results in the PDF from light gray to a more discernible colour as I have great difficulty finding ...
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Using LuaTeX as a replacement for pdfTeX

In this question Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX various differences between LuaTeX and XeTeX (and ConTeXt) are discussed. And in this question Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX a recipe ...
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LaTeX DeclareUnicodeCharacter as a second argument for a macro

I want to enable the unicode modifiers for an emoji library: apple_emoji.sty: \usepackage{graphicx,amsmath,xparse} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} \ProvidesPackage{...
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(Lyx) How to install pdfpreview and how to export it into pdf?

I'm a Mac user and there's no preview option. I searched around on the tutorial and found that I have to install a software in order to have instant pdf preview. Is there anyway I can preview my ...
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Standard LaTeX fonts, babel, and font encoding

I seem to have stumbled upon a clash between the standard (non-Latin Modern LaTeX) fonts, the L7x (Lithuanian) font encoding and the babel package. If try to use several languages (e.g., Lithuanian ...
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PDF/A validation with embedded CID font subset caused by ligatures in vector image

Objective and Workflow I want to produce a PDF/A-2b compliant PDF document with pdfLaTeX using the Package pdfx. The target document includes PDF vector images, which are exported from SVG sources ...
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improper alphabetic constant with glossaries

I've come through an issue while using the glossaries package which returns the "improper alphabetic constant" error when trying to add an entry like \newglossaryentry{CSV} { name={\emph{comma ...
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Setting up arara user command in TeXstudio on Windows

I'm trying to set up an arara user command in TeXstudio. I've been following this very helpful little tutorial that can be found as an answer the following question: How to configure TexStudio editor ...
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From where i can download the imamat class and how can i use this package in my tex file?

I am writing manuscript paper for IMA journal of Applied Mathematics in its template, which has the code \documentclass{imamat} When I run this for pdftexify then its giving the error message ! ...
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How to correct alignment in exam class page layout?

I'm creating MCQ paper using EXAM class. \begin{center} Section II \newline Multiple Correct Answer Type \newline This section contains 10 Multiple Choice questions. Each question has four choices (...
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Encoding problem with accents and inputenc package

I have this problem, it seems i'm doing something wrong while writing letters with accents like "è", on that line the compiler says: package inputenc Error: unicode char \u8:èun not set up for use. ...
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\IfEqCase not working inside tikzpicture

I'm working on the following LaTeX code: \documentclass[a4paper,13pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \newcommand{\swcase}[1]{ \IfEqCase{#1}{{a}{1}{b}{2}} } \begin{document} ...
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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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What is the decimal unicode reference to characters that, like “\u8:,Äê”, cause pdfLaTeX to through Imputec Error: “char not set up for use”?

My pdfLaTeX throws "Package Imputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:,Äê not set up for use" on the line of my \printbibliography. The \addbibresource points at a rather huge .bib file that I manage with, ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment snugshade undefined when trying to knit pdf from rmd file

I have a basic Rmd file which looks like this: --- title: "trial" output: pdf_document --- ```{r setup, include=FALSE} knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE) ``` ```{r trial} plot(1:10) ``` When I ...
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Latex bibliography [duplicate]

I am new with Latex and I want to fix my bibliography but it doesn't work well this is my code of Latex \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside,latin1,utf8]{StyleRapport} \include{formatAndDefs} \...
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TikZ library `external` doesn't recognize node name from different picture

I am attempting to improve my compilation time by externalizing TikZ pictures. I do seem to be able to refer to named nodes, however. For example, consider the following. \documentclass{article} \...
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lecturer.tex and xetex

I am experimenting with lighter-weight alternatives to beamer, and found lecturer.tex interesting. However, it depends on PDF-specific features, thus it compiles under pdftex. If I try to use xetex I ...
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Working on multiple tex files using different fonts using TexStudio - driving me insane [duplicate]

I was working with a Tex file in the standard font, and another in Calibri in Tex Studio. The problem is that I have to switch compiler between the two files. I don't want to use Configure -> Build ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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PdfLatex call does not work with graphics package and eps figure

I noticed that pdflatex does not compile the following minimal working example with an eps figure when the additional options are used for the graphics in the \includegraphics part. Without the ...
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Moderncv \cventry remove fields

I am writing my own cv using moderncv. In the section "education" I have an entry that does not suit the inputs required by \cventry. Generally, \cventry requires 6 fields, but I only need 4. My ...
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How to place an “Export as PDF + Latex from Inkscape”-image above a \includegraphics image (overlay) - Make centers match

When you save images as a PDF, checking the PDF + Latex option, one gets 3 files: filename.pdf filename.pdf_tex filename.svg If you'd like to include this exported image in a Tex document, this ...
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'Package pgf Error: No shape named is known' for nodes defined in matrix [closed]

On my local system \graph is not able to recognize nodes defined \matrix \documentclass{article} % say \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,intersections,through,backgrounds} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Issue with pdfminorversion while using pdfx package

Considering the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{book} \pdfminorversion=5 \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering \includegraphics[...
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Using \c{e} and other special characters in .bib files with pdflatex+biblatex+biber: How to avoid Package inputenc Error?

I use Mendeley to manage my bibliography and have it automatically update .bib files. Unfortunately, this often leads to the "Package inputenc Error" when compiling. I narrowed my problem down to ...
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Unicode symbol for space prints some kind of rising dash?

I have the minimal example \documentclass{article}\begin{document}Here\char"0020{}There\end{document} I wanted to show that a LaTeX document can be written completely without any white spaces. The ...
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Separation of two authors using the amsart document class

I want to achieve a similar result to this one (see answer). However, I am using the amsart document class and the result for that code is this: The problem I believe is with the \and command that ...
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How to put on and off comments while publishing latex documents into PDF [duplicate]

I created a file using TeXstudio, I have lots of comments in the document. I want publish the document one version with the comments and the other without it. Is three a way to put on and off comments ...
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Question marks in cross-referencing after using pdflatex command

I am working on a software, to automatically generate *.tex-files with some predefined and generated text inside. After generating the files, I am calling the Windows command line (CMD) and try to ...