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Anyone willing to share his/her custom dark theme for TeXstudio?

After perusing LaTeX Editors/IDEs, I'm considering switching from TeXmaker (in which I use the preset "dark theme") to its fork, TeXstudio. What I mean by "dark theme" is a dark background with ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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Quote marks are backwards (using texmaker/PDFLatex) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc" I am (obviously) new to LaTeX and ...
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How to best use and compile multiple .tex files as part of same final document?

I have a large document which currently is comprised of a variety of .tex files. The mainfile.tex looks something like: %lots of total formatting stuff \include{Body/chapter1} ...
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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Texmaker: source editor and embedded pdf viewer on same window

How do I get Texmaker to display the source and ouput in the same window, as advertised. This seems to be the default behavior on some systems, but not on others.
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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Add word to TexMaker dictionary?

How can I add a word to the dictionary of TexMaker? I cannot see any options for this in the software.
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TexStudio / TexMaker and Github

I was wondering if anyone has used Github as a version control system, when writing a large document via TexStudio or TexMaker? Rstudio for example has a plugin that allows R projects to be pushed ...
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Integration of arara in Texmaker

The documentation of arara has a chapter about IDE integration. However the often used editor Texmaker is missing. The installation of the tool itself is well described in the documentation of arara ...
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Configure forward search with Texmaker + SumatraPDF

Texmaker has a Built-in pdf viewer which supports synctex forward/inverse search out of the box. This Built-in viewer can be displayed embedded or in a separate window, external viewers always have a ...
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Compiler gives hundreds of “invalid character” suddenly

I am writing my latex document in TexMaker and suddenly in one of the thousands of compilations I make there is a error and I cant get rid of it. The error is: ! Text line contains an invalid ...
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How do you configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX?

I'm extending my use from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. The transition is smooth especially as I collaborate with other users that shy out upgrading their systems. However, TexMaker does not seem to come ...
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Configuring TexMaker and BibTex

I'm using Windows 7 and just installed Texmaker. Is it possible to configure it in such a way that I can run Latex -> BibTex -> Latex -> Latex? I looked at the configuration options here: I tried ...
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TexMaker - “File not found” when viewing as pdf

At the moment I'm having a problem when trying to view my LaTeX file as a PDF. Whether I do it internal or external I both the error "File not found.". I have no idea what file it means. I've read ...
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Placing Intermediate and Output Files in Another Folder

I am trying to figure out a way to cleanly separate the TEX files from all of the intermediate and output files. Various approaches I've tried, including the one described by ‘Bundle’ TeX output in a ...
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How to install new packages on Texmaker on Ubuntu?

How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Impossible to save LaTeX file in Texmaker on Windows

Yesterday, I downloaded the latest version of MiKTeX and Texmaker and started using XeLaTeX. Today, I am no longer able to compile or save any .tex file. When I try to do so, a message pops up: “The ...
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Customize auto-completion in Texmaker

How can I work with customize completion? I want to add some new auto-completion but I don't know How the wizard works. It's here: User>Customize Completion I don't know what should be writen in the ...
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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed the Windows version of Texmaker changing the C drive to D and leaving the rest of the install path the same. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ...
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How can you maintain a documents master mode in Texmaker?

I am writing a project with texmaker, and i've separated it into several files, to keep it organized. But I run into the following problem - I have to define every startup that the main document is ...
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How do I open a pdf file in the TexMaker internal PDF viewer using a user-defined quick build sequence?

I'm trying to write a document with a bibliography, and none of the default Quick Build presets have a BibTex parsing step. It's easy enough to make a sequence of commands that run PdfLaTeX, BibTex, ...
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Texmaker and TeXnicCenter.

What are relative merits of these two Latex editors: TeXnicCenter and Texmaker? What are their shortcomings to prefer one over other? Inspired by this SO question.
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How to preview images generated by MetaPost?

I use the old MetaPost program to create graphics. My problem is that, to see the result of my MetaPost figures, I have to compile first the .mp file and then the .tex file where I've inserted them. ...
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adding gnuplot capability to latex

I have been working with LaTeX, under TeXMaker (latest version 3.2.2) for several months, and recently added PGF/TikZ capability. On that occasion I feared there would be problems as I really have ...
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Code folding in LaTeX

The editor that I use, Texmaker, provides code folding only for things in the language, like \section and \begin{foo} ... \end{foo}. I would like to be able to make my own folding sections, like in ...
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Font OT1/ptm/m/n/9=ptmr7t at 9.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found [closed]

My .tex file failed the LaTeX compile with one of this problem, my OS is Ubuntu 12.04, and it seems to have the same problem in Fedora 16. Can someone help me with this?
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Autoindent in Texmaker?

I've been using Texmaker for ~5 years now and prefer it over other editors because of its flexibility. Is there a way to auto-indent LaTeX code in TeXmaker so that the code becomes more manageable ? ...
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How can I comment out a block of text in texmaker?

I use texmaker and some time ago I found, by chance, a way to comment many lines at once, but I can't remember it now. Can somebody remind me of that?
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Bibliography in Texmaker

I'm having some problems with my bibliography in Texmaker. My code is: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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Make spellchecker ignore contents of certain commands in TexMaker

Some commands in LaTeX almost never contain meaningful words. Some prime examples are: \label \ref \includegraphics \input \cite In TexMaker, however, all words are included in the spellcheck, ...
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Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)

I am just starting with LaTeX so I am sure I have made a bunch of silly mistake on the way. But as of yesterday I am stuck with no solution. So here is a bit of background: Win7, installed MikeTex ...
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Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) [closed]

I would like to use either Texmaker or TeXstudio in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use the latest version available via some PPA (not something installed "by hand" or even compiled!). I would like to use ...
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How to “jump” brackets in TeXstudio?

In Texmaker when you type the shortcut for \frac, you get something like \frac{*}{*}, but instead of asterisks, you have bullets. When you type something in the first pair of brackets, you can then ...
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Texmaker-log file not found

I encountered a problem when trying to run pdfLaTeX using Texmaker: I get log file not found for the test "hello world" script. I tried reinstalling MikTeX and Texmaker, but still get the same ...
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Using Texmaker with glossaries on Windows

Is there a simple way of integrating glossaries package with Texmaker on Windows? I was following a very nice tutorial to understand how glossaries package works, but got stuck when trying to make ...
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Connecting multiple arguments

I recently discovered Latex and is using TexMaker to edit my documents, in one of my university courses we will be performing a number of tests on a hydraulic rig. Since the tests will be conducted by ...
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Block indentation in TeXMaker

Is it possible to indent whole paragraphs of source code in TeXMaker (or alternatively, in any LaTeX editor), so that intentation applies to all rows in paragraphs when the text is wrapped over ...
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Using structural commands in \newcommand - structure messed up?

Is it right that usage of structural commands like \chapter, \section, \subsection and the like inside of \newcommand screws up the document's structure? I've got a \section*{...} inside a \newcommand ...
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Problem with typing “^” in Texmaker? [closed]

I am using Texmaker for making documents in Latex. However for some reason I am not able to type the symbol "^". I am able to type other symbols which require you to hold SHIFT + {other key}, such as ...
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Two dotted division symbol

I'm making a report about progression in another language. Is there any way to make two dotted (both up and low) ÷ symbol? I have searched in many things and i can't find it.
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Does TeXmaker have the ability to make custom user commands?

I'm wondering if Texmaker (by far my favorite text editor for LaTeX) has the ability to make custom user commands. For example, I want a quicker way to bold my math fonts rather than having to type ...
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Texmaker pdflatex compile error with libertine font after updating Texlive 2012

After updating the texlive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.04 by # tlmgr update --all I found pdflatex (within Texmaker) cannot compile a TeX file with the Libertine font \usepackage{libertine} ...
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Setup Asymptote in Texmaker

Here it says that to setup Asymptote in TeXnicCenter, one should put -batchView -tex "pdflatex" %tc-*.asy into the Arguments line. But there is no Arguments line in Texmaker. Instead, there is ...
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TeXmaker and gnuplot compiling issue

I just received a new macbook OS 10.8 Mountain Lion and I have installed TeXmaker, MacTex, MacPorts and gnuplot. I compiled a LateX file that uses TikZ and gnuplot and got the following error in the ...
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Writing French characters

This question is (almost) exactly the same as this one : How to write directly French characters in Emacs and print them in LaTeX? You may read his question instead of mine, the only difference (I ...
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Latex Error “log file not found” [duplicate]

I'm using Texmaker and I get this error "Log file not found" when I am running LatexPDF. Can you please help me to solve this problem.
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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Forward/inverse search for Texmaker on OS X

I have just started to use an Apple computer and want to use Texmaker. But forward/inverse search does not work at all. I am trying to follow the instructions but I'm not successful. What could I be ...