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Quick Build stopped working

I was playing around with some figure positioning using wrapfig, when all of a sudden the Quick build button in TexMaker stopped working. My computer started working very intensely according to the ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04 — Package pgfkeys Error:

I borrowed the following code from here (answer by @Gonzalo). I switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. Given code was working fine on Windows 7 but now on Ubuntu 14.04, I'm getting the following ...
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Installing missing fonts in Texlive on Ubuntu

I switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. The following code was producing this output. \documentclass[oneside,english,a4paper, 12pt]{book} \usepackage{a4wide, fullpage, color, fancyhdr, lastpage, ...
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Kile doesn't provide preview but only a quick build

i installed kile since I understood it produces in the bottom of the screen preview of the TeX document I'm writing. when I installed it on my ubuntu 14.10, I got only option for a quick build (in ...
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Kile project setup bug

I tried to make a project setup in Kile, making the XeLaTeX command output directory ../output as an experiment. It 1) didn't work and 2) can't be changed back. Now whenever I try to run the command, ...
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Possible problem with TexLive in Ubuntu

I was compiling documents in Ubuntu using the Terminal with TexLive-full without any issue until now. Today I performed a format in my PC and after the compiling procedure I get the following which is ...
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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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Font-not-found Helvetica Neue Light

I'm using xelatex in ubuntu 14.04 enviroment. When I compile my file I get the following error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! fontspec error: "font-not-found" ! ! The font ...
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How to install listings.sty in tex-live DVD version. Ubuntu/Fedora

I run tex-live (pdfLatex) at home on Ubuntu and on Fedora in college. And this error comes up every time and forces me to go to the WriteLatex website. I know the Windows solution of running MPM. But ...
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Install animate.tds in ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded animate.tds.zip from the Internet and unzipped the folder. How do I install it, as it is necessary for compilation of a .tex file using animate package? Can anyone please help me in this ...
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What are the benefits of vanilla texlive over texlive provided by Ubuntu repository?

This question presumes that vanilla texlive is superior and thus deserves to be installed despite the troubles over Ubuntu apt-get. What exactly are these benefits? I'm considering going back to ...
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Using LaTeX on Ubuntu with MiKTeX directory installed in Windows

I have been using a MiKTeX distribution installed on Windows 7, compiling my documents on an Ubuntu 12 partition. I somehow managed to change the directory where pdfLaTeX has to look for packages ...
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Jaxodraw preview does not work, but .tex export does

I am running Jaxodraw 2.1-0 on Xubuntu 14.04, and my preview button doesn't work. I get the "axodraw4j.sty not found" error message, although that file is in the jaxodraw directory. Further, if I ...
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Beamer themes cannot be found / Ubuntu / I've tried every folder one can imagine

I would like to use the theme for beamer called amsterdam (\usetheme{amsterdam}). I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Tex Live 2014. I've tried to place that beamerthemeAmsterdam.sty to everywhere, but it ...
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Why do I have to fake Texlive package in Ubuntu?

I followed this answer like a parrot and installed Texlive on my Ubuntu. However, I don't understand why I have to create a fake package to trick Ubuntu into thinking that texlive is installed. What ...
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I have two versions of Texlive on Ubuntu and I don't know how to indicate that one should be used

I recently ran into a problem when compiling a doc, where latex indicated a missing package, while Ubuntu indicated that it was installed. The missing package in question is pst-node.sty but I think ...
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Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package? [duplicate]

Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the texlive package (not texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if ...
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pythontex on Ubuntu 14.04

After installing the package pythontex via latex pythontex.ins, I tried the following example to test it: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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TeXlive on Ubuntu, and equivs?

I've just installed TeXLive from CTAN on Ubuntu 14.04, and following the instructions set up a local "equivs" so that Ubuntu thinks that TeXLive is properly installed. However, when I use apt-get, ...
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Cannot compile latex on Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04. I install latex live full: sudo apt-get install texlive-full I typed: pdflatex file.tex and get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp ...
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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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Cannot set local Tex path on ubuntu with “vanilla” TeX Live

Using manual installation of TeX Live on Ubuntu (i.e. not via repos) I cannot seem to get LaTeX to look through my local tex directory path. I've set TEXMFHOME using sudo tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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Safe installation of Texmaker Ubuntu 12.04

Is it safe to install Texmaker from Ubuntu Software Center? It is outdated and a newer version is available from the Texmaker projekt website, but I really do not want to install software from ...
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Ubuntu: beamer not working

I used to be a regular latex user but haven't touched it in the last two years due to being out of academia. So sorry for what might be a stupid question. I want to create a beamer presentation. Here ...
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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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texhash: command not found

I'm trying to manually install a package on ubuntu, but neither the sudo texhash nor the sudo mktexlsr command is found by the terminal. which texhash returns ...
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Error when using luaotfload-tool

i am trying to install Myriad Pro at my Ubuntu PC to use it with Lualatex and fontspec. The font is correctly installed and can be used in LibreOffice. fc-list | grep -i myriad -> Myriad ...
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'biblatex.sty' not found - although package is installed [closed]

When I want to include the biblatex package I always get the error-message above. Here are some basic information: I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and have installed Texlive with the Ubuntu ...
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TexStudio Menu is not fully visible

I have installed Live Tex full in Ubuntu 12.04 with which Texstudio 2.7.0 is installed. However, there is no visible icon on the menu bars. They exist on the task bar and are clickable, but there is ...
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TeX and Ubuntu coming from OS-X

I'm new to Ubuntu (using 12.04) coming from OS-X 10.8 and .9. I've been using LaTeX on OS-X using the TeXWorks editor. When I tried to install TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.4 it seems to have installed okay ...
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note move from right to down

There is a project ubuntu-manual. Result of PDF here. But note are of right. How is this note move from right to down? Thanks!
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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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Xetex does not use any of my installed fonts in Beamer document

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 which has texlive 2013 in the repositories. Before, I used Ubuntu 12.04 with texlive 2012. Everything works except that when I compile my XeTeX documents they ...
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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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No hebrew shows in DVI (CTRL+D)

I've installed LyX with culmus-latex on Ubuntu 14.04 and set settings according to this tutorial: http://gadial.net/Documents/LyX%20Guide.pdf My problem is that when I preview some document in hebrew ...
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Where to type command line to compile Latex on Ubuntu? [closed]

(Please forgive me if this question is so simple or looks stupid) I want to run Latex on Ubuntu. It is said that we use similar commands as those used in Windows OS, (e.g. pdflatex file.tex, ...) ...
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Problem with table in matlab2tikz on Ubuntu [closed]

I have been using matlab2tikz last year on mac and it worked perfectly fine. Now I'm using it on Ubuntu and encounter some problems. FYI in installed texlive-full which does include pgf 2.1 and in my ...
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Ubuntu 13, TeXLIve and home made package [duplicate]

I would like to install an homemade package ? With MacTeX, I put my package in texmf-local and then simply use texhash. Under Ubuntu, I have to use the plain path sudo ...
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TeXmaker in Ubuntu does not autocomplete bibliography items [closed]

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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TeXstudio and `bundledoc`, `snapshot`, and `arlatex` packages

I'd like to configure my installation of texstudio so that it uses arlatex, bundledoc, snapshot ``, viz. Reading and acting upon snapshot's .dep files; writing to bundledoc-generated .tar.gz files; ...
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fontspec cannot find fonts on Ubuntu

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Mac OS. I installed TexLive and it works. However, fontspec doesn't work, no matter what fonts I use. This goes for fonts native to Ubuntu and fonts that I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 *.sty and *.cls files are missing?

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop: sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-lang-english texlive-doc-en texlive-doc-de texlive-latex-extra latexmk Everything seemed to ...
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Error: \Undefined control sequence \setmainfont in Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting error on compiling following Latex code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Code2000} \begin{document} abc \end{document} Error: \Undefined control sequence ...
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Missing font in ubuntu (SimSun)

Previously I complied my file using Xelatex in window 7 using Miktex and it works fine. Now I install TexLive 2009 in Ubuntu 12.04 and compile the same file again, but the following error occurs after ...
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undefined control sequence when compiling on Ubuntu (no problem with OSX)

I am trying to compile my CV latex file which works fine with a slightly out of date version of Mac OSX. My new computer is running Ubuntu 13.10 with all of the latest updates and all of the Latex ...
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Why do viewPDF failed to start?

I have just started to work with Latex in Ubuntu environment using Kile. I can produce a pdf file in the working directory hwoever I get an error message when I built the program: [ViewPDF] failed ...
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TeXlive on ubuntu - fonts in Plain TeX [closed]

I've reinstalled my system recently (now I use ubuntu 12.04) and have problem with fonts in Plain TeX I use texlive and texlive-lang-czechslovak. Apparently with UTF-8 encoding (pdf)csplain is not ...
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Trouble with pgfplots and ubuntu [duplicate]

Using writelatex (because I was at work where I had to use a windows machine which did not have a working Latex setup) I was able to produce some relatively nice-looking graphics using pgfplots. My ...
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Installing/Using a new class in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This question will probably have great intersection with other questions, but I would be grateful for any help or references to relevant answers. I am quite a novice at Ubuntu, I use 12.04.1 LTS. I ...
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Problems in inserting images in LyX

Recently I have installed LyX in my Ubuntu 12.04LTS for the purpose of text editing. But I am facing some problems while inserting images. Whenever I go to the "insert graphics" option, browse the ...