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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [closed]

I wonder how to split a pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages (See here for reference). In past I was using pdfscissor in Windows 7 and Gscan2pdf and ScanTailor in Ubuntu 14.04. Now ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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GUI version of the TeX Live manager for TL2015 does not work

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to use tlmgr --gui to update packages but it not working. Installed the perl-tk through sudo apt-get install perl-tk and then used tlmgr ...
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Tex Live 2015 Fundamental package texlive.infra not present

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to update the packages using the following command tlmgr update --self --all I get the following error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Problem in PS2PDF file size

I am using gnuplot to plot an input file. I pass this file to gnuplot from a bash script and the output is .ps. Then I convert it to pdf in my bash script, but the pdf cuts the rest of the plot off. I ...
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Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I wonder how to correctly install the WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried the following code but without any success: wget ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the guidelines given in this nice answer. But have some problems. After upgrading when I check the version of Tex Live using tex --version ...
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How to select and copy log and messages in Kile in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I am a beginner with Kile and I wonder how should I do to select the log message through the mouse cursor from the box "Log and Messages" Only appears a hand on the mouse pointer. Why can not ...
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How to install pifont on ubuntu

My main aim is write the x mark as written in this example: X mark to match checkmark The way to do this is to install the pifont package. I downloaded the package and read the README.txt file. I ...
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Trouble with declaration of mathx necessary for \widecheck

The following code in preamble gives me trouble on my desktop, but not on my laptop (I'm using on both of them Ubuntu 14.04). If I remove it, I find myself unable to use \widecheck throghout the ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `filename.cls' not found

While building a fresh new document using Texmaker installed on Ubuntu OS, following error occured. ! LaTeX Error: File `p1.cls' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new ...
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How to embed a video in beamer and reproduce it by using Okular?

A step by step tutorial will be appreciated!
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Stuck with NimbusSanL instead of Arial/Helvetica

For an article I need to use Times for the text body and Arial or Helvetica for section headings. I use Latex on Ubuntu. I've looked for ways of getting Arial/Helvetica to work, but I keep getting ...
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Draw the Ubuntu Logo with Tikz

Starting with Tikz, I'm trying to draw the ubuntu Logo. However, I'm stuck at the begining, since I don't know how to draw the three gap on the logo. My idea is to draw 3 rectangles and fill them in ...
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Lyx only properly works as root in ubuntu

I recently updated my ubuntu to 15.04, since then if i open lyx not as root i cannot save files or change documents settings. Only when i run it with root privileges i can change documents settings ...
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How to revert corroupted or unredable Latex file back to original form

While compiling my Latex file (.tex) on Ubuntu power shutdown and now file looks like unreadable text. How to revert it back to original form. While opening the file i am getting this error After ...
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\Fn ! Undefined control sequence

Under Ubuntu 15.04, I want to use algorithm2e to write pseudo code, when I copied an example from the documentation, TeXStudio displays error indicating that the command \Fn is undefined. I thought ...
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Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)

I'm running Elementary OS (which is a fork of Ubuntu 12.04), and am having troubles getting a LaTeX installation to work. Code that worked on my old installation on Windows, doesn't appear to work ...
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Install MiKTeX on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Where can I get the Miktex for this platform ?. I could not find in any Ubuntu software sources.
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Ubuntu14: TexLive2014: How to install extra packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...
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Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
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Can't make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04, until when I try to make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Install pdflatex by installing texlive on Ubuntu from texlive site? [duplicate]

I want to install pdflatex. It is in texlive-latex-base in my Ubuntu 14.04 repository. But I don't want to install texlive-latex-base, because Ubuntu repository usually has outdated software. So I ...
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How to set up LaTeX to write in Hebrew on Ubuntu [closed]

I went through multiple guides and explanations until I finally managed to compile documents with mixed English and Hebrew. However, because of the multitude of methods I saw, I am now unsure whether ...
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XeLaTeX renders broken text after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid, which broke the XeLaTeX rendering on my system. Only \textbf{} and \textit{} of specific fonts are affected. The character table seems to be off-by-one. I use ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the .pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Where does the package fontspec look for OpenType fonts, especially FontAwesome.otf?

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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TeX Live Manager Update setup on Linux

The lastest Ubuntu repository TeXLive is outdated. But it's already installed. According to its documentation it can updated via TeXLive Manager. If I run sudo /usr/bin/tlmgr --gui with ...
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Understanding font maps / Fonts in vanilla TeXLive installation on Ubuntu

I followed closely the instructions in this tutorial to install a fresh TeXLive on my Ubuntu system, including the fake package and the font cache instruction: sudo fc-cache -fsv Still, I am ...
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Problems with forward and backwards search in sublime (latextools)

Even though I've done everything as I should in the sublime settings, I cant get forward or backward search to function. I am using sublime2 on ubuntu, where I have both python2.7 and python3 is ...
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xetex fontspec error ubuntu

I'm using a custom style (not made by me) for a report and when I compile it using PdfLatex it works fine. However, when I want to use the house style fonts I have to compile it with XeLatex and I get ...
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Texworks interprets double quotes as two single ones, more specifically \"{} as \'{'}

I have an funny, yet annoying, issue that I only recently discovered as I started writing in Dutch. (As such I can not trace when the issue started) My Texworks (ubuntu Gnome 14.04 ) interprets \"{} ...
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“Log file not found” error for new files

I use Texmaker 4.1 under Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I have to reinstall all LaTeX distributions (LaTeX itself, TeXmaker, additional packages). There are no problems to compile a file that was previously ...
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Another problem updating flavour of linux (2)

I have several books made with Tex (pdf made with XeLaTeX) and I have encountered a problem updating my software. Currently I have installed texlive-full + kile. The distribution used is Debian 7. I ...
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Problems updating flavour of linux

Translated from Spanish: Good Morning. I have several books made with Tex (pdf made with XeLaTeX) and I have encountered a problem updating my software. Currently I have installed texlive-full + ...
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tlmgr not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed (in Ubuntu 14.04) not full version of texlive (cause the full version is very large). When I'm trying to install some packages using tlmgr I'm getting a message "(running on Debian, ...
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image wrong place

Latex shows the following code in this order: Fig1 Conclusion Fig2 \begin{figure}[h!] \centering \includegraphics[width=140mm]{fig1.png} \caption{fig 1} \label{fig:f1} \end{figure} ...
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Install new package `svg.sty' ubuntu [duplicate]

I use texstudio in Ubuntu and I would like to use svg package: \usepackage{svg} File `svg.sty' not found. ^^M The only thing I found is a closed thread. My attempt for installation of this ...
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How can I tell which Latex (MikTex or TexLive) I have installed on Ubuntu?

I have installed TexMaker, and the compilation works. But my memory is weak and I don't recall which Latex I have installed. All this is too taxing on my memory...
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Pressing ALT key in LyX causes command Bar

I'm working in LyX (in Ubuntu 14.10) and I'm trying to use simple math macros using the Alt + M + XX combination, where XX could be anything, such as F for a fraction or ( for parentheses. However, ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Mathtools.sty not found error in TeXstudio

I am using TeXstudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded the mathtools.zip package from CTAN website. I have been through a few posts on how to install it, but couldn't understand them specifically. ...
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Using minted package on Ubuntu: .w18 file not found error

I am trying to run the following code through XeLaTeX, using the -shell-escape option: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \end{document} The file is named guess.tex and ...
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Getting out of ‘user mode’ on Ubuntu to update vanilla TeX Live as root

On an Ubuntu 14.10 system, I have installed ‘vanilla’ TeX Live 2014 from the TeX Collection DVD. Though I am the sole user of the system, I had initialized a user tree after installing the ...
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Ctrl+F Search in PDF - copied text is symbols [duplicate]

It's a bit hard to make a proper head line, but in essence here is the problem. When I use Ctrl+F to try and search for a word or phrase in my document, instead of words and letters, all of my text is ...
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caption3.sty file in texlive2014 appears to have a Runaway argument [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 for the sole purpose of typesetting my thesis with Texmaker or any of it kind. However my document won't run because of an apparent error in at least the caption3.sty file in ...
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How to set up the inverse search for LaTeXTools in Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. TexLive (including latexmk) was installed successfully. The pdf reader is evince by default. Compiling tex files inside ST3 works perfectly. The forward search also works. But ...
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texstudio in ubuntu: gensymb.sty not found

I recently switched to Linux with Ubuntu and installed Texstudio. When I try to compile, it says that the gensymb and tikz-cd packages are not found, but I already had them installed. I have them ...
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Environment IEEEkeywords undefined + ubuntu

I've downloaded the IEEE templates but it didn't work in ubuntu 14.04. I get this ! LaTeX Error: Environment IEEEkeywords undefined. I have texmaker and when I use \begin{keywords} rather than ...