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Why autoref lets text ignore wrapfigure [closed]

I just ran into a problem concerning autoref in combination with the wrapfigure environment of the wrapfig package. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{wrapfig} ...
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How to open installed docs

Sorry if it sounds too naive, I am quite noob, so please bear with me. I have downloaded texlive-docs using ubuntu repository, but how can I view/use them?
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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Errors after TeX Live 2012 update on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to use mdframed package but I was getting the error package not found. I followed the advice here to update to Text Live 2011. However, I figured out there is Tex Live 2012 and therefore ...
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TeXLive cannot be updated, older version not available and cannot install pretest version

I freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04 and proceeded to install TexLive 2012 which has been frozen for upcoming release of TeXLive 2013 and hence cannot be updated. I wanted to modify and compile a LaTeX ...
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Beamer presentation fails to compile after TeX Live upgrade [closed]

After an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) to 13.04 (Raring), pdfLaTeX fails to compile a simple presentation using Beamer. Besides Beamer, the only package I am explicitly using is minted, for ...
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How to install font from the font catalogue in Debian

As it seems many users have a problem with this in Debian and/or Ubuntu. I have not seen a good an straightforward guide in various forums. Finally I found it out, just by reading the documentation. ...
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telling luaotfload where to look for fonts

The documentation of luaotfload states that on Linux fontconfig is used to find the font locations. However all fonts I install in /usr/share/local/fonts edit: /usr/local/share/fonts(as I don't want ...
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LaTeX IDE with git [duplicate]

I currently use Texmaker when working with LaTeX. I often use Git as well with LaTeX. I was wondering if there is an IDE similar to Texmaker which supports Git. Thanks. P.S. I use Ubuntu.
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Which texmf directory to use for non-texlive deb-package [closed]

I'd like to provide a collection of packages/classes/fonts in a custom .deb package, i.e. that is not part of texlive. Which directory should I choose for installing? texlive tells me to use ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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compiling pdflatex from the terminal in vim [closed]

A file I can compile in Texmaker won't compile after editing in Vim. I am giving the error hw9problem1xplot can't be found. This is from an includegraphics command. However, the pdf image file is ...
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Error finding callig15 [closed]

The font calligra is not working on my system (Ubuntu, installed LaTeX by installing Texmaker, which installs the dependencies). When I try to compile this minimal example at the command line, ...
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gnuplot, ubuntu 12.10, kile, texlive2012 [closed]

How can I download and install gnuplot for ubuntu 12.10? I can't find it on the software center or in repositories. Maybe I am not calling it right.
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smartdiagram 0.2 / xparse / Kubuntu

I have a package dependency problem on Kubuntu 12.10. I have installed Texlive2012 from the known ppa. The brandnew "smartdiagram 0.2" package has a dependency for xparse. This package does not exist ...
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A complete Biblatex example - from start to end

I've just joined this site and recently started using LaTeX so please excuse me if I come across as a little naive of anything. I installed TexMaker in Windows 7 and tried to follow this example: ...
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latexmk separate build directory

I'm trying to use latexmk for the first time in Ubuntu. My project directory is the following: Project src build images In the src directory are the .tex and .bib files. I want the .aux, .bbl, ...
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How to use arara with TeXworks

I'm trying to use arara with TeXworks in Ubuntu 12.10 (TeX Live 2012). I've been searching all over the web but couldn't get it working. First: I'm not sure how to correctly implement arara: Should ...
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How do I manually install the necessary packages to get TeXmaker to work? And in which directory do I put them? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm just getting started with TeXmaker. However, I need to get the library/package (what's the difference anyway?) for it to work and I'm having trouble with finding it in the ...
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How to use Ubuntu font with TeXLive 2012?

I really like the Ubuntu sans font, I want it be the section and title font as a replacement of Linux-Biolinum? With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS + Texlive 2012, how to figure this out?
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Using microtype protrusion with XeTeX and Ubuntu

I believe I have all the correct versions of the software at hand and installed (v. 2.5 of microtype and .9998 of XeTeX) to get protrusion to work with XeTeX on my Ubuntu system but I keep getting an ...
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Compiling same project gives different result after 2 months [closed]

Ok, here's the deal. In December I finished writing a long document. I compiled it and went on vacations. I get back and after 2 I months compiled the exact same project with absolutely nothing ...
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Problems with TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu after network installation

I totally purged TexLive from my system, and then I installed the latest version of TexLive from the internet installer as described here instead of via the Ubuntu package manager. Next, I installed ...
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Problem installing subcaption package on texlive [closed]

I'm trying to install the subcaption package on TexLive installed on Ubuntu 11.10. When trying to build subcaption.sty, I found that I needed to first download or build several dependencies: ...
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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What's the least dangerous way to upgrade revtex and natbib on Ubuntu?

The version of revtex4-1 that ships with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is buggy. The latest version of revtex requires the latest version of natbib, newer than what comes with Ubuntu. What's the correct way to ...
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How to use Xetex with Latexila?

I am trying to set up Latexila on Ubuntu 12.04 to output using the Xetex engine. I could not find any reference on the web, so I would like to ask you how to do it.
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Explaining differences between the folder texmf and texmf-texlive in Ubuntu

I have only downloaded a bibtex utility to export the bib entries that cited in the TeX documents. It contains .dtx and .ins, but the instructions is not really clear enough to install it into my ...
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Install texlive

I am trying to install texlive in order to recover files swept away in the process of installing another latex software package. The basic problem is that I want to run tlmgr to recover lost ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 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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TEXINPUTS ignored in ubuntu 12.04?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (default, no tweaking) and I am trying to use pdfLaTeX, like this: the file z.tex exists I am in the directory containing z.tex TEXINPUTS is a shell variable ...
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XeLaTeX - terminal output too verbose

Is it possible to reduce the amount of information you get from running: xelatex texfile.tex The oh so long output: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) restricted ...
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Font problem - errors returned

I am using Ubuntu as OS. When I try to run a tex code, I receive this error from Textmaker : ! Font T1/ppl/m/n/12=pplr8t at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found ! Font ...
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Are bitmap fonts too fuzzy or is it just me? [closed]

The above text was rendered with LaTeX. The text below was rendered in Libre Office. You can see that there is a big difference in clarity, I think. Is it just me? How can I get LaTeX to produce ...
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Help using MathTime Pro 2 fonts in Ubuntu Linux with tex-live

I installed the MTPro2 fonts in Ubuntu 12.04 by extracting the MTPro2 ZIP file into a directory called "mathtime" and then doing the following: sudo mv mathtime/* /usr/local/share/texmf/ cd ...
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How to install TexLive 2012 in an unofficial distro based on ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? I'm want to install an unofficial distro based on ubuntu 12.04, for old PC's
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How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live 2012?

I use TeX Live 2012 on an updated Ubuntu 12.10 machine with Latexila. I intended using Adobe's open source font Source Sans Pro in my latest paper. I followed the instruction on the LaTeX Font ...
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How to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? Is there an easy way to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu using apt-get? In other words, is there ...
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\setbeamerfont for customizing content font in LaTeX beamer [closed]

I have a problem in which I am not sure how to modify the content (normal text) of beamer font. I only know how to modify the frametitle In which \setbeamerfont{structure}{family=\fontUbuntu} ...
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Setting TEXINPUTS for pdflatex in Ubuntu

I have a set of files that are commonly used as inputs in my tex files, so I put them in a directory and set the path in the TEXINPUTS environment variable (in Ubuntu). This works fine when compiling ...
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Update package of TeX Live 2009

I have a CLSI (LaTeX server) instance running on Ubuntu 10.04: http://code.google.com/p/common-latex-service-interface/ Now I want to install a new package and also upgrade an existing package. The ...
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CLSI on ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 (EC2 instance) using chef [closed]

I'm trying to install CLSI on ubuntu 11.10 using chef (see: https://github.com/scribtex/clsi-chef). I'm trying to get a CLSI server up and running but I'm not able to :( Getting: ...
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How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012?

How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.10? Why was citeref.sty dropped in Texlive 2012?
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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LaTeX editor with GUI for Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs I've installed TeXLive but I found it complicated. Actually I couldn't run it completely. So I need a LaTeX editor with GUI on Ubuntu 12.10. What's ...
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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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Manually install packages from dtx file on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? My TeXLive doesn't have the standalone package. I read part of the documentation, the PDF file from the ...
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Biblatex with apa6 package on Ubuntu

I am trying to get the apa6 package to work on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise). In order to do so, I first installed TeX Live2012 from texlive-backports, and after some trying installed the following packages: ...