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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: ...
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Libertine italic sans-serif missing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the Ubuntu package 'texlive-fonts-extra' to be able to use the Libertine font. Everything is working fine except the sans-serif (Linux Biolinum) italic font. I ...
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TeXworks linux vs windows

I have some documents that require extensive use of BibTeX files, and on the windows version of TeXworks there is the possibility of running pdflateX+MakeIndex+BibTeX, which is not present in the ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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LyX: change PDF viewer

In LyX, how can I set Ubuntu's document viewer (Evince) as the preferred PDF reader for the generated PDF files? All of a sudden it started using Okular, which I don't like all that much.
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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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How to get mdframed package working correctly?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits system, I wanted to add the mdframed package to my texlive distribution. After searching in Ubuntu standard repositories without success, I went to the CTAN website to ...
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TeXLive - no latex binary after installation [closed]

I have installed TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04 via install-tl and chose a minimal set of packages, so that I could later tlmgr install ... everything I would need with dependencies automatically ...
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PSTricks doesn't work in Linux [closed]

I'm tryng to compile in Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 + Texlive-full) a document using latex>dvips>ps2pdf. This document include graphics in .eps and has a pspicture code. When I compile this document in ...
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Installing MinionPro fonts on Ubuntu 10.04 running TexLive 2012

I followed the instructions to install MinionPro fonts from this website. http://carlo-hamalainen.net/blog/2007/12/11/installing-minion-pro-fonts/ However, when I tried to run the tex file at the ...
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“File `realcalc.tex' not found” - after texlive-generic-extra installed?

Disclosure: my knowledge of LaTeX is extremely limited I am trying to use pdflatex to convert foo.tex to foo.pdf. When I first tried this I got error messages saying I was missing calc.sty so I ...
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XeLaTeX, otf fonts and dotless i

I am on an ubuntu machine with XeLaTeX and have been facing this annoying issue. On setting roman font to any of my otf files (Adobe Jenson Pro, Adobe Garamond Pro etc), the dotless i and j characters ...
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TeX Live — problem with install [Ubuntu, bash]; new packages

I don't know how to install new packages. I've tried to install texLive [I have installed sudo apt-get install texlive-full -- which went correct, but I can not install Tex Live], but after install ...
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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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Need chemnum style, but have the old TeXLive2009 version [closed]

First of all, I am a total beginner with both LaTeX and Ubuntu (and I have no clue about programming etc.), so please explain things in a way that I can follow and thanks in advance for your help and ...
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Command \AtBeginEnvironment already defined

I am pretty new to LaTeX. With windows, Miktex/Texmaker pretty-much takes care of package installation whenever needed, but on Ubuntu I have been downloading needed packages from CTAN and installing ...
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How to install additional LaTeX packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I just installed texlive-latex-base package from official Ubuntu repo, now I have to add some modules (ucs and utf8x) for compiling .pdf files with Cyrillic encoding, so, how to install it? I found ...
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Forward referencing no longer works after porting from MikTex to Ubuntu

I know that you need to rerun latex to resolve references -- it doesn't matter how many times I rerun it -- I get the same warning messages. This sample program: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Problem compiling with TeXLive

I am a Ubuntu user, and recently I had a problem with my upgrade from an older version of Ubuntu to a newer one, so I had to wipe everything out and start back from scratch. Unfortunately, that ...
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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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texlive-latex-extra and koma-moderncvclassic [closed]

I installed the ubuntu package texlive-latex-extra which contains a latex package "koma-moderncvclassic". However, if I compile a document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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texdoc can't find gnome-open (ubuntu 12.04, texlive 2009)

I have a full texlive ubuntu (2009) installation and typing something like texdoc caption returns the following error message: sh: 1: gnome-open: not found if I type texdoc -f, I get the message: ...
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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Hebrew TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04 missing fonts

The installation is TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04. I've been using a variety of source files, some of them extremely simple. I can post if necessary, but thought it might be irrelevant given the seeming ...
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texlive 2011 / ubuntu 12.04 and TeX Live Backports PPA [closed]

I've installed Texlive 2011 in Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits) following this tuto : http://starlinq.livejournal.com/2542.html I've changed the PATH and so on in the ~/.profil file. But after that, I've ...
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How to install custom sty files where the LaTeX compiler can find them?

I created a custom beamer style. For this I have several .sty files. I am able to install this custom theme on my Ubuntu 12.04 with the standard tex-live provided distribution by putting it my home as ...
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How to update pgf 2.0 to 2.1?

I have installed TikZ/PGF using Synaptic Package Manager. Still it contains version 2.0. Now How do I update it?
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TeXLive dependents?

I know this might not be a question for this forum but for SS; however, someone might give me a hint. This problem happens to me both in Ubuntu and in OS X. When I want to install something (e.g., ...
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Embed video in PDF with beamer under Ubuntu [closed]

I'm stuck in embedding a video into a PDF presentation with beamer. The problem is not the actual tex code, but the fact that I'm using Linux Ubuntu 10.04. The video is not reproduced, with evince it ...