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Command assists for Texworks

Are the following features of Kile available in texworks or any other tex-editors for windows ? Any word or command used before, appearing as options automatically after typing the first three ...
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TeXmaker freezing on Windows 10 [on hold]

I have been using TeXmaker well on my iMac and then now I switched the .tex-file and I transfered it on my laptop. It is a 32 GB system with Windows 10. TeXmaker is on the primary SSD (C drive), ...
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Indexing in Latex with printing the first letter for each group , on a WINDOWS system? [duplicate]

I've created index with makeidx package. It works. I just need to print the first letter above every group of keys. My problem is the same cited here (package makeidx: print first letter for each ...
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Using Hyperref in LyX - PDFLaTeX Hebrew

In the past year or so I have been using LyX in Hebrew with the Hebrew Article document class, with the PDFLaTeX format. Lately I found the Hyperref package, and with a single click all non-Hebrew ...
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Configuring arara in Texstudio on Windows

Following this answer, I fully installed arara from Github, then I tried to run the user command Arara from Texstudio menu on this simple code but I got an error Uh-oh, the configuration file ...
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Text in pdf output not recognized

I am writing my first document with Latex, so please be patient ;-) I've searched through forums again and again but was unable to find a solution. I am working with Texmaker and when compiling my ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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TexMaker does not generate pdf (no error)

I was writing a document for months using TexMaker and everything worked fine. Today suddenly nothing (usefull) happened after quick build. I also tried pdfLatex and Latex commands and log file doesn'...
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Re-installed LyX on Windows 8 laptop; pdf preview doesn't work

At first, LyX was popping up an error message (something to the effect that it couldn't find some sort of MiKTeX thing; I'm sorry I didn't write down the exact message). Anyway, I was able to fix ...
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Question marks in cross-referencing after using pdflatex command

I am working on a software, to automatically generate *.tex-files with some predefined and generated text inside. After generating the files, I am calling the Windows command line (CMD) and try to ...
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minted complilation problem when changing machine

I'm writing a document science 7 months in my office desktop and every things worked well, but when I take all files to compile in my home computer, I got this error compilation with the minted ...
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What is the Windows MikTeX equivalent to “updating pdftex.map by running initexmf --mkmaps”? [duplicate]

I have been having this problem: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts even with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} My most recent trouble-shooting step is what ...
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TeX Root incorrect, MiKTeX209-core.dll no entry, amstex.exe quarantined by Norton 360

I have a desktop computer in my office with Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) SP 1, and my private laptop with Windows Home (64 bit) SP 1. MikTeX 2.9 full 64 bit version is installed on both of them, ...
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Problem Viewing Output

I have a problem compiling .tex documents and viewing the output on TeXnicCenter. I am attempting to go from LaTex to PDF. The error that keeps on popping up is cannot execute the command, however I ...
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Adobe Reader in Texworks

I know that it is possible to set Adobe Reader as the default viewer with TeXnicCenter. I have also read some posts saying that so far TexWorks doesn't support any other viewer than the default one (...
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Forward/inverse search between Kile and Okular in Windows

I am using Kile (Version 2.9.60) and Okular (Version 0.16.2) on Windows 8. I've told Okular I use Kile as editor by Settings->Configure Okular->Editor-> Editor: Kile Command: kile --line %l and I've ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package in Windows?

How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package? I am using Windows and want to point to c:\tex\proj\pic\alpha having proj as the directory hosting the tex file (I would like to ...
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Setting MikTeX proxy from batch file

I am trying to automate the installation of MikTeX on Windows 7 machines but fail when it comes to proxy definition. Manual definition using the GUI works well, but not the batch file based ...
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Error: Could not start the command pdflatex.exe

Whenever I work on TeX, first time it works normal and gives output but later it makes problems and can not give output. Mostly it gives error like this "Error: Could not start the command: C:/Users/...
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About error “ could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex ”

Recently I install texstudio. (My mitex is version 2.9) But when I compile the the following popup appears could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex : pdflatex.exe - synctex =1 - interaction=...
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epstopdf does not create any output when run by latexmk

EDIT: I was pointed to a solution by someone else. I use Sublime Text 2 as my editor, and use the LatexTools package to compile the file. In my case, I had forgotten to add ;%PATH% to my texpath ...
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Can't find svg file

even though i changed PDFLaTex to: pdflatex.exe --shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex i still get those error messages Zeile 16: File fig/vector' not found. } Zeile 16: ...
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How to convert pdf to eps

I know that this post provides a windows batch file conversion option, but after I run the batch file, a .cmd UI comes up, and I'm not sure what to do from there. I have tried entering the file name ...
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How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker [closed]

I try to write my thesis with LaTeX. I built a basic template which seems to work. But, now I want to use biblatex for autor-year citations. And this doesn't seem to work in my case. I'm getting ...
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Does svg package work on Windows?

The 2012 documentation for the svg package says "Finally, this package will not work on Windows". Is this still true?
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Creating pdf using winshell and latex causes winshell to crash

I am running windows 7 trying to make latex files using winshell. I have used winshell's website and followed their instructions on the error, which was to find the correct directory for latex's ...
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No PDF file found

I am using TeXStudio and MikTex 2.9 (Windows 10). My file was working properly until today and I did not change anything. I've already tried renaming the file and change permissions (allow all changes)...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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makeglossaries with the glossaries package using TexShop & TexLive Manager on Windows 10

I'm getting the following errors: Process started: makeglossaries.exe "Thesis" No \@istfilename found in 'Thesis.aux'. Did your LaTeX run fail? Did your LaTeX run produce any output? Did you ...
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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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Compiling a file in Mac works fine. Comping it in Windows fails

I am compiling a document successfully, on Texshop on Mac. When I send my document to my supervisor, he cannot compile the document. He receives the error I could not find Mybibfile.bib database. It ...
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Weird bodegraph output [closed]

I've tried to make a bodegraph with the bodegraph package and gnuplot. I'm using TexLive and TexStudio on a Windows 10 computer. I get red axes and no graph, only the axes. \documentclass{...
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Code that compiled in ubuntu but not working in win 7

I was typing my thesis in ubuntu in gedit and compiling in the terminal and it worked fine but now due to some reasons I installed windows 7 in my PC but the same code is not working in texmaker. When ...
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pgf-pie package [duplicate]

I've normally been able to just use packages without much thought: \usepackage{tikz} and things have worked just fine. However I've tried to include the pgf-pie package and I get: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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jabref web search stopped working [closed]

I've been using Jabref for a few months, I really like it; but suddenly the web search function doesn't work. Regardless of what search term I type in for Medline, I get a "no references found" ...
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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Linux PNG not compiling on Windows

I'm creating .png image plots using the Python library matplotlib on Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm writing a LaTeX document and want to include that image: \includegraphics{myplot.png} I'm getting the ...
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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Lyx2.1: change PDF viewer Windows10

I am using LyX 2.1 version and Acrobat Reader DC and Windows 10. When I select View PDF[(pdflatex)], Acrobat opens but my file is not displayed. I have tried changing the path adding this C:\Program ...
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TeX Live Installation Failure on Windows

Please help me to resolve this issue... I am using Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition) computer to install Tex Live While running .exe file, I get an pop up message: "To unpack an then run install-tl-...
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exported PDFs are different in windows and ubuntu

I am using Texmaker with PDFLaTeX build option in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The .tex uses my institute's template which is said "using scrreprt class of KOMA-Script". The problem is: I can ...
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Fontspec / Polyglossia error after windows 10 update

I have recently (about a week) updated the operating system from windows 7 to windows 10. As for this moment, any use of the fontspec or polyglossia packages won't compile. After the problem ...
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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running install-tl-...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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A way to open pdf files with Reader in Texmaker on Windows 10

How can I open the generated pdf files with the Windows Reader-App? I am using Texmaker 4.5 and Windows 10. What is the syntax for the "External Viewer" field so any new pdf gets opened with Reader?
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Lyx subsection shortcuts disabled

I am using Lyx 2.1.4 on a Windows System. When i need to create a subsection/pragrah i used the standard shortcuts Alt+A 1-5. For some reason the shortcuts are now disabled (which lyx tells me down ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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bibtex cannot find database entry [closed]

After reading this and this question I'm still unable to get bibtex to find an article reference: C:\Users\CV\> bibtex cv This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Include TikZ figure located in subdirectory with spaces using the standalone package

I want to include a TikZ figure located in a subdirectory that has a space in its name using the standalone package with the option mode = buildnew. However, I encounter an error, which seems related ...