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Compatibility Mac and Windows? Bibtex problem [on hold]

Yesterday, i fixed the problem (thanks to you) that i got for my bibtex library using achemso package. I tranferred my tex file from my Mac (using texmaker/Jabref/Texlive i guess) to my PC (using ...
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TexStudio auto-completer window not showing correctly

I am having a problem in using the autocompletion feature of TexStudio. When I start the autocompleter, I get a window that is not always being displayed correctly, due to the fact that it is ...
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LuaLaTeX produces no output

I've decided to switch to LuaLaTeX for superior font support and built-in programming capabilities, but I cannot produce any output. It does not even generate a .log or .aux file. I've come across the ...
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error: could not start the command. lualatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I have just installed texmaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 64bit in my laptop. When I use pdflaTeX everything seems to be working fine, however when I try to switch to LuaLaTex I get the message shown in the ...
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BibTex not working in Texmaker 3.5.2

I have the following tex-code where I tried using bibtex: \documentclass[preprint,3p,twocolumn,authoryear]{elsarticle} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{cite} ...
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Unable to reach MikTeX items from Start Menu

I would like to have MikTeX (the tex compiler) know of a *.sty file for purpose of displaying Stata output. (Basically, I would need to have MikTeX source the a "texmf" directory in which there is a ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...
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How to Rotate a PDF?

Recently I found out that I can't use Adobe Acrobat to rotate a multi-page pdf file by .70 degrees. So I have a regular PDF file (flat scan - no text) that I need to rotate. But I've seen a hint ...
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Updating Your Own Font

In my scenario I am using my own custom font. It is an OpenType font - not a tex-packaged one either, just one I've made in FontCreator (Windows 7). Now, I want to use this font with lualatex, so I ...
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Missing font for friggeri cv (despite installation)

For my cv I'm using the friggeri-cv template, which was already was reason for serveral threads here. The template is heavily build on HelveticaNeue, which is installed on my system ...
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Printing specific Beamer overlay slides with Acrobat

I want to print specific slides from one frame using Acrobat under Microsoft Windows (I don't have a choice here...). Specifically, for instance, I want to print the 6th and and 12th slide of my ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

I am working on some document in Latex in Linux and then I will outsource the proofreading of it to some company. The problem is, the company uses MS Windows machines and it has so far only worked ...
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RStudio Can't Find pdflatex On Windows 7

I'm running RStudio (0.98.1091) and Texworks MiKTeX (2.9 64 bit) on Windows 7. My PATH environment variable is set and includes the complete path to the MiKTeX directory where pdflatex lives: ...
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Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I suddenly got to the following error using TeXstudio 2.8.8 Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "1".tex Here, "1" is the filename when I used for ...
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Which Windows editors have comment/ uncomment keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a longtime user of TeXnicCenter. I like the fact that there's a keyboard shortcut I can use to comment or uncomment large blocks of text (Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-W, respectively). Are there other LaTeX ...
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Overlaying TikZ nodes on an image using TikzEdt and onimage.sty

Trying to overlay some TikZ onto an image, I have found two very helpful Q&As: Drawing on an image with TikZ Simplest way to overlay a text + rectangle label an image? I especially like the ...
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Paths to bib-file on Win and OSX

I use Windows at home and OSX at the University. My tex files are synchronized via Dropbox. However, the path rules are, evidently, different in these systems. As a result, I have to write something ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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Tikzexternalize not compling on Win7 TexStudio Texlive Install

I am attempting to implement \tikzexternalize using a MWE. I was able to successfully compile the MWE on a LinuxMint install with the same configuration. On a Win7 installation I am unable to compile ...
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Compiling tex file using pdflatex and cmd - strange behavior

I'm have a really strange problem here. I have a tex file which I compile to a pdf file using the pdflatex.exe which comes with MikTeX. The Problem is now that it seems a problem when the tex-file ...
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“Windows api error 5” when trying to install MikTex [duplicate]

I tried to install basic-miktex-2.9.5105 (system: Windows 7), but always got the error message "Windows API error 5: Access denied info: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe". I ...
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Unable to load picture or pdf file, XeTeX, Win 8

I was A-OK with my previous Win 7. I have been having this problem ever since I changed to Win 8. I use TeXstudio to edit my files. I get the error below: Unable to load picture or PDF file ...
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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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File opened in Sublime Text 2 with LaTexTools and Acrobat Reader launched

I'm using the portable version of Sublime Text 2 (from my Dropbox) with the LaTexTools enabled and use it from home as well as from my office computer. At home everything works fine, .tex files are ...
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How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9 [duplicate]

I've been trying to use this beamer theme: https://github.com/ppletscher/beamerthemezurich/. When I try to compile the sample .tex file included it gives me an error that reads: ! Fatal fontspec ...
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Encoding for a .tex file created under Mac and opened under Windows

When I open a .tex file with Texmaker under Win8.1, that was created on a Mac using TexShop, I get the following error: It seems that this file cannot be correctly decoded with the default ...
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pdflatex cannot find my .tex file

For some strange reason pdflatex.exe apparently can't find the .tex file I'm trying to process in the Windows terminal. I open the terminal, navigate to the appropriate folder and enter the ...
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Problem using tikzDevice in knitr

I can't seem to get knitr to work with tikzdevice. A simple example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} <<test, dev='tikz'>>= library(knitr) library(tikzDevice) library(ggplot2) ...
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Character escaping in \input{|“command”}

This includes two main questions: A)Which characters are forbidden in between the quotes (" ") of an \input{|"command"}? B)How can those forbidden characters be escaped so that they, infact, can be ...
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Good LaTeX editor and compiler for beginners [duplicate]

I am new to LaTeX and I would like to know which are the good editor for a beginner user like me, who has no previous experience with this. I'm interested in writing a report on my project and thesis ...
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Converting a tex file to pdf

I use TexStudio to create a tex file and save it in my DropBox in the Cloud. I then use CloudConvert to make a pdf file, which I then save on my Windows Pc. This works OK, but isn't there a simpler, ...
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Is there a good citation manager for TeXLive like Mendeley for word in Office? [duplicate]

I have just started using Mendeley with word and "I like it" is an understatement. So far, the most important BibDesk feature I'm using now is the ability to link the bibliographic entries with their ...
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How does one build MiKTeX on Windows?

I want to build MiKTeX (pdflatex specifically) to resolve this privacy issue with pdflatex by applying this change. I followed this howto. On a new Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) install I installed: ...
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Emacs + AUCtex on Windows 8.1

I tried to install Emacs and AUCtex on Windows 8.1 without success (at least, it does not seem to work to me). With the risk of being pedantic, here are the steps I followed: 1) Extracted the most ...
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Change background colour of toolbars in TeXstudio

With How do I change color settings in TeXStudio? and Anyone willing to share his/her custom dark theme for TeXstudio? I managed to change the colour of the editor (in this case to a darker theme to ...
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pspictures are gone on Windows with crop=on

The following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[crop=on]{auto-pst-pdf} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} aaaa \begin{pspicture}(25mm,25mm) \psset{unit=1mm} \psframe(0,0)(20,20) ...
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How to work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex in TeXMaker

I have just install Texmaker 4.3 to start using Latex, but when it build it to pdf it prompts an error message about Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex my ...
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Can't write on file in Xelatex [duplicate]

The code is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} WinEdt in WIN7 Error messages: Command Line: xelatex.exe --interaction=errorstopmode --synctex=1 ...
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Problems with latex in word 2010

I`m trying to insert LaTex into Word 2010. I`m following the method that the user David Carlisle described here in an answer: Embed LaTeX math equations into Microsoft Word I`m trying the following ...
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Grammar checker at Lyx on Windows 7

I know that there are some tools which can check for grammar mistakes if you run lyx under linux, so I wonder if there is any similar tool compatible with windows
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Hyperref ruins formulas in Lyx 2.1

I am writing lecture notes in LyX 2.1 on Windows and I have recently enabled hyperref in document settings and since then I get strange crossed L marks before every formula I put, e.g.: Anybody ...
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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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Why under Texlive2014 / win8.1 terminal xelatex does not work outside the bin/win32 directory?

When I open the terminal and type xelatex, the program ended without any prompt. It only works when I changed the directory to texlive/2014/bin/win32 This is rather odd since if the program path ...
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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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No local package in tlmgr while I can compile in winedt in windows

Last week, I change my user name. Then things happen. And I add environment path C:\texlive\2014\bin\win32; But still cannot find any local information in tlmgr. How can I solve this problem
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Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file in Windows

Mine is closely related to this one: Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file I ask the same question but with a solution for Windows. The mentioned solutions ...
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How to configure texlive 2014 when I use new account in windows

I change my account into new. But there is no texlive manager. So I realize I need to reinstall. One thing I need to mention is that all the texlive files were installed in C: by the old user. So I ...