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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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Using 8.3 path names with pdfLaTeX

I am trying to run pdfLaTex on a file that is in a path stored in an environment variable in my Windows environment (e.g. the %TEMP% directory). The path is stored using it's 8.3 DOS name. This seems ...
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Stix font not in Adobe Illustrator (Windows)

I compiled my latex document using pdflatex in texstudio. I have already installed the Windows Stix fonts in to the system fonts folder. However when I open the pdf output in Illustrator I get: and ...
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How does a TeX editor knows what types of compiler are installed?

So, suppose I install MiKTeX in my Windows. How, then, TeXworks know that I have the compilers pdfLaTeX for example, installed?
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add ...
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102 views

Clean way to plot a sequence of 3D objects from file

I want to plot a sequence of cones using tikz. My cones have arbitary coordinates that I calculated beforehand. For n cones, I have the coordinates of n+1 circles, each as a tuple of (depth, center, ...
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Winshell not uploading eps file to pdf file in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just installed winshell for windows and I am trying to include an eps file with the directive \includegraphics{./new} where new is an eps file, however everytime I run pdflatex, it says the file not ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open

I'm sorry if this exact question has already been asked, but the similar duplicates I've found didn't have the same phrasing. Therefore, I'm asking a new question... I have WinEdt 7.0 on Windows 7 ...
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Autocompile LaTeX doc when updated in Windows (via dropbox, in this case)

Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated. Use case is I am editing the .tex file ...
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1answer
601 views

Escaping backslashes in command line

Issue resolved, please see end of question for details I am passing a file path as a parameter to a tex script, run by pdflatex on Windows. Here's an example of a command: pdflatex ...
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MikTeX: How to run pdflatex from cmd prompt on Windows 7 compared to Windows XP?

In Windows XP I create my test.tex in emacs and then run it in the cmd promt as pdflatex test.tex in the corresponding directory, and it works without a problem. However, in Windows 7 doing the same ...
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pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX under Windows/Java using Bytestream

I'm doing servlet programming and i was wondering if pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX have some handle for input or output bytestreams under windows. This way I could stream a string right in and stream the output ...
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Unable to uninstall Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7 [closed]

I am trying to uninstall MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7, but it won't uninstall. The wizard stops working. What can be done to solve this issue? One of the reasons I want to uninstall is that I am getting ...
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Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

Please help! They have updated my computer to Windows 7, and I have tried to reinstall MiKTeX2.9 and TeXnicCenter. When I run a LaTeX program, it tries to install 412 files from CTAN, and I get the ...
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1answer
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pdflatex binaries for win32?

Is the a place where I can download up-to-date win32 binaries of pdflatex (including all other files needed)? I don't need a GUI, just the plain .exe. MikTex-portable contains a pdflatex.exe but ...
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vim, PDF -XChange, pdflatex, TeX Live 2010, windows xp, (pdfsync)

Hope I didn't forget any. These are the packages I want to use on my computer for typesetting pdf files. Up to date I'm using vim (without any plugin but integrated syntax highlighting for .tex files) ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...