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How To Add MarVoSym Font to Context on Windows ? [closed]

I have context source file containing \definefont[Dings][name:MarVoSym] and I import it via \input . When I run context on my source, I always get ! Font \**Dings**:=MarVoSym at 11.0pt not ...
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How to create pdf with command line using MiKTeX?

I downloaded and installed MikTeX on my machine (Windows 7), then when I run the command: latex ex.tex the outputs were: ex.aux ex.dvi ex.log So my question is, what option could I use to ...
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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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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing figures/...
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Recommendation: tex editor, word and windows user.

I know this question might appear a lot on this site, but I didn't find the asnwer I was looking for. I'm a Windows user (Ultimate 7 64-bit). Using Microsoft Word since forever. I want the final ...
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font-not-found error: font “HoeflerText” cannot be found — LuaLaTex error! [closed]

I am running this CV/Resume example from here: Here is a relevant fraction of the code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} %!TEX encoding = UTF-16 % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There ...
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Mirroring a TeX Live Installation Onto Another System

I have installed TeX Live 2010 on my PC and laptop. Both systems are running Windows XP SP3, and TeX Live is installed in C:\texlive in both systems. Recently, I ran TeX Live Manager on my PC, and ...
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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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Has anyone got a LyX 2 precompiled for Windows?

I've been trying to compile LyX 2 myself but I can't start the resulting executable (the Resources directory is missing a lot of subdirectories). I don't know what the problem is, I exactly followed ...
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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 ...
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Which Windows TeX package goes well with TexMaker ?

I'm trying to setup my Windows 7 box with LaTeX. I had installed TexMaker 3.0, but I later found out I had to install a TeX Package (like MikTeX/TeXLive) before installing TexMaker. My question is ...
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How to install Beamer in Windows XP using LyX

I installed LyX on Windows XP, but when I attempt to load a file which uses beamer it says MikTeX does not have it! What to do? (I have MikteX 2.7) I am trying to update MikTeX, but when ...
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How do I find which pgf version I have installed on Windows (MikTeX)?

I'm not sure how to find which version of pgf with MikTeX installed on my computer (Windows 7 - 64 bit).
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Specifying an absolute Windows path for \includegraphics

I know that includegraphics can be used in Latex to include images into the document, but how can I specify a path for that file? \includegraphics[]{picture-name} Instead of asdd.jpg I want to ...
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Recommended Windows LaTeX editor, similar to Kile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs My Linux box has crashed, so I'm looking for an editor on Windows (should work on Win7) that is similar to Kile - could someone help?
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TeX system for Windows server

I'm trying to find a TeX system for the following Windows version: Windows Server Datacenter Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corperation Service Pack 2 I tried with MiKTeX but seems it is ...
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How do I change styles in markdown2pdf?

I'm a markdown user, and am just getting my feet wet in latex for PDF creation. I'm using Pandoc and MikTex on Windows 7. The following command gives me a nice PDF document: markdown2pdf myfile....
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Is the Windows logo available?

I'm surprised I don't see this addressed quickly with a Google search, but I don't see it there or on this site. Does anyone know of a Windows logo symbol in LaTeX? I used Dextify, but couldn't ...
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Is there any way to get LaTeX in OneNote?

Any thoughts on how to get LaTeX in OneNote?
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{...
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Where is “texmf” on a Windows install?

On UNIX you have the texmf folder in your home directory where you store packages you've installed yourself, but where is that folder on a Windows install? Yeah, I know that if you use MiKTeX then ...
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Running multiple Winedt processes on Windows 7 x64

Is it possible to run multiple versions of Winedt, Build: 20100317 (v. 6.0) on Windows 7 x64 system to edit multiple projects?
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Installing Minion Pro on Windows

I have been searching on the Internet but so far there is no guide that works for me. I tried the one from CTAN, but there I have to run commands, and install the LCDF Typetools (which aren't ...
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BibDesk-like software for Windows

I'm not sure if this is a proper question for this site. But since TeX and bibliographic citations are closely linked, I'll go ahead. I have just started using BibDesk and "I like it" is an ...
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Some strange errors when moving from MikTex on windows to Ubuntu TeX.

I have some tex code that I used to compile successfully (actually, with some 3 non-important warnings) on Windows using MikTex. When I try to compile it on Ubuntu using: tex composition-body.tex I ...
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Is it possible to call an external application prior to latex.exe to prepare a new file to be imported from within the (La)TeX input file?

I need to execute an external application prior to executing latex.exe to prepare a new file to be imported from within the (La)TeX input file. From another topic, I got an rough info that we can ...
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How to edit the environment variable TEXINPUTS in winedt for adding different search paths ?

I want to edit the environment variable TEXINPUTS but i dont know how in windows platform with Winedt. I googled it many times but i didnt get what i need. I found how to reach TEXINPUTS by: options -...
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multiple (concurrent) TeXLive installations on Windows XP and with WinEdt

I have been a long user of TeXLive (TL) for many years on my Windows XP machine. I currently have TeXLive 2008 installed and I would like to install the new TL2010. I have heard of the possibility to ...
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How to view pdf on Windows 7 using Vim with latexsuite plugin?

I sometimes use a Windows 7 laptop and I'm trying to set up Vim and latexsuite. I can compile with \ll and then go view the PDF by manually opening it. I would like to set it up like I've done with ...
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Fast, Cheap, WYSIWYG program

(This is close to some previous questions, but I wasn't able to find a question that directly covers it.) I want a program that allows me to quickly type a snippet of LaTeX code in and will ...
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Math Input Panel in Windows 7 and LaTeX writing

I just found out about the Math Input Panel in Windows 7,and now there is commercial software using it for LaTex writing. For example Inlage. If you have a look of their first demo video, you know ...
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Is it possible to run LuaTeX from a USB flash drive

I am looking for ways to install and run LuaTeX on a USB flash drive (Windows operating system).
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Protext 64-bit executables for Windows

I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. Are there 64-bit executables for Windows? I'm using the proTeXt TeX distribution: http://www.tug.org/protext/
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Which (La)TeX IDE(s) have good warning/error analysis

We are successfully using LaTeX at our company to create our product documentation. We have a custom document class that works OK and we currently use TeXnicCenter to edit our documentation. "We" are ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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Tamil Tex in windows

I use TexniCentre and Miktex 2.8 in Windows XP. I would like to typeset Tamil text, and so far I've been unsuccessful. Please suggest me a working TeX/LaTex/variants setup for Tamil language. Thanks ...
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What is the difference between the basic MiKTeX and the complete MiKTeX?

I am just starting out with LaTeX on Windows XP, and I was advised to install MiKTeX. What would I get in the complete MiKTeX that isn't in basic MiKTeX?
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How do I get started with LaTeX on Windows XP?

My only knowledge of LaTeX is that it is a markup language that lets me concentrate on the structure of my document rather than its appearance. It uses tags similar to HTML. My problem is that I've ...
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How to compile a LaTeX document?

Up until now, I've just been using LyX for all my LaTeX needs. Now I have a .tex file and I need to compile it (turn to pdf). How do I do this on Windows XP? Obviously I have LaTeX installed (MikTeX).
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TeX daemon for Windows

A simple question (in theory): is there any (La)TeX distribution for Windows that is capable of running as a daemon? I am not aware that either MiKTeX or TeX Live are capable as running as daemons on ...
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What do I need in order to use TeX on Windows as an eventual replacement for Word?

What do I need in order to use TeX on Windows as an eventual replacement for Word? What software is available for Windows for WYSIWYG editing of TeX files?