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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 ...
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You have requested package `moderncvbodyi', but the package provides `moderncvbodyi' [duplicate]

I'm working with moderncv and keep getting the following warnings: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\moderncv\moderncvheadii.sty: LaTeX Warning: You have requested package `...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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Font not loadable: metric data not found or bad

Okay, I'm having the following issue that resembles an issue other people have reported. But, I haven't seen any problem that is as simple as mine or any solution that's for my operating system. I am ...
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Print to EPS file in Windows 10

In Windows 7 and older versions I did this to generate EPS: I installed a driver for a postcript printer (from HP for example). Set "file" as printer port, so that output was directed to a file ...
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I cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10

I am installing MiKTeX on windows 10, the installer continue till the end then it stops, this is the log file initializing setup service... starting installer... Loading package database... starting ...
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Importing Makefile project into TeXStudio

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm using the MiKTeX distribution. As editor I'm using TeXStudio. I have been given a LaTeX template containing a Makefile for building. However, I didn't manage to figure out ...
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LaTeX for surface 3 [duplicate]

I am planning to get a Microsoft surface 3. I am wondering that can I download MikTeX and TeXstudio or other LaTeX softwares. I found a same question at this post LaTeX for Microsoft Surface. But this ...
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Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system? [closed]

I'm using an Pentium 4 desktop PC, with an Intel Celeron 1,8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of hard disk space, partitioned into C:, D:, and E: drives. I'm running Microsodt Windows XP ...
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How to get with TexLive Windows/Linux same extensive verbose level as with Rubber?

If I compile the following MWE with Rubber under Linux (rubber --pdf VerboseDemo.tex) I get a nice verbose level including the HyperRef debug. However if I compile with plain pdflatex under windows (...
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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. C:\...
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Lyx not opening, windows 10

Im having a strange problem. I have used lyx always and last time I used it was a few days ago. Today my computer for strange reasons starting saying it was completely full (0 byte free!). Opened lyx ...
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Tex Live 2015 on Windows 10: errors during update in Tex Live Manager

In a brand new installation of Tex Live, the first time I tried to update installed packages (a few weeks after installation), I got many errors similar to the following: fmtutil-sys --no-error-if-no-...
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Error 43 while knitting a markdown to pdf in a R project created on mac and run on Windows

I created a R project which outputs some plots to pdf using rmarkdown::render with an .Rmd file. I shared the folder when the R project and all the relative files are kept to a colleague using Google ...
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MikTex 2.9 fails to install on windows 8.1

I tried to install MikTex 2.9 on windows 8.1, but the operation failed with the following error: MikTex setup wizard The operation failed for some reason Details: C:\Program Files (x86)\MikTex2.9\...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ” [closed]

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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MiKTex on Windows 10 [closed]

I have just downloaded and installed MiKTeX. When I tried to update from nearest package repository I get "Sorry, but something went wrong: The remote package repository is not online. You have to ...
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Working TeX files from three different computers with different base username

I have a Windows work desktop, a Windows home desktop, and a Mac laptop. I primarily use the two Windows machines. The problem is that this is a VERY large project that imports lots of charts and ...
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problems installing MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10 (64 bit) [closed]

I am trying for a couple of days now to install MiKTeX 2.9 but every time i'm starting to download the files on my laptop (currently running on win 10) it tell me : the operation could not be ...
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\usepackage{graphicx} breaks document in Texmaker / MiKTeX

I use Texmaker with MiKTeX on Windows 7. So far everything worked fine during the creation of a 30+ pages document. Now I would like to include one JPG, but as soon as I \usepackage{graphicx} the ...
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Leaving the current page empty and starting on the next

I'm trying to format a document in lyx so that each chapter or section begins on its own page. Following this question and adding the following to the latex preamble: \usepackage{afterpage} \...
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windows 10, and texmaker pdf build [closed]

Under Windows 7, a document I made in Texmaker compiled well and produced a pdf, but it doesn't work under Windows 10: it compiles and produces a rather long log file with no errors, but there's no ...
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Paste command no longer working in lyx

I have been using lyx for a while and everything was working smoothly. Recently, however, I tried deleting a float figure and inserting it at a different point in the document. Following this question ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Spelling syntax colouring

Is there a way to change the syntax colouring for spelling in TexWorks? Currently red for comments and underlined red for mispelled words doesn't really stand out.
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Unresponsive pdf viewer in TeXmaker

I have been using TexMaker for a while now and I am quite satisfied overall. For the past few days though, the external pdf viewer does not seem to be working. When I click on the icon, which is the ...
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Can fontspec use fonts from SkyFonts?

On my Windows 7 system I installed via SkyFonts from Fonts.com: Sabon Next Display The font does not appear in C:\Windows\Fonts. However, it shows up in certain desktop applications, for example Xara ...
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Windows TeX editor with forward code search

I am looking for a LaTeX editor on Windows that can Automatically change the PDF view to the current place of edit, possibly after a keyboard shortcut and can preferably highlight the section being ...
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TeXLive 2015: loading arabxetex causes compilation error before `\begin{document}`?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{arabxetex} %\usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} This compiles, and works as ...
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Encoding problem when generating umlaut code from batch [closed]

This is my setting. I have a main tex-file: % TextTest.tex \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % in order to be able to write åäö. \input{name.tex} \begin{document} ...
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Latin1, utf8 with Texmaker

I state that I have read many discussions about my problem but have not yet managed to solve. I 'the first time I use LaTeX and as editor I chose Texmaker. I'm writing on Windows 7 64bit. I created a ...
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WinEdt to open in “Reader”

My question is a mixture of WinEdt settings, Windows 10 administrator settings and Windows apps. I realize that it might not be exactly appropriate here, but I figured some people might have wanted to ...
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XeLaTeX not finding font

I am trying to use a template I found online, which is compiled with XeLaTeX and uses the Fontin font. I installed that font from the included link, along with its "smallcaps" variant etc. I have ...
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Compilation problem with miktex 2.9 on windows 8.1

I install MikTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8.1 but compilation always fails. Which version of MikTeX is compatible with Windows 8.1? when i launch a document compilation, i always have the error message ...
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Knitr not available in LyX (Windows)

I installed LyX with MicTeX on my pc. I installed the Knitr module. So I see in the packages in R studio that I can add 'Knitr'. After that i added the path of R.home('bin') to the PATH in the ...
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Easy-to-install LaTeX editor for Windows 10? [duplicate]

Can anyone provide me with a list of LaTeX editors that are up to date enough to be compatible with Windows 10, and if possible provide a link to where I would download those editors?
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“Process failed to start: Access denied” whilst attempting to compile PDF

I have just installed TeXworks, and MiKTeX on my home PC to continue work from university. I configured TeXworks to compile using MiKTeX, however once I opened my university work in TeXworks, and ...
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Custom compiling order in miktex [closed]

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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Can't make Line-less Fraction

I'm trying to make a line-less fraction to more accurately show vector coordinates. At least my teacher wants us to show them in brackets one above the other like a fraction, but without the fraction ...
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LuaTeX issue with space in path?

Using TeXnicCenter on Windows 7 I stumbled over an issue with LuaTeX from TeXLive 2015 where certain documents would not compile. I tried different things and found a common theme: if there is a space ...
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Installing the 'mathabx' package [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the mathabx package and am having some troubles. I am using MixTek 2.9 and running TexWorks. I have tried typing \usepackage{mathabx} into the console as usual before I \...
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Working on same project from different machines

Is it possible to work on a project from different machines? I usually work on my thesis at home, but I'm considering to go to a library to work from there with their computers. At home I use ...
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Which essential packages I should install in TeXLive on Windows?

Which essential packages I should install for home use of LaTeX (TeXLive) on Windows?
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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Hide kile's error dilogue box?

Is it possible to hide popup-boxes from kile? Specially like the one below. Details: On quickly copy-pasting and pressing [ctrl]+[s] in kile, a popup message appears saying "document could not be ...
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Is there any systematic way to have the pdf outputs a naming to include the date they are edited on and remain in the folder after multiple edits?

Working with %pdflatex, each pdf file has the name of the .tex file from which it is compiled. For the case of writing CVs, it happens that the CV is updated each month or each week periodically. Is ...