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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)

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

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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Creating a shortcut to a bibliography file [closed]

I have my bibliography file, mybib.bib, in a different directory to that of my Latex file. However, I do not want to hardcode the location of the bibliography, because the Latex file is being worked ...
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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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problem with PDF texify

I am begging you to help me with this: Today I installed some new version of Adobe Reader and now, when I tried to texify something in Latex it appeared this message: Cannot run: "C:\Program ...
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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

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 ...
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Running pythonTeX with Lyx under Windows

I am trying to get pythonTeX running with Lyx 2.4.1 in Windows 10 by following this post. I have installed pythonTeX and verified it is working when running a test file with the commands: pdflatex ...
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MiKTex package update fails “Windows API error 87” [duplicate]

I have just installed MiKTex 2.9 in Windows 7. I had this problem and fixed it by deleting the .fndb files. The first time I try to compile a "hello world" .tex file , a window pops up titled Package ...
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Run MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried to install MiKTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8 laptop and the installation wizard was running fine and i had no problems. when I was compiling TeX the first time the following occurred: Sorry, ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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How can I prevent Latex from doing something “bad” to my computer? [duplicate]

More precisely, I want to run PDFLatex on a server and let it accept arbitrary .tex source files from users, returning the compiled pdf to them. However, obviously this introduces a security threat ...
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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template ...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive [closed]

This is a question concerning two areas. OSs and creating pdf-documents from LaTex-scripts. The point is the following. When I create a pdf-file under Linux using pdflatex, I can open the file under ...
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“makeglossaries: Invalid argument” without any arguments

I have a MikTeX installation on a Windows 7, and just downloaded and installed ActiveState Perl to be able to run the makeglossaries script. Unfortunately, something is wrong, since even trying to ...
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Help LaTeX with Windows not flushing file cache in time when using filecontents.sty

Casually, I run into trouble while using the filecontents package: LaTeX complains that the data file created by the filecontents environment is not writeable: LaTeX Warning: Overwriting file ...
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Trouble installing and using TeXmaker with windows 10

So after the update to Windows 10, everything with my texmaker-miktex install was fine until a catastrophic crash meant I had to fresh install eveything. Now I'm getting: "Could not start the ...
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How to correctly configure TeXnicCenter to open PDF files with the Microsoft Windows Reader app?

I really like the PDF reader app in Windows 10. I already found out how to open PDF's via command line with it: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "reader:" But when entering this in TeXnicCenter ...
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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I installed yesterday a clean version of Windows 10 after the update and the format. Today I was trying install Tex Live but there is an issue. The installer (exe) unzip the file but then simply shut ...
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Why am I getting “\dictumrule undefined.” or “Undefined control sequence. \dictumrule” error?

I realize this is a bit specific, but this is the only KOMA-Script command that has consistently produced an error, and it's driving me nuts because I can't find a solution anywhere (and I'm usually ...
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Free, online way to convert a PDF (formulated by LaTeX) to an editable Word document?

I know there's many free ways to convert PDF's to Word documents, however the ones that I have found have converted the fonts incorrectly, the table of contents is misaligned and none of the internal ...
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Long filename causes crash after compilation

xxxxxxxxxxxx.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} LaTeX/MiKTeX compiles the file just fine, but it crashes at the end: When I shorten the file name, then the ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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Cannot compile xelatex template

I try to create my CV using the following template two-columns, one page. I manage to find the fonts in .ttf format and installed them in my win7 system. However, I get an error of "font-not-found" ...
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Windows Speech recognition with TexStudio

I am trying to use the built-in speech recognition software of windows 7 to write a document in TexStudio. At the moment it is only able to push the buttons, I cannot dictate text...how do I enable ...
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Forward/Backward searching stopped working on Windows 8.1

I use TeXmaker with the Built-in viewer in a Windows 8.1 environment to edit and compile my work with lateX, and the forward/backward search always worked for me. Today all of a sudden it stopped, ...