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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 [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Cannot copy Red Evil Text in LyX on Windows

I just installed the latest version of LyX for Windows (2.1.2). When I copy a RET and paste it, all I get is the first line of the RET. For example, I click Ctrl-L, enter some lines ("abc", "def", ...
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LyX Toolbar off screen

Somehow my LyX standard toolbar went off screen in Windows 8 (I think it may have something to do with the full screen toggle) and I have no idea how to move it to its original position. I have ...
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Closest equivelant to TexShop on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Just finishing up my thesis which I've created in TexShop in osx. I'd like to allow others to edit my document. I've got a desktop that's got Windows and Ubuntu installed that they could do this on ...
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Tex File No Longer Found After Previously Working TexMaker & Texlive for Windows 7

I set up TexMaker a while ago, and configured it to use TexLive. I specified all of my paths correctly such that I could generate some nice looking PDFs for a while working on my thesis. I tried to ...
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\clubpenalty and \widowpenalty seem to have no impact

I have a KomaScript Project and i have set the following parameters as it is suggested everywhere around the web: \clubpenalty=10000 \widowpenalty=10000 \displaywidowpenalty=10000 \raggedbottom % ...
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Any thing wrong with Bidi texmaker on win 8.1?

I have installed bidi texmaker on win 8.1, 64 bit. But it doesn't apply the changes of my file. for example I comment a \include x but it still have that chapter. I use the same things I had used in ...
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PGFplots (windows and linux) compile problem

So I am writing a report with a group where I am using Debian with texlive and my groupmates are on both Win 7 and Win 8 with miktex. I have made some plots using PGFplot on my machine, looks like ...
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MiKTeX installation permission error [closed]

I'm trying to install MiKTeX but I'm getting an error with mfc100.dll permission denied: The operation could not be completed for the following reason: Permission denied: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX ...
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How does a latex editor work? [duplicate]

I want start writing latex document under windows. So I downloaded texmaker, but I get some errors when I try to create the pdf (command not found "...pdflatex..."). I have to install other things? ...
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Which constructs would cause a long compile time in a Document?

I have a friend which writes a rather long document. By now he has about 130 (PDF) Pages. He uses TexWorks on Windows and his document takes sometimes up to 2 - 3 minutes until it is compiled. I'm ...
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Anything like TexPad OSX for Windows? [duplicate]

My friend needs a proper TeX editor for Windows and I think TeXPad OSx is by far the best. Is there anything like this for Windows 7?
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LyX file from windows with mac OS X

I would like to open a LyX file create in windows on a mac. But I can open the document but I can't create the pdf. I think the problem is when when LyX load pictures because the adress of the picture ...
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Using LaTeX on Ubuntu with MiKTeX directory installed in Windows

I have been using a MiKTeX distribution installed on Windows 7, compiling my documents on an Ubuntu 12 partition. I somehow managed to change the directory where pdfLaTeX has to look for packages ...
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Font Issue — Times and Computer Modern work but nothing else

This code seems to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{times} \begin{document} This is a test. \end{document} %End of document. But, I have had no luck with any fonts other than Times ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [closed]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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how to install TikZ/ PGF [duplicate]

I recently came across a program called TikZ, for creating graphics. I don't know how to install it! In its website I didn't see any instructions. Could any one help me? I am using Windows 7 Home ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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Making MiKteX pdflatex on Windows available to cygwin

I currently have a project with a workflow that uses pandoc in its Makefile to convert text from Markdown to LaTeX to PDF. This requires that a LaTeX engine be present in my path, or specified with ...
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Why is my algorithm nowhere to be found in the PDF? [closed]

I need to typeset a pseudocode algorithm. (I use TexStudio on Windows 7.) If I put the code in a single new tex file, I can see the pdf file. But, I cannot see it if I put it inside one of the other ...