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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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Load “style” file for particular .tex file in MiKTeX

I'm a real latex newbie. I installed MiKTex on my windows 7 home starter laptop. There is a file called practica-3.tex. I opened this file by executing TeXWorks, then file/open and then I selected the ...
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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, ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 (from proTeXt) fails to install on Windows 8.1 (x64) with the following error: Windows API error 2

MiKTeX 2.9 (from the proTeXt DVD) fails to install on a fully patched Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) with the following error: --------------------------- MiKTeX Setup Wizard --------------------------- The ...
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When I open and close the pdf made by latex in acrobat,I cant work anymore on latex

I recently have a problem with my latex , that when I open the pdf produced by latex in acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart windows, it also give an error that is : \begin{document} ...
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How to recover the content of my .tex file with Texstudio, windows 8! [closed]

I was writing a dissertation with LaTeX tonight and just after my last saving my PC crashed and turned off. After restarting my .tex file it was all white! But, I can move the cursor within... I used ...
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How to recover a corrupted texfile with Texstudio [closed]

I have a friend who has to give a LaTeX document in a few hours. But unfortunately, his computer shut down without preventing and as result, he is not able to read the .tex file again. The file looks ...
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Where to put mod­erncv class package after downloading it in Windows 7?

I got an error that moderncv.cls is missing. So, I have downloaded the complete package from here . But I don't understand where should I place it so that I won't get this error.
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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How to execute commands with TeXnicCenter (MiKTeX, Windows)?

A very basic question: I am a beginner using MiKTeX with Windows (8.1). I only know how to edit and compile with TeXnicCenter. Now and then I learn from this very helpful TeX-forum that it is ...
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How do I install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive (Windows 8)

Can someone kindly guide me how to install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive? I am currently using Windows 8.
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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Windows API error 4350

I am rather new to Latex. When compiling my latex file using Texmaker I suddenly get the error: Windows API error 4350: This file is currently unavailable for use on this computer. pdflatex: Data: ...
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Error downloading on Windows 8

We are unable to fully install the program - see error below.
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Problem installing OLETeX

I would like to embed OLE objects as pictures into LaTeX documents. The obvious choice is OLETeX. However, I ran into problems installing the OLETeX Color PS L2 printer. The OLETeX software seems ...
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Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I read the post of TeXmaker compiling problems (Windows 7) and the one answer that suggests to change all of the commands in the options with the suggested command. I have a question about that: Where ...
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Missing mathtools package [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8. I have installed MiKTex 2.9 and TeXstudio. However, when I compile the document, the process exits with the following error: File `mathtools.sty' not found. \usepackage When I ...
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\graphicpath and FAT system [duplicate]

Well, for some reason that I will try to find out later, my TeX Live under Linux doesn't work anymore and I had to go through windows emulated system. The file I work with include a \graphicspath ...
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File not found with Texmaker [closed]

I used to work on Ubuntu, but now I changed to Windows 8.1. I installed both MiKTeX and Texmaker but I keep getting this error when I click on the pdf viewer: File not found
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Problem inserting PDF into LaTeX

Okay so my MWE is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{{C:\Users\User\Documents\OU\LaTeX\TMA 02}} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} ...
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File SVG not found in windows texstudio

I was using latex for a while on Linux and I was using SVG. I remember it was a very hard time to fix the errors specially the one saying File "./somesvg" not found Now, installed TeXStudio and ...
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TexStudio auto-completer window not showing correctly

I am having a problem in using the autocompletion feature of TexStudio. When I start the autocompleter, I get a window that is not always being displayed correctly, due to the fact that it is ...
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LuaLaTeX produces no output

I've decided to switch to LuaLaTeX for superior font support and built-in programming capabilities, but I cannot produce any output. It does not even generate a .log or .aux file. I've come across the ...
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error: could not start the command. lualatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I have just installed texmaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 64bit in my laptop. When I use pdflaTeX everything seems to be working fine, however when I try to switch to LuaLaTex I get the message shown in the ...
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BibTex not working in Texmaker 3.5.2

I have the following tex-code where I tried using bibtex: \documentclass[preprint,3p,twocolumn,authoryear]{elsarticle} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{cite} ...
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Unable to reach MikTeX items from Start Menu

I would like to have MikTeX (the tex compiler) know of a *.sty file for purpose of displaying Stata output. (Basically, I would need to have MikTeX source the a "texmf" directory in which there is a ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...