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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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How to “cleanly” update TeXworks under MikTeX 2.9

A while ago I was struggling to obtain TeXworks working correctly with MikTeX 2.9.4521-x64 under Windows 7-x64; and after a marathon I managed to correctly match the appropriate extensions with the ...
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python.sty on TeX Live 2013 - Forbidden to open for writing error

I have a fresh install of TeX Live 2013 and am attempting to compile a file using the python package. Here is the relevant portion of the file \begin{python} print 'hi' \end{python} I've compiled ...
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Problem Installing TeX Live under Windows 8 Resistant to Past Fixes

I am trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 8 machine, which already has MikTeX 2.9 installed on it. I downloaded the zipped file from CTAN, unzipped it to a new folder, and I have run ...
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Bundledoc tool showing error in OS Windows 7

As per the documentation of bundledoc, I have used a simple Tex file as mentioned in the document \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, world! \ref{sec2} ...
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XeLaTeX replaces characters present in font with missing character placeholders

I'm using XeLaTeX in order to have access to certain opentype Unicode fonts, including Calluna. However, XeLaTeX refuses to display certain characters which exist in the font. I know they exist in the ...
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TeXnicCenter hangs on pdf build [closed]

I am having the issue that when I try to build any file that includes => pdf, teXnicCenter immediately hangs, eventually builds, hangs again, eventually opens Adobe, hangs again, eventually opens the ...
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Sweave on Windows 7 - using Texmaker

So I've tried to configue Sweave on Texmaker following these instructions: http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~tmparker/722/hw/Setup_Sweave_in_Texmaker.pdf When I go to run this example: ...
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How does one install TeX Live in Windows 8? [closed]

I have Windows 8. I just downloaded the TeX Live distribution from CTAN. When I double click on install-tl.bat, I receive the following error message: ...
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TeXLive portable without tlmgr

I have successfully installed a portable TeXLive following the instruction given by W32TeX, with a full installation selection on windows 7. The path environment was added with TeXLive bin path, but ...
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KILE Sweave Error - “Cannot open log file; did you run LaTeX?”

I am using Sweave to generate a pdf from a .Rnw file. I added a new build configuration in Kile using Kile's build-configuration settings. Settings > Tools > Build OS is Windows 7. How do I ...
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Kile on windows 7 - Missing settings option

I added another button to the toolbar. Before adding that, there was a "configure kile" or something similar in the settings tab. After adding the button that option is not visible. So now I have no ...
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problem with Greek in beamer (windows)

I am trying to write my thesis presentation in windows with Beamer but i have an issue with Greek language. when i want to add a definition from drop down menu , the letters dont appear right in the ...
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TeXMaker on Windows: “Could not start the command” [duplicate]

I can not start pdfLaTeX from TeXMaker in Windows 7. I try Quick Building with Pdflatex+Viewer but I'm getting the error: "Could not start the command". I have installed TexLive 2013. I added the ...
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Using TEXINPUTS to store macros

I use LaTeX on two different computers which are kept in sync. I use a bunch of macro files which are on a different location in each computer. I would like to get the TeX engine to automatically ...
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Good LaTeX editor for beginner on windows 8? [duplicate]

I am interested in learning how to create documents through LaTeX and was wondering what editors might be good for someone starting out. I currently have windows 8 but am thinking about installing ...
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Set up latexmk for pdflatex in texlive

How do I set up for latexmk compilation for pdflatex in texlive? I have the following (see picture) setup for latexmk compilation for xelatex (I just found it somewhere), but I don't know what to ...
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How can I use plain TeX with TeXnicCenter or another IDE?

Currently I use TeCnicCenter and MiKTeX with LaTeX on a Windows machine. I am contemplating using plain TeX for certain purposes. I would like to know how to use TeXnicCenter with plain TeX. I like ...
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Problem with typing “^” in Texmaker? [closed]

I am using Texmaker for making documents in Latex. However for some reason I am not able to type the symbol "^". I am able to type other symbols which require you to hold SHIFT + {other key}, such as ...
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LaTeX 'Cannot execute this comand'

working first time with TeX, installed TexNicCenter and MikTeX. I got some .tex files which i want to convert to .pdf just to make sure everything is installed properly and it works so i can stark ...
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Page Number in Lyx

I would like to know how one would go about finding if you have started another page in Lyx. Is there anyway within the Lyx GUI to show where a new page will begin or end ? At the moment ..I am ...
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Sections that compilation ignores (Texmaker)

Can I create "sections" in a .tex document that compilation will ignore, but will be reflected in the structure of the document, as displayed in texmaker to the left of the window? When I write a ...
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Miktex runtime error!

When I compile latex for pdflatex for some times, the following error appears: Runtime Error! R6016 - not enough space for thread data. I use tex editor texmaker. After this error, the pdflatex ...
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Best practice of (technically) preparing files (on Windows systems) for CTAN

Similar questions were asked before but I did not found one for the recently discovered problem. What I want to do is uploading a package to CTAN which is in good technical shape. I did this before ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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Using the alt+number symbols in windows

I recently discovered at that one can make many symbols by pressing Alt + num pad. I then tried to insert these symbols into my latex file, and it compiled, but just seemed to insert a space there. ...
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Install MikTex shared for dual booting Linux/Windows [duplicate]

I have a dual booting machine, and I want to be able to work on my documents regardless of the OS I'm in. I can easily install MikTex in both OS independently. However, I think is a waste of space ...
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8?

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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Inputting backtick (`) in LaTeX (italian keyboard, Windows XP)

I started writing my thesis in LaTeX, and I noticed there's the need of the backtick (`) char in many cases. I'm working on a Windows XP-mounting laptop whose keyboard is italian, and numpad-less. ...
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references ...
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Miktex update:latex> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied) [closed]

I did an update to my LaTeX packages two days ago (I needed XeLaTeX for beamer, and this is why I did the update), then tried to continue writing my notes using LaTeX (MiKTeX2.9; Texniccenter2.0 Beta ...
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How can I do the 'latex bibtex latex latex' compiling using Windows without the command line? [duplicate]

I'm using LaTeX and JabRef on Windows. I set up my bibliography database and cited references in my LaTeX document. However, I do not know how to use the command line on Windows to do the 'latex ...
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Step-by-step guide for installing a `.cls` file on Windows 8 with TeXnicCenter [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a .cls file on a Windows 8 machine, using the editor TeXnicCenter and the distribution MikTex 2.9. I have been directed to other threads, but find them incomprehensible. This is ...
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Sequence of upgrading to TeX Live 2013

Since TUG says there is no upgrade from TeX Live 2012 to 2013, it has to be a new install. However, I do not want to have two versions of TeX Live and I don't want to mess up system PATH (Windows 7). ...
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How to set a new clean arara rule that circumvents Dropbox interference in Windows?

arara is a cool tool for LaTeX automation, it works by setting your directives (i.e., a code line in tex document) to tell arara what to run next in a specific order that best suits your LaTeX ...
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How to install y4pdf package in Tex Live on Windows XP? [duplicate]

I want to install y4pdf package to my Tex Live 2010 distribution. The package itself is consisting of the following files according to http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/yt4pdf/: ...
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No index is generated while using makeindex of latex [closed]

I have Java code and each time I run the pdflatex and makeindex, the following output is produced: The last output in the console is: I don't know why this happens. The .idx file looks okay and ...
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Setup Asymptote in Texmaker

Here it says that to setup Asymptote in TeXnicCenter, one should put -batchView -tex "pdflatex" %tc-*.asy into the Arguments line. But there is no Arguments line in Texmaker. Instead, there is ...
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W32TeX and installing custom packages

I have installed W32TeX (full) on Windows 7. I like the W32TeX because it gives me clean and minimal install. My question is - how can I install for example moderncv package and all of its ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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TeXworks freezes when opening from template [closed]

Today I created a new template in the Basic LateX template folder for TeXWorks. Since then, TeXWorks freezes whenever I try to 'open from template.' The templates themselves still work when I open ...
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Encoding problems with custom LaTeX class (only on Windows 7/8). Why?

I've written a LaTeX class for my colleagues and me. Everything works fine on Linux and Mac OS X but not on Windows 7/8. The problem is the character-encoding on Windows 7/8 (using MikTeX). I use the ...
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LaTeX for Microsoft Surface

I have my new Microsoft Surface and I was wondering whether it's possible to install pieces of software like MikTeX and TexMaker on this tablet. Does anyone know?
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Is there a pdf crop utility for windows that will give smaller files?

The answers to this question contain pdf cropping utilities that will give smaller files than Eric Doviak's original, but as far as I can tell they only work in Linux. Is there a way to make them ...
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Setting texinputs with .bat file (texlive2012)

How can I append additional paths for latex to search for external .sty and .cls files using .bat file. My try: set TEXINPUTS=D:\myfolder\ latex %1
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How do I add Hebrew support to TeXLive on Windows (with pdfTeX+babel)?

I just downloaded & installed TeXLive 2012 on my Windows 7 box, including Hebrew language support. I then tried to process the following document: \documentclass{article} ...
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LaTeX error file 'ulem.sty' not found in windows

while trying to read a file as PDF (pdflatex) I get this error: LaTeX error: file 'ulem.sty' not found I have searched far and wide on the web, but I can't figure out how to fix this. Things I ...
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Unable to generate pdf

I use TeXnicCenter and get the following error window after I try to compile Even TexMaker is unable to create the pdf file. No error is detected in the window below after compilation.
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AUCTeX preview font size too small

I have Emacs 24 and AUCTex on a Windows 7 machine, however the preview font size is just way too small. Is there a way to make them bigger?
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Can't install LyX through package installer [closed]

There once was a question that popped up and was closed without an answer...well, I have the same problem, and the same amount of answers as Iszi. LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 ...