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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 ...
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The system cannot find the file specified (error) [duplicate]

I have been using Windedt with Texlive since many days. But I stopped using it for a while, and when I now compile a tex file, its giving error "The system cannot find the file specified". I don't ...
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Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open

I'm sorry if this exact question has already been asked, but the similar duplicates I've found didn't have the same phrasing. Therefore, I'm asking a new question... I have WinEdt 7.0 on Windows 7 ...
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TeX Live Windows: Installation Failure

I've decided to replace my current MiKTeX installation with TeX Live 2012, and (like previous times) it isn't going too well. Instead of giving up however, I figured I'd ask here this time :) I ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager freezes and crashes when I install new package

I am not new to TeX in general, but very new to TeX on Windows. In the past I always had a Linux system at hand to create my documents in TeX. However, I don't have that opportunity anymore and want ...
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Updating MikTeX fails: “Windows API error 5: Acces denied.” [duplicate]

I've been using the "basic stuff" from LaTeX for slightly more than a year for university, but now I try to use a template from LaTeX Templates. When I try to compile the downloaded TeX file, I get a ...
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How to use Windows fonts with memoir class

I am writing my thesis using the memoir class within MiKTeX on Windows 7. However, I want to use some of the Windows fonts (e.g., Cambria). Is it possible to be done?
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

I have a problem with LaTeX. I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker, and when I try to compile a .tex file in Texmaker, I get the error Could not start the command When I try to build it from the ...
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vim-latex problem on Windows

I'm using vim with cygwin on Windows XP. I have Miktex install and I can compile files using Texmaker for example. However, I'd like to use vim with the vim-latex suite. When I type :echo ...
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Impossible to save LaTeX file in Texmaker on Windows

Yesterday, I downloaded the latest version of MiKTeX and Texmaker and started using XeLaTeX. Today, I am no longer able to compile or save any .tex file. When I try to do so, a message pops up: “The ...
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Problem executing script for latexdiff

I am a LaTeX beginner and new to Scripting. I try to implement this interesting solution for latexdiff and multiple files found in this question-answer before I begin writing my phd thesis. However ...
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Getting Gregorio to work on Windows 7

I need help trying to get Gregorio working on Windows 7 x64. I've installed TeX Live 2012 and Gregorio, and have configured TeXworks. When I try to compile a tex file, it tells me that it can't find ...
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Issue with TeXMaker on win7 and beamer [closed]

Not sure if this question is appropriate for this forum... Just wondering if others can confirm this before sending it to the developers. Setup: TeXMaker TeXLive 2012 pdflatex with synctex enabled ...