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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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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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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 ...
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How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
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Is it possible to install ConTeXt on Windows without admin rights?

Well, the title says all. On contextgarden it is written: NOTE: You will need admin rights to your Windows to manage the installation process. If you don't have that, get somebody who does. Is ...
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Put the last date of the file versioned with Git

I have many TeX files for to get their PDFs versions and I put a date in each of them like as last updated data. \usepackage[yyyymmdd]{datetime} updated \today But this is tricky, because every ...
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Sublime text 2 with LaTeXTools fails to compile (Windows)

I work on Windows 7 X64 and since the latest update of LaTeXTools plugin for sublime text 2, the build (Ctrl+B) is failing with the following: [Compiling E:\Users\Seif\Desktop\1tsss\first.tex] ...
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gnuplottex with windows 8.1

I am having difficulties setting up my system right in order to add the gnuplottex abbility. I followed this tutorial: adding gnuplot capability to latex and also used the mwe posted in this thread. ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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Winedit problem with biblatex (cygwin1.dll) [closed]

I have a strange bug occurring when I compile my tex file with pdftexify in winedt 8.2 (I have a win7 64bit machine) First, I have set biber.exe in the Winedt execution modes screen. All the packages ...
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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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BibTeX encoding problem migrating from Windows to OSX

I haven't used JabRef in a long time, basically ever since I moved from Microsoft OS to Mac. Now I am writing my dissertation in LaTeX, and whenever I refer to an entry in my old .bib bibliography, ...
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Hoefler Text Swashes under Windows 7 XeTex

I'm using XeTeX on Windows 7 from the MiKTeX 2.9 package and I want to use the swashes from Hoefler Text. The common ligatures rendering well but I can't get the swashes. Here's the code I am using: ...
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What is the best side-by-side preview method for Emacs24 AUCTeX?

I am new to the Emacs world. I did this transition from one of the best latex editors and despite of the complexity of Emacs at every turn, I can still see there is future in learning it on the long ...
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psbarcode results in bar codes of different rotation on linux vs. windows environments

I'm using psbarcode to generate a code39 bar code and I've encountered something odd, which I wondering if someone can shed some light on. I'm using a combination of LaTeX and Velocity. ...
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fontspec related font setting compiles on Linux, but not on Windows

I have this portion of code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath, fontspec} \usepackage[math-style=TeX, bold-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \setmathfont[StylisticSet=0]{xits-math.otf} ...
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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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arara - How to see errors and pdf with in Texmaker Windows

How could we check the errors in TexMaker and also generate the PDF automatically? I am unable to do it for the moment. Using the following as comments I followed the installation process correctly ...
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What needs to be done to get preview of TeX/LaTeX files in Preview-Pane of Windows Explorer?

When you click on a usual text file you see its preview (contents) in the Preview Pane of the Windows Explorer. Same is possible with many other formats like Word, Excel etc. Is it possible for ...
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TeX engine can't write on hidden aux files in Windows

To make my latex folder clean, I tried to hide all auxiliary files with the following DOS command: attrib +S +H *.aux ...... attrib +S +H *.toc But when I tried to compile my latex file again, ...