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Can I make write18 send command lines to Cygwin bash instead of Windows command interpreter?

I am using Windows 7, Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.6-WOW64), and MiKTeX 2.9. I am trying to compile a document of a friend of mine who has written a specific document class file (.cls), a class that is able to ...
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Stand-alone LaTeX -compiler for Windows i.e. without installation? Some USB -stick?

My university here provides TeXnicCenter without compiler. I am unable to install the compiler due to permissions, I am forced to work in Windows environment during classes without traditional *ix ...
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Compilation of LaTex in Windows? With TeXnicCenter or other software?

I am forced to use Windows -machine during certain classes, software provided by this party here. I have earlier compiled things through SSH but now trying to use Tex -softwares built for Windows ...
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TeXworks linux vs windows

I have some documents that require extensive use of BibTeX files, and on the windows version of TeXworks there is the possibility of running pdflateX+MakeIndex+BibTeX, which is not present in the ...
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Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7 For some years I've been using Scientific WorkPlace (WYSIWYG front end to TeX for Windows) to create LaTeX documents, whose ...
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TeXShop equivalent on Windows

I'm using TeXShop on Mac. I will need to co-operate with a Windows user. What LaTeX distribution or package shall he install to be able compile my TeXShop LaTeX files without the need to install ...
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Emacs interacting with MS Windows: how to minimize windows [closed]

Title says it: Is there a way to hide MS windows windows from within Emacs? What I would like to do is create a function to: Hide all windows including Emacs Restore Emacs Restore SumatraPDF (which ...
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pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX under Windows/Java using Bytestream

I'm doing servlet programming and i was wondering if pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX have some handle for input or output bytestreams under windows. This way I could stream a string right in and stream the output ...
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Compatibility issues with WinEDT. How do I fix it?

I've been having compatibility issues when using MikTeX with WinEDT on a Windows 7 laptop. More particularly, when I go to open certain .tex documents that someone else has been working on with a ...
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IguanaTex doesn't access the LaTeX process [closed]

I run IguanaTex 32-bit in Office 2010 32-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64x with MikTeX 2.9 32-bit. When I try to compile some TeX things with IguanaTeX to PPT, I get the error "Could not start process 'latex ...
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Installing TikZ and PGF for WinEdt in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update my TeX distribution? I have tried to follow http://www.texample.net/media/pgf/builds/pgfmanualCVS2012-05-18.pdf to install TikZ and PGF for windows, but ...
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vim-latex: “I can't write on …” error

I am using vim-latex. I compile TeX document using \ll command, then \lv to view it. It generates a PDF file. So far, so good. The problem starts when I try to modify my TeX file and compile it again ...
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Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?

Installation through the internet is so harsh... For example, is there a torrent for TeX Live?
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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initexmf.exe problem when installing lipsum [closed]

I was always afraid of using TeX, but now I have to, in order to put formulas graphically perfect in Corel Draw, which has nothing else to do it. And just as I thought, even by following step by step ...
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How to work with LaTeX such that files are interchangeable linux/unix/windows?

I am mosly using pdflatex. One recurring problem is that the encoding used on Linux (my system), UTF8, is different from on Windows, I use \inputencoding{utf8} on Windows one must use (well, to ...
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Running AUCTeX on Windows - problem writing files

I love AUCTeX, and use it on an Ubuntu machine all the time. Right now, however, I am stuck with a Windows machine and would like some help getting around a problem. Whenever I try to compile my .tex ...
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Running class and bst file through command line/shell script

I am trying to run the latex project: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-papers-latex-template/at_download/file through command line. I have written a shell script(*.sh file), where ...
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Unable to uninstall Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7 [closed]

I am trying to uninstall MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7, but it won't uninstall. The wizard stops working. What can be done to solve this issue? One of the reasons I want to uninstall is that I am getting ...
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Different compilation times with different Operating Systems

I have noticed that when compiling or rather typesetting with XeLaTeX, I experience very different compilation times on different Operating Systems. When I typeset on Windows, the compilation process ...
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Is there a way to configure Kile to run a certain program?

Version: Kile 2.1 OS: Windows 7 SP1 I wanted to delete the files that Kile generates at the time it creates a .pdf file from a given .tex file. I can easily compile a program into a .exe file (say ...
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Precompiled header in Lualatex on Windows?

I am trying to typeset a longer document with lots of packages. Now it seems that pre-compiling the header can speed up the edit-compile-revise cycle quite a bit. I tried to follow the guideline from ...
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How to install XyMTeX to work with TeX Live on Windows 7

I write my reports with LaTeX. I use TeXmaker plus TeX Live distribution. I want to use XyMTeX in a document when I wanna use \usepackage{xymtex} but there are errors. I don't know anything about how ...
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How to run latexmk with LuaTeX on Windows?

This is a bit of a follow-up question to: Is there latexmk functionality for LuaTeX? I am trying to setup latexmk on Windows 7 together with LuaTeX but it does not work for some unknown reason. ...
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Is there an equation editor for Windows?

Is there anything like LaTeXit, a Mac-only program, that converts math equations into LaTeX code, for windows?
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Getting \cite{} autocompletion to work in gvim with latex-suite on windows 7

I am using gvim (latest version) with latex-suite (latest version) on Windows 7 32 bits. This is a fresh install from my previous Ubuntu setup. Everything runs fine except for cite autocompletion, and ...
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Does Windows version of TeX contain patgen?

I know two Windows versions of TeX -- MiKTeX and proTeXt. Do they contain patgen package? If not, what Windows version of TeX contain the package? Can MiKTeX or proTeXt import such package from TeX ...
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Setup Synctex with Emacs in Windows with Sumatra PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A simpleton's guide to (…)TeX workflow with emacs I want to setup SyncTeX in GNU Emacs 23.3.1 with Auctex 11.86 to work with Sumatra PDF 2.0.1. I use Windows ...
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Windows API error 5: “Access is denied” when trying to compile TikZ picture

I installed PGF but are unable to compile the following document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) --(1,2); \end{tikzpicture} ...
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New to MiKTeX: Errors when updating and compiling [closed]

I've just migrated from MacTeX (on 10.7) to MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows 7) and I'm getting some pretty nonproductive errors. I'm using the "Basic" MiKTeX install (via basic-miktex-2.9.4407.exe) and I have ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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mtxrun opens PDF reader multiple times (in some invalid way)

This seems like a problem that should be well known and easy to fix, but I can't find any information about it. I decided to look in to ConTeXt, and I've hit a couple of stumbling blocks (but one is ...
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LaTeX updated tool for Windows 7

Does some know some LaTeX tool for Windows – preferably open-source –, which is more recent than LEd, but which have the auto-complete mechanism? I use LEd for so long, but in Windows 7 I'm facing to ...
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How to install fonts

I use MikTeX 2.8. I want to install the greek fonts "GFS neohellenic". I open the MikTeX package manager, I type GFS neohellenic but nothing similar is found. I downloaded the fonts from ...
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Using the erdc with MiKTeX on Windows (trouble with mathgifg and font setup)

I'm trying to use the erdc class for a document I've been typesetting, which currently uses the memoir class. erdc depends on mathgifg, which in turn requires Fraklin Gothic and Georgia fonts, which ...
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Issues with Kile live preview while running on windows

I recently downloaded Kile 2.1 via the KDEwin installer. The editor runs flawlessly, except for the live preview. In the log and messages I get an error message saying: [Kile] Unknown tool ...
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LuaTeX stumbles over special characters in path names, is this a bug?

This bug in MiKTeX is fixed as of 29. March 2012. I looked briefly at the LuaTeX documenation but could not find any information whether LuaTeX has a problem with special characters in path names. ...
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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

Please help! They have updated my computer to Windows 7, and I have tried to reinstall MiKTeX2.9 and TeXnicCenter. When I run a LaTeX program, it tries to install 412 files from CTAN, and I get the ...
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How to make XeLaTeX recognize linked fonts with Windows?

I can not get fontconfig, which XeLaTeX relies on, to recognize fonts that are in the Fonts folder as shortcuts (to fonts in other folders). fc-cache and fc-list ignore the shortcuts, which do not ...
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How to setup Vim-Latex to run only 1 instance of SumatraPDF?

I'm trying to setup vim-latex plugin to do default compile and view using PDF, with SumatraPDF as the default reader. Here's the configuration I made in .vimrc: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let ...
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Install packages on cygwin

I use latex for cygwin, installed by the cygwin setup GUI. How can I install other missing package? For example i haven't tikz... I've to manually install it or there is a better solution?
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Does standalone LaTeX exist?

Is there a standalone version of LaTeX that might run of, say, a USB stick? So a version that doesn't need installing. I am looking for something to run under Windows.
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Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. So far I've been using LeD to compile my PDFs (using pdflatex). I want to start using Notepad++ to compile my LaTeX PDFs as I've lately become very fond of this ...
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Windows API Error when running LaTeX over the web (MiKTeX installation) [closed]

I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 on a Windows Server 2003R2 with IIS. I have a CGI program that's internally running the command "latex filename" but this program is failing with an error message ...
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Standalone LaTeX editor/renderer for Windows?

Is there any small and simple program (or even library) that can render LaTeX locally as you type? I'm looking for something pretty much like this page, which auto-renders immediately as you type, ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows 7? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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Where should I put a latexmkrc file (using TeXLive 2011 and Windows 7) so that it is available to all my document files?

I spent most of yesterday trying to get LaTeX to create a list of abbreviations using the {nomencl} package , and after a lot of research managed to succeed using latexmk and creating a customised ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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Using the command window to convert LaTeX to HTML [closed]

I am trying to convert a LaTeX file to HTML. I have tried to do this by typing cmd into the search bar of the START menu. When the black background box comes up, I type in htlatex filename.tex where ...