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Escaping backslashes in command line

Issue resolved, please see end of question for details I am passing a file path as a parameter to a tex script, run by pdflatex on Windows. Here's an example of a command: pdflatex ...
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pdfopen / pdfclose don't work with Acrobat/Adobe Reader XI

Can anybody explain how to get pdfopen/pdfclose working for Adobe Reader XI? If you could make your instructions as detailed as possible that would be really appreciated. I'm using Miktex 2.9 on ...
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Adding packages to TeXnicCenter

I am having problems with the packages in a document I am trying to compile, specifically natbib.sty and fancyhdr.sty. I have both of these on my computer, but I don't think that TeXnicCenter is ...
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Texlipse - Preview document fails: “viewer> Can't find a file with extension” [closed]

I recently installed the Texlipse plugin for Eclipse and MiKTex on Windows 7. My builder settings were automatically set to point to the correct location of the MiKTex exe's. And as far as I can tell ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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Graphing algebraic functions and converting to image (PNG)

My goal is to be able to generate, on-the-fly, a small variety of graphs--linear functions, quadratics, inequalities, multiple plots of each. Nothing more complex than what you'd see in a high school ...
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Texmaker not generating pdf everytime, but showing the same old pdf

I am new to TeXmaker and all its tools. I have my thesis template in LaTeX which I am trying to work on and am using Adobe Reader to view it. The problem is that Texmaker is generating a pdf file for ...
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the memory dump file could not be found

I'm using MiKTex on Windows 8. Using the simplest tex file would bring about the error. pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Installing AUCTeX on Windows from package-install [closed]

I have Emacs 24 and MikTeX on Windows 7 professional and I have recently installed AUCTeX 11.86 from package-install. The installation seems to have completed successfully, I even succeeded at ...
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Problem with LuaTeX : can't write on the .aux file at second pass [closed]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows, format Plain eTeX. I have my own macro package which I've used for years, and I tried recently to use it with LuaTeX (included MiKTeX version) in order to use UTF-8 ...
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How to install PDFBox on Windows so it works with pax?

I am trying to use pdfpages and maintain the internal bookmarks within the included PDF files. The pdfpages README suggests using the pax package for this purpose, so I have installed that from CTAN ...
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MikTeX: How to run pdflatex from cmd prompt on Windows 7 compared to Windows XP?

In Windows XP I create my test.tex in emacs and then run it in the cmd promt as pdflatex test.tex in the corresponding directory, and it works without a problem. However, in Windows 7 doing the same ...
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Settings for search in JabRef

Recently, my installation of JabRef (in Windows 7) started working differently in two ways: If I use the shortcut for search (Ctrl + F), it starts out by doing an Incremental search. If I want to do ...
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Make xelatex cache font families in Windows 7? [closed]

I'm using TeXLive + TeXMaker to write a paper and I need to include the font Scala Sans Pro, which I have as a set of otf files in the local directory as part of the file. After much wrangling with ...
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Tranferring Texmaker settings from Windows to Linux

In principle, this could turn out to be a very stupid question. But, let me ask this right away: I am very happy with Windows that I am planning to shift to a Linux distribution later today. So, my ...
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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 ...