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Using htlatex to convert LaTeX to HTML

I appear to have htlatex and htxelatex already installed on my computer. However when I try to run them, it comes up with the message, 'I can't write on file 'texput.log'' I am trying to convert a ...
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Cannot run TexLive Manager for TeXLive 2008

I have simultaneous implementations of TL 2008, TL 2010 and TL 2011 on my Windows XP machine. However after installing TL 2011, I find that I cannot run the TeXLive Manager for 2008. The path for the ...
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Cross Platform LaTeX Build System

I am on Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and would like to be able to execute one command to completely compile a PDF from source .tex files (including all required runs to get the table of contents, ...
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Kile document doesn't work well in WinEdt. How do I convert it?

If I save a document in Kile (on Linux) and and open it in WinEdt (Windows) my text is in a bad format. For example: If I have a kile document named main.tex (saved using the UTF-8 encoding) with: ...
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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded the ...
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pdflatex binaries for win32?

Is the a place where I can download up-to-date win32 binaries of pdflatex (including all other files needed)? I don't need a GUI, just the plain .exe. MikTex-portable contains a pdflatex.exe but ...
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Texmaker (WinXP) : How to open documents in separate windows?

Is it me or is it actually not possible to open Latex files in separate Windows with Texmaker? Does anyone know of a way?
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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Getting a live preview of TeX (on Windows) - for just a small snippet of code?

I wish to have a quickly updating work area so to be able to learn my LaTeX faster. From reviewing the answers on tex.stackexchange, and from going through the list of TeX editors on Wikipedia - I ...
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TeXLive 2011 and updmap

Well, I'm trying to install and configure TeXLive 2011 on Windows XP. As usual, a nightmare :-(. After six or seven attempts, it seems I've managed to do it but when trying to update font maps, I'm ...
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LaTeX editor with live preview for Windows and RTL language support?

Looking for a LaTeX editor for Windows with the following features: Live preview. (Inherited live preview, not something achievable if you do some tricks.) RTL language support. (Hebrew for example) ...
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What is a good LaTeX compiler for Windows?

I've googled around, and I haven't found a definitive compiler for latex (.tex files) on Windows. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Using MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer?

Is there anything I should be aware of if I want to install MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer? Are there any problems, any incompatabilities? Is it even possible? I imagine there could be some ...
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What is the “simplest” to install restructured-text to TeX software (for windows)

I am looking for a simple software (for windows) that can turn the reStructured-text format into TeX. "Simple" to install means that you can basically unzip a file with the software, and you could ...
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What is the fastest--to-install TeX to HTML converter for windows?

I just came by this http://tug.org/applications/tex4ht/mn-mswin.html And I find it a bit extreme to need 20 steps just to set up a software. Is there any simpler, more reasonable, alternative?
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METAFONT can not find d7seg.mf

I write a simple file (T.tex): % T.tex \documentclass{paper} \newfont{\dviiseg}{d7seg scaled 1200} \begin{document} $\mbox{\dviiseg{c}}(c)$ \end{document} then I put the d7seg.mf to the ...
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Font portability between platforms? Windows/Linux

If I first work in Windows environment then move to Linux, do I just copy all the fonts in the Windows system font folder into the Linux system font folder? I'll be using xelatex and fontspec.
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UML Sequence Diagram with PGF and Tikz produces “No shape named inst1 is known”

I've recently started using LaTeX for all my documentation and can't believe I didn't do this sooner! It's so quick to get good-quality documentation produced, and the LaTeX format serves brilliantly ...
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Installing TexLive (windows)

I most likely caused this problem for myself, but I would welcome any suggestions to help dig me out of this hole. First of all, I tried to install texlive 2011 and got the error message that my ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor for Windows with an equivalent to RefTeX ?

I am currently using TexMaker on Windows to write my LaTeX documents. However, I would be very interested in a feature like RefTex (emacs module for bibtex) that would allow me to search directly in ...
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What's a simple way to migrate a TeXWorks (Windows) configuration from TexLive 2010 to 2011?

Following advice from the question How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010, I'm installing TeXLive 2011 (on Windows Vista) in a new directory. Overall, this seems fine, after copying my ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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Why must we change = to # when working with ps2pdf in Windows?

Which is the correct syntax for -dAutoRotatePages=/None passed to ps2pdf in Windows? ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None input.ps output.pdf or ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages#/None input.ps ...
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TeXLive 2010 - manual uninstall on Windows

Accidentally, after executing the "remove program" command in the control panel/add remove programs/Tex Live 2010, I deleted the installation folder under C:\, too, manually. But the program is not ...
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TeXLive 2011 - Windows XP installation [closed]

I've been searching for installation files for TL 2011 and been reading people using it but on the official site I can only download tl-manager for 2010. Can someone post the resources/links, please?
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How To Add MarVoSym Font to Context on Windows ? [closed]

I have context source file containing \definefont[Dings][name:MarVoSym] and I import it via \input . When I run context on my source, I always get ! Font \**Dings**:=MarVoSym at 11.0pt not ...
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How to create pdf with command line using MiKTeX?

I downloaded and installed MikTeX on my machine (Windows 7), then when I run the command: latex ex.tex the outputs were: ex.aux ex.dvi ex.log So my question is, what option could I use to ...
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vim, PDF -XChange, pdflatex, TeX Live 2010, windows xp, (pdfsync)

Hope I didn't forget any. These are the packages I want to use on my computer for typesetting pdf files. Up to date I'm using vim (without any plugin but integrated syntax highlighting for .tex files) ...
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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing ...
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Recommendation: tex editor, word and windows user.

I know this question might appear a lot on this site, but I didn't find the asnwer I was looking for. I'm a Windows user (Ultimate 7 64-bit). Using Microsoft Word since forever. I want the final ...
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font-not-found error: font “HoeflerText” cannot be found — LuaLaTex error! [closed]

I am running this CV/Resume example from here: Here is a relevant fraction of the code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} %!TEX encoding = UTF-16 % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There ...
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Mirroring a TeX Live Installation Onto Another System

I have installed TeX Live 2010 on my PC and laptop. Both systems are running Windows XP SP3, and TeX Live is installed in C:\texlive in both systems. Recently, I ran TeX Live Manager on my PC, and ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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Has anyone got a LyX 2 precompiled for Windows?

I've been trying to compile LyX 2 myself but I can't start the resulting executable (the Resources directory is missing a lot of subdirectories). I don't know what the problem is, I exactly followed ...
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...
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Which Windows TeX package goes well with TexMaker ?

I'm trying to setup my Windows 7 box with LaTeX. I had installed TexMaker 3.0, but I later found out I had to install a TeX Package (like MikTeX/TeXLive) before installing TexMaker. My question is ...
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How to install Beamer in Windows XP using LyX

I installed LyX on Windows XP, but when I attempt to load a file which uses beamer it says MikTeX does not have it! What to do? (I have MikteX 2.7) I am trying to update MikTeX, but when ...
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How do I find which pgf version I have installed on Windows (MikTeX)?

I'm not sure how to find which version of pgf with MikTeX installed on my computer (Windows 7 - 64 bit).
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Specifying an absolute Windows path for \includegraphics

I know that includegraphics can be used in Latex to include images into the document, but how can I specify a path for that file? \includegraphics[]{picture-name} Instead of asdd.jpg I want to ...
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Recommended Windows LaTeX editor, similar to Kile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs My Linux box has crashed, so I'm looking for an editor on Windows (should work on Win7) that is similar to Kile - could someone help?
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TeX system for Windows server

I'm trying to find a TeX system for the following Windows version: Windows Server Datacenter Copyright 2007 Microsoft Corperation Service Pack 2 I tried with MiKTeX but seems it is ...
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How do I change styles in markdown2pdf?

I'm a markdown user, and am just getting my feet wet in latex for PDF creation. I'm using Pandoc and MikTex on Windows 7. The following command gives me a nice PDF document: markdown2pdf ...
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Is the Windows logo available?

I'm surprised I don't see this addressed quickly with a Google search, but I don't see it there or on this site. Does anyone know of a Windows logo symbol in LaTeX? I used Dextify, but couldn't ...
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Is there any way to get LaTeX in OneNote?

Any thoughts on how to get LaTeX in OneNote?
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machien with MikTex and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Where is “texmf” on a Windows install?

On UNIX you have the texmf folder in your home directory where you store packages you've installed yourself, but where is that folder on a Windows install? Yeah, I know that if you use MiKTeX then ...
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Running multiple Winedt processes on Windows 7 x64

Is it possible to run multiple versions of Winedt, Build: 20100317 (v. 6.0) on Windows 7 x64 system to edit multiple projects?
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Installing Minion Pro on Windows

I have been searching on the Internet but so far there is no guide that works for me. I tried the one from CTAN, but there I have to run commands, and install the LCDF Typetools (which aren't ...
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BibDesk-like software for Windows

I'm not sure if this is a proper question for this site. But since TeX and bibliographic citations are closely linked, I'll go ahead. I have just started using BibDesk and "I like it" is an ...
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Some strange errors when moving from MikTex on windows to Ubuntu TeX.

I have some tex code that I used to compile successfully (actually, with some 3 non-important warnings) on Windows using MikTex. When I try to compile it on Ubuntu using: tex composition-body.tex I ...