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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 ...
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Minted shows formatted tex code instead of intended source

I use WinShell with PDFLatex on Windows 7. I managed to install Pygmentize and compile the minimum example without errors: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} inline: ...
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Installing Lucida Bright font for use with TeXLive (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I've purchased Lucida bright from the TeX User Group (TUG) back in 2007. The link provided in the email I received back then still works, it downloads lucida-basic.zip. I also have installed a ...
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xelatex and pstricks [closed]

I am using miktex 2.9 with texworks & windows 7 ultimate SP1 to compile my code. I am compiling using xelatex however, my code is not compiling. What should I do ? Here is my code: ...
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Autocompile LaTeX doc when updated in Windows (via dropbox, in this case)

Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated. Use case is I am editing the .tex file ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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ArsClassica Error (rm-iwonar not found), Iwonar Package Installed

I'm trying to use the arsclassica package for my document, and have some problem. Here's the simplest form of the document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{scrbook} ...
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Equivalent to TeXLive's --restricted-shell-escape for MiKTeX?

I often work on Windows, so need to use MiKTeX. I recently found the minted package, which needs to call the external command pygmentize. I currently call xelatex with the -shell-escape option to ...
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“Package xcolor error” shows up when a child doc has an embedded pdf [closed]

I am working on LyX Version 1.6.9. While compiling ClassicThesis, I receive the following error message: package xcolor error: undefined color 'Blue'/'Maroon'/'Black' etc This only happens when ...
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Animate animategraphics outputs frames in wrong order

I tried the Asymptote pdfmovie.asy example and the frames came up in the wrong order. I tried numerous other examples, including wheel.asy, and several of my own tests always with the same results. ...
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Sweave: run a bat file in Windows 7

When I run a RNW file inside RStudio compilation is working. But when I try to run the same RNW file through a BAT file, compilation is not working. I am a Win 7 user, using MixTex... Actually my ...
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Using SageTeX within Windows

Sage 5.5 was just released. It is a Linux native, is there a way to use it within windows with minimal constraints?
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How to create Windows-8-styled menus?

I'm writing a technical documentation and I want to explain step-by-step how to go through various menus. For example I used to write Open with > VLC media player. That's how it looks in Windows ...
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MikTex Package Update Issue on Windows 8

I have been using MikTex on Windows XP and 7 for few months now and I faced no issues in installing packages that needs to be done on the fly. However, with Windows 8, the packages are not updated at ...
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How do I install ConTeXt alongside MikTeX

I would like to give ConTeXt a shot. It is likely just me, but I am finding the installation guide on the wiki a little confusing, e.g. Do I need Ruby or not? Does that depend on the installer, ...
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Use whizzyTeX with emacs on Windows

today I know whizzyTeX can be use with Emacs on Windows. But I don't know how to install it. Can anyone help me install whizzyTeX on Windows?. I had installed 24.2.
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About conversion of LaTeX file into PDF file

Whenever I type something in LaTeX and want to view it in PDF, it doesn't yield the required view, even if the file is saved. Instead it gives me an error stating that the file can't be found. Can ...
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Remote TeX from Windows RT

I have picked up a Surface RT and while there are LaTeX editors in the Microsoft store, nothing exists in terms of compilation. Is there a way I can save a .tex file on my Surface but send it to a ...
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Is there anyway to put Existing Text in Math Mode with Texmaker

There is provision to make existing text bold by simply selecting the text and pressing CTRL+B. There is a keyboard shortcut of CTRL+ALT+M, but instead of putting existing content in Math mode, it ...
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Windows Beamer presentation with notes [closed]

Have anybody have success by finding a PDF Reader for Windows, that have possiblity to show notes on one screen and the presentation on the projector? I am looking for one, otherwise I need to ...
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Remove all Russian symbols from a PDF under Windows

I have a very weird task. There is a compiled PDF document with guidelines on a mathematical subject. It is in Russian, hence it contains a lot of Russian symbols in plain text and a lot of ...
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How to work with two encodings?

I'll try to explain my problem here. I know that there are many posts dealing with this but I'm still confused. We have many files from different machines with different systems. The important is: ...
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Change from MiKTeX to TeX Live

I'm basically a noob when it comes to dealing with packages and TeX distributions. I currently have both MiKTeX and TeX Live installed with MiKTeX as the default distribution (I think), but I would ...
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LaTeX Download for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7 I am looking for a full LaTeX download for use on Windows. I have looked on google, however there seems to be a lot of options, ...
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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) ...