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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 machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} ...
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\graphicpath and fat system

Well for some reason that I will try to find out later, my texlive under Linux doesn't work anymore and I had to go through windows emulated system. The file I work with include a \graphicspath ...
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File not found with Texmaker

I used to work on Ubuntu, but now I changed to Windows 8.1. I installed both MiKTeX and Texmaker but I keep getting this error when I click on the pdf viewer: File not found
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How to Rotate a PDF?

Recently I found out that I can't use Adobe Acrobat to rotate a multi-page pdf file by .70 degrees. So I have a regular PDF file (flat scan - no text) that I need to rotate. But I've seen a hint ...
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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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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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Problem inserting PDF into LaTeX

Okay so my MWE is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{{C:\Users\User\Documents\OU\LaTeX\TMA 02}} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} ...
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File SVG not found in windows texstudio

I was using latex for a while on Linux and I was using SVG. I remember it was a very hard time to fix the errors specially the one saying File "./somesvg" not found Now, installed TeXStudio and ...
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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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LyX and Jabref problem

I am using LyX 2.0.6 and Jabref 2.9. I am trying to incorporate my bibliography in Jabref into Lyx, however I get the following error message in JabRef: Verify that LyX is running and that the the ...
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TexStudio auto-completer window not showing correctly

I am having a problem in using the autocompletion feature of TexStudio. When I start the autocompleter, I get a window that is not always being displayed correctly, due to the fact that it is ...
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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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LuaLaTeX produces no output

I've decided to switch to LuaLaTeX for superior font support and built-in programming capabilities, but I cannot produce any output. It does not even generate a .log or .aux file. I've come across the ...
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error: could not start the command. lualatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I have just installed texmaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 64bit in my laptop. When I use pdflaTeX everything seems to be working fine, however when I try to switch to LuaLaTex I get the message shown in the ...
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BibTex not working in Texmaker 3.5.2

I have the following tex-code where I tried using bibtex: \documentclass[preprint,3p,twocolumn,authoryear]{elsarticle} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{cite} ...
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Unable to reach MikTeX items from Start Menu

I would like to have MikTeX (the tex compiler) know of a *.sty file for purpose of displaying Stata output. (Basically, I would need to have MikTeX source the a "texmf" directory in which there is a ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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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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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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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...
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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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Encoding for a .tex file created under Mac and opened under Windows

When I open a .tex file with Texmaker under Win8.1, that was created on a Mac using TexShop, I get the following error: It seems that this file cannot be correctly decoded with the default ...
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KILE Sweave Error - “Cannot open log file; did you run LaTeX?”

I am using Sweave to generate a pdf from a .Rnw file. I added a new build configuration in Kile using Kile's build-configuration settings. Settings > Tools > Build OS is Windows 7. How do I ...
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Updating Your Own Font

In my scenario I am using my own custom font. It is an OpenType font - not a tex-packaged one either, just one I've made in FontCreator (Windows 7). Now, I want to use this font with lualatex, so I ...
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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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Missing font for friggeri cv (despite installation)

For my cv I'm using the friggeri-cv template, which was already was reason for serveral threads here. The template is heavily build on HelveticaNeue, which is installed on my system ...
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Printing specific Beamer overlay slides with Acrobat

I want to print specific slides from one frame using Acrobat under Microsoft Windows (I don't have a choice here...). Specifically, for instance, I want to print the 6th and and 12th slide of my ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

I am working on some document in Latex in Linux and then I will outsource the proofreading of it to some company. The problem is, the company uses MS Windows machines and it has so far only worked ...
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Unable to load picture or pdf file, XeTeX, Win 8

I was A-OK with my previous Win 7. I have been having this problem ever since I changed to Win 8. I use TeXstudio to edit my files. I get the error below: Unable to load picture or PDF file ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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RStudio Can't Find pdflatex On Windows 7

I'm running RStudio (0.98.1091) and Texworks MiKTeX (2.9 64 bit) on Windows 7. My PATH environment variable is set and includes the complete path to the MiKTeX directory where pdflatex lives: ...
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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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Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I suddenly got to the following error using TeXstudio 2.8.8 Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "1".tex Here, "1" is the filename when I used for ...
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Which Windows editors have comment/ uncomment keyboard shortcuts?

I'm a longtime user of TeXnicCenter. I like the fact that there's a keyboard shortcut I can use to comment or uncomment large blocks of text (Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-W, respectively). Are there other LaTeX ...
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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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Overlaying TikZ nodes on an image using TikzEdt and onimage.sty

Trying to overlay some TikZ onto an image, I have found two very helpful Q&As: Drawing on an image with TikZ Simplest way to overlay a text + rectangle label an image? I especially like the ...
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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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Paths to bib-file on Win and OSX

I use Windows at home and OSX at the University. My tex files are synchronized via Dropbox. However, the path rules are, evidently, different in these systems. As a result, I have to write something ...
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Tikzexternalize not compling on Win7 TexStudio Texlive Install

I am attempting to implement \tikzexternalize using a MWE. I was able to successfully compile the MWE on a LinuxMint install with the same configuration. On a Win7 installation I am unable to compile ...
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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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Compiling tex file using pdflatex and cmd - strange behavior [duplicate]

I'm have a really strange problem here. I have a tex file which I compile to a pdf file using the pdflatex.exe which comes with MikTeX. The Problem is now that it seems a problem when the tex-file ...
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pdflatex cannot find my .tex file

For some strange reason pdflatex.exe apparently can't find the .tex file I'm trying to process in the Windows terminal. I open the terminal, navigate to the appropriate folder and enter the ...
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“Windows api error 5” when trying to install MikTex [duplicate]

I tried to install basic-miktex-2.9.5105 (system: Windows 7), but always got the error message "Windows API error 5: Access denied info: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe". I ...
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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, ...
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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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File opened in Sublime Text 2 with LaTexTools and Acrobat Reader launched

I'm using the portable version of Sublime Text 2 (from my Dropbox) with the LaTexTools enabled and use it from home as well as from my office computer. At home everything works fine, .tex files are ...
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What is the optimal LaTeX WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8?

I am doing lots of Math and also writing; want to use in the future LaTeX and seeking the adivce of this community. What is the optimal WYSIWYG editor/platform (quality/price) for Windows 8? Why?
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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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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} ...