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Custom compiling order in miktex

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package in Windows?

How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package? I am using Windows and want to point to c:\tex\proj\pic\alpha having proj as the directory hosting the tex file (I would like to ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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Setting MikTeX proxy from batch file

I am trying to automate the installation of MikTeX on Windows 7 machines but fail when it comes to proxy definition. Manual definition using the GUI works well, but not the batch file based ...
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Error: Could not start the command pdflatex.exe

Whenever I work on TeX, first time it works normal and gives output but later it makes problems and can not give output. Mostly it gives error like this "Error: Could not start the command: ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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LaTeX 'Cannot execute this comand'

working first time with TeX, installed TexNicCenter and MikTeX. I got some .tex files which I want to convert to .pdf just to make sure everything is installed properly and it works so I can stark ...
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About error “ could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex ”

Recently I install texstudio. (My mitex is version 2.9) But when I compile the the following popup appears could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex : pdflatex.exe - synctex =1 - ...
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How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker

I try to write my thesis with LaTeX. I built a basic template which seems to work. But, now I want to use biblatex for autor-year citations. And this doesn't seem to work in my case. I'm getting ...
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epstopdf does not create any output when run by latexmk

EDIT: I was pointed to a solution by someone else. I use Sublime Text 2 as my editor, and use the LatexTools package to compile the file. In my case, I had forgotten to add ;%PATH% to my texpath ...
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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running ...
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Can't find svg file

even though i changed PDFLaTex to: pdflatex.exe --shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex i still get those error messages Zeile 16: File fig/vector' not found. } Zeile 16: ...
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How to convert pdf to eps

I know that this post provides a windows batch file conversion option, but after I run the batch file, a .cmd UI comes up, and I'm not sure what to do from there. I have tried entering the file name ...
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How to correctly configure TeXnicCenter to open PDF files with the Microsoft Windows Reader app?

I really like the PDF reader app in Windows 10. I already found out how to open PDF's via command line with it: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "reader:" But when entering this in TeXnicCenter ...
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Does svg package work on Windows?

The 2012 documentation for the svg package says "Finally, this package will not work on Windows". Is this still true?
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Can fontspec use fonts from SkyFonts?

On my Windows 7 system I installed via SkyFonts from Fonts.com: Sabon Next Display The font does not appear in C:\Windows\Fonts. However, it shows up in certain desktop applications, for example Xara ...
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Creating pdf using winshell and latex causes winshell to crash

I am running windows 7 trying to make latex files using winshell. I have used winshell's website and followed their instructions on the error, which was to find the correct directory for latex's ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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No PDF file found

I am using TeXStudio and MikTex 2.9 (Windows 10). My file was working properly until today and I did not change anything. I've already tried renaming the file and change permissions (allow all ...
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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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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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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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makeglossaries with the glossaries package using TexShop & TexLive Manager on Windows 10

I'm getting the following errors: Process started: makeglossaries.exe "Thesis" No \@istfilename found in 'Thesis.aux'. Did your LaTeX run fail? Did your LaTeX run produce any output? Did you ...
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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pgf-pie package [duplicate]

I've normally been able to just use packages without much thought: \usepackage{tikz} and things have worked just fine. However I've tried to include the pgf-pie package and I get: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Compiling a file in Mac works fine. Comping it in Windows fails

I am compiling a document successfully, on Texshop on Mac. When I send my document to my supervisor, he cannot compile the document. He receives the error I could not find Mybibfile.bib database. It ...
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Weird bodegraph output [closed]

I've tried to make a bodegraph with the bodegraph package and gnuplot. I'm using TexLive and TexStudio on a Windows 10 computer. I get red axes and no graph, only the axes. ...
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Code that compiled in ubuntu but not working in win 7

I was typing my thesis in ubuntu in gedit and compiling in the terminal and it worked fine but now due to some reasons I installed windows 7 in my PC but the same code is not working in texmaker. When ...
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Print to EPS file in Windows 10

In Windows 7 and older versions I did this to generate EPS: I installed a driver for a postcript printer (from HP for example). Set "file" as printer port, so that output was directed to a file ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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jabref web search stopped working [closed]

I've been using Jabref for a few months, I really like it; but suddenly the web search function doesn't work. Regardless of what search term I type in for Medline, I get a "no references found" ...
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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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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Linux PNG not compiling on Windows

I'm creating .png image plots using the Python library matplotlib on Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm writing a LaTeX document and want to include that image: \includegraphics{myplot.png} I'm getting the ...
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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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Lyx2.1: change PDF viewer Windows10

I am using LyX 2.1 version and Acrobat Reader DC and Windows 10. When I select View PDF[(pdflatex)], Acrobat opens but my file is not displayed. I have tried changing the path adding this C:\Program ...
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I cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10

I am installing MiKTeX on windows 10, the installer continue till the end then it stops, this is the log file initializing setup service... starting installer... Loading package database... starting ...
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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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TeX Live Installation Failure on Windows

Please help me to resolve this issue... I am using Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition) computer to install Tex Live While running .exe file, I get an pop up message: "To unpack an then run ...
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exported PDFs are different in windows and ubuntu

I am using Texmaker with PDFLaTeX build option in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The .tex uses my institute's template which is said "using scrreprt class of KOMA-Script". The problem is: I can ...
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Fontspec / Polyglossia error after windows 10 update

I have recently (about a week) updated the operating system from windows 7 to windows 10. As for this moment, any use of the fontspec or polyglossia packages won't compile. After the problem ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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bibtex cannot find database entry [closed]

After reading this and this question I'm still unable to get bibtex to find an article reference: C:\Users\CV\> bibtex cv This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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A way to open pdf files with Reader in Texmaker on Windows 10

How can I open the generated pdf files with the Windows Reader-App? I am using Texmaker 4.5 and Windows 10. What is the syntax for the "External Viewer" field so any new pdf gets opened with Reader?
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Lyx subsection shortcuts disabled

I am using Lyx 2.1.4 on a Windows System. When i need to create a subsection/pragrah i used the standard shortcuts Alt+A 1-5. For some reason the shortcuts are now disabled (which lyx tells me down ...
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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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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...