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seeking bibtool for Windows binary

For a book, I need to be able to extract the cited references from a number of .bib files to make a single .bib containing only those cited. For this task, I find bibtool extremely useful on linux, ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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Winedit problem with biblatex (cygwin1.dll)

I have a strange bug occurring when I compile my tex file with pdftexify in winedt 8.2 (I have a win7 64bit machine) First, I have set biber.exe in the Winedt execution modes screen. All the packages ...
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Configuration of Texmaker to work with MiKTeX Portable

I have MiKTeX Portable on my USB, and I've installed Texmaker on my machine with Windows XP. I cannot find a way to configure Texmaker so that it compiles with MiKTeX portable. It just prompts me ...
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WinEdt 6.0 compilation fails (Windows 8)

I am using Windows 8. I have installed WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX 2.9 on my system. When I compile .tex file using PDF TeXify button, I do not get pdf output, rather WinEdt displays the following message: ...
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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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Stix font not in Adobe Illustrator (Windows)

I compiled my latex document using pdflatex in texstudio. I have already installed the Windows Stix fonts in to the system fonts folder. However when I open the pdf output in Illustrator I get: and ...
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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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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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luaotfload-tool.exe don't works

I've updated TL2014 today. After this, I receive this problem with luaotfload-tool when I compile with lualatex luaotfload | db : Version mismatch; expected 2.510, got 2.410. luaotfload | db : Force ...
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BibTeX encoding problem migrating from Windows to OSX

I haven't used JabRef in a long time, basically ever since I moved from Microsoft OS to Mac. Now I am writing my dissertation in LaTeX, and whenever I refer to an entry in my old .bib bibliography, ...
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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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Hoefler Text Swashes under Windows 7 XeTex

I'm using XeTeX on Windows 7 from the MiKTeX 2.9 package and I want to use the swashes from Hoefler Text. The common ligatures rendering well but I can't get the swashes. Here's the code I am using: ...
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What is the best side-by-side preview method for Emacs24 AUCTeX?

I am new to the Emacs world. I did this transition from one of the best latex editors and despite of the complexity of Emacs at every turn, I can still see there is future in learning it on the long ...
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everyshi.sty is missing, how to install

I'm trying to use the package pgfplots, and I have successfully installed it along with the pre-requisite pgf. Whenever I compile, I get the error message "The required file ...everyshi.sty is ...
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psbarcode results in bar codes of different rotation on linux vs. windows environments

I'm using psbarcode to generate a code39 bar code and I've encountered something odd, which I wondering if someone can shed some light on. I'm using a combination of LaTeX and Velocity. ...
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LyX 2.1 on Windows 8 fails to install fonts

I'm new to Windows 8 and just installed LyX 2.1.0. but many of the fonts show as "not installed" I did the full installation including MikTex etc. Only a few of the fonts actually installed with ...
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fontspec related font setting compiles on Linux, but not on Windows

I have this portion of code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath, fontspec} \usepackage[math-style=TeX, bold-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \setmathfont[StylisticSet=0]{xits-math.otf} ...
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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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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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What needs to be done to get preview of TeX/LaTeX files in Preview-Pane of Windows Explorer?

When you click on a usual text file you see its preview (contents) in the Preview Pane of the Windows Explorer. Same is possible with many other formats like Word, Excel etc. Is it possible for ...
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Fatal error, "Can't write on file 'test.pdf'

I am not the most experienced latex user, so I hope I can describe the problem accurately. When I compile my tex document I get following message: ! I can't write on file `test.pdf'. Please type ...
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Using 8.3 path names with pdfLaTeX

I am trying to run pdfLaTex on a file that is in a path stored in an environment variable in my Windows environment (e.g. the %TEMP% directory). The path is stored using it's 8.3 DOS name. This seems ...
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wxLua in LuaLaTeX

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if i try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} ...
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Using another program for grammar and spell checking latex documents

Admittedly, I am spoiled by having my nice red and green squiggles in word, and I write my LaTeX documents in an editor that supports some of these features (TeXStudio if it matters). However, I have ...
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How can I output the PDF to a different folder? [duplicate]

I am using TexStudio on Windows 7 with Miktex. Currently, the output PDF of my document is generated in the same folder as my .tex files. How can I output it elsewhere?
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Output temporary files in a different directory [duplicate]

TexStudio currently dumps all intermediate files into the same directory that my .tex files were in. It makes a lot of clutter. Can these be put into their own directory? How? I'm using Miktex on ...
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pgf: 'externalize' with 'list and make' on windows [closed]

In the pgfmanual I found today under Section 50.4.4 Customizing the Externalization that you can have multicore support during externalization using the mode list and make. % step 1: generate ...
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Latex compilers with parallel support

Are there any latex compilers which support parallel compilation for a book? For example, the chapters in a multi-part latex document can potentially be compiled on separate cores to speed up ...
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Scrolling too fast in Windows 8 [closed]

If this question has already been answered, I apologize, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere else. I also apologize because I guess no screenshot or no specific context is suitable to this ...
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Install plasTeX on Windows 7

PlasTeX is a free, open-source tool to process (La)TeX files and convert them to xHTML by default, but also docbook, text, and others. It is fully customizable. How do I install plasTeX on Windows ...
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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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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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How does a TeX editor knows what types of compiler are installed?

So, suppose I install MiKTeX in my Windows. How, then, TeXworks know that I have the compilers pdfLaTeX for example, installed?
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add ...
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How to get `psfragfig` with sibling or super directories on windows?

Assume the following simple latex with some .eps file testeps.eps in the: same directory, the parent directory, and a subdirectory called testsub. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstool} ...
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Tabular and lines displaying problem with Adobe

Considering the following code (MWE) : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[table]{xcolor}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xcolor \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|l|c|r|} \hline Some & ...
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Eclipse-Latex-Building problem

I've just installed MikText and the TeXlipse 1.5.0 plugin on Eclipse. On this photo you can see the Builder settings: Im getting this error, when I try to build the file: I am also getting en ...
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Cannot use a different directory for lstinputlisting

I'm having a bit of a problem. I'm trying to include source code in an appendix in latex. I use the following line in order to add the source code: ...
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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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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors: Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found texify: pdflatex.exe failed ...
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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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TexStudio cannot compile presentation [closed]

I have been using TexStudio for a long time with no problem in creating pdf files. But now I have to make a presentation with LaTeX and it does not compile. I tried every tutorial that appears when ...
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Latex first page prints: “” [duplicate]

It's my first time posting so if I omit anything that I shouldn't have please let me know. I'm using TeXnicCenter, when I view my output after building my first page is blank apart from: "". A ...
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How to install missing packages in texeditor in Windows 7 ultimate [duplicate]

I'm trying to include several .tex files to a single master file using subfiles,. but it seems that the package (subfiles.sty) is missing. How do I install it? I'm using texeditor in Windows 7.
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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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PDFTeXify opens GSview

I have a MikTeX/WinEdt installation and I'd been using the "PDFTeXify" button to create PDF's that automatically open in Adobe Reader. Somewhere along the line I opened GSView and accidentally told ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...