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Plotting issue with tikzpicture/addplot

Can someone help with workaroung about such issue? Windows 7, MiKTex 2.9 Code \addplot [only marks, mark=o] table[x index=0,y index=1,col sep=comma] {data.dat}; works just fine, but \addplot ...
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bibtex cannot find database entry [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Include TikZ figure located in subdirectory with spaces using the standalone package

I want to include a TikZ figure located in a subdirectory that has a space in its name using the standalone package with the option mode = buildnew. However, I encounter an error, which seems related ...
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permission deny

This is what I write: \documentclass [a4paper, 12pt] {article} \usepackage {amsmath} \usepackage {mathptmx} \usepackage[12pt] {moresize} \begin{document} \section{2.7 Derivatives} The ...
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You have requested package `moderncvbodyi', but the package provides `moderncvbodyi' [duplicate]

I'm working with moderncv and keep getting the following warnings: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\moderncv\moderncvheadii.sty: LaTeX Warning: You have requested package ...
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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 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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Font not loadable: metric data not found or bad

Okay, I'm having the following issue that resembles an issue other people have reported. But, I haven't seen any problem that is as simple as mine or any solution that's for my operating system. I am ...
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How to get with TexLive Windows/Linux same extensive verbose level as with Rubber?

If I compile the following MWE with Rubber under Linux (rubber --pdf VerboseDemo.tex) I get a nice verbose level including the HyperRef debug. However if I compile with plain pdflatex under windows ...
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Tex Live 2015 on Windows 10: errors during update in Tex Live Manager

In a brand new installation of Tex Live, the first time I tried to update installed packages (a few weeks after installation), I got many errors similar to the following: fmtutil-sys ...
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Leaving the current page empty and starting on the next

I'm trying to format a document in lyx so that each chapter or section begins on its own page. Following this question and adding the following to the latex preamble: \usepackage{afterpage} ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

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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Importing Makefile project into TeXStudio

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm using the MiKTeX distribution. As editor I'm using TeXStudio. I have been given a LaTeX template containing a Makefile for building. However, I didn't manage to figure out ...
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\graphicpath and FAT system [duplicate]

Well, for some reason that I will try to find out later, my TeX Live 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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LaTeX for surface 3 [duplicate]

I am planning to get a Microsoft surface 3. I am wondering that can I download MikTeX and TeXstudio or other LaTeX softwares. I found a same question at this post LaTeX for Microsoft Surface. But this ...
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Help LaTeX with Windows not flushing file cache in time when using filecontents.sty

Casually, I run into trouble while using the filecontents package: LaTeX complains that the data file created by the filecontents environment is not writeable: LaTeX Warning: Overwriting file ...
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Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system?

I'm using an Pentium 4 desktop PC, with an Intel Celeron 1,8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of hard disk space, partitioned into C:, D:, and E: drives. I'm running Microsodt Windows XP ...
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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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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. ...
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Lyx not opening, windows 10

Im having a strange problem. I have used lyx always and last time I used it was a few days ago. Today my computer for strange reasons starting saying it was completely full (0 byte free!). Opened lyx ...
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Error 43 while knitting a markdown to pdf in a R project created on mac and run on Windows

I created a R project which outputs some plots to pdf using rmarkdown::render with an .Rmd file. I shared the folder when the R project and all the relative files are kept to a colleague using Google ...
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Trouble installing and using TeXmaker with windows 10

So after the update to Windows 10, everything with my texmaker-miktex install was fine until a catastrophic crash meant I had to fresh install eveything. Now I'm getting: "Could not start the ...
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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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MikTex 2.9 fails to install on windows 8.1

I tried to install MikTex 2.9 on windows 8.1, but the operation failed with the following error: MikTex setup wizard The operation failed for some reason Details: C:\Program Files ...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ”

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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Long filename causes crash after compilation

xxxxxxxxxxxx.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} LaTeX/MiKTeX compiles the file just fine, but it crashes at the end: When I shorten the file name, then the ...
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MiKTex on Windows 10 [closed]

I have just downloaded and installed MiKTeX. When I tried to update from nearest package repository I get "Sorry, but something went wrong: The remote package repository is not online. You have to ...
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Working TeX files from three different computers with different base username

I have a Windows work desktop, a Windows home desktop, and a Mac laptop. I primarily use the two Windows machines. The problem is that this is a VERY large project that imports lots of charts and ...
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Getting \cite{} autocompletion to work in gvim with latex-suite on windows 7

I am using gvim (latest version) with latex-suite (latest version) on Windows 7 32 bits. This is a fresh install from my previous Ubuntu setup. Everything runs fine except for cite autocompletion, and ...
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problems installing MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10 (64 bit)

I am trying for a couple of days now to install MiKTeX 2.9 but every time i'm starting to download the files on my laptop (currently running on win 10) it tell me : the operation could not be ...
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\usepackage{graphicx} breaks document in Texmaker / MiKTeX

I use Texmaker with MiKTeX on Windows 7. So far everything worked fine during the creation of a 30+ pages document. Now I would like to include one JPG, but as soon as I \usepackage{graphicx} the ...
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windows 10, and texmaker pdf build

Under Windows 7, a document I made in Texmaker compiled well and produced a pdf, but it doesn't work under Windows 10: it compiles and produces a rather long log file with no errors, but there's no ...
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Unresponsive pdf viewer in TeXmaker

I have been using TexMaker for a while now and I am quite satisfied overall. For the past few days though, the external pdf viewer does not seem to be working. When I click on the icon, which is the ...
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Paste command no longer working in lyx

I have been using lyx for a while and everything was working smoothly. Recently, however, I tried deleting a float figure and inserting it at a different point in the document. Following this question ...
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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 install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Spelling syntax colouring

Is there a way to change the syntax colouring for spelling in TexWorks? Currently red for comments and underlined red for mispelled words doesn't really stand out.
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Math Input Panel in Windows 7 and LaTeX writing

I just found out about the Math Input Panel in Windows 7,and now there is commercial software using it for LaTex writing. For example Inlage. If you have a look of their first demo video, you know ...
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Could not start the command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I am using TexMaker Texmaker 4.5 (compiled with Qt 5.2.1 and Poppler 0.26.5) I am trying to create and compile one simple file. But when I am trying to "Quick Build" , I get one error window with ...
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Can XeTeX 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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Windows TeX editor with forward code search

I am looking for a LaTeX editor on Windows that can Automatically change the PDF view to the current place of edit, possibly after a keyboard shortcut and can preferably highlight the section being ...
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Creating a shortcut to a bibliography file

I have my bibliography file, mybib.bib, in a different directory to that of my Latex file. However, I do not want to hardcode the location of the bibliography, because the Latex file is being worked ...
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problem with PDF texify

I am begging you to help me with this: Today I installed some new version of Adobe Reader and now, when I tried to texify something in Latex it appeared this message: Cannot run: "C:\Program ...