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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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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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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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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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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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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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TeX Live on Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet computer with ARM architecture

Is there precompiled TeX Live system for ARM architecture based Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT 8.1?
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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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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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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Problem with overwriting diagram files using feynmf

I've just installed feynmf package and tried working with a standard example. I'm working with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. The compilation worked fine and I got the diagram in the PDF, but when changing ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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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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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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“Process failed to start: Access denied” whilst attempting to compile PDF

I have just installed TeXworks, and MiKTeX on my home PC to continue work from university. I configured TeXworks to compile using MiKTeX, however once I opened my university work in TeXworks, and ...
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LuaTeX issue with space in path?

Using TeXnicCenter on Windows 7 I stumbled over an issue with LuaTeX from TeXLive 2015 where certain documents would not compile. I tried different things and found a common theme: if there is a space ...
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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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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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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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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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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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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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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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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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Windows Pandoc TexLive

I installed the latest texlive and pandoc on windows 8. I am able to compile tex to pdfs by manually invoking pdflatex. When I try to go from markdown to pdf via pandoc I get an error about not ...
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How to use 'marvosim' package in windows8?

I am using Latex with tex editor 'Texmaker' in windows8. But whenever I compile .tex file it shows an error use package marvosim/marvosim.sty not found. How can I fix this problem?
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here ...
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Cannot install pythontex

I have been trying to install pythontex on Windows 8 (64-bit) with MiKTeX installed. I have tried running "latex pythontex.ins" from the directory but it doesn't work. I have tried using the package ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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TeXLive portable without tlmgr

I have successfully installed a portable TeXLive following the instruction given by W32TeX, with a full installation selection on windows 7. The path environment was added with TeXLive bin path, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TeXLive 2015: loading arabxetex causes compilation error before `\begin{document}`?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{arabxetex} %\usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} This compiles, and works as ...
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WinEdt to open in “Reader”

My question is a mixture of WinEdt settings, Windows 10 administrator settings and Windows apps. I realize that it might not be exactly appropriate here, but I figured some people might have wanted to ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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When I open and close the pdf made by latex in acrobat,I cant work anymore on latex

I recently have a problem with my latex , that when I open the pdf produced by latex in acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart windows, it also give an error that is : \begin{document} ...
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Error downloading on Windows 8

We are unable to fully install the program - see error below.
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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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Problem using tikzDevice in knitr

I can't seem to get knitr to work with tikzdevice. A simple example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} <<test, dev='tikz'>>= library(knitr) library(tikzDevice) library(ggplot2) ...
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How to work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex in TeXMaker

I have just install Texmaker 4.3 to start using Latex, but when it build it to pdf it prompts an error message about Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex my ...
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Grammar checker at Lyx on Windows 7

I know that there are some tools which can check for grammar mistakes if you run lyx under linux, so I wonder if there is any similar tool compatible with windows
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No local package in tlmgr while I can compile in winedt in windows

Last week, I change my user name. Then things happen. And I add environment path C:\texlive\2014\bin\win32; But still cannot find any local information in tlmgr. How can I solve this problem
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PGFplots (windows and linux) compile problem

So I am writing a report with a group where I am using Debian with texlive and my groupmates are on both Win 7 and Win 8 with miktex. I have made some plots using PGFplot on my machine, looks like ...