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Lyx on Ubuntu 14.04: Spell checker has no dictionaries

Situation: I'm trying to spell check for German in Lyx on Ubuntu 14.04. Currently I'm having Enchant selected under Preferences, but I'm open to any alternative to gain "in document" spell checking ...
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Beamer doesn't work properly anymore [duplicate]

I was trying to make a presentation using beamer, when suddenly I got the following error message: I don't know why it does this, because I've never had to use sansmathaccent before. I tried ...
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How do get Tikz arrows.meta working with Ubuntu and TexLive

The Tikz arrows.meta package does not work on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. When I attempt to compile a Latex file with \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} I get the error ! I can't find file ...
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Geometry with Latex [duplicate]

I am a new user to Latex. How do you draw geometry with Latex? Do you have to enter code? Or there is a convenient tool that you can just drag lines and it will give you the code with your drawing? I ...
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Embedding images in tex file as base64 strings?

A commonly asked question on this site is how to embed images directly in a .tex source file, without the need for the image to exist in a separate file. Examples of such questions (often marked as ...
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Package pdftex.def Error

I am a learner to Latex. I am using Texstudio to edit the word. When I try to insert a .eps format figure, this error happens. Error: Package pdftex.def Error The code is: \documentclass{book} ...
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how to stop “\newpage” in \chapter

I'm using a memoir style. This one to be exact. \documentclass{memoir} \let\STARTCODE\relax \let\STOPCODE\relax \STARTCODE \usepackage{fourier} % or what ever \usepackage[scaled=.92]{helvet}%. ...
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Converted xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm using TeXStudio on Mac OS X 10.7.4. The problem is that the EPS to PDF conversion is somehow broken: \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} \graphicspath{{img/}} ...
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File copy without expansion

What is the command for file copy? I want to copy the contents of one file into another without any command expansion. In a command line driven operating system one would use copy source target I ...
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Testing for number

How do I test if a given parameter is a number, in order to apply a different style? And if not, just ignore... Like: \domorestuffifnumber{things} -> things \domorestuffifnumber{123} -> ...
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Trouble controlling vertical spacing for easylist

I am trying to get more control over the vertical spacing when using an easylist. The MWE code below, gives me the following output. Two questions: I'd like to reduce vertical spacing after each ...
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Author unregistered [migrated]

I posted a answer here: Angles in three dimensional space But in that post, the author is "unregistered". How can I specify that response as being posted by me? Thank you so much.
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How to add a scalebar to an image [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how best to add scale bars to my images, such as in these wondeful snowflake images (the full size image is a bit large, but it's the best example of what I'm trying to do): ...
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Euler diagram missing a part

Claudio Fiandrino provided a good answer to my question on Complex Venn Diagramm (actually a Euler diagram). I did alter the code somewhat to make the figure more resemble my previous Venn diagram ...
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'longtable' caption without incrementing 'table'?

For reasons both complex and confusing, I would like to caption a longtable without incrementing the table counter in the process. I want to have two consecutive longtable environments to be ...
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How can I fix a “*.sty not found” error in Lyx, when it works in pdflatex?

I've just installed a gantt chart package, which I'm trying to use it in LyX. I attempted to use the first minimal example, but this failed in LyX with LaTeX Error: File 'forloop.sty' not found. ...
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What is \( used for? [duplicate]

I have seen the following syntax in a LaTeX example : \( Inline math formula \) What is the difference between those delimiters and $ ?
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Why do I need an \hbox inside \vcenter to make it work?

I want to vertically center an object in an equation. I thought: "Ok, \vcenter is the way to go." But I don't understand (not even from the TeX primitives reference), why I need an \hbox inside my ...
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Text color of toc and bibliography in the page header,

thank you for existing. Things are easier with solutions from here. But sometimes it is not enough (for me). I'm using a modified book class. The page header are changed in color with the following ...
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Building a box for side calculations

I am doing a math assignment, and want to place a box next to my calculations for side calculations. I tried to use the tabular environment, but then there is a huge space besides the box, and the ...
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PDF Figure doesn't show the Curve

I use Mac Numbers to produce my charts. I export them as PDF and put in my latex file. But in the compiled matex file, I see everything expect the curve. As an example, here is the figure I produced ...
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Conditional statement in beamer style file

Here is an example of a part of a beamer style file I use for a presentation: { \nointerlineskip% \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=0.6cm,leftskip=.3cm,rightskip=.3cm]{frametitle} ...
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Spell check package for writeLaTeX.com

I use writeLaTeX to create my Tex documents. It's great, it has a dynamic preview which works much better than any other latex software I have seen, and as your files are saved online so you can ...
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BibLaTeX: Customizing backreferences

I am trying to switch from Natbib to BibLaTeX. In Natbib (via hyperref), I have the following customization for backreferences: \renewcommand*{\backref}[1]{} \renewcommand*{\backrefalt}[4]{% \ifcase ...
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Arrows between arrows

Here is a fragment from MacLane's classic book "Categories for the working mathematician": Here is another one that's a bit more complicated: Is there a package that allows to (hopefully easily) ...
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Specifying the default behaviour of floats in Koma-Script [duplicate]

I want to specify the default behavior of floats to be htbp and I want to do this in a class definition for the whole document. I already found floatpos in the documentation, but this does not affect ...
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How can I draw a Proton Sponge?

This is known as a Proton Sponge, or 1,8-Bis(dimethylamino)naphthalene. How do I draw this using the chemfig package?
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How to draw triangles as subtree with the forest package

I want to draw a binary tree using the package forest and I want simplify a part of the tree, drawing a triangle. I want also put a label on this triangle, and the label should be contained in the ...
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How to change Latexml DTD to NLM DTD 3.0?

Am converting latex files to xml using latexml. The xml file which is created by latexml DTD is plain XML file. I need NLM DTD 3.0 in latexml for the conversion of tex files to xml. So is there any ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This ...
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Problems with acro package and greek babel?

Well, I need to create an acronym list in my thesis, I was using the acronympackage before for that. Since I updated several package and my old preamble had too much error, I decided to create another ...
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Tex, extra, Latex packages

Am new to latex and am experiencing problems increasing the font size. I need a 14pt but latex has a maximum of 12. I have installed extra packages, but an error keeps showing up exaarticle.sty not ...
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\addbibresource pointing to remote files located on the root of my svn repository [on hold]

I'm looking for a way to use \addbibresource pointing to remote files located on the root of my svn repository. \usepackage[style=numeric, backend=bibtex8]{biblatex} ...
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White fields in ltjsarticle class

This question is extention for other my question Replacing \fancyhdr with \titlesec in complicated design documents. When I use solution from answer to prevous question with LuaLaTeX and ltjsarticle ...
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Mac OS Yosemite made TeXShop previews unreadably blurred

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To my great disappointment, TeXShop (3.43) built-in previews are blurred: I usually work on several pages documents and this kind of blur is very ...
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AUCTeX View and Compile commands in Emacs 24.4

With Emacs 24.3 on Mac OS X, I have used the method described in the answer by CodeKingPlusPlus at Emacs AUCTeX View command to use C-c C-v to open compiled latex PDFs using Preview.app. After ...
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fancy citing style like [Pedregosa et al., 2011]?

I would like to cite like this: [Pedregosa et al., 2011] and if I click over the reference I want a hyperlink to the bibliography as \cite macro, I prove \citep macro but didn't like it. Any idea of ...
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\cellcolor removes \hline

I have a table where I am filling some of the cells with a gray color. It works fine. The problems is however, that the horizontal lines of the table becomes gray too. How can I solve this so that the ...
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Getting the field 'pagetotal' to show in @inproceedings (biblatex)?

In this question, the OP asks how to get the field pagetotal to appear in articles using biblatex, but I want to get the same field to show in @inproceedings entries as well, but I can't get that ...
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Remove whitespace between columns in table

I'm trying to create a table using booktabs, but for some reason I get extra whitespace between my last two columns. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} ...
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Stable vertical alignment of columns in Beamer

In Beamer, I often use a two-column slide layout, picture on the left and text on the right. Sometimes the same picture is used on multiple slides, with the text on the right changing. I use the ...
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Linking a text to a page (by page number)

I need to link a text to a page (by page number). I do not want to use labels, but simply to specify the text and the page number. Can I do that with hyperref?
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Looking for more friendly way to toggle the solution environment with a scaled blank space or solution

I want to let solution/print=true showing the solution but solution/print=false hiding the solution but left a scaled blank space. Scaled blank space means that its size can be set (via, for example, ...
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Wrong bottom-alignment of rows of two independent tables, where the last row contains a nested table

I wanted to create a page, where I put some information in the left and some on the right side at the bottom of the page. The bottom lines of the minipages are supposed to be aligned as kind of an ...
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1answer
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Error while coloring the table

I am trying to color the rows in the table. I used both \cellcolor{blue!25} and \rowcolor options. The packages are included in the main file are given below... \usepackage{color} ...
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arrows with xy package

I am trying, using the xy package, to make an arrow of the form {>->} with orientation "up-right" via $\xymatrix@1{\ar@{>->}[ur]& }$, but it is not operating. Would you please help me? ...
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How to redefine “\ ” (that is “<backslash> <space>”)?

In (La)TeX, is there a way to redefine the command \  (that is " ")? I have lots of texts where \  is used as non-breakable space after "." characters like in Dr.\  or Mr.\  and ...
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Change column width in table

I would like to change the width of columns 2 and 4 in the table below. I'm not sure as to where I need to alter the code in order to change the width. Any suggestions? \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I display pi in LaTeX like Don?

Way back in 1979, Donald Knuth, tried to give the feeling that π is irrational using the idea of infinite sequence of smaller and smaller font sizes like what I have tried to do here using HTML and ...
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Aligning in table with siunitx

I need the numbers in the following table aligned by ":". Unfortunately the additional "," in the numbers causes some problems which I can't solve. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...

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