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Firstly, check README files, available documentation of the package, perhaps the beginning of the .dtx file to get installation information. Installing a package available as dtx/ins bundle: Download the content of the package directory. dtx is the extension of a documented source file, ins is the extension of an installation file. Put this in a temporary ...

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I managed to find the perfect solution! For some reason, this didn't show up on my previous Google searches. I tailored my version of this solution: http://nimal.info/blog/2010/latex-on-windows-with-miktex-and-notepad/ My version (on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine) is as follows: Download and install Basic MiKTeX 2.9 (32-bit) Download and install SumatraPDF ...

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Indeed, there doesn't seem to be a Windows symbol neither in the comprehensive LaTeX symbol list nor in Unicode. This symbol is in the WingDings font, but it is not available everywhere. Hence it appears one must use an external logo. The German Wikipedia has a nice outline, monochrome Windows logo. It can be converted to an .eps or .pdf and then included ...

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The basic MiKTeX installs a small set of packages. The complete one installs all of the ones that MiKTeX knows about. As MiKTeX can install packages 'on the fly', the main advantages of the complete install are When using MiKTeX on a PC that is not always connected to the internet For multi-user installations where it is best to ensure that a known set of ...

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One thing you need to move from MS Word to TeX and friends is to drop the desire for WYSIWYG. For complicated documents that paradigm is, at best, WYSIPCTYADFWYG: What You See is Probably Close To, Yet Actually Different From, What You Get. (Not the basis of a marketing campaign!) TeX and friends offer a fundamentally different way to think about document ...

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JabRef is an open-source, cross-platform BibTeX reference manager with much of the same functionality as Bibdesk. In particular, it can download PDFs and link the bibliographic entry with the downloaded PDF (this functionality is contained in the "File" field of the "General" tab of the BibTeX entry editor).

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I'd go with latexmk -- versions exist for at least the following that I can verify: Ubuntu and Debian. It's not part of their old TeX Live installations, but packaged separately TeX Live 2011 on Windows (includes version 4.26) MacTeX 2010 (it's in the disabled engines folder for TeXshop by default, but can be easily enabled) It may be available on other ...

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Running fc-list utility, e.g. fc-list : family should do (you might need to post process the output for fonts that have localized names), but I'm not sure if texlive ships that part of FontConfig (it does not on Linux, but it is part of system tools anyway). You can also use fc-list -f "%{family}\n" for more customisable output. Check fc-list manual (very ...

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MiKTeX is a good bundle on Windows. It includes the LaTeX environment as well as an editor. Should be enough to get you started. For WYSIWYG there is Lyx (though they call it "What You See Is What You Mean"/WYSIWYM, not WYSIWYG).

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Well, it depends on which distribution you use: 1) TeX Live 2012: Just update via Package Manager, arara is part of TeX Live 2012. 2) MikTeX: Under the assumption that MikTeX does not provide arara (I only use TeX Live) do a) Get the installer from https://github.com/cereda/arara (in the releases subdir) b) Run the installer. After the installation open ...

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If either of these two cases (or both) apply:--- [portability problems] examplestyle.sty = a file as described in the original question: namely, a personal .sty file generally available and used by several on-going projects (e.g., in TEXMFHOME or the less convenient place MikTeX likes to put it); [long-term stability problems] use of packages that are ...

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Biber is only included in the 32-bit version of MiKTeX. Either install the 32-bit version (the 64-bit version is still experimental) or download Biber and copy biber.exe to $texfm$\miktex\bin.

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When you compile a document foo.tex with, say, pdflatex through Texmaker, what happens “internally” is that in foo.tex’s directory, pdflatex foo.tex (probably with a few options) is called, as if on the command line. But how does Windows know where pdflatex is? Odds are your document is not in the same directory as your *TeX binaries. The answer is the PATH. ...

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I have two strong recommendations: TeXworks: if you like it quick and easy, it's usually already installed by MiKTeX and TeX Live, so just try. TeXnicCenter: if you would like to work with a complex LaTeX editor with project management and a lot of features, toolbars and output options. Further LaTeX editors for Windows are listed here: Distributions, ...

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ConTeXt minimals does not require any installation and can be run from a USB stick. It contains the latest luatex binary along with plain and context macro packages ... but no latex. So, depending on what macro package you want to use, it may or may not be useful.

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You must adapt the PATH-variable if you want to use the "other" system. This should work fine. I have a small TeX Live-like LuaTeX-system for testing and it can even share some roots with my main MiKTeX, MiKTeX doesn't complain about the ls-R-files lying around. The only problem I have is that I sometimes get confused and no longer know which system I'm ...

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Your steps for installing the font appear to be correct. You get no font change in your sample document because you're defining ComicSans as the default "sans serif" font, but you aren't choosing that font family. \begin{document} Somebody would say that this \textsf{Hello world} printed with a fancy font is awful. \end{document} If you want the font to ...

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You can choose between TeX Live and MiKTeX. In practice it does not make a difference which distribution you use. Especially if you are new to LaTeX. However you should take care that you install the full version, with all packages, and not a minimal or base version. You get MiKTeX from here (choose the 'MiKTeX 2.9 Net Installer') and TeX Live here. Both ...

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In collaborative projects with source files being edited on a variety of platforms, editors, and locales, encoding issues can become a real PITA. In such setting, it is best to define one "right", mandatory encoding (UTF-8), communicate this clearly and stick to it. However, in many cases the collaborators, especially if they stem from the Windows or Mac ...

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If you want to have a "resume/pause"- like feature when downloading TeXLive then mirroring it on your hard drive is a good approach. Advantages of mirroring TeXLive: We can pause or resume the download. We can share the raw TeX distribution for other users in our local network. As a result, we save internet bandwidth. We can update or sync our single raw ...

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I would probably first try Portable MiKTeX. The website for distribution includes instructions on using it, and adds useful options to the context (right-click) menu for the drive you put it on. Configuring with a non-portable editor might be tricky, so I'd go with the TeXworks editor that is bundled with Portable MiKTeX. If you cannot use the context menu ...

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Starting from TeXmaker 4.0 built on Qt5, with TeXmaker 4.0.1, save it as .tex extension otherwise it will pop up error due to Qt5 file dialog box. It is not saved as .tex automatically starting from new version(4.0) as latex file can have many extensions like .cls .sty .dtx etc.. Update: "It's not a bug, but the default behavior of the Qt5 file dialog" as ...

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I suggest to download one ISO file from a mirror of your choice or via Torrent. You can find some links here. I think, now more than ever, that this is the most advantagious way to acquire TeXLive because the 2012 version has been released few days ago, so the DVD is really up-to-date at the moment and, with torrent or with a good mirror, you'll have it in ...

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My answer has nothing to do with TeX at all, but I hope to answer your question. In order to run commands on an arbitrary folder, they need to be "known" by the operating system. How do the system know if a command is available? A search in the path. So, first things first: Extract the content of rmligs-0.84.tar.gz to a folder. I suggest to avoid spaces in ...

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I've been doing exactly what you're contemplating doing -- having both TeX Live and MiKTeX on the same system and being able to access one or the other distribution -- for about two years. My front-end is the program editor "winedt" (version 5.6), and all I have to do to switch from one system to the other is to go to "Options" -> "Configurations" and choose ...

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The name of the DDE server for version Adobe Reader XI (i.e. version 11) must be AcroViewR11, cf. Big Changes in the DDE Naming Convention for Acrobat X. According to the error message you still use acroview. In the blog entry you can also read, that for Adobe Acrobat XI the DDE server would be AcroViewA11.

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I'll throw a Powershell script in the ring! The following code checks all TeX files in a pre-defined directory and --if for a certain TeX file no matching PDF is found -- runs pdflatex on it. If however a PDF file with the same name is found, the lastwritetime is checked. If the TeX file is newer than the PDF, pdflatex is run as well. $path = ... 9 As far I know, there are only a true WYSIWYG editor that is BaKoMa, although include also a source editor. There are licenses since 55$ but there are a evaluation period, so you can test for free if the ratio quality/price is enough. Another option could be GNU TeXmacs that is a free WYSIWYW (what you see is what you want, that is very nearly to a ...

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It's a very good decision to start with LaTeX. For working with it, you need a LaTeX distribution. You could choose between two: TeX Live ist cross-platform and maintained by many people or MiKTeX is very user-friendly, runs only on Windows and is maintained by one man. Both distributions install TeXworks, a cross-platform LaTeX editor. It's easy to use ...

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