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How can I set a dark theme in TeXstudio?

After perusing LaTeX Editors/IDEs, I'm considering switching from TeXmaker (in which I use the preset "dark theme") to its fork, TeXstudio. What I mean by "dark theme" is a dark background with ...
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Bibliography in Texmaker [duplicate]

I'm having some problems with my bibliography in Texmaker. My code is: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}...
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Integration of arara in Texmaker

The documentation of arara has a chapter about IDE integration. However the often used editor Texmaker is missing. The installation of the tool itself is well described in the documentation of arara ...
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Using Texmaker with glossaries on Windows

Is there a simple way of integrating glossaries package with Texmaker on Windows? I was following a very nice tutorial to understand how glossaries package works, but got stuck when trying to make ...
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New installation – TeX editor says: "Error: Could not start the command"

I just downloaded and installed Texmaker. I've never used any (La)TeX before. When I click the Run button with an arrow next to "Quick build" I get an error saying "Could not start the command". Why? ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble \documentclass[a4paper,...
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Different bibliographies for each chapter with shared references

I tried to go through already posted solutions but I was not able to find one working for my case. I am compiling a ph.d. thesis with one main file, by including chapters. The format is the following ...
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Configure forward search with Texmaker + SumatraPDF

Texmaker has a Built-in pdf viewer which supports synctex forward/inverse search out of the box. This Built-in viewer can be displayed embedded or in a separate window, external viewers always have a ...
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Shell-escape in Texmaker

This is a frequently asked question but none I have seen actually helped me. My problem is that I installed Gnuplot 5 and I have not been able to make it work in the TeXworks. The figure I have been ...
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Customize auto-completion in Texmaker

How can I work with customize completion? I want to add some new auto-completion but I don't know How the wizard works. It's here: User>Customize Completion I don't know what should be writen in the ...
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Placing Intermediate and Output Files in Another Folder

I am trying to figure out a way to cleanly separate the TEX files from all of the intermediate and output files. Various approaches I've tried, including the one described by ‘Bundle’ TeX output in a ...
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TexMaker - "File not found" when viewing as pdf

At the moment I'm having a problem when trying to view my LaTeX file as a PDF. Whether I do it internal or external I both the error "File not found.". I have no idea what file it means. I've read ...
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed Texmaker allowing it to use the default directory on the C drive. Software Versions Windows: 7 Ultimate 64-bit Texmaker 3.4.1 for Windows ...
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Autoindent in Texmaker?

I've been using Texmaker for ~5 years now and prefer it over other editors because of its flexibility. Is there a way to auto-indent LaTeX code in TeXmaker so that the code becomes more manageable ?
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Unable to compile TeXmaker 4.0.2 with MiKTeX 2.9

I just downloaded first MiKTex 2.9 and then TeXmaker 4.0.2. However, I am having a hard time getting it to compile. I always get the info box saying Can't detect the file name followed by the info box ...
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TexStudio / TexMaker and Github

I was wondering if anyone has used GitHub as a version control system, when writing a large document via TeXstudio or Texmaker? RStudio for example has a plugin that allows R projects to be pushed ...
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adding gnuplot capability to latex

I have been working with LaTeX, under TeXMaker (latest version 3.2.2) for several months, and recently added PGF/TikZ capability. On that occasion I feared there would be problems as I really have ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Quick Build commands in WinEdt

I recently switched from TeXMaker to WinEdt. In TeXMaker I was used to customize my 'Quick Build' command in the 'Configure TeXMaker' dialog. In that dialog I was able to choose, for example: ...
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How to fix the incompatility between BiBer and BiBLaTeX versions in TeXmaker?

I can't get citations to work with 32-bit MikTeX and TexMaker. It seems like my Biber and biblatex versions are out of sync but I don't know how to sync them, other than by using the "synchronize" ...
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BibTex There were undefined references [duplicate]

This is the first time I try to use Bibtex for my thesis and I am quite desperate because I cannot get it running. Despite the many post about the undefined references error in this forum, I still am ...
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How make a LaTeX document that generates a PDF from which copy-paste works correctly for empty lines and leading space indentation?

We are writing a PDF document in LaTeX that contains various installation instructions and other technology text. Our idea is that the user reads various instructions in Serif font and then there's ...
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Texmaker: command not found on MacOS El Capitan

I recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. After installing the new Version of MacTex, I changed all appearances of /usr/texbin in the texmaker settings to /Library/TeX/texbin/. Normal tex seems to ...
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Texmaker GUI is messy with high resolution screen

I've just purchased a new brand laptop with 17 inch size of the screen. I've installed Texmaker and it is messy. The icons are very small and the GUI is not zoomed out automatically to fit the ...
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How to best use and compile multiple .tex files as part of same final document?

I have a large document which currently is comprised of a variety of .tex files. The mainfile.tex looks something like: %lots of total formatting stuff \include{Body/chapter1} \include{Body/...
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How to install new packages on Texmaker on Ubuntu?

How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Minted Error "Undefined control sequence. \PYG" with TeXmaker

I have a Windows 10 computer and try to use the minted package to insert vhdl code into my LaTeX file. I did install Python and Pygments and added Python/scripts to the path. I also change the command ...
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Texmaker-log file not found

I encountered a problem when trying to run pdfLaTeX using Texmaker: I get log file not found for the test "hello world" script. I tried reinstalling MikTeX and Texmaker, but still get the same ...
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Does TeXmaker have the ability to make custom user commands?

I'm wondering if Texmaker (by far my favorite text editor for LaTeX) has the ability to make custom user commands. For example, I want a quicker way to bold my math fonts rather than having to type \...
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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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Impossible to save LaTeX file in Texmaker on Windows

Yesterday, I downloaded the latest version of MiKTeX and Texmaker and started using XeLaTeX. Today, I am no longer able to compile or save any .tex file. When I try to do so, a message pops up: “The ...
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Make spellchecker ignore contents of certain commands in TexMaker

Some commands in LaTeX almost never contain meaningful words. Some prime examples are: \label \ref \includegraphics \input \cite In TexMaker, however, all words are included in the spellcheck, ...
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Using \show in nonstopmode causes TeXmaker to raise false alarms. Any fix?

I'm currently reading the TeXbook, and I use \show a lot to see how Knuth defined plain-TeX macros in terms of TeX primitives. For instance, to have access to the definition of \centerline, I would ...
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synctex.gz file is (busy) [closed]

I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy). I'm using TexMaker to ...
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texMaker Mac Spell Checking not working before \parencite

more like a "Bug"-Report, but maybe anyone knows a good workaround? I use latest texMaker on Mac, with biblatex and using \parencite{}. It seems the spellchecking ignores everything before the \...
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Configuring Texmaker to run mpost for FeynMP Graphics

This question led to a new package: feynmp-auto What is the command line to be placed in the User Quick Build Command of Texmaker to get: LaTeX + mpost + dvips + ps2pdf + ViewPDF That's to say,...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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LaTeX minted Error

I receive the following errors: ! Package minted Error: You must invoke LaTeX with the -shell-escape flag. ! Package minted Error: You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this packag in TexMaker ...
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PDF output is different after copying code into new file and compling

I received a code for a CV from a professor of mine, which I intended to replace the information in and use as a template. Here is the code (after I replaced the original information with my own): \...
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texmaker 3.5 miktex portable 2.9 and epstopdf

I am using TeXMaker 3.5 (same problems in TeXMaker 3.4.1) and MikTeX 2.9. My source is: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf}...
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How can I comment out a block of text in texmaker?

I use texmaker and some time ago I found, by chance, a way to comment many lines at once, but I can't remember it now. Can somebody remind me of that?
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

I have a problem with LaTeX. I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker, and when I try to compile a .tex file in Texmaker, I get the error Could not start the command When I try to build it from the ...
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How do you configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX?

I'm extending my use from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. However, LuaTeX does not seem to come pre-configured in the Texmaker editor. How does one configure Texmaker to use LuaTeX on a document-to-document ...
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What is TeXStudio's red box (placeholder) for?

When I autocomplete an environment, I get a red box (which I now know, from this question is called a placeholder.) What are these placeholders for, what functionality is associated with them, and ...
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Package inputenc Error: Invalid UTF-8 byte 147

I installed the latest versions of MikTex and Texmaker(5.0.2) with all the necessary updates. When I run my LaTex file, I get the following error: (! Package inputenc Error: Invalid UTF-8 byte 147.) ...
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Texmaker and TeXnicCenter.

What are relative merits of these two Latex editors: TeXnicCenter and Texmaker? What are their shortcomings to prefer one over other? Inspired by this SO question.
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Do I need to install MiKTEX on my system before installing Texmaker?

Do I need to install MiKTEX on my system before installing Texmaker or Texmaker will work even without installing MiKTEX?
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