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{windows} is for questions which are specific for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Questions regarding MikTeX, a popular TeX distribution for Windows, should be tagged with {miktex} instead.

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Why does Scientific Workplace 5.5 not work with Windows 11?

I installed Scientific Workplace 5.5 in both Windows 10 and 11. There were no troubles during installation. Once installed, the software runs smoothly on Windows 10, but in Windows 11 it does not ...
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How Do I Connect TeXstudio with GitHub [duplicate]

I have been thinking of a lazy way of connecting TeXstudio to GitHub such that I can commit and push TeX codes and output from TeXstudio. Today I came across a GitHub account that has what I am ...
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LaTeX-vim live preview using Ubuntu vm on windows - what's your setup?

Question is pretty self explanatory. I'm using a virtual machine on my pc - either the Ubuntu app on the windows store or wsl through windows terminal, and I'm looking for a setup guide with live ...
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Fatal Package fontspec Error: The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or (fontspec) LuaTeX

My setup is : vscode , miktek 4.7 ,strawberry perl, windows 10 I am new in latex , I can not figure out how to build pdf
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How to escape percent sign in shell command

I am working on a macro which will build revision history table in my document using Git tags. Each published version of my document has a tag with short description. I want to use them to ...
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Latex editor with Git integration [duplicate]

I am looking for a LaTeX IDE for Windows 10. I see that only TexStudio has an SVN/Git option in the menu. However, it is unable to checkout from BitBucket. Which LaTeX IDE is freeware, has a built-in ...
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TeXstudio compatibility with Windows 11

I am configuring a new Windows 11 machine. I've installed TeX Live 2021, and TeXstudio 4.2.2, both apparently without incident. When I try to run TeXstudio, I am told: "application was unable to ...
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Latex commands are not recognized in VSCode terminal - windows 10

I have a latex project which is built successfully using the build icon of VSCode, but when I try to compile it using latex commands in the terminal, such as: pdflatex main.tex it gives me the ...
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luatex doesn't stop on error on Windows, but does on ubuntu

I use TeXworks on Win7 (Version 0.6.5, MikTex 21.1) and TeXworks on Ubuntu (Version 0.6.5, "launchpad"). And I have a tex file with an error (undeclared control sequence). Running luatex (1....
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bibtex couldn't open database file

I am using Tex since last a few years and use multiple *.bib files to manage the references. In order to avoid the copies of the bib files, I keep them in the texmf-local directory so that they can be ...
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'pdflatex' is not recognized as an internal or external command

I have been using Latex through Tex Live and TexStudio and every thing is working fine. Now I want to use Windows command line (cmd) to compile my tex files. I get this error: 'pdflatex' is not ...
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Is it possible to just copy an existing TeXLive installation to a USB stick? (Windows)

and if so, which files would I have to adjust? Thanks
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tex4ebook texlive installation failure on cygwin on windows

I am trying to give tex4ebook or make4ht a try, but I get the following messages on my console. $ tex4ebook lsdas15f /usr/bin/tex4ebook:6: module 'lapp-mk4' not found: no field package.preload[...
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How to verify install-tl-windows.exe binary

How does one verify the integrity of the install-tl-windows.exe TeXLive installation binary? Is there a PGP/GPG signature, or some listing of hashes for the various binaries? I don't like to run ...
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How specifically do I make the 64bit binaries work on Windows 10?

This is a streamlined version of my previous question (LuaLaTeX 64 bit does not finish compilation). My setup: Windows 10 (or 11), current TeXStudio, TeXLive 2021. I attempt to use the 64bit binaries ...
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TexLive on Windows 10 - Error: pointsize = mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!

I installed TexLive on windows 10. It was working well. But after moving to a new user on my Windows, I encounter the following error: name = IranNastaliq/OT, rootname = IranNastaliq/OT, pointsize = ...
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Graphviz Package Don't Work Under Windows?

I use MikTeX under windows. pdflatex needs tow execution to draw the graph. LateX code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[pdf]{graphviz} \ShellEscape{where dot > test.log} \begin{document} ...
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Cannot install MiKTeX in 2022 on a new PC under Windows 10 or Windows 11

I have been installing various versions of MiKTeX for nearly 10 years without any trouble at all… until three months ago, when I built a new PC. Hardware: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X11 HERO – wi-fi ...
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Lyx 2.3.6.1 on windows 11 does not show IPE preview

In Lyx 2.3.6 under windows 11, the IPE preview does no longer appear, while it did so in windows 10. All other types of figures appear. What I tested: The ipe convertors work when called from the ...
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Installation failed TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 - Decompression error

I am trying to install TeX Live 2021 on my windows 10 computer (x64). I have downloaded the install-tl.zip archive from https://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html I unzipped it and then ran ...
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Writing the name of a Windows file by using LaTeX

I'm wondering if there is a way to write the name of a windows file by using LaTeX. I looked for a solution online, but without success. For example, for a pdf file, I'd like to write the name in ...
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tipa package cannot be installed

So i have a problem while trying to run manim for my video animation and i've searched the entire platform about the same issue, some said that it could be handled just by changing the commands = [...]...
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Why can LaTeX not find the pdf-file when I leave out the file ending, while there is only an tex-file alternative?

I am puzzled again, as this used to work in the past, but does not anymore. I am performing an out of source build of a set of LaTeX documents, meaning I call LaTeX in a target folder with the source ...
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Use of the package wrapfig

My aim is to write a text with an image to the right of the text and the text surrounds the image. For this, I read that I should use wrapfig So in my documentation I wrote: \usepackage{wrapfig} And ...
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How do you set a default output-directory?

I use to put all files that are generated by compiler in a folder called build with the instruction pdflatex -output-directory=build myfile.tex How do I set this folder as default so I wouldn't need ...
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Extending the OSFONTDIR environment variable on Win 10 to include user fonts

I am trying to use some fonts I have installed as a user on Windows 10, but XeLaTeX cannot find them. The fonts have been installed in C:\Users\<My User>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts. ...
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SyncTeX: Can't rename file.synctex(busy) to /tmp/file.synctex

Due to some reason I want to work in Windows system (in case I forget to move out files in WSL) with WSL (for speeding) and put all my temporary files into a temporary place (so that they will not be ...
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Installing ConTeXt on windows machine

I would like to install ConTeXt MKIV on my windows machine. I tried to follow the seemingly official docs for this here, but it looks like all the links to the windows x64 zip files are broken. Is ...
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How do I download .sty file on Windows

I need to use a tex template with *.sty file. The problem is, that whenever I try to download the *.sty file, it is saved as *.sty.txt and TexStudio can't find it, as it is not .sty. There must be ...
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How to install TeX Live on safe mode windows 7?

Is it possible to install Tex Live 2021 on safe mode windows 7? If yes, has it effect on installation time?
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Which versions of Windows are supported by TeX Live 2021

tug. org links install-tl-windows.exe for installing TeX Live 2021 at https://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-windows.exe. Which Windows versions are supported by TeX Live 2021? Can ...
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Implementing Latex in our company

I am employee in mid-sized company (roughly 300 employees) which develops and manufactures some medical-related devices. For our devices, we need to write various manuals (roughly 20 people are ...
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Download TeXLive distribution with Windows security

I'm having a big problem with downloading the TeXLive distribution, as Windows considers it a virus, and I've tried more than 20 ways to deactivate Windows security, but it didn't work. So what is the ...
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TeXstudio does not find TeXlive on Windows

I formatted the computer -by deleting the applications without deleting the files-, so TeXstudio was deleted, but TeXlive wasn't, then I downloaded TeXstudio again, but I don't know what is the ...
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Error in TeX Live after Windows crash

My Windows 10 machine crashed while I was updating TeX Live. Now, when I launch TeX Live Manager I got this error: Is there a way to recover it?
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tlmgr does not install package dependencies?

I just installed texlive on my windows 10 machine using chocolatey as follows: choco install texlive --params="'/collections:latexrecommended'" --execution-timeout=14400 I deliberately ...
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High compile time for a simple example using powershell+texlive

I've recently had to move my LaTeX setup from my personal Ubuntu environment to a new business laptop with Windows 10 installed. For this reason I resorted to Powershell which apparently competes ...
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Getting and running latexmk using powershellww

I'm trying to replicate my texlive/sumatrapdf setup which I had running on a Ubuntu virtual machine on my windows machine using powershell. I learned that the equivalent of APT in windows powershell ...
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Kile does not find Okular on Windows 10

After a System Check by Kile 3.0 Beta for Windows I get following error message Okular (Failed, but not critical) Binary: No executable 'okular' found Unfortunately, because of that the embedded ...
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Changing global font size to 11.5 pts

I'd like to set the main font in my document to 11.5 points. I realize this is not possible using one of the preset options for the article document class, so I tried to follow the instructions here. ...
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Avoid page break between poemtitle and poem

Explanations The \poemtitle command and poem environment (both from poemscol) occur page break when it happens at the end of the page. So it look like an ugly widow. MWE \documentclass{article} \...
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Runtime Error on Compilation when using Latexmk

This morning I was editing a LaTex document when all of a sudden the continuous compilation stopped working. I tried recompiling the file and received this error: 2021/08/07 20:36:53 Rollbar error: ...
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Why does this pstops command give different results on two different computers

I have the following pstops "related" commands : psbook article.ps temp_fascicle_1.ps psnup -2 temp_fascicle_1.ps temp_fascicle_2.ps pstops 2:0@1,1@1U(21cm,29.7cm) temp_fascicle.ps fascicle....
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View PDF in VSCode Not Updating

the issues I'm facing in vscode are: "View LaTeX PDF" does not update: I made some edits to my .tex file, saved them with ctrl + s, but the PDF does not update (it does not show the new ...
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Unable to build Jim Hefferon's Linear Algebra book in Windows 10

I've been trying to read a .tex version of a free linear algebra textbook: http://joshua.smcvt.edu/linearalgebra/ ISSUE 1 is with the repositories: My goal is I want to read the .pdf version of the ...
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Is this how to restore all settings in LyX to default?

Under Windows 10, If I delete the folder: C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Roaming\LyX2.3 ... All settings are restored to default the next time I launch Lyx, right ? Also, the settings at Document --> ...
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LanguageTool not working in TeXstudio

I followed the steps given in this answer. Note: I have TeXstudio 3.1.2 and LanguageTool 5.4. However, I still get LT current status: error. More completely, I get the following message when I run ...
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psbook, psnup and pstops put to a4 (instead of leaving them landscape) blank pages, and behave differently on two different computers

I have a .tex file that I compile with latex to a .dvi file. Using dvips (and ps2pdf if I want a pdf) allows me to see the typesetted document text.ps, and I am happy with it. Now, I want each page of ...
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TexStudio editor issue - fictitious spaces showing before close curly bracket

I just installed TexStudio portable edition on Windows 10. Everything works fine (auto-completion, pdf generation, etc..), except for one problem: before the closure of each curly bracket, the editor ...
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Question about Kile on Windows 10

I am using Kile Version 2.9.93 on Windows 10(27 inch Monitor 1080p), To my eye, the viewer for Kile is worse at rendering text when compared to TexMaker... But Both Kile and TexMaker produce identical ...
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