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Font not loadable: metric data not found or bad

Unlike pdflatex lualatex doesn't trigger the tfm generation from a mf-source if it can't find the tfm (this is not miktex specific: it doesn't do it in texlive either, but there bbold10.tfm exist in ...
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Is the Windows logo available?

Font Awesome provides a number of operating system logos (compile with XeLaTeX/LauLaTeX): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,fontawesome} \newcommand{\faWindows}{\FA\symbol{"F17A}} \...
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everyshi.sty is missing, how to install

everyshi belongs to the ms bundle, which consists of several packages by Martin Schröder. If TeX Live or MiKTeX is used, you don't need to install everyshi as single package, such as by compiling ...
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Latex compilers with parallel support

There is probably no latex compiler which supports parallel compilation. The short reason is: The way latex typesets documents is essential linear. If latex would typeset different document parts in ...
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compiling tex files with xelatex is insanely slow on my Windows machine

After some search in the internet and tex.sx, I finally know the cause. I have installed a new font into my computer a few days ago but have not run the fc-cache program. Following the post here, here ...
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\clubpenalty and \widowpenalty seem to have no impact

You can use \widowpenalties to avoid that two lines are alone on the second page: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \textheight=10\baselineskip \widowpenalties=3 10000 10000 150 \begin{...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

Close texworks. Compile your document in some other editor or on the command line so that miktex can do whatever maintenance tasks it wants to do. There is a bug report that texworks currently ...
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MiKTeX Installation Fails with "Executed process did not succeed"

A bit late to this, but finally managed to solve this "unknown option" issue after hours of tinkering with the setup options (even to the extent of reformatting Windows) but to no avail. Apparently ...
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Is there a pdf crop utility for windows that will give smaller files?

Use BRISS: It's light and free. And it's portable (you don't need to install anything). I tried it on Windows 8.1. You can download it from here and run it: 1- "l": load 2- "cancel" (or ...
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Latex compilers with parallel support

As an example, the page number are not independent usually. The page numbers of the second chapter depends on the page numbers of the first. Also there can be references, index entries, ... If all ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I've been facing the same problem since TeX Live 2015 was released last month (I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS). I've tried installing it every week (in the hopes that there is a bug, which will be ...
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Can't make Line-less Fraction

You may want to use the plain-TeX directive \atop. It uses so-called infix notation. If you end up using \atop a lot, you may want to create a LaTeX-style macro. \documentclass{article} \newcommand\...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

Been a few months since I asked this question, so I figured would be good to give it closure, for anyone facing the same problem. The best solution I found is to install SumatraPDF. It is very ...
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TeXworks takes more than 20 minutes to start

After the hints of Ulrike Fischer, I found the last registry key that TeXworks was reading from before hanging (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TUG\TeXworks). It seems to be a collection of ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

Please start the TeXLive manager and you should get: In the Status-block you could select only installed packages. (marked as 1) In the column "Local Rev" (marked as 2) you can see the actual version....
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! Font \TU/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:+tlig; at 10pt not loadable

In case someone else comes across this problem, the solution is to install luaotfload: sudo tlmgr install luaotfload
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

A solution to your problem would be to add a script to your git workflow, that reformats your .bib-file. One such tool is biber in toolmode. Calling: $ biber --tool example.bib results in a nicely ...
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RStudio Can't Find pdflatex On Windows 7

Ulrike Fischer's comment is correct. In RStudio for Windows, I can do this: Sys.setenv(PATH = paste(Sys.getenv("PATH"), "C:\\RMathew\\PortableApps\\MikTeX\\miktex\\bin", sep=.Platform$path.sep)) ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

Save your *.tex file as *.txt, say foo.tex as foo.txt. Tell the proofreader to open it in Word, correct whatever and -- this is the important step -- save it again as *.txt, let's say as foo-corrected....
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Proofreading of Latex document

I have had good results using Adobe Acrobat's File→Save As Other...→Microsoft Word→Word Document to convert a PDF produced by Latex. This gives reviewers a Word (.docx) document with remarkably ...
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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I just tested with a brand-new wx pro 64-bits and an advanced user install and had no problems. To be exact: I downloaded the exe, selected the unpack option and after it finished unpacking I double-...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive

PDF files are binary files. They must not copied as text files with automatic line end conversion. Basically a PDF file is a list of objects (indirect objects with object number), whose position in ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

Sorry for opening an old issue, but the above did not work for me. What worked for me was to "Refresh FNDB" from MiKTeX Options (Start -> MiKTeX 2.9 -> Maintenance -> Settings). Note also that a ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

(This is a bit different than the OP's problem, but the error message is the same. I hope this helps someone else:) Having never used LaTeX before, I started off by installing Texmaker, and ...
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What is the best side-by-side preview method for Emacs24 AUCTeX?

I installed the AUCTeX according to its manual. I wrote a small tex file, but I did not figure out how to get a side-by-side preview like that of TeXStudio for example. I found one here called latex-...
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Creating .bib file containing only the cited references of a bigger .bib file in Windows

If biblatex/biber is an option, you can use biber to generate a document-specific .bib file. All you need is a document using biblatex compiled to generate the usual .bcf which biblatex/biber uses. ...
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MiKTeX Installation Fails with "Executed process did not succeed"

I tried finding and executing initexmf.exe. It was where the window said it was. I got this additional information by running it as Administrator: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\...
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Configuring Foxit as external PDF viewer in TeXstudio

Solution using @naphaneal's and @PhilippImhof's comments: In Options --> Configure TeXstudio --> Commands --> External PDF Viewer change this C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\...
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Latexmk script could not be found

I have found a solution. I downloaded the latexmk sourcefiles from this link: personal.psu.edu/jcc8//software/latexmk-jcc/latexmk-448.zip I unzipped the file that I downloaded, and then I copied ...
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Error with \uppercase in titlesec's label field

latex provides \MakeUppercase because \uppercase will destroy lots of text, almost all text if you are using UTF-8 with non ascii letters. However the specific error here is \uppercase\...
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