A widely used document markup language which allows precise control over how a document is laid out. Written as LaTeX, this language is widely used in technical and academic papers for it's various features, including hyperlinks, references, table of contents generation, bibliographies, indexing, ...

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Pdflatex only works as admin in OSX Lion

I installed MacTex on OSX Lion. The pdflatex command only works if I run sudo pdflatex whereas running it without sudo results in "command not found." How can I get at pdflatex without admin ...
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Windows PDF viewer that auto-refreshes PDF when compiling with pdflatex

I'm writing a LaTeX document and am using the command line to compile the LaTeX code into a PDF document. In Linux I would just open the PDF with Evince PDF Viewer, and whenever I recompiled the LaTeX ...
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Custom Shortcuts for Texmaker

I'm using Texmaker 3.1 to write Latex documents and wonder how I can define my own shortcuts. For example I need a shortcut (Strg + E) for \enquote{}. Are custom shortcuts an unsupported scenario?
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Is there any way to convert a LaTeX document to any Microsoft Word format, while retaining the document's structure?

I'm currently working on a developer's manual to go with an application I'm making for work. I wrote a simple script to go through all of my code, and parse all of my comments into a LaTeX document, ...
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AucTeX TOC with multifile document

I'm writing my PhD thesis with LaTeX-Sweave and I use EMACS with AucTex and ESS. I have a master file (master.tex) and some slave files and my question is about the use of the TOC in the slave files. ...
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How to cancel LaTeX compiling in Terminal?

When I compile a LaTeX document in the terminal like so: latex document.tex How do I then abort the process? Ctrl-C doesn't work.
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Why is Emacs Predictive Mode not working for LaTeX documents?

I have Emacs installed on a Windows 7 machine along with AUCTeX for creating and editing LaTeX documents. I recently installed Predictive Mode to enable auto-completion of LaTeX macro commands. ...
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Suggest a free tool for generating high quality 16x16 and 32x32 letter icons (A … Z) [closed]

Using other symbols would be nice, but I am primarily interested in capital letters A through Z. It is VERY important that these look good at 16x16 and 32x32. So far I tried IcoFx, but the text that ...
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Visio - how can I generate pdf?

How can I generate a PDF file in Visio? I want to include this file as Figure in LaTeX, so I need only my diagram on pdf instead of entire page with diagram on it. How can I do that?
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Search special characters or short mathematical symbols in pdf files

I have Adobe Reader, Okular and Document Viewer as pdf readers. The papers I read are often texts with mathematical formulae, generated by LaTeX. But it seems that searching special characters or ...
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BibTeX will not compile

I am trying to compile a bibliography that is externally linked but I get back an error saying I couldn't open file name firstbibtex.aux Here is the referencing code: @article{greenwade93, ...
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Generating SVG from LaTeX (tikz)?

How can I generate an SVG image from a LaTeX file - more precisely, a tikz diagram? I'm working in Windows.
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emacs ORG-mode “headless” export-as commands?

When I use org-export-as-latex or org-export-as-html orgmode turns my buffer into a .tex file or .html file. But I don't want all the extra junk that it adds to the file: I want to handle the ...
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Windows Live Writer and LaTeX

I am looking for a way to integrate a WordPress latex plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/latex/ and Windows Live Writer, so that LaTeX would render in real time in Windows Live Writer. Any ...
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Converting Open Office (odt) files to Latex

How do you convert Open Office (ODT) documents to tex files? I have made a report using libre office. Now I wish to continue editing the document using lyx (latex front end). So the ODT file needs to ...
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How can I ensure the whole paragraph is in one page in Microsoft Word?

I have a document that is consists of many smaller portions, say paragraphs. What I want is, each of the paragraphs will be in just one page. It will not be broken in two consequent pages. In that ...
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Manually loading package from Vim-LaTeX in Vim (because auto detection is not always helpful)

General question How you can manually load a particular package from Vim-LaTeX in Vim and how it can be automated for every LaTeX file? I am not interested in copying relevant parts from scripts of ...
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LaTeX - how to change intra-document link format?

I love LaTeX but can't figure out how to change the red box around linked items (TOC to document detail, glossary entries used within the document) to the standard blue underline that you see most ...
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MiKTeX-Repo offline - how to build a custom repo?

I tried to download some additional packages for miktex, but it seems that the website has problems (it's running IIS...). The miktex package manager can't connect to online-repo. I tried to reach the ...
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updating TeX on linux

I am trying to compile some LaTeX code which uses the algorithmicx environemt for producing pseudocode. It won't compile and someone told me that from the log file that the packages for these needed ...
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What is LaTeX and How Can I Get Started Using It?

For physics and math classes, it would be very useful to be able to type out equations with symbols and such. I believe that LaTeX allows you to do this, but I am not sure. So, what is LaTeX exactly ...
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Tools or templates for building nice looking cheat sheet documents [closed]

I want to make some pdf cheat sheet documents. I don't have much experience in design and publishing. I wonder if there are any tools that can simplify producing cheat sheets with a standard but ...
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Emacs Auctex: How do I open the pdf in evince at the current cursor position

I use emacs auctex to write latex files. Since the text is pretty long, and I tend to change things in different places, I would like emacs to open the pdf so that the position in the text is shown ...
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How should one safely background a “daemon” process when started manually?

I once used emacsclient as my editor from the command line, but it bothered me that it would hang the terminal window while I was working in emacs. I tried backgrounding the process by running ...
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software

A professor at the university asked me if I could install some software for him on his laptop that runs SLES 11. I'm not familiar with SUSE (I typically work with debian based machines) so I'm having ...
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Display invisible characters in vim

When I compile my source with Latex, I get the following error message Unicode char \u8:  not set up for use with LaTeX. Now I suspect that this is due to an invisible character. The command ...
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How can I link to a local file in a LaTeX document typeset with PDFlatex on Mac OS X?

When I try to embed a link to a local file in a LaTeX document via \href{file://./path-to-file}{filename} it's typeset as a remote link, so http:// is prepended. How can I link to a local file, with ...
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Which Ubuntu 10.10 package provides the LaTeX class res.cls?

I am trying to find res.cls! I've been looking for quite a while for res.cls but have not found it. All signs point to it being in texlive-latex-extra, but as far as I can tell it wasn't provided. I ...
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Create new tool for Gedit LaTeX plugin

I would like to create a new tool for the Gedit LaTeX Plugin, but I run into two problems. First, I cannot select "New" from Edit / Preferences / Plugins / LaTeX Plugin 0.2 / Configure Plugin / ...
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Formatting Latex in vim - issues with line breaks

I use vim's source code formatting features (the = key will format your selection and pressing gg=G will format the entire source code). However, it seems to not format correctly when it encounters ...
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Latexmk on OS X

Does anyone use latexmk on OS X with either Preview or another PDF, dvi, or PS reader? I've recently switched from Linux and installed MacTex to use Latex. I am used to using Vim to edit the source ...
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LatexIt alternative for Windows

I use a program in MacOS called latexit to create small pdf files of math text, that I can then put on presentations or open in Illustrator to modify. Is there a program that does this for Windows?
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Miktex: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips'

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7, and when I want to create my pdf file I get: ! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips', (hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is ...
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LaTeX vs Powerpoint for presentations

I had been wondering what are the advantages of using LaTeX (specifically the presentation packages: beamer or texpower) over powerpoint for presentations. The advantages which I have seen on the web ...
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LaTeX, HTML/CSS/XML, or something else to build a resume?

I'm finding it progressively more difficult to maintain my Google Docs resume, and I'd like to redo it with the separation of content and presentation in mind. I thought LaTeX would be the best tool ...
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markdown2pdf latex error

I created a markdown document in emacs. The document is in Ukrainian, so it has some cyrillic letters. I'm trying to convert it to pdf using pandoc mode. But it fails with: markdown2pdf: ! LaTeX ...
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How to rearrange page in LaTeX or PDF?

I want to print document in double side two-up A4 paper, Page folding: / 1,2 / / 3,4 < < |\ \ 6,5 | \ 8,7 | | / 9,10 |/ / 11,12 < < |\ \ 14,13 | \ 16,15 | | / 17,18 |/ / 19,20 < ...
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vim and TeX filetypes: plaintex vs. tex

I open .tex files with Vim, but some files are recognized as filetype=plaintex and others as filetype=tex. Why is this? What is the trigger that recognizes the file as tex, which has the highlighting ...
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Undefined control sequence while using pdflatex

I am trying to use the moderncv package for making my resume. I will admit, I have never played around with latex, so that is what is causing the problems maybe. I get this error when trying I run: ...
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How to set monospaced font for lstlisting and verbatim in Emacs?

How to set monospaced font for lstlisting and verbatim in Emacs? I use Emacs 23.2.1 + AUCTeX 11.86 with Tango theme.
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Adding programming code into LaTex / LyX

Maybe I'm just being thick, but I can't find any sensible way to simply paste in my (python) code into latex without losing all the indent information (kinda important for python). Anyone got any ...
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Something similar to LaTeX's \include command in Microsoft Word?

With LaTeX, you can use the \include command to include files in the document so that they are directly linked; and the main document, when compiled, will always use the updated version of those ...
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How to import LaTeX equation into MS Word Equation or into MathType?

Say I have this LaTeX code: \begin{equation} \label{eq1} V_{conf}(r) = \frac{A}{r^2} + Br^2 - 2\sqrt{AB} \end{equation} How to import it in MS Word?
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rescale PDF files

I have a bunch of PDF files that I have been using to make PNG files, with a width of 320 pixels. The way I have been doing this is by creating the PDFs in LaTex with a width of 4.44444 inches, then ...
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How to display SVN revision on front page of multi-file LaTeX document?

I am writing a large LaTeX document, and I would like to display the current SVN revision number on the title page. The problem is that the LaTeX document is split into several files root.tex, ...
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How to embed Graphviz in LyX?

I want to embed dot scripts within .lyx files, I added the following line: (In document LaTeX preamble: ) \usepackage{graphviz} however, latex errored: LaTeX Error: File `graphviz.sty' not found. ...
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How to add support for .tex files in quicksilver?

I would like to open a tex file with a selected application (fraise, texShop, or texmate) in the quicksilver. I can not find any information about how to do that. Have anybody made Quicksilver opening ...
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Looking for something to generate and draw Graphs

I'm looking for a software to create vector images of Graphs. below features are required: Be able to draw special graphs like n-complete , K graphs etc. Available for ubuntu I want to generate ...
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Web page generator like LaTeX

forgive if this is dumb. I was wondering if there was any such thing like LaTeX, by which you could write in a markup and compile it to a whole web page (of course with CSS and other styling). I've ...
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How can I download MacTeX when every time I download it the download fails between 100 and 300 megs out of 1.5 gigs?

I've somehow managed to download this onto a computer over a year ago but now when I try to do it, every mirror I try (all over the world; I'm in US but tried US mirror first obviously) eventually ...