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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, and the ability to compile into PDF files.

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How to insert a latex equation in Microsoft Word(2019)

I tried creating an html file and then entering it there and grabbing the MathML and pasting it however the matrix doesn't look exactly as it does when viewed from the browser. This is the equation: ...
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Passing BibteX options in Vim-Latex

My current Latex workflow involves using Mendeley to automatically create .bib files. These bibfiles are stored in a Mendeley directory in my home folder. Because I don't want to have all my projects ...
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Latest symbol is lost in Word equation after Professional to Linear (LaTeX) conversion

I enter the formula in the latest Word for Office 365 (version 2003 (not Word 2003, the 2020 year version), build 12624) in LaTeX mode: \frac{x}{y}=\alpha It converts to Professional look normally, ...
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How to restore tex file

I replaced by mistake a latex file with an older file with the same name. The source of the problem is that I have changed the name of the folder containing the latex file during my work, and latex ...
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How can I ignore “\b” and “\e” but not “\n” with echo

First of all sorry for the beginner question, I am quite new to shell scripting. I am creating a simple script to manage my figures for LaTeX documents. Long story short I want to copy \begin{figure} ...
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how to sort problems in uploading on google drive on Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0

I was uploading a folder to my google drive. During the upload I faced an error. Which is in below screenshot. google drive upload error Most of the files which I am uploading are .tex documents i.e. ...
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Pasting ligature codes from MS Word to Kile

I have two MS Word documents, both of which read the same except for the formatting. However, when I copy from Doc 1 and paste to Kile, the ligature codes hidden in words ("firing", for instance) are ...
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How to hyphenate texts on the command line

I want to split the content of a text file into its syllables (or I simply want to hyphenate it; I don't want to get into the scientifically/lingualistically correct details like here: https://tex....
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installing latex on windows 10

How to install Latex on Windows 10. I downloaded http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-windows.exe this 18 mb file and just double clicked on it. It started installing Installing ...
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How can I avoid selecting white space with my mouse in Kyle/Kate?

I'm using Kile 2.1.3 with Kate 3.7. When I click on a line in the editor, the cursor is positioned where I clicked instead of at the end of the line's text. Is there any way to have the cursor ...
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How to delete folders created by TexStudio and that won't delete?

I am new to Latex, using TexStudio on Windows 10. I did something unexpected after typing the command to include a file and I had not closed the expression yet, I clicked "Yes" when TexStudio asked if ...
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Using CMU font in MS Word

I have already successfully installed the CMU fonts for my computer, even for use outside LaTeX, e.g. in MS Word. I am trying to typeset polytonic Greek (letters like ἄ, ᾖ, ...) but whenever I do, the ...
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gvim, latex suite, and okular forward search issue

I have a gotten my gvim + vim-latexsuite + okular working well, except for one thing: forward search. I have tried many of the hints on line, but I can't find the solution, but I am close! So, I ...
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How can I find, replace, and do substitutions for italicized text in Microsoft Word?

I'm trying to use a regular expression to find and replace italicized text in a long Word document to move the text into a LaTeX document, so I want to replace Word's formatting with \emph{...} syntax....
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Configuring Miktex and Texmaker

When installing miktex and texmaker, the latter is not "aware" to the former by default. This can easily be seen in the configuration page and, when one tries to compile a tex file, one gets an error "...
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Automatically choosing the PDF viewer based on the PDF producer metadata

In my workflow I deal with two major groups of the PDF documents: PDFs generated with a LaTeX compiler (pdflatex, xelatex etc.); PDFs generated by all other means (Acrobat Distiller, Adobe PDF ...
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Windows 10 - fonts directories

I am creating a LaTeX macro that requires 2 fonts to be installed. I was getting an error that one of them was not able to be located, although it was showing up in the "graphical" font explorer with ...
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Editing an .ini file using regex or some form of pattern matching

I have a file texstudio.ini, inside that file there is the following line Tools\Commands\pdflatex=\"/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex I would like to change the above ...
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Using SVG package in Latex on macOS Catalina

Compilation fails because inkscape: command not found. But I'm able to convert svg manually in terminal The following command works 👍 and produce the img.pdf file. inkscape img.svg --export-type=...
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How can I make a table like that in Latex?

I can't do it, it is really hard and I don't know how to change color of letters.
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How to set configuration file in vscode?

I am using vscode 1.40.0 on Mac. I am trying to follow this discussion to set my pdf viewer settings latex-workshop.view.pdf.external.viewer: "latex-workshop.view.pdf.external.command": { "command":...
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Unable to knit to PDF using TinyTeX: Missing *.sty file

I've installed TinyTeX and am now trying to knit the generic "Untitled.Rmd" file to PDF, > install.packages("tinytex") > tinytex::install_tinytex() > options(tinytex.verbose = TRUE) > ...
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Regular expression for search and replace latex eqno tag in Microsoft Word

How to search and replace \eqno(42) with blankspace in MS Word? Thanks.
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Configuring aspell to support UTF-8 encoded texts

I have installed apell 0.50.3 on my Windows 10 system. I want to check LaTeX documents like this "demo.tex": \doucmentstyle{article} \begin{document} \chapter{Übersicht} \end{document} When I run ...
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Annoying flash when Skim reloads a recompiled PDF on Mac OS

I like to use Vim to edit my LaTeX projects. I use it with auto-save and vim-tex plugins enabled so that I don't have to save the document, and it compiles automatically. I also have the PDF open in ...
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Texmacs Ubuntu 18.04.03 and Python

I am trying to install TeXmacs for Ubuntu, but it is not available via apt-get. The instructions on the site tells us to download a zip and run it through a bash script (https://www.texmacs.org/tmweb/...
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Using Latex in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Microsoft LATEX Conversion \frac

I'm having problems with my microsoft word, it only sometimes converts the \frac command in LATEX professional editor and when it doesn't, it says it is not supported and replaces it with a rectangle ...
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Is it possible to get a word count of a pdf from the console with MS word?

I often use MS Word to open .pdfs generated by latex just so I can get a quick accurate word count of the document as it is. But it seems like there should be a faster way of doing this if all I am ...
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(Google docs) bold symbol in equation environment (`through `insert` -> equation`)?

In google docs, when using insert -> equation I can not type bold symbol by using latex code (like \mathbf{n}, \boldsymbol{n}). How to do this? Here, I need solutions when using insert -> ...
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Search Tree Latex

I am trying to create a search Tree in Latex which looks like this: I tried using the tikz library and had this code there \begin{tikzpicture}[ every node/.style = {minimum width = 2em, draw, ...
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Latex tabularx issue with spacing

So just trying to edit a table someone had done in tabularx as I liked the style however I have no idea what I'm doing really and as such I've come up against a problem. There is a big space after the ...
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evince won't show PDF's not named like *.pdf

I can view a PDF file foo.pdf with evince. But when I rename it to foo, evince instead complains, Unable to open document "foo". Error opening file: Permission denied [Close]. (Of course the perms ...
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LaTeX Issue with biblography

I'm very new to LaTeX so i know very little about it, please keep this in mind. So I've just written a document and I did the bibliography using the following method. \begin{thebibliography}{} \...
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Unable to install culmus package on windows for latex and use hebrew

I've installed MikTex and I'm trying to install culmus to use hebrew, but i get the following error: Searching for MikTex installation. Trying to run initexmf... Found initexmf. 'find' is not ...
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NP++ double click highlighting to include “backslash” but only on the left

I work with LaTeX files a lot and I find myself using NP++ every now and then. I mainly use my LaTeX editor. There is a neat option in my editor that allows double clicking to highlight "\" but only ...
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Error exporting PDF file in jupyter notebook: pgfkeys '/tcb/size' error

I'm trying to export a notebook from Jupyter as a PDF file and server dumps this error mesage: nbconvert failed: PDF creating failed, captured latex output: Failed to run "['xelatex', './notebook.tex'...
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latex snippets in Isabelle/HOL

In order to include snippets from my Isabelle/HOL theories in Latex, I use the method described in the "Generate TeX Snippets" of the Isabelle Community Wiki. My Latex file, however, gives some error ...
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LatexTools not installing in Sublime Text 3

I am using Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu 18.04. I have been trying to install the LatexTools package using Package Control. However, each time I try, the package seems not to have installed - it does not ...
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How to get Sublime text 3 with LaTeXtools to build with ordinary LaTeX engine?

I am using sublime text 3 with Texlive 2019 on Windows 10. In the latextools.sublime-settings it seems you can only configure it to use pdflatex, xelatex, or lualatex.
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Can not display latex pdf in vscode

I used to use VSCode for latex editor and use Latex Workshop as the extension. But after I re-installed my Ubuntu system, there is something wrong with my VSCode. It cannot display pdf files. After I ...
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How to get WSL use Git-Bash to run a `latexmk` command?

Question: Can I call Git-Bash to issue a command from WSL? Detailed contexts go between the two dividers. (Simple solution appended towards the end of this question.) I use an alias to compile all my ...
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Omitting some headlines (recursively) when exporting from org-mode to LaTeX

I have been using code that I have found at https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2014-06/msg00238.html to suppress export from org-mode to LaTeX of some headlines (namely a headlines that ...
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How to set up an Azure DevOps pipeline with texlive?

I have a repo with LaTeX .tex files. In every commit I would like a pipeline to create PDF with them. I have created a pipeline with the pdflatex main.tex command. However, texlive is not installed ...
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How to add custom hotkeys for inserting characters to VSCode?

I will explain my situation briefly: Whenever I press AltGr + ?, which is the german shortcut for a backslash \ I notice, that there is a ~100ms delay in relation to other inputs. It works fine in ...
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Vim - E490: No fold found

I'm having problems folding some lines in a LaTeX. I use the set foldmarker=/*,*/ option in my .vimrc, and is working fine in the main file, but when I change the buffer, in the other file, I can't ...
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Sending filename to VS Code to build latex file

I want to build tex file in VS Code. I have tasks.json like this: { "version": "2.0.0", "tasks": [ { "label": "Run lualatex", "type": "shell", "...
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PDF Animations not playing in Adobe Reader

I have some Beamer presentations created in LaTeX that use the animate package and which I have played before in Adobe Reader on my Mac. However, these PDF's are no longer playing the animations ...
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Cannot produce Glossaries in Latex

I'm havin trouble printing my glossary and acronym directory with the glossaries package. It produces an empty page where I call \makeglossaries. I suspect biber, babel or my build directory might be ...
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Use regex to find a string that does not contain \texttt{ but does contain another string

I have variables in a tex file that should be enclosed in \texttt{} but are not. They are typically two words separated by an underscore: word1_word2. I can find these variables using regex with [\w]*\...

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