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Setting up LaTeX to compile elsewhere?

How can I set up a compile server and editing client on different machines? Context I use my netbook for document editing, but it doesn't have the storage space to run a full TeX distribution. It is ...
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How to cross out term in equation editor in MS Word?

I would like to cross-out a term in equation inside the equation editor in word 2016. This the effect I would like to achieve in equation editor in MS Word 2016. Can tex commands be made compatible ...
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Tex-style shortcut does not work for Powerpoint 2016 Mac?

I prefer to input math equation with tex-style so that I was very impressed when Microsoft Office implemented the function from Office 2010. However, I found that I cannot use the tex-style input ...
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How to add a dot for section/subsection numbering in TeX

The Bulgarian standard formatting for section/subsection numbering is as follows: 1. Section 1 1.1. Subsection 1.1. 2. Section 2 2.1. Subsection 2.1. Notice that both section and subsection have a ...
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Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I want to put some mathematical formulas in a mediawiki install on a local WAMP server. I'm currently trying to install the math extension but I can't get it to work. I've followed the instructions ...
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“Open the current folder in Explorer” in TexMaker?

Many IDEs natively provide a way to easily open the current folder in Explorer. Is there any way to do this in TexMaker? E.g. in Microsoft Visual Studio, I use:
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Matching only numbers that come in numerical order

I have numbers in [.] indicating the page number of an orginal printed document I am transcribing. However, the document also contains other numbers in [.] that do not correspond to page numbers. For ...
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Automatic indentation with MacVim

How can I change the automatic indentation in MacVim? My problem is that when editing a TeX file, every time I type, for example, (, vim decides to indent the line for me. Here is a video of my ...
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How can I write an .odt programmatically? [closed]

I would like to write an .odt file programmatically e.g. include figures from a directory or use different style writing code (like a LaTeX document). I wonder how can I compile an .odt file and if ...
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How print a PDF without the DRAFT watermark

I have this PDF file that has a gigantic DRAFT watermark on every single page. My teacher handed us his version of the printed pdf and it says on paper where it is printed from but on his version the ...
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Automatically split a huge TeX file into smaller files

How would I automatically split the sections or chapters of a huge TeX file into many smaller TeX files? This somewhat works: awk -v RS='\\chapter{' '{print "\\chapter{"$0 > (NR".tex")}' ...
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Pandoc: Output two sumation signs in equal height in Word 2010

I need to output some complex equations in Word 2010 (docx). To do so I write most of the equations in tex and use pandoc to translate them as Word formulas. However I have a problem with the ...
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Disable MathML output of eLyXer

eLyXer is a standalone LyX to HTML converter. In the resulting file, equations are formatted as MathML, and the file itself starts with an XML tag. This causes two problems: LibreOffice does not ...
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.gitignoring pdf file only when a tex source is present

I'd like to set up a global .gitignore file in my home suitable for working with TeX files. So typical TeX junk files such as *.log, *.aux, *.synctex.gz would go in it. The next step, however, is ...
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How am I getting a "Permission denied" error in TeXworks?

I compiled a .tex file in TeXworks for Windows 7 that had a graph in it, so I had to install the TikZ library for LateX. Afterwards, all compilations are failing. The TeXworks console displays ...
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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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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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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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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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How to install Texlive on CentOS?

How can I install texlive in CentOS? I'm trying yum, but it has repos only for tetex. Where to search for?
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When did my LaTeX files become TeX files?

After transferring all my files onto a new machine, all files that were once LaTeX files (having the texnic center "T" icon) are now TeX files (having the TeX works icon --I don't remember installing ...
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How to avoid littering one's Tex directories with intermediate files

From https://mathoverflow.net/questions/8603/how-not-to-auto-generate-aux-bak-files-in-latex-closed I use winedt. I prefer to only have .tex files, or just dvi, pdf files that I need. i don't need ...
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Software to real time display of tex formula available?

Texit is only available in mac Lyx is too complicated to setup,need to install several softwares. Is there a simple solution?
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Don't number chapters

I am working on a school project, and I do not want to use chapters, and I want sections to be "the most important" style. Right now, sections are numbered n.m, where n is the chapter (0), and m is ...
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Installing dvipng to MiKTeX on Win XP machine?

I'm completely new to TeX. I have installed MiKTeX on a Win XP machine (installation went fine), and now I would like to install dvipng. I need it to be able to use TeX in a flashcard program I use ...
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