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Where to install additional LaTeX packages?

I have texlive-full installed on my system. For a particular article I would like to use the Backus-Naur Form (BNF) package, which is not available in any of the LaTeX packages for Ubuntu. Where ...
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texi2dvi with TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015) in R is not working

In past I was using texi2dvi("ABC.tex", pdf = TRUE) in R to produce pdf from tex. However, after using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Now using texi2dvi("ABC.tex", pdf = ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2015 to 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. Now I want to upgrade Tex Live from 2015 to 2016. I had a mess when I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015. I would highly appreciate if someone ...
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Error on update texlive using tlmgr [closed]

I have to update texlive, but this is what I get: khaled@khaled:~$ tlmgr update --all (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) Unknown directive ...containerchecksum ...
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Customization of a live usb (persistent) to use Latex

I would like to prepare a live usb persistent to use Latex and be used as a initial instalation in another pc/usb if I need. I would like to know if I make the changes in this persistent version and ...
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Okular seems to have problems with inverse search for subdirectories (14.04)

I am having trouble with the inverse search feature of okular. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I compiled a document (MWE see below) and had issues. In fact I compile using the same settings in kile and ...
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Texmaker Shortcuts not working on Ubuntu 16.04

Even the simple ctrl+F is not working... I tried installing texmaker from software center and xm1math web site, but shortcuts still doesn't work...
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Using revtex on Ubuntu 14.04 (texlive-publishers installed)

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document with the revtex package, but I get a compiling error stating "File ŕevtex4.sty'not found". Here's what I've tried so far with no success, based on my own digging ...
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Installing vim latex-suite plugin?

I have installed vim-gtk and vim-addons-manager on my ubuntu 14.04, and also the latex-suite plugin. This I did with sudo apt-get install vim-latexsuite vim-addon-manager enable latex-suite which ...
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Installing with Software Centre vs apt-get

I am trying to understand the difference between installing an application with the Ubuntu Software Centre, and installing an application with apt-get. For example, I want to install the Latex ...
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How to convert .ods to latex?

When I use calc2latex I receive the error message "BASIC Runtime Error: Object Variable not set" Using Ubuntu 16.04
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How to convert .odt to latex?

What is the best software to convert .odt to latex? Using Ubuntu 16.04
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Textext install on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install textext (0.4.4) in inkscape (0.91 r13725) on Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately, the Tex Text item is not showing under the Text item in the Extension menu. I followed step by step ...
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Why Default Applications Do Not Have .tex Editor in Ubuntu 14.04?

System: Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid. No feature to set the default editor for .txt documents and for .tex documents. Also, no possibility to change it by pressing Open With and choosing ...
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How to have LaTeX-notebook in Jupyter?

I want to use Jupyter (= IPython-notebook) as my file-manager for controlling my LaTeX projects. Pylatex is not what I want. You can for instance have a Matlab bridge so it is possible to have LaTeX ...
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texmaker not showing up in the default app list

I am using ubuntu 16.04 and have installed TexMaker. I want to open .tex files default via texmaker. But texmaker doesn't even feature in the default app list. Kindly help.
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Texmaker internal pdf viewer deforms document

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 lately and reinstalled texlive and texmaker to write in latex. When testing it for a new document I saw that the pdf was not being displayed properly. To clarify the ...
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In TexLive, “Click to jump to line” option in the PDF viewer does not bring the code viewer to the foreground

In TexLive there I have two windows: one to view the LaTeX code, and one to view the resulting PDF file. I like to switch between the two by right-clicking in the PDF and choosing "Click to jump to ...
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How to convert fig to eps

I created a file in xfig then tried to convert it to eps using fig2ps file.fig file.eps in the terminal then the message came like this fig2ps comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free ...
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How to configure texlive in Xenial

I used to use texconfig to configure texlive on my previous Ubuntu installations. I just installed Xenial and texlive and I tried to configure texlive as usual but, to my surprise, there is no ...
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Writing Latex doc with simultaneous update

I wish to write a cheat sheet for physics/math course using Latex. Generally I prefer to avoid using GUI, such as Lyx - I want to write the Latex source code by myself. To do this effectively, I need ...
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Editing a Latex file after installing TexLive

I have just installed TexLive by running sudo apt-get install texlive. According to the official website, this package also comes with the editor TexWorks. But how do I now open a .tex file with ...
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Latex spell checking not properly working

I have a problem with Texmaker using a ubuntu machine. I'm writing in German language and my automatic spell checking isn't working properly. Many German words, especially nouns, are marked as wrong ...
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Create custom command to compile LaTeX files

I use LaTeX and rubber to compile my tex sources via command line. The command I usually use is rubber --pdf test.tex && rubber --clean test.tex. How can I create a custom command so that I ...
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How to fix broken LaTeX packages?

I was trying to install LaTeX using the command sudo apt-get install texlive-full but when 11.5 kb installation was remaining, terminal reported an error that stated: Errors were encountered while ...
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After 15.10 upgrade keep getting warnings

New to Ubuntu, keep getting this warning message after any installation or upgrading in the terminal. This is what I get: Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/15Plain.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf, ...
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Latex equations in GIMP?

I want to use GIMP to design a scientific poster. Is there a plugin or something to insert and edit latex equations in GIMP?
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corrupt file after power failure

I just had a power failure while I was working on a text file (specifically a latex .tex file). I had been saving regularly - so wasn't too worried about lost work. But now I can't actually use the ...
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how to install latex, nedit and xdvi packages in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install one tool in Ubuntu and in order to run the tool,the following packages must be installed : nedit, latex and xdvi.I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Anyone can suggest the way to do all ...
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EDIT: gedit's LaTeX plugin does not like \newcites from multibib package

EDIT2: I was finally able to find out under which exact circumstances the behavior described in my second point occurs: It's when a .tex file contains the \newcites command from the multibib package. ...
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Font problem after sfnt2woff

It seems that I misunderstood the use of the tool sfnt2woff, which should convert a font to woff format, and messed up my fonts. Since the tool did not work as normal user, I ran it with sudo on the ...
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dpkg unrecoverable fatal error while installing any package

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge results in this error Selecting previously unselected package libboost-iostreams1.54.0:i386. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: reading files list for ...
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Auto-completion for latex doesn't work in Latexila and Geany [ubuntu 15.10]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10. I noticed that auto-completion doesn't work anymore on Latexila so I tried to use Geany with Latex plugin but the result is the same. I had a quick look on the ...
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How to install texlive-full 2015 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I see that the packages has been outdated in Ubuntu Package: texlive-full (2013.20140215-1) [universe] about the current package which seems to be texlive 2013 a vanilla way recommended to be ...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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Latex editor with custom build option

i am supposed to write my master's thesis in latex. I was given a template from my thesis supervisor. It has own building script. I would like to use some window editor (like: Texmaker or Gummi), but ...
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Vim-LatexSuite: /bin/bash: latex command not found

TeXLive 2015: I installed TeXLive 2015 following the simplest instruction sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu (without any options) of scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu@GitHub. Vim-Latex-Suite: I installed Vim-...
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Why ubuntu does not recognize Tex version 2015

I downloaded and installed Tex Live 2015. Under /usr/local/texlive/2015. I updated also my path as follows: PATH="/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/...
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Problem with texsudio

I wanted to update my texstudio from 2.9.4 to the latest version 2.10.4. But I am unable to do it. First I ran this command, sudo dpkg -i texstudio_2.10.4-13.1_i386.deb it gave me error. After this ...
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How to search .tex files?

I want to search methyldopa in .tex files by the Ubuntu search. I just included the files in my Dropbox folder which may be confusing Ubuntu's search tool. However, I see those files in Recent files ...
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texlua installed but not working

I've installed Tex Live 2015 following these instructions. When I try to use the script "getnonfreefonts" from the tug website I get these errors: sudo texlua install-getnonfreefonts sudo: texlua: ...
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How to make ubuntu identify your latest texlive version (2015)

I have installed texlive 2015 but when i try to do tex -version the shell prints that the current version is TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) texlive 2015 has been installed under :/usr/local/...
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rubber failing after upgrade to 15.10

rubber is a program that compiles LaTeX files into pdf document. After upgrading, I receive the following error when trying to run rubber on a document. My apologies for the huge stack trace, but my ...
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User defined Quick Build command (sage) does not work in Texmaker

I use LaTex a lot in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I came to know about the sagetex package and installed sage-6.8-x86_64-Linux . Suppose the tex file is example.tex , then one has to run the following ...
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Texlive installation

I have been using the default installation of LaTeX(Texlive) which is available in Ubuntu Software Centre. However now I want to install full Texlive. Should I remove the copy of Texlive I already ...
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TEXStudio does not detect TeXLive2015

Today I installed TeX Studio. But it doesn't detect my texlive 2015! When I start TeX Studio, the message pops up: there was no latex distribution found [...] The path to my texlive 2015 is ~/....
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Sequential key bindings

I was wondering whether it's possible to define sequential keybindings in any sensible way. What I want is that pressing Esc + l + Esc produces for example the text \lambda So basically get ...
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Lyx LayoutFile.cpp (171): LayoutFileList::Read: no textclasses found! in Ubuntu 15.04

As other questions have suggested, I just installed all texlive packages into my system and it did not solve the problem of Lyx not finding classes. Has this been fixed since 12.04 or is it still a ...
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Set TeXStudio as default software to open .tex files in Kubuntu 15.04

On Kubuntu 15.04, I've installed the latest version of TeXStudio. However, when I click on a .tex file, it automatically compiles with vprerex. How do I set TeXStudio as default application to ...
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Better display limits in latex [closed]

Is there any code in latex so that the limits or the indices of sums can be better displayed? When I'm writing "n goes to infinity" it is written right and down the limit , not above it.