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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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Installing .sty packages with Kile

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I tex a lot and I like to use Kile for that. I have installed all the packages that exist on the ubuntu repositories. There are still some packages ...
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LaTeX distribution problem pdftex.fmt

I just installed the TexLive 2012 from the Ubuntu Repository. After installation, I try compiling and it gives the following error: Unable to find pdftex.fmt. Please let me know what is the ...
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TexMaths extension not working in Writer LibreOffice [closed]

In my Linux distro called Mageia 2, I've installed TexMaths-0.38.oxt from Tools > Extension Manager in Writer (LibreOffice suite) but when I go to use it, it asks that I indicate a certain "path" for ...
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PDFs generated by LyX not searchable in 12.10 or 13.04

I recently updated one of my computers to 12.10 and did a clean install of 13.04 on another, but neither allow me to search a PDF that I exported using LyX (LaTeX editor). I have no problem searching ...
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Bash refuses to execute correct binary

I've installed the current version of texlive (2012), which installs its binaries into /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux/. I subsequently added this directory to the PATH variable by modifying ...
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Generating a single LaTeX file by merging different LaTeX files

I have a main LaTeX file which inputs many other LaTeX files i.e. for example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{input1.tex} \input{./Input_folder_1/input2.tex} \input{input3.tex} ...
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LaTeX filepaths in Ubuntu

I'm sorry, this is quite a specific and esoteric question, but I thought if anyone could help... Well, anyway, last night I used ls to look at a directory and noticed some junk hidden files I didn't ...
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TexLive can't find wrapfig.sty while package is installed

I am currently trying to create a report with LaTex. I have installed the Ubuntu packages texlive and texlive-latex-extra. When I try to compile my document I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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Why does Texmaker install Texlive without informing?

I am using Lubuntu 13.04. I installed Texmaker from Lubuntu Software Center, and it downloaded and installed Texlive without giving the dependency information before installation. Moreover, Texlive is ...
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Cannot add languages to Spellcheck in TeXWorks

I use TeXWorks to edit my LaTeX files. Under spellcheck, the only options that I have are UK English and South African English, and I would like to install more languages. In /usr/share/myspell/dicts ...
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Where are installed the binaries of Texlive?

After installing Texlive 2012 trought the texlive-backports ppa on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot find it in /usr/local/. Why? I need to find the path to the binaries so I can add that to TeXstudio.
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“latex it!” button (add-on for Thunderbird) not accessible?

They say here that it works great after.. manually adding the "LaTeX it!" button But how does on manually adds a "LaTeX it!" button? without it there is no way to use this add-on. I'm not sure ...
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How to sudo apt-get install all latex CJK?

Is there a way to just install latex packages with sudo apt-get install ?? like for https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/quantal/latex-cjk-chinese/ and also the japanese and korean ones? I'm on ...
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How to set the LaTeX font size in inkscape?

In inkscape using Extensions->Render->LaTeX formula you can enter LaTeX into your Inkscape image. The default font is huge however. How can you change it to something smaller? Alternatively, is ...
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setting up vim with latex suite

I am trying to setup vim with latex suite. I have installed vim from the terminal prompt sudo apt-get install vim but sudo apt-get install latex-suite or latexsuite doesn't do anything. What ...
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SSD tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 cause Texmaker to compile a lot slower

I added these tweaks from Ubuntu SSD Tweak and Ubuntu Tweaks but now Texmaker is compiling slowly. Does someone know what tweak would be causing this? Or could I edit something unrelated to the ...
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How to install Texmaker 4.0.1 (released a few days ago)?

I'm new to LaTeX, but want to get started for real; settled for Texmaker; now checked the version (and changelog) and noticed a discrepancy between what I've got installed (3.4) and what's been ...
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Latex, Kile IDE, Ubuntu 12.10

I have been using Latex for a while on Windows but I just converted my Windows machine to Ubuntu only now. Unfortunately, I have never used Kile before. I have downloaded texlive 2012 and Kile. How ...
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Problem with Latex Packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm writing a latex document in TeXworks and I'm having some problems with a couple of packages I'm using in my file, amsrefs.sty and pcatcode.sty. For some reason TeXworks decided it didn't like ...
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Removing and re-installing texlive 2012

I have a problem with texlive. For some reason I couldn't load the siunitx package anymore. Because I had problems with Texlive before, I accidently installed 2 versions next to each other with them ...
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Lyx doesn't work (can't find cls files)

I installed Lyx in my system, but it I just can't make it work. Every time I open any file, I get a message similar to this one: The selected document class article requires external files that ...
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TeXstudio: content-assistant popup window is unreadable

I would like to use this program but I do not know how to display context-sensitive help (see figure below) without a black background. I use Ubuntu 12.10 and I don't know what other information might ...
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Unable to locate package texlive

I had a problem with texlive on my ubuntu 12.10. It could not find setspace.sty and tlmgr didn't work. I googled it a little but i couldn't figure it out how to solve it (i'm a rookie) So i removed ...
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install koma-script for texworks on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I was updating my resume and since I had recently switched to using Ubuntu and Latex I decided I would rewrite it in this ...
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How do I add the latex backport PPAs to synaptic in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I would like to synaptic to have access to the repository files on this website: http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html I ...
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No Xelatex in texlive 2012

just installed texlive 2012 on my ubuntu and I have no xelatex. There is one in Mac distribution. Is Ubuntu's "special"? I'll be glad for help.
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Why is the LaTeXDraw logo so big in Xfce 4.10?

Is there a bug in XFCE desktop? Namely, I can see some weird "XD"-letters when I try to open LaTeXDraw. Letters seem to be much bigger than the normal logo. It does not affect my mouse. I'm using Xfce ...
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How to share architecture-independent latex files across multiple setups

I have 3 ubuntu computers, 2 of them running 32-bit and one 64-bit. I want to install latex and texmaker on all of them. However, the downloads are pretty large and i don't want to unnecessarily ...
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upgrading latex pgfplots in ubuntu 12.04

I have pgfplots for LaTeX installed but I'm not sure how to upgrade it to the newest version. When I do a search for pgfplots, it returns lots of folders... The sourceforge download has a zip file for ...
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How to deal with configuration style warnings occuring from TexLive 2012 installation?

I followed the advice of izx on how to install TexLive 2012 using the texlive-backports PPA. Before I started I removed all TexLive-related packages. The installation finished and everything seems to ...
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What's wrong with lualatex?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or I've done something wrong (or I simply don't know luatex well enough). This minimal example file test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} ...
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Bug installing tex/latex/texlive packages makes subsystem unusable [closed]

I am having problems installing tex/latex/texlive packages on 12.04. My setup: > cat /etc/issue; uname -a Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-33-generic-pae #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 ...
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GUI for the diction tool

I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being ...
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Make environment variable accessible to application [closed]

In order to get LaTeX to work, I have set the environment variable TEXINPUTS, which includes a path to certain inputted files. It works fine if I'm calling latex (or rubber, or pdflatex) from the ...
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TexLive and Kile

I recently had upgraded my machine from a 12.04 installation to a 12.10 version. I use LaTeX for my publication work and therefore I use TexLive and Kile, both of which are on the Ubuntu Package list. ...
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LaTeX doesn't work after upgrade to 12.10

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.10 but now LaTeX doesn't work any more. Kile always asks me "did you run LaTeX?". I'm quite new in this stuff, so it seems a bit strange for me, because in 12.04 it worked ...
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What are the best LaTeX editor/compiler?

I'm looking for a LaTeX editor/compiler that does not show the output until it is done. It can be in terminal or not, I don't care.
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Nautilus doesn't open .tex files on left-click (12.04)

When I left-click a file with .tex extension from nautilus, it is not opened. No matter if I choose gedit or texmaker as default programs in "Properties". Right-clicking, then choosing app works, ...
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Math-font from the ubuntu font family?

Does anyone know if there will be (or already are) any possibilities to use the ubuntu font family for mathematical typesetting in LaTeX? It says “Dalton Maag, a London-based studio, has laid the ...
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Installing Latex on Virtualenv

I'm trying to install latex on virtualenv as a part of my project being uploaded to heroku. I used pip install texlive-latex-extra also easy_install texlive-latex-extra for packages ...
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Removing TeX Live

I want to update my TeX Live 2009 to 2012. I want a fresh install and would like to remove TeX Live 2009 on my ubuntu. How should I remove TeX Live using my terminal?
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Where is TexLive2012 after installing it via ISO?

I downloaded the latest TexLive2012 iso and installed it on my computer by running the install-tl script, I chosed the default installnation, and it finished successfully, but where can I find the ...
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Why does the Ubuntu Software Center deliver an outdated version of TeX Live? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? Starting from a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 in late August, I have used the Ubuntu ...
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Printing Checks from CLI or GUI

Looking for a program or a way to print onto my bank checks in Ubuntu. I don't want to use GNUCash or KMyMoney as those are bank register program's and it's too much work to open one of those each and ...
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apt-get errors after TeX Live 2012 update with tlmgr

I am running TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu Precise. For the installation I followed this tutorial. Yesterday, I updated the packages (about 40 items) for Tex Live 2012 using the following tool. $ sudo ...
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pdflatex reads .eps files saved in OS/X, but not in Ubuntu

Sorry if this is a stupid question; I'm a newbie. I am preparing a manuscript in LaTeX. The journal (Physical Biology, an IOP publication) requires that figures be saved in .eps format, so I am ...
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tlmgr viaTeX Live Backports PPA

I just installed TeX Live 2012, --on ubuntu 12.04-- via a this PPA, but cannot seem to figure out how to install tlmgr. I need help installing it.
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Is there a mind mapping software that can handle latex?

I run Lubuntu 12.04 and after several terrible experiences with libre office I downloaded core and have not touched it since april. I find kile ok and have been learning to use that and writing with ...
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Is there a convenient command for fetching all needed latexpackages of a specific .tex file?

Is there a convenient command for installing latex packages in the console? I only use an normal editor and pdflatex for editing, so I don't want textlive or any other big program. If there is: How ...