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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 ...
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Prevent SyncTeX from opening new instance Evince?

I'm using the SyncTeX plugin in gedit and it seems that ctrl-clicking in gedit (forward-searching) opens up a new instance of Evince even if there was already an instance open. Is there a way to ...
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Howto install biber on Ubuntu 12.04

I have solved it. It is necessary to install the latest binary from the "development" folder, extract the only file called "biber" and copy it to "/usr/bin". The binary of the latest stable version ...
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Document tabs in texmaker

Is there any way to get texmaker to display the currently open documents in tabs (like every other program) instead of a drop down menu?
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Miktex equivalent for 12.04 (open for more suggestions)

I was using MikTeX in Windows 7. Now that I have changed to Ubuntu 12.04, I was looking for a equivalent replacement for it. I tried MikTeX for Debian systems but the following error came: dpkg: ...
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How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012?

Ubuntu 12.04 still includes the outdated and obsolete 2009 version of TeX Live. Other than installing manually from the TeX Live website, is there any alternative to install the latest 2012 version on ...
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How do I make Kile work with TeX Live 2012?

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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Problems installing TeX Live 2012 on 12.04

The Tex Live included in Ubuntu 12.04 is very old (2009), and I would like to install the latest version to be able to edit the Ubuntu manual. How do I do that from the terminal? Hello, my name is ...
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Why do I get the message “program not found” when running “mal” for Latex

just started using Ubuntu (11.10 oneiric). It is running on a virtual machine. I used to use SuSE. However, SuSE is now with Novel, which goes hand in hand with Microsoft. So now shifted to Ubuntu. ...
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How do I install the LaTeX opensans package?

I have just upgraded to 12.04. I have always used LaTeX opensans package (www.ctan.org/pkg/opensans) and never had problems with it in Ubuntu. Now I installed it the same way as I always did but I ...
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double-click does not open the default program [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, with texlive-full and texworks. When I double-click a .tex file in Nautilus, it pops up a Do you want to run "xxxxxxxx.tex", or display it contents? "xxxxxxxx.tex" is an ...
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Setting up Latex with Texmaker

I want to setup latex environment on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Machine. As I am making a backup system for Windows 7 machine. I have installed the latest version of Texmaker 3.3.4. Now I want to know which ...
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Correct place to set $BIBINPUTS environment variable

If I set the $BIBINPUTS environment varibale in my .zshrc, it is recognized by emacs-reftex (via emacsclient), if I start emacs from my zsh commandline. However if I start using the menubar or gmrun ...
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Unable to use “embed PDF & EPS (experimental)” option in Scribus 1.4.1

I am planning to use Scribus for the preparation of scientific posters. I especially like the LaTeX frame option that Scribus has, which let's me use Latex directly in the poster. However, when I ...
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How can I install gedit-latex-plugin without installing the rest of TeX?

After installing ubuntu 12.04 Gedit has gotten much better (faster), and I'm considering using it for LaTeX. I have installed TeXLive 2011 via their own installation script (Ubuntu repositories only ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Is there any LaTeX integration for EMail editors?

There are some StackExchange pages, as well as blogs, which have LaTeX integration, e.g. http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/. On these pages one can simply write math LaTeX code using the $ ...
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How to make embedded videos work in PDFs created by LaTeX? [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit and using Adobe Reader 9. I am using LaTeX Beamer to create my slideshow. In Windows and MacOS I can open and play the embedded video in Adobe Reader. But I simply can't ...
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How to install texlive 2011?

i'm not quite sure whether the problem with my texlive installation isn't sitting in front of the computer but i just cannot get it to work. The first thing I did was download the installer from the ...
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How to copy from a pdf to another pdf in ubuntu/linux

So Preview for Mac OS X has this capability. I want to be able to just highlight whatever on a pdf, and be able to copy and paste immediately into another pdf file (via the clipboard). I do a lot in ...
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Change default binaries for texlive

Ubuntu ships with texlive 2009, which installs the tex binaries into /usr/bin/latex I've installed the current version of texlive with its installer, which installs its binaries into ...
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Emacs-AUCTeX-Okular

I have Tex live 2011 installed with Emacs 23. AUCTeX and Okular. I have also configured Emacs/AUCTeX to work with Okular supporting forward and inverse search. But. Here's my question. If I have ...
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biblatex package recommends biber (>= 0.9), but it doesn't exist

I'm not sure I understand what this means. How can Ubuntu recommend something that isn't in the repository? Am I supposed to fetch the source code and install myself? Why isn't there a biber package? ...
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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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How to install LaTeX package called “standalone” properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager?

How to install LaTeX package called "standalone" properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager? I know I can manually download the file and install it.
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Searching package repositories by contents

I am searching for a particular LaTeX input file, and have not been able to find it in the repositories. I am fairly certain that the repositories can be searched by contents because the following ...
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finding the TeX Live version

Using the terminal in Debian/Ubuntu, how does find the version of the system's TeX Live distribution? I don't have tlmgr so I would need to need to do this either through apt-get, aptitude, or some ...
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How to install texlive2011?

I just moved from Windows to Ubuntu. Software Center in Ubuntu does have texlive2009 package. There is no straightforward installation process from TUG, or from Google search result. I found some ...