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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 ...
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Why are some characters incorrectly displayed when using Texmaker? [closed]

I use Texmaker 3.0.2 (default from 11.10) with the Czech global language. Some characters which are properly displayed in other applications don't work in Texmaker (e.g. ó). It appears that Texmaker ...
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How to use gedit-latex-plugin?

I have installed the packages texlive and gedit-latex-plugin. I see syntax highlighting for .tex files, but I don't get any extra stuff in my gedit menus or toolbars for latex -> pdf like I expected ...
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Spellchecker in LyX: Right dictionary configuration

I have installed LyX 2.0.0 from the Ubuntu 11.10 software center. I am trying to use the spellchecker but it is not working as it is not able to identify any grammatical mistake. Which would be the ...
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How to copy files from remote server to local machine?

I use ssh mylogin@server to connect to a remote server... I am wondering how to copy the whole files from there to my local machine... One reason to do this, is that, I could not compile a latex file ...
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How to convert .tex into .odt?

I wish to convert a .tex file into an .odt file. Can you suggest a good step-by-step solution?
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Convert images to DOC\RTF

My CV is written in LaTeX using moderncv, and I have a script that converts it to PDF whenever I need to send an updated copy. However, some employers require Microsoft Word (or RTF) CV. I have ...
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Easy installation/removal of a LaTeX package

I used to use LaTeX in Windows and there was Miktex Package Manager with which it was very easy to add a missing package. I wanted to install textcomp to Ubuntu 11.10 and it requires me to download ...
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Does anyone know why does Ubuntu 11.10 use TeXLive 2009?

Many of my old examples for PGF plots do not work any more. I think the problem is due to this. Does anyone know why 11.10 use the old version of TeXLive?
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LaTeX on Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the easiest way to get started with LaTeX? Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 after decades with Windows. I need to use LaTeX. On Windows I used to install MikTeX ...
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How to compile gedit LaTeX plugin?

Because I'd like to use the Gedit LaTeX plugin that is unfortunately not available for Gedit 3.2 in the repositories, I want to compile it myself. The most recent version you can get on ...
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SyncTeX with gedit and Evince

In Oneiric gedit includes support for SyncTeX and Evince has supported it since 2.32 (Oneiric includes Evince 3.2.0). How do I use SyncTeX with gedit and Evince? I have compiled with the -synctex=1 ...
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Setting TeX Live path for root

I have installed TeX Live 2011 vanilla and I have trouble setting the TeX Live path for root (in Ubuntu 11.10). The problem is that when I run sudo tlmgr I get: sudo: tlmgr: command not found To ...
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LaTeX build server with git

I have a LaTeX project in git, there is a makefile. So basically a server would have to do this: git checkout master make > logfile 2>&1 Given that I push into a repo on the server. I ...
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Note taking software that can support advanced math notation

I'm trying to keep a large collection of GCSE notes for every subject I study, being 10 subjects. I will be using fairly advanced math notation so I would like it to support some system like latex or ...
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Markdown, LaTeX combined in WYSIWYG editor. Is there any?

I really like the way markdown is implemented in SE bunch of sites, where I can easily write code blocks, performing formatting or even use latex on some of sites like writing $\pi$. I also like how ...
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Keeping files that are often changed in sync between desktop and laptop

I'm looking for a way to keep a desktop and a laptop in sync. What I want to keep in sync are some folders, mainly ~/Documents, that are changed often when working on them. If it matters I can ...
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Fonts are not embedded into a pdf?

I have created a pdf file using the pdflatex command but some fonts are not embedded into it. Please see the output of pdffonts. I have also checked "updmap --edit" to see whether the option ...
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TeX Live 2010 or 2011 in 11.10?

Will Ubuntu 11.10 ship with TeX Live 2010 or 2011? It seems Debian will package TeX Live 2011 and TeX Live 2011 has now been released. See also: needs-packaging request on launchpad.
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Gedits gedit-latex-plugin not working correctly

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday and am now working on setting things up correctly. I am having a problem with gedit-latex-plugin for gedit. I can install it and enable it, and I get the extra menus ...
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What is a good setup for LaTeX and R?

I am not sure if this is the proper place for this question, so my apologies if it is not. I want to switch from Windows to Ubuntu, or at least have an additional operating system next to windows. I ...
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Gedit's LaTeX plugin opens a dialog called “Choose Master Document” each time a .tex file is opened

I use gedit-latex-plugin to edit my LaTeX documents. However, each time I open a .tex or .sty file, an annoying dialog labeled "Choose Master Document" pops up, and unless I select the same file ...
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How can I install TeXMaker 3?

When trying to install TeXMaker 3 in Ubuntu 11.04 with the package available with the 32bit package at http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html I get the following error: Preparing to replace ...
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Using gnome-open to open pdf files

I configured evince to be my default application to open pdf files (using Open with... and clicking on always opening pdf files with this application), but when I type gnome-open foo.pdf instead of ...
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How to uninstall Latex?

Ubuntu and Latex newbie here. Very basic question I have. I recently installed Latex using the following code: sudo apt-get install texlive However, I want to uninstall this and just get the latex ...
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How to convert LaTeX equations to SVG?

At the moment, I'm using mimetex to automatically convert a bunch of equations into gif-images. The program is fast, but the images look pretty bad: How can I (quickly) convert a LaTeX equation ...
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What packages do I need to compile .tex documents using XeLaTeX?

I'm aware of the existence of similar threads on this forum. But any of replies mach to my problem. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and I hadn't problems with fonts till I've decided to use XeLaTeX instead of ...
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How should I install TeX-Live 2010 on top of the existing installation?

I found the install-tl script, but it installs texlive into /usr/local. Can I trick it into installing it on top the current texlive 2009 installation? PS. Does anyone think it si worth the trouble?
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How do I set PATH variables for all users on a server?

I just finished installing LaTeX for my company's Ubuntu server that we all SSH into to use. At the end of the install it says this: Add /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man to MANPATH, if not ...
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A PDF viewer supporting SyncTeX for Gnome

I am looking for a PDF viewer for working with LaTeX and SyncTeX (forward and inverse search) under Gnome. I know from previous questions in various forums that Okular has this feature, but I prefer ...
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Comprehensive book on Kile

Finally, I have decided to migrate from Office to Latex. That is why I have chosen Kile as an editor, for many reasons. That's why I need a comprehensive book or would be even perfect if there is a ...
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How to install ochem for texlive

I found this package for latex that gives me the ability to typeset organic structural formulae and reaction schemes for chemistry. I'm having trouble with installing it though. I read through the ...
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How can the Ubuntu font be used with LyX or LaTeX?

I use LyX for creating documents and would like to be able to format the output of my documents so that they use the Ubuntu font. In the LyX document settings, it appears that there are only a fixed ...
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How to configure export formats in LyX?

Whenever I try to view a PDF of a document in LyX, I get this error: I get similar errors for DVI and postscript. If I go through File->Export, the only options are other LyX formats and Docbook. ...
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What's the easiest way to get started with LaTeX?

I'd like to learn and use LaTeX on Ubuntu. What packages do I need? What is the best editor for LaTeX code on Ubuntu for a new LaTeX user? I'd also like the ability to see the code in one pane and ...
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How to check if a LaTeX package has been installed?

How to check if a LaTeX package has been installed in Ubuntu? When installing, I followed the methods mentioned in http://math.arizona.edu/support/tex/accountpackages.html and ...