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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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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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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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Kramdown for atom

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I am using kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its markdown-preview ...
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Upgrade from Tex Live from 2013 to 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04

According to the TeX Live website TeX Live 2014 was released one week ago (14 June 2014). How do I upgrade from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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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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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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Installing textext-0.4.4 in Inkscape 0.91

I am trying to install textext-0.4.4 in Inkscape 0.91. I am on Ubuntu 15.04. I follow the same procedure for Ubuntu 14.04, but it does not work. Install Pstoedit and pdflatex download ...
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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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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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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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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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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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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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TeXmaker 4.4.1-1 function keys don't work after upgrading (14.10 - 15.04)

I was using version 4.4.1 but after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 the function keys didn't work anymore (e.g. F1 for Quick Build, F6 for PDFLaTeX, etc.). I reinstalled TeXmaker via apt-get with ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Kile '[PDFLaTeX] failed to start' when using TeX Live 2013 + self compiled Kile

On Ubuntu 13.04 I installed Tex Live 2013 and then compiled Kile from source (in order to avoid the large amount of dependencies that come with Ubuntu's version of Kile). Kile runs, but when I tried ...
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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: ...
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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 in 14.04?

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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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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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 ...
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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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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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texmaker “could not start the command”

I messed up a bit with TekLive and TexMaker in my Ubuntu 14.04. I unistalled and re-installed both a couple of times. Now, if I go to terminal and do pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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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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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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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.
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Texmaker accents problem

I've installed Texmaker 4.1 (using apt) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bits. Most of the time it works fine, but out of the blue it starts to show some strange behavior with accents marks, for example, I ...
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Why there is no reverse search in kde5 okular

I have updated some time ago to kubuntu 15.04 and sadly realized that somehow reverse search for latex-synctex disappeared from Okular. I mean, the settings are there, just the left click doesn't work ...
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Write greek in latex for ubuntu

I'm totally new in ubuntu. I want to write mathematical papers in greek in latex. From the synaptic package manager I downloaded texlive and texstudio. Everything works fine in english, but i can't ...
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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 math.arizona.edu and n.wikibooks.org.
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics crashing when GVIM opens TEX files

I am having a little problem everytime when I open GVIM to edit *.tex files. The Menus die, Windows jiggle (maximize and minimize quickly) and I get a internal error crash report from ubuntu (12.04). ...