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Easy way to install TeX Live (and TeX Studio) in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently switched to using Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I need to install a LaTeX distribution and editor. I'm reasonably experienced with LaTeX on Win7, so is there an easy way to get LaTeX up and ...
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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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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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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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Any editor with CTRL+R binding for compiling LaTeX

I just had to replace my OSX with Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to find ways to get Textmate's capabilities to some text-editor: CMD+R compiles the document in Textmates and let's you choose different ...
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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I see that the packages has been outdated in Ubuntu Package: texlive-full (2013.20140215-1) [universe] about the current package which seems to be texlive 2013 a vanilla way recommended to be ...
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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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How to convert .odt to latex?

What is the best software to convert .odt to latex? Using Ubuntu 16.04
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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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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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How to properly install and use texlive with package manager in 14.04

I would like to know how to properly install, and use texlive along with the package manager tlmgr in Ubuntu 14.04. Here is what I did to install texlive: sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 textext-0.4.4....
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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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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-...