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How to replace all images in Libreoffice with their description

I have a very long document containing lots of svg images created using the extension TexMaths. This extension uses the latex installation to create svg image of the inputted equation (or set of ...
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How to fix MATLAB R2014 greek letter/latex font support

I am using MATLAB R2014a under Ubuntu 12.04. Using tex markup such as \alpha, etc in text objects renders regular ASCII characters and not the expected tex output. Making a symbolic link from the ...
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Command 'latex2html'

Wonder whether this is an ubuntu question or a latex question: I am trying to output my LaTeXed cv in HTML format, using latex2html - probably the easiest way. My objective is this I want all ...
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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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Black screen after login on main account, after LaTex install failed [duplicate]

I recently tried installing LaTex on my Ubuntu 13.10 system. The installation failed but I cant remember the error-messages. After the failed installation the memory cache was quite full and the ...
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Problem loading LaTeX KOMA-script and fontspec after freshly installing vanilla texlive

I have just installed vanilla TeXlive according to the TUG instructions on my Ubuntu 13.10. A standard minimal example properly compiles the way it is supposed to do: ...
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How can I run kile after updating to texlive 2012 on ubuntu 12.04 (for beginners)

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and Kile 2.1.0. After updating texlive from 2009 to 2012 kile did not work again. As mentioned here, I tried this: sudo apt-add-repository ...
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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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How to install complete, easily updatable LaTeX system with text editor front-end?

I'm new to Xubuntu, having used Windows XP for many years. On Windows I ran MiKTeX, with editors/front-ends WinEdt and TeXworks. I found the MiKTeX Package Manager and Update tools to be especially ...
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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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Xdvi crashes when used with Emacs with I/O correlation [closed]

I use Emacs 24 to process LaTeX files. When I enable I/O correlation, Xdvi crashes within a second after launch. Apparently this is caused by a bug in libfreetype. So, my question is, is there any ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 biblatex [closed]

maybe I just did not get any information while searching through google pages but I really tried to find some about biblatex. I tried aptitude search biblatex but nothing appeared. Why isn't ...
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What exactly happend to the fbb-font in LateX when using the Ubuntu (13.10) installer

I installed texlive-full from a repository instead of using the installer provided here. I noticed that the fbb font is missing, which seems to be specific to the Ubuntu packages?! I haven't found ...
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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 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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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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LaTeXit alternative for ubuntu

On my Mac I was using LaTeXit. It takes a LaTeX code and produces instant pdfs (or pngs, jpgs, etc…). I'm sure there's a similar programme for Ubuntu. But I was unable to find one. Any ideas? ...
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Should I install the Debian or xUbuntu version of TeXstudio on 12.04?

I'd like to install the newest 64-bit version of TeXstudio on Ubuntu 12.04. Since it's not in one of the default repositories, I need to get it a different way. The TeXstudio homepage has links for ...
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Inverse search with LatexTools and Sublime Text 2 [closed]

I'm trying to install LatexTools -- compiling works fine, but inverse search from Evince does not work. Is there any idea what to do? Edit: I'm adding some clarifications per request Inverse search: ...
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Upgrade TexLive from 2012 to 2013 with Ubuntu

I have downloaded TeXLive 2013 and installed it as explained on the developer's website. At the end in the terminal I got the following message: Add /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/doc/info to ...
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Install native texlive in parallel to repo version

I'm still running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to manually install the most recent texlive. One of the first steps for the manual installation is to get rid of existing installations of texlive. ...
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How can I launch a specific application bypassing the global menu in Unity?

So, trying to get up to speed with LaTex in vim/gvim... problem is the beginners tutorial for vim-latexsuite assumes gvim and the gui menus. Okay, got gvim right here. Problem is, under Unity and the ...
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How to Install English Version of Texmaker/Texstudio?

I installed Texmaker, and later TexStudio, on my PC. Each time German versions of the programs were installed. A possible reason may be that I am in Germany. However, I need English version of one ...
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how to extract a vector figure from pdf

I have a question. I inserted my figure into my pdf file using latex in this way: I first created a vector figure using inkscape. Then I converted it to the pdf format and then included it to pdf ...
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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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Latex compilation problem

I have installed latex and compiled tex file using pdflatex command, the file did not compile. It is showing revtex4-1.cls not found. How to fix this, please any one can help me.
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How to make Okular play embedded video

So I create presentations using LaTeX and the Beamer class. This allows me to embed videos (.mp4, .avi, .gif) formats in my presentation. These seem to play well in full versions of acrobat reader but ...
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Why can't I install Latex in ubuntu12.04? [duplicate]

When I run $ sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base it showed the following error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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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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Inkscape with TexText

I am trying to install the package TexText on Ubuntu, such that I can type Latex in certain gaphs. I followed these instructions, but when I open Inkscape I do not have the option Latex in the ...
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Using Texlive installed in Windows for Ubuntu

I have both Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I use Texlive 2012 with Texmaker in Win7. Is it possible to use it (Texlive) in Ubuntu so I won't have to download 2Gb again! I hope it was clear. (I'm newbie in ...
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LaTeX/dvips Font Problem Ubuntu 13.04

On Ubuntu 13.04, many of my dvips calls deliver error messages like, dvips: Font Helvetica used in file <...> is not in the mapping file. All these calls work perfectly fine on Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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LaTeX Package ctable and Saucy Salamander

I have a number of LaTeX documents that use the package ctable in the header. Upon updating Ubuntu to Saucy Salamander, these documents have refused to compile, TexMaker returning the error: "! No ...
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How to install the 'pgfplot' package in Lubuntu?

How can I install the pgfplot package in Lubuntu? For information, I use TeXstudio, I searched in it for a while for a WYSIWYG tool that can manage TeX Packages but didn't find.
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Display problem with TeX codes in browsers

After unsuccessfully installing latex packages thmtools under gnome environment on my work station, mainly because of lack of root access, I keep receiving the following error in displays of equations ...
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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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Some troubles updating texlive-full

I have several problems in updating my packages in ubuntu 13.04. In particular when I run the update manager it showed me that there were some problems with the following packages: tex-common ...
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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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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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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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Setting up sublime text editor for LaTex

for a few day I have been wondering how to set up sublime text editor for LaTeX editing. I have installed TexLive-full and Latexmk as it has been suggested. Also I have installed sublime text editor. ...
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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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How to install Latex in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Computer. I want to install Latex on my Desktop but i am unable to install it. I first tried to install using following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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Latex line 66 Missing number, treated as zero \end{frame} problem [closed]

I have this script \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{array} ...
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Using Google Drive on an Ubuntu tablet

I am interested in purchasing a tablet for school. I am interested in purchasing it to take notes, but I would like to do so in Google Drive for several reasons. As I have researched, I have found ...
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Problems related with Texlive 2013 Installation

I have installed Texlive 2013 by burning it on a DVD. However after using tlmgr a few times to get the updates done I have been running into problems in every apt-get command I invoke. I have ...
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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). ...
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How can I calibrate my printer using the LaTeX test page?

I am trying to print a LaTeX compiled document but my printer doesn't print the top part. It seems that the top part is outside of the printing range. To debug this problem I have printed the LaTeX ...
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How to install LaTeX packages for Tex Live?

Apparently I am using Tex Live as my LaTeX distribution: martin@martin-XPS-8300:~$ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.0 Copyright 2012 Peter ...