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LaTeX is a document markup language document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. Note that http://tex.stackexchange.com is specifically dedicated to LaTeX (and TeX) questions.

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Old version of Kile on Ubuntu 18.04

So far I have been using a previous version of Kile in Ubuntu 16. Upon installing Ubuntu 18.04, I found that the default version in apt packet manager is Kile 3.1 and even a beta version (that's what ...
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Do LaTex CLI tools exist for generating templates [on hold]

I was wondering if there were any command line tools which generate latex templates. Something like: latex new article --name yourfileName The way I was doing it now is just copying some files over....
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18.04 Texmaker “Could not Start the Command” Error

I get the error "Could not start the command" every time I want to compile a document and I can't explain why. (It has the addition - "pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex" because this ...
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Gedit latex random hightlighting problem

In gedit 3.28.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, I have syntax highlighting random problem :
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Word to Latex Converter GUI software?

Is there any software to convert word to LaTeX files. I have seen some terminal based project. is there any GUI program?
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How do I compile and run this code with LaTeX? [closed]

Here is the code: \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \Huge \draw[line width=2mm] (0,0) circle (5cm); \foreach \a [count=\h] in {30,60,...,360} { \node at (90-\a:6.0) {\textbf{\...
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Which application for shared latex project?

I will start working on a .tex (Latex) paper with a colleague and I would like to know if there is any application that enables both of us to work remotely on the same project, even better if github ...
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Inserting latex text in an image using gimp

I want to insert a latex text in an image I created with GIMP. Is it possible using GIMP? If not, is there any other way to do this? Can I use geogebra or something similar?
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Gedit LaTeX plugin : pdf creation

I just can't compile a pdf with gedit-latex-plugin. It is working by using pdflatex command in terminal. I try with this .tex file : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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pgf's and pstricks's opacity is not appearing in .ps and .pdf files

I had recently upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 18.04 with TexLive 2017. The problem that came up is that the opacity of tikz (PGF) and of pstricks pictures is not working (appearing) in .ps and .pdf files ...
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Cannot define TEXMFHOME

my bashrc: DOCS_PATH=${HOME}/docs export TEXMFHOME="${HOME}/.texmf:${DOCS_PATH}/texmf" I have a texmf folder in "docs", I have defined TEXMFHOME in my bashrc and the path is correct but when I cd ...
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Converting PDF (generated using pdflatex) to LaTeX [closed]

Is there a package which converts PDF to LaTeX? I have the PDFs created using TeX but I have lost the original .tex file. Can I retrieve the TeX back from PDF?
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Ubuntu 18.04 failing to install texlive

I have a freshly installed 18.04, and I have issues installing TeXlive. In particular, the error is: dpkg: error processing package tex-common (--configure): installed tex-common package post-...
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Latex template in Zim Desktop Wiki

I have noted that using "zim wiki" one can export a notebook or page in pure latex format(not just equations) too. What is the point of such documents when we have a stand alone TEX application?
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Failed to install texlive-full on Ubuntu 18.10 + WSL

I want to install texlive-full using Ubuntu 18.04 on top of Windows 10 RS3 using the WSL. This is a clean system without any additional repository. The installation failed as follows: $ sudo apt ...
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calling pdflatex from command line

I just updated to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and installed Latex according to here. I added export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2017/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH export INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2017/...
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Integration of Emacs/LuaLaTeX with Evince/Zathura not working in Ubuntu 18.04. How can I fix it?

After my recent upgrade (per new install) to Ubuntu 18.04, I have started having quite some troubles with my tool chain (Emacs, Lualatex, Evince). I am using forward/backward search to approximate ...
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Can't install anything with apt-get. There appears to be an error of unmet depenndencies

Already tried out the following commands after seeing many answers but none seems to be working: sudo apt-get install -f sudo apt --fix-broken install sudo dpkg -a --config sudo apt-get autoclean ...
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How can I change the Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut (and others) to work as expected in Texmaker instead of being caught by Ubuntu 18.04?

I recently installed 18.04 on my laptop, and when I write LaTex documents, I use Texmaker. One of the default configurations of Texmaker is that Ctrl+Shift+U allows me to quickly raise exponents. ...
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Unable to remove TeXLive 2016 from Ubuntu 14.04

I installed TeXLive 2016 via PPA and used following commands- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive sudo apt update sudo apt install texlive-full Due to some reasons, I tried to remove it ...
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18.04 unable to install texlive-full (broken packages)

I am trying to install texlive-full but I'm running into the same issue from this post. However, I do not have a texlive related package from JonathanF's PPA, and need a different solution. Here's my ...
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How to use Tex Live Manager 2018 as administrator?

I recently installed Texlive 2018 on Ubuntu 18.04 following these instructions. and opted for basic installation. Now I am trying to install some packages using tlmgr but it is showing that I have ...
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Broken packages for MikTex in 18.04, trouble upgrading them? [duplicate]

When installing MikTex (https://miktex.org/download/) I am getting the message: The following packages have unmet dependencies. miktex : Depends: libhunspell-1.3-0 (>= 1.3.3) but it is not ...
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18.04: Cannot install texlive-full

I freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 last week, meaning I have not upgraded from 16.04, rather formatted the hard drive and installed 18.04. I am trying to install texlive-full, but whenever I use: sudo ...
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How can I force a page break in LibreOffice, avoiding the last line of the previous page being pulled onto the next when writing a formula

I prefer LibreOffice to LaTeX. However, I am missing a feature in LibreOffice. When I write an equation almost at the end of a page and I want to add another equation in that case, when I enter a ...
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Converting EPUB to PDF using Pandoc

I want to convert my test.epub to PDF format using Pandoc. I tried (given here) pandoc -f epub -t test.epub -o outfile.pdf which throws the following error: cannot produce pdf output from pdf I ...
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Cannot remove apt package (unmet dependencies)

Problem description It all started when I tried to install texlive 2016 following this post. I added a PPA as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive and then installed texlive-full. ...
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How to start portable pdflatex

I know that this is a very easy question. I have never used Linux before and I could not figure out how this has to be done. I am installing a protable texlive on my Kubuntu machine. Now I want to ...
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Problem with installing texlive 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I tried to update from texlive 2015 to 2017. I ran the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive-2017 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive-full After running ...
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TeXmaker as default application to open tex files

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. I would like to have TeXmaker as the default application to open tex files. Right now, if I double-click a -tex file, gedit will open it instead. If I do right click on ...
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Search and replace a pattern containing backslashes

I have a file bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla \newcommand{\datestamp}{20180215} bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla I need ...
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Pdfjam ERROR: LaTeX package pdfpages.sty is not installed

Hi I've installed pdfjam for managing my pdf files, in order I've done this: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pdfjam Then I've tried this: pdfnup --nup 2x2 1_Introduzione_nuova-26-2-2018....
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Ubuntu 16.04 update manager crashes

first post here after hours of research. Please give feedback if I am not comprehensible. My Package Manager crashes while updating and gives out 'Error: BrokenCount > 0'. The terminal shows me the ...
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Previously working latex packages not found

I tried to add the commath LaTeX package to my computer. I must have gone wrong somewhere because now, not only is TeXStudio not finding commath, but it's also not finding several other packages that ...
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pgn2ltx — command not found

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and found the program pgn2ltx (http://pgn2ltx.sourceforge.net/) to convert pgn-files to LaTex. I unzipped the files in a folder with the same name and created a binary file ...
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Simple flowcharting with complex text

Is there any flowcharting software that meets my needs? I'm looking for something that is sufficiently simple that I can recommend it to others in my lab, allows complex text formatting with super/...
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How to turn off TexStudio forcing text on you while typing?

When typing code like \( or \begin{equation} TexStudio is hijacking my document inserting closing \) and adding red boxes its expecting me to type inside of to somehow make go away, and it's slowing ...
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Evince animation only works in GNOME Xorg

I noted that my (latex) beamer presentations that include animations in the evince pdf viewer can only be displayed if I log into my Xorg session - instead of wayland. Is this the supposed behavior? ...
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TeXmaker: Can't change the interface language option

I am trying to switch my Texmaker interface to French. French support is installed on my laptop and French is set as the main language in my environment. However, in Texmaker, I only have English as ...
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Video in evince in presentation mode

I have created a presentation with the LaTeX Beamer class that contains a video. If I open the pdf file (with evince) not in presentation mode everything is fine. I can start the video with a simple ...
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dpkg: error processing package latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab (--remove) [duplicate]

I get the following error: sudo apt-get remove tex-common --purge dpkg: error processing package latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab (--remove): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should ...
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How to view the pdf in Texmaker while writing the code?

I am unable to view the pdf version of the particular file I am trying to compile in Texmaker. It does work for other files.
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Removing Texlive From Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Installed using terminal, apt-get)

I am using TexLive 2015 and I would like to move on to 2016 or even better 2017. I read on internet that uninstalling and doing a fresh install is a better idea than upgrading TexLive, is it true? ...
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Removing TeXLive Installation (installed from ISO)

I have downloaded texlive2017-20170524.iso from http://muug.ca/mirror/ctan/systems/texlive/Images/. If I install it via sudo ./install-tl, how can I remove it from my system later on when I don't ...
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How do I install packages to TeXstudio?

How do I install packages to TeXstudio? I tried compiling a tex file and TeXstudio is not finding placeins.sty, sectsty.sty, etc. Should I follow this manual installation guide, or is there a faster ...
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latex and evince

When I compile a latex file with the text editor I use (Sublime text) it updates my pdf file in Evince and switches back correctly to my sublime. However, Evince tries to help me by indicating with a ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 LaTeX Beamer + Russian

I installed 17.10 a couple of days ago, everything works nice except... I make presentations in latex in Beamer and use Russian language. Of course, I have a lot of successfully compiled documents on ...
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Tex Live in TexStudio

I am a new Linux user and I have a rather basic question. I am on ubuntu vanilla and I use the TexSudio. I am trying to install the Tex Live and I used the followed commands : sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to install and connect Mathjax to Jupyter notebook 5.2.1

I have jupyter notebook from Anaconda distribution. I recently updated jupyter with `$conda update notebook'. I am interested to know how to use LaTex format with Jupyter. Apparently Mathjax is needed ...
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Are there are any pdf viewers that currently support video?

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and it seems like video support is broken (or not available) in any pdf viewer in the repositories. I would love to be proven wrong! The test file is here: http://mirror.hmc.edu/...