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Hello, I'm trying to write pdfs with ubuntu.
So I installed these packages :
I have a few problems.
First of all texmaker doesn't show as many tools as I would like. I would prefer something that looks like texniccenter, or at least something that looks like what I found here on google, while searching for "texmaker screenshots". Instead, I get this.
Second of all, as you can see on the screenshot that I made, there's an error on compiling. What should I do so that at least each package listed in the screenshot is available ?
Moreover, as you can see on the screenshot as well, there seems to be a problem with the line count : the line number should be 2 and not 3. How to fix that ?
I installed texlive-math-extra, and now the compiling error is gone.
The two other problems are yet to be solved though.
Plus, I just noticed that the accents (é,è, etc) are not displayed properly. How to fix that ?
Doesn't anyone use texmaker ?
You know, I've just started using it, so I don't care about changing to another one if someone uses something else than is better and more used.
All I want is to be able to write pdfs with linux, and I'm sure quite a lot of people do that.
It's just that I was told it's a good software to do so.
If all you want is to "write PDF's", there are likely other ways to do it. I realize you use Ubuntu according to your little icon there on the left hand side, so what I'm about to write won't apply DIRECTLY for you, but:
to write PDF docs, I just write them in KWord text editor, and then export them to PDF. Simple.
So, since Ubuntu is GNOME based rather than KDE, my suggestion would be to find a text editor comparable to the functionality that KWord has (it's a KDE application) which can save or export a document to PDF format.
Or, if you want to use KWord, you can use your package manager to install it, but be forewarned: it will bring with it hundreds of megabytes of stuff you probably won't otherwise want or need.
Maybe someone else can suggest a GNOME-based editor that can export to PDF.
thanks for your answer. Well sometimes I need to write mathematical texts as well and I'm not sure exporting a document to pdf format would do so great. I definitely want to be able to write latex, but I don't mind about the software that allows me to do so. Nevertheless, I'd rather have a software than just writing latex on gvim or emacs because of the shortcuts that are available and make life easier (italic, title, and things like that).
Maybe there is a software that is more used than texmaker though, I'm opened to suggestions.
In the meantime, is there anyone that can help me to solve my problems please ?
Hi, not to belabor the point, but since you haven't yet got the answers to the particular problems you are currently having....
mathematical texts as well and I'm not sure exporting a document to pdf format would do so great.
I'm not sure either, but neither of us will know unless one of us try it out
If what you're writing (the mathematical texts) is not private/personal/subject-to-NDA, feel free to email me a couple samples, and I'll find out what they would look like if I entered them into my editor and exported them as PDF's, and I'll email them back to you. If you're interested, of course; entirely up to you.
I'd rather have a software than just writing latex on gvim or emacs because of the shortcuts that are available and make life easier (italic, title, and things like that).
Pretty much every editor out there, has shortcuts (or hotkeys?) for formatting, italics, bold, justify, underline, whatever.
Either way, I hope you do find an app that makes you happy -- unfortunately (as you've likely guessed by now) I have never made anything with LaTEx, so cannot help with that.
I downloaded the texmaker source and built it. I see that the second button from the right is to produce pdfs.
You don't need to install kile. If the latex source requires you to use LaTeX instead of pdflatex, you can first
click on the LaTeX button to produce the .dvi file. Then click on Preview PDF button all the way on the right hand side.
From the preview, you can save it as a pdf. The conversion takes place in the background.