I am not the best when it comes to working with programs like LaTeX and I am unable to open a `.tex` document, or rather 'LaTeX it' since it keeps coming up with this error. I have downloaded `slashbox.sty`, but I am not sure where to put it so that LaTeXiT can use it. Where should it go?

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## marked as duplicate by Werner, Christian Hupfer, percusse, Papiro, barbara beetonNov 20 '14 at 21:23

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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

Basically, you can open a tex file with a text editor such as Apple TextEdit, notepad (Windows) or gedit (Gnome) for instance.

You can "LaTeX it" with the command `pdflatex` within an Apple Terminal or after typing `cmd` in the Windows start menu. Check out the FAQ of your LaTeX distro.

LaTeX begin

hth

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I'm not quite sure what you mean. I have a .tex file I'd like to run so I can see it in pdf form, but I can't since when I try to use LaTeXiT an error comes up as above. Are you saying that by opening slashbox.sty in TextEdit I could get this to run? – user30542 May 11 '13 at 16:10
no, that was not the statement. at the begin, you should read a little bit instead of guessing. for instance, you are coding within a tex file (at the begin) and not within a sty file. – mnemonic May 11 '13 at 16:24

You need to create a folder inside your TeX home directory. You can find this directory typing this in your console:

`kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME`

Then, inside the directory that your console echoed create a folder that holds your `.sty`.

I think you should look at this question: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

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