# Where do I get the everyshi.sty file from?

I've downloaded and unzipped the ms folder which supposedly has the `everyshi.sty` file; however, to my dismay, the folder has every other file but that one! As a result, I'm failing to run TikZ, since the TeX editor keeps returning an error message that the `everyshi.sty` file is missing.

Can someone please give me a link which could direct me to this file?

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@Jake: This is a FAQ –  Martin Schröder May 1 '12 at 8:44
@ClaudioFiandrino: The distribution of the `.sty` file without the `.dtx` and `.ins` violates its license (the LPPL). –  Martin Schröder May 1 '12 at 8:50
@MartinSchröder: you are right, sorry. However, notice that just google `everyshi.sty` it is possible to find that page in which the .sty is distributed alone (came back to liv.ac.uk/~maryrees/posterproduction). –  Claudio Fiandrino May 1 '12 at 8:59
@ClaudioFiandrino: So this question could have been answered by googling. `:-(` –  Martin Schröder May 1 '12 at 9:00

You don't need to find it, it is already in the CTAN repository. It's packaged under `ms` --

http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/ms

if you are using TeX Live manager, just type `tlmgr install ms` on the terminal. Everything related to `everyshi.sty` will be installed, or you can also manually install the zipped 'ms' package that you have already downloaded.

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You should not have to install packages like everyshi by yourself; your TeX installation most likely has a way to install packages. Sadly you don't tell us anything about your situation (which TeX distribution on what OS?).

Also this is a FAQ: LaTeX packages are typically unpacked by running a `.ins` file through LaTeX: this will create files suitable for LaTeX (like `.sty`) from a `.dtx`.

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