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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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Can I make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...
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Manage migration to new mac (with Migration assistant)

I migrated to a new mac with Migration assistant and pdflatex seems to have gone missing in action: MacBook-Pro% pdflatex --version zsh: command not found: pdflatex It doesn't seem to be a problem ...
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Installing LaTeX in a server

I need to run LaTeX in a server using an explorer (just like Safari or Chrome). The thing is that I can't find a software that allows me to do that, as, for example, R Studio does (they have the ...
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Install new package `svg.sty' ubuntu [duplicate]

I use texstudio in Ubuntu and I would like to use svg package: \usepackage{svg} File `svg.sty' not found. ^^M The only thing I found is a closed thread. My attempt for installation of this ...
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How can I install a specialist package of metafonts on TeX Live?

I'm new on LaTeX, can you tell me how to install byzfonts ("Byzantine Music Font") on TeX Live? I've downloaded it from CTAN, but there is no installation manual for it. [ADDED by cfr] I started ...
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How to uninstall TeX Live on Mac which is installed through command “sudo port install texlive +full”?

At the beginning, my purpose is to set up AUCTeX with Emacs. I just do like below Download AUCTeX, then cd to the directory, make and sudo make install. It works well when the .tex file only ...
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How can I install a new class in my existing LaTeX? [duplicate]

Currently I have a very old version (2nd edition 1994) IEEE standard LaTeX but now I need to run the Royal Society open science standard LaTeX on Windows7. They supplied 3 files in their template ...
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Private installation/update of TikZ in Linux

I'd like to make a private installation in Linux of (part of) TikZ, in order to be able to \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} (note that I cannot update my TeX distrubution, which has already a ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found

I am gettting the below error. ! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found. How to fix this? Thanks
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows 7? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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How and where can I install threeparttable.sty? [duplicate]

I want to install threeparttable.sty to add footnotes into tables, but I don't know where and how. I tried by Miktex, but didn't work for an error on connection. The package is online ...
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Update tcolorbox package on Debian

I am running Debian and I have installed tex-live successfully. I really need to upgrade my current version of tcolorbox, which is 1.30 to the latest. I have downloaded the zip file but I have no idea ...
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my MiKTeX can't find the package fancyhdr [closed]

I have tried installing it but it just says not found like this LaTeX Error: File `fancyhdr.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS TexLive 2014 Installation Problems

I installed TexLive 2014 from the iso image I downloaded from TexLive images.The installation went on perfectly smooth and I also had the installer create symlinks inside /usr/bin. However, when I ...
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LaTex installation

My first installation of LaTex on windows 7 took around 3-4 Hours with 3G internet speed. Due to some virus activity my laptop had to be formatted. Now I again want to install LaTex. Is there some ...
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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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Problem in MikTex while I'm installing mh package

I'm trying to install mh package with MikTex Package Manager in windows. When I try to install it, i find thid error: Unknown archive file size. What is the problem? I've installed also other ...
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LaWTeX install help on Linux

I am a law student trying to use the LaWTeX package. Can anyone explain how I would go about installing this on my Ubuntu distro?
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Problem with \subfloat after re-installing MikTex

This summer I wrote my thesis (with a lot of this sites help). Last week I "renew" my computer and installed Latex again (MikTex and Texmaker). Since then I cannot run my code anymore. I always get ...
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Having trouble getting SageTeX working

According to the Make SageTeX known to TeX, the preferred way to let TeX know about SageTeX is to copy the tex folder found at SAGE_ROOT/local/share/texmf/tex (which in my OS X case is ...
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While installing LaTeX I'm getting an error: permission denied for cefpdflatex.exe

An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winFile.cpp source line: 686 message: Permission denied: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin/x64/cefpdflatex.exe info: C:\Program ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Trouble updating pgfplots on Windows/MikTeX

I'm trying to update to a newer version of pgfplots, preferably v1.12. I'm currently using v1.7. First, I opened Update (admin mode) with MikTeX and it didn't have any updates for pgfplots. Then I ...
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Installing pgfcore.sty

There is a problem with installing pgfcore.sty file for the beamer package. This file can not be installed from the internet (TeX says file not found) and when I plug this file manually into the ...
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How to install eqexam

I see that the eqexam is available at CTAN (here). But when I run: sudo tlmgr install eqexam I receive the following message: package eqexam not present in package repository. How can I install ...
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Problem installing adobe sourcesanspro in TeX Live 2012 [closed]

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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The best directory to install a font

What difference exists between installing a font in ~/Library/texmf and in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local? Which of the two positions takes less resources and allows a faster compilation? Is there a ...
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TeX seems to be installed on Yosemite when it is not

I try to install BasicTeX, the installation seems to be running smoothly but in the end there is no icon on the launchpad. When I checked the Library, TeX files appear there but only to be run through ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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Is it possible to sagetex without Sage installation?

Is it possible to use sagetex without Sage installation if I have an account in the Sagemath Cloud?
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Font conflict Futura and Palatino in the same document

I need to use de Futura font as Sans Serif an Palatino as Serif font in my document. Well, I have installed the Futura pack from Gaehrken (http://www.gaehrken.de/tex/index.html). However, when I use ...
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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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Redistributing pdfLaTeX as a part of an application

I have a "template" .tex file which I've created manually, and I want to be able to dynamically convert it to PDF in my software. On my computer I use pdflatex for the conversion, but the end user ...
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How to run LuaLaTeX or sagetex?

I have OSX. Texlive2014 is installed. I am using Texmaker. But I cannot compile a simple lualatex or sagetex source file. I get lots of errors. I have to install something or set something in the ...
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kpsewhich: command not found. on tlmgr update, MacTex install [closed]

I tried to update the tlmgr with TexLive-Utility and it fails to find kpsewhich. I'm not sure why though, because it is in my bash PATH $which kpsewhich /usr/texbin/kpsewhich Not only that, it is ...
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dvipdf creates 2MB PDF on one machine, 7MB PDF on another [closed]

First - I don't know anything about TeX itself, I'm just trying to get other people's .tex file to work. I'm trying to get the following to work (from looking at the Makefile): A process creates a ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Installing LyX over a vanilla TeXLive

As the title says, I would like to install LyX over a vanilla TeXLive. However, when I do yum install lyx the whole distro TeXLive is set to be installed, which I obviously don't want. On the other ...
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How to manually configure TeXstudio for Windows in the CTAN package “ProTeXt-3.1.4-020114.exe”?

I just downloaded MiKTeX and TeXstudio from CTAN as a zip file ProTeXt-3.1.4-020114.exe I then installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio. But the TeXstudio can not compile/build/view after I created/save a ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package or a class, but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty (or myprettyclass.cls), that I want to be able to ...
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LyX say that no classes are available

I'm using LyX for some Maths coursework, I've installed LyX with MiKTeX twice now (re-installed after first encountering this problem) but I'm still getting the same problems. Basically none of the ...
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How do I add Hebrew support to TeXLive on Windows (with pdfTeX+babel)?

I just downloaded & installed TeXLive 2012 on my Windows 7 box, including Hebrew language support. I then tried to process the following document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Many package are not installed in full installation of texlive 2014 in centos

When I install, I just use sudo ./install-tl. And when I open the tlmgr. I found many packages are not installed, like collection-wintools,etc.. Is it just for other operate system? just because ...
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Installing Mathematica Fonts in MikTeX

I would like to use Mathematica fonts with pdfLaTex in Miktex, but I'm having trouble installing them. I have only found guides as to how to install them in TexLive and I don't know how to alter the ...
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Problems installing MiKTeX

I have managed to download the ProTeX package and install TeXstudio. However, I keep failing in installing MiKTeX. (I have tried to download it several times from different places to insure that it ...
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MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install [closed]

I'm having trouble installing MacTeX 2014 after I've uninstalled 2013 on my Mac. Whenever I try to install, I get the following error clicking Install. I've tried to only install TeXLive-2014 and ...