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TeXLive tlmgr on HiDPI screens?

I have recently installed TeXlive on a new Linux system with install-tl and then I used tlmgr to tweak the installation. However, on my HiDPI screen with resolution 2560x1440 the fonts in tlmgr are ...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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Trouble installing Letter Gothic font

I am unable to install the Letter Gothic font. I downloaded the lettergothic.zip file from the ctan website. The readme file instructed me to copy some files to certain places, which I did. However, ...
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Can't edit a document on first install of tex maker

Just bought myself a new laptop today, a macbook pro. I am in the middle of doing my masters dissertation so I download tex maker, plug in my usb and get editing what I already have. However for some ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ftp:...
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Package no longer in Tex Live 2015, how do I re-add it (on Windows)

So far I haven't had any issues (outside the occasional ] instead of } of course. Everything I've needed so far a simple search and subsequent \usepackage has made available. Until now.. I've ...
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MikTeX installation error, “The member could not bex extracted from the cabinet file”

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.5870 Report Date: Monday, May 09, 2016 Time: 10:28:25 OS version: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 3, build 7600 SystemAdmin: yes PowerUser: false SharedSetup: false Setup ...
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Installing wordcount

I need to count words in a paper. The journal I am writing for suggests to use wordcount.tex (and the related wordcount.sh). I am using TeX Live on a Mac and I could not find these files; I found them ...
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How can I install biber 2.4 manually from CTAN?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate and the repository version of biber is 2.3, so it's not compatible with some TeX Live 2015 packages. I want to install 2.4 from CTAN. Could anybody help me?
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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Why doesn't updmap-sys see the TEXMFLOCAL config?

I tried installing emerald fonts and followed the advice in this great answer. However, running updmap-sys would not update with the new fonts because it doesn't look into the file at TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/...
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Problem with finding forest.sty

I'm trying to use \usepackage{forest} but something is wrong. I have the following output: ! LaTeX Error: File `forest.sty' not found. I'm using TexLive. The upgrade is done. I tried install ...
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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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How to install a beamer theme in Lyx

I would like to use the Wuerzburg Beamer Theme for my thesis presentation but i dont know how to install it in Lyx. Can anyone help me please?
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Error in manual installation of package

I am trying to manually install the Latex formats provided by my university on my Linux machine with TeX Live. My TEXMFLOCAL folder is /usr/local/share/texmf. I copied the required files to ...
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How can I add the Latex on python path?

I'm using Cent OS i386. I got a error message when I use matplotlib python package. RuntimeError: LaTeX was not able to process the following string: 'lp' So, I did yum install tetex. but it still ...
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texify.exe: Invalid control sequence

I am facing a problem with LaTeX. Recently I formatted my computer and reinstalled LaTeX stuff. But now when I am trying to compile my document, it shows an error: "texify.exe: Invalid control ...
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Keep Latex packages and templates on USB

I was able to install TExshop on my university's mac computer lab, but the IT people were only willing to install Basic Tex. The root of the problem is that the computers are refreshed every 15 ...
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What is the smallest functioning version of Latex to be installed on Fedora 21?

Referring back to this link Full Installation of Latex in Fedora, I noticed that 1 full Gigabyte is needed in my Fedora 21 system in order to install it. But, I am sure I don't need all the packages. ...
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to Why is LaTeX replacing 2010 for the math subject classification with 1991?, using an old copy of amsart results in a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification, ...
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How to install “sw20­jart.sty”?

I've search internet and found below code: %sw20jart {Article: JEEP (a general purpose vehicle)}{12pt}{article}{empty} %Copyright (C) 1994-95 TCI Software Research \typeout{TCI Document Style `...
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Porting MikTeX packages from one PC to another

I am using MikTeX on windows. I have installed lots of packages from online repositories. Now I have a new PC, where i have installed MikTeX again. But I don't want to reinstall all the packages ...
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What is the purpose of installing the TeX Live “font/macro source tree” for ordinary users?

The TeX Live installer gives the option, checked by default, to "install font/macro source tree". The documentation states simply that omitting these files is "not recommended", with no further ...
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LaTeX font missing on Windows machine [closed]

What is going on here? I'm familiar with TeX, but I don't know much about fonts.
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How to do clean reinstall?

After updating with the package manager, I can't compile any more, because I get the error "amsmath.sty not found". I'd like to do a complete new install of MiKTeX. I did an uninstall using Windows,...
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Algorithm package not found

I want to use the algorithm-package for writing pseudo code. Yesterday, I downloaded MiKTeX and now I am getting this message. But when I click install, nothing is happening. \documentclass{...
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How best to run LaTeX on a system with few resources

I've been running LaTeX for about a decade on my Macs and I've picked up a Dell Chromebook for travelling (to install Linux via Crouton). Pretty much the only reason to do this over a tablet is that I ...
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Set environmental variable to the right texlive version [closed]

I followed this instructions to install a vanilla version of texlive. Everything worked out fine except the part where I have finalize the installation. I used grep -n texbin /etc/environment || sudo ...
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'beamer.cls' not found in TeXmaker [duplicate]

This sound very basic to some but I am confused here. I want to install TeXmaker on my PC (Windows Vista). I downloaded the software from http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ Now when I try to compile ...
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I can't find the format file `Latex.fmt'!

I have just migrated to MacBook Pro running El Capitan after years on MS Windows. I happily ran Tex on Windows. I have installed MacTex and tried to typeset a sample document. I get the following ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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Installing LaTeX [duplicate]

First off LaTeX was installed and then updated without my knowledge as to what is required to get the system up and running. If I wanted to install the ability to LaTeX on a home computer, what do I ...
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How to install a .sty file on Texmaker

I'm quite new to LaTeX, so please take that in consideration when answering my question. Thank you. So I want to install ans.sty, but I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm using TexMaker and I've ...
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Sudden problems loading Bussproofs

I am trying to use Sam Buss's bussproofs package. I have previously been able to run the package normally by calling upon it in the preamble as \usepackage{buss proofs} but now it is to no avail. ...
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Can arara rules be accessed from a portable source?

Sort of a continuation of this question: Where do the local arara rules live under windows?... I use LaTeX on just about every computer I use, and since I am constantly bouncing between work and ...
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Lualatex don't work after update [duplicate]

After I did an update of MikTeX of packages lualatex won't compile anymore. I tried this solution Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?, but no luck. I got this error file: Creating the ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager randomly failing

I am developing a songbook compilation software, that is being automatically tested on AppVeyor (windows environment). Before testing my software, AppVeyor needs to install MikTex and some packages: ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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How to reinstall MiKTeX

I want to re-install my MiKTeX distribution on my computer. What would be the most advisable way of doing it? What is the process of uninstalling the previous version safely and installing the new one?...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/...
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How do I restore my TeX path?

I have an up-to-date installation of MacTeX (2012) on my machine, but a recent upgrade of my system software seems to have removed TeX from my path. TeX Live Utility recognizes my installation and ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes [closed]

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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Diagnostics about LaTeX installation

I have a machine where I know that pdflatex plus some packages are installed. I can compile any given .tex file on that machine and view the output, but I cannot inspect the machine directly. What is ...
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List all installed packages and their versions from the command line

How can I generate a list of all installed LaTeX packages, classes, and fonts on the command line with MikTeX? Raw output is fine for my use case. Related, with a TeXlive solution: Diagnostics about ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated (...
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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...