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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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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So 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 ...
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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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How to install Luajittex from binary

(tagged luaotfload as its slowness is the main reason why I'm installing this!) I have a "BIN" file called luajittex (literally that's it, no file extension or anything) which I downloaded to use for ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to this question, using an old copy of amsart gives a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification instead of a 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. My question ...
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Questions From a LaTeX Beginner [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics. I am currently in the process of writing my first paper for submission to an academic journal. While learning about the process of submitting a paper it ...
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Need help installing TeX on new computer

On my new Debian computer I installed TeX by sudo apt-get install texlive libptexenc1 luatex tex-common texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-base ...
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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Errors using a customised beamer theme: ua-beamer

Might I ask any help in using a customised beamer theme? The theme seems to be called ua-beamer. The GitHub repository can be found here: https://github.com/nschloe/ua-beamer. The GitHub project can ...
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Editing Tex documents in Drive

I have a simple question. Imagine I have some .tex document in a folder of my Drive account, probably making some reference to pictures etc. in the same folder. I would like to somehow work in the ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...