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Checking and removing multiple MacTex installations

I was having the same problem as described here. However, at that time I just reinstalled the MacTex, and things started to work. As MacTex takes huge space on the disk, I want to make sure that I ...
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MikTeX proxy settings

My computer connects to the internet through a proxy server, for which I have the username and password, but for the life of me I cannot find the location in MikTeX preferences to enter the proxy ...
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plastex the memory dump could not be found

I have been using MikTeX 2.9 along with Texworks on Windows 7 for a long time and a variety of projects and they work superbly. Today I installed PlasTeX which was a hassle because the platex ...
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File .tex but content is LaTeX? [closed]

I'm reading the content of The TexBook then I realized the big difference between LaTeX and TeX. The fact is that LaTeX pre-programs huge things, like sections, titles, paragraphs, so the user does ...
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How to preserve files downloaded by install-tl

Which is the best way to preserve files downloaded by install-tl (e.g. install-tl-20140417) to skip their download the next time install-tl is invoked and told to download from a mirror (this might ...
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Will package `latex-cjk-all` provide CJK support for texlive?

Very new to Latex. I installed package texlive-base with apt-get. Seeking for CJK support, I installed latex-cjk-all also, but didn't work. I would like to know: In theory, will package ...
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FNDB or .CFG Help

Installed MikTex2.9 via Protext distribution on Windows Vista HP. Great, pdflatex, with almost all packages, ran out of the box. But ... My work is set in Baskerville. So, I stored my font definition ...
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Same codes but producing different pdf files after reinstalling MikTex

Before re-installing MiKTeX in my computer I used the following codes: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \coordinate (A0) at (4.04,0); ...
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Level of abstraction [duplicate]

So, I'm learning about Latex, I've read the entire TeX and LaTeX wikipedia pages, trying to understand what is this all about. Already installed TexWorks and MikTex in my windows. I know how to create ...
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texlive font installation - what am I doing wrong

I'm trying to install Source Sans Pro from CTAN [1] on a TeX Live system. My OS/TeX system is ubuntu 12.04 "precise" and TeXLive 2009-15. I don't have root rights so I can't switch to a newer version ...
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How to identify and install a specific math & text font?

Remark: It turned out that text font inside the figures is not DeVinne, however, since editing this question would deviate from its topics, consider that I'd like DeVinne installed anyway. ...
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How to install my own .cls file on Debian?

I install texlive with a .iso file but not the Debian package. As on Ubuntu, I will do mkdir -p $HOME/.texmf/tex/latex/amazing sudo /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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everyshi.sty is missing, how to install

I'm trying to use the package pgfplots, and I have successfully installed it along with the pre-requisite pgf. Whenever I compile, I get the error message "The required file ...everyshi.sty is ...
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Installing new package in TeXstudio [duplicate]

How to install a new package in TeXstudio? Spesifically I want to install TikZ package to draw automata.
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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How to install correctly simhei.ttf and simsun.ttc for pdflatex on TEX Live 2013

I have simple document (don't think about the meaning of Chinese characters, they are there only for testing purpose): \documentclass[UTF8,a4paper, 11pt]{ctexart} \begin{document} 第一项 \end{document} ...
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TeX for Mavericks [duplicate]

I just (made the mistake of) upgrading to Mavericks for Mac. When I tried to compile one of my documents, I got the following error /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. I consider myself fairly ...
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Errors when running texmaker

I just downloaded texmaker, and when I try to "Quick Build" a template, I receive either of the following error messages: ! LaTeX Error: File `revtex4.cls' not found.Type X to quit or <RETURN> ...
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Issue with `pgflibrary` and MiKTeX

After reading "Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders," I tried to compile the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains} ...
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Miktex randomly fails on install [closed]

Everytime I try to install miktex it fails, but in different places. I tried restarting the computer, running admin, nothing works. The TexStudio installs fine, but doesnt compile the document (i ...
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Font Installation in TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

I have the .afm and .pfb files for the Garamond Light Condensed fonts, I follow the instructions available here for installation. When I try to use them in my document they are not found by pdflatex; ...
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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 ...
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Good at using TeX, bad at installing it

I'm hoping you can help out a clueless person. As a former mathematical physicist, I've used Tex or LaTeX to typeset just about everything under the sun. But when it comes to installing the thing, I ...
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Installing Package Trouble

I've tried following several tutorials on installing a package and still can't get it to work. Here's what I'm using on Ubuntu: $ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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How to install “tabto” macro?

I am trying to install the "tabto.sty" and I am using the vanilla TeXLive from CTAN. The tabto macro is archived in the CTAN at the following directory -- 1. ...
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LaTeX file compiles on two computers but not on the third [closed]

I have tried to troubleshoot a problem for several days and cannot solve it. I have a LaTeX document that compiles on two computers but not on a third computer. (Other documents have compiled fine on ...
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Cannot install \usepackage{url} [closed]

Can you just guide me out with how to install package from the MiKTeX Package Manager. I cannot install it.
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Beamer.cls Error - How to install beamer

I installed TeXnicCenter Version 2.02 Stable (64 bit). I wanted to make beamer file for my thesis proposal. I already have my sample beamer, but when I run it, 3 errors occurred. It says "Latex ...
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I cannot download proTeXt on re-trial after an aborted first trial

I tried to download proTeXt from the TUG site. The internet connection was interrupted, and I could then not complete it. On trying again, however, I have not been able to access the site at all, try ...
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Using PGF/TikZ 3.0 on mac

Today I updated my MacTeX/texlive distribution and I have finally PGF/TikZ version 3.0.0!! However, after using the 2.10-CVS version as described in this answer for a long while, I want to make sure ...
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I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'

I am using texlive 2013, and just ran the following command to update the packages. sudo ./tlmgr update -all After it finished, I tried to compile tex documents that uses tikz package as the ...
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Cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 after a new Windows installation [closed]

I used to have MiKTeX working well. I then recently had to reinstall Windows, hence I have to reinstall MiKTeX. It always stops during the installation and here is the log file: Loading package ...
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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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mactex-basic and authordate1 style

Need some help.. I installed the light version of MacTeX (BasicTeX), and found out that it doesn't contain the 'authordate1' bibtex style that I need. I downloaded that style on CTAN in a ZIP file ...
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Install beamer in Windows [duplicate]

I am new to using LaTeX in Windows environment. Somehow I managed to install MiKTeX 2.9 in my system and the TeXworks editor. Now I want to install beamer. I found this link and installed TeXnicCenter ...
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Multiple LaTeX installations [duplicate]

The first time I installed LaTeX was in /usr/share/texmf-texlive (~600MB). Yesterday I installed TeX Live from apt-get, I simply don't know where it has been installed (~1GB). Today I installed Tex ...
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Problem using locally installed font

I installed a font locally under $HOME/texmf, and after running texhash everything seems to be in place: > kpsewhich mtpro2.map /home/mafp/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map > kpsewhich ...
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How do I write documents using llncs.cls without having to put it in the same folder as the document? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux Mint, with the TeX Live distro and Texmaker as my editor. Basically, I would like to be able to use llncs.cls as a document class without having to always put that file in with the ...
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Is there a cross-platform way to acquire the local package installation directory?

I'm making a small bundle of 'package-lets' for my classmates and need an easy way to register my package-lets with the local TeX installation. Only the following distributions will be 'supported': ...
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Keeping TeX Live 2013 updated on Windows [closed]

I downloaded TeX Live 2013 using the torrent for the *.iso image, because I figured it would be faster than the net-install. However, I am now having issues updating TeX Live 2013. Here's what ...
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Problem with natbib installation on Windows 8 [closed]

I am using Texstudio following it's installation from ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe ona Windows 8 machine. For some reason, when I tried to install natbib, by following the instructions at ...
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Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
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Minimal installation of Latex with Tikz for a web server

What can you recommend for installing bare minimum in order to compile latex files on the fly in a web server running on Windows 2003 server in a VM? The only 2 required packages will be Geometry and ...
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Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
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Installing a package in Texmaker [duplicate]

I want to install pgfornament package. I have TeX Live 2013 installed on my Windows 8.1 system. Now, I downloaded the pgfornament package and copied the .sty file to the path ...
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Kile can't locate texmf-dist packages

I was using the default Ubuntu texlive package (plus extras) but it has really outdated versions, and I had to manually download newer versions, texhash, search dependencies, etc. I'm now using ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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How to compile Bulgarian in my Fedora 19 distribution?

I am completely new to TeX. LaTeX is already installed in my environment: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) Saying \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} , as ...