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MikTex installing packages into the user's folder

Is it at all possible to configure MikTex to install the packages into the main program folder instead of into each and every user's home folder hierarcy? I appreciate that there may be permission ...
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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) [closed]

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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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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Install Fira Sans Font using Texlive 2012

I would like to create slides using this theme for Beamer but am having trouble getting it to work. I just copied the .sty files into /home/gthomson/texmf/tex/latex/mtheme. However the theme ...
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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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Create a Math Document help!

I am an undergrad and am currently doing my first research project. I would like to start typing my work as I have to begin writing a paper soon and also I wnat to start doing my proof homework in ...
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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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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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Uninstalling MiKTeX 2.9

I installed MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 7 but I was not able to compile files in Texmaker. Then I installed TeX Live, which is working fine. Now when I try to uninstall MiKTeX from Control panel, it gives ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the minimum requirements to create a “standalone” installer for pgfplots?

I prefer to use pgfplots for my plotting needs, but I tend to use LaTeX for my documents as well, so I have the full TeX Live installed. I'd like to convince my friends/lab mates/colleagues to use ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to install PsCyr on Mac OS X 10.9?

I downloaded "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-tex.tar.gz" and "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-type1.tar.gz" archives but I don't know what I should do with it. In google I don't found guide for installing this on mac os x.
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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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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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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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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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How to remove a package?

I know how to install - Installing Extra Packages. But how to remove? In particular, package "ifpdf.sty" from the bundle "oberdiek" (or the whole bundle). System: OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Latex: pdfTeX ...
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MacTex not installing

I clean-installed Mavericks and now tried to install MacTex. I tried 1. downloading the MacTeX.pkg from http://www.tug.org/mactex/index.html 2. downloading from mirrors ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Texlive 2014 getnonfreefonts-sys ! ERROR: The install directory '/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local' is not writable

I upgraded to Texlive 2014 on Unbutu 14.04 and trying to install non-freetonts with getnonfreefonts-sys. This command throws the following error: ERROR: The install directory ...
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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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Font installation - mktexmf cannot find newtxbttsla.mf file

OS: Windows 7. TexLive: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/W32TeX), kpathsea version 6.1.1 I was following rules https://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html I've updated my TexLive ...