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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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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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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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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy does, I therefore have a question: ...
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Error in using package “mwe” in Latex

I am trying to run the following code in Latex, but it gives me this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mwe.sty' not found. Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \usepackage{subfig} ...
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media9 error: “support outdated”, Support package l3kernel too old

My OS is Windows 7 64-bit. I have been learning Asymptote, and when I try to output a 3D image as a pdf I consistently get the error message in the title of this post. I dug around and I guess it is ...
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Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX

One of the annoying aspects of LaTeX is the limited number of fonts that come by default, and the pain involved in making new fonts 'LaTeX' ready. I have a collection of truetype fonts that I'd like ...
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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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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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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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LaTeX distributions features list?

I'm searching for a comprehensive list of features for the various LaTeX distributions like TeXLive, MiKTeX, etc. I already read What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX? but so far I've ...
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.cls file not found

I'm running Windows 7 and have to run a special class file for my thesis. I've tried holding the file 'tutthesis.cls' in the same directory as the .tex file itself, but that didn't work. I also tried ...
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What is the difference between TEXMFHOME and TEXINPUTS? [duplicate]

A question was asked: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? The accepted answer basically says the following: Create a local texmf tree, say at the folder ...
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Installing amsthm.sty under MiKTeX

On the LaTeX wikibooks I saw that there is an easy way to make theorems: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Theorems The problem is that \usepackage{amsthm} doesn't work - asmthm.sty is not found. ...
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Problem with installing mathtime pro 2 font

Okay I know there have been posted very similar questions like these. However their solutions do not seem to work in my case. I tried to install Mathtime Pro 2. I have texlive 2013 and Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install ...
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Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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Installing “unknown” packages to tex-live [duplicate]

I had quite some problems with tlmgr and a faulty TeX Live installation on Linux but now, everything works okay, I guess. Anyhow, on my Mac I am using the package mcode from mathworks, which I want to ...
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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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can't find tlmgr [duplicate]

I have quite some problems installing TeXlive on Kubuntu. I used the installation file provided by tug.org and followed the quick installation guide but skipped those steps Interfaces to the ...
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ubuntu installing l3kernel and l3packages

I apologize for this very basic question. I've downloaded the current versions of l3kernel.zip and l3packages.zip, but have no idea how to install them. As far as I can tell, there is no ...
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When using Caption Package, I receive: “Undefined control sequence \captionsetup ”

I introduce a figure as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.300]{Figure.eps} \caption{Caption for the figure} \label{a} \end{figure} In the preamble I have written: ...
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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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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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tex upgrade 2014 md5 issues

I am following this document to create my upgrade - http://www.tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html In the last step where I # tlmgr update --self --all Reading from filehandle failed at ...
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How to install the algorithms package?

According to my ubuntu 11.04 my texlive is the latest version. But when I tried to \usepackage{algorithm} it says file algorithm.sty is not found. I read the algorithm.pdf manual and tried latex ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `nomencl.sty' not found

using the following link, how can I install the missed package (nomencl.sty)? http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/nomencl
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`caption.sty' not found Miktex missed package (caption.sty) [duplicate]

the error is: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found can anyone help ?
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Problems installing xpatch

I need to install the xpatch package to make changes to my biblatex setup. The readme file in the install package simply says to run “latex xpatch.ins.” I've moved the xpatch folder (including ...
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Using IEEEtrantools

I am trying to use the IEEEtrantools package using the following command: \usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools} but get the following error message: File `IEEEtrantools.sty' not found. ...
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Problems installing MathTime Professional 2 font on TexLive

June 2014 update: on the basis of this page and the question here I have written an installer for the MathTime fonts that should work with Unix systems running TeX Live. The installer page is on my ...
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Installing Packages on Mac OS

I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. wrapfig.sty). One way to do this would be download the .sty ...
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How do I invoke cm-super?

I have installed cm-super from the command line in Ubuntu. I can see the .pfb files in usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/public/cm-super. I am still not sure how to invoke them in LaTeX. This page: ...
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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen ...
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Install emerald font package on ubuntu

I tried to install the emerald font package on my ubuntu natty box. However if I compile a minimal example like (emerald.tex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{emerald} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" ...
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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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Installing imsart package [duplicate]

I am trying to install the imsart package because the publisher requires that the document is compiled with the imsart package. I am using Texworks and downloaded the .zip file and extracted the ...
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How to install LamsTeX on TeX Live (Linux)?

LamsTeX macro package is on CTAN but is not installed in my TeX Live. How can I install it? Where should I put the files? Note that, in addition, LamsTeX uses the index-processor and dvipaste ...
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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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Install texlive

I am trying to install texlive in order to recover files swept away in the process of installing another latex software package. The basic problem is that I want to run tlmgr to recover lost ...
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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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Problem installing culmus-latex on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Hebrew to work for my LaTeX/LyX on Ubuntu 12.04. I have TeX Live 2012 installed and the Hebrew works for that. Then I followed the instructions for installing LyX + Hebrew support, ...
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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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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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How to register my own packages or classes in a separate drive to TeX Live installation?

I create my own documentclasses and packages in some directory of tex\latex. The directory tex\latex itself might be in any other directory in any drive. I can register the packages/classes to Miktex ...
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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 ...