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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Not able to install packages

When I run my code the pop up for installations comes but then it is showing error that the tikz.sty not found. I think the installation does not work. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \...
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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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LaTeX can not find pdfTeX

After updating system operation my LaTeX file gave me this error You need a TeX distribution like MacTeX installed on your system to typeset your document. When a TeX distribution is installed you ...
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Installing Arial Font

I need to write my document in Arial font, and I have no idea how to install the font. Would anyone be able to give a step by step guide? I have tried to use other guides, but they get rather ...
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX

This is a software question, specific to MiKTeX: I have automatic downloading of packages enabled, so that if I try to use a style that's not in the existing directory trees, it is downloaded from ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: C:\...
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Download of 32-bit or 64-bit Miktex on a 64-bit Pc (Windows 10)

Speravir (user on this site) has posted somewhere in a comment (unfortunately I can't find it anymore) that it is better to install the 32-bit Version of Miktex even if your working on a 64-bit ...
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Manual font installation

Frequently there are questions about, how to manually install a font, what very often means “Type1 font”. So I thought, we should write a general answer about the several aspects to regard. Beside ...
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Installing LaTeX El Capitan

I saw that some quite similar questions have already been asked on the forum, but, still, I can't find a way to solve my problem. I've just installed the mactex package 2015 from https://tug.org/...
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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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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 /Applications/...
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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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Installing the sfg package

I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, with MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I want to draw signal flow graphs in LaTeX, so I have "installed" the sfg package, along with pstricks and fp (the prerequisites). Unfortunately, ...
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png, jpeg, etc not being found

I just did a clean install of windows 10, and I'm trying to get latex up and running again. I just installed the basic MikTex 2.9 package and TexMaker. I gave MikTex the authority to install ...
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Error: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution

I just installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I opened TeXstudio and recieved the following message when I tried to compile: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution e.g. MiKTeX or TeX Live, ...
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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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TeXworks can not find pdfTeX

There are other questions similar to this, but I can't apply the same solution because the problem is quite different. Some months ago, I installed a full pack of LaTeX (TeXworks, BibDesk, etc) that ...
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fancyhdr package not found

I'm trying to use the fancyhdr package for headers and footnotes for my LaTeX report, but when I compile TeX returns an error saying that fancyhdr.sty file can't be found. Any suggestion on how to ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows (7)? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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Completely hermetic, local TeX install

I have an unusual situation. My deployment environment needs to place pdfTeX and associated files into a custom directory that is not known until deploy time, and changes from one server to the next ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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How to install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX? [closed]

I downloaded from "CTAN.org" a package called arabtex. I thought it's going to be a file, like arabtex.sty. But what happened actually was that it was a folder, and I don't know how to install it on ...
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Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system? [closed]

I'm using an Pentium 4 desktop PC, with an Intel Celeron 1,8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of hard disk space, partitioned into C:, D:, and E: drives. I'm running Microsodt Windows XP ...
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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 ...
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problem copying in the folder texmf [closed]

While I was trying to update my pgf version, I read something like I have to merge my folder in the texmf. I tried this, but I got the following error: The folder "pgf.tds" cannot be copied ...
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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. C:\...
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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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Is it safe to reinstall MacTex after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

I was using MacTex on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). I upgraded to OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and now I get the error "No TeX installation detected" trying to compile a latex document using knitr. I saw the ...
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Install emerald package MacTex El Capitan

I am trying to install emerald package on MacTex on os x. The text live utility and the tlmgr cannot find the emerald package. tlmgr install: package emerald not present in repository. I ...
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Using the dvi2tty package

I want to convert a .dvi file using dvi2tty but I don't know how. I downloaded the dvi2tty package, which contains only some .tex files and other extensions, and I can't see from where to start. Could ...
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LyX installation error- text class not found- 'Reconfigure' or 'use without latex' option coming

I use win-7, 64 bit. I downloaded lyx bundle 2.1.4 packaged along with miktex 2.9. After installation, when I ran the program , a pop-up appears saying- 'lyx: no textclass found'. In detail, it tells- ...
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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces ...
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tikz based font package - no need for font installation

As I understand, if one wants to add a font package to latex for example bbm one also needs to install the fonts in the computer separately. so I thought of the option to create latex fonts using tikz ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ” [closed]

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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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 /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/...
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What does it mean to latex `\let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx}`

I'm trying to install the breqn package but have a hard time understanding where I should type what they recommend: \let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx} I use Mac, TeXShop Actually what they recommend ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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Installing MathTime Professional 2 on El Capitan

I just purchased mtpro2 (the complete version), and I am trying to install it on a Mac using the latest El Capitan. I followed the instructions on this website: http://cims.nyu.edu/~fennell/mtpro2/. I ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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How to install imsart?

I would like to use imsart package downloaded from http://www.e-publications.org/ims/support/ims-instructions.html . I unzipped it and copied on C:\usr\local\share\texmf\tex\latex\imsart-ims Then I ...
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problems installing MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10 (64 bit) [closed]

I am trying for a couple of days now to install MiKTeX 2.9 but every time i'm starting to download the files on my laptop (currently running on win 10) it tell me : the operation could not be ...