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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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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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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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Updating TeX on Linux

I am trying to use the algorithm, algorithmicx, and caption environment. In the log file I have Release 2.5 -- March 13 1995 -- and I have compiling errors which other people don't have. So I would ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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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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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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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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Lightweight xelatex

On my winXP machine MikTEX installation folder is almost 500M. That's ok when I use it myself. I want to bundle installation package or pre-installed latex distribution (I need xeLaTeX especially) in ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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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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Texlive-math-extra and texlive-latex-extra packages cannot be installed

I am using Fedora 19, TexMaker and TeX Live. When I tried to compile my .tex document, I got the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `stmaryrd.sty' not found I found out that the file is a ...
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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: ...
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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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Texlive installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install Texlive 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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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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Where should I put a latexmkrc file (using TeXLive 2011 and Windows 7) so that it is available to all my document files?

I spent most of yesterday trying to get LaTeX to create a list of abbreviations using the {nomencl} package , and after a lot of research managed to succeed using latexmk and creating a customised ...
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How to install (automatically) a new document class in Texmaker through MiKTeX?

I am trying to install a new document class style in Texmaker for a scientific journal. There is any direct way to install on Texmaker? This post discusses How can I manually install a package on ...
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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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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 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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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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`Missing } inserted' when apacite is loaded; no error when it's not loaded

I'm writing a thesis, and want to use the APA citation style. I've installed the apacite package. Possibly incorrectly, but TeXworks does not give any errors concerning the package. It does give ...
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Installing packages for linux on texworks

I am fairly new to ubuntu and I just installed TexWorks. Everything works fine but can someone give me step by step to install packages. With Windows I used the MikTex package manager but I am lost on ...
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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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Installing font (stix), sty not found [duplicate]

When I tried usepackage{stix} I got an error .sty not found. Assumed stix was not installed with TeX Live when I downloaded it last year. I use TeX Live 2012 on Windows (Vista) with pdfLaTeX. So now ...
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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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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 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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How to have local package override default package

I have an non-root account on a shared server which has an old version of a package available to all users, and I want to use a newer one on my account. I cannot just use $TEXINPUTS, because latex ...
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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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Does standalone LaTeX exist?

Is there a standalone version of LaTeX that might run of, say, a USB stick? So a version that doesn't need installing. I am looking for something to run under Windows.
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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 ...
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MiKTeX install fails [closed]

I'm trying to install Basic MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 to the default location and I'm receiving the following error: Has anyone seen this issue before? The message says The operation could not ...
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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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What is MikTeX?

I want to learn LaTeX. I was looking for some form of software when I found them at http://miktex.org/ It seems like it is free. They say easy to download. However, I don’t usually do stuff like ...
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texlive2013 texmaker bibtex does not work

I have just install TeXlive 2013 on my Ubuntu 12.04 using the online install, everything seems to work. I added the PATH after installation as written in the terminal, in /etc/environment ...
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...