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Installation of pythontex

I am trying to install pythontex on Ubuntu 13.04. but cant find the way how. Downloaded ZIP from http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pythontex. Tried to follow instructions but unfortunately something went ...
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Installing LaTeX on Macbook Pro

I have recently bought Macbook Pro and want to install LaTeX. I am using TeXstudio, but I need to install MiKTeX which I was using earlier in Windows. Please suggest what to install as an alternative ...
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the ...
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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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Errors using chemstyle in LaTeX [closed]

I am a total novice with no TeX or programming experience, trying to learn how to use LaTeX in general, but specifically attempting to use the 'chemstyle' package, so as to allow for automated ...
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`media9.sty' not found

I am using Texmaker and Gummi on Ubuntu 12.04. I want to embed videos in my PDFs and have downloaded media9.tds.zip, l3kernel.tds.zip, l3packages.ts.zip and l3experimental.tds.zip. I unzipped and ...
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neither TexShop nor TexWorks compile [closed]

I just bought a new macbook pro and transferred everything from my previous laptop here. Neither TexShop nor TexWorks can even compile the basic tex templates (such as article or amsart, the error is: ...
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Install ConTeXt manually without using first-setup.bat

For some reason or the other, when I try to install ConTeXt on my machine (Windows 7 OS), it gives an error as shown below: So I have tried and tried and tried and tried. You get the point. I was ...
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Need help to use “exceltex” to import data from Excel to LaTeX

I use LaTeX to create a book which will automatically add a data from Excel to LaTeX when I "quickbuild" it; I tried with package exceltex to do it. I already install Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-0.59 with ...
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Installation of packages for TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5

I have TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5 installed on my Mac using mac port, and I'd like to install packages (pgfplots) for it. How can I install packages for Mac Port TeX?
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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Installing miktex in windows 7 [duplicate]

I am facing problems in installing MiKTeX. My latest effort gave the following error log: MiKTeX Setup 2.9.3959 Report Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013 Time: 13:51:21 OS version: Microsoft Windows ...
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Texhash has no permission for home directory

I have recently updated TexLive through tlmgr. After that I got several errors when running LaTeX saying that some .sty file was not found. Those files exist, and when I run texhash I recive: ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live 2012 (for upgrading to TeX Live 2013) on Mac OS X

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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How to fix set the environment variable Asymptote Ghostscript?

I have problem about install Asymptote and I fail to running file .asy like this error: How to fix location specifies the of Ghostscript and there are simple way to fix it ?
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Fontspec demands ifpdf.sty?

I am using Arch Linux, but I installed TeX Live from the network, so that I can use tlmgr to install a minimal set of packages that I can add to as needed. Here is a .tex file: ...
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Configure Latexmk in TeXworks for automation of bibliography compilation

I've been using LaTeX for almost four years now, so one could perhaps think I would know how to do this. But I don't. I'm at a complete loss here trying to get latexmk and, eventually, BibTeX to work. ...
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Install FontPro (Minion & Myriad) with a different bash than Cygwin

On my Windows computer, I don't want to install Cygwin. However, the Git client for windows and the MinGW compiler both came with a custom bash solution (MSYS & Git Bash respectively. Actually Git ...
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How to install MinionPro Tex Package

I would like to use MinionPro, but I can't install it. http://jklukas.blogspot.se/2010/02/installing-minionpro-tex-package.html Inspired by the guide guide above, I tried to enter the following in ...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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Problems installing MiKTeX

I have managed to download the ProTeX package and install TeXstudio. However, I keep failing in installing MiKTeX. (I have tried to download it several times from different places to insure that it ...
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TDS Problem - Root Direction / My Folder: C:\tex - Should work?

My Problem is that I want to include a stylesheet for LaTeX from my university. I have MikTeX 2.9 running. With MiKTeX Options I should be able to add a root direction, such as MiKTeX Problem ...
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?
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Can't compile anymore after trying to install dsfont in MiKTeX 2.8 [closed]

I'm currently writing my master thesis with MiKTeX 2.8. Now I wanted to install dsfont. But since 2.8 seems not to be supported anymore, I tried to install the package manually. I downloaded the ...
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Force use of tex live in /usr/local/ instead of old copy in /usr/bin

The TeX live installation bundled with TeXmaker in ubuntu (Xubuntu 11.10) is ancient and was breaking the acronym package (and who knows what else) so I though I'd update by installing using ...
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Solid portable LaTeX installation [closed]

The MikTeX installation has a huge number of files which causes issues with my file system(bloats it). Is there any distribution that has a solid (and portable) installation so that essentially it is ...
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here ...
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Cannot install pythontex

I have been trying to install pythontex on Windows 8 (64-bit) with MiKTeX installed. I have tried running "latex pythontex.ins" from the directory but it doesn't work. I have tried using the package ...
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TeXLive PPA fresh install PATH

I want to install TeXLive from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, using PPA. In terminal I typed: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive ...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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Generating file associations on Windows Part II: DVI

This is going to be a simple addendum to my previous question (detailed enough I think, with image proofs) on how to set properly file associations on my machine; OS: Windows 7 64 bit Professional, ...
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Setting default paper size

I work in a company that produces its product manual using Latex and have developed standard ways of generating a .pdf document from a .tex file. One or two of us have installed the CTAN build 2013 ...
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How to install the chemfig.sty package under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using TexMaker on ubuntu 12.04 to edit my Latex-documents. Lately, I needed to create a chemical structure with 'chemfig'. However, this package is not included in the 'TexLive-all'-package and ...
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MiKTeX savesym package not found

Using MiKTeX 2.9 package manager (mpm.exe) I try to install savesym.sty. It is listed in the mpm window, I can right click it and choose 'Install'. But when mpm tries to install it aborts with a "not ...
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Installing MinionPro in TeX Live 2011

I am having great difficulty to install the font MinionPro in TeX Live 2011. I followed all the steps in the README file on CTAN, but I get the following error when compiling the text: Process ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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How I do install context modules in the Windows distribution of ConTeXt?

I know this question almost equal How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt, but I don't understand it and there are simple way install context modules in the Windows ...
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Molecular Biology and Evolution template - help fix bit rotted font definitions (and other things)

I am trying to get the Molecular Biology and Evolution journal article template to build. I have limited experience with LaTeX except as a consumer of existing packages. The linked zip file contains ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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How to install dsfont package?

Hi I tried to install the package by tlmgr install dsfont but I only get tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet package dsfont not present in package ...
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inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive

I'm trying to use inconsolata bold in a pdflatex document. My system is ubuntu 12.04/precise and here's part of the TeX log with \listfiles: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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I'm having problems to use the package fitch: … fitch.sty not found. What can I do?

I have the files of fitch and lplfitch packages (almost all). The MiKTeX is installing packages automatically. But it doesn't find the .sty files of fitch and lplfitch. I tried to put the files in a ...