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How to “install” a .cls file for LaTeX [duplicate]

I want to install the class found at this git repository: LaTeX homework I see some questions asked in the past on installing packages in LaTeX but this sounds like a different kind of file than a ...
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Installing packages on Macbook Pro (MacTex BasicTex)

I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains. I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the ...
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LaTeX install path on OS X

I run the MacTeX 2012 installer and it installed a bunch of apps and tools under /Applications/TeX. However, I can't find the latex executables. There is no /usr/texbin, no /usr/local/texlive. If I ...
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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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mktexlsr fails to build package index

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a new laptop and attempted to install texlive from the command line in the usual way $ sudo apt-get install texlive-base texlive-latex-recommended ...
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multind.sty not found

I am on a Lubuntu 15.04 pc, texlive-full installed. I can't compile my file with \usepackage{multind} because multind.sty is not found. Does anyone know if it's possible to manually install this ...
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While downloading I get an error [duplicate]

While downloading MiKTeX downloading was not achieved and I get: "C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder (2)\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --update-fndb --admin --log-file="C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder ...
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Problems installing URW-Garamond Missing Font Error ugmr8r [closed]

I recently tried to install the URW Garamond Font. On one PC it was effortless, but on the other laptop, it is giving me a lot of issues! When I run the file, I get the following error: This is ...
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TeX Live Utility doesn't know the version

I was running TexLive 2014, and now upgraded to 2015. Now, when I run TeXShop, it claims "This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015) ...". But when I run TeX Live Utility, first it ...
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Need help installing the ulsy package in ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ulsy in order to use its blitz symbols for proofs by contradiction. I downloaded the metafont source from CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ulsy?lang=en I then ...
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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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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In what directory should I store my new LaTeX template?

I just downloaded the elsarticle document class. In the unzipped directory, there are .bst files, .tex files, a .sty file, a .pdf file, and a very unhelpful README. Where should I put these files in ...
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Removing texmf/doc/ directories from old TeXlives

I have got quite a lot of vanilla TeXlives installed, and some of them with the full documentation. Can I "break" TeXlive by removing the */doc directories from it? Currently, I would save this way ...
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shortcut for quick build on the mac version

Is there a list of shortcuts for Texmaker for the mac? I'd like to have at least one for Quick Build. Thanks,
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Why Safari is recommended for installing this?

I have a MacBook Pro and I want to update my Tex Live. The MacTeX download page is strongly recommending to use Safari. I had a problem with my Safari a few days back and now I am using Chrome as a ...
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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How to install a package for latex in linux

When I compile my tex file in linux using latex filename, I get the error that changepage.sty is missing. How should I install the package? thanks a lot.
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Lyx output problem: cannot open Type 1

I use Lyx 2.1.4 on Mac OSX and I installed The BasicTeX 2015 Distribution (https://tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html). I wrote a document that contains some math characters (lambda, delta...) and I get ...
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Cant edit a document on first install of tex maker

just bought myself a new laptop today, a macbook pro. I am in the middle of doing my masters dissertation so i download tex maker, plug in my usb and get editing what i already have. However for some ...
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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Latex paths (Aurora)

The program aurora asks for these, I am not sure I have them installed at all. What am I to do?
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Errors when trying to install a new package not displayed in Tex Utility?

I am running OS X: 10.10.1 - Yosemite. I have TeXShop running on my Mac and have updated to the 3.52 version using the internal update. I am trying to use LaTeX in python and change the font in python ...
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Update Formats (MikTeX 2.9 64 bit)

I have installed MiKTeX 2.9.4503 64-bit net installer including all packages. When I click on Update Formats in Settings (Admin). I get the following error. Anyone knows how to solve this? Creating ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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system search path wrong

The subject "override system search path" seems to be similar to mine however, there is still a problem I cannot fond out. So I am running Mageia and installed the package provided by this ...
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How do I install CTAN packages on Mac OS with TexShop?

I run TexShop on my Mac OS 10.6. I'd like to install new packages like this: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/listings/ How do I install it? I've downloaded the zip file.
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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TeX Archaeology - Installing historic/old TeX Live Releases

I've inherited an old TeX tree that contains multiple versions of TeX and I'm attempting to determine what local changes were made to specific versions. I understand that in certain cases our binaries ...
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How to install mathtools in Texworks

I would like to install mathtools in Texworks on windows 7. How can I do this task?
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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [closed]

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ...
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How to install `graphicx` package on my Ubuntu 15.04?

How to install graphicx package on my Ubuntu 15.04? I think I need to install it since I get this error: LaTeX Error: File `grapthicx.sty' not found. when I use: \usepackage{grapthicx} ...
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Remove symbolic links in /usr/local/bin from previous install

The TeXLive installer gives users on Unix-like systems (I use Debian Stable) the option to install symbolic links in the /usr/local/bin directly for the TeX executables (tex, pdflatex, pdfcrop, ...
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How to install (automatically) a new document class in Texmaker through MiKTeX? [closed]

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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Need help for “failed verification” error when install MiKTeX 2.9 through net installer!

I install the MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7 32bit machine,but it is aborted after nearly 30 minutes installation. The error says: "The operation could not be completed because the following file failed ...
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how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? Please Help,
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered [closed]

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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Error installing “vanilla” TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04

I've read all answers on "How to install "vanilla" Tex Live on Debian or Ubuntu?" and used scottkosty's script to do so. I'm getting an error at the end of installation process: install-tl-ubuntu: ...
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Installing xcolor

I get the error: ! Package hyperref Error: This color specification is not supported (hyperref) without package `xcolor' in (hyperref) `linkbordercolor=111'. See the ...
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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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Problem in installing mathtools.sty

After performing above procedure Permission denied: C:\Users\Sheetal\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\df2c24cb21984fa85003c1ecc818ff83.fndb is the error
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Install a font local to one particular document

Is it possible to convert a ttf or otf font for use only in one particular document? That is, I do not want to have that font installed on my overall "TeX system". If my document folder is foo, I ...
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LaTeX cannot find installed packages

It seems that I have two installations of TeXlive, one of which is more updated. When I run latex, it seems to search packages inside the old installation. How can I direct latex to look for the ...
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Where to put mod­erncv class package after downloading it in Windows 7?

I got an error that moderncv.cls is missing. So, I have downloaded the complete package from here . But I don't understand where should I place it so that I won't get this error.
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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 ...
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could not start the command. pdflatex-synctex=1-interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I am very new to Latex. I downloaded and installed MikTeX and TeXMaker in Windows 8.1. While trying to follow a tutorial on Youtube, I get an error message: could not start the command. ...