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How to install Beamer in Mac OS X lion?

I am brand new to LaTeX, and needed beamer package for my PowerPoint presentation. How do I install it? I have read something like this: ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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How to install and use the key fonts for a TI-Calculator in pdflatex or xelatex

This answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/37550/4011 suggested that it should be possible to install a font which enables one to typeset the keys of a TI-calculator. Now my question is, how to ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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What are the steps for installing 'xcharter'?

I would like to install and use the xcharter package, but am unclear on the steps involved. There are what appear to be instructions provided with the package, but I don't understand them. Is it ...
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TeX Live 2013 throwing up errors when using updmap and fmutil

I run TeX Live 2013 on Win 7(x64) and was doing fine with updates and everything until today. I went for another update, when suddenly the following error message popped up when the updater tried to ...
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How to install PGF 2.10 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a current version of TikZ? I have got PGF 2.00 installed, and I would like to upgrade it to 2.10. sudo apt-get install pgf still installs 2.00 under my ...
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How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks 0.5?

How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks2011? System: Deb 6 64 bit. Currently peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo tlmgr --gui sudo: tlmgr: command not found ...
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Error when compiling xcolor.ins in TeXmaker to generate xcolor.sty file

I have downloaded xcolor.ins and xcolor.dtx from http://kern.heimat.eu/tex/xcolor.html These two files are in the same folder. When I run the .ins file I get the error message Log file not found. ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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Fedora manual installation and dependencies

Following answers on this website (like: How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17? and Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 ) I installed texlive manually on fedora and it works flawlessly. The problem I ...
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Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) [closed]

New laptop, and attempting to set up TeXShop . I downloaded MacTeX, and attempted to install (using install-tl), but Terminal said I did not have permission. Found instructions to enable root user, ...
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Can't find TikZ library calc

I am using a Mac operating system and am not a sophisticated programmer. I am trying to run code that uses the line \usetikzlibrary{calc} but I keep getting the error "I can't find file ...
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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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ConTeXt Standalone installation problem under Debian GNU/Linux

I am trying to install ConTexT Standalone under LMDE, a Debian GNU/Linux operating system. I followed the system-wide installation instructions step-by-step without any problem. Except for the final ...
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TeX Live can't find “tcfmgr.map” and “fmtutil.cnf”

I ran into some problems with TeX and re-installed TeX Live. (I'm using Fedora 16 x86_64) Now, when I try to run pdflatex, it says: tcfmgr: config file `tcfmgr.map' (usually in $TEXMFMAIN/texconfig) ...
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Compilation of LaTex in Windows? With TeXnicCenter or other software?

I am forced to use Windows -machine during certain classes, software provided by this party here. I have earlier compiled things through SSH but now trying to use Tex -softwares built for Windows ...
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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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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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?

Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
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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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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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Where does BasicTeX put the texmf directory on OSX?

I have just installed BasicTeX on OSX 10.5 and I'm trying to locate the texmf directory to copy the llncs (LaTeX .cls and .sty files) folder into. According to the install log the location should be ...
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As my exponentials in TikZ plot a parabolic style function, do I install CVS version, and how?

I'm very new to LaTeX. I have read Is plotting exponential graphs a known source of bugs in TikZ? and implemented the code Jake supplied and this fixed the current problem. Thanks Jake :). On this ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found

I am gettting the below error. ! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found. How to fix this? Thanks
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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How can I upgrade to pgf 2.10

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/ shows that 2 days ago (25 Oct 2010) version 2.10 of PGF (Tikz) is released. I am currently using texlive 2010. Will pgf 2.10 come in texlive 2010, or do I have to ...
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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 ...
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Download MiKTeX + all packages

I would like to know where I could find an installer for MiKTeX embedding all existing LaTeX packages (if it exists). I am going to install LaTeX on a computer which will not ever be connected to ...
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Is there any way to have a LaTeX compiler on a Mac without root access?

Long story short, I have limited install rights on my Mac. I believe the only limitation is that I can only write files inside my user directory. I also have limited read rights to files outside my ...
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TeXLive 2011 and updmap

Well, I'm trying to install and configure TeXLive 2011 on Windows XP. As usual, a nightmare :-(. After six or seven attempts, it seems I've managed to do it but when trying to update font maps, I'm ...
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List of packages originally installed with Tex Live

Is there way to get a list of the packages which were installed when TeX Live was initially set up? I can get a list of all present packages with tlmgr list | grep '^i' but I do not see a way to ...
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How to install LaTeX on Fedora 15 ?

In order to install a framework I need to install first LaTeX on a fedora 15 machine LaTeX (optional) This is used for typesetting K definitions. Besides basic packages, the following ...
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How to install Gregorio package on Ubuntu with TeXLive installed?

Does anyone here have experience installing the gregorio packages to work in Ubuntu using the non-repo TeXLive? Gregorio isn't packaged on CTAN as far as I could tell, and I don't know enough to be ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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xelatex does not find texgyreterms

I want to use xelatex together with TexGyreTerms: \ifxetex \newcommand{\lsCoverTitleFont}[1]{\fontspec[LetterSpace=-2.0]{TeXGyreTermes} \fontshape{sc}\fontsize{52pt}{16.75mm}\selectfont #1} ...
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Cross-platform package manager for packages *not* on CTAN [closed]

I do not want to reinvent the wheel, so perhaps you could help me find a tool that fits my needs. Background As far as I know, it takes some time to get a LaTeX package available on CTAN. And some ...
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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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Getting Gregorio to work on Windows 7

I need help trying to get Gregorio working on Windows 7 x64. I've installed TeX Live 2012 and Gregorio, and have configured TeXworks. When I try to compile a tex file, it tells me that it can't find ...
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How to install microtype 2.8 beta? [duplicate]

I want to test microtype 2.8 beta, to get better typography support for XeLaTeX as proposed elsewhere. However, I could not find any reference online how to install the latest beta version, neither ...
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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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Install packages on cygwin

I use latex for cygwin, installed by the cygwin setup GUI. How can I install other missing package? For example i haven't tikz... I've to manually install it or there is a better solution?
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preview-latex does not function

Preview-latex installs, but doesn't actually preview. When I generate the preview from the source, all I see is... the source. For example, the math equations are highlighted, but not rendered. Some ...
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error: file stata.sty not found

I'm trying to manually install the package sjlatex. It's a package to write documents in the Stata Journal style and it's not part of any repository so I cannot install it via the MiKTeX package ...
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Installing tabu.sty with MacTeX 2010.

I use MacTeX 2010, and I need to install tabu.sty. I run tlmgr to install the package, but without luck. > sudo tlmgr install tabu.sty tlmgr: package repository ...