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How to “cleanly” update TeXworks under MikTeX 2.9

A while ago I was struggling to obtain TeXworks working correctly with MikTeX 2.9.4521-x64 under Windows 7-x64; and after a marathon I managed to correctly match the appropriate extensions with the ...
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How to uninstall TeX Live on Mac which is installed through command “sudo port install texlive +full”?

At the beginning, my purpose is to set up AUCTeX with Emacs. I just do like below Download AUCTeX, then cd to the directory, make and sudo make install. It works well when the .tex file only ...
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Undefined commands using hyperref.sty [closed]

To give you a little context. After a happy few months of happily using Emacs/AucTeX I accidentally deleted the hyperref directory (did I mention I'm new to LaTeX and linux?). Since then I've been ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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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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LaTeX on IBM AIX 5.3

I want to use LaTeX on IBM AIX 5.3, has support for UNIX on IBM AIX 5.3 stopped? If so should I use an old version, say from 2009.
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Problem Installing TeX Live under Windows 8 Resistant to Past Fixes

I am trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 8 machine, which already has MikTeX 2.9 installed on it. I downloaded the zipped file from CTAN, unzipped it to a new folder, and I have run ...
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Configure TexStudio for first use

I am trying to configure TexStudio for first use. If it makes any difference I downloaded Protex onto a machine running Windows-XP. Under Options Configure TexStudio on the left I click Commands when ...
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Could someone explain how to fix the 'listings.sty' issue in a very “for dummies” way?

I've been trying to use the listings package, but whenever I try to install it I get the message: ! LaTeX Error: File `listings.sty' not found. I'm new to LaTeX and I have no clue how to do ...
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How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
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How to reinstall MiKTeX

I want to re-install my MiKTeX distribution on my computer. What would be the most advisable way of doing it? What is the process of uninstalling the previous version safely and installing the new ...
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ConTeXt SciTE tries to open sumatrapdf by default

I just installed SciTE and ConTeXt on windows using the directions from this website http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation:_ConTeXt_Suite_with_SciTe And it appears everything works but ...
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Package Manager MikTex 2.9 crashes if you install any script [duplicate]

I tried installing any script from the Package Manager of latest version of MikTeX but when you try any script, the package manager crashes. I have tried it with and without the admin mode. Moreover, ...
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Problem installing culmus-latex on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Hebrew to work for my LaTeX/LyX on Ubuntu 12.04. I have TeX Live 2012 installed and the Hebrew works for that. Then I followed the instructions for installing LyX + Hebrew support, ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager not installing subfigure package [closed]

I am trying to install subfigure package in MiKTeX using: mpm --verbose --install subfigure But when I run this command in cmd in Windows 7, the crash notification comes up saying: MiKTeX Package ...
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Having difficulties installing latest version of Texmaker [duplicate]

I am having difficulties installing the new version of Texmaker after I have uninstalled the previous one. When I use the command prompt the output I get is as follows: ongun@Vesnog:~/Desktop$ sudo ...
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TeXworks won't open *.cls extensions

I've always used MikTeX as the main LaTeX base to compile/write my *.tex/*.sty/*.cls files, so I downloaded the specific version 2.9.4521-x64 on my first computer (running Windows 7 Professional); and ...
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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 to create /usr/texbin?

I am a mac user but I have installed the TeX Live distribution without the help of MacTeX. The directory /usr/texbin is missing and TeXShop or TeXworks won't compile. I know that I can change the ...
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How does one install TeX Live in Windows 8? [closed]

I have Windows 8. I just downloaded the TeX Live distribution from CTAN. When I double click on install-tl.bat, I receive the following error message: ...
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Can I install llncs with tlmgr?

llncs is a package created by Springer, available from the Springer authors' instructions page. tlmgr doesn't find it online. I have installed it many times by hand, and find it annoying. I have to ...
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TeX Live packages administration, tlmgr don't work on Open Suse [duplicate]

I want to know how install and manage packages for TeX Live 2011 on Linux Open Suse; with Windows systems it is possible to manage packages for TeX Live with the Package Manager program included in ...
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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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Babel in Basque

I am new to this and I would like to get what's needed to use Babel in basque. I've tried sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-basque, emulating an answer in this site but it doesn't work. Any help ...
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Repeatedly being stymied by missing packages using Texmaker

Ok, so I started using Texmaker to make PDF files, and I am being repeatedly stymied by missing packages. (Windows 7 OS here). Apparently, there is supposed to be a way for them to be downloaded ...
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Package “nth” is in CTAN, but tlmgr doesn't find it

I'm trying to install the nth package, which automatically adds and formats ordinal numbers in English. The package is included in the default TeXLive distribution, but I had to install a smaller ...
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TeXworks doesn't see packages installed by tlmgr

I am running Fedora 19 on a Dell Latitude E6410 with an i7 dual-core. The program I use for LaTeX is TeXworks. I have Tex Live 2013, and use pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 set as my processing tool ...
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Large datasets on CTAN

I've acquired a recent interest in GIS and do not know of much support in drawing maps/boundaries/locations within LaTeX. pst-geo provides some mapping features, specifically at the PostScript level. ...
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See which files are installed when installing a package with tlmgr

Is there a log somewhere that tells me what files where installed when I install a package with tlmgr?
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Packages options not recognized

I installed TeX Live and I have a document containing this line: \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} The document used to compile years ago, but now it does not seem to find utf8x. What I did to install ...
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How to update glossaries package on Ubuntu 12.10?

My texlive version is $ tex -version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.0 Copyright 2012 D.E. Knuth. There is NO warranty. Redistribution of this software is covered by the ...
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Installing TeX Live 2013 on Linux

I have installed TeX Live 2013 full install on a Linux Mint installation (so it is Ubuntu, basically). Now, I cannot use beamer or most packages, because all my editors like Gummi seek the 2012 path. ...
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fontspec (xelatex) finding fonts by name, installed or in TEXMFHOME

This is related to my other question: fontspec search path in TEXMFHOME I'm trying to write a package using a specific opentype font through fontspec. Using TeXLive 2013 on a Debian computer (a ...
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Compile .tex file to a pdf on os X

I installed mactex and I wrote a resume in Vim, but I can't figure out how to compile the .tex file into a pdf using the command line. I have a program called TexWorks that does it, but I'm more ...
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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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Can I create a 'plugin' for TeX Live?

I'm creating a couple of packages that I'd like to make as easy as possible to install and manage with standard TeX package managers. (I'm trying to create an 'as plug and play as possible' package ...
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Can't manually install opensans on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I'm trying to use the font opensans for a document. This works great on Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04.3. The reason for this was pretty easy to figure out, because Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How to install pgfplots in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install pgfplots in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from Terminal? I have the following: a@a-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:~$ pdflatex --version pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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STIX fonts & TL2013 packaging

Based on the discussion here Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts? it appears that the STIX project (release 1.1) supports LaTeX; I'm eager to get started with them! TL2013 does have a ...
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How to install mathgifg package

How do I install the mathgifg package on Mac with MacTeX 2013 and Windows with TeX Live 2013? I am using pdflatex so Using the erdc package on Mac OS X does not solve my problem.
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How to install mathgifg.sty package on Windows with TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

How do I install the mathgifg package on Windows using TeX Live 2013? I am using pdflatex.
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LyX and TeX Live Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I had installed LyX on Windows 7, it had installed MiKTeX along with it. On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I had been using TeX Live and TexStudio together. However, I would like to use LyX as I am more used ...
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Biber failes to validate

I installed Biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7a from the opensuse Publishing:/TeXLive/ repository. As the problem posted earlier - no bbl output is produced although biber pretends to do so - persists, I ...
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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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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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Positioning .cls files in Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a research paper accepted to a journal and the editor asked me to use certain file with .cls and I am confused about where exactly I need to dump this file .cls ? I tried to dump it to ...
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Is upgrading feature available for TeXLive 2013 [duplicate]

I just found out that it is not possible to upgrade TeXLive from 2012 to 2013 versions so you'll have to do a new install of TeXLive 2013. Does anyone know if the upgrading feature will be available ...
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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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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 unicode-math on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)? [duplicate]

I want to install unicode-math to use with XeLaTeX. I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS (because of some incompatibilities of later kernel versions with my HW). Is there a way to install unicode-math package? I ...