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Installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8

I'm about to have my students use LaTeX. I'm a Mac user, so a simple install of MacTeX is very straightforward. I'm concerned about students installing MiKTeX on Windows 8 as the system requirements ...
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Installing the fourier package to TeXLive 2012/Debian Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed TeXLive from TUG 2 months ago and I just updated the packages. I'm trying to use the fourier package, but the terminal says it's missing. I was told that TeXLive should contain the fourier ...
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Installing the comicsans package to MiKTeX

Consider this question theoretical in nature; an exercise to understand the TDS tree structure better. Assume one were attempting to install the comicsans package, which is part of neither of the two ...
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how to produce output with Texnic center 2.02?

I installed TXCSetup_2.02Stable_x64 and basic miktex-2.9.5105-x64 in my computer. The installation was successful. But when I tried to build a project I already made with my previous version ...
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While installing LaTeX I'm getting an error: permission denied for cefpdflatex.exe

An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winFile.cpp source line: 686 message: Permission denied: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin/x64/cefpdflatex.exe info: C:\Program ...
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problem with installing l3regex

I have a problem. When I start pdfLatex using the package media9, there comes this error: The required file tex\latex\l3experimental\l3str\l3regex.sty is missing. So, I have downloaded the package ...
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Error installing Vim-LaTeX using Pathogen on MacVim

I installed vim-latex using pathogen following the very clear instructions proposed in: How to install vim-latex? However, when I open a .tex file using MacVim, I get the following error message: ...
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TeX Live package not working after update to TeX Live 2013 under openSUSE 13.2

I updated to openSUSE 13.1 and TeX Live got updated. Now it does not work. I have the version 2013.20130620-11.3.2 and thousands of TeX Live packages installed. Running an old file for testing, ...
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How to install MathTime Pro 2 fonts on MikTeX

I have been trying for a long time now to install the MathTime Professional II (mtpro2) fonts on my system. (I am running MikTeX 2.9 under Windows 7, but what likely matters is "recent MikTeX, under ...
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mtpro package installation for MiKTeX [duplicate]

I want to use upright greek letters in times text. I am unable to install mtpro package installation for MikTex 2.9
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Is there a problem with using package \titlesec and \setspace together? [closed]

I am using package setspace for setting the spacing and trying to use package titlesec to change the spacing before and after section/subsection titles. I am getting following error: File ...
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Problems with manual installation of package

I've tried to install jcallses like jsarticle according the answer on question How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows). The results are... If to execute latex.exe on jsclasses.ins ...
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How to install a current version of TikZ?

TikZ is undergoing lots of development with new features being added, but the versions distributed with standard TeX releases are often a little old. How do I get the latest version? If I want to be ...
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Installing Ghostscript and Convert-IM along with MacTex

Do someone of you know if the installation of Ghostscript and Convert-IM packages which come along with MacTex is mandatory? Are these packages useful or I can proceed without install them?
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Couldn't find a .sty file in the new LaTeX installation with kpsewhich

I have installed the TeXLive 2012 version on /usr/local. Then I have installed the malayalam package and the malayalam.sty is in the correct place (ie at ...
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How to make a USB LaTeX Stick for OS X? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB Stick with a stand-alone LaTeX for OS X devices. Is there any possibility to doing that? If yes, how can i do it? All versions for LaTeX on Mac i found needed a system ...
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setup neccessary latex items on windows

Assume that I have a fresh windows 7 and I want to setup Latex on my machine. I would need some basic software, Latex editor, bunch of packages, settings so on and so forth. Can you please provide a ...
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Install package in MiKTeX

I'm trying to install new packages on my MiKTeX session with the following path: Package Manager(admin) from the menu of my computer --> In the box Name I write the name of the package, let say for ...
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...
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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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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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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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Emacs 24 with AUCTeX in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed AUCTeX from the Emacs package manager. Then I configured it by typing ./configure OPTIONS. It doesn't complain and I typed make and make install. I tried to open a simple LaTeX document. ...
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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 ...