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How does LaTeX find package files?

On a fresh install of TeXlive on a Linux box (Linux Mint 11) I get the following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `scalefnt.sty' not found. But the file is there: $ find /usr/ -name ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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how to install TikZ/ PGF [duplicate]

I recently came across a program called TikZ, for creating graphics. I don't know how to install it! In its website I didn't see any instructions. Could any one help me? I am using Windows 7 Home ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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TexLive 2014 iso file doesn't work to install it

I am trying to install TexLive 2014 on my Windows XP. I create virtual drive with the iso.torrent file downloaded from here http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/Images/ And ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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problem installing texlive 2014 on ubuntu

I have tried to remove and install texlive on my PC with Ubuntu 14 (64 bit). But the version that is installed is 2013. Can anybody tell me why?
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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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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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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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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Installing TexLive with custom-maked binaries

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared libs). 0. I have read this: https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/tlbuild.html https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html ...
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Is it possible to install ConTeXt on Windows without admin rights?

Well, the title says all. On contextgarden it is written: NOTE: You will need admin rights to your Windows to manage the installation process. If you don't have that, get somebody who does. Is ...
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How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?

How does one uninstall the previous version (2013) of TeXLive under Windows (Windows 8, to be specific).
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Installing new fonts for use with PDFlatex [duplicate]

I have been looking around the web for guides on how to install a new font for LaTeX with PDFlatex. There are plenty of guides, but I have a hard time trying to follow them. At the moment I have the ...
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MikTex 2.9 Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded.

I am trying a complete installation of MikTex 2.9, using 64 bit installer, from a recently downloaded local package directory, all latest versions. During installation, I run across this error "File ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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How can I migrate my MiKTeX distro to another computer and keep my packages?

I want to migrate my home distro of MiKTeX to my work desktop and keep all of my installed packages. I want to do this because my workplace blocks my attempts at downloading packages I've included in ...
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How to use Latex in MS Word [closed]

I downloaded latex in word from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/latexinword/ But it just gives me an archive file that I have no idea what to do with. And I can't see any installation ...
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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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FNDB or .CFG Help

Installed MikTex2.9 via Protext distribution on Windows Vista HP. Great, pdflatex, with almost all packages, ran out of the box. But ... My work is set in Baskerville. So, I stored my font definition ...
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MikTeX proxy settings

My computer connects to the internet through a proxy server, for which I have the username and password, but for the life of me I cannot find the location in MikTeX preferences to enter the proxy ...
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Error in using package “mwe” in Latex

I am trying to run the following code in Latex, but it gives me this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mwe.sty' not found. Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \usepackage{subfig} ...
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media9 error: “support outdated”, Support package l3kernel too old

My OS is Windows 7 64-bit. I have been learning Asymptote, and when I try to output a 3D image as a pdf I consistently get the error message in the title of this post. I dug around and I guess it is ...
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Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX

One of the annoying aspects of LaTeX is the limited number of fonts that come by default, and the pain involved in making new fonts 'LaTeX' ready. I have a collection of truetype fonts that I'd like ...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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everyshi.sty is missing, how to install

I'm trying to use the package pgfplots, and I have successfully installed it along with the pre-requisite pgf. Whenever I compile, I get the error message "The required file ...everyshi.sty is ...
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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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.cls file not found

I'm running Windows 7 and have to run a special class file for my thesis. I've tried holding the file 'tutthesis.cls' in the same directory as the .tex file itself, but that didn't work. I also tried ...
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What is the difference between TEXMFHOME and TEXINPUTS? [duplicate]

A question was asked: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? The accepted answer basically says the following: Create a local texmf tree, say at the folder ...
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Installing amsthm.sty under MiKTeX

On the LaTeX wikibooks I saw that there is an easy way to make theorems: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Theorems The problem is that \usepackage{amsthm} doesn't work - asmthm.sty is not found. ...
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Problem with installing mathtime pro 2 font

Okay I know there have been posted very similar questions like these. However their solutions do not seem to work in my case. I tried to install Mathtime Pro 2. I have texlive 2013 and Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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Installing “unknown” packages to tex-live [duplicate]

I had quite some problems with tlmgr and a faulty TeX Live installation on Linux but now, everything works okay, I guess. Anyhow, on my Mac I am using the package mcode from mathworks, which I want to ...
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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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can't find tlmgr [duplicate]

I have quite some problems installing TeXlive on Kubuntu. I used the installation file provided by tug.org and followed the quick installation guide but skipped those steps Interfaces to the ...
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ubuntu installing l3kernel and l3packages

I apologize for this very basic question. I've downloaded the current versions of l3kernel.zip and l3packages.zip, but have no idea how to install them. As far as I can tell, there is no ...
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When using Caption Package, I receive: “Undefined control sequence \captionsetup ”

I introduce a figure as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.300]{Figure.eps} \caption{Caption for the figure} \label{a} \end{figure} In the preamble I have written: ...
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Minimal installation of Latex with Tikz for a web server

What can you recommend for installing bare minimum in order to compile latex files on the fly in a web server running on Windows 2003 server in a VM? The only 2 required packages will be Geometry and ...
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Multiple LaTeX installations [duplicate]

The first time I installed LaTeX was in /usr/share/texmf-texlive (~600MB). Yesterday I installed TeX Live from apt-get, I simply don't know where it has been installed (~1GB). Today I installed Tex ...
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How to install the algorithms package?

According to my ubuntu 11.04 my texlive is the latest version. But when I tried to \usepackage{algorithm} it says file algorithm.sty is not found. I read the algorithm.pdf manual and tried latex ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `nomencl.sty' not found

using the following link, how can I install the missed package (nomencl.sty)? http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/nomencl
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`caption.sty' not found Miktex missed package (caption.sty) [duplicate]

the error is: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found can anyone help ?
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Problems installing xpatch

I need to install the xpatch package to make changes to my biblatex setup. The readme file in the install package simply says to run “latex xpatch.ins.” I've moved the xpatch folder (including ...
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Using IEEEtrantools

I am trying to use the IEEEtrantools package using the following command: \usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools} but get the following error message: File `IEEEtrantools.sty' not found. ...
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Problems installing MathTime Professional 2 font on TexLive

June 2014 update: on the basis of this page and the question here I have written an installer for the MathTime fonts that should work with Unix systems running TeX Live. The installer page is on my ...