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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, cweave,...
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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 '/usr/...
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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 don'...
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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. pdflatex-...
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Installation of TeX Live 2015 hangs at “package-specific postactions”

I am new to LateX, I downloaded TeX Live 2015 ISO over the internet and mounted with PowerISO on a windows vista (DELL studio, x64bits), installation began but has not finished even upto the time I am ...
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How do I install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive (Windows 8)

Can someone kindly guide me how to install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive? I am currently using Windows 8.
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

Obsolete since end of June, 2015. As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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How to install Latex2 style file? [duplicate]

To make myself clear, I have been searching for a week on how to use the SAGE Journal Latex template. The problem boils down to installing Latex2 style file. There are instructions with the download ...
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Texlive installation issue: repository database loading takes forever

I am trying to install Texlive 2014 on my Windows 7 laptop. The issue is that when I run "install-tl-windows" in the command line, and I press next in the GUI that pops up, I get a message saying "...
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Error downloading on Windows 8

We are unable to fully install the program - see error below.
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TEX create a .sty file [duplicate]

I'm at my office and i have to install TEX package manually. I have download the package subfig on CTAN, but their is no .sty file in the folder. I convert in the past a file in sty passing by the ...
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Install LaTeX on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) [closed]

How do I install MacTex or another LaTeX distribution? Even after installation, LaTeX commands like latex, pdftex or lualatex are not found, and /usr/texbin/ doesn't exist. Even worse, commands ...
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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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Unable to install package texlive-latex-extra with apt-get

I want to use \usepackage{framed, color} and \usepackage{wrapfig}. I am trying to install the packages using sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra but after a lot of downloading, it results in this ...
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How to remove a package?

I know how to install - Installing Extra Packages. But how to remove? In particular, package "ifpdf.sty" from the bundle "oberdiek" (or the whole bundle). System: OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Latex: pdfTeX 3....
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I need to reinstall Latex

I'm trying to uninstall Miktek because I can't compile my document no matter what I do, but my computer won't allow me to uninstall it. I want to essentially get rid of everything so I can start over, ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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How to change LaTeX package default download website? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install "mh" package, using MiKTeX Package Manager, however, it failed, the log says: Installation directory: C:\LaTeX\MiKTeX package repository: http://download.nus.edu.sg/mirror/CTAN/...
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Is there a simple way to get started, and learn as I go? I can't afford up-front time investment [duplicate]

I have made a few attempts to begin writing with TEX or LATEX on a couple of MS Windows machines and one Ubuntu box I no longer own. ( I currently have Mint, though, and MS Windows, and I'm thinking ...
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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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LaTeX health check

Is there any health check facility for testing the installation? When compiling \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerarticle} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} I receive in the log ...
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Install MiKTeX on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Where can I get the Miktex for this platform ?. I could not find in any Ubuntu software sources.
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Installing scrlttr2 – Koma-Script ‘letter’ class in LYX [closed]

I am having problem with installation of scrlttr2 – Koma-Script ‘letter’ class. I am unable to install it. I needed help on how to install it. I am using Windows Machine,my Miktex is located in the ...
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Some packages not recognised by TexStudio

Some of my packages are not recognised by TexStudio (examples: pdfpages, mathtools, ramsstyle and so on), but most of the packages I use are recognised. I have installed all of these packages with ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background There is a .cls file that pdflatex should use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How to ...
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Lyx Installation Problem in windows 7

I am trying to install Lyx 2.1.3 but at some point after MIKTEX it gives error : the operation could not be completed for the following reason, web browser could not be started. i have tried many ...
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How to migrate from TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 to TeXLive-MacTeX-2014

I have installed TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 and would like to migrate to MacTeX-TeXLive-2014 (since MacPorts distro doesn't come with the tlmgr). I have installed some major sections of MacPorts-...
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Where is tlmgr in MacPorts-TeXLive installation? [duplicate]

I have just installed TeXLive-2014 through MacPorts. But it doesn't come with a tlmgr executable. I previously used TeXLive-2013 installed with MaxTeX.pkg which had tlmgr as part of its installation. ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?

I want to write my final thesis using LaTeX, what should I do in order to be able to do that through Eclipse on a Mac OS X? If any another good editor exists, feel free to write your opinion on why ...