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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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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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How I do install context modules in the Windows distribution of ConTeXt?

I know this question almost equal How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt, but I don't understand it and there are simple way install context modules in the Windows ...
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Molecular Biology and Evolution template - help fix bit rotted font definitions (and other things)

I am trying to get the Molecular Biology and Evolution journal article template to build. I have limited experience with LaTeX except as a consumer of existing packages. The linked zip file contains ...
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How to install dsfont package?

Hi I tried to install the package by tlmgr install dsfont but I only get tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet package dsfont not present in package ...
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inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive

I'm trying to use inconsolata bold in a pdflatex document. My system is ubuntu 12.04/precise and here's part of the TeX log with \listfiles: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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I'm having problems to use the package fitch: … fitch.sty not found. What can I do?

I have the files of fitch and lplfitch packages (almost all). The MiKTeX is installing packages automatically. But it doesn't find the .sty files of fitch and lplfitch. I tried to put the files in a ...
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How to set ConTeXt in WinEdt 6.0?

I'm very interesting ConTeXt but I don't know setting ConTeXt at WinEdt 6.0. You can see the screenshot, there is ConTeXt and “ How to setting ConteXt at WinEdt 6.0 ?”
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Installing Minion Pro on Windows

I have been searching on the Internet but so far there is no guide that works for me. I tried the one from CTAN, but there I have to run commands, and install the LCDF Typetools (which aren't ...
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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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Document class not available

I'm new to LyX, and using LyX 2.0 for Windows. When I select a template from "File"->"New from template" it shows a alert with title "document class not available" containing the text like ...
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Hebrew in Lyx with Ubuntu 13.10

Im trying to confing my Lyx to render Hebrew but I dont manage. I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10, Lyx 2.0.6. I followed these common instructions , downloaded and installed the latest ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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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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Establishing a new LaTeX repository in the university

Since there is only one TeX server in Australia, I am thinking to initiate negotiations with my institution to host a TeX repository on the website of University. First of all, please give me some ...
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Troubles with installing vanilla [closed]

Thank you very much for your helpful guidance in "How to install Vanilla". I reached till "finalizing your installation" but when I enter "which tex" it shows /usr/bin/tex instead of /opt/texbin/tex, ...
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Installing garamondx font

I'm trying to install the garamondx fonts. Following the installation instructions, all this works fine: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c sudo /bin/cp -Rfp * ...
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I had an install error and all of the default layout/class files are missing. How do I fix this?

During the installation process there was an error and it seems that none of the default class layouts are available. I have tried looking at the LyX wiki but it seems that only user made layouts are ...
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install packages in ubuntu

I wonder if there is a convenient way to install packages on Ubuntu, except through tlmgr. I cannot find many packages with apt-get install texlive-package, don't know why. As for manual installation, ...
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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 install the tikzscale package?

I downloaded tikzscale.zip from CTAN. I extracted the following files from tikzscale.zip: 3Dplot.tikz README histogramNormal.tikz linewidth.tikz pgfplots-test.tikz pgfplots.randn.dat ...
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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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MiKTeX graphicx package missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and tryng to install the graphicx package. But it is not available on the package manager: Could anyone help on this? I found MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics ...
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Linux LaTeX template installation issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to install the IEEE template to create a .tex document. I have tried both methods of the following tutorial, but none worked: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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! 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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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 ...