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How to have local package override default package

I have an non-root account on a shared server which has an old version of a package available to all users, and I want to use a newer one on my account. I cannot just use $TEXINPUTS, because latex ...
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Problem with natbib installation on Windows 8 [closed]

I am using Texstudio following it's installation from ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe ona Windows 8 machine. For some reason, when I tried to install natbib, by following the instructions at ...
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Does standalone LaTeX exist?

Is there a standalone version of LaTeX that might run of, say, a USB stick? So a version that doesn't need installing. I am looking for something to run under Windows.
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Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
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Installing a package in Texmaker [duplicate]

I want to install pgfornament package. I have TeX Live 2013 installed on my Windows 8.1 system. Now, I downloaded the pgfornament package and copied the .sty file to the path ...
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Kile can't locate texmf-dist packages

I was using the default Ubuntu texlive package (plus extras) but it has really outdated versions, and I had to manually download newer versions, texhash, search dependencies, etc. I'm now using ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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How to compile Bulgarian in my Fedora 19 distribution?

I am completely new to TeX. LaTeX is already installed in my environment: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) Saying \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} , as ...
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MiKTeX install fails [closed]

I'm trying to install Basic MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 to the default location and I'm receiving the following error: Has anyone seen this issue before? The message says The operation could not ...
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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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What is MikTeX?

I want to learn LaTeX. I was looking for some form of software when I found them at http://miktex.org/ It seems like it is free. They say easy to download. However, I don’t usually do stuff like ...
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texlive2013 texmaker bibtex does not work

I have just install TeXlive 2013 on my Ubuntu 12.04 using the online install, everything seems to work. I added the PATH after installation as written in the terminal, in /etc/environment ...
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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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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Best way to install packages for TeXLive in Ubuntu?

I want to install a package (specifically xlop). I'm using TeXLive on Ubuntu, and I don't really know my way around LaTeX. Can apt-get install or something similar be used?
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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 ...