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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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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?

Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
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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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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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List of packages originally installed with Tex Live

Is there way to get a list of the packages which were installed when TeX Live was initially set up? I can get a list of all present packages with tlmgr list | grep '^i' but I do not see a way to ...
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As my exponentials in TikZ plot a parabolic style function, do I install CVS version, and how?

I'm very new to LaTeX. I have read Is plotting exponential graphs a known source of bugs in TikZ? and implemented the code Jake supplied and this fixed the current problem. Thanks Jake :). On this ...
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How can I upgrade to pgf 2.10

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/ shows that 2 days ago (25 Oct 2010) version 2.10 of PGF (Tikz) is released. I am currently using texlive 2010. Will pgf 2.10 come in texlive 2010, or do I have to ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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Is there any way to have a LaTeX compiler on a Mac without root access?

Long story short, I have limited install rights on my Mac. I believe the only limitation is that I can only write files inside my user directory. I also have limited read rights to files outside my ...
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How to install Gregorio package on Ubuntu with TeXLive installed?

Does anyone here have experience installing the gregorio packages to work in Ubuntu using the non-repo TeXLive? Gregorio isn't packaged on CTAN as far as I could tell, and I don't know enough to be ...
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MiKTeX: […] does not seem to be a local package repository

I used MiKTeX 2.9 on windows. I have downloaded a package I want to install from the internet (manually, not through MiKTeX). The archive (*.lmza) containing the package was saved to a directory on my ...
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TeXLive 2011 and updmap

Well, I'm trying to install and configure TeXLive 2011 on Windows XP. As usual, a nightmare :-(. After six or seven attempts, it seems I've managed to do it but when trying to update font maps, I'm ...
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Checking I have LaTeX packages installed

I want to ensure I have the packages pst-pdf, auto-pst-pdf and pdfcrop. I run tlmgr --gui and search for these and appear to install them. However, if then do kpsewhich pst-pdf at the terminal it ...
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xelatex does not find texgyreterms

I want to use xelatex together with TexGyreTerms: \ifxetex \newcommand{\lsCoverTitleFont}[1]{\fontspec[LetterSpace=-2.0]{TeXGyreTermes} \fontshape{sc}\fontsize{52pt}{16.75mm}\selectfont #1} \...
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Cross-platform package manager for packages *not* on CTAN [closed]

I do not want to reinvent the wheel, so perhaps you could help me find a tool that fits my needs. Background As far as I know, it takes some time to get a LaTeX package available on CTAN. And some ...
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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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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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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 missing"...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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preview-latex does not function

Preview-latex installs, but doesn't actually preview. When I generate the preview from the source, all I see is... the source. For example, the math equations are highlighted, but not rendered. Some ...
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TeX Live — problem with install [Ubuntu, bash]; new packages

I don't know how to install new packages. I've tried to install texLive [I have installed sudo apt-get install texlive-full -- which went correct, but I can not install Tex Live], but after install ...
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How to install microtype 2.8 beta? [duplicate]

I want to test microtype 2.8 beta, to get better typography support for XeLaTeX as proposed elsewhere. However, I could not find any reference online how to install the latest beta version, neither ...
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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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Getting Gregorio to work on Windows 7

I need help trying to get Gregorio working on Windows 7 x64. I've installed TeX Live 2012 and Gregorio, and have configured TeXworks. When I try to compile a tex file, it tells me that it can't find ...
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How to create a a package that can be installed by tlmgr?

I want to be able to use a proprietary font on a number of Linux machines for which TeXLive is installed locally (not through the package manager). I have followed How do I use TrueType Fonts with ...
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Installing tabu.sty with MacTeX 2010.

I use MacTeX 2010, and I need to install tabu.sty. I run tlmgr to install the package, but without luck. > sudo tlmgr install tabu.sty tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-...
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multiple (concurrent) TeXLive installations on Windows XP and with WinEdt

I have been a long user of TeXLive (TL) for many years on my Windows XP machine. I currently have TeXLive 2008 installed and I would like to install the new TL2010. I have heard of the possibility to ...
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How do I install mtpro2?

I have been unsuccessful in getting the mtpro2 package to work. I am running WinEdt 7 and MiKTeX 2.9 in Windows 7. I'm about to give up on it, but I really want the \widehat feature to produce ...
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Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16

I manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 because I need to use tlmgr and install some packages. Now I want to get Texmaker, which I installed with yum, to work with the manually installed TexLive ...
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Ubuntu Tex Live installation error

Due to the old version of Tex Live available in Ubuntu 11.04, I tried to install Tex-Live 2011 using the instructions given on the TUG website. However, when I run the install-tl script I get the ...
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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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Tlmgr works but nothing was installed

I just installed the latest version of Texlive 2011 from the iso; everything is fine, even tlmgr it's ok except the fact that it can't install new packages from the repository. root@tux-laptop:~# ...
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How to install mathgifg.sty package on Windows with TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

How do I install the mathgifg package on Windows using TeX Live 2013? I am using pdflatex.
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Difficulty installing moderncv on OS X

I am trying to install the moderncv package on my machine running Mac OS X 10.4. Here is what I have done: Ran this: % kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOMEwhich returned: /Users/jsummers/Library/texmf ...
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How to update MiKTeX 2.8 to 2.9 in WinEdt? [closed]

I am trying to update MiKTeX from 2.8 to 2.9 in WinEdt. I downloaded the MiKTeX 2.9 and installed in C:/program files/Miktex 2.9. And then configure the MiKTeX in WinEdt by "Tex->Miktex-> Miktex ...
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Manually installed font looks bit-mappy and conflicts with microtype

Following the instructions here I tried to install the Vollkorn font. Now, after some fiddling (see the comments on the above linked blog post) I managed to get the font to work, but there are some ...
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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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Install TeX on a shared drive

I have several computers and I don't want to replicate the installation. Is it possible to install MikTeX (for instance) on a shared drive and call the binary file from any computer to compile the ...
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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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Problem Installing MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro

Every time I try to install the full distribution of MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro, I get the following error message. Installation: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 Loading package database... starting ...
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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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TeXworks doesn't see packages installed by tlmgr

I am running Fedora 19 on a Dell Latitude E6410 with an i7 dual-core. The program I use for LaTeX is TeXworks. I have Tex Live 2013, and use pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 set as my processing tool ...
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While downloading I get an error [duplicate]

While downloading MiKTeX downloading was not achieved and I get: "C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder (2)\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --update-fndb --admin --log-file="C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder (2)...
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installing MinionPro font on latex, some problems

I wanted to install the MinionPro font for Latex (I obtained them via the free Adobe Reader). I found a description here which seemed reasonably easy (for a noob like me): http://www.clarkdonley.com/...
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Algorithm package not found

I want to use the algorithm-package for writing pseudo code. Yesterday, I downloaded MiKTeX and now I am getting this message. But when I click install, nothing is happening. \documentclass{...
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Temp file fails verification every time I try to update MiKTeX [closed]

I have been using TeX for two years now, mostly as a replacement for Word. I'm an academic and I like the typesetting capability, especially when I need to use math, but am not an advanced user. I ...
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Did I install a package successfully?

On my Ubuntu system, I have already installed texlive-full under /usr/share from long time ago. I just tried a simple example with \usepackage{tikz} and it did work fine. Later, I added \...
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Sweave.sty Rd.sty on texlive 2011 (OpenSUSE 12.1)

I am trying to make Sweave.sty and Rd.sty globally available on my system. After reading related posts on StackExchange, I changed texmf.cnf, so that kpsewhich --expand-var='$TEXMF' results in {/...
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Installing Sweave for Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7

I've been looking everywhere, but my computer (Windows 7) just won't install the Sweave.sty package for Miktex 2.9. I tried to put it in a folder respecting the TDS standard, and then to install it, ...