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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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Problem with Protext Setup [closed]

I downloaded ProText.exe, and was about to start Setup according to protext-install-en.pdf. But an error popped up. And in Setup.exe, it says this. Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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ar package for Aspect Ratio symbol

I try to get the Aspect Ratio Symbol used in aeronautics (A and R together see p.78 of this document) but it requires the ar package. I call \usepackage{ar} in my code and get the error: file ar.sty ...
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TeX Live personal texmf tree [duplicate]

I have installed Tex Live 2012 in both Windows 7 (C:\texlive) and Ubuntu 12.04 (/usr/local/texlive). Inside both these folders there are two folders namely 2012 and texmf-local. My question is that if ...
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TexStudio Installation Problems in Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install TexStudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I cannot find it in Software Center. From command line if I use sudo apt-get install texstudio it says unable to locate package. Please help.
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Usage of central documentation system for TeXLive distribution (texdoc)

Recently, when peeking over the shoulder of someone who has years of experience working with TeX, I saw him type something into the terminal that caused a pdf with the documentation for a LaTeX ...
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moderncv error: tweaklist.sty

I can't get moderncv to work. I get the error: ! LaTex Error: File 'tweaklist.sty' not found. What I've done so far is manually install moderncv in my texmf tree ...
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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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Installing font “Classico” on TexMac

I'm currently trying to install the font Classico on a new Mac OS X 10.8.4 system using TexLive. I followed this tutorial and managed each of the steps successfully: ...
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Error after TeX Live 2012 update: “I can't write on file 'texsys.aux'”

I was previously able to run LaTeX with TeX Live 2011, but since installing TeX Live 2012, I get the error message ! I can't write on file 'texsys.aux'. This is a Windows 7 operating system. I have ...
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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, ...
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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Keep showing “could not start the command” [duplicate]

I just install TexStudio and I'm learning it from scratch. I compiled the following \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} Homework \end{document} but it keeps showing the err: ...
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W32TeX and installing custom packages

I have installed W32TeX (full) on Windows 7. I like the W32TeX because it gives me clean and minimal install. My question is - how can I install for example moderncv package and all of its ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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Installing latexdiff on a Mac

I need to install latexdiff on my Mac, but have been unable to. The simplest approach sudo port install latexdiff gives me the error sudo: port: command not found. Alternative installation ...
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I need to install the package 'cjwplain' on Fedora 17

I need to compile old books typeset using Plain Tex. But I need to compile them using LaTeX instead of TeX because I need to process them using the package {preview}. I have found out about a package ...
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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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booktabs-de from texlive-lang-german not installed in debian wheezy [closed]

I have debian wheezy with packaged texlive (TeX Live 2012/Debian) and want to use the package booktabs-de from the apt-package texlive-lang-german. The debian apt installation of that package ran ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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Installing a handwriting fonts for LaTeX in Ubuntu

I am a LaTeX user and I am using it on Linux Ubuntu. In my document I want to use handwriting font described here. So i tried to include it by using: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{la} ...
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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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TeX Live Installation Stuck at `updmap-sys`

I'm installing a minimal TeX scheme (plain + latex + a few langauge packs, configured through advanced installer) and the installation becomes stuck on updmap-sys reading ... mktexlsr: Done. running ...
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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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I can't get LaTeX to recognize the Venndiagram package even though TeX Live says the package is installed [closed]

I am new to using LaTeX, I have not figured out how to properly install a package yet. I believe this is my issue, if someone could help guide me through the proper way of doing so I would appreciate ...
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Where is TeXLive after i installed it via terminal ?

What i want install LaTeX for Linux on Mint 14 OS What i did download LaTex from http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html i installed this package: install-tl.zip successfully installed ...
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install a .sty code [duplicate]

How can I install this code of .sty? I would like to make this calendar, so I need to install it.
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How do I add Hebrew support to TeXLive on Windows (with pdfTeX+babel)?

I just downloaded & installed TeXLive 2012 on my Windows 7 box, including Hebrew language support. I then tried to process the following document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Is the current lualibs broken? [closed]

After the latest update to MiKTeX 2.9 it seems that my luatex installation is broken. I tried to track the error and I am not sure if it is a bug or something else strange. What happens is that the ...
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TexLive 2012 Ubuntu 13.04 - Correct way to set TEXMFHOME

I have found numerous guides on how to do this (heres a couple): $TEXMFHOME setting customizing TEXMFHOME but I have a different directory structure and none of the places present in the answers ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Package Manager and Updater crash - problem with repositories?

I installed MiKTeX Basic on Windows XP Professional (v. 2002, with Service Pack 3) (32) (at work), but it keeps crashing when I try to look up updates or install packages. It seems to not be able to ...
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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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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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How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
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Uninstalling Miktex and installing TexStudio [closed]

I want to uninstall Miktex 2.9 and install TexStudio 2.5.2. (I'm totally a beginner user and TexStudio seems easier to use.) Should I totally uninstall Miktex (package managers and everything) then ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 portable issue

When I downloaded and updated MiKTeX 2.9 portable and try to change the paper size to lettersize under options, everything works fine. The paper size changes as desired but as soon as check for ...
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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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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 cannot be updated, older version not available and cannot install pretest version

I freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04 and proceeded to install TexLive 2012 which has been frozen for upcoming release of TeXLive 2013 and hence cannot be updated. I wanted to modify and compile a LaTeX ...
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Can I avoid connecting to MiKTeX update server? [closed]

It seems that each time I try to update/install new packages, the MiKTeX update wizard will internally first connect to http://api.miktex.org/Repository.asmx. Is it possible to skip this step? It's ...
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LaTeX packages: automatic versus manual installation, and related issues

I often run into problems in LaTeX with packages. I did a reinstall (MiKTeX) and it seemed to fix some issues with knowing where packages coming from or going. In general, I am not sure what should or ...
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Install font on Mac [duplicate]

I have been trying to install a font called Frutiger that I have in a zip file myfonts.zip using this guide on TUG site. By the way, I'm on a Mac with MacTeX. The zip file has this tree structure: ...
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installing imsart [duplicate]

I am experiencing difficulties with installing imsart package. I am using Windows 7, 64-bit system. My TeX directory look like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 and C:\Program Files ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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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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How to install font from the font catalogue in Debian

As it seems many users have a problem with this in Debian and/or Ubuntu. I have not seen a good an straightforward guide in various forums. Finally I found it out, just by reading the documentation. ...
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Add documentation to TL install

I installed the Tex Live 20130407 on my system. To save disk space, I did not install the documentation, because I thought that texdoc can download those files I ask it. However, issuing texdoc ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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Can't install LyX through package installer [closed]

There once was a question that popped up and was closed without an answer...well, I have the same problem, and the same amount of answers as Iszi. LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 ...
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Problems installing BasicTex on Mac OS [closed]

I was following this tutorial to install BasicTex. Running latex command immediately returns without any warning or error. My environment variables are: $ echo $PATH ...