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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 ...
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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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Font shape `T1/fvm/m/sc' undefined [closed]

I am a newbie in latex and I have recently stumbled across the amazing classic thesis template. I have been trying to understand what the following warning means: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (from CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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Problem getting MyriadPro package to work

I just managed to install MinionPro and MyriadPro by following the FontPro installation manual. Everything seems fine, only the pdf output is not in MyriadPro with the following MWE. ...
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Compiling .dtx file to .sty [duplicate]

I downloaded the fancytooltips package, including the files fancytooltips.dtx and fancytooltips.ins, and then compiling three times with pdflatex fancytooltips.dtx. I see that the user guide ...
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TeX Live Windows: Installation Failure

I've decided to replace my current MiKTeX installation with TeX Live 2012, and (like previous times) it isn't going too well. Instead of giving up however, I figured I'd ask here this time :) I ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager freezes and crashes when I install new package

I am not new to TeX in general, but very new to TeX on Windows. In the past I always had a Linux system at hand to create my documents in TeX. However, I don't have that opportunity anymore and want ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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`nowidow.sty` not found [closed]

I've been working on this for the last three hours and found no clue. This morning I found the blog Certificates with LaTeX and downloaded the tex file certificate.tex. When I compile this in my emacs ...
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How do I install TikZ into my MiKTeX

How do I install the TikZ package to my current MiKTeX?
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The ConTeXt standalone problem [closed]

Today I installed the ConTeXt standalone by following the Windows Installation: ConTeXt Suite with SciTe. After that, I wrote a test file: \starttext hello, world! \stoptext But failed, the output ...
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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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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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Directory in the search path of LaTeX System

From the Acrotex installation manual: "Placement. The ZIP file installs in a folder called acrotex, so place the ZIP file in a directory in the search path of your LATEX system where you want the ...
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How to install or replace fonts in old TeX files?

I got interested in a research paper from 1991, which I cannot get an electronic online version of. The author was kind enough to send me his tex sources, but is himself unable to produce a pdf file ...
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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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How to install and use the ocr-a font

Can someone help to install the ocr-a font? I'm using fedora, I'm trying to find a proper tutorial but cannot find a good one.
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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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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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hf-tikz.sty package installation on mountain lion [duplicate]

I want to install LaTeX on Mountain Lion and want to use some highlighting in my text for which I am using hf-tikz.sty package. I installed MacTeX and Texmaker on Mountain Lion but the package hf-tikz ...
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How to write LaTeX comments in Visual Studio 2012 [closed]

I want to write comments in Visual Studio (2012) that contain LaTeX syntax. There is some plug-in to add to Visual Studio that will enable me to write comment in LaTeX and then see it as LaTeX (e.g. ...
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Which texmf directory to use for non-texlive deb-package [closed]

I'd like to provide a collection of packages/classes/fonts in a custom .deb package, i.e. that is not part of texlive. Which directory should I choose for installing? texlive tells me to use ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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memoir download

I'm having trouble with the memoir template in LaTeX. Each time I build PDF with pdflatex, at the very beginning of the compilation it somehow tries to request something from the web, which isn't even ...
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fontspec does not work correctly. MiKTeX portable, no admin rights

I am trying to set up a TeX System at work, where I have no admin rights. So I went for MiKTeX portable. It is "installed" on my Desktop. I want to use fontspec with XeLaTeX to be able to choose the ...
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Offline Installation: How do I install a full TeX distribution on an offline computer?

As I understand it, a snapshot of the MiKTeX/TeXlive is available on CTAN mirrors. How do I install a complete (with all packages) TeX distribution on an offline computer (without Internet) ? Is ...
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Why don't I see Latin Modern in my tex document?

a complete novice question: I have installed new version of TeX (>3.0) on my Mac (10.7.x). The packages lm and lm-math are installed (I have checked in TeX Live Utility) I have put the following ...
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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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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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smartdiagram 0.2 / xparse / Kubuntu

I have a package dependency problem on Kubuntu 12.10. I have installed Texlive2012 from the known ppa. The brandnew "smartdiagram 0.2" package has a dependency for xparse. This package does not exist ...
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How can I install just pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX without additional stuff on a mac?

I am trying to install just pdfLaTeX without the rest of the stuff that comes in packages such as MacTeX. All I want to be able to do is convert LaTeX source files into pdf's. I downloaded the pdfTeX ...
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miktex 2.9, l3kernel installation fails [closed]

I freshly installed 2.9 I tried to compile a XeLatex document, which works fine on my work computer. I got the following error: expl3.sty missing. It tries to install l3kernel starting package ...
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Adding Imprint Shadow font

I'm using MiKTeX on Windows, and I've found Imprint Shadow font which I'd like to use with lettrine for capitalization of first font of chapters (I'm experimenting a bit). I've extracted all the ...
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Please can someone explain to me how I can add a class! [duplicate]

I am a non-technical user. I use LaTeX to type up stuff and that's it. What I want to do is make posters like from this website. http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/ I think this gives me a new ...
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TeX live 2012 full installation on gentoo linux

What is the "gentoo-way" to install the latest full TeX live collection? I know the tex live installer script to install the complete collection manually, but I would prefer to "emerge" a gentoo ...
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A package (installed according to TeX Live Utility) doesn't run [duplicate]

This is an example : I've found here (What package allows Elvish in TeX?) that there existed a package called tengwarscript. I want to use it and when I used TeX Live Utility in order to download it, ...
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Siunitx installation: I can't find file l3docstrip.tex

I have some problem trying to compile siunitx. When I do latex siunitx.dtx, I get the following message: ! I can't find file `l3docstrip.tex'. l.77 \input l3docstrip.tex Where am I supposed to find ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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Where to put .sty file [duplicate]

I have made a long list of macros that I have put in a style file. I have been working with this same style file for many years now. I would like to put it somewhere in my TeX tree, so that I don't ...
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Error during installation of TeXLive 2012 in Fedora [duplicate]

I am facing problems while trying to install TeXLive 2012 on fedora. I did the following- Unzipped the package. Navigated to the location of install-tl. Typed in ./install-tl I got the following ...
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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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Install IDE without installing TexLive 2007 [duplicate]

I've been trying so hard to make TexLive work on my Fedora, but I can't find a way. I've installed TeXLive 2012, but when I install Kile, it says it depends texlive2007, the old version. Then I tried ...
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Compiling *.ins files in MiKTeX 2.9

I am trying to install the hieroglf package on my PC. I am running MiKTeX 2.9. When I try to run latex hieroglf.ins I get an error message indicating that the file can not be found. I know the file ...
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Texlua not be recognized [closed]

I have the exactly same problem like in the question Font installation woes - TeXShop on a Mac: I'd like to install the nonfreefonts package, but I can not do the command texlua. My terminal says ...
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WinEdt can not recognize MiKTeX after setting the root [closed]

I tried to update MiKTeX from version 2.8 to version 2.9. Then I installed the version 2.9 in C:/program files/Miktex 2.9 and then configure the MiKTeX in WinEdt by "Tex->Miktex-> Miktex ...