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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Still showing the file is missing after installing the package of MikTeX [closed]

I meet the problem that when running the code, WinEdt says: The required **** file is missing.... after updating MiKTeX 2.8 to 2.9 version. And I have tried to install the package that missing ...
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How to use Ubuntu font with TeXLive 2012?

I really like the Ubuntu sans font, I want it be the section and title font as a replacement of Linux-Biolinum? With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS + Texlive 2012, how to figure this out?
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The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing after installing MikTex 2.9? [closed]

After installing the MikTex 2.9, Run the code in WinEdt, it always gives warning that The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing, can someone help me how to fix the problem?
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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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TeX Live can't find “tcfmgr.map” and “fmtutil.cnf”

I ran into some problems with TeX and re-installed TeX Live. (I'm using Fedora 16 x86_64) Now, when I try to run pdflatex, it says: tcfmgr: config file `tcfmgr.map' (usually in $TEXMFMAIN/texconfig) ...
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How can I install pgfplots on the home directory with or without sudo rights?

I need to use some packages at my uni network so I can compile my projects there too but I am pretty sure it doesn't have pgfplots (from looking at the log) perhaps some others. All the tutorials ...
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How to correct install PSCyr font in Linux? [closed]

How to correct install PSCyr font on Linux? I try to install it in ~/.texmf-var but this doesn't help. And into local tree: /usr/local/share/texmf - nothing.
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LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 [closed]

I'm having problems installing LyX on Windows 7. It gets to the point of alerting me that it's going to install MiKTeX, and after I've hit OK it aborts with the following error: No ...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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Where can I find small2e.tex and sample2e.tex in the MacTex installation?

I cannot seem to find these files. I am trying to learn LaTeX again many years after I stopped using it on a regular basis, and wanted to start with these files as a reference. I have searched with ...
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Problem with Miktex installation [duplicate]

my miktex distribution has started playing up! Everything compiled yesterday, but after an automatic update, it has started to do funny things. It doesn't seem to be able to find the amsmath package ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background I have a .cls file that I would like pdflatex to use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How ...
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Problems with TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu after network installation

I totally purged TexLive from my system, and then I installed the latest version of TexLive from the internet installer as described here instead of via the Ubuntu package manager. Next, I installed ...
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Problem installing subcaption package on texlive [closed]

I'm trying to install the subcaption package on TexLive installed on Ubuntu 11.10. When trying to build subcaption.sty, I found that I needed to first download or build several dependencies: ...
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texlive-20120701-bin install

I am new to texlive so pardon me if i miss mentioning more details. I started out with texlive-20120701-bin.tar download and i have extracted them on to a particular file system on my RedHat instance. ...
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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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Failure to install TexLive on Windows 8 [closed]

I am trying to install TexLive 2012 on Windows 8 64 bit with the following results. Loading - See URL below Installing TeX Live 2012 from: See URL below Platform: win32 => 'Windows' ...
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How do I query pdflatex for its package search path as well as modify it?

I am trying to install a local package draftwatermark to override an out-of-date version of the package, by applying the answer in How to have local package override default package . I have placed ...
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Installing packages for linux on texworks

I am fairly new to ubuntu and I just installed TexWorks. Everything works fine but can someone give me step by step to install packages. With Windows I used the MikTex package manager but I am lost on ...
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Which Linux distributions support recent TeX Live with package manager?

I am currently having massive issues getting TeX Live to run on Ubuntu 12.04, so I am considering running a VM on VirtualBox with another Linux distribution that has better support for the latest TeX ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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How to install a font in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Manual font installation I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXworks 0.4.3 and have to use a specific font(Frutiger) provided by my university. The entire Latex template is ...
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Installing LaTeX in a server

I need to run LaTeX in a server using an explorer (just like Safari or Chrome). The thing is that I can't find a software that allows me to do that, as, for example, R Studio does (they have the ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" ...
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Gentoo xelatex font installation

I have attempted to install a new font (source-sans-pro) onto my gentoo server, however when I run xelatex test.tex the PDF file it generates uses the font but does not give the expected output - i.e. ...
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Debugging TikZ and PGFPlots compatibility issue

I just tried to compile an old TikZ code (which as far as I recall compiled perfectly in the past and was not changed in the meanwhile) and I faced some serious compilation issues related to TikZ. ...
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How do I install ConTeXt alongside MikTeX

I would like to give ConTeXt a shot. It is likely just me, but I am finding the installation guide on the wiki a little confusing, e.g. Do I need Ruby or not? Does that depend on the installer, ...