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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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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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How to setup texliveonfly, on any LaTeX editor?

I'm a novice in the world of LaTeX, and I'm struggling to find a simple tutorial on how to to setup texliveonfly as part of TeX Live 2011 in any LaTeX editor. Is there anyone out there who's got ...
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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 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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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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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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Migrating LaTeX (MiKTeX 2.9) from one computer to another

I have an old computer (Windows XP Pro x64) with LaTeX (MiKTeX 2.9) installed and setup as I want it. I have a new computer (same operating system), and I want to be able to transfer MiKTeX to the new ...
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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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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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I installed TeXStudio and MiKTeX in the wrong order. How can I do a clean install again?

So i am a noob at any kind of TeX. I quickly wanted to get up and running and downloaded protex.exe. I installed TeXStudio first, then MiKTeX, which is obviously wrong. The problem is that when you ...
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Kile KDE installation under window 7 [closed]

I've encountered a problem very similar to this: I'm trying to run Kile 2.9.60 on windows through KDE 4.8.00. After successfully installing Kile with the dependent packages (Kile, Kate, ...
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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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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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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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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 do I install psfig.sty in MacTeX?

I just installed MacTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document, but I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `psfig.sty' not found. The preamble is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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Installing/Using Exceltex [closed]

I need help installing and using exceltex. I installed ActivePerl, then according to link I installed Spreadsheet::ParseExcel. Then copied exceltex into /usr/local/bin and exceltex.sty into ...
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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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How do I install TikZ into my MiKTeX

How do I install the TikZ package to my current MiKTeX?
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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 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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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 install PGF 2.10 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a current version of TikZ? I have got PGF 2.00 installed, and I would like to upgrade it to 2.10. sudo apt-get install pgf still installs 2.00 under my ...
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Using Asymptote with MiKTeX

Asymptote is shipped out with TeX Live, but not with MiKTeX, not even with a full installation. Do you nonetheless know a way for manual installation? MiKTeX needs to know the path of the sty files, ...
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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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fancyhdr package not found

I'm trying to use the fancyhdr package for headers and footnotes for my LaTeX report, but when I compile TeX returns an error saying that fancyhdr.sty file can't be found. Any suggestion on how to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user ...
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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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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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siunitx update breaks things

I upgraded to v2.1 of siunitx since the version in ubuntu's package manager (1.3?) is pretty old. Things seem to have broken. I might have got something wrong with the installation, or I might be ...
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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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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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Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X

My Adobe decided it should be version X now, and it misbehaves in so many ways. One way is that it is impossible to get it to open a pdf document from within TexnicCenter (or I missed something...) ...
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How do I install mbboard package (MikTeX, Windows)?

This didn't help me much, 'cause this package has MF fonts and I don't have an idea to where should they go. Any help appreciated.
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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 ...