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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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pgfopts error when installing ytableau

I am trying to install ytableau.sty, following the directions here and here, and in the ytableau README. I am running TexShop 2.47 on OS X 10.6. Here's a walkthrough of what I've done, although I ...
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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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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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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. ...