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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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How to install PsCyr on Mac OS X 10.9?

I downloaded "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-tex.tar.gz" and "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-type1.tar.gz" archives but I don't know what I should do with it. In google I don't found guide for installing this on mac os x.
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Errors using a customised beamer theme: ua-beamer

Might I ask any help in using a customised beamer theme? The theme seems to be called ua-beamer. The GitHub repository can be found here: https://github.com/nschloe/ua-beamer. The GitHub project can ...
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Editing Tex documents in Drive

I have a simple question. Imagine I have some .tex document in a folder of my Drive account, probably making some reference to pictures etc. in the same folder. I would like to somehow work in the ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install

I'm having trouble installing MacTeX 2014 after I've uninstalled 2013 on my Mac. Whenever I try to install, I get the following error clicking Install. I've tried to only install TeXLive-2014 and ...
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Can I make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (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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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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LaTeX Error: File `marvosym.sty' not found.

I am trying to get moderncv working. I just installed it and % kpsewhich moderncv.cls1 finds it. When I compile this tex document: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} (one line document). ...
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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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How to remove a package?

I know how to install - Installing Extra Packages. But how to remove? In particular, package "ifpdf.sty" from the bundle "oberdiek" (or the whole bundle). System: OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Latex: pdfTeX ...
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MacTex not installing

I clean-installed Mavericks and now tried to install MacTex. I tried 1. downloading the MacTeX.pkg from http://www.tug.org/mactex/index.html 2. downloading from mirrors ...
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Download MiKTeX + all packages

I would like to know where I could find an installer for MiKTeX embedding all existing LaTeX packages (if it exists). I am going to install LaTeX on a computer which will not ever be connected to ...
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Uninstalling STIX Fonts

I recently installed the texlive-full package, and want to uninstall the STIX fonts because they are interfering with my MathJax rendering. What is the terminal command to uninstall them? (I'm using ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Texlive 2014 getnonfreefonts-sys ! ERROR: The install directory '/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local' is not writable

I upgraded to Texlive 2014 on Unbutu 14.04 and trying to install non-freetonts with getnonfreefonts-sys. This command throws the following error: ERROR: The install directory ...
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Font installation - mktexmf cannot find newtxbttsla.mf file

OS: Windows 7. TexLive: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/W32TeX), kpathsea version 6.1.1 I was following rules https://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html I've updated my TexLive ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Problem with \subfloat after re-installing MikTex

This summer I wrote my thesis (with a lot of this "forum's" help). Last week I "renew" my computer and installed Latex again (MikTex and Texmaker). Since then I cannot run my code anymore. I always ...
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Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package - but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty, that I want to be able to include in any .tex file I create on ...
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MacTeX installation, non-functioning TeXShop

I used the MacTeX installation on a new MacBookPro and I find the folder /usr/texbin empty and the functionality not there, error message "Can't find required tool." "usr/texbin/pdflatex ...
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how to linstall texlive without lcdf-typetools

For some reasons (i.e, openmpi conflicts with lcdf-typetools a b, which is not the main topic here), I need to install texlive of any version without lcdf-typetools. Anyone please shed lights on how ...
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xelatex-biber in Sublime Text 3

I am new to LaTeX, using MacTeX 2014, biblatex 2.9/Biber 0.9. In need to create a custom build that includes xelatex-biber-xelatex in Sublime Text 3. Comments below from @cfr and @egreg helped me to ...
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installing *.CLS (e.g., ASL.CLS) with MikTex on windows 7 pro [duplicate]

when I try to compile \documentclass[bibother]{asl} \begin{document} foo bar baz \end{document} I get the error: "file 'asl.cls' not found". According to some postings it seems that asl.cls must ...
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How to create a a package that can be installed by tlmgr?

I want to be able to use a proprietary font on a number of Linux machines for which TeXLive is installed locally (not through the package manager). I have followed How do I use TrueType Fonts with ...
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What is the default directory I should install LaTeX packages in?

So most people are claiming that the path to install new latex packages is ~/Library/texmf when I run the terminal command kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME I get ~/Library/texmf but this directory does ...
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Can't load TeX Live Database during install

Currently, I have downloaded Tex live from here but I encounter a problem while installing it. Here is the problem "Couldn't load remote Tex Live Database. Please go back and select different ...
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TeXlive on Ubuntu, and equivs?

I've just installed TeXLive from CTAN on Ubuntu 14.04, and following the instructions set up a local "equivs" so that Ubuntu thinks that TeXLive is properly installed. However, when I use apt-get, ...
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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OTF installation - error - files must be included entirely

Argh! Maybe the fonts I got are useless? I got a set of OTF fonts and am trying to install them for use with MikTeX pdflatex. (Yes I know about XeTeX and LuaTeX and that it could be easier with them. ...
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! I can't find file `ydocstrip.tex

I recently had to download the package adjustbox from CTAN and when I ran the .tex file, I had this error above . The ydocstrip is the first line of the .tex file in the adjustbox backage. Does anyone ...
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Portable install for use on Raspberry Pi

I would like to install TeXLive as a portable installation on a USB drive and then use it on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (a modified version of Debian). The SD card I am using for the Pi's "hard ...
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How to install and use simpsons font?

How to install and use the simpsons font? I could not use the following command: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{simpsons} \begin{document} \Bart \end{document} I use TeXLive ...
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Installed texlive, but can't find it on hard drive

I am using KUbuntu 14.04 and just re-installed it after setting up a new computer. Instead of texlive-full I installed sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-doc-de ...
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Difficulties installing garamondx on MacOSX - TeXShop cannot find garamondx.sty

I used getnonfreefonts to install garamondx, following instructions found at Can I install fonts from CTAN using TeX Live Utility? . Sadly, TeXShop persists in telling me LaTeX Error: File ...
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How to install third-party modules for ConTeXt (MacTex distribution)?

I install MacTeX basic package and then install context by tlmgr. How do I install third-party modules?
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to this question, using an old copy of amsart gives a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification instead of a 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. My question ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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Problem with PPower4

I am new to ppower4. I have installed it from here. I have followed all the instructions given there. After installation I tried to run test example. I am getting pdf file but I am unable to post ...
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Texlive installation issue: repository database loading takes forever

I am trying to install Texlive 2014 on my Windows 7 laptop. The issue is that when I run "install-tl-windows" in the command line, and I press next in the GUI that pops up, I get a message saying ...
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Update PGF2.10 to 3.0 with tlmgr

I want to update tikz pgf package from 2.10 version to 3. I tried hard but couldn't make tlmgr to update it. There seems some proxy issue with tlmgr. I tried the solution provided here ...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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How to install pstricks [duplicate]

I want to install PSTricks (I use Texmaker). I have downloaded the files from the following page: http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi but nowhere do they say where the files should be copied or how the ...
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How to change PGF from 2.1 to 3.0?

I am using TexLive 2011. Although I have downloaded PGF 3.0 and put it into the folder texmf but the \ pgfversion always result in 2.1.How to change PGF from 2.1 to 3.0?
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Having trouble when loading TikZ-cd

I have just installed the package tikz-cd using the MikTeX package manager, but somehow it won't load properly. I've included the error message. Could anyone help me out? MWE: ...
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Installing LaTeX on a personal (externally hosted) web server to render images

I have seen some similar questions but I admit I'm a newbie when it comes to cgi and general server setup and need some direction. I have a personal domain hosted on yahoo.com that I would like to ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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MiKTeX installation permission error [closed]

I'm trying to install MiKTeX but I'm getting an error with mfc100.dll permission denied: The operation could not be completed for the following reason: Permission denied: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX ...