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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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Install animate.tds in ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded animate.tds.zip from the Internet and unzipped the folder. How do I install it, as it is necessary for compilation of a .tex file using animate package? Can anyone please help me in this ...
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Mactex installation fails (write protected?)

I try to install Mactex on my computer but I get message that it cant be written to the default location. Installing it portable I got problems with the editor and with pythontex (ok, I am a newbie ...
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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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Installing Python on portable TexLive for Mac

I managed to install a portable texlive on my mac. Now I want to install pythontex on it as well. How can I tell the system to install pythontex on my portable folder or how can I install pythontex ...
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xelatex-biber in Sublime Text 3

I am new to LaTeX, using MacTeX 2014, biblatex 2.9/Biber 0.9. I cannot compile the following XeLaTeX build in Sublime Text 3. "cmd": ["latexmk", "-cd", //"-e", "\\$pdflatex = 'pdflatex %O ...
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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There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date.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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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Mac 10.9.4 & MacTeX (Installation of .sty file)

I hope you can help. I was a fairly regular user of LaTeX, only for Open University assignments (even attended a TUG course in London!!) but have had about 18 months off and returned with a new ...
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Untarring .tar.xz file failed during installing texlive2014 [duplicate]

I wanted to install texlive on ubuntu-14 using texlive.iso image.After entering ./install.sh, the following problem occurred: Partial download of ./archive/Asana-Math.tar.xz found, removing it. ...
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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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Thesis font, math symbols etc change after each compile

I have a strange problem when writing my thesis. I'm using the template available on: http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/ All document classes etc have been provided in ...
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Unable to install texlive from install-tl

I am unable to install texlive from install-tl script on fedora20. When I use: ./install-tl gui wizard It gives an error: invalid after png_start_read_image or png_read_update_info at ...
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Unable to install keyval.sty

I have a minimal TeX Live installation in ~/texlive/2014. I was trying to install keyval.sty using tlmgr. So, I tried, tlmgr install keyval But it gives an error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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How to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit?

I would like to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit. Installed TeX Live 2014 32bit. When I try to run my first TeX program first.tex I get the following error message in command line: warning: ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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MacTeX.pkg installation problem

I'm trying to download the MacTeX.pkg onto a Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I want to be able to use LyX and I know this is needed prior to using LyX to get use much of the program. I downloaded it and it ...
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I have two versions of Texlive on Ubuntu and I don't know how to indicate that one should be used

I recently ran into a problem when compiling a doc, where latex indicated a missing package, while Ubuntu indicated that it was installed. The missing package in question is pst-node.sty but I think ...
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Why do I have to fake Texlive package in Ubuntu?

I followed this answer like a parrot and installed Texlive on my Ubuntu. However, I don't understand why I have to create a fake package to trick Ubuntu into thinking that texlive is installed. What ...
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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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How can I install ieeetrans.cls?

I need to install the IEEEtrans.cls for use in LyX (on a Mac) but I don't understand the instructions provided by the downloaded package. How can I install that class?
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How does LaTeX find package files?

On a fresh install of TeXlive on a Linux box (Linux Mint 11) I get the following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `scalefnt.sty' not found. But the file is there: $ find /usr/ -name ...
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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 TikZ/ PGF [duplicate]

I recently came across a program called TikZ, for creating graphics. I don't know how to install it! In its website I didn't see any instructions. Could any one help me? I am using Windows 7 Home ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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TexLive 2014 iso file doesn't work to install it

I am trying to install TexLive 2014 on my Windows XP. I create virtual drive with the iso.torrent file downloaded from here http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/Images/ And ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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problem installing texlive 2014 on ubuntu

I have tried to remove and install texlive on my PC with Ubuntu 14 (64 bit). But the version that is installed is 2013. Can anybody tell me why?
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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Installing TexLive with custom-maked binaries

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared libs). 0. I have read this: https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/tlbuild.html https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html ...
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Is it possible to install ConTeXt on Windows without admin rights?

Well, the title says all. On contextgarden it is written: NOTE: You will need admin rights to your Windows to manage the installation process. If you don't have that, get somebody who does. Is ...
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How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?

How does one uninstall the previous version (2013) of TeXLive under Windows (Windows 8, to be specific).
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Installing new fonts for use with PDFlatex [duplicate]

I have been looking around the web for guides on how to install a new font for LaTeX with PDFlatex. There are plenty of guides, but I have a hard time trying to follow them. At the moment I have the ...
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MikTex 2.9 Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded.

I am trying a complete installation of MikTex 2.9, using 64 bit installer, from a recently downloaded local package directory, all latest versions. During installation, I run across this error "File ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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How can I migrate my MiKTeX distro to another computer and keep my packages?

I want to migrate my home distro of MiKTeX to my work desktop and keep all of my installed packages. I want to do this because my workplace blocks my attempts at downloading packages I've included in ...
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How to use Latex in MS Word [closed]

I downloaded latex in word from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/latexinword/ But it just gives me an archive file that I have no idea what to do with. And I can't see any installation ...
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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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FNDB or .CFG Help

Installed MikTex2.9 via Protext distribution on Windows Vista HP. Great, pdflatex, with almost all packages, ran out of the box. But ... My work is set in Baskerville. So, I stored my font definition ...
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MikTeX proxy settings

My computer connects to the internet through a proxy server, for which I have the username and password, but for the life of me I cannot find the location in MikTeX preferences to enter the proxy ...
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy does, I therefore have a question: ...
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Error in using package “mwe” in Latex

I am trying to run the following code in Latex, but it gives me this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mwe.sty' not found. Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \usepackage{subfig} ...