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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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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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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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In what directory should I store my new LaTeX template?

I just downloaded the elsarticle document class. In the unzipped directory, there are .bst files, .tex files, a .sty file, a .pdf file, and a very unhelpful README. Where should I put these files in ...
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Removing texmf/doc/ directories from old TeXlives

I have got quite a lot of vanilla TeXlives installed, and some of them with the full documentation. Can I "break" TeXlive by removing the */doc directories from it? Currently, I would save this way ...
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shortcut for quick build on the mac version

Is there a list of shortcuts for Texmaker for the mac? I'd like to have at least one for Quick Build. Thanks,
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Why Safari is recommended for installing this?

I have a MacBook Pro and I want to update my Tex Live. The MacTeX download page is strongly recommending to use Safari. I had a problem with my Safari a few days back and now I am using Chrome as a ...
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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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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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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How can I install the tikz-cd package on Ubuntu?

I have certain codes written in LaTeX with several diagrams in tikz-cd. I must compile these codes in other computer (with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and when I compile appear this error: tikz-cd.sty not ...
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How to install a package for latex in linux

When I compile my tex file in linux using latex filename, I get the error that changepage.sty is missing. How should I install the package? thanks a lot.
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Lyx output problem: cannot open Type 1

I use Lyx 2.1.4 on Mac OSX and I installed The BasicTeX 2015 Distribution (https://tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html). I wrote a document that contains some math characters (lambda, delta...) and I get ...
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Cant edit a document on first install of tex maker

just bought myself a new laptop today, a macbook pro. I am in the middle of doing my masters dissertation so i download tex maker, plug in my usb and get editing what i already have. However for some ...
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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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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Latex paths (Aurora)

The program aurora asks for these, I am not sure I have them installed at all. What am I to do?
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Installing packages on Macbook Pro (MacTex BasicTex)

I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains. I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the ...
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Errors when trying to install a new package not displayed in Tex Utility?

I am running OS X: 10.10.1 - Yosemite. I have TeXShop running on my Mac and have updated to the 3.52 version using the internal update. I am trying to use LaTeX in python and change the font in python ...
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Update Formats (MikTeX 2.9 64 bit)

I have installed MiKTeX 2.9.4503 64-bit net installer including all packages. When I click on Update Formats in Settings (Admin). I get the following error. Anyone knows how to solve this? Creating ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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system search path wrong

The subject "override system search path" seems to be similar to mine however, there is still a problem I cannot fond out. So I am running Mageia and installed the package provided by this ...
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How do I install CTAN packages on Mac OS with TexShop?

I run TexShop on my Mac OS 10.6. I'd like to install new packages like this: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/listings/ How do I install it? I've downloaded the zip file.
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Error installing Vim-LaTeX using Pathogen on MacVim

I installed vim-latex using pathogen following the very clear instructions proposed in: How to install vim-latex? However, when I open a .tex file using MacVim, I get the following error message: ...
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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I installed yesterday a clean version of Windows 10 after the update and the format. Today I was trying install Tex Live but there is an issue. The installer (exe) unzip the file but then simply shut ...
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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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TeX Archaeology - Installing historic/old TeX Live Releases

I've inherited an old TeX tree that contains multiple versions of TeX and I'm attempting to determine what local changes were made to specific versions. I understand that in certain cases our binaries ...
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How to install mathtools in Texworks

I would like to install mathtools in Texworks on windows 7. How can I do this task?
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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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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [closed]

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ...
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How to install `graphicx` package on my Ubuntu 15.04?

How to install graphicx package on my Ubuntu 15.04? I think I need to install it since I get this error: LaTeX Error: File `grapthicx.sty' not found. when I use: \usepackage{grapthicx} ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Remove symbolic links in /usr/local/bin from previous install

The TeXLive installer gives users on Unix-like systems (I use Debian Stable) the option to install symbolic links in the /usr/local/bin directly for the TeX executables (tex, pdflatex, pdfcrop, ...
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How to install (automatically) a new document class in Texmaker through MiKTeX? [closed]

I am trying to install a new document class style in Texmaker for a scientific journal. There is any direct way to install on Texmaker? This post discusses How can I manually install a package on ...
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Need help for “failed verification” error when install MiKTeX 2.9 through net installer!

I install the MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7 32bit machine,but it is aborted after nearly 30 minutes installation. The error says: "The operation could not be completed because the following file failed ...
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how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? Please Help,
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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Error installing “vanilla” TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04

I've read all answers on "How to install "vanilla" Tex Live on Debian or Ubuntu?" and used scottkosty's script to do so. I'm getting an error at the end of installation process: install-tl-ubuntu: ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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Installing xcolor

I get the error: ! Package hyperref Error: This color specification is not supported (hyperref) without package `xcolor' in (hyperref) `linkbordercolor=111'. See the ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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Problem in installing mathtools.sty

After performing above procedure Permission denied: C:\Users\Sheetal\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\df2c24cb21984fa85003c1ecc818ff83.fndb is the error
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Install a font local to one particular document

Is it possible to convert a ttf or otf font for use only in one particular document? That is, I do not want to have that font installed on my overall "TeX system". If my document folder is foo, I ...
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LaTeX cannot find installed packages

It seems that I have two installations of TeXlive, one of which is more updated. When I run latex, it seems to search packages inside the old installation. How can I direct latex to look for the ...
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Where to put mod­erncv class package after downloading it in Windows 7?

I got an error that moderncv.cls is missing. So, I have downloaded the complete package from here . But I don't understand where should I place it so that I won't get this error.