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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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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since that I use macros to generate some of ...
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How can I manually install a LaTeX package (Debian/Ubuntu Linux)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? The Debian/Ubuntu archives typically include assemblies of many LaTeX packages for convenience of downloading ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Which LaTeX to install on Linux?

Which LaTeX distribution would you recommend for using on Linux from command line? I am looking for one with most complete coverage of packages.
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work on documents on Linux and Windows (umlaut, newline)

We work on a latex document with three persons using emacs on linux, emacs on windows and texniccenter on windows. We encountered problems with umlauts and linebreaks. I would like to know: We ...
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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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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing ...
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Increase TeX capacity, as non-root

I have a LaTeX document that uses many long pgf paths, and thus compiles only if one increases the TeX "capacity" by setting save_size=50000 in texmf.cnf. Unfortunately I cannot change the ...
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\includemedia won't play video

the code seems to be correct, with compilation no error appears. The code is \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Singapore} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{frame}\frametitle{Title} ...
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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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How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17?

On Fedora 17 I have at least 3 ways to use TeX Live: Install it from the default repository (TeX Live 2007, very old) Add a work-in-progress developer repository - is it stable enough? In the past ...
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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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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Is it possible to open a video file via a link in beamer?

I have searched through posts like "embedded video in PDF", it seems that this feature is only available in Adobe Acrobat. So I just thought the alternative solution: open a video file (using system ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background I have a .cls file that I would like pdflatex to use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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Which PDF viewers for Linux support Beamer's second screen options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Note page showing the next frame Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux? I have tried evince and Adobe Reader on Linux, but neither ...
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Which DVI viewer on linux?

Today, to my complete disbelief, I realized evince on Gnome 3 is not able to open DVI files. Which readers do you suggest, and why? It would prefer gnome applications of course, but I don't mind ...
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Setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and Evince

Did anyone succeed setting up forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince? In order to establish inverse/forward search between Emacs+AUCTeX and evince, it is necessary to: install new TeX Live ...
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How to add unavailable document class for LyX on Linux?

I need the IEEEtran document class, and LyX asked for IEEEtran.cls. I have found it googling, now how do I install it? I've found a similar questions but that's for LyX on Mac; but I'm on Ubuntu (not ...
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Fedora manual installation and dependencies

Following answers on this website (like: How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17? and Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 ) I installed texlive manually on fedora and it works flawlessly. The problem I ...
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I can't find the format file xelatex.fmt

I am a newbie to TeX. I want to use XeLaTeX for my CV, but when I try to compile with Texmaker. a get an error saying: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (TeX Live 2010) restricted ...
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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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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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How to install LaTeX on Fedora 15 ?

In order to install a framework I need to install first LaTeX on a fedora 15 machine LaTeX (optional) This is used for typesetting K definitions. Besides basic packages, the following ...
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Issues when using inverse/forward search with vim and xdvi (linux)

I am using vim 7.3.35 with the vim-latexsuite on ubuntu. After googling around I managed to setup forward/inverse search with xdvi by adding the following to my .vimrc: let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = ...
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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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Displaying Linux commands in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Syntax Coloring in LaTeX Unix Command Highlighting latex I am after some advice on how to display Linux terminal commands into LaTeX, so that they are indented and ...