TeX Live is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.

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System-wide subfolder-name for temporary and intermediate files

When compiling I would love to have a system-wide setting for naming a sub-folder in which TeX, LaTeX, BibTeX, and other tools and packages, may put intermediate and temporary files. This is very ...
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TeX Live font policy [closed]

I would like to request inclusion of these fonts to TeX Live (only *.mf files are needed): CTAN: tex-archive/fonts/cyrillic/scyrillic I negotiated this with the author and he agreed to ...
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How to compile .tex file to a pdf using luajittex engine?

I have recently found that modern TeX Live 2014 distribution has new LuaTeX engine luajittex. As far as I know this is just experimental however if we consider that luatex is beta version, almost ...
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Differences between texlive packages in Linux

I've been reading a lot of sites to see the best way to get the packages in Texlive installed in my Ubuntu based system. So far, these are the texlive packages I've seen recommended: texlive-full ...
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TeX Live 2014 - How to update otfinfo

First, to give you an idea what I want to achieve: I would like to installing the Bembo Font Family via otfinst.py for pdflatex. Why I don't use lualatex or xelatex is the missing support of some ...
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Ubuntu14: TexLive2014: How to install extra packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra ...
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TexLive compile using Tex and DVI

I'm writing a document which uses an external publishers style file, it will not compile without errors using TexLive (Sublime Text editor). When I compile on a different machine using MacTex (TeXShop ...
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How does one prepare---on TEXLIVE— OpenType, Unicode based, fonts for use with Xe(La)Tex

I downloaded the Cree syllabics font pitabek from: http://www.languagegeek.com/font/fontdownload.html According to the information this font is opentype and follows the Unicode coding for Cree ...
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Error: undefined control sequence in .\maketitle [duplicate]

I am posting the Latex main file MWE herewith. While trying to compile file, getting an error as described below in line--.\maketitle. Can anyone please help me resolve it? Working on texmaker + ...
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pgf-umlcd : undefined control sequence umlnote [closed]

I'm using the pgf-umlcd package to model UML diagrams with LaTex. In the package documentation, there's a node called \umlnote: The \umlnote use the same syntax as tikz command \node , e.g. ...
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How to migrate from TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 to TeXLive-MacTeX-2014

I have installed TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 and would like to migrate to MacTeX-TeXLive-2014 (since MacPorts distro doesn't come with the tlmgr). I have installed some major sections of ...
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Where is tlmgr in MacPorts-TeXLive installation? [duplicate]

I have just installed TeXLive-2014 through MacPorts. But it doesn't come with a tlmgr executable. I previously used TeXLive-2013 installed with MaxTeX.pkg which had tlmgr as part of its installation. ...
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Missing $ inserted in python code

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) from the program GRAMPS into a LaTeX document (TeX Live 2014) and I receive the following error messages: ! Missing $ ...
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Trying to build XeLaTeX resume using TexLive 2014, consistently get font error

I am trying to compile a resume template I found online. It utilizes a user-made document class found within the resume docs. The .tex code requires XeLaTeX because it utilizes two Unicode fonts not ...
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Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
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Can't make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04, until when I try to make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Install pdflatex by installing texlive on Ubuntu from texlive site? [duplicate]

I want to install pdflatex. It is in texlive-latex-base in my Ubuntu 14.04 repository. But I don't want to install texlive-latex-base, because Ubuntu repository usually has outdated software. So I ...
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grffile / feynmp-auto compatibility in Texlive14

Since I reinstalled Texlive14 from scratch (I was using Texlive13 before) I ran into problems compiling my presentations that use both grffile and feynmf-auto. It appears that, due to the presence of ...
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class and style files traversing up the directory tree?

texlive, osx/linux. I believe it is impossible to place one's personal latex style and class files in a superior directory in the hierarchy, because of the way that the kpse library works (fixed ...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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Incorrect size in printed pdf document [closed]

My setup: TL2014, packaged with Debian 8. I'm struggling with a serious problem, which started to bother me when I tried to get margins right in a printed document. After reading the following ...
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PSTricks algebraic coordinates going from MikTeX to TeXLive

I am using PSTricks and some tikz functions for preparing some sketches. This snipped worked perfectly fine MikTeX on Windows 7 \documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage{amstext} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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xetex cannot use font name instead of font file name even after “texlive-enable-fontconfig”

This article says xetex can only find fonts installed by texlive with its filename instead of font name, because xetex can only find fonts by font name in the system's font system. And here says with ...
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Where does the package fontspec look for OpenType fonts, especially FontAwesome.otf?

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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kpsewhich finds correct local package; pdflatex does not

I am running Tex Live 2013 from OpenBSD-current. The versions of biblatex and biblatex-chicago seem to be a bit old there, which is in turn causing some of my documents to not compile. I've ...
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Why mktextfm-generated property list is different from default in TeXLive?

My setup: TeX Live, version 2014.20141024-2 (packaged with Debian 8 Jessie) Save default PL: $ tftopl cmr10 > cmr10.pl.old Generate new TFM: $ mktextfm cmr10 mktextfm: Running mf-nowin ...
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TeX Live Manager Update setup on Linux

The lastest Ubuntu repository TeXLive is outdated. But it's already installed. According to its documentation it can updated via TeXLive Manager. If I run sudo /usr/bin/tlmgr --gui with ...
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Understanding font maps / Fonts in vanilla TeXLive installation on Ubuntu

I followed closely the instructions in this tutorial to install a fresh TeXLive on my Ubuntu system, including the fake package and the font cache instruction: sudo fc-cache -fsv Still, I am ...
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How TeX creates DVI without reading TFM file?

My setup: TeX Live, version 2014.20141024-2 (packaged with Debian 8 Jessie) Consider test.tex A \bye $ tex -ini '\input plain \dump' This is TeX, Version 3.14159265 (INITEX) ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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texlive lineo and fourier packages for CentOS 7?

On a system recently installed with a fresh copy of CentOS 7, I attempted to compile some LaTeX documents and was met with missing LaTeX packages. After installing some basic distributions using the ...
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Enable special characters in directory name?

I'm using Sublime Text 2 + TeXlive + SumatraPDF (in a win8 PC) to write my documents. I've noticed that, if my directory name doesn't contain special characters, such as é or ã or ç, Sublime compiles ...
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How to pronounce `TeX Live`?

I am not a native English speaker. So I am confused whether TeX Live should be pronounced as [tek liv] or [tek laiv]? Thanks in advance.
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Difference between tex.fmt and plain.fmt in TeX Live

My setup: TeX Live, version 2014.20141024-2 (packaged with Debian 8 Jessie) In man tex it's written: ... when called as tex the tex format is used, which is identical to the plain format ... If ...
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BibTex not working in Texmaker 3.5.2

I have the following tex-code where I tried using bibtex: \documentclass[preprint,3p,twocolumn,authoryear]{elsarticle} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{cite} ...
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Theorem numbering with sub-theorems issue

I have a small project for my mathematics degree and have run up against a small problem. I want to have nested levels of theorems/definitions, for instance in the following code it should produce ...
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Undefined control sequence \babeltags

I'm a beginner with LaTeX but I couldn't find anything on this problem: I have the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage[german, ...
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Makeindex-style for list of acronyms (glossaries)

I'm a LaTeX newbie using this example provieded by Tom Brien to combine some of my acronyms with their glossaries-entries. I would like to change the style of the acronyms-list to make it looks like ...
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Checking available font styles and shapes

I am using a usefont{<encoding>}{<family>}{<series>}{<shape>} command, as described here, I use it with Lato fonts \usefont{T1}{fla}{l}{n}. My question is how can I check ...
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Downloading every package with Tex live

How can I download every package with Tex Live? I remember finding some command with tlmgr, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it was, or which answer I was reading, and to what question.
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...
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Why ps2pdf changes colors of my .eps file?

I'm currently using Matlab R2012a + Inkscape 0.48 + Texlive 2014 + Texmaker 4.4.2 (W7 64) to produce my scientific documents... Basically I create figures in Matlab, export them in .eps, edit them in ...
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tlmgr not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed (in Ubuntu 14.04) not full version of texlive (cause the full version is very large). When I'm trying to install some packages using tlmgr I'm getting a message "(running on Debian, ...
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Something broke after upgrading TeXLive

I was using TeXLive 2011 for a long time until recently I upgraded it to 2014 version. I removed the directory /usr/local/texlive/2011. And wrote the following in my ~/.bash_profile: export ...
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How to Rotate a PDF?

Recently I found out that I can't use Adobe Acrobat to rotate a multi-page pdf file by .70 degrees. So I have a regular PDF file (flat scan - no text) that I need to rotate. But I've seen a hint ...
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How to style all instances of a certain word?

In my document I want to change the colour of every instance of the * character to red. How can I style every instance of a single word or character without interfering with the document's other ...
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Updating Your Own Font

In my scenario I am using my own custom font. It is an OpenType font - not a tex-packaged one either, just one I've made in FontCreator (Windows 7). Now, I want to use this font with lualatex, so I ...
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What do these numbers in the tlmgr update mean?

Whenever I update my TeXLive distribution by using tlmgr, I get in the output numbers such as these: 35545 -> 36463 What do they mean?
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TeX Live Utility Update Failed

I am trying to update my TeX Live Utility so I can update my distribution, but when I attempt to update, it fails for some reason. I am using a Mac. Here is what the log says about the problem: ...