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Undefined control sequence on fresh “vanilla” TeXLive on Windows

I reinstalled Windows today, then installed "vanilla" TeXLive 2015 using install-tl-windows.exe. I did everything as I already did before: installed TeXLive with the small-scheme and then installed ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [on hold]

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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Using the TeX Live fonts in xelatex

If one have installed the Vanialla TeX Live 2015 (i.e. by hand not via packages) on Ubuntu. An MWE like this does not compile with xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Permissions problem with tlmgr

I just updated tlmgr and installed a few fonts (type1cm, palimas, etc.). However, when I attempt to use them, I get a "permission denied" error. Which makes sense when I look at the permissions of ...
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How to increase the font size of Xelatex IEEE Bibliography?

After I change my biblography to IEEE style (\usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} and \printbibliography[title=Bibliography]), the words in the biblography becomes smaller, so my advisor ...
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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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Thicker font in latex + dvipdf versus pdflatex (TeXLive 2015) [duplicate]

Reviving a four year old unanswered question: Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently? This time providing the output pdf files: latex+dvipdf version pdflatex version Not ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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Is there any organised way by which new LaTeX learners can benefit from previous questions? [migrated]

I am a new LaTeX learner, with what I have read and heard about it, I know its going to be a great tool for researchers in time saving and more, I have also discover that TeX, stack-exchange etc. has ...
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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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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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GUI version of the TeX Live manager for TL2015 does not work

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to use tlmgr --gui to update packages but it not working. Installed the perl-tk through sudo apt-get install perl-tk and then used tlmgr ...
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Tex Live 2015 Fundamental package texlive.infra not present

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to update the packages using the following command tlmgr update --self --all I get the following error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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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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Overfull \hbox with komascript and \newlength in texlive 2015

The following mwe \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \newlength{\testlength} \setlength{\testlength}{.75\linewidth} \begin{document} \includegraphics[width=\testlength]{demo} ...
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Set DVI version output in xelatex?

After upgrade to TeXLive 2015 I can no longer convert xdv output of xelatex to svg with dvisvgm. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \begin{document} $x^2$ ...
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Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I wonder how to correctly install the WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried the following code but without any success: wget ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the guidelines given in this nice answer. But have some problems. After upgrading when I check the version of Tex Live using tex --version ...
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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pdflatex from texlive enters infinite loop

I'm working on a text that makes `pdflatex (from texlive) enter an infinite loop. After experimenting for a while I got a minimum working example, which I show below: \documentclass{article} ...
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Can't Uninstall or start tex live manager after update

My question is similar to this one however I have tried installing strawberry perl and since the problem arose after an update not during an installation. I am running a windows 64bit machine with a ...
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Repository and local installation

I try to install certain packages using tlmgr install package, but I keep getting tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2013 (2013--2013) do not ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in ...
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TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?

I am running upstream's TeX Live 2015 on GNU/Linux. TeX Live Manager was successfully used to update the installation at, I think, around 17.00 on 26 June. Perl packages were updated as part of a ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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\Xendlemmaseparator from eledmac produces “undefined control sequence”. What is wrong? [closed]

as per title: everything else I do with the eledmac package works fine. The manual says that \lemmaseparator can be used to change the separator used in footnotes, and \Xendlemmaseparator accordingly ...
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“TeX Live Manager” send an error with the message “Cannot determine release”

I have just installed TeX Live 2015 using "install-tl-WINDOWS.bat". When I click in "TeX Live Manager", I get an error with the message "Cannot determine release". But if I execute "tlmgr --gui" in ...
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Installation of TeX Live 2015 hangs at “package-specific postactions”

I am new to LateX, I downloaded TeX Live 2015 ISO over the internet and mounted with PowerISO on a windows vista (DELL studio, x64bits), installation began but has not finished even upto the time I am ...
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How do I install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive (Windows 8)

Can someone kindly guide me how to install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive? I am currently using Windows 8.
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which LaTeX .sty files are in each MacPorts texlive-* bundle?

Is there a list of which particular LaTeX .sty files are installed for a given MacPorts texlive bundle? For instance, which are in texlive-fonts-extra or texlive-science? I know this list must exist ...
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Inexplicable error after importing syntax package

I'm using the LaTeX-KOMA-template (based on KOMA-script as the name suggests) provided by Karl Voit for writing a thesis. I can compile the main.tex perfectly fine, until I import the syntax package. ...
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Problem with loading mathb font metrics file (in Linux)

I have a .tex file which works fine under Windows/MikTeX, but fails to produce a PDF in Linux Mint 17/TeXLive 2013. I looked through various similar questions posted on this site, but none seemed to ...
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Question about e-TeX in TL

In TeX Live 2014 man etex reads: BUGS This version of e-TeX implements a number of optional extensions. In fact, many of these extensions conflict to a greater or lesser extent ...
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\ref overlapping following text

I am looking to reference a section heading in my work but when I use \ref{label} the section number overlaps the following word. I am using the ifmbe document class. (textcomp package is being used ...
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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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Error when compiling with Tex Live 2015: eledmac package

I've just recently upgraded to Tex Live 2015 and I have several files using eledmac package. With the new distribution I get this error in my .log file: ...
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Script for creating a texmf tree based on “some-latex-file.tex”

At some point in time I recall being told that texlive ships with a perl script that creates a texmf-tree based on the packages used in the source file. Is there such a thing?
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Tex Utility breaks after upgrading to Tex Live 2015

OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3 I had Basic Mac Tex Live 2014 before. I upgraded to Mac Tex Live 2015 and then uninstall Tex Live 2014 by removing the folder /usr/local/texlive/2014basic. After the upgrade, I ...
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What's new in TL2015

Since TL2015 was released (I'm installing it from the iso just now) I wonder if there are some big difference in the PDF output compared with TL2014. I mean, can we produce two PDFs from the same ...
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What is wrong with Tex live 2015 installation?

Tex live 2015 has finally arrived. I uninstalled 2014, download the setup exe, and expected to be able to use the newest version. Instead it gives me this I tried several mirrors. All of them ...
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How do I get TL15? [closed]

This question is extremely localised in time, but I decide to try asking it anyway: On the TeX Live website, it is claimed that TL15 has had an early release. However, if I go to the download page ...
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Why the packages are not up to date in tex live package manager?

I found the ctex package (this link) is updated to version 2.0.2 in 2015/5/16. So I open my tex live 2014 package manager expecting to update to the latest ctex package, but there is only 1.02d, and ...
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How to find texlive cygwin documentation

This might be more of a Cygwin than Latex question, but I don't know. Is there a convenient way to find and open the documentation for Latex packages within Cygwin? The only way I could think of is ...
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Installing Emerald fonts: TeXlive won't find font files

Using TeXlive 2014 I installed the Emerald fonts to ~/.texmf (other TEXMF trees will lead to the same problem). No matter how much I texhash or updmap, this minimal example won't complile using ...
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Cannot install texlive rpm package on redhat

I tried to install this package : texlive-latex-2007-58.1.x86_64.rpm so when I run this on shell command: sudo yum texlive-latex-2007-58.1.x86_64.rpm I get this error telling that it requires some ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
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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 ...