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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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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Determining which TeX Live collection a package belongs to

When using the TeX Live Manager or browsing CTAN, sometimes I want to know what TeX Live collection a particular package is found in. What is a convenient way to check?
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Tlmgr works but nothing was installed

I just installed the latest version of Texlive 2011 from the iso; everything is fine, even tlmgr it's ok except the fact that it can't install new packages from the repository. root@tux-laptop:~# ...
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latex/xelatex works from command line, but not from Kile

I installed Kile and Texlive 2011. I wrote a very simple test document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine} \begin{document} Русский: ...
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TeXLive: meaning of sys_bin, sys_man and sys_info when using --portable

I'm trying to understand what the sys_bin, sys_man and sys_info options for TeXLive should point to. At the moment, I'm installing everything on a pen drive using the --portable installer option, and ...
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Tikz library `external` produces error if package `optional` is loaded?

I'm working on a large document which exceeded the memory capacity of TexLive 2011 so I tried to externalize the tikz images by using it's external library, as described in pgfmanual. I compiled ...
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TeXLive 2011 and updmap

Well, I'm trying to install and configure TeXLive 2011 on Windows XP. As usual, a nightmare :-(. After six or seven attempts, it seems I've managed to do it but when trying to update font maps, I'm ...
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updmap fails to create 10local.cfg

i encountered a strange behaviour of updmap with texlive 2009-13: When I try to enabe map files with updmap(-sys) (or run getnonfreefonts(-sys), the program exits silently. Even with a complete new ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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Multi-OS Portable TeX system

I'm looking to treat myself to a totally portable TeX system and was wondering: is it possible to devise an installation scheme that would run on Windows, Linux and MacOS at the "same" time? I think ...
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Make TeX Live on linux/mac system available

I am currently giving a LaTeX course for students. Most linux users have TeX Live 2009 installed which is much too old, since I want to use biblatex and biber. If they install TeX Live from the ...
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Install a beta package from TLContrib on MacTeX 2011 TeX Live

I know this has been a question many times asked/answered. But I have still difficulty to understand because TeX Live has different tree on Mac and is available also on Linux. The question is ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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TexLive 2011 uses 2010 version [closed]

I have updated my TexLive distribution from 2010 to 2011. But when I run pdflatex it still uses the older 2010 version. How can I change this? Also when I use tex --v it only shows the old version: ...
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TeXLive 2011 Upgrading to the latest packages tug.org

How do I update the TexLive 2011 with the latest packages available on tug.org using the tlgmr?
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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TeXLive 2011 and subfig

I am a long user of TeXLive on Windows. I recently moved to TL2011 from TL2010 without any problems with the iso file from CTAN. A couple of days ago I updated the TL2011 with the latest updates on ...
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synctex problem with -output-directory in TeXLive

I am currently using Windows 7, TeXLive2011, and TeXworks 0.4.3. I want to put all temporary files in tmp directory located in the same working directory as the .tex file. But, I want the final .pdf ...
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Using MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer?

Is there anything I should be aware of if I want to install MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer? Are there any problems, any incompatabilities? Is it even possible? I imagine there could be some ...
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TeX Live manager 2011 database corruption?

TeX Live 2011, up to date, on Windows XP. Example: \listfiles \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} A \end{document} LuaTeX first error: LaTeX Warning: You have requested, ...
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Using texliveonfly in TeXLive 2011

I test texliveonfly using the tikzpagenodes package. %fly.tex \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,tikzpagenodes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \draw[blue] ...
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How to install MacTeX on a network drive/file server

How do you install MacTeX on a network drive? The MacTeX installer does not give me the option to install to any other drive than the ones physically attached to my computer. I want to install the ...
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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf ...
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Installing biber on Ubuntu 10.04

My tex file has backend=biber in the header. But, as I use tex-live 2009, biber is not installed by default. I downloaded the biber.tar.gz from the biber project page at sourceforg., When I extracted ...
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Where is TeXworks after installing TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15?

I've installed TeX Live 2011 on Fedora 15 following the guide at the texlive site, http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html. I've got texdoc, tlmgr and so on working from the terminal but I can't ...
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Eforms on Mac OS X

I am using Texclipse and TexLive. I just updated to TexLive 2011 and set my path /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/universal-darwin however I don't have the eforms package that comes with acrotex. I ...
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TeX Live OS X users: testing needed for “download on the fly” script?

Not sure if this is a strictly appropriate question (I hope so, because it has to do with TeX-related tools) but I need to know whether or not my texliveonfly.py script runs successfully on OS X. ...
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Problems by enlarging tex memory [closed]

I have a problem with the tex memory while using pgfplots and a very huge dataset in Ubuntu. Under Windows with MikTeX I have the following settings and the texfile compile without any problems: ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Frutiger font in TexLive 2011 and Lion OS

I tried to install the Frutiger font on TexLive 2011 using Lion OS. I followed this guide: Copy the file frutiger.tar.gz to the folder /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local. Unzip the file. Open a shell ...
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Is the package ucharclasses not included in TeX Live?

I have completed the net install of TeX Live 2011 on Linux. I am trying to install the ucharclasses package through tlmgr but it seems that the package is missing. I am using this mirror. According ...
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List of packages originally installed with Tex Live

Is there way to get a list of the packages which were installed when TeX Live was initially set up? I can get a list of all present packages with tlmgr list | grep '^i' but I do not see a way to ...
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Best way to install packages for TeXLive in Ubuntu?

I want to install a package (specifically xlop). I'm using TeXLive on Ubuntu, and I don't really know my way around LaTeX. Can apt-get install or something similar be used?
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How can I make texdoc find certain documentation?

(This is a question in relation to something brought up in chat, http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=1918860#1918860.) I'm using TeX Live 2009 in Ubuntu 11.04 and neither texdoc pgf nor ...
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Copying a TeXLive installation

What would be the easiest way to copy a TeXLive installation from one computer to another? I'm going to set up a new laptop to be a replacement for this machine, and I'd prefer not to have to ...
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What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?

Could someone please explain to me what the purpose of the four different texmf folders are in Mac? E.g. there is: /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-config ...
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Setting the path to textlive installation, round 2

It seems like everytime I install textlive distro on one of my computers I have the same problem: peter@msideb:~$ tlmgr --gui bash: tlmgr: command not found The below reflects the current state of ...
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Versions of TeXLive under Ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu, I noticed that it has an old version of TeXLive, namely, TeXLive 2009. To get the latest version, I downloaded and installed TeXLive 2011 from CTAN. As this installs itself ...
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Embedding Movies with XeTeX+beamer+movie15 in TeXLive 2011

I recently got a new computer and so installed MacTeX 2011, previously I had been using the 2009 version. I have used the TeXLive utility to bring the 2011 version up to date today. I use XeTeX with ...
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How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks 0.5?

How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks2011? System: Deb 6 64 bit. Currently peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo tlmgr --gui sudo: tlmgr: command not found ...
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latexmk not accompanying TexWorks 0.5?

I seem to remember latexmk should be included since ver 0.4 TexWorks. I have ver 0.5 r.930 Debian installed on Deb 6 64 bit. Also I have Texworks 2011 installed in my home folder. So why doesn't ...
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TL2011 installation keeps failing due to error

Installing [0960/2311, time/total: 22:33/56:42]: hfoldsty [598k] Installing [0961/2311, time/total: 22:39/56:53]: hhtensor [167k] Installing [0962/2311, time/total: 22:43/57:02]: histogr [95k] ...
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Ubuntu Tex Live installation error

Due to the old version of Tex Live available in Ubuntu 11.04, I tried to install Tex-Live 2011 using the instructions given on the TUG website. However, when I run the install-tl script I get the ...
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Path-related errors with TexLive2011

I was playing around with the path settings in tlmgr and the following error came up: Updating symlinks ... Executing action path add Can't exec "kpsewhich": Too many levels of symbolic links at ...
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A file I compiled under TeXLive 2009 cannot be compiled under TeXLive 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whatever happened to \newfontinstance? I compiled the following code with TexLive 2009 before. However, I get the following error message now. ...
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tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system

tlmgr -gui No command 'tlmgr' found, did you mean: Command 'vlmgr' from package 'qdbm-util' (universe) Command 'rlmgr' from package 'qdbm-util' (universe) tlmgr: command not found Since I ...
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When and how are packages added to TeX Live?

I've noticed that some of the packages I've uploaded to CTAN are now in TL2011, and some I've updated lately have been updated in TL2011, too. When are packages added/updated in TeX Live? Is it an ...
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Upgrade to MacTeX 2011 without redownloading entire distribution?

Is it possible to upgrade from MacTeX 2010 to 2011 without downloading the entire package for new? I’ve tried starting the instructons for upgrading TeXLive at tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html, up to ...
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TikZ “callout” positioning problem

I have just recently upgraded my TeXLive from version 2010 to 2011 (OS versions Ubuntu 10.10/Maverick 32-bit and Windows 7/64 bit). This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (Web2C 2011) ...