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Parsing Underscores in URLs from Mendeley

Introduction Mendeley's desktop software has the ability to export the references to a bibtex compatible file for use in TeX based documents. However when exporting, Mendeley escapes all special ...
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TeXLive tlmgr on HiDPI screens?

I have recently installed TeXlive on a new Linux system with install-tl and then I used tlmgr to tweak the installation. However, on my HiDPI screen with resolution 2560x1440 the fonts in tlmgr are ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux:$...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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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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Package no longer in Tex Live 2015, how do I re-add it (on Windows)

So far I haven't had any issues (outside the occasional ] instead of } of course. Everything I've needed so far a simple search and subsequent \usepackage has made available. Until now.. I've ...
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Having trouble building a tikz diagram

I am trying to build this tikz picture on Ubuntu 14.04: \def\layersep{2.5cm} \begin{tikzpicture}[font=\sffamily,shorten >=1pt,->,draw=black!50, node distance=\layersep] \tikzstyle{every pin ...
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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How to fix biblatex warning about deprecated option

When I compile my document using latexmk main.tex I get the following warning Package biblatex Warning: 'firstinits' option is deprecated, use 'giveninits' instead. How do I get rid of this? I'...
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Add babel to plain tex [Texlive - Ubuntu 16.04]

To add babel to plain tex in my previous Ubuntu installation I used to do the following: edit the file /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf change the line tex tex - tex.ini into tex tex language.dat ...
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Why doesn't updmap-sys see the TEXMFLOCAL config?

I tried installing emerald fonts and followed the advice in this great answer. However, running updmap-sys would not update with the new fonts because it doesn't look into the file at TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/...
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Is there a repository of known bugs and/or list of changes for packages on CTAN?

I recently encountered what I believe was a bug in a LaTeX package I was using. After losing a few hours on the issue1, I noticed that the documentation was updated after TeX Live 2015. I tried my ...
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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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Why does kpsewhich fail to find this file?

I'm trying to compile a file with context, and I get an error: I couldn't open style file cont-no.bst ---line 2 of file dissertation.aux : \bibstyle{cont-no : } I thought I would ...
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Lualatex from texlive 2016 is not seen by microtype

I have an error with the following document, from my texlive 2016 and everything up to date, when I use lualatex : You don't seem to be using either pdftex, luatex, or xetex. \documentclass[...
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Error in manual installation of package

I am trying to manually install the Latex formats provided by my university on my Linux machine with TeX Live. My TEXMFLOCAL folder is /usr/local/share/texmf. I copied the required files to ...
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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Appendix TOC link does not work when using Polyglossia (TeX Live 2015)

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{chapter1} \begin{...
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gnuplottex package not working anymore

Whenever I try to use the gnuplottex package, I get the following error messages: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/gnuplottex/gnuplottex.sty:79: Argument of " has an extra }. [...te\write18{rm ...
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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 \2015\...
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I can't get mathptmx to work: [closed]

I have wasted one whole working day trying to get mathptmx to work. In texmaker I get this error when doing a quick build or pdflatex: ! I can't find file `rsfs10'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; ...
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Problem with moderncv or TexStudio: makelettertitle is undefined

I'm about to send off my application, one last edit and ... TeXstudio complains about an error in the code: Undefined control sequence \makelettertitle This is really strange since a few days ...
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Problem finding class file on Tex Live under OS X El Capitan

I have updated my Macbook to El Capitan and had also to update my TeX Live installation to 2014 because I was updating all port packages. Now I am trying to use pdflatex on a file which uses dinbrief. ...
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problem with mathdesign-font and texnansi.enc

I have a problem with the font bitstream-charter. less dummy.tex \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} %my font! % \usepackage[sfdefault]{cabin} \...
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf -...
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How to combine different fonts

I know it's somehow possible, but I can't figure out how: I use a font-family, that doesn't have an italic font, so I want to use an italic font of another font family. Something like: \setmainfont{...
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Installing missing packages automatically in TexLive [duplicate]

How can we get all the missing packages automatically installed with TexLive. This option exists in MikTeX. Is there some comparable way of doing this using TexLive? I am on linux mint.
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After installing textgreek, lgrenc.def still not available

I installed MacTeX's texlive 2014basic to avoid having to download too much all at once. One of the papers I wanted to build uses the textgreek package. Though I can install that with tlmgr sudo ...
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XeLaTeX can't find any packages (PdfLaTeX works)

I'm currently trying to build a document with XeLaTeX because I need it for a template. My OS is Scientific Linux 7.2 and I use texlive + Texstudio as an editor. Now the problem that I have is that ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using xelatex [ex:...
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What is the purpose of installing the TeX Live “font/macro source tree” for ordinary users?

The TeX Live installer gives the option, checked by default, to "install font/macro source tree". The documentation states simply that omitting these files is "not recommended", with no further ...
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Where do I obtain the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7?

I am having a bad time looking for the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7. The only available collections that appear to me are the following: yum search texlive-collection texlive-...
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Installing TeXlive 2015, uninstalling TeXlive 2013 [duplicate]

I have found many different Q/A regarding installation of various versions of TeXlive and uninstalling (like this one). To be honest, I might have be a bit lazy.. Will see. To my best knowledge I am ...
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How large is the FULL install of TexLive?

How large is a FULL install of TexLive? (2> and what about the RECOMMENDED install of TeXLive and also MikeTeX?)
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TeX Live: xsparse and l3kernel. [duplicate]

My Tex Live installation is up-to-date. I ran tlmgr update --all today (2016-03-31). However, I get many errors on documents that used to compile just fine. It seems to boils down to xsparse.sty ...
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Set environmental variable to the right texlive version [closed]

I followed this instructions to install a vanilla version of texlive. Everything worked out fine except the part where I have finalize the installation. I used grep -n texbin /etc/environment || sudo ...
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siunitx: Problems with xparse after update on 2016-03-31 [duplicate]

Dear community members, after today's (2016-03-31) update of packages via TexLive Utility severe problems with siunitx showed up on Mac OS 10.10.5 + TexShop. siunitx calls xparse, which then outputs ...
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titlesec 2.10.1 seems to completely break \section

Here's my testcase: \documentclass[12pt,english]{scrartcl} \usepackage{titlesec} \begin{document} \section{Foo} \end{document} Using "pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015)" and titlesec 2....
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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titlesec: loss of section numbering with the new update (2016/03/15)

After reinstalling TeXLive distribution (install-tl-20160318, Ubuntu 14.04), a issue occurs with the updated version of the titlesec package: the section numbering is lost. What could it be missing? ...
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Add a summary to the pdf writer

In some of the books that I have read, in any pdf viewer, there is some kind of tab where i can see the summary of the document, and I can jump to any part (chapter/section) of the document by just ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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Biblatex & Biber in TexStudio on Windows - Central Bibliography

Introduction I have a TeX file that contains a number of references built using TeXStudio on Windows 10 using TeXLive as a backend. Since migrating from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/Biber I haven't been able ...
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“Goto Source” opens pgflibraryfadings.code.tex

Edit: Seems to be a problem with SyncTeX, as TeXworks reacts the same. Edit2: same problem with texlive in Win7. I have a similiar problem as described in TeXstudio Bugreport 1225 but with menukeys-...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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syncing texlive installationon across linux computers

on my two computers, one laptop one desktop, I keep my home directories synced. My texlive installation resides in my home directory and could thus be synced as well, currently it is excluded. Right ...
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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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sublime text latex autocompletion for all available packages

I installed the plugin latex-cw on sublime text 3, and this plugin is cool, because it shows me completion for a lot of latex commands. The problem is, if I install or use a new package, latex-cw won'...
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I don't succeed while i'm compiling a simple .tex with .bib

I have just two simple files one called "test.tex" and other called "references.bib" they are in the same directory. When I first use the command: pdflatex test.tex i receive this message: This is ...
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How to fix a bad texmf tree structure path

This all started when my LaTeX installation couldn't find some (Multimarkdown) customization *.tex files that I had written a few years ago and that worked at that time. I am running MacTeX 2015 on ...