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Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?

In Unix like systems, there are always manpages for the packages installed.When I'm using latex, I have to use some templates or packages. But I'm not familiar with the usage of some package.For ...
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TeXLive 2011 and pdf graphics problem?

A friend of mine updated TexLive from 2009 version to 2011 version over the weekend. Now he is having problems with pdf graphics files. The following is what he said. I am having trouble with ...
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TeX Live installs Makefiles as documentation

On my TeX Live installation there are about 200 Makefiles installed in the texmf-dist/doc subtree. They, of course, hardly count as documentation. Even strangier their placement seems in light of that ...
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macports texlive can't find .sty file

I have texlive-fonts-extra installed: $ port installed texlive-fonts-extra The following ports are currently installed: texlive-fonts-extra @22691_0+doc (active) According to ...
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Installing full version of Tex Live

For installing Tex Live by apt-get in Ubuntu, we have two options: basic and full. I installed Tex Live from source. The installed folder is 3.1GB with 104,030 files. Obviously this full version ...
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Executing Tex Live by SSH command

I installed Tex Live by apt-get on Ubuntu, and I could access to latex commands both in Terminal and in web scripts; e.g. in PHP by shell_exec('pdflatex -version'); On a similar machine, I installed ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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If I have TeX Live 2011 how to install a previous version of biblatex (1.0)?

I install from the internet TeX Live 2011. I have to use MLA to write all my papers, and I have this problem: biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name ...
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How to install system wide packages without requiring an ls-R database (with texlive)?

Question How can I install packages for system-wide use, but without requiring the ls-R database to be updated? Background The texlive documentation indicates that user specific packages should be ...
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Computer powered down during tlmgr update, now tlmgr won't update packages, nor itself

As title says, I was updating the packages in my TL installation (by tlmgr update --all) from the command line in Win7, but for some strange reason the computer just powered down during the update, ...
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Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)

Is there an easy and safe way to back up and restore an entire texlive installation, e.g. before a fresh OS (re)installation or to put onto another pc (same architecture)? What I have in mind is to ...
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texlive does not find sty file

I am on Ubuntu 8.04 and just install TeX Live with : sudo apt-get install texlive-full. I tried to compile my .tex file with TexMaker. I get : xcolor.sty not found titlesec.sty not found How ...
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Successfully installed texlive-full but can't find it

Why is it that I can't find any icons or shortcuts of my LaTeX installation? I installed it using this: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full. But when I look at my application, I can't locate ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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Can't seem to get TeX working on my Mac

So I downloaded and installed BasicTeX, then I went and installed TeXLive with some setup options here. However, nothing seems to be working. A few months ago I tried installing MacTeX but to no luck. ...
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tlmgr: command not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system I just installed TeXlive with the install-tl-20120117 package. I expected to be able to use ...
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tlmgr problems under downstream package environment

I am looking for more detailed information on tlmgr. The information I have is from tlmgr --help and it does not help to solve problems I have. Background I have used Robby Workman's ...
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How to attach True Type Fonts in TeX Live LaTeX

The problem is: where one can read precise instruction on how to effectively install Windows "Truefonts" (.ttf files) in TeX Live LaTeX environment installed in Windows XP? But please, do not drive ...
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What is the difference between install texlive through iso image and through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I'd like install TeX Live, but I'd like know the best option: download the ISO image or install through apt-get command: apt-get texlivefull. I am using Xubuntu 11.10. Is there a significant ...
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xfrac.sty not found

I am using Tex Live 2011 on Windows, and when I compile (vim-latex) my file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} % makes for prettier typography \usepackage{microtype} % For slanted ...
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texlive manager fails to update packages

My TeXLive installation is corrupt (mdframed supposed to be installed, but it is not). Running update with the tlmgr, fails with regenerating fmtutil.cnf in C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var running ...
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Pgfplots: How to get the data to be shown by hours instead of days? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pgfplot: Datafile format for datetime field The solution to the following problem is probably very straightforward, but I've yet to find the right solution. I'm trying ...
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TeX Live on a network

I don't really understand how TeX Live works over the network. Say, I have TeX Live installed on my Ubuntu server. Can I use my favorite LaTeX editor in Windows, and use the TeX Live that is on my ...
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problem with kile installation in fedora 13 + texlive

I recently started using fedora with kde and I want to install kile. But, the version of TeX Live in the official repositories is TeX Live 2007 and I want a more complete and recent version. I tried ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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Cannot run TexLive Manager for TeXLive 2008

I have simultaneous implementations of TL 2008, TL 2010 and TL 2011 on my Windows XP machine. However after installing TL 2011, I find that I cannot run the TeXLive Manager for 2008. The path for the ...
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TeXLive 2011 does not update local directories

I am using TL 2011 with Windows XP. I have placed some custom files here: C:\texlive\2011\texmf-local\tex\latex and then I updated the filename database from the TeXLive Manager. Everything is ...
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How to generate a TeX-file containing information of all installed packages of an actual TeXLive

Is it possible to generate a TeX-file with all information needed about the installed packages of a TeXLive distribution? If you want only certain elements of the table, you can use this snippet. :-) ...
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Sorting tlpdb.tlu output [closed]

I get an output from tlpdb.tlu, which is unsorted. When I now use table.sort the output as a pdf is still unsorted. tlpdb = read_tlpdb( kpse.var_value("SELFAUTOPARENT") ) table.sort(tlpdb) Do I ...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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How to build my own TeXLive Distribution scheme?

how can I build my own TeXLive Distribution scheme? I needed a special scheme for distributional reasons, which means to include only the packages needed and also for a better redistribution. To be ...
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TeXLive/PDFTeX fonts loading problem

I'm using TexLive on Windows Please look at my error log This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (Web2C 2011) restricted \write18 enabled. entering extended mode (./APSBezierSegment_out.tex ...
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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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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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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX ...
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Installing packages on Tex Live 2011 (Mac)

I have Tex Live 2011, and I'd like to install the longtable package. But I have a few problems: Where do I get the packages? Is there a database with all the packages, somewhere? Is there a guide on ...
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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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dvips: ! Bad PK file

Here is my latex code: \documentclass{ctexart} \begin{document} 中文宏包测试 \end{document} I install the ctex and zhmetrics with Texlive, but I still get the error message: dvips: ! Bad PK file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...