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

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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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How to change TeX Live installer temp?

I want to install TeX Live on NAS; the problem is that its built-in Linux has very small /tmp partition which is quickly filled by packages downloaded by installer. Yet I have a plenty of place on ...
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Is hyperref's pdfborder option broken in TeX Live 2010?

In TeX Live 2010, using \usepackage[pdfborder={0 0 0}]{hyperref} results in the warning Package hyperref Warning: Invalid value `0 0 0' (hyperref) for option `pdfborder'. (hyperref) ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install ...
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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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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The lastest Ubuntu repository TeXLive is outdated.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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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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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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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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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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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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Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?

Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
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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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Installing LYX&TexLive on Linux Mint 17 with Hebrew support

I'm trying to run install-tl-ubuntu script with "--hebrew" option, then install the LYX package from the repos. When I run install-tl-ubuntu I get the following error (see the original on ...
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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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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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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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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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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 make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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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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How to install the newest TeXLive version on Linux Mint 17?

Because of tcolorbox I need the newest version of TeXLive! But how to get it on Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon? I tried to install it with some PPA's which doesn't worked. What to do? Kind regards!
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: ...
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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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Strange behaviour of tlmgr update

In last few weeks, I've been gettin lots of "auto-remove" messages when I update my TeXLive and MacTeX 2014 distributions (on Linux and Mac machines). For instance, today I got the following: tlmgr: ...
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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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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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Texlive and Gregorio Manual Font Installation

Here I am again trying to get Gregorio working. I discovered that the Gregorio installation failed to install its fonts, so I am trying to install them manually. When I run Gregorio, I get this ...
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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: ...
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How can I tell which Latex (MikTex or TexLive) I have installed on Ubuntu?

I have installed TexMaker, and the compilation works. But my memory is weak and I don't recall which Latex I have installed. All this is too taxing on my memory...
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using texlive 2013 and 2014 in parallel

I installed texlive 2014 but it broke things I need to finish a book (pgf related things). I still have an texlive 2013 backup and reconstructed the directory. Question: How can I switch to texlive ...
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kvoptions is missing from texlive 2014

I upgraded from texlive 2007 to texlive 2014 on my Mac OS X. Now source files that previously compiled fine give the error messages below. I looked at the previous question suggesting to do "tlmgr ...
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File `enum.sty' not found

I am new to latex and was wondering how the error shown below can be fixed in Ubuntu: File `enum.sty' not found.
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS TexLive 2014 Installation Problems

I installed TexLive 2014 from the iso image I downloaded from TexLive images.The installation went on perfectly smooth and I also had the installer create symlinks inside /usr/bin. However, when I ...
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How to align text at multiple specific places?

Up till yesterday I have always done all my layout in InDesign. However, there are places where this makes things tedious, so I'm trying to see how to do all the hard work in tex. In my tex file I ...
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Including all tex live packages [duplicate]

Would it be a really bad idea to use ALL of the packages provided by tex full live using \usepackage? Would there be conflicts? Or is the namespace just reaaally cluttered afterwards? Or would it not ...
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fixfoot package crashes when footnote contains enumerate enviironment

I'm trying to do something like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fixfoot} \begin{document} \DeclareFixedFootnote{\footone} {This works OK} \DeclareFixedFootnote{\foottwo} {% ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Tex Live 2014 Problem [duplicate]

After noticing some compiling problems I ran Tex Live Utility 2014 and sure enough there was a problem. It says "there are 520 packages available for update. Of these, the TeX Live installer ...