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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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Weird bodegraph output [closed]

I've tried to make a bodegraph with the bodegraph package and gnuplot. I'm using TexLive and TexStudio on a Windows 10 computer. I get red axes and no graph, only the axes. \documentclass{...
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Where Can I download older version of TeXLive? [duplicate]

I need to download TeXlive 2011 for some special reason. But I can't find it in tug.org website there is only latest version of TexLive. Any help will be appreciated. thanks. Edit: the Question ...
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Installing custom hyphenation in Tex Live

I found a Macedonian hyphenation definition online, but I cannot find a way to install it on my Windows machine. I'm using Tex Live. The description on the link is in Macedonian an says: Unpack ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Fatal error while running pdflatex on Fedora 20

I recently installed texlive-scheme-full on Fedora 20. When I run pdflatex on some a thesis report, I got the following error message: <to be read again> \rhm@arabic \addlanguage ...\...
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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acronym not found but installed

I use Tex Live on Windows. I try to include the package acronym, Tex Live Manager says it is installed, but the compiler (PdfLatex as well as LuaLatex) outputs the error it is not found: File `...
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Typesetting option that includes makeindex (TeX Live, TeXworks)

I used to work with the MiKTeX distribution and the included TeXworks program. The latter provided me with a typesetting-configuration that was something like pdfLaTeX + BibTeX + MakeIndex. (It ...
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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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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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copy pdf and .synctex.gz to working directory with latexmk, works on windows, not on os x

I have a problem with latexmk on my Mac. I'm using emacs as my latex editor, and have configured it to use latexmk. I have specified an output directory, but for synctex to work I need the pdf and ....
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Where can I find the latex Local Guide (for TeXLive on Mint)

I am working through the "The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2ε" by Oetiker et al. It contains dozens of references to a so-called "Local Guide", that would clarify some more system-specific ...
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Dual copy of tikz packages cause update problem in texlive

I recently updated texlive to 2015 (at least, my texlive mangager shows 2015). I use \pgfversion to check, and it shows 2.10. Then I use texlive manager to update pgf, it looks that it works, I should ...
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How to select the directories such that TeX Live is installed in my home?

I would like to install TeX Live in my home folder, so that I do not have to reinstall it each time I change from one Linux distribution to another. When installing TeX Live through the install-tl ...
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TexStudio crashes on the first run with texlive

I installed texlive following the instructions given in the official quick install. I added the path and run latex small2e and everything works fine. Then I installed texstudio via the aptitude. ...
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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Texmaker 4.4.1 xelatex invokes pdflatex

I encountered an error while trying to compile a xelatex document from texmaker. This is information about my system Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Texmaker 4.4.1 (installed form synaptic) texlive-2015 full ...
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TeX Live Installation Failure on Windows

Please help me to resolve this issue... I am using Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition) computer to install Tex Live While running .exe file, I get an pop up message: "To unpack an then run install-tl-...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/...
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TeXLive with TextMate — Documents have suddenly stopped compiling [duplicate]

I just tried to compile a document and got this message: This command requires ‘kpsewhich’ which wasn’t found on your system. The following locations were searched:  • /usr/bin  • /bin  • /usr/sbin  ...
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Access value of -output-directory

I am considering using the command line option -output-directory=<some/path> so that the temporary files do not clog my working directory but are also available for subsequent builds. This will ...
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Possible Issues of using -output-directory

As I am considering using -output-directory=<some/path> to reduce clutter in my working directory, I am wondering what are the known problems with this approach. The ones I am aware of are: ...
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Error When Using \yinipar [duplicate]

I am trying to create a nice drop cap for a story I am writing. Trying to use yfonts, I get the following error: Font U/yinitas/m/n/12=yinitas at 46.39pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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fontspec cannot find fonts on Ubuntu

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Mac OS. I installed TexLive and it works. However, fontspec doesn't work, no matter what fonts I use. This goes for fonts native to Ubuntu and fonts that I have ...
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pdflatex not found on OS X [duplicate]

I just install MacTex and trying to compile my tex file with TeXShop: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated (...
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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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Cannot load hyphenation patterns

I installed today the latest version of Texlive 2015 on Windows 10 LuaTeX Version beta-0.80.0 TeX Live 2015/W32TeX (rev 5238) but when I compile (I use LuaLaTex) I receive the following ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} \...
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Using Texmaker and Tex Live

I am new to LaTex but I study chemistry and I am looking for alternatives to word, openoffice writer, libreoffice writer... MiKTex would not install on my computer and I instead installed Tex Live on ...
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Is it possible to install dependencies of a LaTeX document automatically?

Some of my bigger LaTeX documents have more than 20 packages from CTAN, on which they depend on. On my local machine all the packages are installed, but if someone else wants to edit the document and ...
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XeLaTeX is not typesetting correctly with xeCJK after texlive update

After a tlmgr update --self --all two days ago, I have had problems with xeCJK with XeLaTeX. Some documents won't compile at all, and others have strange problems. For simplicity, I tried the ...
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Latex not finding 'mhchem.sty'

I just installed a new copy of latex 2015 from the latex site, i.e., not from the Ubuntu distro, and configured tlmgr. I'm getting an error that 'mhchem.sty' is not found however file is located in: /...
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Reading xticklabels from a csv

I need to display the labels in AgentTypesS column in my barchart. This is an excerpt from my .csv file (Yes, it is an uneven file) AgentTypesL, OriginalL, MergedL, DifferenceL, AgentTypesS,...
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problems with moderncv after update [closed]

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd /usr/share/texlive/...
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TeXlive Manager on Fedora

I've just installed the full scheme of TeXlive 2014 on a Fedora 23 x64 system. To be able to auto-install missing packages, I also installed texlive-texliveonthefly. When I use texliveonthefly it's ...
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How to load a .sty/.cls file automatically? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with this problem and what I've read online hasn't been tremendously effective, primarily because the folders they cite don't exist on my installation. Anyway, I have a REALLLY ...
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Use custom font family in markdown with pandoc and Ubuntu/Linux Mint? [duplicate]

I have some custom fonts that I've installed on my system, and I'd like to utilize them when writing in Markdown. Currently I'm using pandoc and texlive extensions to convert Markdown to nice looking ...
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Missing endcsname inserted error

I have the following latex code which produces the error mentioned in the title: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{flexisym} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} %\usepackage{array} \usepackage{setspace} \...
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How to refresh data in TeXLive 2013?

On TeXLive I managed to add my local directory texmf, but now I whant to make changes in it, like adding TrueType directory, where I store *.ttf files, so XeLaTeX can use them without writing the path....
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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CentOS Latex - Install package manually (no tlmgr)

I've installed LaTeX via sudo yum install tetex-latex tetex-doc tetex-fonts and sudo yum install texlive tex-live-latex (of course removing one before trying the other. The installations work ...
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What is meant by a “portable” Tex Live installation?

Using the Tex Live installer, I can do a regular installation and a portable installation. In either scenario, I can choose the directories to install into. So, what is actually the difference in the ...
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In Debian, are there texlive-* packages that reflect the contents of the TexLive collections?

I'm using a headless Debian installation and I'm trying to install a subset of TeX Live that 1) doesn't have any of the graphical tools and 2) has only the collections I need. I'm able to do this ...
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How does the TeX Live Manager pick mirrors if none is manually specified?

I assumed that the TeX Live Manager would pick random mirrors if you didn't specify one (or random within the same continent or such). When I asked a question about this @cfr thought it would ...
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texi2pdf or texi2dvi in TexLive?

This question originates from my question on StackOverflow, available here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/34916057/5782687 The problem, it seems to be, boils down to TeXLive not including an executable ...
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How to resolve conflict between versions of TeXLive and pgf?

To resolve the problem I described here, I need to use pgfplots version 1.13, which required that I updated to TeX Live 2015. Doing so lead to a problem with the command \heightof as can be seen by ...