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Problem in TexLive with bibentry for entries with ISBN and URL fields

(Thanks on advance for your feedback!) I've a problem when using \bibentry for bibliographic entries that include an ISBN or URL field. My document works fine with MikTex on Win7 x64, but breaks with ...
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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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Manually upgrading TeXLive version?

I reinstalled MacTeX-2015 yesterday to deal with some problems related to my recent "upgrade" to OS X 10.11 "El Capitan". Since reinstalling the TeXLive utility is giving me the message: ...
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newtxmath broken on SUSE 13.2

I am running SUSE 13.2 on two computers: Dell Optiplex 790 and Dell Latitude 6200. I have the same problem on both devices: PDFLATEX (from TEXLIVE) generates error messages when I use the package ...
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How to set TEXMFHOME so that it works

I have installed Tex Live on OS X using the install-tl with the -portable option. (I can't use MacTeX because I don't have admin access on the particular machine.) Having installed, I ran tlmgr ...
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Error in MacTex – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

This question is exactly the same as this one, but for Mac OS. My error is: Font OT1/pcr/m/n/9=pcrr7t at 9.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found So I tried the answer in the linked ...
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I think I installed TexLive 2015 but version says 2013

tex --version returns 2013. How can I switch to 2015? I'm using Linux Ubuntu. In /usr/local/texlive I see 2 directories: "2015" and "texmf-local". Here's my output of tex --version: TeX ...
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Installing texlive 2015 on linux using yum

I was wondering how I can upgrade my texlive 2013 (installed via yum) to texlive 2015. It is very bizarre that yum update does not automatically upgrade texlive to 2015 ...
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package “charter” and “siunitx” problem with \textohm

Consider the following MNWE: \documentclass{article} %%% start code I can't touch \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{charter} % Serif: Bitstream ...
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texlive lineo and fourier packages for CentOS 7? [closed]

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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Working on same project from different machines

Is it possible to work on a project from different machines? I usually work on my thesis at home, but I'm considering to go to a library to work from there with their computers. At home I use ...
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Which essential packages I should install in TeXLive on Windows?

Which essential packages I should install for home use of LaTeX (TeXLive) on Windows?
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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Upgrading all packages in TeX Live Utility (MacTex 2015) fails at the end with “Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to upgrade all my packages with Tex Live Utility on OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) running MacTeX-2015 on a MacBook Pro. Package by package the installation went well, until the very end, when I ...
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How to create a format file

How do I create a format file? I've successfully compiled the TexLive sources under Ubuntu. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no included format files (e.g., plain.fmt, pdftex.fmt, luatex.fmt, etc.). ...
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How to safely migrate from MacTeX 2013 to 2015?

After downloading the MacTeX 2015 distro of TeXLive, I feel a little skeptical about its installation. I would like to clean up the previous installation of MacTeX 2013 and MacPorts installation of ...
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Fedora user and messed up texlive, tlmgr not working. classicthesis doesn't work too

I recently naively removed my old texlive to fresh install a new full-scheme one. tlmgr seems dead since then. echo PATH$ing it: ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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How can I use the slanted variant of the libertine font?

In standard packages with the Texlive distribution on Debian 7 (Wheezy), I was able to produce slanted text with the Linux Libertine font by calling text as \textsl{slanted text here}. I have ...
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How much is the the size of a minimal Tex Live installation?

How much is the size of a minimal Tex Live installation to enable me to write and run TeX in TeXworks in Windows 8.1 (64 bit)? Given the size of Tex Live installation program (install-tl-windows.exe) ...
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TeX Live installation window just freezes at “please wait while the repository database is loaded.”

I want to install, for the first time, TeX Live on Windows 8.1. When I run installer for TeX Live, it freezes on the page it is presumably supposed to fetch repositories (no idea what it is all ...
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How to install TeX Live on Android tablet 4.2.2?

I'm reading this How to install TeX on android phones? post and I can't install TeX Live on Android 4.2.2 and I have tl4a-2013-06-10.tar.xz, TL4A.apk, tl4a-2013-06-18.tar.xz, and texmf.cnf on my ...
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tlmgr and apt-get

I use LaTeX on a computer running Ubuntu Linux 14. To install the extension 'standalone', I can do apt-get I could determine that 'standalone' extension is included in the 'texlive-latex-extra' ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I would like to set the path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to set ...
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Incomplete \iffalse error and “Tex capacity exceeded” [closed]

I'm getting these error messages when I try to compile (XeLaTeX) my dissertation on texpad for Mac OS/X running TexLive2015, this is what I get: ./Dissertation.tex:94: Incomplete \iffalse; all text ...
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Fail to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed with untarring fail error using the ISO image

I'm trying to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed, kernel 4.1.6 x86_64, but it failed to untar some packages and then abort installation. As for as I'm concerned, the install-tl script is ...
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TeXstudio PATH problem with kpsewhich

If I start up TeXstudio by launching it normally as an app in OS X Yosemite, whenever I build and view a document, it complains kpsewhich: command not found. However, which kpsewhich in a terminal ...
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Tikz problem since TeXLive 2015 update

sorry if I do something wrong, it is my first post. I generate usually pdfs with gnuplot by using the output terminal tkiz to generate first a .tex and afterwards a .pdf. I recently updated to ...
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TeXlive update - how do I permanently set the path? [closed]

I updated to texlive 2015 and it works, as does tlmgr. I can't read dvi's anymore (I'm assuming this is a related problem and if not will deal with it later). I have to set the path every time I run a ...
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fixing or replacing tikzmark/pgfmark/subnode within forest

I try to connect parts of nodes in a foresttree to other parts of nodes. This worked in texlive 2013. I had an answer to my problem, which is also documented in Having two forest figures and using ...
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How to manually install a package for LuaLaTeX [closed]

I used to have an old version of a package (pgfplots v 1.9) and I manually installed a later version (v 1.12) complete with new documentation. pdflatex indeed compiles with the newest version while ...
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How to “install” a .cls file for LaTeX [duplicate]

I want to install the class found at this git repository: LaTeX homework I see some questions asked in the past on installing packages in LaTeX but this sounds like a different kind of file than a ...
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Tex Live 2015, KOMA-script pagesize=automedia yields Undefined Control Sequence

The following LaTeX file compiles fine on Tex Live 2014, but fails on Tex Live 2015: \documentclass[pagesize=automedia]{scrartcl} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} ...
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Texlive 2015 problem - cannot find 'article.cls' [closed]

EDIT: This turned out to be a problem due to having forgotten to update the distribution in the Texpad editor preferences! I have just updated from TexLive 2014 to 2015 using the full MacTeX-2015 ...
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pdftex freezes on a simple hello world example

Operating system : Ubuntu 14.04 Tex distribution : Texlive-full installed with aptitude I got an odd problem... hard to solve. Here is the hello world tex file \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use packages from TeX Live?

I downloaded the MacTeX and I am now using Texmaker to finish my algorithm homework. When I try to add this line \usepackage{algorithms} in texmaker, it always keeps telling me that algorithms.sty is ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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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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mktexlsr fails to build package index

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a new laptop and attempted to install texlive from the command line in the usual way $ sudo apt-get install texlive-base texlive-latex-recommended ...
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MiKTeX and TeX Live both installed?

I am new to LaTeX and I have started having errors that I cannot explain. The code works for a moment but then it fails without any changes made! So I have started thinking that it is because of the ...
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I have installed texlive 2015 but it seems the system uses 2013. How can I use 2015?

I have installed texlive 2015 on my computer, but When I test it in the terminal there is nothing happened, like this: meng@meng-Inspiron-5548:~$ tex meng@meng-Inspiron-5548:~$ But if I use sudo ...
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Configuring texlive-binaries

I got some problem with texlive which made me purge it. The point is it seems impossible for me to have it back ! Trying to install texlive-full package on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with aptitude, the ...
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How to get help on texlive installed from distro repository?

I am quite a newbie in TeX community. Previously, I had a TexLive installation from a DVD, and It did work pretty good. Now, I am on another machine with disk space constraint. So I chose to stay with ...
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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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Texliveonfly is not relocatable so it isn't being installed by tlmgr

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to be able to use texliveonfly with Texmaker. However when I use sudo tlmgr install texliveonflyI get an error saying it's not relocatable and hence I cannot install ...
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getting or copying texlive 2013 for Mac

I migrated to a new machine (Mac) and need a texlive 2013 installation there. I thought I could just copy over all files from my old machine, but this does not seem to work since the preference pane ...
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biber not working anymore [closed]

I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX and yesterday everything worked fine. Today however, biber isn't working properly (aka at all). I always get the following error: Use of uninitialized value ...
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Problem with font map

Compiling a beamer project, I get the following error: mktexpk: /home/matthieu/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm/cmss8.525pk: successfully generated. ...
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TeX Live Utility doesn't know the version

I was running TexLive 2014, and now upgraded to 2015. Now, when I run TeXShop, it claims "This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015) ...". But when I run TeX Live Utility, first it ...
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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template ...