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Use restricted-shell-escape with TexStudio on TexLive?

The package auto-pst-pdf.sty needs shell-escape to run, but shell escape is known to be seriously unsafe. Is there a possibility to tell auto-pst-pdf.sty to use restricted-shell-escape instead? I'm ...
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Is it safe to update LaTeX package with tlmgr on debian?

I using debian (unstable) and have installed most of my LaTeX packages from the official repositories (except few ones which I copied directly inside a folder recognized by texhash). I just learned ...
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Using negative coordinates in EPS file with XeLaTeX

I've run into inconsistent behavior with XeLaTeX and EPS files with negative coordinates. The wrapping block for the figure is calculated correctly; however, the content of the figure is misplaced ...
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TeXLive 2013 update question on Windows 7

I have a problem updating TeXLive 2013 on a Windows 7 machine. I get the following error message: After a few minutes it stops. I have updated to the lastest tlmgr version (downloading the .exe ...
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List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time

For some reason I keep getting the same available updates every time I open TexLive Utility. I update all of them (200mb worth of updates) and after getting the message that it was successful, I close ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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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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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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Problem with updating tlmgr: Bad hostname

I just tried to update my texlive-installation but got the following error: sudo tlmgr update --self TLDownload::get_file: response error: 500 ...
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Can't install LaTeX package 'changes' on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am a latex user on ubuntu, but not an expert of unix systems. I manage myself for easy things through the terminal. I very frequently refer to forums like stackoverflow to fix the problems that I ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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Setting up LaTeX with Sublime Text 2 - Linux

I'm looking for some help setting ST2 up with LaTeX, so far I have downloaded texLive from here and have uncompressed it and ran ./install-tl. I have also installed LaTeXTools on ST2. When I try to ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have installed Texmaker in my Ubuntu 12.04 system and I can compile and get the output of some basic files. However, I need special libraries to perform more complicated tasks and I could not manage ...
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Bibtex not running after upgrading Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I'm having problems with my latex installation on Ubuntu 13.10. Have been using it successfully for a while on Ubuntu 13.04, after I updated bibtex doesn't seem to work. The error I get is: This is ...
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Installing garamondx font

I'm trying to install the garamondx fonts. Following the installation instructions, all this works fine: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c sudo /bin/cp -Rfp * ...
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Error Message: “tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from”

if I try to run tex on Fedora Linux I always get an error message: "tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from /usr/share/texliv/texmf-var/web2c/tex/tex.fmt." I removed and reinstalled ...
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Tex Live Utility (Mac Os X): language problem

I just made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks and got Tex Live Utility through their Google Code website. The strange thing is that it is in chinese language. And I can't find the button to change it. ...
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Option delim_0 “\\dotfill” in makeindex ignored by texlive's makeindex?

I've a problem when making the index with a personal style file. Here is my file perso.ist headings_flag 1 heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix "\\hfil}\\nopagebreak\n" delim_0 ...
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python.sty on TeX Live 2013 - Forbidden to open for writing error

I have a fresh install of TeX Live 2013 and am attempting to compile a file using the python package. Here is the relevant portion of the file \begin{python} print 'hi' \end{python} I've compiled ...
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Undefined commands using hyperref.sty [closed]

To give you a little context. After a happy few months of happily using Emacs/AucTeX I accidentally deleted the hyperref directory (did I mention I'm new to LaTeX and linux?). Since then I've been ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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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 ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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WinEdt and TeX Live

I'm preparing a macro for WinEdt and need to know a few things about WinEdt 7/8 with TeX Live. Unfortunately I am a MiKTeX user, and I call on a TeX Live + WinEdt user in order to get the following ...
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Faroese language package

I am working on a project in faroese, where I need to use the localization features offered by babel. I cannot find a faroese babel package, and when searching for it, there seems to be some ...
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File 'environ.sty' not found on Ubuntu 13.04 with texlive 2013

I found a similar answer but regarding a different distro and the solution did not work for me, so: on an Ubuntu 13.04 I made yesterday (to say that it's clean & brand new) a complete network ...
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pageslts error: very old endfloat in texlive 2013

The package pageslts complains about "very old endfloat package detected", but the recent endfloat version 2.5d is loaded. A minimum working example showing this error is: \documentclass{article} ...
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Outline font installation in self-contained tree

I'd like to achieve the following: a user should be able to grab a copy of a given directory, place that anywhere in his home directory, and run make to build LaTeX documents in that tree without ...
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Different package manager: Why? [closed]

I was wondering why do we need different package managers in TeXLive and MiKTex? Would it not be better and less work for both authors if there was a common approach and even other persons taking ...
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Problem Installing TeX Live under Windows 8 Resistant to Past Fixes

I am trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 8 machine, which already has MikTeX 2.9 installed on it. I downloaded the zipped file from CTAN, unzipped it to a new folder, and I have run ...
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tlmgr install siunitx problem

Method 1 (failed): tlmgr install siunitx sudo texhash Method 2 (failed): Download zip folder containing .dtx .ins files Unzip into MacSSD/Users/Username/Library/texmf directory Run sudo ...
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Installing EBGaramond for pdfLaTeX

I made a foolish choice to play around with fonts a few days ago, and haven't escaped since. After getting very kind and useful help here yesterday, I decided to follow the advice given, and change to ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error ...
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Someone has redefined \pdfoutput?

I am very confused by my TeX Live (2012). I used XeLaTeX to run a .Rnw file in RStudio and got the following message: Compiled PDF failed ...
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wrong hyperref for Index in tableofcontents since TeXlive 2010

Since update of TeXLive, both on macOS and Ubuntu (from 12.04 to 13.04), index is not referenced correctly in the table of content. Instead, the hyperlink to Index point to the bibliography. A lot ...
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How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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How does one install TeX Live in Windows 8? [closed]

I have Windows 8. I just downloaded the TeX Live distribution from CTAN. When I double click on install-tl.bat, I receive the following error message: ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} ...
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How to create /usr/texbin?

I am a mac user but I have installed the TeX Live distribution without the help of MacTeX. The directory /usr/texbin is missing and TeXShop or TeXworks won't compile. I know that I can change the ...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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Can I install llncs with tlmgr?

llncs is a package created by Springer, available from the Springer authors' instructions page. tlmgr doesn't find it online. I have installed it many times by hand, and find it annoying. I have to ...