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

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TexLive on Fedora 23

I'm trying to use Fedora 23 as OS, but I'm in trouble as my .tex document isn't compiling. To be more precise, my document compiles great under my current setup on windows (TexLive2015, full-scheme). ...
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Is there a simple way to prevent copy paste with LaTeX [duplicate]

I'm looking for a simple way to prevent copy paste from the PDF that LaTeX outputs. I'm not looking for a complicated and complet way, that makes copy paste completely impossible (I know it is ...
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Sublime Text 3 texlive output from compilation:

I am trying to run sublime text 3 texlive on a windows 10 x64 system. When I compile I get the following message: [Compiling C:\Users\devin\Documents\LEGrp\tex\setup_instructions\ISUR setup ...
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Pdflatex refuses to process .bib file with hash sign #

Pdflatex (not Biber) complains in the howpublished line in the bbl about the hastag sign. It does compile when I delete the hastag, but whats wrong, how to prevent this in the first place? Illegal ...
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Install from tar.gz using tex-live?

I am using MacTeX, but does not appear to come with latex2rtf. latex2rtf does not appear in the available packages, so I have separately downloaded the tar.gz file. Can I install this package using ...
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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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TeXLive: added custom .sty .cls but I still obtain “not found” error

I am using Fedora 23 operating system with TeXLive version 2014.19.20140525_r34255.fc23 I downloaded llncs2e.zip then I unpacked the llncs2e folder content inside ...
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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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Unsuccessful attempts at sorting the bibliography alphabetically [natbib,plainnat,citep]

After consulting lots of posts here at tex exchange and other resources, I still can't figure out the problem. Everything looks fine, still alphabetical sorting in working for me. This is the last ...
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TeX Live manager: perl.exe stopped working

I saw the same question here, and question was about TeXLive manager error perl.exe stopped working. However, many of answers was about this error during installation. I decided to create one more ...
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Change package search paths

I was previously running a manually installed TeXlive 2013 (as in https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html). Now I have removed this with the according button in tlmng (TeXlive Manager) and ...
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Is there anyone directly write a paper in Tex Live processor?

I learn to use LaTeX for a couple of weeks, and i usually directly write contents in the Office Word processor and then copy them into the TeX Live processor. Is there anyone directly write a paper in ...
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pdflatex on linux gives error, pdflatex on windows no error. You can't use `\spacefactor' in math mode

Could someone please explain why this file compiles OK on MikTex on windows with no error, but on Linux with TexLive 2015 it gives an error? \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Parsing Underscores in URLs from Mendeley

Introduction Mendeley's desktop software has the ability to export the references to a bibtex compatible file for use in TeX based documents. However when exporting, Mendeley escapes all special ...
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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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TeXLive tlmgr on HiDPI screens?

I have recently installed TeXlive on a new Linux system with install-tl and then I used tlmgr to tweak the installation. However, on my HiDPI screen with resolution 2560x1440 the fonts in tlmgr are ...
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Defrosting: How to manually install TeX packages

I have a BasicTex installation (downloaded here and based on the MacTeX2013 distribution) running on OSX. I need to add some additional packages that are not included in the installation (actually no ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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How to fool yum when installing texlive with tlmgr?

I'm using yum for most packages, but one exception is texlive. However, a few packages (R, lyx, ...) will try to install through yum at each upgrade. I followed this solution, but it sometimes doesn't ...
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Missing $ inserted in python code

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) from the program GRAMPS into a LaTeX document (TeX Live 2014) and I receive the following error messages: ! Missing $ ...
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Package no longer in Tex Live 2015, how do I re-add it (on Windows)

So far I haven't had any issues (outside the occasional ] instead of } of course. Everything I've needed so far a simple search and subsequent \usepackage has made available. Until now.. I've ...
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what package remote repository to use from tunisia and how can I configure my texmaker?

what package remote repository to use from tunisia and how can I configure my texmaker ?
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Having trouble building a tikz diagram

I am trying to build this tikz picture on Ubuntu 14.04: \def\layersep{2.5cm} \begin{tikzpicture}[font=\sffamily,shorten >=1pt,->,draw=black!50, node distance=\layersep] \tikzstyle{every pin ...
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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How to fix biblatex warning about deprecated option

When I compile my document using latexmk main.tex I get the following warning Package biblatex Warning: 'firstinits' option is deprecated, use 'giveninits' instead. How do I get rid of this? ...
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Add babel to plain tex [Texlive - Ubuntu 16.04]

To add babel to plain tex in my previous Ubuntu installation I used to do the following: edit the file /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf change the line tex tex - tex.ini into tex tex language.dat ...
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Why doesn't updmap-sys see the TEXMFLOCAL config?

I tried installing emerald fonts and followed the advice in this great answer. However, running updmap-sys would not update with the new fonts because it doesn't look into the file at ...
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Is there a repository of known bugs and/or list of changes for packages on CTAN?

I recently encountered what I believe was a bug in a LaTeX package I was using. After losing a few hours on the issue1, I noticed that the documentation was updated after TeX Live 2015. I tried my ...
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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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Why does kpsewhich fail to find this file?

I'm trying to compile a file with context, and I get an error: I couldn't open style file cont-no.bst ---line 2 of file dissertation.aux : \bibstyle{cont-no : } I thought I would ...
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Lualatex from texlive 2016 is not seen by microtype

I have an error with the following document, from my texlive 2016 and everything up to date, when I use lualatex : You don't seem to be using either pdftex, luatex, or xetex. ...
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Error in manual installation of package

I am trying to manually install the Latex formats provided by my university on my Linux machine with TeX Live. My TEXMFLOCAL folder is /usr/local/share/texmf. I copied the required files to ...
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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Appendix TOC link does not work when using Polyglossia (TeX Live 2015)

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{chapter1} ...
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gnuplottex package not working anymore

Whenever I try to use the gnuplottex package, I get the following error messages: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/gnuplottex/gnuplottex.sty:79: Argument of " has an extra }. [...te\write18{rm ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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I can't get mathptmx to work: [closed]

I have wasted one whole working day trying to get mathptmx to work. In texmaker I get this error when doing a quick build or pdflatex: ! I can't find file `rsfs10'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; ...
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Problem with moderncv or TexStudio: makelettertitle is undefined

I'm about to send off my application, one last edit and ... TeXstudio complains about an error in the code: Undefined control sequence \makelettertitle This is really strange since a few days ...
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Problem finding class file on Tex Live under OS X El Capitan

I have updated my Macbook to El Capitan and had also to update my TeX Live installation to 2014 because I was updating all port packages. Now I am trying to use pdflatex on a file which uses dinbrief. ...
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problem with mathdesign-font and texnansi.enc

I have a problem with the font bitstream-charter. less dummy.tex \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} %my font! % \usepackage[sfdefault]{cabin} ...
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf ...
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How to combine different fonts

I know it's somehow possible, but I can't figure out how: I use a font-family, that doesn't have an italic font, so I want to use an italic font of another font family. Something like: ...
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Installing missing packages automatically in TexLive [duplicate]

How can we get all the missing packages automatically installed with TexLive. This option exists in MikTeX. Is there some comparable way of doing this using TexLive? I am on linux mint.
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After installing textgreek, lgrenc.def still not available

I installed MacTeX's texlive 2014basic to avoid having to download too much all at once. One of the papers I wanted to build uses the textgreek package. Though I can install that with tlmgr sudo ...
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XeLaTeX can't find any packages (PdfLaTeX works)

I'm currently trying to build a document with XeLaTeX because I need it for a template. My OS is Scientific Linux 7.2 and I use texlive + Texstudio as an editor. Now the problem that I have is that ...
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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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What is the purpose of installing the TeX Live “font/macro source tree” for ordinary users?

The TeX Live installer gives the option, checked by default, to "install font/macro source tree". The documentation states simply that omitting these files is "not recommended", with no further ...
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Where do I obtain the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7?

I am having a bad time looking for the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7. The only available collections that appear to me are the following: yum search texlive-collection ...
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Installing TeXlive 2015, uninstalling TeXlive 2013 [duplicate]

I have found many different Q/A regarding installation of various versions of TeXlive and uninstalling (like this one). To be honest, I might have be a bit lazy.. Will see. To my best knowledge I am ...