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Where to put tfm and gf files

I am working on custom logo with MetaFont. I build logo.tfm and logo.600gf files but TeX or DviView ignore these. They try to build the font on the fly failing. What can I Do?
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Where should I put my input files that should be accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm using MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter to compile my projects. Is there a folder where I can store all your input files which I want to include in another document, so I don't have to put all the files in ...
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\IfFileExists for global bibliography files

I'm developing a document class which automatically loads the bibliography from Mendeley if available. Here is the code hooked to \end{document}: \IfFileExists{library.bib}{ ...
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Script for creating a texmf tree based on “some-latex-file.tex”

At some point in time I recall being told that texlive ships with a perl script that creates a texmf-tree based on the packages used in the source file. Is there such a thing?
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Storing common files in texmf - MacOS

I have a number of files that I include in various latex documents (using \include). I thought the best way to keep them in one location would be to put them in a directory under ~/Library/texmf. If I ...
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How to include an image in a LaTeX class? [duplicate]

So I have an image and I want it to be part of the class (this is going to be a class for letters, and the image is the logo of my University). Is it possible to configure graphicx so that it can ...
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When TeX font cache is being used

I have a folder ~/.texmf-var/fonts which is being used by TeX for generating artifacts somehow relatex to fonts. I'm trying to find out how can I get rid of this user-specific cache without any loss ...
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Doxygen/LaTeX: What is TeX capacity, and how do I edit texmf.cfg to bypass “TeX capacity exceeded” errors? How is texmf.cnf relevant?

I am making some documentation using Doxygen, but getting the "TeX capacity exceeded" error when running the make command in the terminal to generate the PDF documentation. This is the relevant part ...
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texmf-local on Dropbox?

how local does texmf-local have to be? I have about 6 different computers, osx and linux, different versions, some on virtual machines. can I create one ~/Dropbox/texmf-local/ folder, and ln -s it ...
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XeLaTeX on centos 7 does not work

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX files with the shipped XeLaTeX on centos 7: $ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. ...
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What is the difference between TEXMFHOME and TEXINPUTS? [duplicate]

A question was asked: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? The accepted answer basically says the following: Create a local texmf tree, say at the folder ...
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Editing texmf.cnf to avoid “TeX capacity exceeded” error

I'm getting the "TeX capacity exceeded" which seems to be a common issue, and I've been trying to edit my texmf.cnf file to fix it but it's locked on my computer which is a mac running OS X Maverick. ...
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Search for files first in the texmf trees

If I want to check first if a file is in the current dir and then look for it in the texmf tree I can do it like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \IfFileExists{./biblatex.def} {yes, ...
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directories usr/texmf

Sorry about the newbie question!! As a background: I am running Texshop and sometimes Texmaker on OSX 10.9.2 I have used a package called leipzig over the last 2 years. As instructed I have saved it ...
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Setting up the texmf folder in MacTeX [duplicate]

I have the following instructions for Windows: However, I am using Mac OS X with the latest version of MacTeX. I already found this thread: How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree But I am not ...
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Common glossary between multiple documents

I am wondering if it is possible, and, what are the best practices for keeping a common glossary file in a similar manner to using a common bibliographic database. For instance, could I put it ...
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where is `texmf.cnf` in arch linux?

while on Ubuntu, I had a file called /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf where I could set up some userspecific confs, e.g. something like TEXMFHOME = $HOME/texmf I would like to know where to find this file on ...
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Embed Tex Live into application

I try to make an embedded version of TeX Live. My goal is to be able to use it to compile TeX documents in a web application. I can't use system LaTeX distribution due to too old packages. To ...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...
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How do I write documents using llncs.cls without having to put it in the same folder as the document? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux Mint, with the TeX Live distro and Texmaker as my editor. Basically, I would like to be able to use llncs.cls as a document class without having to always put that file in with the ...
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Cannot install pythontex

I have been trying to install pythontex on Windows 8 (64-bit) with MiKTeX installed. I have tried running "latex pythontex.ins" from the directory but it doesn't work. I have tried using the package ...
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How to modify TEXMFHOME in texmaker on Mac when running a command?

I have got a complex latex document that we are meant to compile using make. It works fine but I would prefer to use texmaker. However, in the Makefile I can see that I need to modify TEXMFHOME and ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MacTeX

I know that TeX Users Group recommends putting your local texmf tree at ~/Library/texmf (see link). However, I want MacTeX to see my local texmf tree in a folder in my Dropbox. This allows me to refer ...
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LaTeX cannot find my personal packages

I'm venturing into writing my own packages, but LaTeX is not finding them. I working on a iMac OS X, but I don't want to use TEXMFHOME=~/Library/texmf. I would like to put my packages in a different ...
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add texmf tree to TeX Live [duplicate]

I'm new to TeX Live. I know in MiKTeX it's very easy to add multiple paths using "MiKTeX Settings". But how can I do this in TeX Live? The directory I want to add is /usr/share/R/share/texmf It's ...
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TeX Live personal texmf tree [duplicate]

I have installed Tex Live 2012 in both Windows 7 (C:\texlive) and Ubuntu 12.04 (/usr/local/texlive). Inside both these folders there are two folders namely 2012 and texmf-local. My question is that if ...
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TexLive 2012 Ubuntu 13.04 - Correct way to set TEXMFHOME

I have found numerous guides on how to do this (heres a couple): $TEXMFHOME setting customizing TEXMFHOME but I have a different directory structure and none of the places present in the answers ...
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Which texmf directory to use for non-texlive deb-package [closed]

I'd like to provide a collection of packages/classes/fonts in a custom .deb package, i.e. that is not part of texlive. Which directory should I choose for installing? texlive tells me to use ...
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Where to put .sty file [duplicate]

I have made a long list of macros that I have put in a style file. I have been working with this same style file for many years now. I would like to put it somewhere in my TeX tree, so that I don't ...
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.sty suffix (extension) for LaTeX packages

I understand that the suffix .cls stands for classes. Then, why packages don't have the suffix .pkg, but rather have .sty?
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Explaining differences between the folder texmf and texmf-texlive in Ubuntu

I have only downloaded a bibtex utility to export the bib entries that cited in the TeX documents. It contains .dtx and .ins, but the instructions is not really clear enough to install it into my ...
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override system search path

I've installed texlive-2012 on my local user account (under linux), the system has the older version (texlive-2007) in which some packages are missing and I don't have root permission to install those ...
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Install fonts into a certain directory (as non-root)

I am trying to install MinionPro (using FontPro) into my home directory. What I usually do is to install packages is to put the .sty and other files into some directory, say ~/latexstyles, and then do ...
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MiKTeX, and custom classes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX OK, so today is the very first time I've decided to try using TeX, and I have a few questions. I've finally, after much fussing ...
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Per-project texmf directory

Is it possible to specify a texmf directory from within a tex file? I think a project-specific way to set the TEXMFHOME environment variable, instead of within the ~/.bashrc file would work. ...
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What does 'texmf' stand for?

Just a (simple) short question: Why is the LaTeX root directory called texmf? Is there a meaning of the mf ending?
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Make LaTeX recognize local files in Dropbox under Linux

I have some local LaTeX files in Dropbox and have not been able to make LaTeX recognize them. It does find my local texmf folder, but that doesn't help me. I am working under Fedora 17 and uname -r ...
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How to install MathTime Pro 2 fonts on MikTeX

I have been trying for a long time now to install the MathTime Professional II (mtpro2) fonts on my system. (I am running MikTeX 2.9 under Windows 7, but what likely matters is "recent MikTeX, under ...
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customizing TEXMFHOME

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 (not sure if it makes a difference) and I'm trying to change $TEXMFHOME to a custom directory. Currently it is $HOME/texmf, which I believe is the default, but even when I put ...
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Purpose of local texmf trees

In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf?

Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf? Specifically, I want to know where it stores XITS and whether or not I have to add it to the fonts list to use XITS with XeTeX.
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latex gives me the error: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered

As the title states, compiling with latex produces the error, right away: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14 I have no idea what this means... I use TexLive 2012. I updated ...
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Change TEXMFHOME per-user

I would like to know if it's possible to change the default TEXMFHOME location. Partly because I dislike the idea of programs cluttering my home directory with non-hidden files or directories (such ...
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How does latex source multiple configuration files..?

I have got a very peculiar question I'd like to ask about my latex processor: In my school we are using the pdfTeXk backend. At some point there was a need to make a few configuration changes within ...
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Memory settings with MacTeX 2012 [closed]

Until now I had TeXLive 2011 installed and could successfully modify my memory settings using this solution with the TextWrangler approach to the question Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Running several latex processes in parallel

I am working on an experiment running LaTeX on server to compile some documents on the fly. Assuming I want to have several workers waiting for documents to be compiled, are there any access issues in ...
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How can I keep a clean document folder with custom .cls, .sty, .bst files in a separate subfolder?

I am using a Makefile for generating a document from its tex source. The whole project consisting of own input files (.tex,.bib,.eps, ...) and non-pre-installed static input files (cls, sty, bst) is ...
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TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade [closed]

I have moved my TeX Live installation directories from one computer to another when I bought a newer system. I simply did a tar cfj texlive.tbz /texlive/ (the root directory where I had put TeX Live) ...