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Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package - but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty, that I want to be able to include in any .tex file I create on ...
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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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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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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf ...
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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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How to add an extra searchable dir with personal style files to TeXLive, NOT under ~/Library/texmf?

Migrated from Win-MiKTeX (WMTX) to MacOSX-Aquamacs with TeXLive (MXATL), I have my personal .sty/.cls files somewhere under my homedir. So I go with ShreevatsaR's comments from Aug. 5 on this site ...
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What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?

Could someone please explain to me what the purpose of the four different texmf folders are in Mac? E.g. there is: /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-config ...
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Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf to modify

I have some problems to understand how to manage memory for LaTeX. I use the MacTeX 2011 distribution with no modifications (cad only with TeXLive 2011). I have searched a lot on internet and on this ...
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Where is “texmf” on a Windows install?

On UNIX you have the texmf folder in your home directory where you store packages you've installed yourself, but where is that folder on a Windows install? Yeah, I know that if you use MiKTeX then ...
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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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Increase TeX capacity, as non-root

I have a LaTeX document that uses many long pgf paths, and thus compiles only if one increases the TeX "capacity" by setting save_size=50000 in texmf.cnf. Unfortunately I cannot change the ...
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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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Grepping through an entire texmf tree

I always forget the syntax of command-line tools for searching through multiple files. What's the easiest/fastest way to search through, say, all of the .sty files distributed in TeX Live for the ...
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Local texmf tree vs. `TEXINPUTS`

Integrating Local Additions provides a nice explanation of how to manipulate TEXINPUTS or register a local texmf tree. Q: When integrating local additions, is there a reason to prefer one approach ...
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Setting TEXMFHOME variable when using Miktex portable

Apparently Miktex sometimes doesn't properly set the TEXMFHOME variable, or rather leaves it empty, even though you manually add folders to the "root" list and refresh the file name database. So how ...
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Why is TeX ignoring texmf.cnf?

I got the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000] while compiling a TikZ path containing ~10,000 points. So i decided to increase this memory limit of TeX. I edited ...
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Texmf tree with MikTeX + Vista32?

This post is a follow-up to my post Using subfiles package with .sty files. Answering that post, a couple people suggested I build a local texmf tree. I've hunted around and it seems that this is ...
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Where to place custom beamer themes

I've created a custom theme for beamer that I plan to use for multiple presentations. So while I currently have the .sty file (just one at this point, as I load an inner theme and color theme, then ...
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Where to put a custom macros file?

I have a bunch of common commands I put in document preambles. I don't always use them all, but it makes the preamble too long for my tastes. I want to put them all in an external file (preferably in ...
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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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Generate list of all installed (La)TeX files

I'm trying to write a script (Perl) for the general public which would need to have a list of all installed TeX files of a certain type, e.g. .sty and/or .cls files or only plainTeX files (.tex), ...
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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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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 ...