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You can use pdflatex for that. If you call pdflatex --version you get which distribution is used, in my case TeX Live: pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014/W32TeX) kpathsea version 6.2.0 Copyright 2014 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX). [...] Or you can use the latex command, which works the same.


You can use \temporal instead of \alt to specify a "before" "on slide" and "after" style and use that directly to avoid duplication of nodes. To avoid hardcoding of slide numbers just use the special overlay specification + which means "insert a new slide and refer to the new one as the reference for the spec": \documentclass[c]{beamer} ...


If you have installed MikTeX 2.9 (on Windows) is very easy. You can go to Home->Programs->MiKTeX 2.9->Maintenance (Admin)->Package Manager (Admin) or without (Admin) if you want to install the new packages in a local directory. There you can choose any package and to install it by clicking in + button. In case of the mathtools package you can ...


balance.sty is part of the preprint bundle. The most recommendable way is to install preprint using the package manager of your distribution. For completeness, of course you could download balance from CTAN (.dtx and .ins file) and run the .ins file with LaTeX. Further explanation on installing can be found on this site.


You can change the package repository: I suppose not all of them are missing a digital signature. A British, French or German repository should be OK. As a last resort, you could try downloading by hand from one of the three canonical sites with Filezilla. Packages are located in: …/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages E.g., for Dante goto ...

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