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R&D Engineer, Center for Manufacturing Research, Tennessee Tech University. Maintainer of unofficial TTU LaTeX thesis style. UNIX/Linux systems administrator for TTU Computer Aided Engineering Network.


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comment Script to extract and copy from LaTeX files
See also my answer and others for How to build two different .tex files from same .tex file.
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comment How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?
If the extra packages were from CTAN, then a full install should make your problem go away. If they were your own packages, then you'd need to store them in a texmf directory tree under your home directory. There are also these upgrade instructions, and in theory, the Unix upgrade instructions should work on your Mac. I've never tried them, just always done a full install.
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comment TexLive 2014 iso file doesn't work to install it
Assuming the ISO isn't corrupted, you should be able to extract its contents with 7-Zip. No need to mount anything explicitly. If the contents extract correctly, you can continue with the installation. If they don't, then you most likely have a corrupted download.
Jul
25
awarded  Announcer
Jul
22
reviewed Close undefined control sequence <argument>
Jul
13
comment ConTeXt for non-technical person
Alternatively, she may be as well off to use Pandoc for content and organization, and you can do the LaTeX conversion yourself (or set her up a Makefile or similar script to do it).
Jul
12
comment Equation in Table Too Large
Pretty sure last time I used this method, someone else noted the savebox was unnecessary. Time for me to verify that and update my answer and other notes accordingly.
Jul
12
answered Equation in Table Too Large
Jul
11
comment How to batch generate badges with a list of names?
Related: Template for Cubicle Tags (Desk Tags) in LaTeX.
Jul
10
reviewed Leave Open Show page number of chapter and as a “percent complete” in LaTeX
Jul
9
revised too big latex document
added 116 characters in body
Jul
9
answered too big latex document
Jul
9
answered Exact positioning of page numbers at the top of each page
Jul
5
comment Why picture is not clear?
Export an EPS of the graphic. Make sure the "Selection" checkbox is checked on the export dialog so you don't have a ton of whitespace around the graphic. Any TeX distribution from the last few years should either use the EPS as-is, or automatically convert it to a PDF as required.
Jul
5
comment Sharelatex 'swallows' 80 pages of my work when compiling pdf
It will be difficult to impossible for others to diagnose your problem as-is. Whether you keep using sharelatex or find another TeX install, you'll need to make a copy of your thesis, and start systematically commenting out chapters, sections and other lines until you get to the simplest possible document that shows the problem. During that process, you may find the root cause of your problem. If not, you'll have a document that stands a chance of being examined and fixed.
Jul
5
comment Remove “Chapter #” string from bibliography?
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem.
Jul
3
comment Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os
It should "just work". MacTeX adds /usr/texbin to your path, which contains all the usual executables (and is what TeXshop actually runs). Those executables should know where the MacTeX packages are, and anything you wrote in TeXshop should work with vim. Where are you having problems?
Jul
2
reviewed Close Why does LaTeX throw an error when I write _ in text mode
Jul
2
reviewed Close Why does \usepackage{invoice}+\usepackage{graphicx} interfere with \documentclass{letter}?
Jul
2
reviewed Close How to include chapters in LaTeX?