I am trying to install the Ornaments package: http://altermundus.com/pages/downloads/packages/pgfornament/

I am using a Mac with MacTeX 2012.

I have followed the instructions in the package ReadMe file without success.

I see many answers saying that packages need to be installed at ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ - however the Library folder I have at that location does NOT contain a folder called texmf.

Could someone please provide me with the COMPLETE path that each of the files contained in the package need to be placed at?

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    Add the folder in Library; there is no texmf folder until you create it. Don't worry. – egreg Jul 9 '13 at 16:45

In order to install packages in addition to the MacTeX distribution, you need to set up the directory structure yourself in that location. Alan Munn has written an App that does this for you automatically. That App is available here.

Alternatively, if you want to install the file structure yourself (or for anyone who does not have a Mac, as Alan's App only works for Mac computers), here is some documentation that explains the file structure and a summary of what the file structure should be.

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    Thanks @egreg and @Adam , those two hints did the trick. Alan Munn's script worked a charm. For future reference (as it isn't clearly specified in the ornaments documentation), here are two clarifications: 1. Ornaments must be called with \usepackage{pgfornament} and not \usepackage{ornament} 2. Inside ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex create a folder called pgfornament and place every file that comes with the pgfornament in there, EXCEPT for the folders am and vectorian which should be placed in ~/Library/texmf/tex/generic – Craig Jul 9 '13 at 17:53

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