I am new to the Latex environment. I am simply compiling the IEEE trans Latex format in Tex-maker but I am getting this problem. I have copied the ieeetran.cls file to the directory


but still when I try to compile the project the error displays that ieeetran.cls not found.

! LaTeX Error: File `IEEEtran.cls' not found.Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)Enter file name:! Emergency stop.<read > \usepackage

I have tried to install the package but it didn't installs.

Before voting down this question please keep in mind that I am new to the whole Latex and Tex-maker thing so please be polite while answering my question. Thanks a lot in advance.

  • 3
    Can you please tell what operating system you're using and what TeX distribution? And welcome to TeX.SX!
    – egreg
    Sep 12 '15 at 22:00
  • Could you also specify the full path to the location where you installed ieeetran.cls?
    – cfr
    Sep 12 '15 at 22:18
  • @egreg I am using windows 10 and I am usning Texmaker 4.4.1. Thanks! Sep 13 '15 at 6:05
  • @cfr this is the location where I have installed ieeetran.cls "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX\tex\latex\IEEE\IEEEtran" Sep 13 '15 at 6:06
  • You should better use the MiKTeX installer rather than doing things by hand.
    – egreg
    Sep 13 '15 at 10:00

You can simply download the folder in this link https://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran?lang=en;

Then, you have to copy the file IEEEtran to the folder where your working file are in. Have a nice day.


If you are an Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint user try this:

sudo apt-get install texlive-publishers
  • 2
    The asker mentioned he's using Windows 10 in the comments.
    – Null
    Dec 18 '15 at 19:25

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