Does anyone know the code of this manual for tcolorbox? Actually I wanted to compile it in MiKTeX to learn more about tcolorbox.


On TeX Live the source for manual is included in the doc tree:


If I ask for ls on this directory, I get

Basilica_5.png                      tcolorbox.doc.intro.tex
CHANGES                             tcolorbox.doc.listings.tex
README                              tcolorbox.doc.magazine.tex
lichtspiel.jpg                      tcolorbox.doc.picturecredits.tex
tcolorbox-example.pdf               tcolorbox.doc.quickref.tex
tcolorbox-example.tex               tcolorbox.doc.raster.tex
tcolorbox.doc.abstract.tex          tcolorbox.doc.recording.tex
tcolorbox.doc.bib                   tcolorbox.doc.references.tex
tcolorbox.doc.breakable.tex         tcolorbox.doc.s_main.sty
tcolorbox.doc.coremacros.tex        tcolorbox.doc.s_snippet.sty
tcolorbox.doc.coreoptions.tex       tcolorbox.doc.sidebyside.tex
tcolorbox.doc.documentation.tex     tcolorbox.doc.skins.tex
tcolorbox.doc.external.tex          tcolorbox.doc.technical.tex
tcolorbox.doc.filling.tex           tcolorbox.doc.theorems.tex
tcolorbox.doc.fitting.tex           tcolorbox.doc.verbatim.tex
tcolorbox.doc.graphics.tex          tcolorbox.doc.xparse.tex
tcolorbox.doc.hooks.tex             tcolorbox.pdf
tcolorbox.doc.index.tex             tcolorbox.tex

The main file is tcolorbox.tex.

If you have the doc tree on MiKTeX, the files should be available (just find out where the tree is rooted).

You can also find them on CTAN at


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  • What does it mean to have doc tree on MiKTeX? – user79095 May 26 '16 at 12:53
  • @user170039 I'm no expert with MiKTeX, but I believe it has the doc files somewhere, look for the main directory of MiKTeX and find a folder called doc. – egreg May 26 '16 at 13:00
  • @user170039 MiKTeX keeps the doc files under <miktex>\doc\latex\tcolorbox where <miktex> is the installation directory e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex – Thomas F. Sturm May 27 '16 at 6:56

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