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How can I “future-proof” my LaTeX documents so that they can be re-compiled at a later date? [duplicate]

Is there a way to save the "current state" of my TeX installation, the various packages etc. that allow a document to be compiled into a pdf at this moment? In a year or two, I'll probably have a lot ...
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Can I specify TeXLive version to install in the install-tl profile?

In a TeXLive installation profile, can I specify a specific version or do I just get what I get? I'm having versioning conflicts inside a Docker container which is supposed to be able to reliably ...
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ExPex no longer available

I have noticed that the excellent linguistic package ExPex is no longer available on the website of the maintainer. (This package is not in CTAN and was only maintained there.) Does anyone know why? ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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How to use 'Bundledoc', 'Snapshot' and 'Arlatex'?

I am writing a document and I want to share it with some partners I've been searching around and I found that Bundledoc, Snapshot and arlatex could help me to create my document and share it, the only ...
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Is there a way I can separately store all of my new commands in a single file?

Basically what the title says. I feel like if this is possible it's probably well known but I didn't find anything from searching. I just want to have a single place where I can store all of my new ...
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Can I bundle images in the source file?

I am including some jpeg images in a LaTeX file using \includegraphics. Is there a way I can bundle the image files with the source file, and so just send one file to other machines, or collaborators?...
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Export portable latex document

I have a multi-part LaTeX document that I intend to hand in to a conference. One of the requirements is that I also hand in the source code. Obviously this includes all dependencies of my document (i....
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bundledoc: Troubleshooting with “No such file or directory (miktex.cfg)”

Recently I have heard about the bundledoc package and wanted to test it. I use a fairly simple test file similar to the one shown in the documentation. \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass{...
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How to prevent problems updating my LaTeX distribution (e. g. TeX Live / MiKTeX)

I've been in this situation several times where I ran tlmgr update --all, wait for it to complete, and then my tex file refused to compile while giving some strange errors. AFAIK it usually caused by ...
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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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update beamer on ubuntu 14.0 [duplicate]

I want to update only beamer as I have beamer.cls 2012/10/15 development version 3.24. I fear when updating TeXlive to have problems when compiling other tex files. What can I do to just update beamer?...
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Organizing an “input” file over time

I have a file I call Packages.tex that I put all the macros I use for a generic document in. I've found that this file gets rather bloated, and when I do remove elements of it I don't use anymore, it ...
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class and style files traversing up the directory tree?

texlive, osx/linux. I believe it is impossible to place one's personal latex style and class files in a superior directory in the hierarchy, because of the way that the kpse library works (fixed ...