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What to download, proTeXt or MiKTeX?

What exactly is included in the proTeXt's 1.1GB package and why would you rather download that compared to just downloading the humble 170MB MiKTeX basic install? Also, why is proTeXt's file size so ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package or a class, but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty (or myprettyclass.cls), that I want to be able to ...
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Texmaker-log file not found

I encountered a problem when trying to run pdfLaTeX using Texmaker: I get log file not found for the test "hello world" script. I tried reinstalling MikTeX and Texmaker, but still get the same ...
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Where to download pdflatex.exe?

I ran a Google search but nothing too clear showed up. I'm looking for a Windows 7 compatible version of pdflatex.exe to help me in typesetting some math I have in an Illustrator project. I heard ...
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New installation – TeX editor says: “Error: Could not start the command”

I just downloaded and installed Texmaker. I've never used any (La)TeX before. When I click the Run button with an arrow next to "Quick build" I get an error saying "Could not start the command". Why? ...
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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed Texmaker allowing it to use the default directory on the C drive. Software Versions Windows: 7 Ultimate 64-bit Texmaker 3.4.1 for Windows ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. In Linux TeXLive is ...
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which should I install, protext or texlive?

I am a new member to TUG. But several years ago I used Latex and liked it very much. Now I would like to get back into it and not sure whether I should install protext or texlive. I think I'd like ...
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MikTex Installation Error - latex/acroflex/examples/afgraph.pdf Windows 10

I tried to install the downloaded version of MikTex 2.9 on my HP Demon laptop and I got the following error. I tried to change the installation folder but no success. Early help would be really ...
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Use opacity from tikz in leaflet documentclass

I am using the leaflet documentclass and want to use the opacity option in tikz. Minimal example: \documentclass{leaflet} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[fill=...
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How to update LuaTeX binary (TeXLive on GNU/Linux)?

MikTeX provides access to the latest binaries through the miktex-nxt update channel. While being windows-only all these years, in 2018, it looks like Mr Schenk is extending his distribution to certain ...
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Using IEEEtrantools

I am trying to use the IEEEtrantools package using the following command: \usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools} but get the following error message: File `IEEEtrantools.sty' not found. \...
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Class for my thesis (I am a beginner, just installed LaTeX)… which document class and packages should I consider? [closed]

I am in the process of writing up a PhD thesis (Economics) in the TeXStudio environment, and I'm trying to decide what class/layout to use. I'm new to TeXStudio & LaTeX. I must say that the ...
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Include all *.bib files in one directory to a bibliography

There are several *.bib files in one directory which I want to add to my bibliography. I don't want to add them one by one like this: \bibliography{../dir/a,../dir/b,../dir/c} I tried adding the ...
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Why MikTeX on Win10? [duplicate]

I see that there is a LaTeX package available for Windows. I was recommended to install MikTeX on my PC w/ Windows10. Why would one choose one over the other?

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