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{installing} is for questions regarding the installation of (La)TeX or any editor or other tool related to (La)TeX.

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Expl3 and recent xparse on overleaf: No expl3 loader detected

I'm currently writting a library that requires a recent xparse (to have the +b option for environments). Unfortunately, my computer does not have such recent xparse, so I downloaded the package here, ...
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User mode install of TeXLive on a Mac

My university decided to not give admin privileges automatically. So I thought I will try installing it in user mode on the university provided Mac (Mojave). I installed TexLive 2019 (option -gui -...
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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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Minimal TeXLive installation

I'm building a script for a CI to get a docker image with minimal distribution of Texlive possible, I specifically want to avoid pulling 5 Gb of texlive-full everytime I need this docker image. Right ...
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Disable “Package Installation” dialogue on MiKTeX

I wish to provide a setup script to my colleagues which sets up a working MiKTeX environment. Installation is done in 'basic' mode without admin privileges -- so far using the registry: miktexsetup --...
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File no longer compiles; missing packages

Recently, I've encountered errors compiling tex files using XeLaTeX in Sublime Text. I've compiled these same files earlier before without any major errors. I can't recall making any major changes to ...
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File `dsfont.sty' not found

I am having some troubles to install dsfont in TexStudio. Reading some other discussions, I tried to go to MikTex 2.9 package manager (admin) and install doublestroke but it did not work. In fact ...
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Offline Installation: How to install a full TeX distribution in an offline computer?

As I understand it, a snapshot of the MiKTeX/TeXlive is available on CTAN mirrors. How do I install a complete (with all packages) TeX distribution on an offline computer (without Internet) ? Is ...
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Trying to manually install tikz-cd on MikTex

So for some reason I have to install the Tikz-cd package manually. I followed the first two answers of this question. The one that got me closest to the finish line is the second answer. I followed ...
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2 installations of latex and lyx

(o.s windows 10 64 bit) today I've installed lyx 2.3.1 from a hebrew website. now the installation didnt find my current miktex installation (which is in program files folder) so it automatically ...
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LaTeX cannot find installed packages

It seems that I have two installations of TeXlive, one of which is more updated. When I run latex, it seems to search packages inside the old installation. How can I direct latex to look for the ...
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Problem installing miktex tools bundle

I am trying to do page layout with miktex 2.9 (auctex front end) and am having trouble installing the tools package (in order to use the multicol environment). The hangup right now is that there is ...
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Plotting functions on IPE

IPE Drawing Tool is a free open source software for graphing. It follows friendly with TeX programming and writing, and that's when my question comes along. I've been trying, for a few days now, to ...
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“I can't write on file …” when installing class from a .ins file [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the elsarticle class manually on MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows) from the .ins file. However, when I type latex .\elsarticle.ins, I get the following: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2....
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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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Installing new classes into TeXstudio

I'm about to be a first-year graduate student and was asked to write a first draft of a calculus one midterm. I have always used TeXstudio for homework and research papers I have written and they ...
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Installation of TeX Live Portable fails under Linux Debian

I attempeted to install the portable version of texlive (on an SSD card) on a Linux Debian installation. It started OK, with some files and directories installed, but then error messages: ...
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MiKTeX Setup on Windows - Error 404

I'm trying to install MiKTeX on Windows 7 (32 bits) and I get this error message: http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/CTAN/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/miktex-urct-bin-x64.tar.lzma (expecting ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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LaTeX Commands Directories are not set

I have installed LaTeX using proTeXt for learning purpose as I have to use it in near future. After I want to save a newly created file several pop-ups appear in sequence which states the some ...
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TeXstudio does not find MiKTeX

How do I make TeXstudio find the MiKTeX file? I downloaded the MiKTeX distribution first and then TeXstudio and put them in the same folder. I have tried reinstalling TeXstudio and I have tried ...
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About installing LyX!

I am trying to install LyX, which is a typewriter program for LaTeX, but I'm having trouble doing it. Really I tried tons of way to do this, but the error message is the same: LyX: No textclass is ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error '/usr/...
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compile webquiz

I have some problems to compile webquizes, which made by using the package https://ctan.org/pkg/webquiz?lang=de So far i installed MikTEX, TEXstudio and python 3, get the packages webquiz, TEX4ht and ...
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Installing Arial Font [duplicate]

I need to write my document in Arial font, and I have no idea how to install the font. Would anyone be able to give a step by step guide? I have tried to use other guides, but they get rather ...
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TeX Live installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install TeX Live 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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Updating TeX on Linux

I am trying to use the algorithm, algorithmicx, and caption environment. In the log file I have Release 2.5 -- March 13 1995 -- and I have compiling errors which other people don't have. So I would ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found

I am gettting the below error. ! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found. How to fix this? Thanks
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TinyTeX: Font TS1/ntxtlf/m/n/12=ts1-qtmr at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I'm trying to get a minimal LaTeX working inside a Docker container to support some documentation generation. Currently this is what I have going: RUN wget -qO- "https://github.com/yihui/tinytex/raw/...
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Miktex Installation with no admin Privilege with SCCM

I'm trying to install MiKTeX with SCCM in a way that the user will be able to update/install packages. Basically if I leave the default install path C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\ but standard user ...
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Can't install complete Miktex in Windows 10

When I try to install setup-2.9.6942-x64 from here https://miktex.org/2.9/setup on my Surface Pro with Windows 10 I get this error: I need the complete installation to knit with R studio. I tried ...
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Problem with vanilla Texlive installation on Debian (Probably with dummy equivs)

I have some problem with my installation of Texlive Vanilla 2018 on my Debian Stretch. Everything going well during installation but when I am trying to use Texmaker or LyX, they don't work and don'...
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Unattended Installation Miktex

we are trying to figure out if there is possibility make an unattended installation of miktex. We would like to force the installation path in the user spaces, so the user can update the packages ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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Can't install packages. Problem report =“get host by name failed in tcp_connect()” [closed]

I was trying to install beamer package from Miktex Package Manager but it appears a message Miktex Problem report ="get host by name failed in tcp_connect()". If I try Sychronize I have the same ...
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Undefined control sequence in the Siunitx sty file

I get this error each time i use siunitx. I am using siunitx version 2.7s, with miktex and texworks on PC. % !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk %% \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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MacTex typeset button disappeared

After removing old version of TeXlive and install the recent one, typeset button disappeared so that I cannot do anything. Would you help me out?
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Installing bbm.sty in linux

How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint? I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not ...
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How to import my R codes in TeXnicCenter

This package is basically writting R codes in LaTeX but I am typing codes in TeXnicCenter when I use this command it doesn't work to copy codes from R. Please tell me how I can write my R codes in ...
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Error when trying to install listings package in MikTex [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the 'listings' package through MiKTeX package manager and I get the following error: MiKTeX Problem Report Message: parse error - unexpected end of input; expected '}' MiKTeX: 2....
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When I try to load expl3.sty from l3kernel the following error appears "! Missing = instered for ifnum.<to be read again> [duplicate]

I have installed and deleted the package several times with Miktek. I am writing in TexMaker editor for Windows. Also it does not work for WinEdt. The code is. \documentclass[article] \usepackage{...
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The executed process did not succeed. info: fileName=“C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\initexmf.exe”, exitCode=“1” on Windows 7 [on hold]

when i had old version miktex and i was updating to new miktex it stoped and i could not do anything then i uninstall and when i was trying to install miktex appeared this 'The executed process did ...
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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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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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Best (as of 2019) way to install LaTeX

I would like to encourage my students to use LaTeX for their homework. I can make a template for them to learn basic math symbols. The most difficult thing is recommending a way to install LaTeX. I ...
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Installing Texlive and Texmaker

I'm trying to install Texlive and Texmaker. So I ran this command for installing Texlive: ./install-tl After that, the installation guide advises adding PATH, MANPATH and INFOPATH: PATH=/usr/local/...
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Using pdfLaTeX to check Shell-escape / Gnuplot environment settings (windows)

Shell escape not enabled, is a frequent issue especially when combined with components that are not native to a tex distro path such as Gnuplot in MiKTeX. For my sins, I run dozens of editor ...