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Installing font package in TexShop

I am encountering some difficulty using a specific font. I would like to use the font AlfaSlabOne, however I am running into two problems: Problem #1: When I click the "download" button on ...
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Install package undertilde

I want to install the package undertilde. When I try to install using method 1 as given in the answer to the question How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? i.e. using tlmgr - I get ...
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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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tlmgr tells me my Local TeXLive (2019) is older than remote repository (2022) despite running TeXLive version 2022

Hellou I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS x86_64. I previously had a TeXLive 2019 install on my machine via apt. But because of a problem with tlmgr (the Native TeXLive manager) concerning incompatible ...
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Unable to install TeX package in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Pop!_os 18.04 LTS (which is based on Ubuntu 18.04) and I am trying to get program to run which makes heavy use of LaTeX. I am using the MiKTeX package manager to install the TeX packages ...
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Install packages on cygwin

I use latex for cygwin, installed by the cygwin setup GUI. How can I install other missing package? For example i haven't tikz... I've to manually install it or there is a better solution?
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Configuring TinyTex to work with LyX

I decided to migrate my texlive-full installation to something more lightweight,such as TinyTex. I usually like to write documents in LyX. I ran sudo apt remove texlive-full and successfully ...
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Updating from Asymptote 2.61 to (current) 2.81

I have MacOSX Catalina (10.15.7). I'm currently using MacTeX-2022. Just today, I updated TeXShop to 4.78, the latest version. I checked (via the terminal) my version of the package Asymptote; it is 2....
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Why am I unable to install MiKTeX after uninstalling it previously on Windows 10?

After uninstalling MiKTex, I deleted the remaining folder in the program files directory and emptied the recycled bin. I tried to reinstall the program, but I got the following error: "The specified ...
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Cannot uninstall Miktex 2.9 on Windows 10 due to administrative/shared setup

When trying to uninstall (Settings >> Apps & Features >> Miktex 2.9 >> Uninstall) a regular Miktex 2.9 installation (user installation, not administrator) on Windows 10, I encounter the following ...
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How to "cleanly" update TeXworks under MikTeX 2.9

A while ago I was struggling to obtain TeXworks working correctly with MikTeX 2.9.4521-x64 under Windows 7-x64; and after a marathon I managed to correctly match the appropriate extensions with the ...
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MacTeX problem: /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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stix2.sty not found? Stix2 mathbb problem

I have recently asked a question about changing fonts in my LaTeX document (HERE) but when going to compile, it gave me errors. Provided that I installed mathalpha, which I did not have, I have ...
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How to make standalone package available by my LaTeX installation?

I want to use LaTeX notes in Xournal++ on Ubuntu to annotate on .pdf. However when I click on insert a LaTeX formula, I got: Could not find LaTeX package 'standalone'. Please install standalone (...
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TeX Live doesn't install pdflatex and texworks

After system crash I was trying to reinstall TeXLive on Windows 8.1 at home and at the same time on another computer at work with Windows 10. I was following the instructions from tug.org/texlive and ...
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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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how to install ucas package in macOS

today when I compile the beamer project, shows error: File `ucas.sty' not found. ^^M then I tried to install the ucas package like this in macOS 12.4, show error: ➜ ~ sudo tlmgr install ucas tlmgr: ...
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Installation failed TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 - Decompression error

I am trying to install TeX Live 2021 on my windows 10 computer (x64). I have downloaded the install-tl.zip archive from https://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html I unzipped it and then ran ...
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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.
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Installing tex 2020 from the iso: Can't locate TeXLive/TLUtils.pm in @INC (you may need to install the TeXLive::TLUtils module)

When I try to install texlive 2020 from the iso 20200406 I found two problems 1) for some inexplicable reason the first line of install-tl is !/usr/bin/env perl instead of #!/usr/bin/env perl....
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How do I install a .dtx file?

When I run: tex algorithms.dtx for example, I get this message. ! Undefined control sequence. l.34 \documentclass {ltxdoc} ? Help?
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After installing TexLive from https://tug.org/texlive/windows.html on Windows 10 Pro, TexWorks is not working

The description at https://tug.org/texlive/windows.html claims Adds a TeX Live submenu of Windows’ Start menu. Entries include a GUI for TeX Live Manager and the TeXworks editor which doesn't seem ...
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – "directory where the executable is located"?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX

This is a software question, specific to MiKTeX: I have automatic downloading of packages enabled, so that if I try to use a style that's not in the existing directory trees, it is downloaded from ...
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Installing xcolor

I get the error: ! Package hyperref Error: This color specification is not supported (hyperref) without package `xcolor' in (hyperref) `linkbordercolor=111'. See the ...
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Which environment variables are needed for kpsewhich to discover *.ini files?

I'm trying to use --custom-bin switch of install-tl. I've moved the TexLive's kpsewhich to my custom_bin directory. But kpsewhich fails to discover *.ini files and *.cnf files (kpsewhich -progname=...
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installation of Asymptote 2.81 doesn't work

I have Asymptote 2.79 version and very all works fine alos with LAteX. Great. But now, with the update 2.81 version, asymptote doesn't work anymore. I find nothing on this problem to fix it (either ...
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How to install LyX with already installed Texlive distribution?

I’m pretty new to LaTex and so on, and I would like to install LyX with my already installed, up-to-date Texlive distribution. The issue is that when I do the following command on Ubuntu 20.04 sudo ...
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Automate packages install from list in portable miktex installation

I am trying to update an automated script for the creation of a portable miktex installation with specific packages. I can't get it to install the packages. I have a file packes.txt that contains all ...
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New TeXLive installation and default distribution folder

I just installed TeXLive 2021 on a Windows 10 system where TL2020 was installed. The installation was slow but went well. Once it was done, I clicked too fast on the last dialog box that may have had ...
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Message "Retrying to install: <package_name>.win32 The system cannot find the path specified" when installing TeXLive on windows 10

I got the following type of messages for some packages when I installed texlive 2022 today on my Windows 10: Retrying to install: metafont.win32[143k] The system cannot find the path specified. TLPDF::...
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Using mymath.sty

When executing pdflatex I get "File mymath.sty" not found. I did sudo apt update sudo apt install opencv-doc and sudo mktexlsr but the problem remains. How can I get my TeX 3.14159265 (TeX ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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Truly portable (USB) install of Texlive?

I always use LaTeX on different computers, so I hope to install a LaTeX system on a USB drive. I tried to install the LaTeX Portable on my USB drive, then I insert it into another computer, but I ...
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MiKTeX Setup Wizard ignores --user-install

I am trying to set up a MiKTeX installation for Multiple Users on the same PC (OS: Windows 10), where the user installed packages get installed into a shared directory. On MiKTeX Documentation there ...
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Installing bibexport on Mac OS X

I recently installed bibexport on my mac (10.5). This command lets you export a small document-specific .bib file using only the references that you cite in that particular document. This is useful ...
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Updating TEXINPUTS from texmf.cnf file on Debian

I'm on Debian bullseye & would like to include new folders for Latex to search tex & figures files in. I'd like to set this via TEXINPUTS system-wide in texmf.cnf & not by the environment ...
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How can I install latexindent on macOS?

I'm using the basicTeX distribution, rather than the MacTeX distribution. I prefer it this way, but there is one problem. I does not come with the tool latexindent which MacTeX does. I can't figure ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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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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Single-user TeXLive installation via GUI

I have TeXLive 2017 installed on Ubuntu under ~/.local/texlive/2017 (the canonical single-user equivalent of /usr/local/), and would like to do the same for the 2018 version. I've always used the "...
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Installing problem: API error 193

I've been trying to install basic miktex but at the end of install process, I am always ended up with an error detailed by the following log file: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex\log\initexmf_admin....
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Error with: "brew install --cask basictex"

How to solve this error, when typing "brew install --cask basictex" from a Mac's terminal? Input MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ namesurname$ brew install --cask basictex Output (including the Error): ...
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installing labbook template or package with chronological + experiment indices

So I have started the research for my Masters thesis and I would like to keep an electronic lab book in LaTex. I am using texlive and tex studio for writing. I have discovered a labbook package on ...
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Installing revtex4-2 assistance (in MiKTeX)

I use MiKTeX and TeXstudio, and I'm trying to install REVTeX. As I'm not tech savvy, I'm having difficulties, and whenever I have searched online for help, all the answers are written presupposing ...
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Xelatex does not work

Is it essential to install latex via virtual drive? I cannot install by virtual drive, because after installation some packages, the following error appears every time: I install the latex by this ...
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Installing and switching to new distribution

I installed the new texlive 2022 distribution and removed the old 2021 texlive distribution with tlmgr uninstall --all (after verifying I was on the right distribution with tex version and it returned ...
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Manually installing culmus

I am trying to understand better how to install the culmus package on a Mac OS X system with TeX Live (and not MikTeX). I downloaded the non-executable format of this fonts bundle (found here under &...
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siunitx.sty not found, local package repository for offline installation of MiKTeX

I try to create a offline repository for a MiKTeX installation. I have around 30 packages inside the repo and the only one which is not working is siunitx. I added the following files for siunitx to ...
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No biber executable but tlmgr claims it's installed

I am currently setting up a hosted VM to build my own little personal cloud. The VM is running ubuntu server 20.04 on an aarch64 platform. I would like to synchronize my .tex files with it and have ...

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