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Error: Could not start the command: xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "file".tex

I have not used Latex for a while but now want to use it again. Unfortunately I can't remember how to set up Latex. The first thing I did was to open an earlier .tex-file. When compiling I get this ...
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After installing texlive2020 the old version is persisting

I uninstalled and removed texlive 2017 by using the following commands in the terminal: `sudo apt-get remove texlive sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get remove tex-common` When typing in pdflatex -...
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Installing .sty package for Texstudio on Ubuntu 20.04

How to install a .sty package that is missing when a tex file is being built by Texstudio for Ubuntu 20.04? Any method would work for me, but preferably a method via terminal or preamble of the tex ...
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Problem with installing package metre

I am using MikTeX. I am trying to install the package metre. Unfortunately I always get errors. I have done exactly what is said in the readme file on CTAN, but when trying to run my file, I get the ...
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array.sty is missing in MikTex Console package database

I compiled a LaTex document using Texmaker and got the following error message ! LaTeX Error: File `array.sty' not found. Normally, this error will be resolved after installing the package in the ...
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How to install individual package (like commath) in LaTex?

I have trouble understanding how LaTex deals with packages, so this is a rather general question that arose from my specific problem with the commath package. I want to use the commath package, and so ...
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Problem installing texlive 2020 on ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to install texlive 2020 on ubuntu 18.04 using the command perl install-tl I'm getting this error message, Unknown regexp modifier "/b" at install-tl line 1, at end of line BEGIN ...
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How to install "import" package in VSCode for LaTeX

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have VSCode with Latex-workshop extension installed. I had made some changes in my system, because of which I lost the "import" Latex packages I ...
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texlive-2020 / xetex can't find shared library libfontconfig.so.1

I installed vanilla TeX Live 2020 on my Debian-based system, Knoppix 8.6.1, according to the manual at http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html Whenever I try to start xelatex I get this error-...
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tlmgr install cannot initialize tlpdb from ftp

How can I use tlmgr to install packages? $ tlmgr install moderncv (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) /usr/bin/tlmgr: TLPDB::from_file could not initialize from: ftp://tug.org/historic/...
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Strange installation of XETEX

I use an Ubuntu OS and install texlive from the TUG DVD. I tried to run xetex and was told that it was not available and to get it I had to do something like sudo apt-get install xetex which I did but ...
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How do I install TexStudio properly on Mac OS?

I downloaded the texstudio-3.0.1-osx.dmg file from https://www.texstudio.org. Now, when I double click on the dmg file, its supposed to install TexStudio, am I right? But instead, it just creates this ...
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Reset Options Grayed Out in MikTeX Console

I need to reinstall MikTeX (as a result of the issues brought up in this question), but first I want to clean up/reset my install. However, the reset options in MikTeX Console are grayed out, as is ...
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Error running install-tl "profile key for collection-basic must be 0 or 1, not: 1"

I'm getting a very weird error trying to build texlive from scratch inside a Docker using a custom profile, mind you this exact code used to work, but after some updates to the texlive installer I get ...
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MiKTeX installing: Should we change the words in the download page of Ubuntu?

I note that there is a command $(lsb_release -cs) that outputs the version of current installed Ubuntu. Therefore in the download page/unx/Ubuntu/Step-B we may change the three cases into a single ...
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Finding tex packages with a local texlive installation

I installed texlive locally following this: I added to .bash.rc: export PATH="/my/texlive/install/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH" export MANPATH="/my/texlive/install/texmf-dist/doc/man:$...
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Problem with seminar style in miktex (20.11)

After installing the latest miktex (20.11) on my new laptop, I tried to compile the following simple presentation in seminar style: \documentclass[portrait]{seminar} \begin{document} \begin{slide*} ...
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TexLive installation; Windows Defender

After installing TeXStudio, I needed to install a latex distribution (chose TexLive) and thus downloaded the install-tl-windows.exe file. A warning message prompted by the Microsoft Defender when ...
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dvipdfmx fails to find pdftex.map / kanjix.map in a fresh install-tl distro

UPD: I added full repro scripts at https://gist.github.com/vadimkantorov/cb638c61afc2fb4526d05e6c4c3b48b6 The warninngs of dvidpfmx: warning: Couldn't open font map file "pdftex.map". ...
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Unable to find fonts after installing TexLive full on Ubuntu 20.04 [closed]

I've installed the full TeX Live on my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04, using the following command: $ sudo apt install texlive-full After installation, I am able to run LaTeX, PdfLaTeX, etc., but ...
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Problems installing revtex - 'revtex4-2.cls not found'

I am using TeX Maker with texlife on Windows 10 and I want to install the revtex package (as I want to use the APS style in LaTeX). I followed the description here and downloaded the corresponding zip ...
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Directory for my LaTeX class and style files

I have an Ubuntu installation and wanting to insert class and style files so that they will be picked up by texhash. Where do I put them? My system denies me permission (is this a consequence of ...
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How to install elsevier's journal into overleaf

Can someone tell me what to do for creating elsarticle.cls by using the docs provided by following link? I uploaded all the directory into overleaf but that is it. I couldn't get how to install it. ...
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Use local TEXMFDIST as repository for install-tl

I downloaded and extracted a full TEXMFDIST tree from ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2020/texlive-20200406-texmf.tar.xz (for reproducibility and not depending on net install). Can I use install-tl for ...
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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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Web page to install tex [duplicate]

Using some web page, I tried to install tex on Windows, but with my internet environment it did not succeeed. I want to know other web pages to install. What web-page do you use to install tex?
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Latex installation

Please if any of you know how to install Latex then help me because i did all the steps, including downloading Net installer Miktex in every option and then texmaker all of them for windows 10. But it ...
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TexLive 2020 install failure on Windows 10 machine

I recently tried to install the latest version of TexLive2020 on my Windows 10 computer from DVD. However, the installation was interrupted for some reason and failed. I have deleted the main ...
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Errors using the exam class

I'm running latex 3.14 on OSX 10.15.6 (Catlina) ✗ latex --version pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.21 (TeX Live 2020) kpathsea version 6.3.2 Copyright 2020 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al. There is NO warranty....
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How to Change Latex texlive/2020 but not 2019?

I installed the 2020 version from the official source via MacTex.pkg on MacOS. But the latex version is still 2019. I need a package called capt-of.sty but not found, showed as below: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Automatically install required packages when compiling from commandline

Scenario I am compiling a latex document from python 3.6 in Anaconda 4.8.2 on a Windows 10 Pro N device. To do so, I created a python 3.6 environment in Anaconda Prompt, installed miktex in anaconda ...
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Problem installing mathrsfs (on mac)

I'm trying to install the mathrsfs font package. I followed the instructions here. I'm using Anki to compile LaTeX. I'm trying to load the package by typing \usepackage{mathrsfs} in the place where ...
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Error while updating TexLive using tlmgr

I have a working TeXLive 2020 on my Ubuntu machine, that I installed a couple a months ago (previously, was TeXLive 2018, I think). The installation was done using the "prefered" TeXLive way ...
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Error while installing texlive which took almost two hours

I was installing texlive, but at the end of the installation, it showed: Installation failed. Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation. Or you can restart by running the installer ...
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Why would a .ins file create null output files/

I had a .dtx/.ins pair of files using dox.sty which installed a .sty file and half a dozen ancillary files, which has been working perfectly for years. After a long series of edits, it now only ...
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How do I install packages in TeXLive on Windows 10

I tried to install packages like numinsec.sty to Texlive on Windows 10 by copying the files in ‪C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\numinsec.sty. But Texlive can not find it when compiling. What is the ...
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Are there ports for tex and pdftex on FreeBSD?

I just want to install tex and pdftex, are there ports for them on FreeBSD, so that I can install them by some cmd like "pkg install tex".
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Install an editor while TeXLive from ISO is installed on Ubuntu

I've recently downloaded and installed texlive2020 Image file with mounting .iso and running this command: sudo perl install-tl and it's working very well. Now I wanted to install an editor like ...
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How to add .sty file [duplicate]

I am using texmaker with a latex file, but after compile .sty not found error comes. I am using mikTex console, can you recommend some solution or some other installer other than miktex? Thanks.
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How to install \documentclass{aa} on MacTex? [duplicate]

I need to convert a draft to the layout of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. My MacTex distribution doesn't recognise the document class, so I suppose I have to install it. I downloaded the &...
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Problem with MikTex installation?

I downloaded Net Installer from website, both 32bit and 64bit, downloaded complete MikTeX, started the wizard again but the moment I select Install MikTex and press Next wizard closes. Does anyone ...
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LyX: Install quantikz package

I'm running Ubuntu and use LyX for my work. I want to use the quantikz package: https://ctan.org/pkg/quantikz?lang=en . I added \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{quantikz} to my preamble but I get ...
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MiKTeX Error: Can't install koma-script Package "Transferred a partial file"

I'm trying to install the koma-script package using MiKTeX console, but the error occurred in the middle of installing. Why does it happen? I attached the screenshot and copy the error info below here....
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How to install texlive 2020 from the DVD on a Linux box?

For many years I have installed texlive from the DVD onto my Linux 32 bit box. This failed with the 2020 release. In 2017 there were 19 systems supported. In 2020 the manual listed support for 16 ...
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Failed to add a package to MiKTeX

I try to add a package (foiltex) to my MiKTeX Installation - without success so far. I have run the required latex foiltex.ins and latex foiltex.dtx. What I have tried: Added foiltex to ...
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Installing *just* TeX

For a project, I intend to use TeX as a “backend” to layout and generate PDF, i. e., my program would emit core-TeX code to be immediately compiled. I think that means I just need pdftex or xetex + ...
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How do I finish installing Tex Live, on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I tried to install Tex Live on Ubuntu, but I'm stuck. I installed the "install-tl" folder on to my computer and I ran "perl install-tl" on the terminal in the correct directory and ...
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Installing/Upgrading MikTeX without TeXworks

Is it possible to install/upgrade MikTeX without TeXworks? I'm using other tex editor for LaTeX and I think that I don't need the TeXworks. I have uninstalled TeXworks using the MikTeX console, but ...
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[Solved]: Tex Live 2020 installation failed on Windows 10

I downloaded Tex Live 2020 ISO file from CTAN mirror. I mounted the ISO file on disk D. Then I double click install-tl-windows.bat to install it. It went pretty good until the end of the installation: ...
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How to uninstall TexLive2020 on win10?

I did several mistakes... At first, I chose to install the medium size instead of the whole. Afterwards, I needed to use 'Ctex' but found that it wasn't installed. So I tried to uninstall TexLive and ...
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