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{tds} should be used as a tag for questions about the TEX Directory Structure (the struc­ture for place­ment of TEX-re­lated files on a hi­er­ar­chi­cal file sys­tem) including TDS ZIP files.

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Removing texmf/doc/ directories from old TeXlives

I have got quite a lot of vanilla TeXlives installed, and some of them with the full documentation. Can I "break" TeXlive by removing the */doc directories from it? Currently, I would save this way 3....
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Where can I find which packages are available as tds.zip?

When I need to install a package manually I much prefer to use the ready-zipped TEX Directory Structure-compliant version rather than install it manually with .dtx or .ins files. Normally when I want ...
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What is a "TDS conform" directory? (MikTeX on Windows)

in many answers and hints to LaTeX questions regarding fonts, there is always the requirement for installing new fonts, to create a "TDS compliant" root directory. If i follow these instructions and ...
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How can I use a central .bib-file for alle my LaTeX documents which is shared between Mac and Windows?

I already know how to use a central .bib-file on my Mac or on Windows. I just use the absolute path to the file (which I can store in a Dropbox folder). On my Mac I use for example something like this:...
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Installed style package not found, even if they are in the right place

My environment: Emacs 24.3.1 with AucTex (11.88) on a Xubuntu 14.04. I needed a way to draw Nassi-Shneidermann-Diagrams (Struktogramme) direct into my texfile. So i loaded all packages from here: ...
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Where to install a .tex file in TDS?

This is a follow-on from How to get latest version of xii.tex?. From the comments to that question (many thanks) it appears the the two remarkable files from David Carlisle xii.tex and xii-lat.tex are ...
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Why should one use pltotf AND vptovf to intall a font?

According to the fontinst package documentation "Font installation software for TeX" by Jeffrey, A. et.al. it is necessary to create: 1st) the tex font metric file (tfm) with the pltotf program from ...
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Can MikTeX and TeXLive share a common package installation tree?

I am wondering whether it would be possible to use MikTeX and TeXLive reference the same TDS tree? Then I could use both whenever I like without wasting space and worrying whether both has the same ...
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place of *.fontspec files in TDS?

I am looking to install my custom working .fontspec file into a local texmf tree under debian. I have found this answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/573586/53868 hinting that it is possible, ...
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Installing newer expl3 via the tds.zip file

In order to get a fixed version of another package, I need to upgrade expl3. As I am sharing this project, I’d prefer to put the new version next to the document. I extracted the l3kernels.tds.zip in ...
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TeXstudio/MiKTeX Not finding local Repository on different drive [closed]

I have a lot of trouble getting a working local repository, as well as some standard packages to be found, with MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXstudio 2.12.6. Firstly, I want a local repository on a different drive,...
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Using virtual font files in .sty package

I'm using virtual fonts to generate a "script-r" symbol, exactly following the accepted answer of this post. I am assembling together a .sty file containing code I frequently use, and would ...
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Where in an installed TeXLive texmf tree is mathtrip?

Where in an installed TeXLive 2022 texmf tree does one find the mathtrip package? I was unsuccessful in locating it through either a (macOS) search nor texdoc mathtrip. When I open the pdf from The ...
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How to create a "my TeX folder" with MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I was finding that for several days there and on lots of other forum but nothing specific for my problem. Could anyone here advice me how to crate my TeX folder for store my styles and templates there?...
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How to change the bibliographystyle .bst file (TexStudio)

I would like to change the bibliographystyle manually in my .tex file. I use TexStudio.   I have already found out that the changes have to be made in the .bst file and wanted to save it in the ...
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