Questions tagged [texdoc]

a tool for finding and viewing TeX documentation

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
243 views

error in tex file generated by stata tabout command

\documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{rotating} \begin{document} \begin{sidewaystable}[h!] \footnotesize \newcolumntype{Y}{>{\raggedleft\...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

How can I make texdoc(1) recognize its configuration file instead of the environment variable?

I am using TeX Live 2018 on Debian GNU/Linux. The texdoc(1) command's configuration files are: $ texdoc --files /opt/tug/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/scripts/texdoc/texdoclib.tlu 3.0 Configuration files ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Package inputenc Error: Unicode character ² (U+B2)(inputenc) not set up for use with LaTeX. \acro{I2C}[I²C]

Package inputenc Error: Unicode character ² (U+B2)(inputenc) not set up for use with LaTeX. \acro{I2C}[I²C]{Inter-Integrated Circuit} So I get this error I get when I try to compile my university ...
2
votes
1answer
288 views

texdoc does not work anymore after Ubuntu upgrade

Since i upgraded my Ubuntu system to 18.04, texdoc fails to find anything. In the process of my experiments, trying to make it work, the symptoms changes: first it complained that it could not find ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

texdoc giving error when try to open manual [closed]

When i used the command texdoc pgfplots it gives me an error of "Error (0): Call to Object where the object was type 13, not the expected type 7" when i used texdoc tikz it gives the pdf manual
0
votes
0answers
94 views

texdoc package-name results no documentation found [duplicate]

texdoc package-name provided package's manual in previous in my system. But, now it results - $ texdoc beamer Sorry, no documentation found for beamer. If you are unsure about the name, ...
5
votes
1answer
449 views

How to find the documentation for a package?

Where could I find the Tikz Manual version 3.0.1a as a PDF file ? More generally, how do I find the documentation for a package.
4
votes
2answers
261 views

What happened to mathmode documentation?

There used to be a document distributed with TeXLive that contained a very nice description of the many different math modes, when they should be used, with examples of how to do it. I could easily ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How make latest “latexrefman” available via texdoc?

With all TeXLive 2016 packages updated on my Mac OS X (El Capitan) system, I find that commands texdoc latex2e and texdoc latex2e-help-texinfo both open the October 2015 version of latex2e.pdf. ...
2
votes
1answer
634 views

Documentation search does not work through right-click in TeXstudio

I'm relatively new with LaTeX and I can't find the solution to a problem I came through only recently. I'm using TeXLive 2015 with the editor TeXstudio, which I updated to the most recent version (2....
2
votes
1answer
68 views

How can I check a macro's definition or document?

I am trying to use "texdef" to get a marco/command's definition - but it seems only support a small portion or native marcos. for example, I use texdef -t latex -f itemize -s -E -F I can get a lot ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

What resources should I use to learn LaTeX [duplicate]

I'm new to LaTeX. When I'm learning how to use it, I'm always having trouble searching the meaning of some commands, such as \thechapter, \chaptertitlename... I think these must be basic commands in ...
1
vote
1answer
156 views

texdoc fail on mac osx: texlua requires unavailable version of libpng?

I have recently installed TeXLive on Mac OSX Yosemite from this link https://tug.org/mactex/ I then find texdoc as follows $ which texdoc /opt/local/bin/texdoc When I run it, I get an error $ ...
0
votes
1answer
452 views

“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
13
votes
1answer
328 views

Why does texdoc call luatex

Why is it that calling texdoc runs, amongst others, luatex? What is it needed for?
1
vote
1answer
283 views

texdoc finds no results for any package

Whatever package name I use when invoking texdoc, I get no results. Which seems to indicate that something is missing from the setup. I made sure that several documentation packages are installed. ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Tex Live 2014 full installation does not have documentation files

I installed the Full scheme of Tex Live 2014 with install-tl on RHEL 5. I find that it no longer has the texdoc-accessible PDF documentation. Am I missing something? Or is excluding the ...
3
votes
0answers
82 views

More generic tool than TeXdoc?

I'm wondering if there is a more generic tool than TeXdoc to browse (and generate) documentation. With TeXdoc, one retrieves (as far as I know) the documentation .pdf of the package. This requires ...
10
votes
1answer
145 views

How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
4
votes
2answers
214 views

Unable to find the documentation of TikZ/PGF 3.0

After upgrading to the latest version of TikZ/PGF I cannot access, using texdoc, the newer version of the documentation. When I invoke texdoc tikz it tries to open the version that used to reside in: ...
1
vote
2answers
462 views

texdoc can't find pgf [closed]

While I have the indispensable pgfmanual.pdf located in /usr/share/doc/texmf/pgf/, texmf/pgf$ pwd /usr/share/doc/texmf/pgf texmf/pgf$ ls pgfmanual.pdf texmf/pgf$ texdoc cannot find it. ~$ texdoc -l ...
9
votes
1answer
194 views

Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
8
votes
2answers
1k views

texdoc won't work?

When i type the command "texdoc texdoc" in xterm it says: Sorry, no documentation found for texdoc. If you are unsure about the name, try searching CTAN's TeX catalogue at http://ctan.org/search.html#...
0
votes
2answers
217 views

Lack of relevant documentation when using texdoc

A few weeks ago I stumbled into this problem when trying to use texdoc for the very first time. That issue has been resolved. I completely reinstalled TeXLive 2012, using the complete scheme to ...
14
votes
3answers
888 views

Usage of central documentation system for TeXLive distribution (texdoc)

Recently, when peeking over the shoulder of someone who has years of experience working with TeX, I saw him type something into the terminal that caused a pdf with the documentation for a LaTeX ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a simple way to open “.sty” files by something similar to the “texdoc”?

Is there a simple way to open ".sty" files by something similar to the "texdoc"? I'm looking for something like texsty to simply open .sty files.
9
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I get documentation for the LaTeX letter class?

I am trying out TeX and writing some correspondence in it just to learn the basic commands. For the "letter" document class, I have found this reference site: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/...
19
votes
4answers
2k views

LaTeX, package documentation look-up

I am on OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard) using TeXLive-2011 to typeset a simple .tex file I am editing in Vim and trying to learn. My problem is: how do I... gradually learn about what TeX can do for me get ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

texdoc can't find gnome-open (ubuntu 12.04, texlive 2009)

I have a full texlive ubuntu (2009) installation and typing something like texdoc caption returns the following error message: sh: 1: gnome-open: not found if I type texdoc -f, I get the message: ...
9
votes
4answers
531 views

texdoc doesn’t search at $TEXMFHOME

I built a little private package and I want texdoc to find its manual. So I moved the documentation to <TEXMFHOME>/doc/twindex.pdf (i.e. ~/Library/texmf/doc/twindex.pdf on my Mac). But if I call ...
3
votes
1answer
442 views

Customizing texdoc - funny search path

I want to ensure that texdoc cool opens up texmf-dist/doc/latex/cool/Content_LaTeX_Package_Demo.pdf instead of texmf-dist/doc/latex/cool/cool.pdf: My default configuration is this: $ texdoc -l cool ...
8
votes
3answers
826 views

How to search a documentation about an tex-function in command-line way on linux?

How can I search things about some functions in LaTeX on Linux in the command-line? Tried texdoc, but texdoc cite, for example, don't works. I would like a tool to search about LaTeX functions in ...
7
votes
2answers
802 views

Use texdoc within a shell script (in Alfred.app) doesn’t work

I’m trying to call textoc from OS X Application Alfred as a shell script. And with Alfred everything seems fine—I already asked the developers but they say that the script should work. When debugging ...
13
votes
4answers
1k views

How can I make texdoc find certain documentation?

(This is a question in relation to something brought up in chat, http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=1918860#1918860.) I'm using TeX Live 2009 in Ubuntu 11.04 and neither texdoc pgf nor ...
50
votes
6answers
1k views

Which books can I read via texdoc?

For years, I was faithfully downloading a copy of TeX by Topic whenever I reinstalled my computer. Then I learnt about texdoc texbytopic and my life got just that smidgen easier. I've just returned ...
9
votes
1answer
415 views

How to improve texdoc results?

texdoc often fails for me, e.g. $ locate beameruserguide.pdf /usr/share/doc/latex-beamer/beameruserguide.pdf.gz $ texdoc -l beamer 1 /usr/share/texmf-texlive/doc/latex/tdclock/tdclock-beamer-example....
11
votes
5answers
568 views

Where do I get a list of all possible texdoc's?

An easy way out would be to just texdoc the package name, but almost everyone knows that this does not apply to all packages. Some examples: I didn't know there was a usrguide There is an lshort....
8
votes
1answer
294 views

How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
3
votes
1answer
170 views

How do I read the texdoc for the letter document class?

I am reading the texdoc for the letter document class. But it doesn't say anything about getting started. I think this is a commented source code document. Yes, it lists all the features of the letter ...
8
votes
1answer
301 views

Where are the texdocs for the built-in LaTeX document classes?

I can texdoc for the following classes: letter slides proc But, where are the texdocs for the following built-in document classes? article report book
16
votes
2answers
1k views

How to set preferred PDF viewer for texdoc in TeXLive 2010 pretest.

I had evince, installed TexLive 2010 pretest (ubuntu lucid linx, fresh install). texdoc was using evince. Then I installed kubuntu ontop, and texdoc switched to okular. Now I've installed acroread and ...