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TeX Live is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.

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Missing packages in TeXLive

I have a colleague using TeXLive writing a paper for a Wiley journal using class WileyNJD-v2.cls. The 2019 TeXLive distribution was downloaded via Scientific Workplace. This class requires cuted ...
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TexLive, MikTex, installation issues on Sublime Text 3, Windows 10 platform

Longtime user of LaTeX and Sublime lover here, but having issues getting things up and running on a Windows PC -- am NOT a long time windows user! I installed Sublime Text 3 and downloaded the ...
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Font problems with pdftex

I have \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,draft]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[american]{babel} %\usepackage[sups]{XCharter} \usepackage[final]{microtype} \...
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Forcing Texmaker's Quick Build to display updated pdf despite errors?

OS: Windows 10 Editor: Texmaker LaTeX distro: TeX Live I'm very new to using Texmaker and LaTeX in general, but there's an annoying quirk in the software that I was wondering if it was possible to ...
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Add a package to default TeXLive LaTeX format

I'm using TeXLive (2019) and I'd like to add a package (namely kvoptions-patch) to all default LaTeX formats. What is the proper way to do this? Is there any downside?
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Latex Compiling to Landscape [duplicate]

I have the following code %% ****** Start of file rsitemplate.tex ****** % %% %% This file has been edited from the original source file. %% The original file is part of the revtex4-1 package ...
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What are purposes of `texlive-games` package?

In the process of fresh install of texlive-most on my new system I noticed that package texlive-games would be installed. I have not found good examples of usage texlive-games. So, what are the main ...
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Override package with local package [Overleaf]

For a rather large project I unfortunately need to use Overleaf. The problem with this is that it uses TexLive 2017. My question is: Is there an easy way to use packages from the newest TexLive ...
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What is the purpose of enc-u.tex in TeXLive?

There is this file texmf-dist/tex/generic/enctex/enc-u.tex Is it used anywhere? There is a similar file texmf-dist/tex/csplain/base/csenc-u.tex which is used in csplain.ini, and is newer.
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general strategy to work around LaTeX packages inconsistencies

The motivating question is actually this one. I am still struggling to regenerate my Bison draft report from this Bismon github GPLv3+ software repository (using make latexdoc on Linux/Debian/Sid or ...
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Table of contents starting in the middle of the page

I'm writing my dissertation and everything worked fine until I upgraded to texlive 2019. Now my table of contents suddenly starts in the middle of the page. It worked fine before, please help! \...
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Getting TexLive 2019 installation to work on macOS

I am not an expert on Unix based systems. I installed TexLive 2019 on my mac (Mojave 10.14.6) and in the end it advises me to: Add /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/doc/man to MANPATH. Add /...
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The installation of TeXLive Full failed on Windows 8

I installed the install-tl-windows.exe for Windows available here and run as administrator, then appeared the following warning: I tried install the full package of TeX Live, but I have the following ...
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TeXMaker in Linux could not start the command when using -output-directory option. Works fine in command line

When I try to compile my document, TeXMaker returns an error: Could not start the command. "/usr/bin/lualatex" -interaction=nonstopmode -output-directory=aux %.tex The exact wording varies depending ...
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xetex pstricks under texlive

Bonjour, I try to compile a file containing pstricks figures with xelatex myfile.tex and I got this message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99998 (TeX Live 2017/Debian) (preloaded format=...
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Error with \uppercase in titlesec's label field

I'm trying to use titlesec and format my chapters so the label 'Chapter' is rendered in ALLCAPS. If I use \MakeUppercase I get the desired result. \titleformat {\chapter} % command [display] % shape {...
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metapost with tex label can't work in NOT bin folder but can work in the bin folder,what's the reason?

Win 10 1903 + TeXLive 2019 the fig.mp file are prologue := 3; verbatimtex %&latex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{CJK} \begin{document} \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{gbsn} etex beginfig(1); draw (0,0)--(...
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Can't include file with \includegraphics using ifthen

I am using TexLive and TexStudio as a compiler. I created a custom class in order to produce tests. In that class file there is an option for the color output so I can choose for example to use blue ...
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Lua package submission to ctan

I have created some useful stuff for Mathematics with lua. So far I have the following files. my package.sty file1.lua file2. lua readme documentation.tex documentation. pdf The read me file ...
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Tlmgr command not found after install Mac OS

I already looked up all the other questions, which were a bit similar to mine, but it did not help at all. I just installed the Basic Tex for Mac and tlmgr and latexmk dont work. I also added it to ...
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How do I set XeLaTeX as my default engine?

I use Neovim with the vimtex plugin and latexmk but I want to make it use XeLaTeX by default instead of PDFLaTeX because I have to use fontspec quite often for my college papers. I use TeX Live.
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Xelatex fails, no pdf, empty log

I would like to compile a tex-file with XeLatex using Texmaker 4.5 on Debian 10. On a Windows machine with Miktex it works fine. Running "XeLatex" in Texmaker on debian results in an empty log / no ...
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TeX Live: “(lua): Not Enough Memory” | Chinese Fonts

I have a freshly installed and updated TeX Live system. I want to compile a simple LuaLaTeX document containing Chinese characters (see below, not a MWE, just for illustration). During the compilation ...
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What makes up each TeX Live install-tl scheme?

Is there a way to find out what is installed in each of the possible installation schemes? For example basic scheme just says (plain and latex) and medium scheme is (small + more packages and ...
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After a completed TeX Live installation on Linux: how can I run just the “Create symlinks to standard directories” option?

On CentOS 7 I have installed TeX Live 2019 via CLI by running install-tl from an ISO image. This install was identified as x86_64-linux and finished successfully. Now, I want to activate the symlinks ...
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Texlive not working on Windows

I recently installed Texlive 2018 in my pc in order to move from Miktex to Texlive. The moment that the installation was finished I tried to compile the following MWE \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{...
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Text is shifted to the right beyond the margin

I don't know what's happened but until today everything was fine with my document. Today I've added a couple of lines, then I've compiled the document and all the text has been shifted to the right ...
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Problem with fontawesome5 / Texlive Ubuntu18.04

I can't use fontawesome5 in latex although installed in texlive-fonts-extra package. Here is the minimal example : \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontawesome5} \begin{document} \...
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user rights needed for texlive install

This is an update of my earlier question today. That title ("user rights to /usr/share") was unfortunately misleading. I have a single user system, so I'm a sysadmin by default. Translation: I do not ...
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pdflatex in TexLive doesn't work for beamer style

pdflatex -v returns: pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) kpathsea version 6.2.2 Copyright 2016 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al. There is NO warranty. Redistribution of this software ...
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!pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file …/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map): fflush() failed (Invalid argument)

I switched from MiKTeX to TeXLive, because I had installation trouble with MiKTeX on Windows 10. I'm trying to use pdflatex.exe to get a PDF document. But now I got this error: {d:/Program Files/...
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latexmk vs pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex x 2

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the following two compilation methods: latexmk pdflatex ➞ bibtex ➞ pdflatex` x 2 Is one method faster than the other and which should be preferred on a ...
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Trouble with TexLive's tlmgr in KDE Neon 5.16

After installing TexLive 2019 on this Linux Package, I'd tried to execute the following command in terminal: tlmgr --repository https://contrib.texlive.info/current install harftex but it gave me ...
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Portable installation of TexLive and dehypht-x-2018-03-31.tex

This question is about a borderline installation of TexLive, and as such it could be off-topic. I am sorry if this is the case. Background: I am trying to install a portable version of TexLive 2019 ...
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texlive langczechslovak collection compilation error

I am trying to get this compiled. As I can see the upstream SVN repo this collections depends on the csplain package I am getting the error: Loading UK English hyphenation patterns in ASCII encoding, ...
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Texlive 2019 install failed

When I am open the install-tl-advanced.bat and install-tl-windows.bat, I will get the information like the picture below. How can I fix the issue?
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tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2018 < 2019)

I know this question looks like a duplicate but it's not, all the other solutions are not working for me. I'm using debian 10 buster and I installed texlive with: sudo aptitude install texlive ...
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What are formats in LaTeX and how to manage them?

For very long time I am trying to understand why we need fmtutil and also why these files are called formats? Where are they coming from (besides language packages)? For example I have checked my ...
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texlive import packages from older installations

I've been using TeX Live 2018 and installed some packages to that, now that 2019 is out, I need to intall that new version (windows). I am using basis scheme install option (plain and latex) for ...
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Understanding the TeXlive release cycle: What is the meaning of a TeXlive release and is it ever 'finished'?

I'm trying to understand how the TeXLive release cycle works, but I'm unable to find exact information during my research. I hope someone here can point me in the right direction. Here's what I ...
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Why won't TEXINPUTS work?! (And how do I fix it?)

This is frustrating me to no end. I'm trying to use TEXINPUTS to look inside a parent directory (I don't know how else to). It refuses to do so no matter what I do. A minimal example to illustrate ...
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Default paper size is A4 instead of US letter

Quoted from https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Page_Layout#Page_size: It will not have been immediately obvious - because it doesn't really cause any serious problems - that the default page size ...
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Uninstalling TexLive issue on macOS Mojave

I realized I have quite hefty 13GB taken up by my 2018 and 2019 texlive versions and wanted a clean reinstall and a lightweight latex environment anyway. I read I can simply remove the folders under ...
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How to install HarfTeX on TeXLive?

I've Installed TeX Live 2019 and downloaded HarfTeX. I'm using Visual Studio Code along with LatexWorkshop on Windows 10 and without any problem tex files compile with xelatex and lualatex. What to do ...
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Compile error of the IEEE Access template

I am going to write a paper of the IEEE Access LaTeX format uploaded in this page https://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/create-your-ieee-article/authoring-tools-and-templates/ieee-article-...
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How to prevent texstudio from eating indentation;

When I paste something from other places,texstudio will eat the indentation. I feel really sad. I use utf8 coding. Can I use some way prevent it from eating indentation? For example original text ...
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Can't use numexpr in horizontal mode

I am trying to learn to work with numexpr and am having some trouble with the basics, and etex_man has not been detailed enough to help in this case. Here is an MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{...
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What does kpsewhich stand for?

I often have trouble remembering the name of the kpsewhich command. Maybe it would be easier for me to remember it, if I understand where the name come from, so the question is: What does the kpse ...
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pdflatex doesn't find package although it is installed

When I am running pdflatex template.tex I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File `xstring.sty' not found. However, I have downloaded the package myself and placed it in a latex-folder: $ find . -name ...
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How to install Arial in TeX Live 2019 in Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)

I hope someone has the kindness and endurance to help me out with installing uarial in TeX Live, I would be really grateful for that. I have tried so much for a few days now and for me it is quite ...