LaTeX packages needed, in particular what the heck is tabulary.sty?

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John Abraham

14 Jul, 2014 04:20 PM

I'm trying to get multimarkdown to PDF via memoir working. I figured out to install the latex support packages (this could be more clear in the main document, the main document implies that it "just works".) I've been typing "latex mydoc.tex" for a while now, and with each new error message I've been installing the required package from CTAN. However, now I'm at
! LaTeX Error: File `tabulary.sty' not found. and the LaTeX package "tabulary" doesn't have a tabulary.sty file. So where do I find this file?

Or, perhaps a more useful question: what LaTeX packages are required for LaTeX memoir support?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 14 Jul, 2014 04:34 PM

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    It depends on what packages you use in your document....

    If you install any reasonable TeX distribution it should have the
    packages you need. If you try to custom install on your own, I imagine
    you will spend a lot of time adding packages one by one.

    I just use the MacTeX distribution, which seems to have everything I need:

    Whenever I get a new computer, I install this, the MMD latex support
    files, and I'm good to go.

    As for the tabulary problem, perhaps you didn't properly install it or
    you installed a version incompatible with the rest of your system? I
    have not had that error.

    As you can imagine, I can't spend a lot of time helping everyone sort
    out their LaTeX install problems -- LaTeX is a complicated suite of
    programs, and there are plenty of LaTeX groups for that. But if you
    want information about LaTeX from other MMD users, you're welcome to ask
    on the discussion list -- many of the subscribers there use LaTeX:


  2. 2 Posted by John Abraham on 14 Jul, 2014 04:46 PM

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    Thanks Fletcher. I used tex-live from macports. Somehow I assumed that would work out. I'm trying mactex now.

    John Abraham
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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by fletcher on 14 Jul, 2014 04:48 PM

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    I am certainly not an expert, but I thought MacTeX was based on tex-live.

    Did you "skimp" on your initial install to save disk space? I do that
    on most things, but it seems to backfire on LaTeX for me.


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