# Add lifecon package to project

I would use actuarial symbols in my documents. Here we have lots of example: http://maths.dur.ac.uk/stats/courses/AMII/LifeConSymbolsGuide.pdf

some of them need `lifecon` package. Could you tell me how can I add it? If I add `\usepackage{lifecon}` it doesn't work:

``````! LaTeX Error: File `lifecon.sty' not found.Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)Enter file name:! Emergency stop.<read >
``````

Coule you tell me how can I add it?

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Just copy the file from

http://maths.dur.ac.uk/stats/courses/AMII/lifecon.sty

and stick it in the same directory as your document, then

``````\usepackage{lifecon}
``````

should work

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Unfortunataely, I have this file in the same folder as my document. It isn't working. There is the same error. –  Tomek May 17 '14 at 22:54
@Tomek You can't get a file not found error if it's in the same directory (if tex can find the document file). (That doesn't mean it doesn't happen (computers can have bugs:-) but since it is not supposed to be possible there is isn't much we can say without more example, in particular an example document, a directory listing, anything else that would help someone suggest anything –  David Carlisle May 17 '14 at 23:01
Are you compiling with that directory as your working directory? Just to be sure... –  cfr May 17 '14 at 23:36
I'm not sure. How can I check it? How can I set working directory? –  Tomek May 18 '14 at 9:04
If your IDE is not helping, first get it working directly, open up a command window `cd` to the folder that has got your document and the .sty file and type `pdflatex zzzz` (whatever your document is called) then if latex finds the file and makes a pdf with no error you know tex is working and it's just a matter of teaching your editor to do what you just did. –  David Carlisle May 18 '14 at 10:19