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LaTeX, package documentation look-up

Where can I find the documentation for \usepackage{float}? And in general how do I find package documentations? Usually, I google usepackage{<package>} and hope that the documentation will show up.

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marked as duplicate by clemens, Werner, percusse, Thorsten, Martin Schröder Nov 9 '12 at 7:39

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At www.texdoc.net :-) –  Harish Kumar Nov 8 '12 at 16:30
@HarishKumar, perhaps move your comment to an answer? –  lhf Nov 8 '12 at 16:32
Are you interested in documentation for \usepackage or for the float package. Document to the latter is available from CTAN. –  Werner Nov 8 '12 at 16:33
I do locate float | grep doc. –  lhf Nov 8 '12 at 16:34
texdoc float should do –  Corentin Nov 8 '12 at 16:35

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First source (as I like it now) is at texdoc.net

Second source is to use texdoc from command prompt:

texdoc float

Syntax: texdoc <package name>

Third, if you are using an editor like WinEdt goto: Help -> LaTeX doc and type the package name. (This basically uses texdoc itself). Or just double click on \usepackage as noted by Holle.

And last, but not least is to type: http://ctan.org/pkg/<packagename> in your browser window to directly go to CTAN.

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If you use WinEdt just double-click the \usepackage. –  Holle Nov 8 '12 at 16:52

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