These reference options specified to the package at loading time. For optional arguments to macros or environments, use {optional-arguments} instead.

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Automated management of package options and loading order

This question led to a new package: pkgloader(CTAN, Github) LaTeX package conflicts are a common source of frustration: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6). To quote Freek Dijkstra: Package conflicts ...
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Will LaTeX3 improve freedom of package ordering and reduce “options clash”?

A prefatory afterthought: you may think this question better asked on the LaTeX3 mailing list, but I believe there may be a more general interest in the rather Byzantine rules for package load order. ...
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Option clash for package xcolor

I'm writing a report, and have a rather large table in my appendix. I'd like to emphasize some specific values by coloring some single cells. I'm trying to do it with xcolor. But receiving the error: ...
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Option clash with xcolor and TikZ

I want to draw some coloured circles, so I loaded tikz in my preamble. However, now xcolor is telling me that it has an "option clash". How should I fix this? \documentclass{article} ...
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a4paper, where should I declare it? In document class or geometry?

I currently have an article document class and I previously changed it to include printing on A4 paper: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} However, I had to change my margins to meet my ...
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What does the hyperref option hypertexnames do?

The Manual of hyperref states that hypertexnames: use guessable names for links. What does this mean? What are the consequences of using this option?
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Applying options to already loaded package

Is there a way to apply some options to a package which is loaded in the cls file I am using? For instance, suppose that the cls file loads graphicx, and I want to apply the option demo to it from my ...
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Is there a reason for \usepackage with options in a separate line?

I understand that these two commands do the same thing: \usepackage[letterpaper, landscape, margin=2in]{geometry} and \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{legalpaper, landscape, margin=2in} Is there ...
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I cannot get a (properly) underlined hyperlink in blue

First I just ignored the hyperref package and just wanted something that 'looked' like a link: \underline{\color{Blue} http://soundcloud.com} but I end up getting an underline about 3mm below the ...
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A package template using xkeyval?

I would like to write a package offering a number of commands. The package should accept options, and some of these options should be available as command options. Usage should be as follows: ... ...
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Load a package as optional argument

I'm creating my personal package. I'd like to use an option to turn on/off the line numbering provided by the package lineno. So, my sty file contains \RequirePackage{lineno} \linenumbers But if ...
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If not DeclareOption

I have some documents using a same custom package. That "header" package loads by default the package fullpage. But I would like to write a new LaTeX document, using the same header, but without ...
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Package options and \RequirePackage: order of commands and option conflicts?

How do the options of a \RequirePackage command interact with options specified for that same package elsewhere? Here is an example: The pdfx package, if loaded with the a-1b-option, executes the ...
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Load different options depending on package version

Is there any possibility to load a package with different options depending on the version of the package? The command \@ifpackagelater{package}{date}{true}{false} only works if the package is ...
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Where can I find out what various hyperref options do?

Where can I find a description of hyperref options, deeper than the one of the manual? I do not understand the meaning of several options. For instance, what is "redefines LaTeX internals" (option ...
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Did I misunderstand \RequirePackage? I don’t understand an option clash

Have a look at the following example, please. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{my.sty} \RequirePackage{xcolor} \end{filecontents} \RequirePackage{my} ...
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Is there a way to limit the scope of \usepackage?

When I tried to use the breqn package suggested by an answer to the question How do I break a long equation over lines It managed to break a whole bunch of unrelated equations (equations that did ...
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Conflict between Options of Packages

I have these following packages defined in my preamble and once the file is ran, it creates an error of the following saying there is a clash within the package options. Packages are below: ...
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LaTeX3: how to access package options

In my package I intend to write in expl3 syntax, how can I get access to the list of options passed to it on the document level via \usepackage[<option list>]{my-l3-pkg}? I know more or less ...
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Pass package options at loading time or later?

(This isn't really about a LaTeX issue but more about personal taste and arguments herefore.) Do you prefer to pass package options at loading time with, say, \usepackage[something]{geoemtry} ...
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How to make or add options for packages or functions

I'm using at this moment the Piano Package. This Package is a little limited so I want to change a few things. The standard color of the dots is orange. I want to change this in different situations. ...
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Mutually exclusive options in packages

Is there a standard way to define mutually exclusive options in a package? Could someone provide a simple example? Currently I am mostly intrested in LaTeX2e but it would be nice to see a LaTeX3 ...
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Key Value option in package

I trying to write a package, and I'd like to specify whether there should be colour or not. I'd like to do: \usepackage[color=false]{foo} and have this set \RequirePackage[color=false]{hyperref} ...
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When/How should a class load biblatex

I would like to write a custom class that loads the biblatex package, but I am having trouble with option clashes. For example, the following MWE gives me an error % arara: pdflatex % arara: biber % ...
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The kerning option of microtype

I wonder what the kerning option of the microtype package does? In the manual it says that kerning=true will give additional kerning. But how? Is this something that has to be specified in addition to ...
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Pass keyval string option to babel

How to pass a keyval string option given to my package to babel? I load my package with \usepackage[languages={ngerman,english}]{mylang} In package mylang I want to handle this optional languages ...
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Compare \CurrentOption with a string

I encountered a problem that I want to compare the \CurrentOption with a string. In the .tex file I have a code below. \usepackage[en-ver]{cufestatletter} Then I want to use \ifx to determine ...
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xkvltxp gives keyval error in case of biblatex's options on multiple lines

A keyval error arises if both: xkvltxp is loaded biblatex is loaded with options on multiple lines. The following MWE shows this strange behavior: \documentclass{article} % \usepackage{xkvltxp} ...
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Option clash when using graphicx and tikz packages

The following code fails Option clash for package graphicx, it seems to be an incompatibility between the package graphicx (when the option pdftex is used) and the package tikz. ...
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Loading package twice with \RequirePackage causes “option clash”

I thought that loading a package twice with the same options cannot lead to option clash, still I get a clash in the following simple example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Passing an if-else option to a custom sty file

I have a custom .sty file loading needed packages and defining some commands and environments. Is there an easy way to either: define an if-else option define option's default value I am using the ...
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In \DeclareStringOption, what is the difference between <init> and <default>?

In the kvoptions package the following macro is defined: \DeclareStringOption [⟨init⟩] {⟨key⟩} [⟨default⟩] Following is the related documentation: A macro is created that remembers the value ...
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How can I stop the “setspace” package from processing a “doublespacing” documentclass option?

LaTeX does not behave as I expected with the following files. First file: \documentclass[doublespacing]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} % for dummy text only \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} ...
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Disabling the draft option in a package

Within a package I'm making, I want ignore the default draft behavior and write my own. I have tried: \DeclareOption{draft}{ MYCOMMANDS ... \OptionNotUsed } \ProcessOptions If draft is used, my ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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'Unknown option' for my own package

I create a package: one common file that includes others. In common package file (russian_post.sty) I define options: \DeclareOption{times}{\@seriffalse} \DeclareOption{landscape}{\@lscapetrue} ...
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Using option for sty file

I would like to create and option (namely grid) to my sty file to produce a grid covering the whole page. I had success using \newif\if@sigur@grid \DeclareOption{grid}{\@sigur@gridtrue} and using ...
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Passing Options to Unknown Class

My goal is to process a LaTeX tex file with the draft option enabled for the document class, but from a terminal without having to edit the tex file or even open it to look at what class is being ...
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Expand package option, to make contained character math-active

In an answer to another question of mine, egreg posted code, which activates a character in math mode and gives it the function of \operatorname. Now I want to put this into a package and set the ...
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Different types of Blackboard Bold in the same document

I am using mtpro2 package and it has 7 (!) different options for the Blackboard Bold (BB) to choose from. However only 2 of them provide BB version of Greek letters. And in both cases the result is ...
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“Double use” of a4paper (geometry/KOMA)?

In my preamble, should I give the a4paper option just once or twice, i. e. once for the KOMA-script document class (scrartcl) and once for geometry? Is this redundant or does scrartcl need the option ...
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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Where to get help for the package options?

OS: Windows 7 + SP1 TeX: MiKTeX 2.9 IDE: Kile 2.1 For getting help on usage of package options, I usually Google "foo options latex", where foo is the name of the package. I wanted to know whether ...
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How to make menukeys support both of win and mac?

menukeys is a very fancy package. We can use it by: \usepackage[os=win]{menukeys} % Show keys in Windows style or by: \usepackage[os=mac]{menukeys} % Show keys in Mac style However, in my ...
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\ExecuteOptions error \CurrentOption \@nil

I try to follow this scheme : If not DeclareOption but have an error of this type : I get an error when using `\ExecuteOptions` together with `\usepackage{geometry}` but I don't understand how to ...
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Nested parameters lost when generating new macros from package options

I've created a package which I would like to take in options and turn these into new macros (one new macro for each option). I also want these new macros to produce new macros in turn. For example, ...
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Appending options to hyperref

I am trying to append options to hyperref inside a package (say append.sty) I'm writing. More precisely, in the package I load the hyperref package and I tune it: ...
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Initials in the bibliography. firstinits/uniquename not working correctly in biblatex?

Consider two MWEs (minimum working examples): \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Delbaen1998, year={1998}, title={Title3}, author={Delbaen, F.}, } ...
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Detect value of option given to documentclass

I would like to be able to detect if the standalone package was used with [preview=false] or [preview=true]. Not too concerned if this setting was a default or user defined. Based on How can one ...
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Giving numerical value to a package

I am playing around with making a package for some of my LaTeX commands and environments. The problem I am encountering is that the package will need to take a numerical value, which have a default ...