{packages} is about packages in general, e.g. about choosing, installing or using packages. For questions about writing packages, choose {package-writing} instead. If your question concerns a specific package, choose its name as tag. For {document-classes} or {templates} use the respective tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
12 views

How to use Boondox calligraphic font in LaTeX without replacing \mathcal command

This is a follow-up question to a previous question I asked about how to use the Boondox calligraphic font alongside the standard \mathcal font. The solution involved getting the \mathalfa package ...
6
votes
1answer
80 views

Do I risk breaking documents by updating my TeX distribution?

I ran into a feature missing because its package was out to date and started the MikTeX update utility for the first time after installing MikTeX in February. The updater found dozens of packages that ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Missing mathtools package [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8. I have installed MiKTex 2.9 and TeXstudio. However, when I compile the document, the process exits with the following error: File `mathtools.sty' not found. \usepackage When I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

“the remote package repository is not registered”

I'm getting this error and don't know how to fix it. Is there some way to specify a different package repository? I'm no expert on MikTex so I was hoping there was something easy. I tried running ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to change the styles (.sty) path in Lyx?

I am using LyX Version 2.1.3 (for Mac Yosemite) Library directory: /Applications/LyX.app/Contents/Resources/ User directory: ~/Library/Application Support/LyX-2.1/ If I go to Tools-> TeX ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Company brochure with latex

I have to create a new brochure (not a slide presentation) for a scientific project, in order to obtain funding. I was thinkg about using latex. The brochure needs to include high-resolution pictures, ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Customizing enumerate bullets in .sty

The default enumeration style with the enumerate package is as follows: 1. First item a) first item, first thing b) first item, second thing 2. Second item a) second item, first thing I ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

OrnementsADF and babelbib font problem

Consider the following code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

LaTeX for writing a fiction book [duplicate]

I am wondering if one can use TeX/LaTeX to write a full-fledged fiction book i.e. a prose, literature (not poetry) e.g. if Conan Doyle wished to write his Sherlock using TeX, what would you have in ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Problems with tikz on TexMaker in RedHat

I get an error ! I can't find file `pgflibrarytikzfit.code.tex' when I try to build a TeX file in TexMaker with Red Hat. The same things compiles perfectly in Ubuntu.
4
votes
1answer
44 views

Program package confliction

I want to write pseudo-codes in my survey using program package. Since I'm writing in other languages rather than English, I have to alter the names of those environments, like theorem and proof, etc ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

Some packages not recognised by TexStudio

Some of my packages are not recognised by TexStudio (examples: pdfpages, mathtools, ramsstyle and so on), but most of the packages I use are recognised. I have installed all of these packages with ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

How to place floats between paragraphs?

I have read multiple questions on this site like How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? and it seems to me that default behaviour of floats is not what I ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

vizualisation of package dependencies

According to the solution of Heiko (How to design a command inquiring internally required packages?) I would like to have one additional file to be written... It should have the form Headerlines ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

todonotes crashes because too many on list

I am been using the package \usepackage{todonotes} but have ran into a problem with the \listoftodos.. My list has become above one page, and it seems to to not compile when it goes above this ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

Are there any packages providing collections of title pages?

I'm looking for a way to easily experiment with different title page styles, without having to design them myself. Something similar to what ms word offers.
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Error installing PDFBox library for pax package

On Ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/44104/861. First install pax package. $ sudo tlmgr install pax Then run ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Easiest alternatives for thumb-index indicators on chapters in a book?

I have earlier asked Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?, but I have a different problem now. I have a document that can be approximated with this MWE: ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

how to add begin lemma, corollary, theorem in my template?

I am using INFORMS template and it has only begin{Proposition} option, but I want to add lemma, corollary, theorem etc. How can I do this? Thank you
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Are there any packages for knitting?

So I showed my girlfriend the braids package, and she asked if their are any packages for knitting patterns. I couldn't find any on ctan with a quick search, so I thought I'd ask here. Are their any ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How to add a search path for packages in TexStudio on Mac OS?

I would like to add a custom folder into the search path of TexStudio on OS X Yosemite for using custom packages. Is it possible to do so in a way that it would work when compiling LaTeX documents ...
8
votes
1answer
55 views

Is it possible to make LaTeX check that some environment is in each part of a document?

I have a document which is required to have an example for (most) proofs. Is there an easy way to have LaTeX check that I haven't forgotten an example? I'm imagining something like this: ...
2
votes
2answers
46 views

What exactly are the “[ ]” for in “\usepackage[]{}”

I've looked in a few places for this and there are no good explanations.
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Problem: Package atveryend Info: Empty hook `AtVeryVeryEnd'

I am currently writing a paper and so far I had no problems whatsoever. But all of a sudden the following happened and I can not see the reason for this major hick up. Can anyone help me? The paper ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

Define path for packages in the LaTeX file (analog of \input@path or \graphicspath for \usepackage)

How to specify path for additional packages in the LaTeX file itself? For graphics, you use \graphicspath{{a}{b}}, and then \includegraphics{file} finds b/file.pdf. EDIT: it should be ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Caption Package Causing Errors

Consider the following MWE, named scratchTex.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \end{document} When I enter the command pdflatex scratchTex.tex, I get LaTeX ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

advanced LaTeX course

I am looking for some tutorial or video-class or something like that about LaTeX advanced course. I want to know more about macros and the creation of packages. Thanks for the attention!
2
votes
0answers
42 views

svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

dantelogo.sty missing

I have a Latex template which I need to follow, however, when I am compiling it to obtain the pdf I am getting the error: "LaTeX Error: File `dantelogo.sty' not found.Type X to quit or to proceed,or ...
0
votes
0answers
216 views

How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

How make formulas in the PDF not selectable?

Mathematical formulas in a PDF from LaTex generate lots of noise while reading it with Text-to-speech software. This is why I would like find a way to make all the set of symbols inside the formulas ...
9
votes
1answer
63 views

Using a single symbol from kpfonts

I would need some help by extracting the "\varprod"-symbol from the kpfonts package. Similar to how it is done here for the subset-symbol of the mathabx package. Although there is a description how to ...
3
votes
2answers
32 views

Package changes horizontal pipe to horizontal for chapter formatting

I need to change the style of my chapters to a different one. I found a package which would do that, and it works nicely. However, my code before the edit was like this: ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can't seem to align right the text in a tabular

Hello I am using "Extended Fancy CV Carmine Benedito" template and have a really hard time to allign the name of my school in the right... Please, anybody has an idea of what to do? Thank you in ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

When I use Lyx, very often program will stuck after I click the save button.

This is very disturbing since a lot of times I have to try many time to save a file before I actually type anything in it. Is it because I miss some packages ? Is there anyone also having this problem ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How to tell latex which package version to use

I'm currently writing a document on my "work-pc" meaning, that I do not have sudo rights on this machine. It has some old version of hyperref installed, that is not compatible with pdfx and gives me ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
8
votes
2answers
169 views

Leporello tips?

Is it some packages to help users to create a leporello edition ? To regard the creases, the long size paper, etc. (leporello is an edition in accordeon) i.e.: example of leporello
2
votes
1answer
22 views

\NG package conflict

I have a package conflict resulting from a custom command in an .sty file I am using. The command looks like this: `\newcommand\NG[1]{Gram.: {#1}}%Note Grammar Now, if I run pdflatex it gives me ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Include figure relative to path of package

For my thesis I'm using a given package from my university (titlepage.sty). Inside this package a figure is included VUB_logo. However, I wanted to put the packages I use in a folder named packages ...
7
votes
1answer
357 views

How can latex help me format and present lots of data in a report?

At work I am responsible for creating information security reports that contain long narratives and reference what we refer to as "vulnerabilities". These vulnerabilities are presented in a table. I ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

New example environment, with symbol at the end

Is there a standard formatted environment specifically used for examples? I'm writing a document on linear algebra, with the usual definition-theorem-proposition-example structure. Right now when I ...
0
votes
0answers
219 views

MikTeX package manager not installing BibTeX

I am new to LaTeX and I have installed MikTex distribution and I am using Texmaker. When I compile the simple code shown below I get an error: %_________________Preamble ...
4
votes
1answer
180 views

Comprehensive overview of the existing latex classes. Or how to choose the right class? [duplicate]

Latex classes are really useful as they provide ready and easy to use implementation of complex formatting, styling and rendering methods. In fact, it is one of the most interesting feature of the ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Drawing Sequential Function Chart Diagrams in LaTeX

Anybody knows if there is any LaTeX package besides Grafcet that can be used to make SFC diagrams? e.g: Thank you in advance!
2
votes
1answer
46 views

Is there a way to put some of my project's files in a separate folder?

My university has provided a thesis project template with tons of files in it. My current working directory looks a bit like this: package1.sty package2.sty package3.sty classFile.bst classFile.cls ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

how can I add xepersian (or any other persian pack) to mactex

I am a new tex user I really don't know anything about tex so please give me lots of explanations. thanks. siavash jafarizadeh
1
vote
1answer
41 views

What would cause an error to only come up on one computer even when the files are identical?

I'm having an issue with the following code. The error is an undefined control sequence, the contents of the file does not matter on whether or not the error orcours. The error only exists on 1 ...