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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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using frenchbabel in tex

As I have some french letters, I use the following package on tex ; \usepackage[francais]{babel} But in the article document class, for abstract and references, it gives me these words in french. ...
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Warning refers to unrecognized command, but file can still be compiled

Good afternoon everyone, I am using a master document in TeXstudio which imports several separate .tex-files and contains the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{packBWR} ...
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Downloaded: xlop.sty and xlop.tex file. Which specific directory to install ?

I like to install package called :xlop from CTAN I use Mac OS X 10.9 and TeXShop 3.48. Which specific directory do I put these two files? Do I put it at A. I have ...
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Possible LaTeX package to maintain simultaneous text translations

Context: In the text of a document I am planning I will have numerous "strings" that are in a foreign language (foreign to me of course). My current plan is to use the glossaries package because ...
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tex-live can't find .sty in texmfhome on lubuntu

I'm trying to run a Makefile that I've already seen running on another computer. It's path on my machine is ~/metrics/Manuscripts/LRP/Makefile It uses my professor's prof-lang.sty file which is kept ...
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which LaTeX .sty files are in each MacPorts texlive-* bundle?

Is there a list of which particular LaTeX .sty files are installed for a given MacPorts texlive bundle? For instance, which are in texlive-fonts-extra or texlive-science? I know this list must exist ...
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Identifying a template for a scientific paper

I recently found this paper and I very much like the layout. Before contacting the author or trying to roll my own, does anyone know whether this is a publicly-available package? The ...
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Missing .dll file prevents MiKTeX package manager from opening

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 (64-bit; single-user installation), but shortly after I installed it, the Package Manager stopped opening. When I try to open it, I get the following ...
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Any \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters . () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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Extend space for many authors in conference paper

Prologue For a conference paper, I am asked to use an existing style file. The typesetting code apparently has a history of re-use and adaptations of more than 20 years, and it looks pretty crumbled ...
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How does the LaTeX `ABC` music typesetting package configure spacing with `width`

How does the ABC music typesetting package configure spacing with the value passed to width. The documentation says width is the dimension best expressed as a fraction of \abcwidth As width is one ...
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Add package (using TeXstudio)

Can I please asked a simple question about package? I have package saved as .sty file and located in the same folder with the .tex. However it still displays as 'package not found'. How to solve this ...
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Plugging a Mathematica code into a given template (before winter comes)

I have the following code sample, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings,xcolor} \lstset{language=Mathematica} \lstset{basicstyle={\sffamily\footnotesize}, ...
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Unable to connect to repository in MiKTeX 2.9

In MiKTeX 2.9 Package manager, when I'm trying to synchronize it writes me a message: "The remote package repository is not online...", but I'know server is online (I can use FTP to download packages ...
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How do I get this scheme code package into my listings package?

I'm relative new to LaTeX and I want to add this https://github.com/stuhlmueller/scheme-listings scheme-Package into my listings package. But how does it work? I don't get the installation manual for ...
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How to use the latest minted package in overleaf?

I am working on a document in overleaf. I am using the minted package to place code in my document. I need to use the breaklines option of the minted package which only the latest version of the ...
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How to put the hover effect on text when running fancy-preview script?

I'm trying to put the hover effect of fancytooltips in the text instead of the tooltip. I know that using the fancytooltips package we can use: \tooltip{<TEXT>}{<TOOLTIP COMMENTARY>} for ...
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Issues with devanagari package

I am experiencing an issue with the pagackage devanagari in conjunction with MinionPro. Specifically, the font in the "list of figures", the "table of contents" or "list of tables" is automatically ...
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TEX create a .sty file [duplicate]

I'm at my office and i have to install TEX package manually. I have download the package subfig on CTAN, but their is no .sty file in the folder. I convert in the past a file in sty passing by the ...
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Can not update packages in Tex Live Utility after installing Tex Live 2015 [duplicate]

since Tex Live 2015 was released these days, I updated it. I´m using a Mac. Now I wanted to check for package updates in the Tex Live Utility. But that does not work, unfortunately. First strange ...
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Wick contraction on boldface symbols

How can I Wick contract boldface letters? I am currently using the wick.sty package but it does not allow either {\bf X} nor {\bf X} to be Wick contracted against anything else. Is there some way ...
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I can't find file `supp-mis.tex

As I was to compile using MikTeX and TeXstudio I got the message: "I can't find file 'supp-mis.tex'. \input supp-mis.tex Emergency stop. \input supp-mis.tex Option `pagecolor' is not available ...
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LaTeX Error: File `kbordermatrix.sty' not found

I have the code for a transition matrix that compiles fine with a desktop editor like TeXstudio, however fails to compile in cloud-based LaTeX editors like ShareLaTeX or Overleaf: ...
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\usepackage{preview} equivalent for ConTeXt?

I would like to create a ConTeXt document cropped around a single \starttikzpicture \stoptikzpicture. How to achieve this by letting TeX infer the page size from the box dimensions?
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Unable to install package texlive-latex-extra with apt-get

I want to use \usepackage{framed, color} and \usepackage{wrapfig}. I am trying to install the packages using sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra but after a lot of downloading, it results in this ...
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Evaluate strings of key-value option in custom package by using a switch-case environment

I'm trying to write a custom package MyUnicodefonts where I'd like to store all my font settings for various math fonts and roman fonts (later also mono and sans). In my document I intend to choose ...
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Easy method to activate cyrplain package (CyrTeX)

I would like to have a Cyrillic version of TeX/AMSTeX. I have installed the cyrplain package, but further instructions are too long and technical for me, sometimes referring to README of other ...
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Am I over exerting the glossaries package?

As per the MWE below, I am using the glossaries package to handle the automation of values being inserted into text. This is useful when trends and discussions/conclusions don't change but values ...
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Highlighting of (too) long sentences

I'd like to improve the readability of a very long document. To do so, I'd like to have sentences with more than x words highlighted in the pdf. Is there a way to realise this (either via a package, ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...