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why can't I use a package in texmaker?

I am using Texmaker on a mac. I downloaded MacTex. However, I cannot use packages in Texmaker. It always keeps telling cannot find .sty file. How can I solve this?
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How do I install extra LaTeX packages in Sublime Text 3?

I have LaTeXTools installed and I'm trying to figure out how to install the moderncv package (or for future reference, how to install packages in general). Is this done through Sublime Text's package ...
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How to use packages from TeX Live?

I downloaded the MacTeX and I am now using Texmaker to finish my algorithm homework. When I try to add this line \usepackage{algorithms} in texmaker, it always keeps telling me that algorithms.sty is ...
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Cannot change teletype font to beramono

I am trying to change the teletype font in my thesis document to Bera Mono. I downloaded the beramono CTAN package and unzipped it in my ~/texmf folder (where I've already installed a few dozen ...
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How to tell if included package interferes with document style or other packages?

I had a problem with subfig changing caption formatting when using the Springer svjour3 style. The answer (using subfig changes fonts in captions of figures) was to tell subfig not to include the ...
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Latex doesn't recognize cntformats.sty

I downloaded manually cntformats.sty and put it in the directory exsheets. But Latex still doesn't recognize it and asks if I want to download it. I tried several times to download it by changing the ...
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Classes or styles for a standalone index

I'd like to create a document which is a standalone index (of reviews: the data are the reviewer, the volume and page, and the name of the reviewed item). Organising the data is not a problem (it is ...
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Installing a .LDF language file

I am trying to install a language package in Latex not officialy included in TeX. I have downloaded the .LDF file and the hyphenation rules, but have no idea how to install them. I am using MixTex.
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What packages help with typesetting settings specific to religious books?

I'm looking to reprint and publish older religious books from the 19th century and earlier. Such books usually have features not typically found in most books, and I'm finding it difficult to ...
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Document Layout Styles

I am inviting partial solutions for defining styles for document layouts. The solutions should be capable of defining the font size, leading (interline distance), and type for the running text as well ...
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Outlines Package - Coloring Prefixes AND Text?

I want to use the outlines package, and wish to color lines of a certain level with a certain color. Here is my current document: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{outlines} ...
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Preamble works in .tex file but not in .sty file

I have a question concerning .sty files. I often use the same preamble in my latex documents and so I wanted to put it into a .sty file. I started with the first few lines, but it already does not ...
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file ctable.sty not found

I downloaded both TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX on a new PC. When compiling a file (which was made on another pc), I get the error ctable.sty not found. Then I get the suggestion to download the correct ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′

I get the Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′ when I am adding new items to my bibliography. I am using TexStudio. I tried to use Biber or BibTeX as a default ...
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Define Chronology size to textwidth

I want to use the chronology package to make a nice timeline. However, I cannot get it to work at all. It seems to have a serious problem with the \textwidth and \linewidth commands, although the ...
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How to install a package for latex in linux

When I compile my tex file in linux using latex filename, I get the error that changepage.sty is missing. How should I install the package? thanks a lot.
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chemgreek.sty error with achemso

I am trying to use achemso packages donwloaded directly from CTAN. Although I have installed the packages to the location MiXTex2.9/tex/latex, I have an error message saying that 'File `chemgreek.sty' ...
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What kind of a package is flafter?

I didn't find any reference to this package on CTAN. Is it a builtin? Does it have any documentation?
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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How can I continue using both pageslts and tikz?

A recent update to my TeX Live installation appears to have given rise to an incompatibility between two packages: pageslts and tikz. The following document does not compile: \documentclass{article} ...
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is it possible to have too many things in preamble?

this might seem like dumb question, but .. I'm going to ask it anyway since I'm not an informatician I don't know quite how this works actually. I'm working on my Phd now and I already have ...
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Creating a class file vs using packages

In my limited LaTeX experience, I've always found that I can accomplish what I want by just using the relevant set of packages, even for more complex formatting. If I were to try and create a ...
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.sty files not found

I have recently received a second work laptop and have installed LaTeX on it. I am using TexStudio. However, whenever trying to compile documents from my google drive (which works perfectly on my ...
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Print Journal in Latex

I want to have a template for a journal which is having multiple research paper in it with references at the end of each paper. Is it possible to have it?
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Basic Tex how to install packages?

I just installed Basic Tex and now of course I need to install additional packages. I tried tlmgr install <pkg> But I get the error message: You don't have permission to change the ...
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Reinstalling a Package Again and Again

I am using WinEdt on my computer for quite a while. I have recently started using WinEdt on my laptop, and here I have a problem - every time I compile my code (CTRL+SHIFT+P) I am required by latex to ...
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texworks can't find tensor.sty

! LaTeX Error: File 'tensor.sty' not found. however, it is there, in: /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tensor/ along with an army of other similar files.. I'm using ubuntu.. ..looks ...
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What does “You have requested package `foo', but the package provides `foo'.” mean?

I know what this message means in general ("do not add path names in package names"), and my question is not a duplicate of You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides ...
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Installing packages on Macbook Pro (MacTex BasicTex)

I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains. I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the ...
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Errors when trying to install a new package not displayed in Tex Utility?

I am running OS X: 10.10.1 - Yosemite. I have TeXShop running on my Mac and have updated to the 3.52 version using the internal update. I am trying to use LaTeX in python and change the font in python ...
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Difference between length and number (in the draftwatermark package)

I am using the draftwatermark package. According to the documentation, it is possible to set the horizental position of a watermark with the command \SetWatermarkHorCenter{⟨length⟩}. They say that ...
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Packages not found

I'm using TexMaker on Windows 7. When I tried to add two packages : diagbox and glossaries and I compiled, it returned me : "!LaTeX Error : File 'glossaries.sty' not found. etc ..." Any ideas ? ...
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Good lua code in .tex doesn't work in .sty?

I have some luacode in a .tex file that works fines, but does't in a .sty file -- with this error message : Runaway argument? ! File ended while scanning use of \luacode@grab@lines. \par ...
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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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Using a .sty file with Lyx, on a Mac

I apologise if this is a dupe, but I've had a look and can't find anything that matches my requirements. I'm having trouble finding a way of using a .sty file with Lyx. I found some instructions here ...
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Texcount error 'could not recognise package list'

using texcount in the command line interface produces the error 'could not recognise package list'. I'm using texcount -1 -sum -inc mymainfile.tex which includes several files in a two different ...
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How to view the automatic save pdf in the directory in LaTex

I want to automatically save the .tex document to PDF and view in the directory. Can you have the idea to view the PDF in the same directory
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scrbook.cls missing even though koma-script is installed

i'm writing my master's thesis with texmaker and miktex. everything worked fine since two days ago. every time when i want to generate my tex-file the package-installation window pops up telling me ...
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Attempting to write a document for a peer review publication. Having trouble making a template work

I am wanting to write a Latex document for peer review publication. I have found a template at http://msp.org/gt/macros/gtpartdoc.pdf But when I paste this into Latex I get the error code: ! Latex ...
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Text related packages advised to avoid combining

In a recent question, a comment was left by @cfr in response to a line I included, specifically: \usepackage{microtype,textcomp,textgreek,mathspec} You should not be loading that mix of ...
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How to create this kind of slides in LaTeX ? ( commonly used by physicists)

Here is one example of these slides (in spanish): http://www.ugr.es/~jillana/SR/trans9.pdf Someone give me a clue about the style that is used to make these slides? Thanks.
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! LaTex Error: File `forest.sty` not found [duplicate]

When I run a tikz code on my PC, the following error always stop me from producing the figure. ! LaTex Error: File forest.sty not found But my code is okay in Overleaf. My LaTex on ...
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Packages NOT recommended for physics [closed]

I am writing my thesis in physics. I am not a Tex expert so in the beginning I just added convenient packages that were suggested here on tex.stackexchange.com as I went along. Unfortunately, after ...
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Making geometry worksheets in LaTeX?

I work as a math tutor and I'd like to make geometry worksheets for 7th grade students: These worksheets would include finding the area of various polygons, and finding the volume of various shapes. I ...
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Predefining placement of figures and tables in custom package

I am trying to define figures in a new custom package using \newenvironment{name}{begin defs}{end defs} and minipage command (code is given below). if i create a \newcommand{\name}{defs} (named as ...
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package for \mathbb{lowercase letter} symbol [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any package that produces a \mathbb{} symbol for lowercase letters. Thanks in advance!
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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LaTeX Package Version Management

Is there a standard way to manage package (.sty, etc) versions used by LaTeX documents? My company is interested in reproducibility - say 10 years from now they want to be able to take a .tex file ...
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xepersian complingerror in a .def file

in compling a template that works on my friends system i get the error"footnote-bidi-xepersian.def not found". I installed miktex and texmaker compeletly. the english templates works but not this one ...
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Strange Error after upgrading to MacTeX 2015

After the Upgrade to TeXLive 2015 the document of mine produces a strange pdf output. If you compile the given TeX file as it is, you see that the background grid on the first page is shifted. Now ...