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Unable to add a XeLaTeX-based .sty file [on hold]

I am going to use this XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX) based template to build a CV. The org-preamble-xelatex.sty file is necessary, which has been located within the corresponding directory just next to the ...
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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 ...
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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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Arbitrary \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 ...