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Draw a ERD in Crow's foot

I am draw my entity relationship diagram in a UML tool, I am new to TeX writing and now want to draw it in latex. The image of my ERD is given below; Please help me with code and tell me which ...
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Gantt chart is going to beyond the page boundary

I draw a gantt chart under the figure but it is going to beyond the boundary of page. I show my code below; \begin{figure}[h] \begin{center} \begin{landscape} \scalebox{0.6}{ ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Draw Block Diagram and Flow Chart Diagram [on hold]

I am new to tex writing and not experiencing with drawing different diagrams. Tell me please that which packages I must use and how I can execute my code. Help me also with links, in which basic of ...
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Understand .cls files and working with sig-alternate.cls

I'm a day-one LaTex user so bear with me. I need to format a paper I'm writting with the sig-alternate.cls template in LaTex. I've got LaTex installed with TexStudio and MixTeX along with the ...
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Using PythonTeX under windows

I have a real big Problem: I try to run PythonTeX but it doesn't work. All I get are question marks when using \pygment{latex}{\py} in my text. I think the mistake is that PythonTeX is not linked ...
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Problem with pgfornament and vectorian package

When I compile the file \documentclass[12pt,francais]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{dvipsnames,svgnames}{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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Why don't pifonts work in align environment?

Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pifont} \begin{document} \begin{align} \ding{172} \ding{182} \end{align} \ding{172} \ding{182} \end{document}
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Hiding and unhiding math text

Can Latex be used to type a math article containing invisible proofs, each of which becomes visible under the relevant theorem when a button or link is clicked?
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Write in Urdu font

I want to write some lines in Urdu font in Tex writing. Someone help me that which packages I must use and how I write in .tex file, either in Urdu text or in English text. Please help me with a ...
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Is there a straight-forward means of determining dependencies between packages [duplicate]

I was reading about creating coordinate systems in the pgfmanual and was surprised to see the use of \define@key in one of the examples \makeatletter ...
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What are the differences between mdframed vs. tcolorbox [duplicate]

I am familiar with the mdframed package and its usefulness when content crosses page boundaries. But lately, I have seen quite a few questions about the tcolorbox package and don't know much about it ...
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Installing new package in TeXstudio [duplicate]

How to install a new package in TeXstudio? Spesifically I want to install TikZ package to draw automata.
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Agenda management

i have only been using latex for about half a year, and do a lot of agendas for meetings and i when i do so i but bullets in, as i am typing in bullets i remember why they are on the agenda and want ...
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Latex \newcommand with python code inside

I'm extremely new to Latex. I'm using python package to insert graphics in a loop. What I can not understand is how I can transform this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{python} ...
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Amsbook \part error

In my tex file I have \documentclass[11pt]{amsbook} \usepackage{amsmath,caption,fancyhdr,multirow,booktabs,lscape,pbox} \usepackage{amssymb,nomencl,todonotes,framed,booktabs,graphicx} ...
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Create summary section from marked text at the end of chapter/section?

I am trying to automatically create a summary section/subsection at the end of a chapter/section, by marking text within the main text as part of the summary. Is there a package that does that? I am ...
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How can I determine minimal set of LaTeX binaries/packages

I have limited disk space so my TexLive can not be full. Now I'd like to find out which binaries and packages I really need for every day use. As for packages it seems quite easy. At CTAN I can find ...
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Package calc Error: '!' invalid at this point

I "inherited" a huge manual written in tex. I should now update some lines. Unfortunately I am not a tex expert and get the following error not nailed down: I get the Error Message: Package calc ...
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Latex Error File `x.sty` not found [duplicate]

I am using MikTex and WinEdt 8.1 on Win8.1 X64. I am trying to compile a tex file which was previous complied on another PC without any problem. But I am having multiple LaTex Error: File ...
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Export portable latex document

I have a multi-part LaTeX document that I intend to hand in to a conference. One of the requirements is that I also hand in the source code. Obviously this includes all dependencies of my document ...
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Putting .sty file into ~/texmf-dist/tex/latex But still getting Error [duplicate]

I installed texLive 2013 on a mac. And I am using texmaker to typeset my documents. I have my threads regarding where to locate .sty files in mac. And I located my stackengine.sty in the following ...
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Where should I put my package files in TeX Live 2013? [duplicate]

I am using texmaker, which is based on Tex Live 2013. I have just downloaded a package, i.e. mathpro2 (lite version). Question 1: Where should I put my package files into? I have seen answers to ...
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mathbb not recognized however mathcal works!

I get the following error Writing index file thessamp.idx ) (./thessamp.aux) [0{/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap /pdftex.map}] ...
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Move all footnotes, references, tables, and charts to end

I'm submitting a paper for review for publication and the style guide of the journal requires: footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages I take this to mean that footnotes ...
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How to use a font installed from `getnonfreefonts`?

One sometimes cannot choose the font one has to write with. So I'm having troubles with uarial's installation. From the very begining, the following code given in this accepted answer, doesn't work ...
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How to revert the effect of a wrongly manually installed font?

What I did... First try. The readme-file of uarial says actually, it should be installed in <texmf>/fonts/type1/... I downloaded the TDS directory, uncompressed somewhere, and then tried ...
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Problem with poker package [duplicate]

I am new to latex and i have the following problem. When i use the poker package the following error occurs "poker.sty" not found. I'm using miktex and texmakerx. What is wrong ?
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Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?

Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography says that his preferred format (and, co-incidentally, the one I have to use for my technical writing class final paper) is one where Page mar­gins ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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How to install missing packages in texeditor in Windows 7 ultimate [duplicate]

I'm trying to include several .tex files to a single master file using subfiles,. but it seems that the package (subfiles.sty) is missing. How do I install it? I'm using texeditor in Windows 7.
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Installing Package Trouble

I've tried following several tutorials on installing a package and still can't get it to work. Here's what I'm using on Ubuntu: $ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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How to crop background from image automatically?

I have a Google Docs drawing that is a small scheme. However, this small scheme is surrounded by a lot of background that occupies a lot of useless space. I do not want to remove the background ...
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Package for more creative text formatting in latex

What is a reasonable package to be used for realizing something like the following example (including image altered): The source is ...
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How to center text in a schemabox?

I would like the text in the nodes between the arrows to be centered rather than left aligned. Using \centering or \begin{center} ... \end{center} around the minipage or setting text align=center in ...
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LaTeX error! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup

I am trying to input r code using the listing package. However, at the moment my file will not compile and returns the following error: ! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup \egroup I ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package

I'm writing a program in TexStudio which includes an algorithm/pseudocode. I used the second post here to help write the pseudocode. After installing the following packages: \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Using KOMA-Script packages with other classes

When speaking of KOMA-Script most people will refer to its classes scrbook, scrreprt, scrartcl and perhaps scrlttr2. But not everyone will know, that part of the bundle are also some packages, that ...
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Encapsulating style in an sty

sorry if this question seems off topic, but I had no place to ask it besides here. I have a big manual I am building in laTeX using either LuaTeX or XelaTeX, doesn't work on pdflaTeX. It took a ...
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What package must I load to be able to write \mathbb{Z}? [duplicate]

Downloaded TeXworks a couple weeks ago and have been using it to type my mathematics homework in LaTeX. I keep having to write sentences such as: Let $n$ be an integer. There are times when I would ...
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Formatting my basic tex report with specific spacing and font settings

Ok so I am configuring the settings of my tex file before starting my (mathematical) report and am going through my basic template and removing all packages I don't need and believe I have the very ...
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How to install packages which I am not able to find in TeX Live Utility? [duplicate]

Using this tex on TeXworks, I get an error. The code is an output from pandoc converting from markdown to tex. I checked if I have all the packages with TeX Live Utility. I found the followings. ...
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File `balance.sty' not found

i recently installed texworks 2012 full version in ubuntu 12.04. i am working in latexila. when i am running a .tex file the following error occured- File `balance.sty' not found. can any one help me ...
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Is it possible to use packages changepage and hanging together?

I'm trying to change the margins around some paragraphs with hanging indents, but LaTeX throws an error and doesn't really explain what's wrong. I'm a LaTeX newbie, so please forgive me if I'm making ...
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How to change theme of fancytikzposter

Elena Botoeva has written a new package for creating posters with TikZ. I have already dowloaded the file fancytikzposter sources. I would like to modify file fancytikzposter.sty in order to have ...
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How to create Custom Packages and import them in a TeX file

I would like to create E-R diagrams. It can be done with TikZ. But a whole set of commands have to be written. And every time I have to draw a E-R diagram, I have to write them back. I would like to ...
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Environment to write lines in a screenplay fashion?

Assuming that one is writing a scientific document and at some point is interested in writing a couple of lines, ex. Player: Hi! How are you? NPC: Nice, thanks! in a screenplay fashion. Is there ...
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Can I license my package under Creative Commons [closed]

A while ago I made a package in order to generate nice theroem boxes for the redaction of some lecture notes I made for my school (voluntarily, as a student). Today I realized that my school were ...
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slashbox style missing in debian [duplicate]

I am using TexLive in Debian Linux I have a template which I have to follow without altering its packages etc. and it uses slashbox which has been removed from Debian due to license problems. What can ...
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What to do when AMS and MnSymbol packages conflict on an arrow?

I need to use two arrows, one from MnSymbol and one from amssymb (\rightsquigarrow); unfortunately, MnSymbol redefines this command to produce its own version (which I don't want). Is there a way to ...