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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mathtools.sty' not found. Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I just ...
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Alignment of text is not proper in APA style 6 package

I just started using LaTex for my research work. I am using APA6 style package, but when i am producing output is not properly aligned. I am mentioning below LaTex command i am using. ...
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What is the use case for the ucs package?

The ucs package (formerly aliased to unicode), provides support for Unicode as a input format, as I understand it. Under what circumstances should I be using that package, and unicode symbols? to my ...
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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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Is there an EASY step by step guide to installing packages?

Im trying to install a package, the one called "mathtools". I am using MikTeX and Texmaker, and the Package Manager does not work, so i need to do it manually. I have downloaded a folder from CTAN ...
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MiKTeX package update: Select All grayed out

I installed MiKTeK 2.9.4321 in a locked down environment. I don't believe that we can directly download the entire thing from outside, and the aforementioned version is the one that we have on a CD, ...
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Missing mathtools.sty

I'm really new to LaTeX and am having a problem with mathtools.sty. I am using MikTeX and Texmaker. When I try to create the pdf (compile?) it gives me the error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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How to create a table with long text and which packages use

Please, Help me inserting a table like this. I could not prepare this table easily because the long text i have to insert into the columns. I have been trying from some examples of stackechange but ...
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Modifying the appearance of appendix titles

I want to modify the appearance of appendix titles. For that I use the package appendix with the following options: \documentclass[ numbers=noenddot ]{scrreprt} \usepackage[ automark, ...
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Package installed but not working

I installed the MacTEX package, and want to use the listings package for pretty printing code. According to the TeX Live Utility, the package is installed (I tried re-installing it as well). However, ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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What online tool is suggested for the picture package in LaTeX? [duplicate]

As you know there are online tools for drawing tables for LaTeX. Is there any online tool which can be used to generate the pictures (any geometrical graphics and shapes) easily? That means we ...
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when i was running my thesis following problem raised please help me

I was doing my article in latex it is showing the following error. Can any one help me? Package keyval Error: compat2 undefined. \ProcessOptionsKV[p]{Gm}
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Can I write $\log^2{x}$ in skmath?

Standard LaTeX has the opportunity to write things like $\log^2{x}$. This is however no longer possible when loading the skmath package, because skmath expects the logarithm to be entered ...
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Why does hyperref return errors when options are included to this package?

When I include these options to the package hyperref I get error messages and the file doesn't compile! Please here is a minimal working environment: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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smartref package conflicts with babel option frenchb

I've unsuccessfuly searched for an answer to this problem. I'd like to use the smartref package together with babel with option frenchb, but there seems to be a conflict : command \chapterref in the ...
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Font Issue — Times and Computer Modern work but nothing else

This code seems to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{times} \begin{document} This is a test. \end{document} %End of document. But, I have had no luck with any fonts other than Times ...
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How can the last updated packages get propagated earlier than the first updated packages

I often experience the following phenomenon. For example, from texnik.dante.de/tex/generic I noticed that pst-plot gets updated on August 24, 2014 pst-poly gets updated on August 28, 2014 and ...
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Problem with the zhnumber package

I am trying to write about numerals and the use of symbols. As an example I would like to use chinese/japanese symbols to show a multiplicative system. I have come up with the package zhnumber which ...
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design a style using tikz package

How can I use latex tikz package to design the style that is seen in the picture?
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Where should I put LaTeX macro package files?

I'm preparing to submit an article to one of Springer's journals. It requires to use Springer's LaTeX macro package. (http://www.springer.com/statistics/journal/10985 --> Instruction for authors --> ...
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Should one always use exscale when using lmodern?

At the moment I only use summation signs with symbols which have a normal high and also no summation signs in subscripts. Due to this post is it correct that I should always use the exscale package ...
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Package won't get loaded [duplicate]

I have written a package and placed it in the same directory as e.g. latex.ltx. However, TeXShop just won't load it, or rather, XeLaTeX and pdfTeX called through TeXShop won't. If I, however, on the ...
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How to remove extra white space from figures

How can I please remove extra white space from a figure because it's taking me so much space. Thank you,
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How to insert hebrew In backround (with Tikz) in Lyx

I try to do a background with a text on the top right corner of the page (with borders and page number) I succeeded in creating it but I want to insert a hebrew text (it renders english the way I ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Sideways subfigure over several pages

I am trying to include "sideways" subfigures according to this question How to rotate a group of figures (subfigure) from Torbjørn T. I would like to put three graphics next to each other (for ...
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Packages to install once for all

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Then, I have manually installed tex-common, texlive-base and texlive-latex-recommended. And I realize that some packages do not exist anymore. For ...
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Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package? [duplicate]

Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the texlive package (not texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if ...
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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Option clash between TikZ, psplot, geometry, and hyperref [duplicate]

I know someone who is working on a LaTeX document requiring pst-plot, geometry, and hyperref, and I recently gifted him some TikZ improvements of diagrams that didn't seem to be working out for him. ...
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How to modify a .sty file?

I am trying to modify the fontawesome.sty file. I just include the command in the style file and it works but without showing the Skype icon just showing an empty box. \expandafter\def\csname ...
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Space and Position in Cover Letter Title

I attached my code for my cover letter of one job, and the picture of compiled pdf below. Can anyone help me accomplish the following things: How to make my Name show on the left with certain nice ...
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How can I hyperlink figures and tables in LaTeX? [closed]

I can hyperlink references by hyperref package. But I can not hyperlink figures and tables? should I use any certain package for labeling ?
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Package for Service Value Networks (or something close)

I would like to draw several Service Value Networks and I am looking for a package to help me do so. Does anybody have an idea what package I could use?
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Rd.sty throws ! LaTeX Error: Command \bold already defined.

I have to use Rd.sty package can be obtained from here in my .Rnw documents. Without using \usepackage{Rd} everything works fine. But the inclusion of \usepackage{Rd} throws the following error: ! ...
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“Author et al., submitted”, is that possible with \citep?

Is it possible to have "Author et al., submitted" using the package natbib? e.g.: @article{papersubmitted, title = {{I love LaTeX, and you?}}, author = {Author1, Name and Author2, Name and ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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latex courier font, text writes to margin

I have two questions: 1.If I change the font to \ttfamily the text do not stop at margin, without \ttfamily it works fine 2.If I exclude the package "graphicx" I get with pdflatex a4 page with my ...
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Using a single symbol from an MnSymb package

I often face the following problem: I need just a single symbol from a package (currently \equalclosed from MnSymbol), however loading the whole package causes certain problems with already loaded ...
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Highlight line numbers in listings, conflict with hyperref package

I want to highlight the line numbers of the lines of the Listing to which I refer. See the question Highlight line numbers in Listings for details about how to highlight one line number. Now I want ...
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lgrxenc.def not nound

Yesterday I've finally reinstalled my TeXLive to the version of 2014. While compiling, I have the following error: fontec.sty Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `lgrxenc.def' not found ...
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symbol.cab missing digital signature

I am trying to run an Elsevier template, and apparently it needs the file symbol.cab. Miktex (2.9) tries to download this automatically from ...
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Is it safe to “renewcommand” \SS? (Which packages use \SS command?)

I've tried to set \newcommand{\SS}{\mathcal{S}} in the preamble but I've discovered that this command is already defined. So, I tried native command on my code and I've found that it is a "simple" ...
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How can I use a usepackage only for one section?

I need 2 different usepackages: one for a floatchart ( http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/simple-flow-chart/) and one for my whole document. . For the Floatchart: \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Publishing a package update on CTAN?

This is one of the questions I get on and off, so I thought I'd post about it. A couple of times, I've ended up with a situation where I need to modify code in a CTAN package proper - that is, I ...
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LaTeX “under construction”, “in work” or “work in progress” symbols

Are there "under construction", "in work" or "work in progress" symbols in one of the LaTeX symbol packages? Something like this (google search link). I have tried detexity, but could not find an ...
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A&A template returns error \renewcommand{\Newassociation}

I got the template to make scientific papers from the Astronomy&Astrophysics official website. Since I can not compile my own document, due to an error, I tried to compile the demo that is within ...
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Typesetting with “odd-shaped” margins

I am considering a poster presentation that I would like to design using nonstandard margin shapes. Current standard essentially puts elements inside a rectangle determined by page size, header and ...
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What is the difference between TEXMFHOME and TEXINPUTS? [duplicate]

A question was asked: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? The accepted answer basically says the following: Create a local texmf tree, say at the folder ...