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How does latexmk find package files?

I installed TexLive on Arch Linux together with texlive-latexextra in order to use the package todonotes, but latexmk does not find the todonotes.sty file. This is what it prints: $ latexmk -- pdf ...
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How to make ClassicThesis work?

I'm trying to write a test document in classicthesis, but I think I have a problem with the package. I wrote this \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to print out only statements (theorems, lemmata, etc) from a tex file?

Suppose that I have a long tex file with a lot of things. In order to read the logic structure only, I want to print only text inside \begin{theorem}..\end{theorem} and \begin{lemma}..\end{lemma}. ...
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Procedure numbering in packages algorithm and algcompatible

When I use both packages algorithm and algcompatible, I find the algorithms can be easily numbered, but the procedure cannot. How can I number the Procedures in algorithm, like Procedure 1, ...
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Is it possible to install dependencies of a LaTeX document automatically?

Some of my bigger LaTeX documents have more than 20 packages from CTAN, on which they depend on. On my local machine all the packages are installed, but if someone else wants to edit the document and ...
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How to draw fully packed loops on medial lattice?

I want to draw a variant of the following figure, [Figure 22 of Freedman et al, Annals of Physics,310(2):428–492, April 2004.] The lattice and dashed lines are easy. Using two for loops ...
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Problem uploading packages

I am using WinEdt 8.2 at the university computer. Since a while ago it started giving me some errors (copy of log below) like *! LaTeX Error: File `relsize.sty' not found.* *! LaTeX Error: File ...
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mpm manual installation, file failed verification

I am trying to install packages manually from a local folder with MikTeX. I have a folder with files downloaded from CTAN like: folder/ biblatex.zip pgfplots.tar.lzma acronym.tar.lzma ... ...
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! LaTeX Error: \usepackage before \documentclass

\usepackage may only appear in the document preamble, i.e., between \documentclass and \begin{document} What does this mean and how to solve it , thanks a lot
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problems with moderncv after update

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd ...
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Generating nice-looking static websites from LaTeX? [closed]

I notice that a lot of researchers tend to have crappy-looking websites, often because they aren't willing to put in the time it takes to learn HTML, CSS, and design principles--they'd rather do ...
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How to create eforms.sty with online Latex?

I am using a online Latex compiler such as sharelatex.com or cloud.sagemath.com I need to include the package eforms.sty. How do I do this?
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Problems with packages graphics and dsfont

I'm working with WinEdt. If I use the package"graphics" or "dsfont" i can not create the pfd file. Someone has an idea what's wrong?
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Special package combination gives “No room for new \write.”

In my special package combination I get the error No room for new \write. \tablecontents and Bad number (16). \tablecontents. The following MWE throws this error in pdflatex and lualatex with TeX Live ...
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Additionally hyphenation rules like in InDesign

Is there a package or some penalty setting to control the hyphenation points of a word? In InDesign for example you could define that a word should only be broken after x letters (see link under Set ...
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Syntax Issues with lstdefinelanguage

I have some issues defining a new language for the lstlisting package. The source code shall look like this in the end: And my latex definition looks like this atm: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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What packages provide text/command substitution for LaTeX, XeTeX and LuaLaTeX?

I am aware of the following: xesearch - Allows both text and command substitution. Only for XeLaTeX Simple example: \usepackage{xesearch} \SearchList{list1}{Hello}}{hlw} Any time "hlw" is ...
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Cannot find bibliography? [duplicate]

I am working on my thesis and apparently, when compiling the file, it does not find any bibliography file, whereas this is actually located in the same path as my thesis file. Thank you very much for ...
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Cannot find bibliography

I am working on my thesis and apparently, when compiling the file, it does not find any bibliography file, whereas this is actually located in the same path as my thesis file. The code I have is: ...
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where are the .sty files located in miktex installation on win7

I have to change something in docbook.sty but I cannot find it. Where are these sty files located?
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Any package for creating curlicue decorations in latex?

How does one create customizable curlicue dividers and decorations in latex short of hard-coding them using tikz?
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Where to get and install “common” package

I'm compiling a TeX book using MikTeX 2.9. However the compiler cannot find "common.sty". I cannot find it on the internet either! Do you know where to get this package?
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How to update a package?

I am loading in my file .tex \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} but I get this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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when does the order of packages in a preamble matter? [duplicate]

I am writing my first very long document (thesis) and decided to try to keep things super organized to avoid future headaches. One thing I decided to do is to categorize the things in my preamble, ...
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Start package manager in Windows 10

In Windows 10 there is no Start → Program anymore so this method doesn't work anymore. Can you tell me the path of the package manager? I can't find it.
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Gap between ket and bra by using the braket-package

I'm using the braket-package for using the braket notation. It works fine, but I've got some problems by using the package for writing a tensor product. There is always a big gap between the ket and ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `calrsfs.sty' not found

I tried \usepackage{calrsfs} but that doesn't work. I got error: ! LaTeX Error: File `calrsfs.sty' not found. Could you please help me.
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SB@ in dtx and sty files

When reading several dtx files in order to write my own, I saw the command \SB@... in front of several other commands. What does it mean? I could not find reliable sources as explanation.
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“Too many symbol fonts declared” error

I've had this problem for a while. When I try to add a new package, it says ! LaTeX Error: Too many symbol fonts declared. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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Are there placeholders in LaTeX?

Are there placeholders in LaTeX of the form: A horse is \placeholder able to fly. \placeholdertext{not} which should produce an output like: A horse is not able to fly. So I look for an ...
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Alignment options for marginpar

I'm searching for more powerful annotation library than marginpar. In particular, I would like to have the feature to center the annotation vertically in the corresponding paragraph. marginnote seems ...
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Using struktex unintentionally changes math font

I'm using the struktogram environment from the struktex package to draw structograms in my report. The problem is that the package apparently changes some font definitions, so the formulae in equation ...
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Problems with creating latex-frontpages with the University of Coopenhagen package

I have some problems with creating front pages with this custom package (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a15j10rc31hoqyx/AAD9UBXxW1NZgTwShSpdA-Eta?dl=0). I've tried putting both the .sty and the whole ...
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I can't get TeXworks to work

I installed the basic Miktex 2.9 Version (64-bit) on a new Computer (Windows 10). I opened 'new from template', chose 'Basic LaTeX documents' and then 'article.tex'. When I want to compile the ...
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New package submitted to CTAN, but cannot be found by tlmgr

I submitted a new package to CTAN days ago. I can find this package on CTAN, but my texlive installation cannot find it via tlmgr. How long does it take for CTAN new package to be installed in ...
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newtxmath package disrupting blackboard bold greek characters

I'd like to use some sort of blackboard bold capital Delta in a large TeX file. In the past I've used to code displayed below to typeset it, but when I include a new package "newtxmath,newtxtext" that ...
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How do I include the EBNF square brackets on a new line and set the font to typewriter throughout my grammar in the syntax package?

I want to add an EBNF grammar to my document and following the answers here and here, it seems that the most popular package for this is syntax. However, in the documentation it is not clear how to ...
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Page numbering issue when using package. '1' that cannot be removed on intro pages

Am using the package uclathes ( https://github.com/uclathes/uclathes ) to format my dissertation and to generate the intro pages. On the 1st, 3rd and 4th pages of the documents (title page, ...
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I've installed TeXstudio through the software centre, but I want to install new packages. Can I install MikTex/TexLive on the side and have it work?

To elaborate: I'm using Ubuntu and installed TeXstudio through the software centre. It works fine and even lets me use a bunch of packages, but I want to use a package that it doesn't have. I'm aware ...
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lineno skips some lines containing equation environments

I am using TeXworks 0.5 r.1350 (Debian). My tex source is \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} % needed to get the command equation* to work \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} % ...
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Limit on big ints sign too far away

I have the following: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage{graphicx,amssymb,amstext,amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{bigints} \begin{document} $$ \bigintss^x_0 ...
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Can i use multiple .sty files

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to use multiple .sty files to declare every specific part in its own file for separation of layout. Or is this not good or not possible? I mean for example: ...
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Create a titlepage: package .sty

I would like to create a package (.sty) for a titlepage. I followed this guide https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Title_Creation from which I took the following two codes: the first code is the ...
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Installing the sfg package

I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, with MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I want to draw signal flow graphs in LaTeX, so I have "installed" the sfg package, along with pstricks and fp (the prerequisites). Unfortunately, ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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Can't get correct spacing around reserved words with semantic package

I am working on a programming language semantics text, and decided to use the semantic package. According to the manual, I can use this: \reservestyle[\mathrel]{\command}{\mathbf} ...
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Can loading unused packages slow down the compilation of a document?

Let's say I call booktabs even if I don't write any table in my document. Would it be better if I leave it out?
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File `mhchem.sty' not found in MikTeX

Does anybody know how I can solve my problem? When I use the codes of \usepackage{} the below error occurs. You can see in the figure Now I want to know how I can solve it and use the codes of ...
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floatrow throws the error “No room for a new \count” [duplicate]

I wanted captions on the side of figures, so, following this answer, I tried the floatrow package. This, however, resulted in the following error: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX ...
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Consistency (spelling variations) checker for latex?

I'm looking for something like a consistency checker for my latex document which especially scans for spelling variations of words. I searched on ctan, but couldn't find anything. I know of such a ...