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Improving latex document [closed]

I am currently compiling my thesis using latex. I am new to latex so I am not aware of many of the packages. Are there any recommendations for packages or anything else that will improve the ...
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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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You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides `foo'

I have the following files: my_folder/ include/ mypackage.sty main.tex The package's name is 'mypackage'. Now, in main.tex I do \usepackage{include/mypackage} using the file path ...
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Minus sign disappears in lstlisting if I import the semantic package

I am using the lstlisting package and the semantic package. Now whenever I write a - (minus) inside a lstlisting it disappears after the compilation. Here is a minimal example: ...
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Extremely Slow pdfLaTeX compilation with specific packages?

I am compiling a document using the bioinformatics stylesheet. Compilation has been extremely slow on my local machine (64-bit quad-core i5 Lenovo x230 running Texmaker on Windows 7), and on ...
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LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found

I got this error when compiling: "" ! LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: "" It was alright, ...
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Passing (a lot of) parameters to a file at compilation time

It is possible to pass some parameters when compiling a myfile.tex file: pdflatex "\some\parameters\input{myfile}" But, if the number of parameters increase, this is not very practicable. So I'd ...
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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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pgfgantt package - Timeout: Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02)

I am trying to compile a tex file that should display a gantt chart made with the help of the pgfgantt package. During compilation I get the line Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02) and ...
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LaTeX Error: File `subfiles.sty' not found

I'm using pdflatex to compile my .tex files and I'm new on this. I have this package that uses subfiles, but I can't compile because of this error: LaTeX Error: File `subfiles.sty' not found. I ...
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mktextfm failed to make igo10.tfm

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and need to install the package at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/igo to compile a document I have received the tex source of. I am trying to follow the instructions ...
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Weird problem with LaTeX/excel2latex

I try to use excel2latex for converting excel tables into LaTeX. Here is the simple code I am using: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Question about using the package exceltex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing/Using Exceltex I have installed Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and downloaded the zip file from link and unzipped the folder. Then what? I'm trying to compile the ...
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no output with \usepackage{emp} [closed]

I'm trying to embed MetaPost graphics inside a LaTeX file using the emp package, with pdflatex. When I include the line: \usepackage{emp} %part 1 pdflatex doesn't produce any output (it says 0 ...
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Meaning of “Macro packages”, “TeX engines” and “Distributions” of TeX

I was wondering what relations and differences are between "Macro packages", "TeX engines" and "Distributions" of TeX? I saw these concepts when looking at the following table at the end of this ...
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Strange compilation problem using adjustwidth environment from changepage package

The following code gives a compilation error. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{changepage} \begin{document} \chapter{Text1} \begin{adjustwidth}{1cm}{2cm} \section{Text2} Text3 \begin{quote} ...
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Require a certain (or later) version of a package?

Is there a way to enforce that a certain version, or a later version, of a package is loaded when building the document? I've found that compiling a document on another platform, where the package ...
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How to programmatically detect if a LaTeX package is installed?

I am writing a program, and I want it to do different things depending on which LaTeX packages have been installed. My current solution is to automatically generate simple .tex files that \usepackage ...
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Problem with ifxetex.sty

While compiling(pdflatex) with the following code, I am asked to install ifxetex package everytime. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Do commented out options slow down compilation?

My main TeX template has a whole bunch of commented out packages and options (so that when I need a package, I can just skim my preamble and comment out the right thing, rather than try and remember ...
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Why is the wrong version of a package being loaded?

I was trying out Will Robertson's answer to this question and couldn't get it to compile correctly. Chasing through the log output, it seems that an old version of a package is getting loaded instead ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...