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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
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Leporello tips?

Is it some packages to help users to create a leporello edition ? To regard the creases, the long size paper, etc. (leporello is an edition in accordeon) i.e.: example of leporello
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How can latex help me format and present lots of data in a report?

At work I am responsible for creating information security reports that contain long narratives and reference what we refer to as "vulnerabilities". These vulnerabilities are presented in a table. I ...
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\NG package conflict

I have a package conflict resulting from a custom command in an .sty file I am using. The command looks like this: `\newcommand\NG[1]{Gram.: {#1}}%Note Grammar Now, if I run pdflatex it gives me ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Filemathtools.sty' not found.` Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I ...
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Include figure relative to path of package

For my thesis I'm using a given package from my university (titlepage.sty). Inside this package a figure is included VUB_logo. However, I wanted to put the packages I use in a folder named packages ...
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New example environment, with symbol at the end

Is there a standard formatted environment specifically used for examples? I'm writing a document on linear algebra, with the usual definition-theorem-proposition-example structure. Right now when I ...
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What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?

I'm getting the impression from reading the answers written by some of the real experts here that there are quite a few little packages that just tweak LaTeX2e's default behaviour a little to make it ...
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Comprehensive overview of the existing latex classes. Or how to choose the right class? [duplicate]

Latex classes are really useful as they provide ready and easy to use implementation of complex formatting, styling and rendering methods. In fact, it is one of the most interesting feature of the ...
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MikTeX package manager not installing BibTeX

I am new to LaTeX and I have installed MikTex distribution and I am using Texmaker. When I compile the simple code shown below I get an error: %_________________Preamble ...
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MikTex Packages Download Failure

I've just installed the Basic version of MikTex 2.9 When i compile a file using pdflatex , it attempts to download the package "miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma" . It takes about 2-3 mins . Then it proceeds ...
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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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Drawing Sequential Function Chart Diagrams in LaTeX

Anybody knows if there is any LaTeX package besides Grafcet that can be used to make SFC diagrams? e.g: Thank you in advance!
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Is there a way to put some of my project's files in a separate folder?

My university has provided a thesis project template with tons of files in it. My current working directory looks a bit like this: package1.sty package2.sty package3.sty classFile.bst classFile.cls ...
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Texstudio quick start wizard options managing

My aim was to add some language packages to the quick start wizard. Thus I cliqued the plus symbol of the 'other options' option. Then I was asked to type in this new option: Thinking that it was ...
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IEEEtrantools not found by TeXstudio but IEEEtrantools.cwl is in AppData (and file compiles ok using MikTeX)

Newbie here. I'm running MikTeX 2.9 on Win8.1 and I'm trying to setup TeXstudio to implement some of the suggestions in "The not so short intro..." by Oetiker et al. Since IEEEtrantools aren't in ...
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Are there other “fun” packages like the “coffee stains” package?

I'm trying to convert some friends to LaTeX and have come up against a (to me) unexpected objection: there are too few packages that support "fun" (really), to which I responded: I know there are ...
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how can I add xepersian (or any other persian pack) to mactex

I am a new tex user I really don't know anything about tex so please give me lots of explanations. thanks. siavash jafarizadeh
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What would cause an error to only come up on one computer even when the files are identical?

I'm having an issue with the following code. The error is an undefined control sequence, the contents of the file does not matter on whether or not the error orcours. The error only exists on 1 ...
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tikz cd: ! I can't find file `librarycd.code.tex'

The cd package for tikz seems to be failing, or missing. I am using Kile in Ubuntu 10.4, and I installed all the tikz-related packages my package manager could find. MWE: ...
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Editing theorem environments

I have two questions about editing theorem environments on Tex. I did not see concrete answers among answered questions, so I ask here mines, hoping that there are not frequently asked. First, I ...
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Which packages should I recommend to postgraduates in different academic disciplines?

I'm preparing a list of package recommendations for an intermediate workshop on LaTeX. I avoided providing such a list at the introductory workshop as the tendency is to then add packages without ...
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Is there a package to secure rendered pdf with a password?

Is there a package and command that can secure rendered pdf with a password?
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What can I do to align svmono's gray box to be aligned properly?

I am using the document class svmono.cls, version v5.5 of 2009/12/17, to write a book. I am having problems getting the svgraybox environment to produce gray boxes whose edges are aligned to the edges ...
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Template/package for preparing notes for a blackboard talk?

Sometimes I like to TeX up my notes for a blackboard talk (which I will print out and bring to my talk, not to distribute, but just for my own reference). However the default classes like article are ...
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How to make menukeys support both of win and mac?

menukeys is a very fancy package. We can use it by: \usepackage[os=win]{menukeys} % Show keys in Windows style or by: \usepackage[os=mac]{menukeys} % Show keys in Mac style However, in my ...
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How to compose poetry with LaTeX

Well I have a very long poem (IX parts in 630 lines) and I want to format it with LaTeX. I know there is an environment called verse for this kind of task. But this is not a short verse, it a whole ...
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Need to produce one tex document in multiple volumes

I have a very large document (1000+pages) that I need to produce as four separate volumes. I'm using Texmaker and TeXLive on a Win7 PC with the book class (too late to switch to memoir), and each ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package [closed]

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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What is the meaning for “Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option ”

I load the following packages: \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \usepackage{amsfonts, amssymb, amscd} \usepackage[dvipdfm]{hyperref} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{eucal} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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How can I change the package repository?

The package repository shows that the packages can be installed from internet. But I need it to be installed from random package repository. How can I change it Please help me
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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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Using a poster template with a0poster - Undefined control sequence

I am trying to produce a poster template that I've been given. At the moment I've used PdfLatex, PdfTexify and XElatex to try and compile it with no luck. The problem seems to be the pstricks package, ...
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Why can't I load the tikz-cd package?

I'm having trouble getting the tikz-cd package working. My MWE is \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} This results in an ...
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why my time shows up in another language than english?

I use the following code but the date is written not in english \documentclass[12pt] {beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage[utf8] {inputenc} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Equivalent of `newdateformat` in `datetime2`?

The datetime package has recently been withdrawn and replaced by datetime2. Any idea for the equivalent of newdateformat in datetime2 ?
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How can I improve the style of this table in latex?

I would like to center all the elements of the table and improve the style of this one. \begin{table}[h] \begin{tabular}{|l|r|l|l|} \hline \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{text} & ...
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Inserting a Creative Commons Licence into a LaTeX document

I'd like to insert a CC license on a manuscript (a book or report). I've seen the page for downloading the CC icons, and also some questions asked in the forum CC logo and Generate CC information. ...
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LaTeX package problems - new user

I only installed LaTeX just over 3 weeks ago and I've written about 20 pages of Maths coursework. I have a bit of an issue with arrays - I am trying to use something like dcases to show a piecewise ...
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How do I add my publications to my CV?

I am a beginner in latex. I want to add my publication to my CV. I'm using Plasmati Graduate CV (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/plasmati-graduate-cv) which is run with xelatex. I also use ...
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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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why is the package file not downloading?

i've downloaded a report sample from the net. when i am running it on texworks, a dialog box is appearing each time telling that the required file 'tex\latex\expl3\expl3.sty' is missing and that 'it ...
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LaTeX for scientific publications? [duplicate]

please excuse the noob question, but I'm pretty new to the Tex Stackexchange. I am currently working on my PhD in a biochemical engineering/nanoengineering field. I was wondering what resources would ...
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Problem with adjusting the width of even pages in a two sided document wifh changepage package

I am using changepage package to locally control the text margins of a twosided document. An example of what I am actually doing is the following: \documentclass[twoside]{article} ...
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How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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How can I write Persian in TeXstudio?

I want to write some Persian text in Texstudio. Which package should I use? I've heard about xepersian but I don't know how to use it. Any help would be appreciated. \documentclass{article} ...
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Using \Letter symbol in ifsym package

Here is what I did: I downloaded ifsym package from MiKTeX Package Manager. (MPM) I added the line to my .tex file: \usepackage{ifsym} I tried typing \Letter in the document. but it doesn't ...
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Package xthesis [closed]

\usepackage{xthesis} error messages: command\properpagestyle already defined. ...yle{myheadings}\markboth{}{}\markright{}} command\dedication already defined.{\vfill\end{center}} This errors ...
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Partial compilation commands/environment?

In the interest of speeding up compilation times of large documents, I got interested in partial compilation. (I'm already aware of "pre-compiling" preamble format fmt files and intend to use that as ...