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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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Commutative diagram using TeX Writer

I bought an ipad app TeX writer and I am wondering if I can draw a commutative diagram. It includes the packages amslatex revtex4-1 IEEEtran babel cyrillic graphicx color xcolr geometry algorithm2e ...
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Warning refers to unrecognized command, but file can still be compiled

Good afternoon everyone, I am using a master document in TeXstudio which imports several separate .tex-files and contains the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{packBWR} ...
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using frenchbabel in tex

As I have some french letters, I use the following package on tex ; \usepackage[francais]{babel} But in the article document class, for abstract and references, it gives me these words in french. ...
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Downloaded: xlop.sty and xlop.tex file. Which specific directory to install ?

I like to install package called :xlop from CTAN I use Mac OS X 10.9 and TeXShop 3.48. Which specific directory do I put these two files? Do I put it at A. I have ...
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Possible LaTeX package to maintain simultaneous text translations

Context: In the text of a document I am planning I will have numerous "strings" that are in a foreign language (foreign to me of course). My current plan is to use the glossaries package because ...
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How does the LaTeX `ABC` music typesetting package configure spacing with `width`

How does the ABC music typesetting package configure spacing with the value passed to width. The documentation says width is the dimension best expressed as a fraction of \abcwidth As width is one ...
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tex-live can't find .sty in texmfhome on lubuntu

I'm trying to run a Makefile that I've already seen running on another computer. It's path on my machine is ~/metrics/Manuscripts/LRP/Makefile It uses my professor's prof-lang.sty file which is kept ...
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Easy method to activate cyrplain package (CyrTeX)

I would like to have a Cyrillic version of TeX/AMSTeX. I have installed the cyrplain package, but further instructions are too long and technical for me, sometimes referring to README of other ...
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which LaTeX .sty files are in each MacPorts texlive-* bundle?

Is there a list of which particular LaTeX .sty files are installed for a given MacPorts texlive bundle? For instance, which are in texlive-fonts-extra or texlive-science? I know this list must exist ...
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Identifying a template for a scientific paper

I recently found this paper and I very much like the layout. Before contacting the author or trying to roll my own, does anyone know whether this is a publicly-available package? The ...
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MikTex Package Update Issue on Windows 8

I have been using MikTex on Windows XP and 7 for few months now and I faced no issues in installing packages that needs to be done on the fly. However, with Windows 8, the packages are not updated at ...
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Missing .dll file prevents MiKTeX package manager from opening

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 (64-bit; single-user installation), but shortly after I installed it, the Package Manager stopped opening. When I try to open it, I get the following ...
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Any \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters . () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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Am I over exerting the glossaries package?

As per the MWE below, I am using the glossaries package to handle the automation of values being inserted into text. This is useful when trends and discussions/conclusions don't change but values ...
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Pretending a package has been loaded

I am trying to use imakeidx and the regexpatch package in the same class. Since imakeidx depends on the xpatch package and xpatch provides the same commands (same names, improved implementation) as ...
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Extend space for many authors in conference paper

Prologue For a conference paper, I am asked to use an existing style file. The typesetting code apparently has a history of re-use and adaptations of more than 20 years, and it looks pretty crumbled ...
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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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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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Add package (using TeXstudio)

Can I please asked a simple question about package? I have package saved as .sty file and located in the same folder with the .tex. However it still displays as 'package not found'. How to solve this ...
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Intended usage of \gls for symbols and subscripts

I wonder how to use \gls or the package glossaries in general in a proper way in case of symbols and subscripts. For instance without glossaries, I'd just write F_{trac} or in case of in-text ...
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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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Plugging a Mathematica code into a given template (before winter comes)

I have the following code sample, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings,xcolor} \lstset{language=Mathematica} \lstset{basicstyle={\sffamily\footnotesize}, ...
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Unable to connect to repository in MiKTeX 2.9

In MiKTeX 2.9 Package manager, when I'm trying to synchronize it writes me a message: "The remote package repository is not online...", but I'know server is online (I can use FTP to download packages ...
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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 ...
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How to use the latest minted package in overleaf?

I am working on a document in overleaf. I am using the minted package to place code in my document. I need to use the breaklines option of the minted package which only the latest version of the ...
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Problem with overwriting diagram files using feynmf

I've just installed feynmf package and tried working with a standard example. I'm working with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. The compilation worked fine and I got the diagram in the PDF, but when changing ...
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How do I get this scheme code package into my listings package?

I'm relative new to LaTeX and I want to add this https://github.com/stuhlmueller/scheme-listings scheme-Package into my listings package. But how does it work? I don't get the installation manual for ...
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How to put the hover effect on text when running fancy-preview script?

I'm trying to put the hover effect of fancytooltips in the text instead of the tooltip. I know that using the fancytooltips package we can use: \tooltip{<TEXT>}{<TOOLTIP COMMENTARY>} for ...
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Issues with devanagari package

I am experiencing an issue with the pagackage devanagari in conjunction with MinionPro. Specifically, the font in the "list of figures", the "table of contents" or "list of tables" is automatically ...
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TEX create a .sty file [duplicate]

I'm at my office and i have to install TEX package manually. I have download the package subfig on CTAN, but their is no .sty file in the folder. I convert in the past a file in sty passing by the ...
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Can not update packages in Tex Live Utility after installing Tex Live 2015 [duplicate]

since Tex Live 2015 was released these days, I updated it. I´m using a Mac. Now I wanted to check for package updates in the Tex Live Utility. But that does not work, unfortunately. First strange ...
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ProvidesPackage and usepackage

I have seen papers containing a command \ProvidesPackage. Is it different than \usepackage? What is the difference between \ProvidesPackage and \usepackage?
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Modular LaTeX document preambles and class files

I have been debating whether or not to ask this question as I don't intend to create an overly broad unanswerable, or solely opinion based question, but I have decided that there are probably some ...
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Wick contraction on boldface symbols

How can I Wick contract boldface letters? I am currently using the wick.sty package but it does not allow either {\bf X} nor {\bf X} to be Wick contracted against anything else. Is there some way ...
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I can't find file `supp-mis.tex

As I was to compile using MikTeX and TeXstudio I got the message: "I can't find file 'supp-mis.tex'. \input supp-mis.tex Emergency stop. \input supp-mis.tex Option `pagecolor' is not available ...
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LaTeX Error: File `kbordermatrix.sty' not found

I have the code for a transition matrix that compiles fine with a desktop editor like TeXstudio, however fails to compile in cloud-based LaTeX editors like ShareLaTeX or Overleaf: ...
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\usepackage{preview} equivalent for ConTeXt?

I would like to create a ConTeXt document cropped around a single \starttikzpicture \stoptikzpicture. How to achieve this by letting TeX infer the page size from the box dimensions?
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Unable to install package texlive-latex-extra with apt-get

I want to use \usepackage{framed, color} and \usepackage{wrapfig}. I am trying to install the packages using sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra but after a lot of downloading, it results in this ...
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How to remove a package?

I know how to install - Installing Extra Packages. But how to remove? In particular, package "ifpdf.sty" from the bundle "oberdiek" (or the whole bundle). System: OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Latex: pdfTeX ...
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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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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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Evaluate strings of key-value option in custom package by using a switch-case environment

I'm trying to write a custom package MyUnicodefonts where I'd like to store all my font settings for various math fonts and roman fonts (later also mono and sans). In my document I intend to choose ...
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How to tell latex which package version to use

I'm currently writing a document on my "work-pc" meaning, that I do not have sudo rights on this machine. It has some old version of hyperref installed, that is not compatible with pdfx and gives me ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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Is there a good LaTeX package for generating barcodes?

I'm looking for a good LaTeX package to generate one dimensional barcodes, that has the following properties. It doesn't require any external scripts or internet connection to work. It easily ...
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What are benefits of e-TeX for LaTeX users?

The etex package provides an interface to e-TeX features. What advantages does it offer to LaTeX users? Are there any possible disadvantages like incompatibility to any other package or can I just ...
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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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Highlighting of (too) long sentences

I'd like to improve the readability of a very long document. To do so, I'd like to have sentences with more than x words highlighted in the pdf. Is there a way to realise this (either via a package, ...
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OrnementsADF and babelbib font problem

Consider the following code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage{lipsum} ...