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Citing TikZ and other packages

In some areas of maths, it is advised to cite mathematical and drawing software you use to make your computations and drawings. Since I draw in TikZ, I would like to know how officially cite the ...
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What graphics packages are there for creating graphics in LaTeX documents?

What packages do you use and recommend for creating graphics in your LaTeX documents? As this is a community wiki post, please add your package to the accepted answer (or add a comment, and ...
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Move all footnotes, references, tables, and charts to end

I'm submitting a paper for review for publication and the style guide of the journal requires: footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages I take this to mean that footnotes ...
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Loading a font via package or fontspec

In Xe(La)TeX, what is the difference between loading a font via its package, i. e. \usepackage{tgpagella}, and loading it through fontspec (\fontspec{TeX Gyre Pagella}). When loaded with the package, ...
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balance package not found

I am getting following error in LaTeX Windows version in Wineditor: ! LaTeX Error: File `balance.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: ...
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Undefined control sequence \captionsetup [on hold]

This is my first post so sorry if I get the format wrong. I get the following errors whenever I try to compile my file using the caption package: Undefined control sequence \captionsetup ...
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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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is there a synonyms package in LaTex (something like MS Word right-click option) or in TexStudio editor? [on hold]

This is probably very simple, but I was wondering if there is a synonyms package I can use to replicate what I used to use in MS Word to find synonyms (ie., right-clik option). I normally use WordWeb ...
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Package to run multiple iterations of a variable, with compilation?

I guess this is somewhat similar to Animations in LaTeX, except what I would want is something like this: Say you have a .tex document, which uses some macro \tester as parameter. I'd like to load a ...
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What does the draft mode change?

I wonder which changes are made by the draft option? That means what will be changed by calling it as global class option (\documentclass[draft]{<class>}) or locally for a single package if it ...
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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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Specify path to sister directory in a style file

I'm about to share my LaTeX document and all its accessory files in such a way that it is self-contained and ready to compile. But I can't figure out how to refer to a sister folder from a .sty file. ...
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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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What .sty files do I need to successfully run pdflatex on .tex produced from nbconvert?

Allegedly, one can produce pdf files from ipython notebooks by first producing a .tex file from nbconvert (http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/stable/interactive/nbconvert.html#nbconvert) However, I run ...
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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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Should packages on CTAN be widely applicable?

I have a couple 'packages' (more appropriately called styles) that I'd like to painlessly distribute to my classmates. The most straightforward way to do this is via CTAN, but I'm not sure if it is ...
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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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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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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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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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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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How to keep up with packages and know which ones are obsolete?

I'm an on and off user of LaTeX so I'm not familiar with every package out there. Having said that, whenever I use LaTeX and need to accomplish a certain goal (i.e. generate a list of appendices), I ...
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Problem with “Package pgfkeys Error”

I am trying to create a color box using tcolorbox package. source code is like this- \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[top=.5in, bottom=.5in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} ...
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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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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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Possible to run a handler / callback function, when a macro (\inputlineno) changes value/definition?

I was thinking about the debugging procedure I went through in How come the tilde ~ sometimes does not behave like non-breaking space? - basically, to find out where did the macro ~ change, I had to ...
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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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Gantt chart package

I need a package to draw a Gantt chart in LaTeX, the primary criteria is just: ease of use. I am spending too much time learning "packages" here and there, this just needs to get a simple job done. I ...
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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 ...
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Installing amsthm.sty under MiKTeX

On the LaTeX wikibooks I saw that there is an easy way to make theorems: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Theorems The problem is that \usepackage{amsthm} doesn't work - asmthm.sty is not found. ...
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texhash: command not found

I'm trying to manually install a package on ubuntu, but neither the sudo texhash nor the sudo mktexlsr command is found by the terminal. which texhash returns ...
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esint - Step-by-step instructions for editing space between integral signs

I just don't know how to proceed in order to change the horizonal space between integral signs, when adding \iintor similar commands. I've read the documentation, but my knowledge of TeX structure ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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How to access package internal values?

Please feel free to change the title of this question since I'm not sure if it's fitting. For example, I'd like to draw a rule with the same height as the thickness of a frame line of a standard ...
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Permission problem when installing package from tlmgr

I migrated from MiKTeX on windows to TeXLive in ubuntu. At first I installed texlive-full from ubuntu repositories but I realized that I wanted to install more packages which isn't very convenient ...
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What does the 'etex' package do, exactly?

I was creating a rather large LaTeX project, so I had to use many packages. This gave me an error No room for a new \dimen \newdimen \MPscratchDim while my editor(Kile) opened the file ...
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Any online available depiction(s) of LaTeX packages hierarchy?

Here often we see statements You don't need to load PGF because TikZ loads it, or don't load TikZ because PGFplots already does that.... I wonder if: Is there a tree diagram listing all these ...
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How to make a fancy exam at LaTeX?

I'm very interested make a fancy exam at LaTeX? , You can see this example like this : But, i don't know How to start it ? Can you explain How to make it ? or What is the package at LaTeX ?
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How do I get MikTeX 2.9 to use a class file which I created and used successfully with MikTeX 2.1

The class was created some years ago. It worked correctly with MiKTeX until I upgraded to 2.9 I have created a TDS root and located my personal .sty files in this. They work successfully. I assumed ...
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Any tool to improve contrast of study materials?

I see many slides of my study materials which are done by WYSIWYG and colored with many colours to improve the contrast. To improve contrast with colors, I think is not necessarily the best way to go. ...
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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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Installing “unknown” packages to tex-live [duplicate]

I had quite some problems with tlmgr and a faulty TeX Live installation on Linux but now, everything works okay, I guess. Anyhow, on my Mac I am using the package mcode from mathworks, which I want to ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment keywords undefined

I am using a template for a conference and everything is OK, except for the "Keywords", This is strange, it didn't occur to me before. Usually I don't use a specific package for keywords. and the code ...
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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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Using feynmf package on Scientific Workplace

I have many feynman diagrams generated by LaTeX. Now, I am trying to insert these diagrams into Scientific Workplace 5.5. First, I build a TexTField and tried to run but it is not work. The message ...
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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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Using greek letters give error on package installation

I need to use Greek letters in my documents. I've tried several things, but in each case TeX tries to install the file fonts\tfm\public\cbgreek\grmn1000.tfm When I select 'install', pdfTeX uses ...