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chemgreek.sty error with achemso

I am trying to use achemso packages donwloaded directly from CTAN. Although I have installed the packages to the location MiXTex2.9/tex/latex, I have an error message saying that 'File `chemgreek.sty' ...
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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 ...
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babel and index both redefine \markboth and \markright

I use both the index and babel packages. They both redefine \markboth and \markright. If I include babel before index, the index package warns me about the double redefinition. Code: ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated ...
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After recent updates, bibtex/texify no longer work with my custom .bst file

I'm using the TeXworks editor, version 0.4.6, with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit. Other people relying on my .bst file started complaining it no longer works. I tested it this morning and it was fine; I then ran ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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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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Is there a document class or package specifically for drafting United States legal documents?

I recently drafted a non-disclosure agreement in TeX using the document class article. I liked doing this a lot and I intend to continue doing my legal paperwork in TeX. Do document classes or ...
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Updating from an old enumitem package - Lubuntu

I've installed Texmaker on my netbook running LXLE (built on Lubuntu 12.04) and when I tried to compile a file I'd been working on with Texmaker on Windows, I get an error saying: Unknown option ...
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LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae

If you have a TeX'ed resume, did you use a template or make your own? Are there any useful packages? What looks the most professional? How about special considerations for different areas of work ...
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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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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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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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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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SUSY particles Feynman diagrams

I am new to LaTeX, and have been trying to find a way to draw Feynman diagrams involving SUSY particles, i.e gauginos and superpartner scalars. I am wondering if there is any way to use the feynmf ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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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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Feynman Diagrams with jaxodraw-2.1-0

I want to use jaxodraw for drawing nice Feynman diagrams. I've already downloaded binaries from here http://jaxodraw.sourceforge.net/download/index.html and the program works fine. My problem is that ...
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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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Package for typesetting Feynman diagrams (efficiency of `feynmp` and `tikz`)

This question led to a new package: TikZ-Feynman Is there any good package for typesetting lots of Feynman diagrams? My question arise because Feynmp: Circle with three vertices lead me take a ...
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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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Include siunitx package in subdirectory

I am creating a TeX project that uses the siunitx package. I would like to be able to place the siunitx package in a subdirectory, to simplify folder structure and to allow me to easily transfer this ...
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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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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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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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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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Latex doesn't recognize cntformats.sty

I downloaded manually cntformats.sty and put it in the directory exsheets. But Latex still doesn't recognize it and asks if I want to download it. I tried several times to download it by changing the ...
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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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texworks can't find tensor.sty

! LaTeX Error: File 'tensor.sty' not found. however, it is there, in: /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tensor/ along with an army of other similar files.. I'm using ubuntu.. ..looks ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Packages that need to be included in a specific order

This isn't a real question, so I'm marking it community wiki. When I was new to LaTeX, I thought that the \usepackage command worked much like the #include command of the C language: just put ...
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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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Can't install webomints package

I'm trying to replicate the answer by Gonzalo Medina here: document class for a restaurant menu However, I am unable to get the decorative corners. My results: In attempting to remedy this, I ...
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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.