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Good lua code in .tex doesn't work in .sty?

I have some luacode in a .tex file that works fines, but does't in a .sty file -- with this error message : Runaway argument? ! File ended while scanning use of \luacode@grab@lines. \par ...
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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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Converting sty and bst files to lyx layout

I want to write a paper for a conference that requires the use of a specific style-sheet, see here: http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp under "ACL 2012 Style Files". I would like to use LyX for ...
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Texcount error 'could not recognise package list'

using texcount in the command line interface produces the error 'could not recognise package list'. I'm using texcount -1 -sum -inc mymainfile.tex which includes several files in a two different ...
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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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Unable to add a XeLaTeX-based .sty file [on hold]

I am going to use this XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX) based template to build a CV. The org-preamble-xelatex.sty file is necessary, which has been located within the corresponding directory just next to the ...
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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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Using a .sty file with Lyx, on a Mac

I apologise if this is a dupe, but I've had a look and can't find anything that matches my requirements. I'm having trouble finding a way of using a .sty file with Lyx. I found some instructions here ...
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Package for Service Networks (or something close)

I would like to draw several Service Networks and I am looking for a package to help me do so. Does anybody have an idea what package I could use?
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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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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Which packages should be loaded after hyperref instead of before?

The hyperref documentation says: "Make sure it comes last of your loaded packages". The reason is that it redefines many LaTeX commands. It's a rule of thumb that helps to avoid errors. However, ...
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How to view the automatic save pdf in the directory in LaTex

I want to automatically save the .tex document to PDF and view in the directory. Can you have the idea to view the PDF in the same directory
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scrbook.cls missing even though koma-script is installed

i'm writing my master's thesis with texmaker and miktex. everything worked fine since two days ago. every time when i want to generate my tex-file the package-installation window pops up telling me ...
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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 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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Using LaTeX to keep a diary

As the title implies, I would like to use LaTeX to keep a personal diary. I've been dumping my entries in a single file which has become unwieldy over time. Ideally I'd find a package (or collection ...
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How to use the ifsym package?

I have added \usepackage{ifsym} in the front, and LaTeX cannot parse the command \Letter. What should I do to fix this?
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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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Attempting to write a document for a peer review publication. Having trouble making a template work

I am wanting to write a Latex document for peer review publication. I have found a template at http://msp.org/gt/macros/gtpartdoc.pdf But when I paste this into Latex I get the error code: ! Latex ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Text related packages advised to avoid combining

In a recent question, a comment was left by @cfr in response to a line I included, specifically: \usepackage{microtype,textcomp,textgreek,mathspec} You should not be loading that mix of ...
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How to create this kind of slides in LaTeX ? ( commonly used by physicists)

Here is one example of these slides (in spanish): http://www.ugr.es/~jillana/SR/trans9.pdf Someone give me a clue about the style that is used to make these slides? Thanks.
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! LaTex Error: File `forest.sty` not found [duplicate]

When I run a tikz code on my PC, the following error always stop me from producing the figure. ! LaTex Error: File forest.sty not found But my code is okay in Overleaf. My LaTex on ...
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Trouble with \usepackage [german] {babel}

All I wanted was to use an umlaut here and there in my paper, so I loaded the above package. I still did not get a decent umlaut. Since I saw that german was popping up in places where it shouldn't ...
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Arbitrary \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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Packages NOT recommended for physics [closed]

I am writing my thesis in physics. I am not a Tex expert so in the beginning I just added convenient packages that were suggested here on tex.stackexchange.com as I went along. Unfortunately, after ...
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Making geometry worksheets in LaTeX?

I work as a math tutor and I'd like to make geometry worksheets for 7th grade students: These worksheets would include finding the area of various polygons, and finding the volume of various shapes. I ...
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Predefining placement of figures and tables in custom package

I am trying to define figures in a new custom package using \newenvironment{name}{begin defs}{end defs} and minipage command (code is given below). if i create a \newcommand{\name}{defs} (named as ...
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package for \mathbb{lowercase letter} symbol [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any package that produces a \mathbb{} symbol for lowercase letters. Thanks in advance!
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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LaTeX Package Version Management

Is there a standard way to manage package (.sty, etc) versions used by LaTeX documents? My company is interested in reproducibility - say 10 years from now they want to be able to take a .tex file ...
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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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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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xepersian complingerror in a .def file

in compling a template that works on my friends system i get the error"footnote-bidi-xepersian.def not found". I installed miktex and texmaker compeletly. the english templates works but not this one ...
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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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using LYX to write journal with given formatting

In a way I am newbie to Lyx. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed full version of texlive 2012. I am trying to work out to generate layout file for a journal (Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC) ...
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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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Strange Error after upgrading to MacTeX 2015

After the Upgrade to TeXLive 2015 the document of mine produces a strange pdf output. If you compile the given TeX file as it is, you see that the background grid on the first page is shifted. Now ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...