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Suggest a “nice” font family for my basic LaTeX template (text and math)

My goal is to choose a "nice" font family (serif, sans serif, monospace, and "math") for my basic LaTeX template. I know the default setting (Computer Modern's family) is a very good choice. However, ...
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Preamble: Call External File

Given the preamble. Is it possible to call commands from an external text file like: \documentclass[presentation]{beamer} \call{External File} \begin{document} Some text \end{document}
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Document Layout Styles

I am inviting partial solutions for defining styles for document layouts. The solutions should be capable of defining the font size, leading (interline distance), and type for the running text as well ...
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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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Set biblatex options after loading

I use biblatex with the following call: \usepackage[style=authoryear, mergedate=false, maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999, uniquename=false, ...
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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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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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Need help installing the ulsy package in ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ulsy in order to use its blitz symbols for proofs by contradiction. I downloaded the metafont source from CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ulsy?lang=en I then ...
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Option clash for package adjustbox [duplicate]

Problem: I am getting the error message Option clash for package adjustbox. and am wondering what could be wrong? Any advice how to figure out which of the other packages are generating this error? ...
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MikTeX not installing packages [on hold]

I am using WinEdt and I wanted to install the package esint. When I compile my document to generate my pdf, it asks me if I want to install the package from online. However, nothing ever happens, ...
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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why can't I use a package in texmaker?

I am using Texmaker on a mac. I downloaded MacTex. However, I cannot use packages in Texmaker. It always keeps telling cannot find .sty file. How can I solve this?
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Availability of LaTeX packages' functionality in ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX

I am considering trying out ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX, but one concern of mine is the fact that I am using a large number of LaTeX packages. There are a number of questions comparing these TeX ...
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How do I install extra LaTeX packages in Sublime Text 3?

I have LaTeXTools installed and I'm trying to figure out how to install the moderncv package (or for future reference, how to install packages in general). Is this done through Sublime Text's package ...
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How to use packages from TeX Live?

I downloaded the MacTeX and I am now using Texmaker to finish my algorithm homework. When I try to add this line \usepackage{algorithms} in texmaker, it always keeps telling me that algorithms.sty is ...
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Cannot change teletype font to beramono

I am trying to change the teletype font in my thesis document to Bera Mono. I downloaded the beramono CTAN package and unzipped it in my ~/texmf folder (where I've already installed a few dozen ...
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How to tell if included package interferes with document style or other packages?

I had a problem with subfig changing caption formatting when using the Springer svjour3 style. The answer (using subfig changes fonts in captions of figures) was to tell subfig not to include the ...
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Classes or styles for a standalone index

I'd like to create a document which is a standalone index (of reviews: the data are the reviewer, the volume and page, and the name of the reviewed item). Organising the data is not a problem (it is ...
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What packages help with typesetting settings specific to religious books?

I'm looking to reprint and publish older religious books from the 19th century and earlier. Such books usually have features not typically found in most books, and I'm finding it difficult to ...
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Detecting unused packages in LaTeX document

I have quite a bad habit of copy-and-pasting my packages from one LaTeX document to another. Is there any way we can detect unused packages (i.e. \usepackage commands) so that they can be removed from ...
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Installing a .LDF language file

I am trying to install a language package in Latex not officialy included in TeX. I have downloaded the .LDF file and the hyphenation rules, but have no idea how to install them. I am using MixTex.
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Authors biography for Inderscience journals

I would like to create a document following the Indersciences templates. The problem is: the authors biographies have to appear in the title page and the top of the second page, but when compiling the ...
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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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Preamble works in .tex file but not in .sty file

I have a question concerning .sty files. I often use the same preamble in my latex documents and so I wanted to put it into a .sty file. I started with the first few lines, but it already does not ...
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Outlines Package - Coloring Prefixes AND Text?

I want to use the outlines package, and wish to color lines of a certain level with a certain color. Here is my current document: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{outlines} ...
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Understand .cls files and working with sig-alternate.cls

I'm a day-one LaTex user so bear with me. I need to format a paper I'm writting with the sig-alternate.cls template in LaTex. I've got LaTex installed with TexStudio and MixTeX along with the ...
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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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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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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′

I get the Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′ when I am adding new items to my bibliography. I am using TexStudio. I tried to use Biber or BibTeX as a default ...
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file ctable.sty not found

I downloaded both TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX on a new PC. When compiling a file (which was made on another pc), I get the error ctable.sty not found. Then I get the suggestion to download the correct ...
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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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 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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Define Chronology size to textwidth

I want to use the chronology package to make a nice timeline. However, I cannot get it to work at all. It seems to have a serious problem with the \textwidth and \linewidth commands, although the ...
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How can I continue using both pageslts and tikz?

A recent update to my TeX Live installation appears to have given rise to an incompatibility between two packages: pageslts and tikz. The following document does not compile: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to install a package for latex in linux

When I compile my tex file in linux using latex filename, I get the error that changepage.sty is missing. How should I install the package? thanks a lot.
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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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What kind of a package is flafter?

I didn't find any reference to this package on CTAN. Is it a builtin? Does it have any documentation?
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Creating a class file vs using packages

In my limited LaTeX experience, I've always found that I can accomplish what I want by just using the relevant set of packages, even for more complex formatting. If I were to try and create a ...
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Verbatim Environment in Figure Caption

verbatim environment is not working in figure caption. Checked How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block? and Verbatim inside a command is not working. \documentclass[11pt, double ...
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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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is it possible to have too many things in preamble?

this might seem like dumb question, but .. I'm going to ask it anyway since I'm not an informatician I don't know quite how this works actually. I'm working on my Phd now and I already have ...
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beamer over miktex 2.9 is not working with math environment

I have this problem where I can't built slide documents with beamer every time I include a math environment as simple as $\mu = A$. The log file posts this message at the end: !pdfTeX error: ...
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.sty files not found

I have recently received a second work laptop and have installed LaTeX on it. I am using TexStudio. However, whenever trying to compile documents from my google drive (which works perfectly on my ...
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What does “You have requested package `foo', but the package provides `foo'.” mean?

I know what this message means in general ("do not add path names in package names"), and my question is not a duplicate of You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides ...
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Print Journal in Latex

I want to have a template for a journal which is having multiple research paper in it with references at the end of each paper. Is it possible to have it?
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Basic Tex how to install packages?

I just installed Basic Tex and now of course I need to install additional packages. I tried tlmgr install <pkg> But I get the error message: You don't have permission to change the ...
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Package conflict when using the combine document class

The following code demonstrates two types of errors, which I think are fundamentally the same. The code should format as is; now remove the % in front of \usepackage{semantic}. Reformatting fails to ...
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Typeset a dialogue?

I need to typeset a dialogue in LaTeX, it's for a translation assignment. The original dialogue does something like this: - I found it, I told him. My finger was in the book, where George Best's ...
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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting facilities but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...