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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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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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Package won't get loaded [duplicate]

I have written a package and placed it in the same directory as e.g. latex.ltx. However, TeXShop just won't load it, or rather, XeLaTeX and pdfTeX called through TeXShop won't. If I, however, on the ...
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How to remove extra white space from figures

How can I please remove extra white space from a figure because it's taking me so much space. Thank you,
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How to insert hebrew In backround (with Tikz) in Lyx

I try to do a background with a text on the top right corner of the page (with borders and page number) I succeeded in creating it but I want to insert a hebrew text (it renders english the way I ...
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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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Rd.sty throws ! LaTeX Error: Command \bold already defined.

I have to use Rd.sty package can be obtained from here in my .Rnw documents. Without using \usepackage{Rd} everything works fine. But the inclusion of \usepackage{Rd} throws the following error: ! ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Packages to install once for all

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Then, I have manually installed tex-common, texlive-base and texlive-latex-recommended. And I realize that some packages do not exist anymore. For ...
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Sideways subfigure over several pages

I am trying to include "sideways" subfigures according to this question How to rotate a group of figures (subfigure) from Torbjørn T. I would like to put three graphics next to each other (for ...
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Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package? [duplicate]

Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the texlive package (not texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if ...
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I'm a cargo cult programmer …

... because I don't know why this works \def\my@addextraoption#1{% \xdef\my@extraoptions{% \@ifundefined{my@extraoptions}\@empty\my@extraoptions,% \zap@space#1 \@empty}} ...
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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: ...
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New TX math font symbol: skew underbrace with package newtxmath

I found that the New TX math font newtxmath could not displace underbrace, see: latest Texlive 2012 The correct underbrace with default CM font: It's weird that it works well when I test it ...
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Conflict between my modified .sty file and babel's ngerman?

There is some conflict or error I don't understand. I can skip it and nothing visible happens. The output is okay and everything seems to be fine. Still I would like to get rid of the error message. ...
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Option clash between TikZ, psplot, geometry, and hyperref [duplicate]

I know someone who is working on a LaTeX document requiring pst-plot, geometry, and hyperref, and I recently gifted him some TikZ improvements of diagrams that didn't seem to be working out for him. ...
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How to modify a .sty file?

I am trying to modify the fontawesome.sty file. I just include the command in the style file and it works but without showing the Skype icon just showing an empty box. \expandafter\def\csname ...
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Space and Position in Cover Letter Title

I attached my code for my cover letter of one job, and the picture of compiled pdf below. Can anyone help me accomplish the following things: How to make my Name show on the left with certain nice ...
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How can I hyperlink figures and tables in LaTeX?

I can hyperlink references by hyperref package. But I can not hyperlink figures and tables? should I use any certain package for labeling ?
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Package for Service Value Networks (or something close)

I would like to draw several Service Value 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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Creating a dependency tree (\RequirePackage) for packages used in my document

Is there a way of creating a dependency tree for packages \RequirePackageing each other for those packages used in my document, ideally with the respective required options and version numbers? Are ...
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Amsbook \part error

In my tex file I have \documentclass[11pt]{amsbook} \usepackage{amsmath,caption,fancyhdr,multirow,booktabs,lscape,pbox} \usepackage{amssymb,nomencl,todonotes,framed,booktabs,graphicx} ...
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Package to typeset Poems

Is there any package in LaTeX available to typeset poems. I referred this link Typesetting poems but it didn't help me out!!!!
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...