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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 place floats between paragraphs?

I have read multiple questions on this site like How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? and it seems to me that default behaviour of floats is not what I ...
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Some packages not recognised by TexStudio

Some of my packages are not recognised by TexStudio (examples: pdfpages, mathtools, ramsstyle and so on), but most of the packages I use are recognised. I have installed all of these packages with ...
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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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Is there a package to create Optical Mark Reader answer-sheets?

Is there a package to create Optical Mark Reader answer-sheets (aka bubble sheet)? EDIT 1: No choice. I think I must use PSTricks and \multido to make it.
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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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vizualisation of package dependencies

According to the solution of Heiko (How to design a command inquiring internally required packages?) I would like to have one additional file to be written... It should have the form Headerlines ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Filemathtools.sty' not found.` Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I ...
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todonotes crashes because too many on list

I am been using the package \usepackage{todonotes} but have ran into a problem with the \listoftodos.. My list has become above one page, and it seems to to not compile when it goes above this ...
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Is there a package manager that works directly with CTAN (or local TDS structures)?

Almost out of sheer frustration, I'm on the verge of writing a Python script that will automate the install of both local TDS packages and those retrieved automatically from CTAN, without regard to ...
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Are there any packages providing collections of title pages?

I'm looking for a way to easily experiment with different title page styles, without having to design them myself. Something similar to what ms word offers.
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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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Texstudio quick start wizard options managing

My aim was to add some language packages to the quick start wizard. Thus I cliqued the plus symbol of the 'other options' option. Then I was asked to type in this new option: Thinking that it was ...
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Error installing PDFBox library for pax package

On Ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/44104/861. First install pax package. $ sudo tlmgr install pax Then run ...
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IEEEtrantools not found by TeXstudio but IEEEtrantools.cwl is in AppData (and file compiles ok using MikTeX)

Newbie here. I'm running MikTeX 2.9 on Win8.1 and I'm trying to setup TeXstudio to implement some of the suggestions in "The not so short intro..." by Oetiker et al. Since IEEEtrantools aren't in ...
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Easiest alternatives for thumb-index indicators on chapters in a book?

I have earlier asked Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?, but I have a different problem now. I have a document that can be approximated with this MWE: ...
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Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
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Are there any packages for knitting?

So I showed my girlfriend the braids package, and she asked if their are any packages for knitting patterns. I couldn't find any on ctan with a quick search, so I thought I'd ask here. Are their any ...
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how to add begin lemma, corollary, theorem in my template?

I am using INFORMS template and it has only begin{Proposition} option, but I want to add lemma, corollary, theorem etc. How can I do this? Thank you
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Is it possible to make LaTeX check that some environment is in each part of a document?

I have a document which is required to have an example for (most) proofs. Is there an easy way to have LaTeX check that I haven't forgotten an example? I'm imagining something like this: ...
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How to add a search path for packages in TexStudio on Mac OS?

I would like to add a custom folder into the search path of TexStudio on OS X Yosemite for using custom packages. Is it possible to do so in a way that it would work when compiling LaTeX documents ...
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What exactly are the “[ ]” for in “\usepackage[]{}”

I've looked in a few places for this and there are no good explanations.
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Problem: Package atveryend Info: Empty hook `AtVeryVeryEnd'

I am currently writing a paper and so far I had no problems whatsoever. But all of a sudden the following happened and I can not see the reason for this major hick up. Can anyone help me? The paper ...
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Which packages should I recommend to postgraduates in different academic disciplines?

I'm preparing a list of package recommendations for an intermediate workshop on LaTeX. I avoided providing such a list at the introductory workshop as the tendency is to then add packages without ...
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Define path for packages in the LaTeX file (analog of \input@path or \graphicspath for \usepackage)

How to specify path for additional packages in the LaTeX file itself? For graphics, you use \graphicspath{{a}{b}}, and then \includegraphics{file} finds b/file.pdf. EDIT: it should be ...
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Caption Package Causing Errors

Consider the following MWE, named scratchTex.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \end{document} When I enter the command pdflatex scratchTex.tex, I get LaTeX ...
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advanced LaTeX course

I am looking for some tutorial or video-class or something like that about LaTeX advanced course. I want to know more about macros and the creation of packages. Thanks for the attention!
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Error when using the python package

I am very new to LaTeX. I need to run python package in LaTeX but I can't. I use MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows 7 but the programs gives me this error: Latex error: ! I can't find file ...
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svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Defining a new command for making functional lines / package

As you have probably guessed from the title my mother tounge is not English. Therefore I have no idea if "Functional lines" is the correct term for what I am looking for. Basically I am looking to ...
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Package for typesetting Feynman diagrams (efficiency of `feynmp` and `tikz`)

Is there any good package for typesetting lots of Feynman diagrams? My question arise because Feynmp: Circle with three vertices lead me take a look at the documentation for the feynmf/feynmp ...
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dantelogo.sty missing

I have a Latex template which I need to follow, however, when I am compiling it to obtain the pdf I am getting the error: "LaTeX Error: File `dantelogo.sty' not found.Type X to quit or to proceed,or ...
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Use custom latex package in LyX

I just downloaded the package stmaryrd and have a LyX LaTeX Beamer document in which I want to insert some symbols with this package (\llbracket). Is there a way to make LyX include the package in the ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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How make formulas in the PDF not selectable?

Mathematical formulas in a PDF from LaTex generate lots of noise while reading it with Text-to-speech software. This is why I would like find a way to make all the set of symbols inside the formulas ...
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Package for certificates

Since LaTeX can produce outstanding typesetting results and excellent graphics design, I began to wonder if it can recreate certificates. With so many packages and styles out there does anyone know if ...
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How do I prevent LyX from loading inputenc?

In my (out of the box) configuration of LyX, the line \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} is inserted in the generated .tex file by default. This makes it impossible for me to set different options ...
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Using a single symbol from kpfonts

I would need some help by extracting the "\varprod"-symbol from the kpfonts package. Similar to how it is done here for the subset-symbol of the mathabx package. Although there is a description how to ...
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Package changes horizontal pipe to horizontal for chapter formatting

I need to change the style of my chapters to a different one. I found a package which would do that, and it works nicely. However, my code before the edit was like this: ...
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Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex ...
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Can't seem to align right the text in a tabular

Hello I am using "Extended Fancy CV Carmine Benedito" template and have a really hard time to allign the name of my school in the right... Please, anybody has an idea of what to do? Thank you in ...
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When I use Lyx, very often program will stuck after I click the save button.

This is very disturbing since a lot of times I have to try many time to save a file before I actually type anything in it. Is it because I miss some packages ? Is there anyone also having this problem ...
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How to tell latex which package version to use

I'm currently writing a document on my "work-pc" meaning, that I do not have sudo rights on this machine. It has some old version of hyperref installed, that is not compatible with pdfx and gives me ...
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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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Need to produce one tex document in multiple volumes

I have a very large document (1000+pages) that I need to produce as four separate volumes. I'm using Texmaker and TeXLive on a Win7 PC with the book class (too late to switch to memoir), and each ...
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Package switches within the document?

Many packages come with switches, to be defined in the preamble. Is it possible to hit such a switch also in the body of the document? Example: Can I switch from the functionality of ...
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Why is the wrong version of a package being loaded?

I was trying out Will Robertson's answer to this question and couldn't get it to compile correctly. Chasing through the log output, it seems that an old version of a package is getting loaded instead ...
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Leporello tips?

Is it some packages to help users to create a leporello edition ? To regard the creases, the long size paper, etc. (leporello is an edition in accordeon) i.e.: example of leporello
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...