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Why should I avoid the a4 and aeguill packages?

In this answer am I being told, that I shouldn't use the a4 and the aeguill packages. Why should I do that, and what should I use instead?
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How to tell people why packages become deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore?

I'm working with LaTeX for a while now. Writing more and more documents I've learned that there are packages that should not be used or got replaced by others. Looking into files my friends or ...
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Latex replacing “Page 118” with “P1ge 118”

I am getting this very strange error in Latex using enumerate. My code is as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[margin=.75 in]{geometry} ...
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How do I pass options to a package? [closed]

I apologize if this is a neophyte or duplicate question because I was unable to find it. A comment on the question Problem with \leq displaying as \leqslant, mentions that "you can include mathabx ...
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How to warn if a package hasn't been loaded

Is it possible to emit a warning if a package hasn't been loaded? If possible, I would prefer that the solution not require \usepackage{ifthen} as it couldn't emit the warning that it was missing the ...
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How to find packages/classes

What is the "right" way to search for a package/class to solve a random problem? Whenever I need to find a new package or class, I never feel like I am doing it efficiently. I tend to use a mixture of ...
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How to specify the path for a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to have local package override default package In the (linux) server in which the basic LaTeX suite (TexLive 2009) was installed, I can run LaTeX with some basic ...
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Is there a simple way to open “.sty” files by something similar to the “texdoc”?

Is there a simple way to open ".sty" files by something similar to the "texdoc"? I'm looking for something like texsty to simply open .sty files.
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“No room for a new \read” with writing a journal

I'm fairly new to TeX and learning as I go. I am trying to keep a journal in LaTeX. I'm using the solution provided at Using LaTeX to keep a diary . It's essentially a setup where each day's entry is ...
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Latex packages in Wordpress [closed]

Is it possible to use any package in a wordpress.com blog? I see in http://en.support.wordpress.com/latex/ that wordpress uses the packages amsmath, amsfonts and amssymb, but if I want, e.g., to make ...
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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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Distribute LaTeX Package with Document

TLDR Is there a way to distribute a LaTeX package with a document and to use it during compilation? Situation At our university, we're writing a lot of lecture summaries with LaTeX. Sometimes those ...
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Using both times and eulervm packages

I'm adopting for my thesis times new roman as text font and eulervm for math fonts. Which is the correct package for times to use?
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Package: pifont [closed]

What does the following message mean? The line indicated has a command which relates to how I call the theorems, lemmas and so on. Package: pifont 2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a Pi font support (SPQR) ...
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Why use .sty files?

Why is it preferable to put inclusions of commonly used packages and user defined commands in a .sty file instead of putting them in an ordinary .tex file?
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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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Mail-merging documents from a database

I use the term database loosely here -- it can be an actual database, or a spreadsheet (in any format including CSV) or can be package-dependent. Is there a way to create mail-merged documents ...
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When to use the xcolor package instead of the color package?

Can someone explain when to use the xcolor package instead of the color package? Unless you are creating your own specific colors, the differences between the packages seem to be fairly superficial. ...
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A package with macros for programming languages names?

Is there any package with predefined macros for common programming languages' names? I mean, macros that help writing things like C++, C#, F# etc. in a nice way, the same way as for example \TeX? I ...
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MikTeX and TeXStudio portables both unpacked to usb flash drive. Now What?

I downloaded the portable packages of MikTex and TeXStudio, and unpacked them onto usb flash drive. I do not understand what to do next to configure the TeXstudio to use or work with the MikTeX. I ...
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Tex Cover Letter Doesn't Display “Sincerely, My Name”

I'm using the cover letter example from this website: http://www.matthewjmiller.net/howtos/customized-cover-letter-scripts/ What it should look like and the source of the tex is on that website, I ...
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Installing packages (that don't include a .sty file) with BSD

I've recently switched to DragonFlyBSD on my laptop, and I've been having trouble getting LaTeX to function properly. I've installed teTeX and can compile simple .tex files fine, but I cannot find a ...
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footmisc has to be loaded after setspace - Why?

If footmisc package is loaded before the setspace package, then it doesn't work. Though I don't need a work around, since this is easy to incorporate in a document, I just thought that I should share ...
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Creating document like this [closed]

I am trying to create a handout like the one in the following link. Image: But I can't get it. Can someone help me create such a document.
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Are bitmap fonts too fuzzy or is it just me? [closed]

The above text was rendered with LaTeX. The text below was rendered in Libre Office. You can see that there is a big difference in clarity, I think. Is it just me? How can I get LaTeX to produce ...
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How can the following TeX file be run without errors? [closed]

I get an error : ! I can't find file `xdvipdfmx.cfg'. l.6 \input xdvipdfmx.cfg Please type another input file name and ! Emergency stop. l.6 \input xdvipdfmx.cfg I really wish to know what ...
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How to change fonts

I'm sure this is a newbie question, but I can't figure this out. I have tried to follow the advice here: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Fonts and here: ...
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Problem randomizing answers in eqexam [closed]

I'm trying to use the eqexam package to randomize answers to multiple choice questions in an exam. The package works without options, but when I include the allowrandomize option needed for this ...
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randtext not working

All \randomize{} does in the following MWE is removing the space between the words. I wonder why the text is not randomised. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Why do AMS document classes incorporate amsthm rather than loading it?

Why do AMS document classes incorporate the amsthm package, rather than loading it using the usual \RequirePackage mechanism the way they load amsmath and amsfonts? The document classes even ...
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How did my packages update? [closed]

I downloaded the memoir class package and ran the .ins file. Then, without doing anything else, it seemed that the memoir class was up and running! I don't think it was there previously....I am ...
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How to call a package added previously

I'm using the package mcode to show matlab code in my thesis. This package requires the xcolor package so it automatically loads it. My problem is that I have to call the table option in the xcolor ...
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Do I need a specific package for “\N”

The wikepedia page Folge has this formula (under Formale Definition) \begin{matrix} a:&\N &\to &X\\ & i &\mapsto &a_i, \end{matrix} where \N is used for the set of natural ...
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How to expand source files when installing packages using MiKTeX

When installing packages using the MiKTeX Package Manager, there is usually a file placed in texmf\source whose name ends in -src.tar.bz2 (or sometimes -src.cab). These compressed files generally ...
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Generating single random sentences

lipsum, blindtext and kantlipsum all seem to default to producing paragraphs, whereas I want them to generate individual sentences. From the documentation, it looks as if it should be possible to ...
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Is there any package for LaTeX dealing with a database?

Is there any package for LaTeX dealing with a database (with some of the fields being LaTeX code). For example, given a collection of problems with fields {id, name, author, refs, statement, ...
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LaTeX Error: Option clash for package xcolor (for table) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Option clash for package xcolor While trying to do this:\usepackage [ table ]{ xcolor } I get this error: LaTeX Error: Option clash for package xcolor. All the ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

Adding the missing member to pdfLaTeX vs. XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX, here's the last of the big three: XeLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX. Where would a typical template for XeLaTeX differ from one for ...
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Name clash, “\ifpdf is already defined” between JHEP3.cls and ifpdf.sty [closed]

You might be interested that there seems to be a clash between JHEP3.cls version 3.1.5 (from http://jhep.sissa.it/jhep/help/JHEP/TeXclass/tools_JHEPlog.html) and the ifpdf package. I think both ...
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installed package not running

I have TexShop installed on my Mac and I need to use the Slovak language in my LaTeX documents. Through the TexLive Utility, I found out that I have collection-langczechslovak installed, but when I ...
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Packages not recognised and no output produced [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? I am using MiKTex with TexnicCenter (the 32bit version) and whenever I try ...
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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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Need a package for \bari

I want to \bari code but I did found the package for this which is wsuipa.sty. Is there someone knows where we can download?
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Suddenly having problems installing packages [closed]

Ever since I started using LaTeX, I've used the Package Manager that came with MiKTeX to install new packages. Tonight, I went to install a package multiple times and was told that I couldn't connect ...
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Should I load packages (for instance, all AMS packages) separately or all together?

I was reading some post here at SE and I noticed that many people load packages one by one. For example, \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsthm} and so on. Usually, I load ...
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Conflict between ntheorem and amsthm

I am using etoolbox and ntheorem packages to have a custom numbering of theorems and equations. Everything works but these side errors occur: \qedhere command is unknown (EDIT: following some ...
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Incompatibilty between siuintx and linguex?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{linguex} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} This MWE produces a plethora of error messages, regardless of the order in which those two ...
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Is there is a package so you can add text with visual effects like “WordArt” from “Word”

I am elaborating a business card style for LaTeX but I found out that even if I have the style and margin for the cards I can not make it look "pretty" like other text editors without overusing ...
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How to locally use an old package (e.g. biblatex) with TexLive?

I need some old deprecated options from an old package (biblatex: local maxbibnames, version 1.5 (current 2.4)). So I do not want to mess up my texlive installation. How can I use an old package ...
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Adding packages to TeXnicCenter

I am having problems with the packages in a document I am trying to compile, specifically natbib.sty and fancyhdr.sty. I have both of these on my computer, but I don't think that TeXnicCenter is ...