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How to get showkeys bugfix into tools package distribution

Almost a year ago, the showkeys package was updated to v3.16 in response to a bug report: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=tools/4173 Showkeys is supposed to be part of the tools ...
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MikTeX can’t find xstring [closed]

I’m not using MikTeX myself but someone I developed a class for. And it seems like there’s a problem with xstring. The following MWE compiles fine with my TeX Live 2012 but MikTeX (on Win 7) can’t ...
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Is there a source function/capability in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a standard preamble into a package I often have the same preamble stuff in my documents that kind of clutter the work space a bit. Some are custom commands ...
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wasysym symbols render to something different

I would like to use the wasysym package to get access to characters such as lightning and clock. However, the following MWE for me gives different symbols. \documentclass{article} ...
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Where would I find ua1.zip?

I'm using TeXShop Version 2.47, and I know from having written a twenty page document last year using apa6e (which I typeset again with no problem today) that this system is in a functional state. ...
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Abstraction layer for creation of floating figures with caption

A floating figure or table typically consists of the following parts: The floating environment The figure itself A caption Optionally, rules before/after the figure Perhaps a "source" statement ... ...
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Coffee stains in LaTeX [closed]

I would like to add a few little coffee stains to my very important paper using coffee4 (http://hanno-rein.de/archives/349). When I try to get it to work, I end up with a PDF but no coffee stains. ...
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Shipout line like Shipout page

In lineno package guide, I found: Attaching line numbers after TeX has broken the paragraph into lines is already quite a difficult job for TeX. Why? Because TeX does not normally give you any ...
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Handle currencies correctly depending on language conventions

Is there a standard way of handling currencies? Example: in American, you'd say "$2 a piece" in French, you'd say "2$ pièce" I'd like to be able to write \somecommand{dollars}{2}, that would ...
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Installing the comicsans package to MiKTeX

Consider this question theoretical in nature; an exercise to understand the TDS tree structure better. Assume one were attempting to install the comicsans package, which is part of neither of the two ...
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Description Logic symbols in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I need to get symbols of description logic names looking like at the picture: Should I use some special font for this purpose, and which one? ...
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Weird problem with LaTeX/excel2latex

I try to use excel2latex for converting excel tables into LaTeX. Here is the simple code I am using: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Problems with bibliography style file in TeXworks [closed]

I'm using TeXworks as my editor in writing an article, where the bibliography style has to be vancouver. It has previously worked just fine, and if I set the style to plain I have no problems, but as ...
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Question about using the package exceltex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing/Using Exceltex I have installed Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and downloaded the zip file from link and unzipped the folder. Then what? I'm trying to compile the ...
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Loading a package more than once

What would happen when you load a package more than once, say via \usepackage{<package>} or \RequirePackage{<package>}. For example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Preamble vs. external style file - same code doesn't work in the later

I'm experiencing the following issue when using todonotes along with TikZ and its externalize library. If my document contains no \todo's then it compiles just fine and seems like the externalization ...
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Does anyone know if there is a LaTeX package for writing in steno?

I am currently studying realtime stenography, and in making my own review materials, I have come to a point where it would be VERY useful to use LaTeX to typeset in the particular typographic style ...
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Could using different packages cause a contradiction for the compiler?

If I am writing a pdf with LaTeX, I would like to use commands from different packages for figures or tables or what so ever ... and I just use all the packages i need, could this lead to a ...
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Linux Libertine package and fonts not working anymore (fall 2012)

So in the last couple of weeks I've had some issues with the Linux Libertine font and package, both don't seem to work anymore on a completely up-to-date version of MacTeX (which is equivalent to TeX ...
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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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Kantlipsum installation process

Why for the kantlipsum package the process below is required to install it, instead of the normal positioning of the file .sty like for the other packages? Are there some advantages? To install the ...
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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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Lipsum text generator for an index

Is there something like lipsum package but for generating an index?
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Manually install packages from dtx file on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? My TeXLive doesn't have the standalone package. I read part of the documentation, the PDF file from the ...
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How to TeX like this

This page is what I am referring to. I have often wondered how journals TeX their articles like this, and the trick that I have tried in the past of saving the pdf and looking at the info with Preview ...
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algorithm2e missing document mystery

I am trying to use the algorithm2e package. I downloaded the package from CTAN and verified that I can typeset its own documentation (algorithm2e.tex). I then try to write my own document that uses ...
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Inserting git commit date without hooks

Is there a way to insert the last git commit date into a document without having to add git hooks (like the gitinfo package does it)? I'm not 100% sure how LaTeX packages work, but if they can access ...
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How to install “TeX Gyre Schola” font for MiKTeX?

I've followed the guide: http://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html and downloaded the font files from: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/tex-gyre/ Now there are 72 .map files under the map ...
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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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tlmgr usage to get a package from CTAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I'd like to install this ...
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Strikeout - when which package ? ( ulem vs soul vs …)

When to use which package for strikeout? I see answers : \usepackage{ulem} \sout{Hello World} or \usepackage{soul} \st{Hello world} or \usepackage{cancel} \cancel{Hello world} In what ...
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Show code similar to documentation of packages

I saw that several documentation packages use the environment to show macrocode long codes with page break, the example implementation of the package geometry. How do I do this? I wanted to show a ...
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Do I need onlyamsmath when using nag?

I already read questions about recommended packages, and they often have the advice for \RequirePackage[l2tabu, orthodox]{nag} and \usepackage[all, warning]{onlyamsmath} I use nag for quite some ...
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Package algorithm to use

Please, what package can i use in latex to have the model of algorithm in the figure ?
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Where is the documentation for the nth package

The ctan entry has no documentation and texdoc nth does not find an entry. Any idea where to find documentation for the package options?
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Latex templates more suited to modern Tech (Web 2.0) [closed]

I would like to know the viability of using Latex for producing posters to promote an event. Something around the lines of this. And obviously, if there are any useful packages for this, or maybe some ...
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Inserting document compiled from LaTex code inside a .tex file

Is there a way to insert a document within a document? The inserted code is fully .tex compliant and could be compiled as a document on its own. I envision an article document, where inside the ...
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daily one pager (agenda, weather, etc…) [closed]

I look for a tool to automate a daily printout with an agenda, weather forecast, stats from various web sources (e.g. analytics, adwords, etc.). Seems there is no such tool, so I started to think how ...
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Draw Bohr atomic model with electron shells in TeX?

This question led to a new package: bohr I'm making slides with beamer for my chemistry students. I would like to draw a figure in LaTeX to illustrate the electron shells in the Bohr model but ...
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no output with \usepackage{emp} [closed]

I'm trying to embed MetaPost graphics inside a LaTeX file using the emp package, with pdflatex. When I include the line: \usepackage{emp} %part 1 pdflatex doesn't produce any output (it says 0 ...
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How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)?

Well, the question is pretty self-explanatory. (I'm writing a short tutorial on LaTeX, and wanted some trivia;)).
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XeLaTeX logo with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write (La)TeX (with braces) [or any other TeX-related logo] I try to typeset the XeLaTeX logo in a document that has to be run through pdfLaTeX (for a journal). ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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What is the easiest way to install additional packages when using texlive from the Fedora repos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I stumbled upon a question here which recommends using tlmgr for conveniently installing additional packages. ...
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How to add IEEEtran.cls to be read automatically?

I am using a MacOS and I want to copy the IEEEtran.cls file into the latex directory such that it is read automatically. I have a file in the directory ...
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How to solve Latex Error: DoxyEnumerate undefined

Using latex, I got this error message: Latex Error: Environment DoxyEnumerate undefined. How can this be fixed? I checked the refman.tex file, \usepackage{doxygen} is there. Below is what ...
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Installing manual package with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I'm trying to install a custom-made package from Heiko Oberdiek's answer here, which I saved as amssizes.sty. I ...
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portable packages

and sorry again for my bad grammar, English is not my native idiom. I start explaining about what I have and then what I want: I built a format for my school so students can build up their thesis ...
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Installing/downloading packages

I am an absolute beginner to LaTeX. And I'm following the Wikibooks tutorial. I am at the part where it talks about packages. It doesn't really explain where to download and install them. So where do ...
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Automatic \newpage for sections at the end of a page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Avoiding page breaks shortly after section/subsection headings Imagine that I've got a \section (or \subsection, \subsubsecion, \paragraph) at the end of the page X: in ...