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Asserting that package contains command

I would like to do something like this: \usepackage{mypackage} \assertpackagecontains{mypackage}{mycommand} Here, if the mypackage package does not contain the \mycommand command, then an error is ...
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from … import … with packages

In Python we can import packages using import packagename or, if we only need a specific function, we can write from packagename import functionname Can something similar be done in LaTeX? This ...
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Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)

Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something... I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools (...
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Problem with finding forest.sty

I'm trying to use \usepackage{forest} but something is wrong. I have the following output: ! LaTeX Error: File `forest.sty' not found. I'm using TexLive. The upgrade is done. I tried install ...
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What is a good environment for writing problems and solutions? [closed]

I'm writing a book where I record interesting problems and their solutions. However, there does not seem to be an organized list, or other reference to these types of latex packages and tex macros. ...
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Call a command where part of the command name is given as input?

This seems obvious but I can't seem to find what I need via a search (I can't figure out a good search term I guess). So what I'm looking for is to have a command that takes in a string, and then ...
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background package - Using text with line breaks

I'm designing a very simple cover for a university publication in Sanskrit. I'm using the package "background" to add some "watermark-like" Sanskrit text on the cover, both top and bottom, while the ...
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Was anything in Satoshi Nakamoto's original Bitcoin paper compiled in LaTeX? [closed]

The complete paper This question is about Satoshi Nakamoto's original Bitcoin paper, which can be found at: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf, [live]; or identical (also 184,292 bytes) e.g. https://...
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Package for typesetting the Bible

Are there any LaTeX packages or styles that have been designed specifically for typesetting the Bible, with its text divided into books, chapters, and verses? This post contains a couple of nice ...
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Change to short Monthname in datetime2 (german)

I use \usepackage[ngerman]{datetime2} and try to create a date which uses the short form of the Monthname. When I type \DTMdate{2016-12-4} I get as result 4. Dezember 2016. But I want the short ...
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Working to find Latex error – Redefinition Problem

Working to find Latex error – Redefinition Problem I have been trying-out the several ways of writing a vector symbol with harpoon above, - as described in several replies to an early post ref: how ...
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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lhs2TeX and Syntax conflicting on <> characters

I'd like to use Syntax and lhs2TeX together, but Syntax's usage of <> in production rule names seems to conflict with lhs2TeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nounderscore]{syntax} %...
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Beginner's problem - Undefined control sequence… Problems with RITA package [closed]

I am having a lot of "small" problems with my code in ShareLatex. I think the most of them because the package provided from the Journal (I copied the code for new project in ShareLatex and it worked ...
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psvectorian package

I work with Miktex2.9 . In a template code I downloaded , their is something called a psvectorian package. i.e. it uses \usepackage{psvectorian} .However I searched the Miktex package manager, but ...
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Keep Latex packages and templates on USB

I was able to install TExshop on my university's mac computer lab, but the IT people were only willing to install Basic Tex. The root of the problem is that the computers are refreshed every 15 ...
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Installing missing packages automatically in TexLive [duplicate]

How can we get all the missing packages automatically installed with TexLive. This option exists in MikTeX. Is there some comparable way of doing this using TexLive? I am on linux mint.
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ocgbase.sty and ocgx2.sty packages not found

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and texmaker on a windows 7 OS. I'm getting the error message "! LaTeX Error: File `ocgbase.sty' not found. (...)" I found out that installing the ocgx2.sty package would solve my ...
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diagrams package

I went to the diagrams package for installing commutative diagrams. I am used to installing packages by running a dtx file, and then a sty file pops out and when the sty file is in the same folder as ...
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XeLaTeX can't find any packages (PdfLaTeX works)

I'm currently trying to build a document with XeLaTeX because I need it for a template. My OS is Scientific Linux 7.2 and I use texlive + Texstudio as an editor. Now the problem that I have is that ...
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± Symbol in text

I can't get a ± symbol to show up in my .pdf document, whether it be within a table, or in the main body of text. Can anyone offer any assistence ? I have read everywhere it is \pm and would write as:...
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arabi.sty not found

I have the arabi package installed with texlive in mint. I have added the command \usepackage{arabi} in the preamble of my document. When I compiled with pdflatex I get the error message "file arabi....
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How to install “sw20­jart.sty”?

I've search internet and found below code: %sw20jart {Article: JEEP (a general purpose vehicle)}{12pt}{article}{empty} %Copyright (C) 1994-95 TCI Software Research \typeout{TCI Document Style `...
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Where do I obtain the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7?

I am having a bad time looking for the texlive-collection-science package for CentOS 7. The only available collections that appear to me are the following: yum search texlive-collection texlive-...
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underscore in filename using getfiledate Package

I'm trying to use the getfiledate package from CTAN to get, as sugested, the last file modification date. I've imported correctly the package and tested with another file, named table/classe.tex and ...
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Package array error

I'm trying to write the following on my latex $$(T_n f)(z)=n^{2k-1} \sum_{\begin{array}\ a\geq 1,ad=n \\ 0\leq b<d\end{array}} d^{-2k} f\left(\frac{az+b}{d}\right)$$ But it ends up with error: ...
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Is there a package which does typeset subscripts automatically upright or provides an easy syntax to do to so?

Some time ago there was a question of how to typeset subscripts automatically upright (Typeset index upright automatically). The answer works, but it seems like a hack. Is there any package out ...
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don't show ToC, LoT, and LoF in table of contents

Is there a way for me not to show these following three in the Table of Contents? I used this package \usepackage{tocbibind} in order to include Bibliography in Contents, but for some reason these ...
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LaTex cannot find user installed packages

I just switched to a new laptop and am having trouble getting a few packages to work on the new machine. I installed Miktex 2.9 basic package and the style files I need to access are contained in the ...
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Automatically identify the dependent package for LaTeX symbol command

Given a command like \kreuz, is it possible to create an application that will smartly recognise and import its dependent package wasysym, to enable its rendering out on a webpage? The aim is to have ...
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Permission denied to install algorithm packages

I am trying to install the algorithm-package. I have created a folder in Local Disk C. Then I have copied the following files to the folder: miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma miktex-zzdb2-2.9.tar.lzma. In ...
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Is there an incompatibility between siunitx and skmath packages?

Is it just me, or does output not look like it is supposed to?? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{skmath} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \num{\pi} \end{document} which gives: $\pi$ works ...
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What is CTAN.org now?

Today I clicked in this link in TeX StackExchange http://ctan.org/pkg/svg and I got this message (screenshot below). In particular, what does it mean that "Latex Productions International has ...
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How to use the “breakcites” package everywhere but in one chapter

I am writing my thesis with the "book" class, using the "breakcites" package. In one chapter, it would actually be more convenient not to have the package. Is there a way to deactivate the package ...
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How to use \includegraphics?

I am sorry if my question is too silly, I am totally new to LaTeX. I have just downloaded TeXstudio 2 days ago and am trying to include some figures/images into the document. I found out about the \...
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Help with Options in MIT Poker Package?

I'm trying to write a paper for university and it involves using poker cards in latex. I'm using the Poker MIT Package: http://web.mit.edu/foley/games/Arcadia/sr/poker/poker.sty provides the poker....
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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How to put a number in a circle using grbbrige package

I am using grbbridge package for writing my bridge notes. According to package's documentation, you can denote the first card played by a player, by simply putting an "underling" mark in his/her card. ...
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Problem with Package lfr [closed]

I just got template for a university work and it uses the package lfr. Sadly, I neither find any documentation what it does nor a place to download it and have the problem that Miktex (2.9) does not ...
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Chemical compound numbering in pdfLaTeX without `--shell-escape`?

The package chemscheme, included in chemstyle, allows for temporary text "tags" in .eps files to be replaced with designated chemical compound enumerations (A, B, C, ...; 1, 2, 3, ... ; etc.). This ...
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How to install a .sty file on Texmaker

I'm quite new to LaTeX, so please take that in consideration when answering my question. Thank you. So I want to install ans.sty, but I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm using TexMaker and I've ...
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What .sty files do I need to send to the publisher?

A publisher is asking me for the .sty file used with a document. I did not use a .sty file for macros etc., but I have loaded a number of packages and I am assuming that they are asking for the .sty ...
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Sudden problems loading Bussproofs

I am trying to use Sam Buss's bussproofs package. I have previously been able to run the package normally by calling upon it in the preamble as \usepackage{buss proofs} but now it is to no avail. ...
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Why does latex show that {unrecognized command } when I hover over this environment , \begin{IEEEeqnarray}{rCl}

To use this environment I have to load this package: \usepackage[retainorgcmds]{IEEEtrantools} I have the MiKTeX distribution and I didn't find this package in packages manager so I downloaded the ...
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Texmaker and Linux Mint package issues

I'm new to Tex and I've just installed Texmaker from the Linux Mint software manager. Upon trying to start using a template I found (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/short-sectioned-assignment), ...
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Where should I put the ( .sty) files to make packages work? [duplicate]

I'm using miktex and there are few packages that I don't have on my pc so I downloaded them , where should I put them to make them functional ( the folder name).
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Package for special treatment of sequences of capitals

For linguistic writing, I frequently deal with input data where sequences of capitals should be typeset not as capitals, but should be treated specially, e.g. be typeset in lower case, small caps. ...
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Phone symbol/ Website logo in XeLatex

\texttt{ÔÑã}~\href{tel:\myphone}{\myphone}\\ produce a mobile icon on the pdf file and this one href{https://www.linkedin.com/in/\myweb} {\texttt{ÔÇå}~\myweb} generate the little nice Linkedin logo ...
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Current tools for quantum computing

There are several questions here already asking about packages and tools for use in generating quantum mechanics and quantum computation diagrams suitable for incorporation into TeX documents, but all ...
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Custom Chapter Heading

I am writing a book using the book document class. I have used a template I found online to make my chapter headings look like this: I would prefer to add an image to my chapter heading and achieve ...