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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 ...
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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 ...
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Accessing UNAVAILABLE packages in Lyx

Will there ever be a quick and simple path to making UNAVAILABLE packages in Lyx available? We've tried all the suggested tips and tricks, all to no avail (literally).
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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acronym not found but installed

I use Tex Live on Windows. I try to include the package acronym, Tex Live Manager says it is installed, but the compiler (PdfLatex as well as LuaLatex) outputs the error it is not found: File ...
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Creating a more modular system

Though my question may be a basic one, I hope one can help me by being clear about what to do. I am using an apj emulate document on ShareLatex for my writing. My writing is long and has many sections ...
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Difference “exam class” and “eqexam package”?

What's the difference? It looks like "eqexam package" is more advanced. The "exam class" just uses the identical commands from "eqexam package". Is one of the two outdated? Recent posts talk only ...
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amsmath is now latex-amsmath: what does this mean for me?

I saw in the latest updates to CTAN that the amsmath package is now called latex-amsmath. What effects is this change going to make for me? Am I going to have to \usepackage{latex-amsmath} in the ...
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Difficulties compiling document, possibly related to moredefs

I'm having a lot of problems compiling a TeX document. Its behaviour appears to be completely random. First it compiled fine. Then it would only compile if divided into chunks. Now it does not compile ...
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tlmgr open documentation for <package>. BasicTeX

I know it's convenient to install packages with tlmgr install <package>, but I couldn't find a way to open the documentation of the respective package; I know it installs them, I can manually go ...
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Palatinox package

palatinox.sty on CTAN states that it provides Linotype Palatino. But this font is not free, is it? How this could be possible?
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MiKTeX Package Manager randomly failing

I am developing a songbook compilation software, that is being automatically tested on AppVeyor (windows environment). Before testing my software, AppVeyor needs to install MikTex and some packages: ...
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Why does \listfiles not show version info for custom packages (styles/.sty files)?

Skip ahead to the Log Output section to see my problem. Let's assume the following file structure: Root - Preamble.tex |- Libraries |- Addresses - addresses.sty |- Documents |- ...
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How can I add translation for my Language, if package doesn't support it?

Certain packages are missing some languages translations. For example I want to use Lithuanian language, and [lithuanian]{babel} is missing lots of things which packages unable to find, and fails to ...
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How to type LaTeX in Wordpress efficiently [closed]

I have some problems when use $\LaTeX$ code in Wordpress as the following: I use Mathtype (or any math editions which have option translate to LaTeX code), but that LaTeX code can't be used in ...
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The best way to start learning how to draw geometric figures in mathematics

I want to learn how to draw geometric figures using LaTeX, but I don't know where to start. The problem is that I don't know any accessible manuals or guides that is suitable for me. I learned LaTeX ...
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(is there/how to make) a package/macro like `enumerate` but for whole document sectioning

I just discovered the enumerate package, what excited me because some time ago I was wondering about something similar (options where a stands for \alph{<counter>}, A for \Alph{<counter>}, ...
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How to not repeat word in \index

To make index I have to write word two times, \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{book} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} This will not print \index{anything} !!! However it will make an ...
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How to write pseudo algorithm in LaTex (texmaker)?

I am a new user of LaTeX. I am writing a document in Texmaker. I want to write algorithms with algorithm. The problem is that gives me the error: ! LaTeX Error: File `algorithm.sty' not found. ! ...
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Performance issues about graphic packages

I develop some web applications which output their reports in LaTeX (I'm aware this is not very standard but "why" and "is it the best choice" do not want to be the point of this question, although ...
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What is the best way to add missing packages?

So far I worked with Texmaker on Windows, and it worked perfectly. Recently I started to write my .tex files with vim on Ubuntu. But when I try to compile these it tells me File 'cite.sty' not found. ...
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creating newcommand on my own package

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but can't find what exactly. Writing my thesis I created a package for my constants, they work OK: \def \earthRadius {\num{6.371e6}\si{\metre}} \def \lightSpeed ...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository ...
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Package biblatex Error: Incompatible package 'cite'

I am trying to use biblatex package: \usepackage{biblatex} I get the following error: ! Package biblatex Error: Incompatible package 'cite'. Can someone help me how can I resolve this issue? ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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How to use .sty in writting in latex?

I need to write my thesis in latex for which we got .sty file (I didn't write it myself). I have no clue what I need to do to or need to write in .tex file to ''activate'' those styles. If I ...
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Question on downloading packages/is Miktex package Repository (and Miktex.org, latex-projetct.org websites) down? [closed]

I was trying to include URL references in my BibTeX bibliography using a suggestion I have found on various websites - using, for example: @misc{citationLabel, title = {Page Title}, howpublished = ...
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Variant irregular size grid layout

I am currently preparing for an exam to which we are allowed to bring 1 sheet of paper. Naturally, I want to fit as much information as possible on it. The information that I need are a bunch of ...
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Hide show demonstration on LaTeX

Is there a way to hide/show a demonstration on LaTeX (as for website like wikipedia)? Thanks
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Generate .sty file from CTAN zip

I want to install a new package to my Tex environment, as an example Colortbl from CTAN. The issue is I am behind a firewall at my company so I cannot download it through my tex environment. Going ...
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How one could make a package that does not conflict with others?

I am working on the construction of a music package and I would like to have new commands with short names for clarity... So for example I use \bar, \k, \arg but they are already defined in LaTeX Is ...
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The package `' is defective

I am trying to extend my class by supporting multiple paper sizes, and therefore adding some options by \DeclareOption{a5paper}{% Paper size: 148mm x 210mm % \SBpaperAfivetrue % ...
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Package biblatex Error: File '“FILENAME”.bbl' not created by biblatex. \begin{document}

I an new to LaTeX.. My question is about the error I get Package biblatex Error: File '"FILENAME".bbl' not created by biblatex. \begin{document}. I have tried to read the guide to biblatex but ...