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Creating a simple “map” with text

I've been using LaTeX for a while now with text documents (both math and otherwise), but now I find myself trying to do some typesetting that includes picture-type things, and I have no experience ...
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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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Authors biography for Inderscience journals

i would like to create a document following the Indersciences templates, the problem is the authors biographies have to appear in the title page and the top of the second page, but when compiling the ...
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Authors names and affiliation

Which packages can be using for writing authors names and affiliation? thank you in advance
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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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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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Which package should I install to have the `fullpage.sty' file? [duplicate]

I am having the following error: File `fullpage.sty' not found. Which package should I install? Or more general question: when some file is missing, how should I find the right package?
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Problem with thesis template in Greek

Hello i am trying to write in Greek in a thesis template using \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{Thesis} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \setmainfont[Mapping=TeX-text]{Times New Roman} have ...
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Mathtools.sty not found error in TeXstudio

I am using TeXstudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded the mathtools.zip package from CTAN website. I have been through a few posts on how to install it, but couldn't understand them specifically. ...
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Best Practice: Adding packages to Journal Latex Template [closed]

I am using the INFORMS style file (https://www.informs.org/Find-Research-Publications/INFORMS-Journals/Author-Portal/LaTeX-Style-Files) . I need to write a algorithm and I found that the algorithm ...
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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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Yet another “LaTeX Error: File '***.sty' not found” question

My apologies for what is probably a duplicate question, but I've looked through similar queries, and I either can't make head nor tail of them or they haven't helped me (likely due to my own lack of ...
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who know about an IDE latex where i might to query of package list texlive installed?

i need query the package list on texlive, i'd like to know about IDE latex can do it, since i have kile but i don't find the option
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Package to use for documenting a struct

There exists a number of pseudo-code packages for LaTeX. Can any of these describe things like a linked-list node in C: struct Node { Node* parent; // other stuff }; or do I have to invent ...
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Funky interactions of bbm and hyperref packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to use both the bbm (to write my preferred style of indicator variables) and the hyperref packages (to reference web URLs). However, something strange seems to be going on whenever I use ...
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How to create a definition shown on the picture?

I need to copy (with small editions) the shown definition in my own document. I don't have the source code of this pdf, so I don't have any idea which environment/package/etc. should be used to create ...
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Installing a journal given package?

I wish to submit a paper of mine to a journal that gives a package to be used for submission preparation. However, when I used it I got the error message "File `dm.sty' not found". How to solve this ...
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how to add a contextual box associated to a keyword?

I am trying to write a book with LaTeX. I want to put contextual boxes with information (or images) associated with a keyword, like the boxes at the left on this image: It would be amazing if ...
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Compiling documentation of a package

I have extracted the documentation of the longtable package and I want to compile it alone. By extracting the documentation I mean that I have copied the .dtx file from the \maketitle to the end and ...
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Find needed package with tlmgr

Is it possible to check which package do I need to install to get certain .sty file from tlmgr rather than googling it or going to CTAN?
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Checking package status

I want to know if I have a package installed. Like it says here I write: root@linux:~# kpsewhich koma-script but nothing happens.
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How to modify latex package documentation

Let's say I want to modify the documentation of certain package. I download the .dtx and .ins files and I see that the documentation is in the .dtx file but it's commented. If I compile the .ins file ...
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How to group the packages needed to compile a source code

I want to give all the needed packages that don't come with a basic LaTeX installation zipped with the source code of a book. But those packages should be in a subdirectory of the directory where the ...
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Please explain how moderncv.cls defines \maketitle

This is the package https://github.com/mliu7/latex-moderncv I'm trying to learn how to make packages and classes something about this package makes me confused. On line 380 ...
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Making a class to change the margins of TeX file, it fails

I'm currently trying to develop my own resume however I'm having trouble making a .cls file that does anything that makes since. As of now I'm simply trying to change the margins. Tex file ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} with \textsf: strange phenomenon [duplicate]

I have some trouble using \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}: \textsf text is no longer sans-serif. For instance, {\Huge\textsf{\bfseries SOME TEXT some text}} becomes instead of the usual I suppose ...
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equation: what are the problems?

Using this preamble \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,abstracton]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} %Zeichencodierung Text \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Is there a unifying package for different editors styles

I'm regularly writing papers for different conferences and they all expect you to conform to a different cls, which I find to be a huge loss of time, since for every conference you have to relearn a ...
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Automatically Wrap Equations

Is there a LaTeX plugin that automatically wraps equations that are too wide, or is this something I must always do manually?
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Xypic Diagram with MnSymbol Arrows

When I use the MnSymbol package, I get the usual short arrows, but this is not the case for xypic diagrams. Having the following packages \usepackage{xypic} \usepackage[all,cmtip]{xy} ...
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package keyval error: current slide undefined

I'm trying to prepare a presentation using latex but it gives an error: "package keyval error: current slide undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation.Type H for ...
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Adding TikZ design element to a collection of documents

I would like to add a TikZ design element to a collection of documents. Presently, I accomplish this using a .sty file. More specifically, I build a style file, in this case called homework.sty, ...
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Is there a way to add accented characters support to the QRcode package?

Is there a way to add accented characters support to the qrcode package ? \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Undefined control sequence listings package

I'm working with TexMaker and I can't compile my documents because it apears de problem "Indefined control sequence", with the \usepackage{listings}. How do I fix it? \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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rewrite latex paper in different packages

I wrote an article in a latex package (amsmath) and so I can submit the paper to another magazine I have to use another template, another package (imsart). Do I have to rewrite the whole article or is ...
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how to add author biography in latex

I am writing paper in SPIE journal template and I want to write Author biography but there is environment for \begin{biography}. SPIE instructions are not to use any .sty file that's why I can't use ...
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recognizing custom packages in latexmkrc [duplicate]

I have a file, jtc.sty, that houses all the repetitive stuff that normally goes into a latex document (usepackage statments, turning paragraph indent off, and some formatting stuff) that I include in ...
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mdframed package with tikz rendering lines poorly

I'm using TeX Live 2014 on Windows 8.1, and I'm having some trouble setting up a visually appealing definition environment. I'm trying to use the mdframed package with tikz, and I'm using an example ...
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Modular LaTeX document preambles and class files

I have been debating whether or not to ask this question as I don't intend to create an overly broad unanswerable, or solely opinion based question, but I have decided that there are probably some ...
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mdframed error line 96 missing begin{document}

All the my MWE, in mdframed.sty error line 96, Missing \begin{document}. I am sure easy to solving but I can't do it. Also I did anyting in related page. Where did I do wrong? Maybe, did I wrong ...
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TeX can't find .sty file

I'm trying to add a commutative diagrams .sty, called diagrams.sty, and TeX is not able to locate it. I placed it in /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex, where I see lots of other packages ...
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Is there a LaTeX package that contains an environment for excursions and digressions?

Is there a convenient LaTeX package that can be included in the preamble and allows to write more or less extended excursions/digressions by using commands like: \begin{excursion} extended ...
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Confusions about package management system in TeX Live

I am using LaTeX for a good amount of time. But recently I was looking at the configuration of TeX Live distribution and got confused about package management system using tlmgr. I have installed ...
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Creating rainbow method for expansion in latex [duplicate]

I am looking to typeset this in latex. Could anyone suggest a method or package that would enable me to do this? Thank you!
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how to reset spacing, using the package of bu_ece_thesis.sty

I am a new user of SWP 5.5 (Scientific Workplace). I am writing thesis. For simplicity, I directly used the template of "Boston University ECE" (File-new-thesis-Boston University ECE). Now I want to ...
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Automatic tabulars : create a table from a list

I just found out about the commands \autorows and \autocols in the memoir class that will wrap a list into a table. For example \autorows{c}{5}{l}{one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, ...
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Use african font with TeX Live 2013/Debian

How can I make fc package work with TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) on ubuntu ? In fact I want to use African fonts and I found this document. Can somebody tell me how to install this fc package ...
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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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slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN [duplicate]

I am using Mac OSX and when compiling using TeXShop I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found. I have downloaded slashbox.zip from CTAN and placed it in my ~/Applications/Tex ...
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Is there a (tikz) package that supports flowcharts according to ISO 5807?

I wonder if there is a package that fully supports the flowchart symbols defined in ISO 5807:1985 (or at least a hugh amount of them)? I just found the tikz flowchart package from Adrian P. Robson. ...