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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 Is one of the two outdated?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 ...
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babel and index both redefine \markboth and \markright

I use both the index and babel packages. They both redefine \markboth and \markright. If I include babel before index, the index package warns me about the double redefinition. Code: ...
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After recent updates, bibtex/texify no longer work with my custom .bst file

I'm using the TeXworks editor, version 0.4.6, with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit. Other people relying on my .bst file started complaining it no longer works. I tested it this morning and it was fine; I then ran ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated ...
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How does latexmk find package files?

I installed TexLive on Arch Linux together with texlive-latexextra in order to use the package todonotes, but latexmk does not find the todonotes.sty file. This is what it prints: $ latexmk -- pdf ...
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How to make ClassicThesis work? [closed]

I'm trying to write a test document in classicthesis, but I think I have a problem with the package. I wrote this \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to print out only statements (theorems, lemmata, etc) from a tex file?

Suppose that I have a long tex file with a lot of things. In order to read the logic structure only, I want to print only text inside \begin{theorem}..\end{theorem} and \begin{lemma}..\end{lemma}. ...
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Procedure numbering in packages algorithm and algcompatible

When I use both packages algorithm and algcompatible, I find the algorithms can be easily numbered, but the procedure cannot. How can I number the Procedures in algorithm, like Procedure 1, ...
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Is it possible to install dependencies of a LaTeX document automatically?

Some of my bigger LaTeX documents have more than 20 packages from CTAN, on which they depend on. On my local machine all the packages are installed, but if someone else wants to edit the document and ...
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How to draw fully packed loops on medial lattice?

I want to draw a variant of the following figure, [Figure 22 of Freedman et al, Annals of Physics,310(2):428–492, April 2004.] The lattice and dashed lines are easy. Using two for loops ...
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Problem uploading packages

I am using WinEdt 8.2 at the university computer. Since a while ago it started giving me some errors (copy of log below) like *! LaTeX Error: File `relsize.sty' not found.* *! LaTeX Error: File ...
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mpm manual installation, file failed verification

I am trying to install packages manually from a local folder with MikTeX. I have a folder with files downloaded from CTAN like: folder/ biblatex.zip pgfplots.tar.lzma acronym.tar.lzma ... ...
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! LaTeX Error: \usepackage before \documentclass

\usepackage may only appear in the document preamble, i.e., between \documentclass and \begin{document} What does this mean and how to solve it , thanks a lot
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problems with moderncv after update [closed]

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd ...
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Generating nice-looking static websites from LaTeX? [closed]

I notice that a lot of researchers tend to have crappy-looking websites, often because they aren't willing to put in the time it takes to learn HTML, CSS, and design principles--they'd rather do ...
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How to create eforms.sty with online Latex?

I am using a online Latex compiler such as sharelatex.com or cloud.sagemath.com I need to include the package eforms.sty. How do I do this?
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Problems with packages graphics and dsfont

I'm working with WinEdt. If I use the package"graphics" or "dsfont" i can not create the pfd file. Someone has an idea what's wrong?
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Special package combination gives “No room for new \write.”

In my special package combination I get the error No room for new \write. \tablecontents and Bad number (16). \tablecontents. The following MWE throws this error in pdflatex and lualatex with TeX Live ...
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Additionally hyphenation rules like in InDesign

Is there a package or some penalty setting to control the hyphenation points of a word? In InDesign for example you could define that a word should only be broken after x letters (see link under Set ...
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Syntax Issues with lstdefinelanguage

I have some issues defining a new language for the lstlisting package. The source code shall look like this in the end: And my latex definition looks like this atm: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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What packages provide text/command substitution for LaTeX, XeTeX and LuaLaTeX?

I am aware of the following: xesearch - Allows both text and command substitution. Only for XeLaTeX Simple example: \usepackage{xesearch} \SearchList{list1}{Hello}}{hlw} Any time "hlw" is ...
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Cannot find bibliography? [duplicate]

I am working on my thesis and apparently, when compiling the file, it does not find any bibliography file, whereas this is actually located in the same path as my thesis file. Thank you very much for ...