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Can't get correct spacing around reserved words with semantic package

I am working on a programming language semantics text, and decided to use the semantic package. According to the manual, I can use this: \reservestyle[\mathrel]{\command}{\mathbf} ...
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Can loading unused packages slow down the compilation of a document?

Let's say I call booktabs even if I don't write any table in my document. Would it be better if I leave it out?
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File `mhchem.sty' not found in MikTeX

Does anybody know how I can solve my problem? When I use the codes of \usepackage{} the below error occurs. You can see in the figure Now I want to know how I can solve it and use the codes of ...
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floatrow throws the error “No room for a new \count” [duplicate]

I wanted captions on the side of figures, so, following this answer, I tried the floatrow package. This, however, resulted in the following error: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX ...
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Consistency (spelling variations) checker for latex?

I'm looking for something like a consistency checker for my latex document which especially scans for spelling variations of words. I searched on ctan, but couldn't find anything. I know of such a ...
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How to have 3x3 collection of pages in one page?

The document contains 999 pages. I would like to have for instance nine pages as 3x3 in one page. I want to compile the big .tex file into the setting 2x2, 3x3, 9x9, ... How can you have a ...
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how to symlink a style file into subdirectories?

I have a project that comprises multiple sub-documents, each of which needs to be generated many times with small tweaks that need to be consistent across the document. Here's what I want to do: ...
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Package not found (simple .sty file), so document will not compile

tex -v TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.1 I'm using VIM-Latex to compile with \ll. I have set up a local .texmf folder (/home/me/.texmf), which contains an .sty file. ...
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Package incompatibility?

I have a book written in LaTeX (WinEdt 9, Windows 7) that I cannot compile after I switched to a new computer (worked perfectly before). The error is You can't use prefix with "\begingroup on one of ...
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Unable to produce symbol \{ using the STIX package

Recently I became aware of the STIX package, and I tried to give a shot by replacing the helvet package. The problem is that I am unable to produce the { symbol. If I understood correctly, I can ...
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yfont.sty not found - What to do?

I have been using LaTeX now for some time without encountering any problems. But then, since yesterday, I have been unable to use it due to an error that reads ! LaTeX Error: File `yfonts.sty´not ...
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How to install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX?

I downloaded from "CTAN.org" a package called arabtex. I thought it's going to be a file, like arabtex.sty. But what happened actually was that it was a folder, and I don't know how to install it on ...
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Can't install webomints package

I'm trying to replicate the answer by Gonzalo Medina here: document class for a restaurant menu However, I am unable to get the decorative corners. My results: In attempting to remedy this, I ...
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I could not compile this using AIP template, but it compiles in standard tex. How can I use the template?

\documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{amsfonts} \setcounter{MaxMatrixCols}{10} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} \theoremstyle{plain} \newtheorem{acknowledgement}{Acknowledgement} ...
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How to get a list of valid commands?

I want to dynamically create a list of LaTeX commands that are valid in a particular file based on the packages used so that I can use them for code completion. Does LaTeX provide a method for ...
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Install emerald package MacTex El Capitan

I am trying to install emerald package on MacTex on os x. The text live utility and the tlmgr cannot find the emerald package. tlmgr install: package emerald not present in repository. I ...
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Strategies for providing packages as version control repositories

I'm working on experimental packages (say my-package-1 and my-package-2). Their changes are tracked thanks to a version control system (git in fact), the corresponding repositories being as follows: ...
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why usepackage{fancyhdr} does not apply?

I use the package \usepackage{fancyhdr} and then \pagestyle{fancy} but it does not affect my output. Even it does not give error. The code is as follows: \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} ...
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Using the dvi2tty package

I want to convert a .dvi file using dvi2tty but I don't know how. I downloaded the dvi2tty package, which contains only some .tex files and other extensions, and I can't see from where to start. Could ...
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Can I bring together all packages in one \usepackage{} command?

I have many \usepackage{} commands in the preamble of Thesis.tex. Can I bring them together into one \usepackage{} command. Is there any limitation for the number of packages in case of such usage? ...
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Combining two document classes

I'm finalising a thesis using the Classicthesis template. Also, I need to replace the Abstract included in that template with an abstract my University uses. The problem is that just as ...
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width in caption package does not react on \linewidth

I observed, that the current version of the caption package does not react correctly on width=0.9\linewidth or width=0.9\columnwidth. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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Newcommand within display math mode

I am trying to define a new command in a .sty-file called physics that inserts the definition of a physical quantity in the text. The command looks like this: \newcommand{\defin}[1]{% ...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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Using `\mathcal` With and Without Package

This is going to seem like a simple question. However I hope it gets answered nonetheless. So, I want to be able to use the default \mathcal font setting AND the eucal-package font setting as well. ...
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Gnuplottex and Texshop — Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input!

I'm trying to compile the following file using latex and the gnuplottex package. For some reason I'm getting this error, even though I have already enabled shell escape and /usr/local/bin/gnuplot is ...
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What does it mean to latex `\let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx}`

I'm trying to install the breqn package but have a hard time understanding where I should type what they recommend: \let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx} I use Mac, TeXShop Actually what they recommend ...
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How do I obtain arbitary precision calculation within LaTeX?

I'm interested in using a package that provides arbitrary calculation within LaTeX. I need mathematical functions such as exp(), sin(), cos(). Does such a package exist? If not, which package ...
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socket failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I have the same problem as this guy. All the screenshots are applicable to me too. However, he seems to have solved it by putting in his proxy details. I am not behind a proxy for sure. I have ...
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Missing package error

When I try to compile the tex file template I see this error What could the reason be? And how can I solve it?
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Automatic abbreviation of names

Is there a package or command that can automatically abbreviate names (similar to what bibtex does but not specifically for author names or citations)? The goal is to have a command that generates ...
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Adding requires/new style files to Springer Manuscript Preparation package 'LaTeX'

I am preparing a scientific paper for a Springer Journal. The journal provides a template.tex file in a package 'LaTeX' for preparing the manuscripts along with some style files. Is it ok if I ...
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The unicode-math package messes up MnSymbol symbols

Using TeXLive 2015. The commands \lsem and \rsem of MnSymbol don’t work when the package unicode-math is loaded. Compare the codes, with unicode-math \documentclass{scrreprt}

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bclogo todonotes clash

The following MWE generates an error (but produces correct output). What is the easiest work-around? Argument of \reserved@a has an extra } Hello\todo{\bcsmbh} \documentclass{minimal} ...
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LaTeX Error: File `scicite.sty' not found [closed]

I am preparing a paper. This is the error I am getting when compiling: LaTeX Error: File `scicite.sty' not found. How can I solve this problem?
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changes to .sty code in TeX paper directly

I wish to change a line from the Heiko Oberdiek's backref.sty in my document directly. The line reads: \long\def\hyper@page@backref#1#2#3{\hyperlink{page.#1}{#1}} I have something to add there: ...
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how to install package manual in texlive 2015

How to install package imfellEnglish manually in texlive2015
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Various *sty files missing when using adjustbox

I have installed texlive-latex-extra and texlive-extra-utils packages on my Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to \usepackage{adjustbox} the compiler asks me about packages such as adjustbox.sty, ...
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How to customize the header defined on this .sty file?

I'm trying to make a conference poster using LaTeX and for that I've downloaded one template from the internet. The template I've downloaded is this one abd it uses the beamer class and the confposter ...
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.sty file allowing a maximum number of characters/pages before compiling

Is there a way for a .sty file to check for a maximum number of characters or pages in a given section, and stop compiling if this maximum is reached? Would there also be a way to output a warning ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Where can I find beamercolorbox options defined?

I am trying to understand the \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=2.5ex,dp=1.125ex]{palette quaternary} line. I would like to know where it is defined the palette quaternary and if there are ...
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ACM Conference Paper Error

HI I am using the ACM template from http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html . I get the error: The font size command \normalsize is not defined: there is probably ...
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XeLaTeX and the changbar package

Does anyone know if there has been an update to changebar or a workaround that will get it to work with XeLaTeX? I found two conversations from years ago about the topic but have not found anything ...
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Package titlesec Error: Incompatible package?

Here is my code. Something goes wrong. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titling} \usepackage{lastpage} \usepackage{titleps} \newpagestyle{main} { \sethead[\footnotesize \sffamily{Page}\thepage\ ...
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Using Make to Compile Latex with external packages

I am using make to compile my LaTeX files (make is the REQUIRED tool) and am running in to some trouble when trying to build on a 'fresh' computer. By this I mean the documents contain many ...
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Cant find package Roboto font [closed]

To get things to look according to the house style defined by the university they've created a latex style. I'm trying to implement this but get the error: File `roboto.sty' not found. \RequirePackage ...
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Missing = inserted for \ifnum [closed]

I am trying to execute my code: \documentclass[MACS,english]{gucthesis} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % For utf8 encoded .tex files allows norwegian characters in the ...
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Find the right package for missing files in TeXlive

Is there any way in TeXlive to find the correct package which contains the missing file? I have installed a minimal scheme (without recommended/additional fonts) and now I get this error: The command ...
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Miktex Windows API error 32

I am trying to install the glossaries package but it keeps failing with error 32 (file in use). There is no other process using the file, unless miktex itself uses separate processes to download and ...