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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 ...
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Cannot find bibliography

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. The code I have is: ...
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where are the .sty files located in miktex installation on win7

I have to change something in docbook.sty but I cannot find it. Where are these sty files located?
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Any package for creating curlicue decorations in latex?

How does one create customizable curlicue dividers and decorations in latex short of hard-coding them using tikz?
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Where to get and install “common” package

I'm compiling a TeX book using MikTeX 2.9. However the compiler cannot find "common.sty". I cannot find it on the internet either! Do you know where to get this package?
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How to update a package?

I am loading in my file .tex \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} but I get this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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when does the order of packages in a preamble matter? [duplicate]

I am writing my first very long document (thesis) and decided to try to keep things super organized to avoid future headaches. One thing I decided to do is to categorize the things in my preamble, ...
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Start package manager in Windows 10

In Windows 10 there is no Start → Program anymore so this method doesn't work anymore. Can you tell me the path of the package manager? I can't find it.
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Gap between ket and bra by using the braket-package

I'm using the braket-package for using the braket notation. It works fine, but I've got some problems by using the package for writing a tensor product. There is always a big gap between the ket and ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `calrsfs.sty' not found

I tried \usepackage{calrsfs} but that doesn't work. I got error: ! LaTeX Error: File `calrsfs.sty' not found. Could you please help me.
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SB@ in dtx and sty files

When reading several dtx files in order to write my own, I saw the command \SB@... in front of several other commands. What does it mean? I could not find reliable sources as explanation.
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“Too many symbol fonts declared” error

I've had this problem for a while. When I try to add a new package, it says ! LaTeX Error: Too many symbol fonts declared. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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Are there placeholders in LaTeX?

Are there placeholders in LaTeX of the form: A horse is \placeholder able to fly. \placeholdertext{not} which should produce an output like: A horse is not able to fly. So I look for an ...
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Alignment options for marginpar

I'm searching for more powerful annotation library than marginpar. In particular, I would like to have the feature to center the annotation vertically in the corresponding paragraph. marginnote seems ...
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Using struktex unintentionally changes math font

I'm using the struktogram environment from the struktex package to draw structograms in my report. The problem is that the package apparently changes some font definitions, so the formulae in equation ...
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Problems with creating latex-frontpages with the University of Coopenhagen package

I have some problems with creating front pages with this custom package (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a15j10rc31hoqyx/AAD9UBXxW1NZgTwShSpdA-Eta?dl=0). I've tried putting both the .sty and the whole ...
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I can't get TeXworks to work

I installed the basic Miktex 2.9 Version (64-bit) on a new Computer (Windows 10). I opened 'new from template', chose 'Basic LaTeX documents' and then 'article.tex'. When I want to compile the ...
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New package submitted to CTAN, but cannot be found by tlmgr

I submitted a new package to CTAN days ago. I can find this package on CTAN, but my texlive installation cannot find it via tlmgr. How long does it take for CTAN new package to be installed in ...
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newtxmath package disrupting blackboard bold greek characters

I'd like to use some sort of blackboard bold capital Delta in a large TeX file. In the past I've used to code displayed below to typeset it, but when I include a new package "newtxmath,newtxtext" that ...
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How do I include the EBNF square brackets on a new line and set the font to typewriter throughout my grammar in the syntax package?

I want to add an EBNF grammar to my document and following the answers here and here, it seems that the most popular package for this is syntax. However, in the documentation it is not clear how to ...
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Page numbering issue when using package. '1' that cannot be removed on intro pages

Am using the package uclathes ( https://github.com/uclathes/uclathes ) to format my dissertation and to generate the intro pages. On the 1st, 3rd and 4th pages of the documents (title page, ...
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I've installed TeXstudio through the software centre, but I want to install new packages. Can I install MikTex/TexLive on the side and have it work?

To elaborate: I'm using Ubuntu and installed TeXstudio through the software centre. It works fine and even lets me use a bunch of packages, but I want to use a package that it doesn't have. I'm aware ...
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lineno skips some lines containing equation environments

I am using TeXworks 0.5 r.1350 (Debian). My tex source is \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} % needed to get the command equation* to work \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} % ...
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Limit on big ints sign too far away

I have the following: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage{graphicx,amssymb,amstext,amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{bigints} \begin{document} $$ \bigintss^x_0 ...
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Can i use multiple .sty files

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to use multiple .sty files to declare every specific part in its own file for separation of layout. Or is this not good or not possible? I mean for example: ...
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Create a titlepage: package .sty

I would like to create a package (.sty) for a titlepage. I followed this guide https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Title_Creation from which I took the following two codes: the first code is the ...
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Installing the sfg package

I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, with MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I want to draw signal flow graphs in LaTeX, so I have "installed" the sfg package, along with pstricks and fp (the prerequisites). Unfortunately, ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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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 ...