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Drawing Solids with LaTeX

I want to know if there is a package that automatically draw solids (spheres, cylinders, cubes, prisms). I know I can do this kind of drawing using TikZ or PSTricks. But what about a package where ...
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Is it wise to use \tensor for bold letters?

I want to use bold math-letters e.g. \mathbf{p_1}^2. The problem with \mathbf{p_1}^2 is that the 1 and 2 sub/superscripts are not aligned under each other. I can fix this by writing \mathbf{p_1^2} ...
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Easy command or package for properly formatted integrals?

I like to format my integrals so that there is less space between the integral sign and the integrand, more space between the integrand and differential, and so that the differential is upright. ...
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Comprehensive List of LaTeX Packages

I am fairly new to LaTeX and am really struggling with finding the right packages for my document. Is there a resource for 1) looking up the package (e.g. \graphicx) and finding out what it does and ...
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How can I create a line with small text below it as in contracts? [duplicate]

I would like to create a line with text below it as it can be seen often in contracts: Ideally, that line would have a fillable element over it. Minimal Working Example The best I could come up ...
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Overfull in option of thm when using “showkey” usepackage

I have a problem when using the showkeys uspackage, I get overfull in the option of the thm statement. and when I remove the showkeys it breaks automatically. I do not know the error might comes from ...
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LaTeX Error: Command \widering already defined

I keep getting this error whenever I start an article with the basic set of packages: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

http://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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Documents in different directories calling the same .sty files

Suppose I have one folder (folder name: stys) where I stored the following files: main.sty other.sty The full path for the stys folder is: D:\a\b\c\stys I created one document (doc1.tex) which ...
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Use Parameter defined in PythonTex in Latex to open File

I have a Python code which detects my files. Now I will open it in Latex. But it seems not possible to give the detected names to Latex I have tried this: \begin{pycode} l = [f for f in ...
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Preamble anywhere

If I want to use a set of macros in my tex document, I have to obviously include the appropriate packages IN THE PREAMBLE. So now, i write a 100 page document, with 55 packages already included (in a ...
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„German“ quotation marks in .cls file

I have a class file which, among other things, generates a title page for my paper. The name of of my school, which appears at the top of the title page, is hard-coded into the class file. I would ...
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How to compose poetry with LaTeX

Well I have a very long poem (IX parts in 630 lines) and I want to format it with LaTeX. I know there is an environment called verse for this kind of task. But this is not a short verse, it a whole ...
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How to use \owedge and \boxwedge

We can use symbols of $\otimes$ and $\boxtimes$, $\oplus$ and $\boxplus$, $\ominus$ and $\boxminus$ in Latex. However, do we have $\owedge$ and $\boxwedge$, which combines $\wedge$ in the mid of a ...
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Draw a ERD in Crow's foot

I am draw my entity relationship diagram in a UML tool, I am new to TeX writing and now want to draw it in latex. The image of my ERD is given below; Please help me with code and tell me which ...
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Gantt chart is going to beyond the page boundary

I draw a gantt chart under the figure but it is going to beyond the boundary of page. I show my code below; \begin{figure}[h] \begin{center} \begin{landscape} \scalebox{0.6}{ ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Understand .cls files and working with sig-alternate.cls

I'm a day-one LaTex user so bear with me. I need to format a paper I'm writting with the sig-alternate.cls template in LaTex. I've got LaTex installed with TexStudio and MixTeX along with the ...
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Using PythonTeX under windows

I have a real big Problem: I try to run PythonTeX but it doesn't work. All I get are question marks when using \pygment{latex}{\py} in my text. I think the mistake is that PythonTeX is not linked ...
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Problem with pgfornament and vectorian package

When I compile the file \documentclass[12pt,francais]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{dvipsnames,svgnames}{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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Why don't pifonts work in align environment?

Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pifont} \begin{document} \begin{align} \ding{172} \ding{182} \end{align} \ding{172} \ding{182} \end{document}
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Hiding and unhiding math text

Can Latex be used to type a math article containing invisible proofs, each of which becomes visible under the relevant theorem when a button or link is clicked?
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Write in Urdu font

I want to write some lines in Urdu font in Tex writing. Someone help me that which packages I must use and how I write in .tex file, either in Urdu text or in English text. Please help me with a ...
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Is there a straight-forward means of determining dependencies between packages [duplicate]

I was reading about creating coordinate systems in the pgfmanual and was surprised to see the use of \define@key in one of the examples \makeatletter ...
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What are the differences between mdframed vs. tcolorbox [duplicate]

I am familiar with the mdframed package and its usefulness when content crosses page boundaries. But lately, I have seen quite a few questions about the tcolorbox package and don't know much about it ...
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Installing new package in TeXstudio [duplicate]

How to install a new package in TeXstudio? Spesifically I want to install TikZ package to draw automata.
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Agenda management

i have only been using latex for about half a year, and do a lot of agendas for meetings and i when i do so i but bullets in, as i am typing in bullets i remember why they are on the agenda and want ...
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Latex \newcommand with python code inside

I'm extremely new to Latex. I'm using python package to insert graphics in a loop. What I can not understand is how I can transform this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{python} ...
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Amsbook \part error

In my tex file I have \documentclass[11pt]{amsbook} \usepackage{amsmath,caption,fancyhdr,multirow,booktabs,lscape,pbox} \usepackage{amssymb,nomencl,todonotes,framed,booktabs,graphicx} ...
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Create summary section from marked text at the end of chapter/section?

I am trying to automatically create a summary section/subsection at the end of a chapter/section, by marking text within the main text as part of the summary. Is there a package that does that? I am ...
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How can I determine minimal set of LaTeX binaries/packages

I have limited disk space so my TexLive can not be full. Now I'd like to find out which binaries and packages I really need for every day use. As for packages it seems quite easy. At CTAN I can find ...
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Package calc Error: '!' invalid at this point

I "inherited" a huge manual written in tex. I should now update some lines. Unfortunately I am not a tex expert and get the following error not nailed down: I get the Error Message: Package calc ...
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Latex Error File `x.sty` not found [duplicate]

I am using MikTex and WinEdt 8.1 on Win8.1 X64. I am trying to compile a tex file which was previous complied on another PC without any problem. But I am having multiple LaTex Error: File ...
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Export portable latex document

I have a multi-part LaTeX document that I intend to hand in to a conference. One of the requirements is that I also hand in the source code. Obviously this includes all dependencies of my document ...
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Putting .sty file into ~/texmf-dist/tex/latex But still getting Error [duplicate]

I installed texLive 2013 on a mac. And I am using texmaker to typeset my documents. I have my threads regarding where to locate .sty files in mac. And I located my stackengine.sty in the following ...
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Where should I put my package files in TeX Live 2013? [duplicate]

I am using texmaker, which is based on Tex Live 2013. I have just downloaded a package, i.e. mathpro2 (lite version). Question 1: Where should I put my package files into? I have seen answers to ...
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mathbb not recognized however mathcal works! [closed]

I get the following error Writing index file thessamp.idx ) (./thessamp.aux) [0{/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap /pdftex.map}] ...
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Move all footnotes, references, tables, and charts to end

I'm submitting a paper for review for publication and the style guide of the journal requires: footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages I take this to mean that footnotes ...
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How to use a font installed from `getnonfreefonts`?

One sometimes cannot choose the font one has to write with. So I'm having troubles with uarial's installation. From the very begining, the following code given in this accepted answer, doesn't work ...
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How to revert the effect of a wrongly manually installed font?

What I did... First try. The readme-file of uarial says actually, it should be installed in <texmf>/fonts/type1/... I downloaded the TDS directory, uncompressed somewhere, and then tried ...
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Problem with poker package [duplicate]

I am new to latex and i have the following problem. When i use the poker package the following error occurs "poker.sty" not found. I'm using miktex and texmakerx. What is wrong ?
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Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?

Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography says that his preferred format (and, co-incidentally, the one I have to use for my technical writing class final paper) is one where Page mar­gins ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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How to install missing packages in texeditor in Windows 7 ultimate [duplicate]

I'm trying to include several .tex files to a single master file using subfiles,. but it seems that the package (subfiles.sty) is missing. How do I install it? I'm using texeditor in Windows 7.
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Installing Package Trouble

I've tried following several tutorials on installing a package and still can't get it to work. Here's what I'm using on Ubuntu: $ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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How to crop background from image automatically?

I have a Google Docs drawing that is a small scheme. However, this small scheme is surrounded by a lot of background that occupies a lot of useless space. I do not want to remove the background ...
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Package for more creative text formatting in latex

What is a reasonable package to be used for realizing something like the following example (including image altered): The source is ...
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How to center text in a schemabox?

I would like the text in the nodes between the arrows to be centered rather than left aligned. Using \centering or \begin{center} ... \end{center} around the minipage or setting text align=center in ...
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LaTeX error! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup

I am trying to input r code using the listing package. However, at the moment my file will not compile and returns the following error: ! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup \egroup I ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package

I'm writing a program in TexStudio which includes an algorithm/pseudocode. I used the second post here to help write the pseudocode. After installing the following packages: \usepackage{graphicx} ...