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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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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. ...
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Where is the documentation for the current textcomp package?

If I Google for "latex textcomp documentation", the most relevant hit is the CTAN textcomp page, which says: Note that the pack­age has been adopted as part of the LATEX dis­tri­bu­tion; the ...
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tracklang.sty missing in miktex

I use Miktex 2.9.5105 32bit with Texmaker or TechnicCenter and with both of these programms I get an error while compiling: ! LaTeX Error: File `tracklang.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to ...
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Latex in Mac does not recognise certain packages

I installed MacTex, Tex Live utility and I edite in TexMaker. The thing is that I installed many packages through Tex Live (almost all of them), and when I use some of them such as: ...
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Loading order in .sty file [closed]

With help from egreg, I have the following collection of packages and macros in the file standardopsaetning.sty: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[2014/05/01] \ProvidesPackage{standardopsaetning}[2015/01/04 ...
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Why is undertilde.sty not found?

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{undertilde} \begin{document} $\utilde{x}$ \end{document} Whenever I am trying to compile it with Kile, shows the error: ...
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How to install a package written by myself? [duplicate]

I have a question. How can I install a package written by myself with MikTeX? I first made a .txt file than I wrote my package (code) in there. Then I renamed the .txt file to .sty . What should I do ...
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How to typeset your own UNIQUE language (e.g., Lord of the Rings Elvish in LaTeX)?

J.R.R. Tolkien is well known for having invented his own language and its respective typography while writing Lord of the Rings (brilliant guy!), as seen from the Elvish language ring inscription ...
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How to check conflicts happening between packages [duplicate]

I am not sure whether there are many people having the same problem with me or not. The thesis includes several of the .tex files as chapters, sections, parts, etc. Now I would like to refine or add ...
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A question about using a \renewcommand to adapt a package

This article is a sub-question of: Cross-referencing on two kinds of end-footnotes (separated and with different coloured numbers) Hi, I am trying to adapt a package called parnotes (which can be ...
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Are tickz and pstricks in conflict? [duplicate]

I do not know why, but it seem that the tikz and pstriks packages are in conflict. Using both \usepackage{tikz} \uspepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{pstricks} When compiling, it returns me the ...
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Tikz library math

Following the answer of this question I tried to run the code proposed by Mark in the third "code window". What I obtain is: I can't find file `tikzlibrarymath.code.tex' Runninig the terminal ...
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using IJNME Latex class file

I am trying to prepare a manuscript in Latex using IJNME class file. I have trouble compiling it. I cannot run their example tex file that is in their site under author's guideline. When I am trying ...
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Drivers other than pdftex.def not supported, epstopdf problem? [closed]

I get this error when using Quick Build (pdfLatex + view pdf) File /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty Type Warning Line line 1 Message ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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“blindtext.sty not found” What does this mean? [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a document in which this error is popping up File blindtext.sty not found. \usepackage. What does this mean and how to get rid of this? For example : ...
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Problem referencing/labeling while using the subfiles package

I have a problem using labels together with the subfiles package. When I'm writing in one section and I try to reference to different section (or for that matter anything within that section) I get an ...
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Is it possible to make slideshow with u3d files in a beamer template?

I'm just interested if there is a technical way to merge between animate package and movie15 package in order to get an interactive 3D slideshow (like that shown below in the link) with full features ...
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How do I highlight a block of source code in LaTeX?

I have many blocks of source code in my document (each of them is at least 40 lines). I would like to format parts of these code blocks, preferably with some annotations on the right. I was thinking ...
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Local packages not found on MacTex [duplicate]

I want a package that is not part of the MacTeX distribution. I'm running Lyx 2.1.1 (on OSX) and want to use icml2013.sty I followed this thread, which said to make local additions to MacTeX in ...
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XeLaTeX and MiKTeX url package problems [duplicate]

I have experienced this problem every single time I have tried to compile using XeLaTeX with MiKTeX 2.9 on my windows 7 64-bit machine. I haven't been able to find a solution to my problem anywhere so ...
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feynmf vs. feynmp: What's the difference?

What is the difference between feynmf and feynmp? By very basic understanding is that the former somehow makes use of raster graphics whereas the latter makes use of MetaPost. Moreover, I have read ...
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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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filecontents can't update my bibliography database

It seems that when I modify the content of filecontents, it will not update the corresponding files auotmatically by compiling. Here is an simplified example: \documentclass{amsart} ...