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amscls.sty not found

both texmaker and texniccenter have problems with the replacement of amslatex with amsmath,amscls,amslatex-primer (see picture). My tex file looks as follows: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Using a package only for certain tables

I am using the tabularx environment since it the X component of the columns is very useful and necessary for the tables I want to produce. However, a single one of my tables is longer that a page, and ...
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I think I found a bug at `polynom.sty` or my calculation is wrong [duplicate]

When I wrote \polylongdiv[style=A]{x^6+x^5+x^4+x^3+x^2+x+1}{x^2+x+1} I get that there is no reminder.... but the reminder is 1 if I'm right.... I hope is OK to post things like that here... Thank ...
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Long Division of Polynomials in LyX

I look here for a way to show a long division of polynomials, and I read here about polynom.sty, but my question is if there is a way that I can write the whole division and not just give two ...
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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How to store the document's style file in a subdirectory?

I have a journal specific document style as two files svglov3.clo and svjour3.cls. I don't want to install them, so I keep them in the article's current directory. But I like to keep only the files ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content?

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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`documentclass` and required `packages` for compiling R help in tex

I got the help on R functions in .tex format using help_console function. I wonder what is the documentclass and required packages to compile this document correctly. Thanks in advance for your help. ...
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setup neccessary latex items on windows

Assume that I have a fresh windows 7 and I want to setup Latex on my machine. I would need some basic software, Latex editor, bunch of packages, settings so on and so forth. Can you please provide a ...
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LaTeX-Referenz package in MiKTeX

Since last year, I noticed that in MiKTeX there is a package called LaTeX-Referenz but when I try to install it, it issues an error (note the 0 Bytes file size). Is this local to my computer only or ...
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Install package in MiKTeX

I'm trying to install new packages on my MiKTeX session with the following path: Package Manager(admin) from the menu of my computer --> In the box Name I write the name of the package, let say for ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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Passing (a lot of) parameters to a file at compilation time

It is possible to pass some parameters when compiling a myfile.tex file: pdflatex "\some\parameters\input{myfile}" But, if the number of parameters increase, this is not very practicable. So I'd ...
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classics package throws weird error message

I can't get any documents built with the classics package to compile at all, including the package documentation source file. I have the package (v0.1 2013/02/02) installed correctly in my tex distro ...
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Package for writing definitions in LaTeX

I want to write a definition in LaTeX.Is there a package or class that takes the definition , the author as arguments and prints in a standard definition format.In Google , they give package only for ...
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Passing an if-else option to a custom sty file

I have a custom .sty file loading needed packages and defining some commands and environments. Is there an easy way to either: define an if-else option define option's default value I am using the ...
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How do I install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac?

I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages ...
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How to fix “LaTeX Error: File `somepackage.sty' not found”?

I am using TeXworks 0.4.5 r1280 with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 64-bit. When I add \usepackage{datetime} and try to typeset the document, I get a dialog window like this: I select "Install", ...
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Arabtex transliteration encoding mistake

In arabtex package I found a transliteration encoding mistake. Every time I write letters with kasra and shadda, it will be fatha. \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} ...
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babel with greek makes MikTeX run forever

The command \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} makes MikTeX 2.9 run forever. OS Windows 7 The output is This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) entering extended mode ...
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Translating a package

I am translating a calendar package (mcal.sty) from Portuguese into Indonesian, here. \documentclass[border=4.9mm, bahasa, multi={tikzpicture}]{standalone} \title{2014} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Installing the mcq TeX package

I have Mac OS X 10.7.5 and TeX Live 2012, and "XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998". How do I install the mcq package?
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How do you install packages from the web directory in CTAN?

I wanted to install the package noweb so as usual I tried with tlmgr install noweb but tlmgr returned a: package noweb not present in package repository Later I noticed that the noweb package is ...
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inserting tikzstyle objects into sty files [closed]

I am trying to put a tikz object (pie chart) into the sty file so it will update its shape as the presentation proceeds (instead of \insertframenumber/\inserttotalframenumber). the code for the pie ...
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Compilation of LaTeX style files?

I've just gone through every google search I can think of without success. Is there an archive, database, list, or other compilation of LaTeX style files? I've found plenty of style files specific to ...
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Page dimensions using geometry package

Long time listener; first time caller here at TEX, so go easy on me. Can someone please tell me if there are any advantages of using \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{a4paper} instead of defining the ...
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Can I prevent a package from redefining a command?

I like to use runes and letters from other non-standard alphabets as mathematical symbols. However, now the allrunes package is interfering with my other mathematical typesetting. Take this minimal ...
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Pros and cons of package use in a class/package

Consider a package (or class) which provides macros with two optional arguments. One could (i) use twoopt. The code in the .sty-file is easy to read and, consequently, to understand. (ii) handcode ...
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Are the TeX semantics and grammar defined somewhere in some official documents?

I'm a programmer, I would like to take a look at a more technical and specific definition of what is referred to as LaTeX or TeX. My interest in on syntax, semantics, and the grammar of this language ...
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Should I make my include file into a package?

I wrote an include file to allow me to draw certain diagrams (that have various different parameters) conveniently, by just calling macros within a tikzpicture. This file is now at about 1500 lines, ...
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Install package svg.sty

I am using Kile to write latex documents. I want to include .svg picture in my document. After including \usepackage{svg} and compiling my document into pdf, I have an error: "File 'svg.sty' ...
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Installation of packages for TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5

I have TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5 installed on my Mac using mac port, and I'd like to install packages (pgfplots) for it. How can I install packages for Mac Port TeX?
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Is there a way to find out which packages are used (rather than merely called) by a document? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find out which packages you have loaded in your preamble are actually being used given the (La)TeX that follows? I don't believe I'm looking for \listfiles, since as far as I ...
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Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
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Problem with overwriting diagram files using feynmf

I've just installed feynmf package and tried working with a standard example. I'm working with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. The compilation worked fine and I got the diagram in the PDF, but when changing ...
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ProvidesPackage and usepackage

I have seen papers containing a command \ProvidesPackage. Is it different than \usepackage? What is the difference between \ProvidesPackage and \usepackage?
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What is the difference between putting macros in a .sty package file vs. simply \input them from another .tex file? [duplicate]

If \input just "imports the commands from the [target file]" into your new document, then what is the difference between calling a set of commands via \input{filename} (where filename is some .tex ...
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Exactly 27 errors? [closed]

Just for fun. In this question I have 3 errors running this code with \toprule and \midrule in a table... If include booktabs package in my preamble, I have 9 errors OP triples number of errors by ...
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How to install MinionPro Tex Package

I would like to use MinionPro, but I can't install it. http://jklukas.blogspot.se/2010/02/installing-minionpro-tex-package.html Inspired by the guide guide above, I tried to enter the following in ...
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Installing Packages on Mac OS

I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. wrapfig.sty). One way to do this would be download the .sty ...
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Is it safe to use the TeX Live Update utility while compiling documents?

I just started the TeX Live Update utility and saw that quite some packages were updated on the server. I proceeded to update all outdated packages, but this takes a while. Is it safe (in terms of ...
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Problem combining fouriernc with tgschola

I have recently found out that tgschola and fouriernc actually have different font sizes (at least on my MiKTeX installation). 12pt fouriernc seems to be roughly equivalent to 11.2pt tgschola. The ...
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Yes, another “Package inputenc error” question

I'm trying to figure out why LaTeX behaves this way. So, I have this project: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12774331/latex.zip which is a perfectly working project, with lots of é and other ...
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What is amssymb.sty package? [duplicate]

The thesis latex template of my university has \usepackage{amssymb} Can someone please explain what that package does?
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Using usepackage twice with the same package name

I've seen duplicated package inclusion multiple times in questions. I've looming memories of comments like "it's a really bad thing to do" (which I couldn't find). I was wondering what are the ...
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LaTeX template crashes when including package

I have downloaded a LaTeX template I need to use for a conference submission, which is found here. I presume that the template is well written and compatible with any extra package I want to use. ...
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SF298 package giving undefined control sequence error

I am trying to use the SF298 package for latex and it gives an undefined control sequence error. The error is as follows: ! Undefined control sequence. \ExecuteOptions ...eserved@a \CurrentOption ...
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Problems with deluxetable

I'm currently using revtex4 as the document class and I'm trying to use deluxetable here as well, but deluxetable is not working. I've added it to root and refreshed the database so the .sty is found. ...
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How to share a modifed moderncvclassic.sty file and give credits the right way?

I have tweaked the moderncvstyleclassic.sty file from the moderncv package and implemented more commands to comply with the belgian/french layout rules for official mail. All of my modifications are ...
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At what point of my input file is the subfig package loaded? [duplicate]

When trying to compile my report, I receive an error related to the subcaption package (which I load in my preamble): ! Package subcaption Error: This package can't be used in cooperation ...