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What library do I have to use such that the document can render \lt and \gt as less than and greater than signs, respectively?

\documentclass{article} %\usepackage{amsmath} It does Not work ! \begin{document} \[ x\lt y \gt z \] \end{document} What library do I have to use such that the document can render \lt and \gt as ...
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“Missing number, treated as zero” with fancyvrb package

I was trying to use the package fancyvrb. However with \usepackage{breqn} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{code}{Verbatim}{fontsize=\small} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{example}{...
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How do I install CTAN packages on Mac OS with TexShop?

I run TexShop on my Mac OS 10.6. I'd like to install new packages like this: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/listings/ How do I install it? I've downloaded the zip file.
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How do I make a subject with newlfm

I can't find in the documentation anything about how to make a subject in a newlfm style letter. What I would like is something like the following. Överklagande av Skatteverkets beslut om ...
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Typesetting a poem book for manual binding

I would like to typeset a poem book, which I am planning to print then stitch and bind manually. My requirements are: The book should be printed on A4 paper, with two A5 pages on each side. It ...
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Is it feasible to create a standalone package for fonts / styles / layouts?

For many of my recent documents, I have started using a rather specific set of packages, settings, fonts and configuration. In one rare case, I even adapted one of the included fonts (in my opinion ...
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How to install tkz-2d in TeXLive 2010?

How to install tkz-2d in TeXLive 2010? My directory is /usr/local/texlive/2010 but i do not know which folder to place and even how to active.
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Package ifpdf Error

I am trying to use amspset. Here is my minimum code: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{amspset} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} % info for header block in upper right hand ...
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Flashcards class installed incompletely on MiKTeX

I don't have much experience with low-level LaTeX. MiKTeX (my version is basic-miktex-2.9.3972) always installed needed packages "on-the-fly". Trying to compile a document using 1.0.1 version of ...
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Using package locally

Is there a way to use a package locally? Here is the case... I NEED to use \phiup on my document, however it needs the using of package pxfonts or txfonts. However, when I use either of those ...
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LaTeX finds .cls file but not .sty file in ~/texmf directory

I'm writing a paper that depends on a file elsarticle.cls and also a file clrscode3e.sty (they're for two different things - not related). I have placed both files in my ~/texmf directory. When I ...
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How do I detect the options passed to the documentclass from my own style?

In the listings package, they note that "a global \documentclass-option draft is recognized, so you don’t need to repeat it as a package option" I tried looking into its source to see how it ...
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TikZ Library Not Found

I am new to TikZ and reading through the manual working out the first example which happens to use the intersections library. When I try \usetikzlibrary{intersections} LaTex spits out the following ...
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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Including an itemized list within a tabular column using the paralist package

The paralist package offers the option of typesetting an itemized list with a \topsep length of zero, and this is especially useful in a tabular setting. However, the following minimal example does ...
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How to install new packages on Texmaker on Ubuntu?

How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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How to use Verdana under Mac OS?

I am trying to use the Verdana font in LaTeX under Mac OS X. I have found some packages, like verdana or winfonts but I can't get around to install them. Can someone enlighten me of the best way to ...
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Package to create a printable form

I need to create a printable form. Please suggest a LaTeX package that can do these types of questions: Text: 1. Your e-mail: __________________________ Paragraph: 2. Describe your ...
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How to get the algorithm2e package?

I am trying to compile a document I built on another computer using algorithm2e. I keep getting errors when I try to build it with TeXworks. I suspect I get those errors because it cannot find the ...
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Extensible injection arrow

I want to label an \rightarrowtail, but the arrow is too short for my label. So I want an extensible version of this arrow. I've tried the extpfeil package, but am not sure how to use it to create my ...
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Nassi–Shneiderman diagram with plain TeX

First I was trying to quickly put together a file/package that provides macros for building Nassi-Shneidermann diagrams, but after a while it gave me a head ache – literally. So I decided to seek out ...
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How to specify LaTeX style file precedence when multiple versions (might) exist

For example, let's say that a user has an older version of somepackage.sty somewhere on their system. /path/to/install/latex/somepackage.sty Placing a (possibly different version) somepackage.sty ...
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Are there any packages for creating charts?

I'm looking for a package in which you can create nice bar and/or line charts in LaTeX. Currently I'm plotting the charts in Calc (OpenOffice), export it to a PDF document, crop it and then including ...
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Packages for writing feedback forms

I'd like to make a document that would leave ample room for the reader to fill in answers on the sheet. (nothing fancy and interactive, just whitespace for writing on the printed version) What ...
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How to write natural deduction trees in LaTeX. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best package out there to typeset proof trees? Is there some package to use in order to write nice natural deductions (logical deduction trees)? Examples are ...
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Use custom latex package in LyX

I just downloaded the package stmaryrd and have a LyX LaTeX Beamer document in which I want to insert some symbols with this package (\llbracket). Is there a way to make LyX include the package in the ...
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Best practice for control flow charts

I wanted to plot a flow chart graph which looks similar to this diagram: that comes from this source. Which package would be best for that? I don't want to use pstricks
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LaTeX fails to find my .sty file

! LaTeX Error: File `mypackage.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) I am getting the above error message in Ubuntu 10.10. I used ...
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Conflict between gantt.sty and \framebox{}

I've recently been using the Edward Tufte inspired style file (the handout option) for my documents and a Gantt chart package. However, if I put \usepackage{gantt} in my preamble it prevents some code ...
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datetime and datenumber package conflict?

Background Trying to include a date two days in the future from when the content was generated. Problem The following results in an empty day name: \usepackage{datetime} \usepackage{datenumber} % ....
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style file path

I have put the style file in localtexmf folder in c: for example: \usepackage{mathtime} mathtime package called in c:\localtexmf folder. Its compiling. If we put the mathtime style file in tex ...
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Japanese flashcards

I wanted to make some flashcards for learning japanese. I've found the flashcard class and some japanese output package (ucs, CJK). But they don't seem to work together. I've coded the following as an ...
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LaTeX templates/packages for writing a patent specification

Are there any templates or useful packages for writing a patent specification, such as the ones in this collection?
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How do I install mbboard package (MikTeX, Windows)?

This didn't help me much, 'cause this package has MF fonts and I don't have an idea to where should they go. Any help appreciated.
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What's the elegant way to spread subfigures on the multiple pages?

Having 3 figures that thematically should stay together in one figure environment as subfigures (I'm using subfig currently), I know that there's no way to allow those pictures to separate over few ...
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Automated removal of unneeded packages

As others certainly do, I generally use a template for my papers, which contains everything I usually need (packages, macros, ...) to typeset my documents. However, my needs sometimes vary, and in the ...
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Package for displaying source code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How best to include programming source code in LaTeX documents? What is a good way to display program source like c++/lisp code in a latex document?
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How come Minion is such a hassle to use in pdfLatex when Palatino isn't?

Palatino (or some copy of it) is very easy to use in pdfLatex -- just use package mathpazo and you're set to go. How come Minion doesn't have such an easy-to-use package? I tried to install it using ...
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Install downloaded package via tlmgr

I’d like to install a package (microtype 2.5 beta 4) under TeX Live that isn’t available in the official repository. Now, I know that it’s usually enough to put the package under ~/texmf/tex/latex/ ...
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LaTeX Errors: “\RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options Section.” AND “File 'article.cls' not found.”

Would you be so kind to help me in resolving the following issue? I tried to convert the text using Latex 2 as it was requested by the publisher, but the document generation failed with the following ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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Good method for typesetting meeting minutes?

Can anyone suggest a good way of formatting minutes from business meetings? [Update:] I'm particularly looking for an easy way to have an 'action items' column at the right side, and possibly a left-...
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Is there a package to divide pages of A4 to 2 pages of A5 each?

When I read a pdf book in my iPod touch using iBook software in landscape mode, I must zoom in each page manually. It means if I proceed to each page, I must zoom in until the left-right margins get ...
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Obey spaces with URL package (path command)

Background Using the \path command from the URL package to mark-up directory paths. Some of the paths have spaces. Problem The preamble is set to: \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{booktabs} % ......
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Is there a good LaTeX package for generating barcodes?

I'm looking for a good LaTeX package to generate one dimensional barcodes, that has the following properties. It doesn't require any external scripts or internet connection to work. It easily ...
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How to find the right package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find a package name by a command name? Sorry to ask such a simple question, but I wonder if there is any listing or any site that I can easily find the package for a ...
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Is there a package to create Optical Mark Reader answer-sheets?

Is there a package to create Optical Mark Reader answer-sheets (aka bubble sheet)? EDIT 1: No choice. I think I must use PSTricks and \multido to make it.
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Problem installing MathPSfrag [closed]

I am trying to install MathPSfrag and I'm going through the MathPSfrag-Test.nb included in the download. The notebook asks me to input the paths to certain executables. My input looks like this: ...
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Is there a package for warning about unbalanced delimiters?

I'm copy-editing a rather lengthy set theory book. One thing I'd like to check systematically is whether all left-right unambiguous delimiters (parentheses brackets curly, square and angle) are ...