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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 ...
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Did I install a package successfully?

On my Ubuntu system, I have already installed texlive-full under /usr/share from long time ago. I just tried a simple example with \usepackage{tikz} and it did work fine. Later, I added \...
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Package parameters should depend on the build environment

I'm working on the same TeX file (it's in a git repository) at different places. However, these different places have different versions of LaTeX installed. At work, I need these headers: \...
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Is there a package to pull out Answer Keys from Exercises to the last page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I produce exercises in one part of a LaTeX document with selected answers in another? I am writing a book containing exercises for the readers. To ease writing ...
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Is hyperref really the best way to add metadata to a TeX file?

So I know one of hyperref's features is that it can add metadata to you PDFs. This is a nice feature and if you're putting stuff online, it's good to include metadata. But is the hyperref package ...
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Are ae and aeguill only needed when using CM fonts?

I am using the memoir class with the option extrafontsizes so as I understood this uses the LM fonts and at the same time set the T1 encoding. If this is correct, are the packages ae and aeguill ...
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Is there a way to use a document class/package from another folder?

I am building a document class and a set of packages to be used as templates for various documents. I'd like to aviod having to copy those over to another folder every time I use them, but I'd also ...
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Incompatibility between memoir and pdfpages ?

I am including a single pdf page (the title of my thesis) with the package pdfpages : \begin{document} \includepdf{title.pdf} ... But since I switched from report to memoir the page is ...
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Induce silent failure

I've included a package in my tex file which requires a download from CTAN, so it's freely available just not in the default tex install. I'm distributing my tex file, and would either like pdftex to ...
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Theorem packages: which to use, which conflict?

As far as I know, one can create theorem environments using any of amsthm, ntheorem, thmtools and probably more. How should I define my theorem environments? Is one package clearly superior? Which ...
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Reference about “modern” LaTeX usage for scientific works

I am looking for a reference (book, free pdf, website) that would summarize the working of "modern" LaTeX for scientific works (I'm writing my master thesis). I know and have been using LaTeX for ...
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Survey or questionnaire document class or package?

I like to create surveys and questionnaires, what would be a good \documentclass or package to use?
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Why do I get an error “Too many }'s” when using package doublespace?

When I use pdfLaTeX to compile this document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{doublespace} \usepackage{todonotes} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \includegraphics[...
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What LaTeX Lab packages use expl3?

I am trying to migrate documents to http://latexlab.org, but they won't compile because they require expl3.sty. Yesterday I started by uploading all of the expl3 sty files but then latex demanded even ...
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How to patch a package

I have a document that uses symbols both from the marvosym package as well as the eurosym package. There are two commands that clash and I get an error message (due to \newcommand being used and ...
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How do I declare an option that takes an input value?

I know I can declare and execute an option for my package using \DeclareOption{myoption}{\typeout{I did it!}} \ProcessOptions but now I'd like to give the option a value: \DeclareOption{type}{\...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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What is the minimum distribution for LaTeX

I am using LaTeX to document a system I am developing. The system is itself a development environment which will be generating documentation. What is the minimum distribution I need to include in my ...
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How to use \bigtimes without pain

I've been fighting with mathabx lately and it's not really worth my time, so I tried switching to MnSymbol which also modifies some of my regular symbols. Is the best solution just to make my own ...