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How to install the chemfig.sty package under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using TexMaker on ubuntu 12.04 to edit my Latex-documents. Lately, I needed to create a chemical structure with 'chemfig'. However, this package is not included in the 'TexLive-all'-package and ...
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Is it safe to update LaTeX package with tlmgr on debian?

I using debian (unstable) and have installed most of my LaTeX packages from the official repositories (except few ones which I copied directly inside a folder recognized by texhash). I just learned ...
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Issue with bm and breqn packages - is there a way to use a package in only part of a document?

I am a long time stack exchange reader. I always found useful information here. This is however my first post. I have a little issue that I am working on that maybe someone can provide a quicker ...
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MiKTeX savesym package not found

Using MiKTeX 2.9 package manager (mpm.exe) I try to install savesym.sty. It is listed in the mpm window, I can right click it and choose 'Install'. But when mpm tries to install it aborts with a "not ...
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interference of package names

Some accompanying question to where to put .sty and .cls file for project What if there are, say two, the same name sty-files located in one texmf-tree but belonging to different packages ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX?

I will need to use emoticons for a document that I am producing and I want to know which is the state-of-the-art in the available packages to produce emoticons in LaTeX?
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inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive

I'm trying to use inconsolata bold in a pdflatex document. My system is ubuntu 12.04/precise and here's part of the TeX log with \listfiles: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language french yet [duplicate]

I just got LaTeX up and running and started following some basic instructions. The first time I followed the beginning over here: http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf ...
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Customize ModernCV

For my resume I'm using the great moderncv, but I'd like to customize it a little. For example I'd like to reduce the heigth of the blank space after the title. In moderncvstyleclassic.sty, I ...
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Spotcolor bleeds into the surrounding

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I have a problem using spotcolor package. When using the package for redefining headers, titles, \emph etc. the color bleeds into the ...
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What package is used with \up in beamer [closed]

I am using k\up{ème} in beamer. It does not work. I think that It lack some package. Description of k\up{ème}: ème should be up of k See my preamble: \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}%les accents ...
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Insert image within the Exercise package

I am writing an exam using \usepackage{exercise}. I have been using this package for some time with great results. However, this time, I would like to insert a small image on the right side of the ...
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I'm having problems to use the package fitch: … fitch.sty not found. What can I do?

I have the files of fitch and lplfitch packages (almost all). The MiKTeX is installing packages automatically. But it doesn't find the .sty files of fitch and lplfitch. I tried to put the files in a ...
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What are the steps for installing 'xcharter'?

I would like to install and use the xcharter package, but am unclear on the steps involved. There are what appear to be instructions provided with the package, but I don't understand them. Is it ...
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Does oberdiek bundle actually contain ifpdf package?

From the installation chapter of the ifpdf documentation, it sounds like having the oberdiek package means you have the ifpdf package. When I use the MiKTeX 2.9 package manager, oberdiek shows up as ...
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Citing TikZ and other packages

In some areas of maths, it is advised to cite mathematical and drawing software you use to make your computations and drawings. Since I draw in TikZ, I would like to know how officially cite the ...
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Can't install LaTeX package 'changes' on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am a latex user on ubuntu, but not an expert of unix systems. I manage myself for easy things through the terminal. I very frequently refer to forums like stackoverflow to fix the problems that I ...
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Using option for sty file

I would like to create and option (namely grid) to my sty file to produce a grid covering the whole page. I had success using \newif\if@sigur@grid \DeclareOption{grid}{\@sigur@gridtrue} and using ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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How to type permutations with commas a bit faster?

Is it possible to use a package or something to make typing permutations a bit faster? I now have to type $(a,b,c,d)$ in the best case, but I'd like to do something like \Pm{a b c d}. Can I do that?
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confproc one column

From what I've confproc is a great package for Conference Proceedings. What I would like to do is an Conference Abstract Book, so this would only have abstracts (1 page each). I want to make it 1 ...
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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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Using the xcolor package [duplicate]

When I use the command \usepackage{xcolor} I get an error saying xcolor.sty was not found. Even though other commands like \usepackage{amsmath} have worked. I am very new to LaTeX and am not sure why ...
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install packages in ubuntu

I wonder if there is a convenient way to install packages on Ubuntu, except through tlmgr. I cannot find many packages with apt-get install texlive-package, don't know why. As for manual installation, ...
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the command \par does not work?

I have this code: \documentclass[8pt,a4paper]{article} \newcounter{conto} \setcounter{conto}{\time} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX interpret `(` as `\left(` and `)` as `\right)`?

First of all I love LaTeX/MathJax; I use it a lot, but there are couple of things I hate about it. Sometimes the code becomes so messy that I almost can't read it without looking at the output, while ...
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MiKTeX graphicx package missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and tryng to install the graphicx package. But it is not available on the package manager: Could anyone help on this? I found MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics ...
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Package loading speeds

Is there any benchmarking regarding which packages take more to load than others? Of course I know it depends on the computer you are running and perhaps even your Internet connection if you are ...
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Problems combining tikz and storebox: Missing number, treated as zero. With animate, page shipped out with text `graphicx`,

When I load both tikz and storebox and compile the following MWE, I get an error message ! Missing number, treated as zero.. When I additionally load animate, I get no error message, but a spurious ...
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Lyx: How to add option to package automatically load

I got the problem, that links in \url only break in LyX when there is a \ character in it. I found the solution to add \usepackage[hyphens]{url} to my preamble. But the problem is, LyX loads the ...
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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting faciliies but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...
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Accessing a style file from a subfolder.

I am currently working on a project with a number of other students. Now we are performing a number of tests on a hydraulic rig. As we are progressing with our tests we write test reports with our ...
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Drawing parse trees [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw parse trees for mathematical expressions such as (x + (y - z)). When I google for parse trees in LaTeX, all I get are packages that produce an output similar to the style of this ...
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Undefined commands using hyperref.sty [closed]

To give you a little context. After a happy few months of happily using Emacs/AucTeX I accidentally deleted the hyperref directory (did I mention I'm new to LaTeX and linux?). Since then I've been ...
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File 'environ.sty' not found on Ubuntu 13.04 with texlive 2013

I found a similar answer but regarding a different distro and the solution did not work for me, so: on an Ubuntu 13.04 I made yesterday (to say that it's clean & brand new) a complete network ...
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Ways to force LaTeX structure?

Some types of publications like for instance module documentation have a clear structure (for instance first one has an introduction section, at the end source code is provided,...) I was wondering ...
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Lyx doesn't generate pdf when using hyperref

If I don't use hyperref package everything's fine, but if I use it, after a while a message appears with something like "Command dvilualatex "filename.tex" has not yet completed. Do you want to stop ...
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MikTeX update caused compilation problems (Oct 2013)

I just updated all my MikTeX packages in an attempt to deal with the problem posed in this question: Biblatex citation and bibliography misbehaving in Texmaker - help!. Now TeXworks and TeXmaker both ...
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Can I \usepackage with a full path?

As the name suggests - can I do something like: \usepackage{/home/nebffa/Desktop/maths/questions/fillwithlines.sty} LaTeX is throwing errors at me when I try to do it.
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Package Manager MikTex 2.9 crashes if you install any script [duplicate]

I tried installing any script from the Package Manager of latest version of MikTeX but when you try any script, the package manager crashes. I have tried it with and without the admin mode. Moreover, ...
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Is there a specific rule on how to choose package/class names?

Preamble I recently started the "custom package writing" path, which at first I found very interesting because it helped me to define standard callings of packages/commands that would have occupied ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager not installing subfigure package [closed]

I am trying to install subfigure package in MiKTeX using: mpm --verbose --install subfigure But when I run this command in cmd in Windows 7, the crash notification comes up saying: MiKTeX Package ...
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Installing Packages Manually in OSX Lion? [duplicate]

I've seen answers to this question, but I think it is antiquated, and things have changed for OSX. I found /usr/local/texbin but I can't find where packages go? Is anyone familiar with the process? I ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment keywords undefined

I am using a template for a conference and everything is OK, except for the "Keywords", This is strange, it didn't occur to me before. Usually I don't use a specific package for keywords. and the code ...
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Convention for packages that modify commands of other packages

I want to write a package that modify a command of another package. Let's say for example the command is \includegraphics from the graphicx package so in mynewpack.sty file I have something like that: ...
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Redefine ToC entry style without packages

I've redefined the section, subsection and subsubsection styles in my preamble as \renewcommand\section{% \@startsection{section}{1} {\z@}% {-3.5ex \@plus -1ex ...
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Highlighted source code inline with Latex/Minted?

I am using the minted package (based on pygments) to do syntax-highlighting for xml-code in my Latex documents. However I did not find an option to make it display the code inline. ...
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MikTeX package manager unable to download any packages [duplicate]

I used to be able to download packages but recently I have been unable to do so for quite sometime now. It gives the message: get proxy host by name failed in tcp_connect() I don't remember doing ...
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How does \usepackage work?

I have a style file which includes another .sty file with \usepackage. Everything works fine. Since this is a small file written by myself I decided to insert it verbatim at the same place were I use ...
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Can I install llncs with tlmgr?

llncs is a package created by Springer, available from the Springer authors' instructions page. tlmgr doesn't find it online. I have installed it many times by hand, and find it annoying. I have to ...