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What does the 'etex' package do, exactly?

I was creating a rather large LaTeX project, so I had to use many packages. This gave me an error No room for a new \dimen \newdimen \MPscratchDim while my editor(Kile) opened the file ...
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Using feynmf package on Scientific Workplace

I have many feynman diagrams generated by LaTeX. Now, I am trying to insert these diagrams into Scientific Workplace 5.5. First, I build a TexTField and tried to run but it is not work. The message ...
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Problem with adjusting the width of even pages in a two sided document wifh changepage package

I am using changepage package to locally control the text margins of a twosided document. An example of what I am actually doing is the following: \documentclass[twoside]{article} ...
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Using greek letters give error on package installation

I need to use Greek letters in my documents. I've tried several things, but in each case TeX tries to install the file fonts\tfm\public\cbgreek\grmn1000.tfm When I select 'install', pdfTeX uses ...
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When using Caption Package, I receive: “Undefined control sequence \captionsetup ”

I introduce a figure as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.300]{Figure.eps} \caption{Caption for the figure} \label{a} \end{figure} In the preamble I have written: ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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Possible to run a handler / callback function, when a macro (\inputlineno) changes value/definition?

I was thinking about the debugging procedure I went through in How come the tilde ~ sometimes does not behave like non-breaking space? - basically, to find out where did the macro ~ change, I had to ...
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Package to run multiple iterations of a variable, with compilation?

I guess this is somewhat similar to Animations in LaTeX, except what I would want is something like this: Say you have a .tex document, which uses some macro \tester as parameter. I'd like to load a ...
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biblatex broken with portuguese language [closed]

I'm trying to compile the following LaTeX code: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english, brazil]{babel} ...
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amsmath package clash

Just this afternoon I seem to have a package clash that resulted in all my equation numbers disappearing. I seem to have resolved the issue by putting \usepackage{amsmath} at the top of the preamble ...
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'biblatex.sty' not found - although package is installed [closed]

When I want to include the biblatex package I always get the error-message above. Here are some basic information: I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and have installed Texlive with the Ubuntu ...
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Using cabin cooperatively

I want to use any font available as a package via CTAN, to name one: cabin in a document versioned by git, but more importantly: with multiple collaborators. As only few LaTeX distributions have ...
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Specify path to sister directory in a style file

I'm about to share my LaTeX document and all its accessory files in such a way that it is self-contained and ready to compile. But I can't figure out how to refer to a sister folder from a .sty file. ...
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How can a package be listed on CTAN but not be available in Tex Live?

Here is a comment by Alan Munn on How soon do all CTAN mirrors update for TeX Live Utility to detect the changes? Except for during [the freeze period], (i.e., most of the time) TeXLive updates to ...
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packaged.tex in different folder [closed]

I have file called packages.tex with the following listing: \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{float} \usepackage[ ...
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Correct capitalization for crossreferences

There are packages that allow us to nicely reference sections/figures/etc. without having to actually specify to what we're referring, such as hyperref's \autoref or cleverref's \cref. That's ...
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Babel-Spanish issue MikTex [closed]

I have some problems with babel package in MikTex. I was working on a spanish document few weeks ago and all run nicely. Today, I resumed the document but had some problems when I compile using ...
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Are there LaTeX packages able to plot Grace language files?

EDIT The below output file as identified below in the comments (thank you) is in the Grace language for plotting. I was wondering if there are any packages capable of using the Grace language to ...
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RequirePackage and usepackage behave differently

I design exams which should contain code samples using pdflatex. In lecture scripts I successfully use the listings package. The general design is done via the exam document class. I created my own ...
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Unable to Move Root Directory

I want to use the newest beta-version of exam.cls to create my assessments (I teach high school math and physics). I obtained it and successfully created my local directory using this source: ...
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Missing package nestochp with MikTeX [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in LaTeX, I installed MikTeX 2.9 and WinEdt 5.5 . I have this code: \documentclass[french,a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Minus sign disappears in lstlisting if I import the semantic package

I am using the lstlisting package and the semantic package. Now whenever I write a - (minus) inside a lstlisting it disappears after the compilation. Here is a minimal example: ...
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changing the general theme of math fonts

I'm using latex templates which is producing a particular kind of math font, shown below. How can I change it to produce something like following? I'm particularly interested in changing the math ...
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`caption.sty' not found Miktex missed package (caption.sty) [duplicate]

the error is: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found can anyone help ?
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draw colored world/US map in LaTeX

I'm trying to draw maps similar to these in a LaTeX pdf document: I want to auto-generate them from a list of pairs (country,color) to determine the colors. I have found the package pst-map2dII ...
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attachfile vs attachfile2

I would like to attach a file to a PDF document. I've discovered the attachfile and attachfile2 packages. How should I choose which of those to use? Is there a general rule of thumb (e.g., "always ...
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Where I can get the chapterx package?

I was viewing a good page where Yiannis Lazarides show how to use chapterx and put it on google drive but right now it does´t exist, some one have it o know how to get it? Thank you in advanced
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How to add new packages to TeXStudio

I'm completely new to writing in LaTeX and am therefore starting up with a pre-made report template. However when I just try to compile the template I get the message that following file is required. ...
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Next Sibling Operator

I'm very new to TeX, so I'm not exactly sure what the right terminology is for what I'm asking, so please bear with me! I have a bunch of LaTeX books that I'm converting to HTML via HeVeA. In the TeX ...
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Installing pfgornament?

Note: I have already searched through this site on how to do this but a lot of the things explained make little to no sense to me, I am a novice at this stuff so I was wondering if could get a little ...
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Package for creating seal impressions?

I have an official letter and I thought about a nice seal impression. So my question is, if there is a package in latex with which I can create a nice fancy seal impression? So somehow a old-school ...
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Loading a font via package or fontspec

In Xe(La)TeX, what is the difference between loading a font via its package, i. e. \usepackage{tgpagella}, and loading it through fontspec (\fontspec{TeX Gyre Pagella}). When loaded with the package, ...
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Extremely Slow pdfLaTeX compilation with specific packages?

I am compiling a document using the bioinformatics stylesheet. Compilation has been extremely slow on my local machine (64-bit quad-core i5 Lenovo x230 running Texmaker on Windows 7), and on ...
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Wrong date format if datenumber is loaded after datetime

The date format is wrong when datetime and datenumber are used at the same time, datenumber being loaded after datetime. As can be tested with the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Add lifecon package to project

I would use actuarial symbols in my documents. Here we have lots of example: http://maths.dur.ac.uk/stats/courses/AMII/LifeConSymbolsGuide.pdf some of them need lifecon package. Could you tell me how ...
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Installing imsart package [duplicate]

I am trying to install the imsart package because the publisher requires that the document is compiled with the imsart package. I am using Texworks and downloaded the .zip file and extracted the ...
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A nomenclature which it can be displayed in a MWE but nothing occurs when the full packages are included. Is there any conflict between packages?

All works well for a MWE. However, when I would like to display a nomenclature for the whole document including all the packages. the first compilation with PDFlatex and calling makeindex were ...
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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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How to install `babel` in Texmaker?

How do I install babel language pack in Texmaker? I want to use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} in Texmaker. At the moment, Jag är bäst in Texmaker gives Jag r bst in the PDF. I use Windows 8.
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Cannot find dvipng.sty but MikTeX installed package

I am trying to use Iguanatex, but the program cannot access dvipng. According to the MikTeX package manager, mixtex-dvipng-bin-2.9 has been installed and I see dvipng.exe in the MikTeX 2.9 ...
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Smallcaps for acroynms

Suppose I have lots of acronyms in my document , e.g. NASA. I want all my acronymns to be smallcaps by default. Is there a package that can recognise consecutive capital letters and make them ...
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LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found

I got this error when compiling: "" ! LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: "" It was alright, ...
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How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
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Is there an \xlongsim? (similar to \xlongequal{textext})

One can use the extra arrows package to write e.g. \xlongequal{\text{a long text...}} then the result is that the equal sign is stretched so that the text above it fits on it. Is there a similar thing ...
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What is “\usetikzlibrary”? Shouldn't usepackage tikz just give me everything I need?

I'm new to LaTeX and maybe this has been answered somewhere already. But I don't understand why I have to use the command \usetiklibrary{...}. Why doesn't \usepackage{tikz} give me all the libraries? ...
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Define variables holding a percentage

I would like to define some variables in a tex document. For example, I write in .tex something similar as: Our tool succeeds to validate x samples out of all the y samples, thus its success ratio is ...
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Define numeric variables

I would like to define some variables in a tex document. For example, I write in .tex something similar as: Our tool succeeds to validate x samples by Method A, and y samples by Method B. Thus its ...
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dotted arrow with pb-diagram

Moreover, it is possible to get two parallel maps (one pointing to the left, the other to the right and shaft option being dotted or dashed arrow ) between two nodes using pb-diagram? This question is ...
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Generate exam from a question bank?

I am looking for a LaTeX package that will allow me to generate an exam with questions drawn from a particular question bank. Each question within the bank would be a self-contained block of LaTeX ...
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Conflicting packages in presentation (beamer vs. ethiop)

I'm making a presentation and I have to include some text in Ethiopic script. For documents, the ethiop-package is a great help, but when in beamer mode, I get an error: ...