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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: ...
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\bm{p} in the section title or subsection title produces error?

When I do this it says (my file is named Test.tex): ./Test.tex:397: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]. <to be read again> \HyPsd@@LetCommand l.397 ...
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pstricks and tikz packages conflicting with other packages?

Why is it that whenever I add \usepackage{pstricks} or \usepackage{tikz}, I always get the error below? Latex Error: /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/xcolor/xcolor.sty:60 TeX ...
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“mdwlist.sty” file not found

I am new to latex, whenever I quick build my latex document it shows an error ("mdwlist.sty" file not found). I googled it many times but I am not getting anything, please tell me how to solve this ...
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How to get only one symbol from a symbol package?

I need to use the \Writinghand symbol from the package marvosym.sty. But, for some reason, loading this package raises an error: (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty ...
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balance package not found

I am getting following error in LaTeX Windows version in Wineditor: ! LaTeX Error: File `balance.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: ...
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How to download “cyrtimes” package for TexWorks in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Before I just wrote \usepackage{name} and the package with the according name downloaded successfully. Now that I need to download cyrtimes package, it fails. I use TexWorks editor running on ...
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Drawing Solids with LaTeX

I want to know if there is a package that automatically draw solids (spheres, cylinders, cubes, prisms). I know I can do this kind of drawing using TikZ or PSTricks. But what about a package where ...
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Is it wise to use \tensor for bold letters?

I want to use bold math-letters e.g. \mathbf{p_1}^2. The problem with \mathbf{p_1}^2 is that the 1 and 2 sub/superscripts are not aligned under each other. I can fix this by writing \mathbf{p_1^2} ...
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Easy command or package for properly formatted integrals?

I like to format my integrals so that there is less space between the integral sign and the integrand, more space between the integrand and differential, and so that the differential is upright. ...
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Comprehensive List of LaTeX Packages

I am fairly new to LaTeX and am really struggling with finding the right packages for my document. Is there a resource for 1) looking up the package (e.g. \graphicx) and finding out what it does and ...
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How can I create a line with small text below it as in contracts? [duplicate]

I would like to create a line with text below it as it can be seen often in contracts: Ideally, that line would have a fillable element over it. Minimal Working Example The best I could come up ...
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Overfull in option of thm when using “showkey” usepackage

I have a problem when using the showkeys uspackage, I get overfull in the option of the thm statement. and when I remove the showkeys it breaks automatically. I do not know the error might comes from ...
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LaTeX Error: Command \widering already defined

I keep getting this error whenever I start an article with the basic set of packages: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

http://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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Documents in different directories calling the same .sty files

Suppose I have one folder (folder name: stys) where I stored the following files: main.sty other.sty The full path for the stys folder is: D:\a\b\c\stys I created one document (doc1.tex) which ...
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Use Parameter defined in PythonTex in Latex to open File

I have a Python code which detects my files. Now I will open it in Latex. But it seems not possible to give the detected names to Latex I have tried this: \begin{pycode} l = [f for f in ...
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Preamble anywhere

If I want to use a set of macros in my tex document, I have to obviously include the appropriate packages IN THE PREAMBLE. So now, i write a 100 page document, with 55 packages already included (in a ...
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„German“ quotation marks in .cls file

I have a class file which, among other things, generates a title page for my paper. The name of of my school, which appears at the top of the title page, is hard-coded into the class file. I would ...
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How to compose poetry with LaTeX

Well I have a very long poem (IX parts in 630 lines) and I want to format it with LaTeX. I know there is an environment called verse for this kind of task. But this is not a short verse, it a whole ...
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How to use \owedge and \boxwedge

We can use symbols of $\otimes$ and $\boxtimes$, $\oplus$ and $\boxplus$, $\ominus$ and $\boxminus$ in Latex. However, do we have $\owedge$ and $\boxwedge$, which combines $\wedge$ in the mid of a ...