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mathbb not recognized however mathcal works! [closed]

I get the following error Writing index file thessamp.idx ) (./thessamp.aux) [0{/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap /pdftex.map}] ...
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Move all footnotes, references, tables, and charts to end

I'm submitting a paper for review for publication and the style guide of the journal requires: footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages I take this to mean that footnotes ...
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How to use a font installed from `getnonfreefonts`?

One sometimes cannot choose the font one has to write with. So I'm having troubles with uarial's installation. From the very begining, the following code given in this accepted answer, doesn't work ...
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How to revert the effect of a wrongly manually installed font?

What I did... First try. The readme-file of uarial says actually, it should be installed in <texmf>/fonts/type1/... I downloaded the TDS directory, uncompressed somewhere, and then tried ...
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Problem with poker package [duplicate]

I am new to latex and i have the following problem. When i use the poker package the following error occurs "poker.sty" not found. I'm using miktex and texmakerx. What is wrong ?
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Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?

Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography says that his preferred format (and, co-incidentally, the one I have to use for my technical writing class final paper) is one where Page mar­gins ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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How to install missing packages in texeditor in Windows 7 ultimate [duplicate]

I'm trying to include several .tex files to a single master file using subfiles,. but it seems that the package (subfiles.sty) is missing. How do I install it? I'm using texeditor in Windows 7.
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Installing Package Trouble

I've tried following several tutorials on installing a package and still can't get it to work. Here's what I'm using on Ubuntu: $ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) ...
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How to crop background from image automatically?

I have a Google Docs drawing that is a small scheme. However, this small scheme is surrounded by a lot of background that occupies a lot of useless space. I do not want to remove the background ...
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Package for more creative text formatting in latex

What is a reasonable package to be used for realizing something like the following example (including image altered): The source is ...
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How to center text in a schemabox?

I would like the text in the nodes between the arrows to be centered rather than left aligned. Using \centering or \begin{center} ... \end{center} around the minipage or setting text align=center in ...
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LaTeX error! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup

I am trying to input r code using the listing package. However, at the moment my file will not compile and returns the following error: ! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup \egroup I ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package

I'm writing a program in TexStudio which includes an algorithm/pseudocode. I used the second post here to help write the pseudocode. After installing the following packages: \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Using KOMA-Script packages with other classes

When speaking of KOMA-Script most people will refer to its classes scrbook, scrreprt, scrartcl and perhaps scrlttr2. But not everyone will know, that part of the bundle are also some packages, that ...
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Encapsulating style in an sty

sorry if this question seems off topic, but I had no place to ask it besides here. I have a big manual I am building in laTeX using either LuaTeX or XelaTeX, doesn't work on pdflaTeX. It took a ...
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What package must I load to be able to write \mathbb{Z}? [duplicate]

Downloaded TeXworks a couple weeks ago and have been using it to type my mathematics homework in LaTeX. I keep having to write sentences such as: Let $n$ be an integer. There are times when I would ...
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Formatting my basic tex report with specific spacing and font settings

Ok so I am configuring the settings of my tex file before starting my (mathematical) report and am going through my basic template and removing all packages I don't need and believe I have the very ...
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How to install packages which I am not able to find in TeX Live Utility? [duplicate]

Using this tex on TeXworks, I get an error. The code is an output from pandoc converting from markdown to tex. I checked if I have all the packages with TeX Live Utility. I found the followings. ...
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File `balance.sty' not found

i recently installed texworks 2012 full version in ubuntu 12.04. i am working in latexila. when i am running a .tex file the following error occured- File `balance.sty' not found. can any one help me ...
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Is it possible to use packages changepage and hanging together?

I'm trying to change the margins around some paragraphs with hanging indents, but LaTeX throws an error and doesn't really explain what's wrong. I'm a LaTeX newbie, so please forgive me if I'm making ...
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How to change theme of fancytikzposter

Elena Botoeva has written a new package for creating posters with TikZ. I have already dowloaded the file fancytikzposter sources. I would like to modify file fancytikzposter.sty in order to have ...
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How to create Custom Packages and import them in a TeX file

I would like to create E-R diagrams. It can be done with TikZ. But a whole set of commands have to be written. And every time I have to draw a E-R diagram, I have to write them back. I would like to ...
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Environment to write lines in a screenplay fashion?

Assuming that one is writing a scientific document and at some point is interested in writing a couple of lines, ex. Player: Hi! How are you? NPC: Nice, thanks! in a screenplay fashion. Is there ...
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Can I license my package under Creative Commons [closed]

A while ago I made a package in order to generate nice theroem boxes for the redaction of some lecture notes I made for my school (voluntarily, as a student). Today I realized that my school were ...
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slashbox style missing in debian [duplicate]

I am using TexLive in Debian Linux I have a template which I have to follow without altering its packages etc. and it uses slashbox which has been removed from Debian due to license problems. What can ...
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What to do when AMS and MnSymbol packages conflict on an arrow?

I need to use two arrows, one from MnSymbol and one from amssymb (\rightsquigarrow); unfortunately, MnSymbol redefines this command to produce its own version (which I don't want). Is there a way to ...
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Background Picture

I am creating a presentation using the Beamer document class. I was wondering if it would be possible to have the same picture appear as a background of each slide. This is the image I am referring ...
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Should packages on CTAN be widely applicable?

I have a couple 'packages' (more appropriately called styles) that I'd like to painlessly distribute to my classmates. The most straightforward way to do this is via CTAN, but I'm not sure if it is ...
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Is there a package manager that works directly with CTAN (or local TDS structures)?

Almost out of sheer frustration, I'm on the verge of writing a Python script that will automate the install of both local TDS packages and those retrieved automatically from CTAN, without regard to ...
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Displaystyle Package?

I am curious to know if there is a display style package, or something that would produce the same effect. You see, I get tired of constantly having to type \displaystyle, and making sure that it is ...
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Why Latex does not start a new line automatically?

Here is the preamble of my latex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} My problem is the text in the document ...
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Termination of instance in {pgf-umlsd}?

is it possible to a draws a cross at the current position to indicate termination of a call in a sequence diagram using {pgf-umlsd}. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{epsfig} ...
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Package to typeset Poems

Is there any package in LaTeX available to typeset poems. I referred this link Typesetting poems but it didn't help me out!!!!
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Multiple \usepackage vs comma separated package names [duplicate]

What, if anything, is the difference between \usepackage{foo,bar} and \usepackage{foo} \usepackage{bar}
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Problem with natbib installation on Windows 8 [closed]

I am using Texstudio following it's installation from ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe ona Windows 8 machine. For some reason, when I tried to install natbib, by following the instructions at ...
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Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
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File scrlayer-scrpage.sty cannot be found [closed]

The following code leads to an error ! LaTeX Error: File `scrlayer-scrpage.sty' not found. Here is my code: \documentclass[fontsize=10,a4paper,twoside]{scrreprt} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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package Update failure [duplicate]

I have installed MikTeX 2.9 in Windows. It does not allow to install new package, it fails...Even I tried to update(Admin)...It shows A connection Attempt failed....... A connection attempt ...
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Character table on style files

What is the reason to insert the code below at the beginning of a style file? For example, the code below can be found on lipsum.sty. %% \CharacterTable %% {Upper-case ...
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Rendering VHDL in latex

I have a VHDL code which I want to insert into my latex document. I need a package that takes care of syntax highlighting, indentation etc. Is there a package which serves this purpose?
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Book Class: Instructor's Guide [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student finishing my bachelor's in mathematics. For my Complex Analysis course, my instructor personally chose me to create an Instructor's Guide for the course. The ...
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Installing a package in Texmaker [duplicate]

I want to install pgfornament package. I have TeX Live 2013 installed on my Windows 8.1 system. Now, I downloaded the pgfornament package and copied the .sty file to the path ...
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More basic versions of \prescript [closed]

Sometimes I want to put a subscript or superscript to the left of an argument. In LaTeX documents, I have used the \prescript command from the mathtools package, as described here. But Mathjax does ...
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Installation of LaTeX package: fetch external resources

I am writing a LaTeX class and aim to bundle it as .dtx. My problem is that the class uses graphics that are available for download on the internet, but the license doesn't allow me to spread them ...
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C# tool to render latex in Winforms or PNG/BMP/etc?

I'm searching in vain to find a control or DLL which allows me to render Latex code within a C# winforms project. (Most search terms seem to assume I'm trying to render C# code within Latex...) I ...
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Replacing text using regular expression before compilation without texteditor

I would like to replace some text (no commands) which are included in my tex-file with some certain string. This shall happen (if possible) without modifying the actual source file. Therefore, I don't ...
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Conditionally use package and define command

I'm creating a class which should define a command if some package is available: \IfFileExists{eforms.sty}{ \usepackage[xetex]{eforms} \everyTextField{\textFont{GaramondNo8}\textSize{12}} ...
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MikTeX unable to find installed ytableau package

I want to use ytableau package. I was using MikTex 2.8 and after trying to compile I recieved a message that it would not be possible to download packages for MikTex 2.8 any more. So, I have installed ...
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Installing packages with miktex 2.9

I tried to install the package mathalfa using the package manager (admin), it supposed that clicking on the plus sign everything is done, but when I call the package in my tex file and use the ...