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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 ...
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“Killmargins” package?

Editors such as "Gummi" show a split-screen with the LaTeX source code on the left, and a preview of the later document on the right. However, having a substantial paper margin makes editing more ...
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Texlive-math-extra and texlive-latex-extra packages cannot be installed

I am using Fedora 19, TexMaker and TeX Live. When I tried to compile my .tex document, I got the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `stmaryrd.sty' not found I found out that the file is a ...
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\usepackage{karnaugh} causes emergency stop

I'm using Latexian under OS X, and whenever I try to import the package karnaugh, I get an emergency stop, caused by the package not being found. I went into TexLive's package utility, and found that ...
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ngerman.sty not found

Whenever I try to compile my .tex file, I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File ngerman.sty not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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Spanish babel and chemformula package

I need to write a chemical reaction. I use to make this with mhchem, but I discover chemformula. All it is right but no the arrows when I use the package babel in spanish. There are a problem with ...
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Adding “Revtex4-1” to Sublime 2

I work with Sublime 2 on Ubuntu. I managed to install Package Control. At the moment, I would like to install the package "revtex4-1". First, I downloaded the package and added it to the installed ...
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How to implement Circuit_macros on windows, with TexLive

I'm a Windows 7 user new to LaTeX, and I've gotten pretty decent at it rather quickly. I started with MiKTeX and then switched to TeX Live. As an electrical engineering undergraduate, I want to use ...
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Which packages that apply fixes should one load by default?

The problem Throughout the years I have come across several packages that fix issues in (La)TeX. It seems like it would be a good idea to load these by default. However, I could not find an ...
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Trying to add the cbgreek package causes TeXstudio and/or MiKTeX to hang (large package download issue)

I am using TeXstudio 2.6.6 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I have recently tried adding the textgreek package to one of my files; this package was not installed, so when I tried to compile my document I ...
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What is a good format or package for writing a commentary about a paper?

I often find myself writing commentaries on scientific papers. By this I mean an informal document written to collect all my comments regarding a peer reviewed publication (which is often about 10 ...
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Difference between ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe and protext.exe?

I want to download the necessary software to use LATEX. There are three files presented at http://get-software.net/systems/windows/protext/ Two of the files, which are each about 1.6 GB, are named ...
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Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?

R world has the convention of citing heavily used packages in a scientific publication (see for example this). You can get the reference to be used with citation() command. For example: ...
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Applying a package [duplicate]

I have downloaded a template which includes a \usepackage{tamuconfig} command. I have the tamuconfig.sty downloaded, but I do not know how to make it apply to the template.
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Error when trying to load the array package

I am writing my thesis paper in Math and I really need to use the array package. But when I wrote \usepackage{array} an error occurred. It says "pdflatex> ! Emergency stop." What should be the ...
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A horizontal line with the same space-filling behaviour as /hfill?

Is there a command or package which would allow me to draw a line in the largest available space in the way that \hfill fills up the remaining space in a line? i.e., a command to draw a line from the ...
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Packages for writing Letter

I am looking for packages to write letters. The packages should be able to understand the German DIN1338{a,b} letter format. What are common packages which are still maintained? I meant DIN 5008 Din ...
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Multi-line options with the `\usepackage` command

When including a package using the \usepackage command that has a lot of options, are there: Any restrictions on how the options can be split across multiple lines? Any best practices for formatting ...
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problem with installing l3regex

I have a problem. When I start pdfLatex using the package media9, there comes this error: The required file tex\latex\l3experimental\l3str\l3regex.sty is missing. So, I have downloaded the package ...
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Is there a GUI, package, or plugin that I can use to create InDesign-like textboxes that contain LaTeX markup?

I'm not very spatially aware and I'm looking for an app, program, plugin, or extension that would allow me to create indesign-like text boxes (that I can drag around a page and select) that can ...
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Difference between morewrites and scrwfile

I have tested morewrites and scrwfile in my template which uses so many writes that without loading any of those packages I would run into the no room for new \write problem. I find that with ...
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Is there a hierarchy between packages?

In the code: \documentclass{article} \hyphenation{acro-nym} \usepackage[none]{hyphenat} \begin{document} \fbox{\begin{minipage}{3cm} TUG is an acronym. It means \TeX\ Users Group. \end{minipage}} ...
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Apparent package bug/conflict [closed]

Learning about hyphenation, I've encountered something curious. When I code: \documentclass{article} \hyphenation{acro-nym} \begin{document} \fbox{\begin{minipage}{3cm} TUG is an acronym. It means ...
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Glossaries: “see” having no effect

I tried to implement the glossaries package in my document and it works pretty well. But when it comes to the "see" option, I'm currently facing some trouble: whether I include a see=entry2 or not, is ...
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Potential side-effects associated with a dash in a package/class name?

Common practice for naming packages and classes seems to be, using regex-like notation: [a-z][a-z0-9]* In other words, the name usually starts by a lowercase letter, followed by any sequence of ...
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Does writing LaTeX packages need moderation? [closed]

30 years ago LaTeX was quite compact and observable being. Nowdays, CTAN repository counts more than 4k LaTeX packages and their number continues growing so that it is absolutely impossible to observe ...
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Latex package updates [closed]

I noticed that certain packages have not been updated since 2009. For example revtex4.1 was updated August 11, 2010 and the ubuntu version is older than that. I am not sure that this is the place to ...
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What .sty files do I need to successfully run pdflatex on .tex produced from nbconvert?

Allegedly, one can produce pdf files from ipython notebooks by first producing a .tex file from nbconvert (http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/stable/interactive/nbconvert.html#nbconvert) However, I run ...
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amscls.sty not found

both texmaker and texniccenter have problems with the replacement of amslatex with amsmath,amscls,amslatex-primer (see picture). My tex file looks as follows: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Using a package only for certain tables

I am using the tabularx environment since it the X component of the columns is very useful and necessary for the tables I want to produce. However, a single one of my tables is longer that a page, and ...
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I think I found a bug at `polynom.sty` or my calculation is wrong [duplicate]

When I wrote \polylongdiv[style=A]{x^6+x^5+x^4+x^3+x^2+x+1}{x^2+x+1} I get that there is no reminder.... but the reminder is 1 if I'm right.... I hope is OK to post things like that here... Thank ...
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Long Division of Polynomials in LyX

I look here for a way to show a long division of polynomials, and I read here about polynom.sty, but my question is if there is a way that I can write the whole division and not just give two ...
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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How to store the document's style file in a subdirectory?

I have a journal specific document style as two files svglov3.clo and svjour3.cls. I don't want to install them, so I keep them in the article's current directory. But I like to keep only the files ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content?

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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`documentclass` and required `packages` for compiling R help in tex

I got the help on R functions in .tex format using help_console function. I wonder what is the documentclass and required packages to compile this document correctly. Thanks in advance for your help. ...
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setup neccessary latex items on windows

Assume that I have a fresh windows 7 and I want to setup Latex on my machine. I would need some basic software, Latex editor, bunch of packages, settings so on and so forth. Can you please provide a ...
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LaTeX-Referenz package in MiKTeX

Since last year, I noticed that in MiKTeX there is a package called LaTeX-Referenz but when I try to install it, it issues an error (note the 0 Bytes file size). Is this local to my computer only or ...
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Install package in MiKTeX

I'm trying to install new packages on my MiKTeX session with the following path: Package Manager(admin) from the menu of my computer --> In the box Name I write the name of the package, let say for ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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Passing (a lot of) parameters to a file at compilation time

It is possible to pass some parameters when compiling a myfile.tex file: pdflatex "\some\parameters\input{myfile}" But, if the number of parameters increase, this is not very practicable. So I'd ...
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classics package throws weird error message

I can't get any documents built with the classics package to compile at all, including the package documentation source file. I have the package (v0.1 2013/02/02) installed correctly in my tex distro ...
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Package for writing definitions in LaTeX

I want to write a definition in LaTeX.Is there a package or class that takes the definition , the author as arguments and prints in a standard definition format.In Google , they give package only for ...