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dfrac no larger than frac

I'm making a compound fraction for a review worksheet. I currently have this: \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \item Simplify \[ \dfrac{\frac{3}{5} + \frac{5}{5x}}{1 - \frac{1}{10x}} \] The ...
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How to combine lot of packages to one custom style package?

I write {\documentclass[10pt]{report} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage[pdftex,bookmarks=true]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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How to update TeX Live packages? [duplicate]

I was trying to compile a document which includes the package multiaudience. Unfortunately, it seems that the version of TeX Live which I have installed is too old. I can tell from the multiaudience ...
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Is there an authoratative/up-to-date list of how to do things correctly in TeX/LaTeX?

I started using LaTeX regularly a year and a half ago. Starting out, I simply used the documentation available on the LaTeX wikibook. Thereafter, whenever I had a question that wasn't answered by the ...
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Package for Creating Forms?

I'm looking for a dedicated package that supports typesetting forms. In my imagination it provides different form fields (similar to UI kits) that can be composed in a simple grid. I understand that ...
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Install packages in LATEX [closed]

I am new here, but the thing is that I don't know how to install the package beamerposter in LATEX, I have open the file .sty from this web page http://www.ctan.org/pkg/beamerposter, but it opens ...
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Own “installed” cls/sty files impossible to find with El Capitan

I switched to El Capitan and reinstalled MacTex2015. I had some cls and sty files in ~/.texmf/tex/latex/ and it was working just fine previously. Now I cant find a way to make pdflatex know about ...
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Problem with Thesis Template

I'm starting to write my PhD thesis and I want to use this template by Lorenzo Pantieri: http://www.lorenzopantieri.net/LaTeX_files/TesiModerna.zip So I downloaded the file and I opened it on ...
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Update packages on ShareLaTeX

I would like to know how you can select the most up-to-date packages on ShareLaTeX? Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to insert a diagonal arrow through a word and write text corresponding to the arrow?

I'm wondering if it is possible to replicate the following in TEX: Thank you.
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Unable to package in MikTeX (l3kernel)

TeXmaker told me l3kernel is too old, so I searched in here and found that somebody solved the problem by unistall l3kernel and reinstall it. but I am not able to install it Error info: MiKTeX ...
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How to insert greek letters with subscript in text mode with latex?

I am trying to insert a greek letter with subscript in latex and I used textgreek package and it appears as h_a. I am making a poster using beamer but I wrote following sample code and it has the same ...
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Install packages (.sty file) manually on TeXShop?

I'm using TeXShop on my Macbook. After I upgraded my system to El Captain, my TeXshop stopped typesetting. I reinstalled the complete version of MacTex 2015 again. It turned out that a package I used ...
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Pull settings from package options as variables

Sorry if it is a simple matter, but I am quite new to advanced LaTeX (before I only used preset styles and did simple things), and I couldn't find an answer after ~30 min of searching. I want to use ...
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Link to definition for each command (in mathmode)?

Is there any package that creates links to the definition for each command in the mathmode? Say I create a command "\der" that shows the definition of the derivative the first time it is used, but ...
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.sty file in preamble

Suppose I have the following code: %! xelatex \documentclass{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xltxtra,xgreek} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \usepackage{definitions} ...
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Error in MacTex – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

This question is exactly the same as this one, but for Mac OS. My error is: Font OT1/pcr/m/n/9=pcrr7t at 9.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found So I tried the answer in the linked ...
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Automatically download and install packages from CTAN to compile a specific document

While working with some of my co-workers it happens that we have different versions of TeXLive. Because of that, some of them cannot compile my documents due to package missing. A question came to my ...
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Conflict between mathabx and accents packages

I'm having problems with the mathabx package, which I use for the \widecheck symbol. When I try to compile it interrupts the process and sends me to the package documentation, specifically referencing ...
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Package not found in MiKTeX despite already installed

I am just in the beginning of using MiKTeX to compile tex file. This whole time I have been using online compiler until I realize that their compilation time is limited for free user, so I switch to ...
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Question marks when I use rail package

I'm trying to compile syntax diagrams with the rail package, but all diagrams, no matter how large, come out like the following screenshot, a single rounded box with three question marks in it. ...
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numprint makes \rho_{ij} not work

I didn't find a good title to this subject. Maybe someone can improve it? I want to create this table: The problem is that I need the package numprint. But then the table looks like this You ...
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how to copy a package in the tex file directly?

i want to load a package (ifsym) which is not installed in the tex distribution on the system the file using these symbols will be compiled. The problem is that i am not the root and do not have the ...
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What is the default length of \hrule?

When used without parameters, what varfiable controls the length of \hrule? I.e., how can I change the default length of \hrule, other than adding parameters to each instance -- say, to affect ...
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you have requested package 'moderncvheadii', but the package provides 'moderncvheadii' [duplicate]

I mean, it's exactly the same words! I double checked, and the same with moderncvbodyi ,and moderncvfooti, what does it mean! p.s. the same code works online with overleaf.com, but not on my ...
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urlbst.sty missing

I want to use package urlbst to be able to use @webpage in my bibliography. I have installed the using MiKTeX. The issue is that TexWorks gives me an error saying that urlbst.sty is missing. I have ...
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SUSY particles Feynman diagrams

I am new to LaTeX, and have been trying to find a way to draw Feynman diagrams involving SUSY particles, i.e gauginos and superpartner scalars. I am wondering if there is any way to use the feynmf ...
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Word count in thesis (muthesis) - how to do?

Apologies if this is really simple but I cannot figure this out. I am using the muthesis template for my thesis. A requirement of the University is to include a word count at the end of the toc, lof ...
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Is it possible to use mylatex or mylatexformat for documents with preambles almost the same?

I have documents of this form: \documentclass{article} \newlength{\variableLength} \setlength{\variableLength}{xxxx cm} \usepackage{package1} \usepackage{package2} \usepackage{package3} ...
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Help for using mylatex or mylatexformat?

I have several document of the form \documentclass{article} \usepackage{package1} \usepackage{package2} \usepackage{package3} \makeatletter % some macros \makeatletter \begin{document} \input{...} ...
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How to avoid loading packages multiple times?

I have to compile several latex files with the same packages (quite a few of them). Is it possible to load only one time the packages and then compile the multiple file? It would save me a lot of ...
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R to LaTeX with knitr and pandoc (error in a guide)

I want to follow the guide http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2014/01/23/plain-text/ since my document http://rpubs.com/lindberg/110268 need to be pushed to latex for a better read. The tex says ...
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What's different about French Cursive from all the other Calligraphical Fonts?

I was trying out some of the different calligraphy fonts that I could find on: http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/calligraphicalfonts.html But noticed something odd about French Cursive, which is that ...
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Undefined control sequence when using \therefore [duplicate]

In my code I wrote : $\therefore$ There is a total of 21,168 ways that we can choose 2 chemists and 3 physicists. However, I am getting the undefined control sequence error. I have used packages ...
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How are texlive-latex-extra Styles Used in Debian Jessie

I have the texlive-latex-extra package which the supplies the background style: $ dpkg -L texlive-latex-extra | grep background /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/background ...
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What are reasons to use BibTeX instead of Biblatex?

Given the rich set of features that Biblatex offers over BibTeX et al., one has to wonder why the latter is being used at all. Legacy code aside (which seems to be easy enough to adapt, anyway) the ...
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Converting .tex to .doc - LaTeX2RTF

As the title says, I've converted an academic paper that I have in TeX that needs to be converted into Word (damn you old-school publishers!). After trying a bunch of programs, I've had the best ...
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Help with the latexrelease.sty and the pageslts package [closed]

I am new to this board as a questioner, however I really require help as I am quickly getting out of depth with the LaTeX code (which I understand only a little - I do my best). I am currently writing ...
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“The required file is missing. It is part of the following package: fancyhdr”

About a month ago I downloaded LaTeX and have been doing a few simple projects from the Beginner's Guide by Kottwitz. Yesterday I copied and pasted a LaTeX style file from a mathematics journal. ...
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How to fix the “Sorry, but C:\…\miktex-pdftex.exe did not succeed. ” error?

I just installed MikTex 2.9 and tried just making a simple table: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{table}[h!] \begin{center} \caption{Caption for the table.} ...
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! LaTeX Error: \floatc@plain undefined [closed]

‎ \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}‎ ‎\usepackage{graphics}‎‎ \usepackage{graphicx}‎ \usepackage{pfnote}‎ \usepackage{perpage} ‎‎‎\MakePerPage{footnote}‎‎ ...
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Domino tile images LaTeX

Is there a LaTeX package that will allow me to draw domino tiles without having to draw each one separately in tikz?
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Combine “traditional” font packages (e.g. Type 1) with fontspec

I was having problems trying to combine a "traditional" font package (berasans) with fontspec (using TeX Gyre Pagella). Just using both correctly changed the text font to TeX Gyre Pagella, but text ...
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Updating from an old enumitem package - Lubuntu

I've installed Texmaker on my netbook running LXLE (built on Lubuntu 12.04) and when I tried to compile a file I'd been working on with Texmaker on Windows, I get an error saying: Unknown option ...
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Translations package: Where in texfm to put trsl files

I am installing the translations package, as it is required by the newest acro package. Where would I put the trsl files that come with translations? I don't think it matters, but I'm using TeXLive ...
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Problem in installing package through internet [closed]

I have tried to install packages from MiKtex2.9-- maintenance(admin)-- Miktex package manager(admin) but I got an error message: no connection could be made because the target machine actively ...
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How to manually install a package for LuaLaTeX [closed]

I used to have an old version of a package (pgfplots v 1.9) and I manually installed a later version (v 1.12) complete with new documentation. pdflatex indeed compiles with the newest version while ...
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mktexlsr fails to build package index

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a new laptop and attempted to install texlive from the command line in the usual way $ sudo apt-get install texlive-base texlive-latex-recommended ...
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Problem in installing noweb

I was trying to install noweb on Windows following the blog by Jim Pettigrew. I followed all the steps. However while running the make all install command I got an error in the totex.icn file. The ...
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Phd Book Styling Package [closed]

Have there been any updates on the usability of the phd package for book styling? A similar question here as well as the github repo for the package both indicate that it is still in its development ...