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TeX Live packages administration, tlmgr don't work on Open Suse [duplicate]

I want to know how install and manage packages for TeX Live 2011 on Linux Open Suse; with Windows systems it is possible to manage packages for TeX Live with the Package Manager program included in ...
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How to choose between arguments and keys when defining a macro

I would like to know if there are guidelines for package writers regarding the interface preferred for passing arguments to macros. Suppose I am writing a package for typesetting a titlepage. There ...
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Best practice for fixing a clash between packages without altering the .sty files?

Here is another casualty of TeX's flat namespace and another reason to start using LaTeX3... I noticed today that the algorithm2e and keystroke packages clash. More specifically, they both define a ...
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Download MiKTeX + all packages

I would like to know where I could find an installer for MiKTeX embedding all existing LaTeX packages (if it exists). I am going to install LaTeX on a computer which will not ever be connected to ...
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Repeatedly being stymied by missing packages using Texmaker

Ok, so I started using Texmaker to make PDF files, and I am being repeatedly stymied by missing packages. (Windows 7 OS here). Apparently, there is supposed to be a way for them to be downloaded ...
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How to draw a big red cross through large parts of a text?

I am co-authoring a piece of text, and I would like to indicate that in my opinion certain parts should be removed, by drawing a big red cross through that specific section. I have tried to work with ...
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Mathtools package won't work with my document class

I'd like to put in mathtools, specifically so that I can use the multilined environment. But it doesn't seem to want to work with the document class I'm using. (The amspset document class can be found ...
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Latex already defined clash between cls file and multiple packages

I am using sjvour3.cls provided by springer which define \keywords command. Many other packages also define this command and when compiling with latex, I get this error. ! LaTeX Error: Command ...
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TeXworks doesn't see packages installed by tlmgr

I am running Fedora 19 on a Dell Latitude E6410 with an i7 dual-core. The program I use for LaTeX is TeXworks. I have Tex Live 2013, and use pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 set as my processing tool ...
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Command for transverse, and not \pitchfork, as used in Guillemin and Pollack

In Guillemin and Pollack's Differential Topology book, they use the notion of transverse, but not the \pitchfork to denote it. It is very similar, but has a 'T' in it instead of just a ' | ' in ...
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Bug in polylongdiv?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{polynom} \begin{document} \polylongdiv{x^4-1}{x^3+x^2} \end{document} It leaves out the first x in the quotient. How can I fix this?
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Changing to kpfonts [duplicate]

I am editing a document in Texmaker and am fairly new to LaTeX. I am using the output PDFLaTeX/view PDF. I added the kpfonts package to my document to change the font: \usepackage{kpfonts} ...
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Reset package options

\LaTeX seems to remember earlier stated options. How can I reset this? ! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package glossaries. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. ...
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See which files are installed when installing a package with tlmgr

Is there a log somewhere that tells me what files where installed when I install a package with tlmgr?
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How to adjust the positioning of \cancel strikethrough?

After loading the package cancel the command \cancel{text} worked not so exactly, because the slash strikethrough looks so ugly. The output is shown below: Is it a LaTeX error or PDF error?
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Package files not downloading on an account without privileges

I'm on a uni campus pc which is pretty locked down without admin privileges so when my document requires a particular e.g. \usepackage{enumitem} file it never downloads it. Do I have to manually ...
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how to check my tex distribution and how to install packages? [duplicate]

I'm using fedora 16, and I use texstudio for compiling tex sources. Now I want to install caption package, but I'm at a loss on how to install it. I tried tlmgr on command line, but it prompots: ...
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include algorithm package in latex [closed]

I am using llncs (lecture notes in computer science) class style for my latex file. However, I am not able to include the algorithm package in my file. When I compile my file, I get an error for the ...
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Calendar package

I'm trying to use the calendar package but I've a problem. The \DaysInWeek command doesn't work. I can't delete the Saturday and Sunday columns. Does anyone have a solution? Here is my code (I use ...
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Can I create a 'plugin' for TeX Live?

I'm creating a couple of packages that I'd like to make as easy as possible to install and manage with standard TeX package managers. (I'm trying to create an 'as plug and play as possible' package ...
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stmaryrd.sty problems

I used to have stmaryrd.sty installed in my TeX distribution, but I recently had to reinstall my distribution. I am now unable to sucessfully use stmaryrd package. I downloaded a new copy, and I ...
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Problem with musixtex's mezzo piano dynamic

I am trying to use dynamics marks on my text by using the musixtex package. It works well except for the mezzo piano mark (\mp), which is not recognized. According to the manual (section 2.17.5) my ...
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Directory structure for a large CTAN package upload

I'm going to upload my first package to CTAN. But after reading all the upload guides from CTAN and TeXLive I'm still feeling daunted by the directory structure. My package is rather complex and by ...
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How do I edit a package?

I downloaded a package from an article template. The thing is that I want to edit it, but don´t know how to do it.
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Printing stamp albums

Is there any TeX package well suited for producing stamp albums? Some examples of stamp album pages can be seen here, here, here or here. In particular, captions can go anywhere around the frames ...
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Problem during production of LaTeX book with plasTeX (with many packages on it) into HTML5 website

I want to ask if there is a way to generate my book that I currently have in LaTeX format into an HTML5/XHTML website so that I can upload it to Internet. My book will be designed into a format with ...
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Subcaption cannot be found by MiKTeX package manager?

Even though I cannot find it with the pacakage manager, a file with \usepackage{subcaption} in preambles can be complied successfully. Besides, the command \begin{subfigure}...\end{subfigure} ...
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How to install mathgifg package

How do I install the mathgifg package on Mac with MacTeX 2013 and Windows with TeX Live 2013? I am using pdflatex so Using the erdc package on Mac OS X does not solve my problem.
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How to install mathgifg.sty package on Windows with TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

How do I install the mathgifg package on Windows using TeX Live 2013? I am using pdflatex.
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Pretending a package has been loaded

I am trying to use imakeidx and the regexpatch package in the same class. Since imakeidx depends on the xpatch package and xpatch provides the same commands (same names, improved implementation) as ...
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Positioning .cls files in Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a research paper accepted to a journal and the editor asked me to use certain file with .cls and I am confused about where exactly I need to dump this file .cls ? I tried to dump it to ...
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Problem with \cdashline and package arydshln

I have a problem with \cdashline. I use the \cdashline in a matrix but I have an error with \usepackage{arydshln} I think: ! Use of \x doesn't match its definition. \LT@array ->\adl@arrayinit ...
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How to call memory in latex using any kind of use package?

When I am writing in LaTeX sometimes it happens that I have to use a single word like neutrino and it may come several times in my report. Can you suggest me any package which, if I write say ne then ...
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Use of the comment package

In a .tex document, I'm using the comment package to produce two different versions (let's say : versionA and versionB) of the document. Each version contains different parts (it could be paragraphs, ...
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A package for package-loading management?

Many packages require loading before/after hyperref or other dependencies. Is there a package to manage this? \usepackages{ellipsis,[hidelinks]hyperref,titlesec} Would, I believe, reverse the order ...
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MikTeX 2.9 installs polyglossia in a different location than where it looks for it

I recently did a complete reinstall of Windows 7, installed all updates, and reinstalled all of my programs, including MikTeX using the 2.9 64-bit version. I ran a XeLaTeX document I had created and ...
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Arxiv undefined control sequence. \XKV@tempa ->\field

I would love to upload my document to ArXiv, but ArXiv cannot process my file: Package biblatex Warning: File 'myfile.bbl' created by wrong version. ! Undefined control sequence. \XKV@tempa ...
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Methods for debugging package conflicts

... that don't make me want to pull my (remaining) hair out. I'm preparing a long journal article with a wide array of necessary packages and a publisher-specific class file. In this specific case, ...
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Cannot install mh package with MiKTeX

Well, I open the MiKTeX Package Manager window, I search for the mh bundle, then I try to install it, so it starts a download and says Connect failed in tcp_connect()" It's like it cannot connect ...
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! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package color in MiKTeX

I'm so new to LaTeX. Using MiKTeX I have following problem with its portable version. I write down here the code and the final error: \documentclass[cover]{isas-seminar} \usepackage{subfigure} ...
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Required package for 'starred version' of matrix environment

Whenever I am trying to compile the following code : \documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper]{book} \begin{document} \begin{matrix*}[r] -1 & 3 \\ 2 & -4 \end{matrix*} \end{document} shows ...
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Portable MiKTeX Packages Management

I have already installed MiKTeX 2.9 (Not a portable version) in my computer. I have already had portable MiKTeX 2.9 in my USB. I want to use my portable version. But it lack of some packages. ...
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How to install the tikzscale package?

I downloaded tikzscale.zip from CTAN. I extracted the following files from tikzscale.zip: 3Dplot.tikz README histogramNormal.tikz linewidth.tikz pgfplots-test.tikz pgfplots.randn.dat ...
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Conflict between arabtex and algorithmic

Below is a minimal working example which recreates the problem I'm facing. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithmic} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} \section{Introduction} \RL{d} ...
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Unable to build .sty files with MikTeX

I need to build the .sty of different packages to be loaded in my input file (I have to do things manually). I am working on Windows and get a very strange behaviour: latex.exe seems to be missing the ...
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Best practice of (technically) preparing files (on Windows systems) for CTAN

Similar questions were asked before but I did not found one for the recently discovered problem. What I want to do is uploading a package to CTAN which is in good technical shape. I did this before ...
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.sty of installed package not found

I've newly installed TeXLive 2013 (following steps on http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html) on Fedora 19. Using pdflatex on a test .tex, I encounter lots of error messages saying various .sty ...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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use hypersetup in own package

I'm trying to create my own style file (.sty-file) where more or less the whole preamble is defined. The reason behind is, that users of my stylefile just have to use my package and don't have to care ...
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Why are lstlang*.sty files from listings package loaded 3 times?

During compilation of the following MCE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language=TeX} \begin{document} \begin{lstlisting} Foo \end{lstlisting} \end{document} the lstlang*.sty ...