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How to typeset subquestions and the corresponding answers

I would like to typeset exercises with subquestions so that in the code I have an answer immediately following each subquestion, but in the output all the answers will be in the end. Also I want both ...
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Cannot find amsmath amstools package even though the doc used to compile [duplicate]

This is from a document that used to compile. I want to use it as a template as it was a really good template. However when I press compile it says that it cannot find the amsmath or amstools ...
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Preparing true/false questions with exam class

I use the exam document class to prepare my question papers. While it may have some limitations compared to the similar others available, it has nicely fulfilled my purpose so far. Now, I need to ...
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How to install the package font awesome? [duplicate]

How to install the package font awesome in MiXTeX (Windows)?
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How can I add this figure below in my latex file?

I have this image that I want to add in my latex file: Here is my MWE: \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amssymb,amsthm} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{;}{,}{,} \usepackage{xr-hyper} ...
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Adding underbrace on $\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right$

I am trying to add underbrace to $\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right$. I have \underbrace{\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right}_\text{(-)}. However, LaTeX is giving me an error. Do I have to install a ...
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Passing language parameter to \RequirePackage through \documentclass

I've written my own CV class and set it up so all packages are required in the .cls file and the .tex file only uses \documentclass. I would like to keep it this way but still be able to select ...
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siamltex1213 package TITLE

I am using Siamltex1213. The title it produces is capitalised. Can one force parts of the title text to be written in Lowercase letters?
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Installation of CSP package [duplicate]

How to install the package CSP, in mac OS? I have the file csp.sty but I don't know where I have to put it in the right path. Thanks,
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Declare package options and loading packages leads to “options section” error

I'm trying to create a package with some options. However, whenever I declare options and load other packages, I receive the following error: LaTeX Error: \RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options ...
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How to get a list of the filenames of the figures embedded in a document

I have a TeX document that is embedding a huge amount of figures from a fig folder that is full of another humongous amount of other figures. I would like to move the document along with its figures, ...
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Installing bbm.sty in linux

How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint? I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not ...
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Multimedia package on Windows

Why does the multimedia package not work on Windows 7 properly? I am not able include videos, nor sound files.
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How to check if a macro from <some package> is used in a document?

I was interested in some method to check if any macro from some package is used into a .tex file. So, for example I would like to specify a package (say it's fontawesome) then point to a .tex file ...
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Switching language within alltt environment in xelatex

How can one use more than one language in XeLaTeX within the \alltt environment? I have to issues doing this using babel and compiling with pdfLaTeX \documentclass{article} ...
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Missing *.sty files when running \tikzexternalize[mode=list and make]

Having recently discovered the use of the tikzexternalize library, I decided to multithread the compilation of my tikz images using the method suggested in this thread: 1. However, I am having issues ...
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Including both XML code and Java code in a document using lstlisting package

I am writing a document which has both java and xml codes, I managed to highlight my java code but unfortunately I was unable to do the same with xml, so far I have tried more than one way either by ...
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MiKTeX package management

When I first installed MiKTeX and started using it, I had to install a bunch of extra package that had been included in my .tex. I did this by using the MPM, etc. Now I'm about to uninstall MiKTeX ...
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Loading a package as an option in a personal style file?

I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but all my reading has just got me more confused. Anyway, I'm trying to create a little style file containing all my personal definitions and ...
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Shortening text height across chapter to fill last page

We all know the problem of having a chapter that is just too large to fill the last page conveniently, leaving one or two (or three) lines at the top of the last page. Besides attempting feats of ...
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Include siunitx package in subdirectory

I am creating a TeX project that uses the siunitx package. I would like to be able to place the siunitx package in a subdirectory, to simplify folder structure and to allow me to easily transfer this ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Filemathtools.sty' not found.` Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I ...
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What is the use case for the ucs package?

The ucs package (formerly aliased to unicode), provides support for Unicode as a input format, as I understand it. Under what circumstances should I be using that package, and unicode symbols? to my ...
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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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Is there an EASY step by step guide to installing packages?

Im trying to install a package, the one called "mathtools". I am using MikTeX and Texmaker, and the Package Manager does not work, so i need to do it manually. I have downloaded a folder from CTAN ...
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MiKTeX package update: Select All grayed out

I installed MiKTeK 2.9.4321 in a locked down environment. I don't believe that we can directly download the entire thing from outside, and the aforementioned version is the one that we have on a CD, ...
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Missing mathtools.sty

I'm really new to LaTeX and am having a problem with mathtools.sty. I am using MikTeX and Texmaker. When I try to create the pdf (compile?) it gives me the error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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How to create a table with long text and which packages use

Please, Help me inserting a table like this. I could not prepare this table easily because the long text i have to insert into the columns. I have been trying from some examples of stackechange but ...
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Modifying the appearance of appendix titles

I want to modify the appearance of appendix titles. For that I use the package appendix with the following options: \documentclass[ numbers=noenddot ]{scrreprt} \usepackage[ automark, ...
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Package installed but not working

I installed the MacTEX package, and want to use the listings package for pretty printing code. According to the TeX Live Utility, the package is installed (I tried re-installing it as well). However, ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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What online tool is suggested for the picture package in LaTeX? [duplicate]

As you know there are online tools for drawing tables for LaTeX. Is there any online tool which can be used to generate the pictures (any geometrical graphics and shapes) easily? That means we ...
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Can I write $\log^2{x}$ in skmath?

Standard LaTeX has the opportunity to write things like $\log^2{x}$. This is however no longer possible when loading the skmath package, because skmath expects the logarithm to be entered ...
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Why does hyperref return errors when options are included to this package?

When I include these options to the package hyperref I get error messages and the file doesn't compile! Please here is a minimal working environment: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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smartref package conflicts with babel option frenchb

I've unsuccessfuly searched for an answer to this problem. I'd like to use the smartref package together with babel with option frenchb, but there seems to be a conflict : command \chapterref in the ...
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Font Issue — Times and Computer Modern work but nothing else

This code seems to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{times} \begin{document} This is a test. \end{document} %End of document. But, I have had no luck with any fonts other than Times ...
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How can the last updated packages get propagated earlier than the first updated packages

I often experience the following phenomenon. For example, from texnik.dante.de/tex/generic I noticed that pst-plot gets updated on August 24, 2014 pst-poly gets updated on August 28, 2014 and ...
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Problem with the zhnumber package

I am trying to write about numerals and the use of symbols. As an example I would like to use chinese/japanese symbols to show a multiplicative system. I have come up with the package zhnumber which ...
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design a style using tikz package

How can I use latex tikz package to design the style that is seen in the picture?
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Where should I put LaTeX macro package files?

I'm preparing to submit an article to one of Springer's journals. It requires to use Springer's LaTeX macro package. (http://www.springer.com/statistics/journal/10985 --> Instruction for authors --> ...
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Should one always use exscale when using lmodern?

At the moment I only use summation signs with symbols which have a normal high and also no summation signs in subscripts. Due to this post is it correct that I should always use the exscale package ...
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Package won't get loaded [duplicate]

I have written a package and placed it in the same directory as e.g. latex.ltx. However, TeXShop just won't load it, or rather, XeLaTeX and pdfTeX called through TeXShop won't. If I, however, on the ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Sideways subfigure over several pages

I am trying to include "sideways" subfigures according to this question How to rotate a group of figures (subfigure) from Torbjørn T. I would like to put three graphics next to each other (for ...
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Packages to install once for all

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Then, I have manually installed tex-common, texlive-base and texlive-latex-recommended. And I realize that some packages do not exist anymore. For ...
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Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package? [duplicate]

Is a list published somewhere of which macro packages come standard with texlive? Specifically, I am considering installing the texlive package (not texlive-full) in Ubuntu. I'd like to know if ...
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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Option clash between TikZ, psplot, geometry, and hyperref [duplicate]

I know someone who is working on a LaTeX document requiring pst-plot, geometry, and hyperref, and I recently gifted him some TikZ improvements of diagrams that didn't seem to be working out for him. ...
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How to modify a .sty file?

I am trying to modify the fontawesome.sty file. I just include the command in the style file and it works but without showing the Skype icon just showing an empty box. \expandafter\def\csname ...
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Space and Position in Cover Letter Title

I attached my code for my cover letter of one job, and the picture of compiled pdf below. Can anyone help me accomplish the following things: How to make my Name show on the left with certain nice ...