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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

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

‎ \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

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 ...
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How to get help on texlive installed from distro repository?

I am quite a newbie in TeX community. Previously, I had a TexLive installation from a DVD, and It did work pretty good. Now, I am on another machine with disk space constraint. So I chose to stay with ...
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Texliveonfly is not relocatable so it isn't being installed by tlmgr

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to be able to use texliveonfly with Texmaker. However when I use sudo tlmgr install texliveonflyI get an error saying it's not relocatable and hence I cannot install ...
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MacTex can't find a package even though TeXlive says it is installed

I installed mactex on yosemite via homebrew. I want to use this package. If I search for it in texlive it says that it is installed. However, if I try to compile the example file by pressing the ...
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Set biblatex options after loading

I use biblatex with the following call: \usepackage[style=authoryear, mergedate=false, maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999, uniquename=false, ...
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Need help installing the ulsy package in ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ulsy in order to use its blitz symbols for proofs by contradiction. I downloaded the metafont source from CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ulsy?lang=en I then ...
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Option clash for package adjustbox [duplicate]

Problem: I am getting the error message Option clash for package adjustbox. and am wondering what could be wrong? Any advice how to figure out which of the other packages are generating this error? ...
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MikTeX not installing packages [closed]

I am using WinEdt and I wanted to install the package esint. When I compile my document to generate my pdf, it asks me if I want to install the package from online. However, nothing ever happens, ...
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why can't I use a package in texmaker? [closed]

I am using Texmaker on a mac. I downloaded MacTex. However, I cannot use packages in Texmaker. It always keeps telling cannot find .sty file. How can I solve this?
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How do I install extra LaTeX packages in Sublime Text 3? [duplicate]

I have LaTeXTools installed and I'm trying to figure out how to install the moderncv package (or for future reference, how to install packages in general). Is this done through Sublime Text's package ...
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How to use packages from TeX Live?

I downloaded the MacTeX and I am now using Texmaker to finish my algorithm homework. When I try to add this line \usepackage{algorithms} in texmaker, it always keeps telling me that algorithms.sty is ...
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Cannot change teletype font to beramono

I am trying to change the teletype font in my thesis document to Bera Mono. I downloaded the beramono CTAN package and unzipped it in my ~/texmf folder (where I've already installed a few dozen ...
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How to tell if included package interferes with document style or other packages?

I had a problem with subfig changing caption formatting when using the Springer svjour3 style. The answer (using subfig changes fonts in captions of figures) was to tell subfig not to include the ...
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Latex doesn't recognize cntformats.sty [duplicate]

I downloaded manually cntformats.sty and put it in the directory exsheets. But Latex still doesn't recognize it and asks if I want to download it. I tried several times to download it by changing the ...
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Classes or styles for a standalone index

I'd like to create a document which is a standalone index (of reviews: the data are the reviewer, the volume and page, and the name of the reviewed item). Organising the data is not a problem (it is ...
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Installing a .LDF language file

I am trying to install a language package in Latex not officialy included in TeX. I have downloaded the .LDF file and the hyphenation rules, but have no idea how to install them. I am using MixTex.
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What packages help with typesetting settings specific to religious books?

I'm looking to reprint and publish older religious books from the 19th century and earlier. Such books usually have features not typically found in most books, and I'm finding it difficult to ...
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Document Layout Styles

I am inviting partial solutions for defining styles for document layouts. The solutions should be capable of defining the font size, leading (interline distance), and type for the running text as well ...
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Outlines Package - Coloring Prefixes AND Text?

I want to use the outlines package, and wish to color lines of a certain level with a certain color. Here is my current document: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{outlines} ...
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Preamble works in .tex file but not in .sty file

I have a question concerning .sty files. I often use the same preamble in my latex documents and so I wanted to put it into a .sty file. I started with the first few lines, but it already does not ...
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file ctable.sty not found [closed]

I downloaded both TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX on a new PC. When compiling a file (which was made on another pc), I get the error ctable.sty not found. Then I get the suggestion to download the correct ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′ [closed]

I get the Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:′ not set up for use with LaTeX. 3′ when I am adding new items to my bibliography. I am using TexStudio. I tried to use Biber or BibTeX as a default ...