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width in caption package does not react on \linewidth

I observed, that the current version of the caption package does not react correctly on width=0.9\linewidth or width=0.9\columnwidth. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{blindtext} \...
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Newcommand within display math mode

I am trying to define a new command in a .sty-file called physics that inserts the definition of a physical quantity in the text. The command looks like this: \newcommand{\defin}[1]{% \ifthenelse{...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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Using `\mathcal` With and Without Package

This is going to seem like a simple question. However I hope it gets answered nonetheless. So, I want to be able to use the default \mathcal font setting AND the eucal-package font setting as well. ...
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Gnuplottex and Texshop — Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input!

I'm trying to compile the following file using latex and the gnuplottex package. For some reason I'm getting this error, even though I have already enabled shell escape and /usr/local/bin/gnuplot is ...
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What does it mean to latex `\let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx}`

I'm trying to install the breqn package but have a hard time understanding where I should type what they recommend: \let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx} I use Mac, TeXShop Actually what they recommend ...
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How do I obtain arbitary precision calculation within LaTeX?

I'm interested in using a package that provides arbitrary calculation within LaTeX. I need mathematical functions such as exp(), sin(), cos(). Does such a package exist? If not, which package ...
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socket failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I have the same problem as this guy. All the screenshots are applicable to me too. However, he seems to have solved it by putting in his proxy details. I am not behind a proxy for sure. I have ...
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Missing package error

When I try to compile the tex file template I see this error What could the reason be? And how can I solve it?
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Automatic abbreviation of names

Is there a package or command that can automatically abbreviate names (similar to what bibtex does but not specifically for author names or citations)? The goal is to have a command that generates ...
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The unicode-math package messes up MnSymbol symbols

Using TeXLive 2015. The commands \lsem and \rsem of MnSymbol don’t work when the package unicode-math is loaded. Compare the codes, with unicode-math \documentclass{scrreprt}

 \usepackage{unicode-...
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bclogo todonotes clash

The following MWE generates an error (but produces correct output). What is the easiest work-around? Argument of \reserved@a has an extra } Hello\todo{\bcsmbh} \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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LaTeX Error: File `scicite.sty' not found [closed]

I am preparing a paper. This is the error I am getting when compiling: LaTeX Error: File `scicite.sty' not found. How can I solve this problem?
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changes to .sty code in TeX paper directly

I wish to change a line from the Heiko Oberdiek's backref.sty in my document directly. The line reads: \long\def\hyper@page@backref#1#2#3{\hyperlink{page.#1}{#1}} I have something to add there: \...
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how to install package manual in texlive 2015

How to install package imfellEnglish manually in texlive2015
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Various *sty files missing when using adjustbox

I have installed texlive-latex-extra and texlive-extra-utils packages on my Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to \usepackage{adjustbox} the compiler asks me about packages such as adjustbox.sty, adjcalc....
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How to customize the header defined on this .sty file?

I'm trying to make a conference poster using LaTeX and for that I've downloaded one template from the internet. The template I've downloaded is this one abd it uses the beamer class and the confposter ...
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.sty file allowing a maximum number of characters/pages before compiling

Is there a way for a .sty file to check for a maximum number of characters or pages in a given section, and stop compiling if this maximum is reached? Would there also be a way to output a warning ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Where can I find beamercolorbox options defined?

I am trying to understand the \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=2.5ex,dp=1.125ex]{palette quaternary} line. I would like to know where it is defined the palette quaternary and if there are ...
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ACM Conference Paper Error

HI I am using the ACM template from http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html . I get the error: The font size command \normalsize is not defined: there is probably ...
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XeLaTeX and the changbar package

Does anyone know if there has been an update to changebar or a workaround that will get it to work with XeLaTeX? I found two conversations from years ago about the topic but have not found anything ...
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Package titlesec Error: Incompatible package?

Here is my code. Something goes wrong. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titling} \usepackage{lastpage} \usepackage{titleps} \newpagestyle{main} { \sethead[\footnotesize \sffamily{Page}\thepage\ \...
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Using Make to Compile Latex with external packages

I am using make to compile my LaTeX files (make is the REQUIRED tool) and am running in to some trouble when trying to build on a 'fresh' computer. By this I mean the documents contain many \...
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Can't find package Roboto font [closed]

To get things to look according to the house style defined by the university they've created a latex style. I'm trying to implement this but get the error: File `roboto.sty' not found. \RequirePackage ...
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Missing = inserted for \ifnum [closed]

I am trying to execute my code: \documentclass[MACS,english]{gucthesis} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % For utf8 encoded .tex files allows norwegian characters in the ...
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Find the right package for missing files in TeXlive

Is there any way in TeXlive to find the correct package which contains the missing file? I have installed a minimal scheme (without recommended/additional fonts) and now I get this error: The command ...
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Miktex Windows API error 32

I am trying to install the glossaries package but it keeps failing with error 32 (file in use). There is no other process using the file, unless miktex itself uses separate processes to download and ...
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What are the differences between bundle and package in (La)Tex?

When reading some articles and answers, I sometimes see the terms bundle and package. Could someone explain what they are and the difference/relationship between them?
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package signalflowdiagram [duplicate]

I am using Miktex2.9. I added \usepackage{signalflowdiagram} to draw block diagrams. Then an error message appeared "file signalflowdiagram.sty not found" Where do I place the .sty file? Please ...
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Escaped characters showing up incorrectly

I'm using the SIGCHI (https://github.com/sigchi/Document-Formats) conference paper template in LaTeX. That template includes the package: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} This package, however, is causing ...
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code using the same packages of tikzcd works on one project but not other [closed]

I'm using the package \usepackage{tikz-cd}. Note that this code works good: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd} & D \arrow[d,"f"] \arrow[dl, ...
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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} %\newtheorem{prop}{...
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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 ...