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How to implement Circuit_macros on windows, with TexLive

I'm a Windows 7 user new to LaTeX, and I've gotten pretty decent at it rather quickly. I started with MiKTeX and then switched to TeX Live. As an electrical engineering undergraduate, I want to use ...
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Which packages that apply fixes should one load by default?

The problem Throughout the years I have come across several packages that fix issues in (La)TeX. It seems like it would be a good idea to load these by default. However, I could not find an ...
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Trying to add the cbgreek package causes TeXstudio and/or MiKTeX to hang (large package download issue)

I am using TeXstudio 2.6.6 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I have recently tried adding the textgreek package to one of my files; this package was not installed, so when I tried to compile my document I ...
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What is a good format or package for writing a commentary about a paper?

I often find myself writing commentaries on scientific papers. By this I mean an informal document written to collect all my comments regarding a peer reviewed publication (which is often about 10 ...
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Difference between ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe and protext.exe?

I want to download the necessary software to use LATEX. There are three files presented at http://get-software.net/systems/windows/protext/ Two of the files, which are each about 1.6 GB, are named ...
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Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?

R world has the convention of citing heavily used packages in a scientific publication (see for example this). You can get the reference to be used with citation() command. For example: ...
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Applying a package [duplicate]

I have downloaded a template which includes a \usepackage{tamuconfig} command. I have the tamuconfig.sty downloaded, but I do not know how to make it apply to the template.
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Error when trying to load the array package

I am writing my thesis paper in Math and I really need to use the array package. But when I wrote \usepackage{array} an error occurred. It says "pdflatex> ! Emergency stop." What should be the ...
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A horizontal line with the same space-filling behaviour as /hfill?

Is there a command or package which would allow me to draw a line in the largest available space in the way that \hfill fills up the remaining space in a line? i.e., a command to draw a line from the ...
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Packages for writing Letter

I am looking for packages to write letters. The packages should be able to understand the German DIN1338{a,b} letter format. What are common packages which are still maintained? I meant DIN 5008 Din ...
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Multi-line options with the `\usepackage` command

When including a package using the \usepackage command that has a lot of options, are there: Any restrictions on how the options can be split across multiple lines? Any best practices for formatting ...
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problem with installing l3regex

I have a problem. When I start pdfLatex using the package media9, there comes this error: The required file tex\latex\l3experimental\l3str\l3regex.sty is missing. So, I have downloaded the package ...
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Is there a GUI, package, or plugin that I can use to create InDesign-like textboxes that contain LaTeX markup?

I'm not very spatially aware and I'm looking for an app, program, plugin, or extension that would allow me to create indesign-like text boxes (that I can drag around a page and select) that can ...
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Difference between morewrites and scrwfile

I have tested morewrites and scrwfile in my template which uses so many writes that without loading any of those packages I would run into the no room for new \write problem. I find that with ...
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Is there a hierarchy between packages?

In the code: \documentclass{article} \hyphenation{acro-nym} \usepackage[none]{hyphenat} \begin{document} \fbox{\begin{minipage}{3cm} TUG is an acronym. It means \TeX\ Users Group. \end{minipage}} ...
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Apparent package bug/conflict [closed]

Learning about hyphenation, I've encountered something curious. When I code: \documentclass{article} \hyphenation{acro-nym} \begin{document} \fbox{\begin{minipage}{3cm} TUG is an acronym. It means ...
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Glossaries: “see” having no effect

I tried to implement the glossaries package in my document and it works pretty well. But when it comes to the "see" option, I'm currently facing some trouble: whether I include a see=entry2 or not, is ...
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Potential side-effects associated with a dash in a package/class name?

Common practice for naming packages and classes seems to be, using regex-like notation: [a-z][a-z0-9]* In other words, the name usually starts by a lowercase letter, followed by any sequence of ...
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Does writing LaTeX packages need moderation? [closed]

30 years ago LaTeX was quite compact and observable being. Nowdays, CTAN repository counts more than 4k LaTeX packages and their number continues growing so that it is absolutely impossible to observe ...
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Latex package updates [closed]

I noticed that certain packages have not been updated since 2009. For example revtex4.1 was updated August 11, 2010 and the ubuntu version is older than that. I am not sure that this is the place to ...
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What .sty files do I need to successfully run pdflatex on .tex produced from nbconvert?

Allegedly, one can produce pdf files from ipython notebooks by first producing a .tex file from nbconvert (http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/stable/interactive/nbconvert.html#nbconvert) However, I run ...
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amscls.sty not found

both texmaker and texniccenter have problems with the replacement of amslatex with amsmath,amscls,amslatex-primer (see picture). My tex file looks as follows: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Using a package only for certain tables

I am using the tabularx environment since it the X component of the columns is very useful and necessary for the tables I want to produce. However, a single one of my tables is longer that a page, and ...
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I think I found a bug at `polynom.sty` or my calculation is wrong [duplicate]

When I wrote \polylongdiv[style=A]{x^6+x^5+x^4+x^3+x^2+x+1}{x^2+x+1} I get that there is no reminder.... but the reminder is 1 if I'm right.... I hope is OK to post things like that here... Thank ...
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Long Division of Polynomials in LyX

I look here for a way to show a long division of polynomials, and I read here about polynom.sty, but my question is if there is a way that I can write the whole division and not just give two ...
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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How to store the document's style file in a subdirectory?

I have a journal specific document style as two files svglov3.clo and svjour3.cls. I don't want to install them, so I keep them in the article's current directory. But I like to keep only the files ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content?

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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`documentclass` and required `packages` for compiling R help in tex

I got the help on R functions in .tex format using help_console function. I wonder what is the documentclass and required packages to compile this document correctly. Thanks in advance for your help. ...
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setup neccessary latex items on windows

Assume that I have a fresh windows 7 and I want to setup Latex on my machine. I would need some basic software, Latex editor, bunch of packages, settings so on and so forth. Can you please provide a ...
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LaTeX-Referenz package in MiKTeX

Since last year, I noticed that in MiKTeX there is a package called LaTeX-Referenz but when I try to install it, it issues an error (note the 0 Bytes file size). Is this local to my computer only or ...
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Install package in MiKTeX

I'm trying to install new packages on my MiKTeX session with the following path: Package Manager(admin) from the menu of my computer --> In the box Name I write the name of the package, let say for ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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Passing (a lot of) parameters to a file at compilation time

It is possible to pass some parameters when compiling a myfile.tex file: pdflatex "\some\parameters\input{myfile}" But, if the number of parameters increase, this is not very practicable. So I'd ...
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classics package throws weird error message

I can't get any documents built with the classics package to compile at all, including the package documentation source file. I have the package (v0.1 2013/02/02) installed correctly in my tex distro ...
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Package for writing definitions in LaTeX

I want to write a definition in LaTeX.Is there a package or class that takes the definition , the author as arguments and prints in a standard definition format.In Google , they give package only for ...
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Passing an if-else option to a custom sty file

I have a custom .sty file loading needed packages and defining some commands and environments. Is there an easy way to either: define an if-else option define option's default value I am using the ...
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How do I install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac?

I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages ...
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How to fix “LaTeX Error: File `somepackage.sty' not found”?

I am using TeXworks 0.4.5 r1280 with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 64-bit. When I add \usepackage{datetime} and try to typeset the document, I get a dialog window like this: I select "Install", ...
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Arabtex transliteration encoding mistake

In arabtex package I found a transliteration encoding mistake. Every time I write letters with kasra and shadda, it will be fatha. \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} ...
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babel with greek makes MikTeX run forever

The command \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} makes MikTeX 2.9 run forever. OS Windows 7 The output is This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) entering extended mode ...
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Translating a package

I am translating a calendar package (mcal.sty) from Portuguese into Indonesian, here. \documentclass[border=4.9mm, bahasa, multi={tikzpicture}]{standalone} \title{2014} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Installing the mcq TeX package

I have Mac OS X 10.7.5 and TeX Live 2012, and "XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998". How do I install the mcq package?
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How do you install packages from the web directory in CTAN?

I wanted to install the package noweb so as usual I tried with tlmgr install noweb but tlmgr returned a: package noweb not present in package repository Later I noticed that the noweb package is ...
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inserting tikzstyle objects into sty files [closed]

I am trying to put a tikz object (pie chart) into the sty file so it will update its shape as the presentation proceeds (instead of \insertframenumber/\inserttotalframenumber). the code for the pie ...
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Compilation of LaTeX style files?

I've just gone through every google search I can think of without success. Is there an archive, database, list, or other compilation of LaTeX style files? I've found plenty of style files specific to ...
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Page dimensions using geometry package

Long time listener; first time caller here at TEX, so go easy on me. Can someone please tell me if there are any advantages of using \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{a4paper} instead of defining the ...
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Can I prevent a package from redefining a command?

I like to use runes and letters from other non-standard alphabets as mathematical symbols. However, now the allrunes package is interfering with my other mathematical typesetting. Take this minimal ...
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Pros and cons of package use in a class/package

Consider a package (or class) which provides macros with two optional arguments. One could (i) use twoopt. The code in the .sty-file is easy to read and, consequently, to understand. (ii) handcode ...
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Are the TeX semantics and grammar defined somewhere in some official documents?

I'm a programmer, I would like to take a look at a more technical and specific definition of what is referred to as LaTeX or TeX. My interest in on syntax, semantics, and the grammar of this language ...