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Should I make my include file into a package?

I wrote an include file to allow me to draw certain diagrams (that have various different parameters) conveniently, by just calling macros within a tikzpicture. This file is now at about 1500 lines, ...
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Install package svg.sty

I am using Kile to write latex documents. I want to include .svg picture in my document. After including \usepackage{svg} and compiling my document into pdf, I have an error: "File 'svg.sty' ...
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Installation of packages for TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5

I have TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5 installed on my Mac using mac port, and I'd like to install packages (pgfplots) for it. How can I install packages for Mac Port TeX?
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Is there a way to find out which packages are used (rather than merely called) by a document? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find out which packages you have loaded in your preamble are actually being used given the (La)TeX that follows? I don't believe I'm looking for \listfiles, since as far as I ...
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Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
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Problem with overwriting diagram files using feynmf

I've just installed feynmf package and tried working with a standard example. I'm working with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. The compilation worked fine and I got the diagram in the PDF, but when changing ...
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ProvidesPackage and usepackage

I have seen papers containing a command \ProvidesPackage. Is it different than \usepackage? What is the difference between \ProvidesPackage and \usepackage?
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What is the difference between putting macros in a .sty package file vs. simply \input them from another .tex file? [duplicate]

If \input just "imports the commands from the [target file]" into your new document, then what is the difference between calling a set of commands via \input{filename} (where filename is some .tex ...
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Exactly 27 errors? [closed]

Just for fun. In this question I have 3 errors running this code with \toprule and \midrule in a table... If include booktabs package in my preamble, I have 9 errors OP triples number of errors by ...
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How to install MinionPro Tex Package

I would like to use MinionPro, but I can't install it. http://jklukas.blogspot.se/2010/02/installing-minionpro-tex-package.html Inspired by the guide guide above, I tried to enter the following in ...
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Installing Packages on Mac OS

I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. wrapfig.sty). One way to do this would be download the .sty ...
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Is it safe to use the TeX Live Update utility while compiling documents?

I just started the TeX Live Update utility and saw that quite some packages were updated on the server. I proceeded to update all outdated packages, but this takes a while. Is it safe (in terms of ...
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Problem combining fouriernc with tgschola

I have recently found out that tgschola and fouriernc actually have different font sizes (at least on my MiKTeX installation). 12pt fouriernc seems to be roughly equivalent to 11.2pt tgschola. The ...
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Yes, another “Package inputenc error” question

I'm trying to figure out why LaTeX behaves this way. So, I have this project: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12774331/latex.zip which is a perfectly working project, with lots of é and other ...
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What is amssymb.sty package? [duplicate]

The thesis latex template of my university has \usepackage{amssymb} Can someone please explain what that package does?
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Using usepackage twice with the same package name

I've seen duplicated package inclusion multiple times in questions. I've looming memories of comments like "it's a really bad thing to do" (which I couldn't find). I was wondering what are the ...
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LaTeX template crashes when including package

I have downloaded a LaTeX template I need to use for a conference submission, which is found here. I presume that the template is well written and compatible with any extra package I want to use. ...
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SF298 package giving undefined control sequence error

I am trying to use the SF298 package for latex and it gives an undefined control sequence error. The error is as follows: ! Undefined control sequence. \ExecuteOptions ...eserved@a \CurrentOption ...
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Problems with deluxetable

I'm currently using revtex4 as the document class and I'm trying to use deluxetable here as well, but deluxetable is not working. I've added it to root and refreshed the database so the .sty is found. ...
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How to share a modifed moderncvclassic.sty file and give credits the right way?

I have tweaked the moderncvstyleclassic.sty file from the moderncv package and implemented more commands to comply with the belgian/french layout rules for official mail. All of my modifications are ...
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At what point of my input file is the subfig package loaded? [duplicate]

When trying to compile my report, I receive an error related to the subcaption package (which I load in my preamble): ! Package subcaption Error: This package can't be used in cooperation ...
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How to install the chemfig.sty package under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using TexMaker on ubuntu 12.04 to edit my Latex-documents. Lately, I needed to create a chemical structure with 'chemfig'. However, this package is not included in the 'TexLive-all'-package and ...
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Is it safe to update LaTeX package with tlmgr on debian?

I using debian (unstable) and have installed most of my LaTeX packages from the official repositories (except few ones which I copied directly inside a folder recognized by texhash). I just learned ...
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Issue with bm and breqn packages - is there a way to use a package in only part of a document?

I am a long time stack exchange reader. I always found useful information here. This is however my first post. I have a little issue that I am working on that maybe someone can provide a quicker ...
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MiKTeX savesym package not found

Using MiKTeX 2.9 package manager (mpm.exe) I try to install savesym.sty. It is listed in the mpm window, I can right click it and choose 'Install'. But when mpm tries to install it aborts with a "not ...
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interference of package names

Some accompanying question to where to put .sty and .cls file for project What if there are, say two, the same name sty-files located in one texmf-tree but belonging to different packages ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX?

I will need to use emoticons for a document that I am producing and I want to know which is the state-of-the-art in the available packages to produce emoticons in LaTeX?
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inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive

I'm trying to use inconsolata bold in a pdflatex document. My system is ubuntu 12.04/precise and here's part of the TeX log with \listfiles: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language french yet [duplicate]

I just got LaTeX up and running and started following some basic instructions. The first time I followed the beginning over here: http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf ...
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Customize ModernCV

For my resume I'm using the great moderncv, but I'd like to customize it a little. For example I'd like to reduce the heigth of the blank space after the title. In moderncvstyleclassic.sty, I ...
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Spotcolor bleeds into the surrounding

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I have a problem using spotcolor package. When using the package for redefining headers, titles, \emph etc. the color bleeds into the ...
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What package is used with \up in beamer [closed]

I am using k\up{ème} in beamer. It does not work. I think that It lack some package. Description of k\up{ème}: ème should be up of k See my preamble: \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}%les accents ...
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Insert image within the Exercise package

I am writing an exam using \usepackage{exercise}. I have been using this package for some time with great results. However, this time, I would like to insert a small image on the right side of the ...
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I'm having problems to use the package fitch: … fitch.sty not found. What can I do?

I have the files of fitch and lplfitch packages (almost all). The MiKTeX is installing packages automatically. But it doesn't find the .sty files of fitch and lplfitch. I tried to put the files in a ...
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What are the steps for installing 'xcharter'?

I would like to install and use the xcharter package, but am unclear on the steps involved. There are what appear to be instructions provided with the package, but I don't understand them. Is it ...
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Does oberdiek bundle actually contain ifpdf package?

From the installation chapter of the ifpdf documentation, it sounds like having the oberdiek package means you have the ifpdf package. When I use the MiKTeX 2.9 package manager, oberdiek shows up as ...
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Citing TikZ and other packages

In some areas of maths, it is advised to cite mathematical and drawing software you use to make your computations and drawings. Since I draw in TikZ, I would like to know how officially cite the ...
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Can't install LaTeX package 'changes' on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am a latex user on ubuntu, but not an expert of unix systems. I manage myself for easy things through the terminal. I very frequently refer to forums like stackoverflow to fix the problems that I ...
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Using option for sty file

I would like to create and option (namely grid) to my sty file to produce a grid covering the whole page. I had success using \newif\if@sigur@grid \DeclareOption{grid}{\@sigur@gridtrue} and using ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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How to type permutations with commas a bit faster?

Is it possible to use a package or something to make typing permutations a bit faster? I now have to type $(a,b,c,d)$ in the best case, but I'd like to do something like \Pm{a b c d}. Can I do that?
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confproc one column

From what I've confproc is a great package for Conference Proceedings. What I would like to do is an Conference Abstract Book, so this would only have abstracts (1 page each). I want to make it 1 ...
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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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Using the xcolor package [duplicate]

When I use the command \usepackage{xcolor} I get an error saying xcolor.sty was not found. Even though other commands like \usepackage{amsmath} have worked. I am very new to LaTeX and am not sure why ...
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install packages in ubuntu

I wonder if there is a convenient way to install packages on Ubuntu, except through tlmgr. I cannot find many packages with apt-get install texlive-package, don't know why. As for manual installation, ...
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the command \par does not work?

I have this code: \documentclass[8pt,a4paper]{article} \newcounter{conto} \setcounter{conto}{\time} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX interpret `(` as `\left(` and `)` as `\right)`?

First of all I love LaTeX/MathJax; I use it a lot, but there are couple of things I hate about it. Sometimes the code becomes so messy that I almost can't read it without looking at the output, while ...
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MiKTeX graphicx package missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and tryng to install the graphicx package. But it is not available on the package manager: Could anyone help on this? I found MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics ...
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Package loading speeds

Is there any benchmarking regarding which packages take more to load than others? Of course I know it depends on the computer you are running and perhaps even your Internet connection if you are ...
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Problems combining tikz and storebox: Missing number, treated as zero. With animate, page shipped out with text `graphicx`,

When I load both tikz and storebox and compile the following MWE, I get an error message ! Missing number, treated as zero.. When I additionally load animate, I get no error message, but a spurious ...