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Journal template flushing down logos

I have a journal template that does not compile exactly as the example template. The provided pdf looks like this: Compiling with pdflatex produces this: As you can see the logos and the ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Compatibility parnotes – csquotes: Some things typeset twice — Ways to solve it automatically

If you want to quote a text with footnotes, and want to place/position the notes just after the quotation paragraph : — It works perfectly with \enquote, \textquote… — It doesn't work well with ...
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tikz text width causes error

What am i doing wrong to have this error in my thesis report ? ./Chapter1.tex:666: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/width', to which you passed '12cm', and I am going to ignore ...
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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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vim-latex suite doesn't expand packages

Recently I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 (after having too many problems with 16.04) and everything else I need. I used Vim-latex to write, compile and view tex documents, and it was so easy to press F5 ...
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Cannot find bibliography

I am working on my thesis and apparently, when compiling the file, it does not find any bibliography file, whereas this is actually located in the same path as my thesis file. The code I have is: ...
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Writing (mixed) tensors

Does anybody know about a specific package for handling tensors? Consider, for example, a contraction of the type ...
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Show in draft mode, hide in final mode

I am writing a paper which has some parts which I want to hide in the final pdf output but displayed in draft pdf output (that is when I am working on the paper). So I need an environment which is ...
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What is the best package out there to typeset proof trees?

So, I want to typeset some proof trees, i.e. trees of inference rules like those in natural deduction (see diagram below). Which are the best packages that you have found that allow you to do this, ...
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lhs2TeX and Syntax conflicting on <> characters

I'd like to use Syntax and lhs2TeX together, but Syntax's usage of <> in production rule names seems to conflict with lhs2TeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nounderscore]{syntax} ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: ...
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What is a template?

Regarding LaTeX I understand terms such as class, package, and so on but I don't understand the meaning of template as used by many questioners. Is it what is traditionally called a package or class ...
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Is there any way for LaTeX to provide a file context for better log messages?

UPDATE: In hindsight, I realize that this question is really, "Is there any way for LaTeX to keep the file context and warning/error message on the same line?" This would be fore the purpose of ...
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Change [ for ( with cite package

Is there an option with the package cite to change the display of a citation from [John and Mary 2014] to (John and Mary 2014) ? I found this pdf with some options about the package but ...
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background package - Using text with line breaks

I'm designing a very simple cover for a university publication in Sanskrit. I'm using the package "background" to add some "watermark-like" Sanskrit text on the cover, both top and bottom, while the ...
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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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Include a package in one chapter only

I have this package that removes the header from the pages \fancypagestyle{noheadrule}{ \fancyhf{} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} \fancyhead[LE,RO]{\thepage} } ...
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Writing inverse Greek letters

Is there any package that allows to write inverse Greek letters? Kind like nabla is inverted delta, but with all of the letters.
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How to tell latex to write as the text in texmaker?

I intend to attach my C code in my report. However, the code has a lot of special characters that create an error in compilation {, # and so on. Any package to circumvent this issue. For example: ...
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leadsheets and realbookchords

I'm looking for a way, to write my leadsheets and found two .sty from you. Both look very cool, but there are also two questions. First the leadsheets: How can I change the fontsize? If I'm writing ...
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Modular LaTeX document preambles and class files

I have been debating whether or not to ask this question as I don't intend to create an overly broad unanswerable, or solely opinion based question, but I have decided that there are probably some ...
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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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tlmgr open documentation for <package>. BasicTeX

I know it's convenient to install packages with tlmgr install <package>, but I couldn't find a way to open the documentation of the respective package; I know it installs them, I can manually go ...
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How to access package internal values? [duplicate]

Please feel free to change the title of this question since I'm not sure if it's fitting. For example, I'd like to draw a rule with the same height as the thickness of a frame line of a standard ...
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bad mathchar (32768) error message in my regression table made with estatb in stata

I have imported a regression table made with esttab in stata in my LaTeX document using the packages booktabs and threeparttablex. To do so I follow the steps indicated in the post Regression tables ...
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Partial compilation commands/environment?

In the interest of speeding up compilation times of large documents, I got interested in partial compilation. (I'm already aware of "pre-compiling" preamble format fmt files and intend to use that as ...
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In the youngtab package, how can I achieve a skew hook tableau, without the content?

I have \usepackage[enableskew]{youngtab} in my preamble. And I can write something like \young(abcd,:cd,:c) which gives the output The problem is that I need to create a version of that in which the ...
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I downloaded a package because Latex said it needed it, and now my computer keeps crashing

I am very new to Latex but I have been slogging through teaching myself to use it. Recently I was working on an assignment and I wanted to add a figure to my document (which was an article). I found ...
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Template to register games of GO. Igo package not working in overleaf

I write my documents in Overleaf and I'm trying to use the igo package. But overleaf says LaTeX Error: File `igo.sty' not found. l.3 \begin {document}^^M Even if I create the corresponding ...
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documentclass uebungsblatt Fehler in Mac texlive \@remblank has an extra }

Who can help me? I get an error if I translate \documentclass{uebungsblatt} \begin{document} Test \end{document} The error message: /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/uebungsblatt/ ...
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Failing with '=“”' when updating MiKTeX packages

I have some problem with my MiKTeX and I want to now update some packages. But it seems I cannot connect to the server. At the same time, I find I cannot connect to http://miktex.org/ either. ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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MikTeX package manager not installing BibTeX

I am new to LaTeX and I have installed MikTex distribution and I am using Texmaker. When I compile the simple code shown below I get an error: %_________________Preamble ...
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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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Getting “Unknown option” error with \DeclareStringOption in custom package

I'm trying to write a package for personal use that takes custom arguments as follows: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{ZTPS}[2014/15/10 v1.0 Zach Taylor Problem Set] ...
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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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LaTex cannot find user installed packages

I just switched to a new laptop and am having trouble getting a few packages to work on the new machine. I installed Miktex 2.9 basic package and the style files I need to access are contained in the ...
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esint - Step-by-step instructions for editing space between integral signs

I just don't know how to proceed in order to change the horizonal space between integral signs, when adding \iintor similar commands. I've read the documentation, but my knowledge of TeX structure ...
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Two local problems after inserting language package

I am now writing a lecture notes on Advanced Number Theory, and I use University Lecture Series LaTex packages of AMS. Then I faced two problems. First, if I include my native language package ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...
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MiKTeX and initexmf - Change user root priority without using settings GUI

When running MiKTeX as non-admin, packages get automatically installed in AppData; sometimes, however, you want to manually install a version of a package in another root folder without removing the ...
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Asserting that package contains command

I would like to do something like this: \usepackage{mypackage} \assertpackagecontains{mypackage}{mycommand} Here, if the mypackage package does not contain the \mycommand command, then an error is ...
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from … import … with packages

In Python we can import packages using import packagename or, if we only need a specific function, we can write from packagename import functionname Can something similar be done in LaTeX? This ...
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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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Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)

Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something... I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools ...
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Problem with finding forest.sty

I'm trying to use \usepackage{forest} but something is wrong. I have the following output: ! LaTeX Error: File `forest.sty' not found. I'm using TexLive. The upgrade is done. I tried install ...
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The package `' is defective

I am trying to extend my class by supporting multiple paper sizes, and therefore adding some options by \DeclareOption{a5paper}{% Paper size: 148mm x 210mm % \SBpaperAfivetrue % ...
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Can i use multiple .sty files

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to use multiple .sty files to declare every specific part in its own file for separation of layout. Or is this not good or not possible? I mean for example: ...
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Europass CV in (Xe)LaTeX

I was requested to re-write my CV in the Europass format, and I would like to do it using (preferably) XeLaTeX. I came across the europecv package, which seems to do the job just fine, but I would ...