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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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Problem in MikTex while I'm installing mh package

I'm trying to install mh package with MikTex Package Manager in windows. When I try to install it, i find thid error: Unknown archive file size. What is the problem? I've installed also other ...
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Open multiple packages at once

How is it possible to open multiple packages at once? When I write \usepackage{textcomp, gensymb} the packages are both not found. The same for the different ams packages. Is it required to write ...
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Good (latex) package for typesetting bible quotations?

I'm in the market for a good package for typesetting quotations from the bible. Got any suggestions?
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How to put some "\usepackage''s into one package? [duplicate]

Since I learnt to use LaTeX 1 month ago, I have never used other software. But every time I begin to write a latex file, I will have to type: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Including all tex live packages [duplicate]

Would it be a really bad idea to use ALL of the packages provided by tex full live using \usepackage? Would there be conflicts? Or is the namespace just reaaally cluttered afterwards? Or would it not ...
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Can a text-wrapping figure span (partially) across two columns without manual intervention?

The answer for Wrap text around wide figure in two column responds that it is possible to use a wrapfigure environment (from the wrapfig package) across multiple columns through manual intervention, ...
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Verbatim Environment in Figure Caption

verbatim environment is not working in figure caption. Checked How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block? and Verbatim inside a command is not working. \documentclass[11pt, double ...
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Authors biography for Inderscience journals

i would like to create a document following the Indersciences templates, the problem is the authors biographies have to appear in the title page and the top of the second page, but when compiling the ...
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Creating a simple “map” with text

I've been using LaTeX for a while now with text documents (both math and otherwise), but now I find myself trying to do some typesetting that includes picture-type things, and I have no experience ...
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Problem with \subfloat after re-installing MikTex

This summer I wrote my thesis (with a lot of this sites help). Last week I "renew" my computer and installed Latex again (MikTex and Texmaker). Since then I cannot run my code anymore. I always get ...
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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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How can I write Persian in TeXstudio?

I want to write some Persian text in Texstudio. Which package should I use? I've heard about xepersian but I don't know how to use it. Any help would be appreciated. \documentclass{article} ...
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Authors names and affiliation

Which packages can be using for writing authors names and affiliation? thank you in advance
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What graphics packages are there for creating graphics in LaTeX documents?

What packages do you use and recommend for creating graphics in your LaTeX documents? As this is a community wiki post, please add your package to the accepted answer (or add a comment, and ...
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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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I have the latest version of a package, but I can not locate it? [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu. I have installed package context-modules by the following way: sudo apt-get install context-modules and here is the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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feynmf vs. feynmp: What's the difference?

What is the difference between feynmf and feynmp? By very basic understanding is that the former somehow makes use of raster graphics whereas the latter makes use of MetaPost. Moreover, I have read ...
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Which package should I install to have the `fullpage.sty' file? [duplicate]

I am having the following error: File `fullpage.sty' not found. Which package should I install? Or more general question: when some file is missing, how should I find the right package?
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Problem with thesis template in Greek

Hello i am trying to write in Greek in a thesis template using \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{Thesis} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \setmainfont[Mapping=TeX-text]{Times New Roman} have ...
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Mathtools.sty not found error in TeXstudio

I am using TeXstudio in Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded the mathtools.zip package from CTAN website. I have been through a few posts on how to install it, but couldn't understand them specifically. ...
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Best Practice: Adding packages to Journal Latex Template [on hold]

I am using the INFORMS style file (https://www.informs.org/Find-Research-Publications/INFORMS-Journals/Author-Portal/LaTeX-Style-Files) . I need to write a algorithm and I found that the algorithm ...
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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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How to modify latex package documentation

Let's say I want to modify the documentation of certain package. I download the .dtx and .ins files and I see that the documentation is in the .dtx file but it's commented. If I compile the .ins file ...
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Teaching LaTeX to visually disabled

I will teach a blind person how to use LaTeX this week. Has anyone any hints for me or package recommendations?
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Package to use for documenting a struct

There exists a number of pseudo-code packages for LaTeX. Can any of these describe things like a linked-list node in C: struct Node { Node* parent; // other stuff }; or do I have to invent ...
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Yet another “LaTeX Error: File '***.sty' not found” question

My apologies for what is probably a duplicate question, but I've looked through similar queries, and I either can't make head nor tail of them or they haven't helped me (likely due to my own lack of ...
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who know about an IDE latex where i might to query of package list texlive installed?

i need query the package list on texlive, i'd like to know about IDE latex can do it, since i have kile but i don't find the option
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Funky interactions of bbm and hyperref packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to use both the bbm (to write my preferred style of indicator variables) and the hyperref packages (to reference web URLs). However, something strange seems to be going on whenever I use ...
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How to create a definition shown on the picture?

I need to copy (with small editions) the shown definition in my own document. I don't have the source code of this pdf, so I don't have any idea which environment/package/etc. should be used to create ...
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Compiling documentation of a package

I have extracted the documentation of the longtable package and I want to compile it alone. By extracting the documentation I mean that I have copied the .dtx file from the \maketitle to the end and ...
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Installing a journal given package?

I wish to submit a paper of mine to a journal that gives a package to be used for submission preparation. However, when I used it I got the error message "File `dm.sty' not found". How to solve this ...
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how to add a contextual box associated to a keyword?

I am trying to write a book with LaTeX. I want to put contextual boxes with information (or images) associated with a keyword, like the boxes at the left on this image: It would be amazing if ...
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Find needed package with tlmgr

Is it possible to check which package do I need to install to get certain .sty file from tlmgr rather than googling it or going to CTAN?
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Checking package status

I want to know if I have a package installed. Like it says here I write: root@linux:~# kpsewhich koma-script but nothing happens.
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How to group the packages needed to compile a source code

I want to give all the needed packages that don't come with a basic LaTeX installation zipped with the source code of a book. But those packages should be in a subdirectory of the directory where the ...
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How do I generate Creative Commons license information?

I need to include some licensing information on the back cover of a free CC-licensed book. Instead of frankly mentioning the license ("This work is licensed under CC-by-nc-sa, Google knows more"), I'd ...
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Please explain how moderncv.cls defines \maketitle

This is the package https://github.com/mliu7/latex-moderncv I'm trying to learn how to make packages and classes something about this package makes me confused. On line 380 ...
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What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?

I'm getting the impression from reading the answers written by some of the real experts here that there are quite a few little packages that just tweak LaTeX2e's default behaviour a little to make it ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX? [duplicate]

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? So far, there is just some ad ...
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Making a class to change the margins of TeX file, it fails

I'm currently trying to develop my own resume however I'm having trouble making a .cls file that does anything that makes since. As of now I'm simply trying to change the margins. Tex file ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} with \textsf: strange phenomenon [duplicate]

I have some trouble using \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}: \textsf text is no longer sans-serif. For instance, {\Huge\textsf{\bfseries SOME TEXT some text}} becomes instead of the usual I suppose ...
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equation: what are the problems?

Using this preamble \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,abstracton]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} %Zeichencodierung Text \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Is there a unifying package for different editors styles

I'm regularly writing papers for different conferences and they all expect you to conform to a different cls, which I find to be a huge loss of time, since for every conference you have to relearn a ...
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how to add author biography in latex

I am writing paper in SPIE journal template and I want to write Author biography but there is environment for \begin{biography}. SPIE instructions are not to use any .sty file that's why I can't use ...
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Automatically Wrap Equations

Is there a LaTeX plugin that automatically wraps equations that are too wide, or is this something I must always do manually?
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Xypic Diagram with MnSymbol Arrows

When I use the MnSymbol package, I get the usual short arrows, but this is not the case for xypic diagrams. Having the following packages \usepackage{xypic} \usepackage[all,cmtip]{xy} ...
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Smileys in LaTeX

I would like to include smileys in my LaTeX document. Is there any package with lots of different smileys? In mnsymbol and wasysym, I found some general symbols: \documentclass{article} ...
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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 ...