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How to typeset your own UNIQUE language (e.g., Lord of the Rings Elvish in LaTeX)?

J.R.R. Tolkien is well known for having invented his own language and its respective typography while writing Lord of the Rings (brilliant guy!), as seen from the Elvish language ring inscription ...
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LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae

If you have a TeX'ed resume, did you use a template or make your own? Are there any useful packages? What looks the most professional? How about special considerations for different areas of work ...
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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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Weird problem with LaTeX/excel2latex

I try to use excel2latex for converting excel tables into LaTeX. Here is the simple code I am using: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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recognizing custom packages in latexmkrc [duplicate]

I have a file, jtc.sty, that houses all the repetitive stuff that normally goes into a latex document (usepackage statments, turning paragraph indent off, and some formatting stuff) that I include in ...
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mdframed package with tikz rendering lines poorly

I'm using TeX Live 2014 on Windows 8.1, and I'm having some trouble setting up a visually appealing definition environment. I'm trying to use the mdframed package with tikz, and I'm using an example ...
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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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What package allows Elvish in TeX?

Anyone who has read The Lord of the Rings will recognise the Elvish script at the top of this page (in the Tengwar alphabet). If this is meant to be an example of what is typesettable in TeX/related ...
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mdframed error line 96 missing begin{document}

All the my MWE, in mdframed.sty error line 96, Missing \begin{document}. I am sure easy to solving but I can't do it. Also I did anyting in related page. Where did I do wrong? Maybe, did I wrong ...
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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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Nicely force 66 characters per line

I would like to have "something" (a package, a trick, a macro, ...?) that makes it possible for me to nicely play with the margins (or the layout) in order to set the average or typical number of ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package or a class, but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty (or myprettyclass.cls), that I want to be able to ...
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How to check conflicts happening between packages [duplicate]

I am not sure whether there are many people having the same problem with me or not. The thesis includes several of the .tex files as chapters, sections, parts, etc. Now I would like to refine or add ...
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TeX can't find .sty file

I'm trying to add a commutative diagrams .sty, called diagrams.sty, and TeX is not able to locate it. I placed it in /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex, where I see lots of other packages ...
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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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Is there a LaTeX package that contains an environment for excursions and digressions?

Is there a convenient LaTeX package that can be included in the preamble and allows to write more or less extended excursions/digressions by using commands like: \begin{excursion} extended ...
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Confusions about package management system in TeX Live

I am using LaTeX for a good amount of time. But recently I was looking at the configuration of TeX Live distribution and got confused about package management system using tlmgr. I have installed ...
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How to install `babel` in Texmaker?

How do I install babel language pack in Texmaker? I want to use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} in Texmaker. At the moment, Jag är bäst in Texmaker gives Jag r bst in the PDF. I use Windows 8.
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Is there a package for doing this in LaTeX?

I'd like to do something like this What would be the code? does it use a package for doing the $$f\mapsto f\circ \pi$$ part?
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IEEEtrantools not found by TeXstudio but IEEEtrantools.cwl is in AppData (and file compiles ok using MikTeX)

Newbie here. I'm running MikTeX 2.9 on Win8.1 and I'm trying to setup TeXstudio to implement some of the suggestions in "The not so short intro..." by Oetiker et al. Since IEEEtrantools aren't in ...
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Creating rainbow method for expansion in latex [duplicate]

I am looking to typeset this in latex. Could anyone suggest a method or package that would enable me to do this? Thank you!
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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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how to reset spacing, using the package of bu_ece_thesis.sty

I am a new user of SWP 5.5 (Scientific Workplace). I am writing thesis. For simplicity, I directly used the template of "Boston University ECE" (File-new-thesis-Boston University ECE). Now I want to ...
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Inserting git commit date without hooks

Is there a way to insert the last git commit date into a document without having to add git hooks (like the gitinfo package does it)? I'm not 100% sure how LaTeX packages work, but if they can access ...
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Automatic tabulars : create a table from a list

I just found out about the commands \autorows and \autocols in the memoir class that will wrap a list into a table. For example \autorows{c}{5}{l}{one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, ...
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Use african font with TeX Live 2013/Debian

How can I make fc package work with TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) on ubuntu ? In fact I want to use African fonts and I found this document. Can somebody tell me how to install this fc package ...
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slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN [duplicate]

I am using Mac OSX and when compiling using TeXShop I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found. I have downloaded slashbox.zip from CTAN and placed it in my ~/Applications/Tex ...
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Is there a (tikz) package that supports flowcharts according to ISO 5807?

I wonder if there is a package that fully supports the flowchart symbols defined in ISO 5807:1985 (or at least a hugh amount of them)? I just found the tikz flowchart package from Adrian P. Robson. ...
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Where is the documentation for the current textcomp package?

If I Google for "latex textcomp documentation", the most relevant hit is the CTAN textcomp page, which says: Note that the pack­age has been adopted as part of the LATEX dis­tri­bu­tion; the ...
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Texstudio quick start wizard options managing

My aim was to add some language packages to the quick start wizard. Thus I cliqued the plus symbol of the 'other options' option. Then I was asked to type in this new option: Thinking that it was ...
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tracklang.sty missing in miktex

I use Miktex 2.9.5105 32bit with Texmaker or TechnicCenter and with both of these programms I get an error while compiling: ! LaTeX Error: File `tracklang.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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Latex in Mac does not recognise certain packages

I installed MacTex, Tex Live utility and I edite in TexMaker. The thing is that I installed many packages through Tex Live (almost all of them), and when I use some of them such as: ...
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Loading order in .sty file [closed]

With help from egreg, I have the following collection of packages and macros in the file standardopsaetning.sty: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[2014/05/01] \ProvidesPackage{standardopsaetning}[2015/01/04 ...
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Why is undertilde.sty not found?

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{undertilde} \begin{document} $\utilde{x}$ \end{document} Whenever I am trying to compile it with Kile, shows the error: ...
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using IJNME Latex class file

I am trying to prepare a manuscript in Latex using IJNME class file. I have trouble compiling it. I cannot run their example tex file that is in their site under author's guideline. When I am trying ...
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LaTeX Error: Option clash for package inputenc!

I'm getting this problem and I can't find a fix for it. Tried searching but still couldn't find a solution. Here's how the file begins: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass{llncs} ...
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How to install a package written by myself? [duplicate]

I have a question. How can I install a package written by myself with MikTeX? I first made a .txt file than I wrote my package (code) in there. Then I renamed the .txt file to .sty . What should I do ...
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How do I highlight a block of source code in LaTeX?

I have many blocks of source code in my document (each of them is at least 40 lines). I would like to format parts of these code blocks, preferably with some annotations on the right. I was thinking ...
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Can I disable \RequirePackage without modifying a document style?

I have a custom (provided by someone else, not in latex repos) document style that loads flafter package in its style definition by unconditional \RequirePackage{flafter}. I want to use this style, ...
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Tikz library math

Following the answer of this question I tried to run the code proposed by Mark in the third "code window". What I obtain is: I can't find file `tikzlibrarymath.code.tex' Runninig the terminal ...
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A question about using a \renewcommand to adapt a package

This article is a sub-question of: Cross-referencing on two kinds of end-footnotes (separated and with different coloured numbers) Hi, I am trying to adapt a package called parnotes (which can be ...
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Using KOMA-Script packages with other classes

When speaking of KOMA-Script most people will refer to its classes scrbook, scrreprt, scrartcl and perhaps scrlttr2. But not everyone will know, that part of the bundle are also some packages, that ...
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Which package is using \includegraphics?

Which package is using \includegraphics? I have a issue in my installation package, I need to know which package is using \includegraphics. The issue is picture showing like a DOT . If we zoom ...
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Are tickz and pstricks in conflict? [duplicate]

I do not know why, but it seem that the tikz and pstriks packages are in conflict. Using both \usepackage{tikz} \uspepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{pstricks} When compiling, it returns me the ...
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Documenting on code revisions

I have made modifications to a few files of a C++ program. I would like to document on these changes in a nice LaTeX report, by showing exactly what I modified and explaining why I did so. Since ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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Drivers other than pdftex.def not supported, epstopdf problem? [closed]

I get this error when using Quick Build (pdfLatex + view pdf) File /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty Type Warning Line line 1 Message ...
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“blindtext.sty not found” What does this mean?

I am trying to compile a document in which this error is popping up File blindtext.sty not found. \usepackage. What does this mean and how to get rid of this? For example : ...