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Package(s) for traffic signs

I am looking for package(s) that include traffic signs as symbols; I would appreciate if you could let me know if you are familiar with any.
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How to change PGF from 2.1 to 3.0?

I am using TexLive 2011. Although I have downloaded PGF 3.0 and put it into the folder texmf but the \ pgfversion always result in 2.1.How to change PGF from 2.1 to 3.0?
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Package responsible for syllable division

In my text I do have some lines with words including syllable divisions. I would like to avoid searching for the responsible package by commenting them out individually as this surely leads to error ...
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How can I use a LaTeX .sty file to get output from a Python file?

I'm currently working on a package that supposedly takes the output of a function in a Python script, and adds it to the PDF. For example, one function may scrape data from a website automatically, so ...
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Which package is needed to achieve this LaTeX output?

I've recently read a maths paper (outside of my area of study, economics) and it seems to use a font and/or style which I am unfamiliar with. I do not have access to the .tex or .cls file for this ...
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Spell check package for writeLaTeX.com

I use writeLaTeX to create my Tex documents. It's great, it has a dynamic preview which works much better than any other latex software I have seen, and as your files are saved online so you can ...
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Tex, extra, Latex packages

Am new to latex and am experiencing problems increasing the font size. I need a 14pt but latex has a maximum of 12. I have installed extra packages, but an error keeps showing up exaarticle.sty not ...
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How can I fix a “*.sty not found” error in Lyx, when it works in pdflatex?

I've just installed a gantt chart package, which I'm trying to use it in LyX. I attempted to use the first minimal example, but this failed in LyX with LaTeX Error: File 'forloop.sty' not found. ...
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MiKTeX: file .sty not found [closed]

I am trying to compile (on a Windows machine with TeXworks and MiKTeX 2.8) a TeX file which needs the package circuitikz. Unfortunately I get the error: the required file ...
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Problem with 'shrink'

I have a very basic problem. When I use shrink command I receive an error page as below. Here is my code % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> ...
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print a receipt

Is there a package to generate a receipt which has following information. Header with a company name , date , receipt number which should be automatically generated and text saying - Received Xx ...
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how to insert a hyperlink to cite the author's name/year

I have been struggling to provide a hyperlink to the author's name and year I have used in my bibliography file (doc.bib). Does anyone have a MWE to provide in this case or let me know what I am doing ...
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Which packages do I need? (Graph already created )

I have created a simple graph thanks to a tutorial. The graph itself works and compiles if I just use the packages the tutorial said and it compiles perfectly, but when I add the graph to my latex ...
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How to handle log data within documents (articles)?

I have to add the log-output of a program to the appendix of my article. A verbatim-block was my first choice, but the single lines are to long (far more than 80 characters) and therefore the lines ...
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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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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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Mathtools.sty not found 'latex error' [duplicate]

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter to compose and execute my LaTeX file(s) on Windows 8. When compiling, my code has this error: Mathtools.sty not found What should I do? How can I add this ...
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Outputting/typesetting the names of (first-level) packages used in a document?

Consider this MWE, test-0.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} % tlmgr install filecontents \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{filecontents}{test-1.tex} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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the calc package doesn't compute the correct value

I get an unexpected result using the calc package. I simply try to multiply the real value '10.01' by the entire value '10000' and to store the result in a counter. But the returned value is not the ...
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Removing the step numbering from cuisine package

I would like to remove the step number from the cuisine package. That is the 1 that appears in the left side of the ingredients in the following code: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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how to have an easily transferable LaTeX environment? [duplicate]

I've installed a number of sty TeX packages in my machine (under /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/). I also have a number of LaTeX documents (tex files) in a github repository which I would like to be able ...
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Issue with psgo.sty when using it in Spanish

I've been working with psgo.sty (it allows to draw nice Go diagrams). Go diagrams are "enumerated" on the vertical axis with letters from A to T (Go is played on a 19x19 board, and I is omitted ...
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how to manually add .sty file (to texlive in ubuntu)? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu texlive (+ editor: texmaker). What happened to me was: I upgraded OS from 12.04 to 14.04. My Homework tamplate which compiles fine in 12.04, no longer compiles now, with the ...
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Print a macro I created in a package

Based on the answer I received to Print a short title in the header, I've created the macro \handoutheader in a .sty file I use as the template for my conference presentations. ...
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How to typeset subquestions and the corresponding answers

I would like to typeset exercises with subquestions so that in the code I have an answer immediately following each subquestion, but in the output all the answers will be in the end. Also I want both ...
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Cannot find amsmath amstools package even though the doc used to compile

This is from a document that used to compile. I want to use it as a template as it was a really good template. However when I press compile it says that it cannot find the amsmath or amstools ...
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Preparing true/false questions with exam class

I use the exam document class to prepare my question papers. While it may have some limitations compared to the similar others available, it has nicely fulfilled my purpose so far. Now, I need to ...
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How to install the package font awesome? [duplicate]

How to install the package font awesome in MiXTeX (Windows)?
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How can I add this figure below in my latex file?

I have this image that I want to add in my latex file: Here is my MWE: \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amssymb,amsthm} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{;}{,}{,} \usepackage{xr-hyper} ...
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Adding underbrace on $\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right$

I am trying to add underbrace to $\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right$. I have \underbrace{\left(\frac{dB}{dA}\right)^2\right}_\text{(-)}. However, LaTeX is giving me an error. Do I have to install a ...
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Passing language parameter to \RequirePackage through \documentclass

I've written my own CV class and set it up so all packages are required in the .cls file and the .tex file only uses \documentclass. I would like to keep it this way but still be able to select ...
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siamltex1213 package TITLE

I am using Siamltex1213. The title it produces is capitalised. Can one force parts of the title text to be written in Lowercase letters?
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Installation of CSP package [duplicate]

How to install the package CSP, in mac OS? I have the file csp.sty but I don't know where I have to put it in the right path. Thanks,
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Declare package options and loading packages leads to “options section” error

I'm trying to create a package with some options. However, whenever I declare options and load other packages, I receive the following error: LaTeX Error: \RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options ...
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How to get a list of the filenames of the figures embedded in a document

I have a TeX document that is embedding a huge amount of figures from a fig folder that is full of another humongous amount of other figures. I would like to move the document along with its figures, ...
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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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Multimedia package on Windows

Why does the multimedia package not work on Windows 7 properly? I am not able include videos, nor sound files.
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How to check if a macro from <some package> is used in a document?

I was interested in some method to check if any macro from some package is used into a .tex file. So, for example I would like to specify a package (say it's fontawesome) then point to a .tex file ...
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Switching language within alltt environment in xelatex

How can one use more than one language in XeLaTeX within the \alltt environment? I have to issues doing this using babel and compiling with pdfLaTeX \documentclass{article} ...
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Missing *.sty files when running \tikzexternalize[mode=list and make]

Having recently discovered the use of the tikzexternalize library, I decided to multithread the compilation of my tikz images using the method suggested in this thread: 1. However, I am having issues ...
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Including both XML code and Java code in a document using lstlisting package

I am writing a document which has both java and xml codes, I managed to highlight my java code but unfortunately I was unable to do the same with xml, so far I have tried more than one way either by ...
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MiKTeX package management

When I first installed MiKTeX and started using it, I had to install a bunch of extra package that had been included in my .tex. I did this by using the MPM, etc. Now I'm about to uninstall MiKTeX ...
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Loading a package as an option in a personal style file?

I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but all my reading has just got me more confused. Anyway, I'm trying to create a little style file containing all my personal definitions and ...
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Shortening text height across chapter to fill last page

We all know the problem of having a chapter that is just too large to fill the last page conveniently, leaving one or two (or three) lines at the top of the last page. Besides attempting feats of ...
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Include siunitx package in subdirectory

I am creating a TeX project that uses the siunitx package. I would like to be able to place the siunitx package in a subdirectory, to simplify folder structure and to allow me to easily transfer this ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mathtools.sty' not found. Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I just ...
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Alignment of text is not proper in APA style 6 package

I just started using LaTex for my research work. I am using APA6 style package, but when i am producing output is not properly aligned. I am mentioning below LaTex command i am using. ...
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What is the use case for the ucs package?

The ucs package (formerly aliased to unicode), provides support for Unicode as a input format, as I understand it. Under what circumstances should I be using that package, and unicode symbols? to my ...
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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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Is there an EASY step by step guide to installing packages?

Im trying to install a package, the one called "mathtools". I am using MikTeX and Texmaker, and the Package Manager does not work, so i need to do it manually. I have downloaded a folder from CTAN ...