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Is there a document class or package specifically for drafting United States legal documents?

I recently drafted a non-disclosure agreement in TeX using the document class article. I liked doing this a lot and I intend to continue doing my legal paperwork in TeX. Do document classes or ...
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Is there a package manager that works directly with CTAN (or local TDS structures)?

Almost out of sheer frustration, I'm on the verge of writing a Python script that will automate the install of both local TDS packages and those retrieved automatically from CTAN, without regard to ...
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Difference between morewrites and scrwfile

I have tested morewrites and scrwfile in my template which uses so many writes that without loading any of those packages I would run into the no room for new \write problem. I find that with ...
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Any online available depiction(s) of LaTeX packages hierarchy?

Here often we see statements You don't need to load PGF because TikZ loads it, or don't load TikZ because PGFplots already does that.... I wonder if: Is there a tree diagram listing all these ...
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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting faciliies but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...
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Unable to connect to repository in MiKTeX 2.9

In MiKTeX 2.9 Package manager, when I'm trying to synchronize it writes me a message: "The remote package repository is not online...", but I'know server is online (I can use FTP to download packages ...
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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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Are there any packages providing collections of title pages?

I'm looking for a way to easily experiment with different title page styles, without having to design them myself. Something similar to what ms word offers.
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Are there any packages for knitting?

So I showed my girlfriend the braids package, and she asked if their are any packages for knitting patterns. I couldn't find any on ctan with a quick search, so I thought I'd ask here. Are their any ...
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svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How make formulas in the PDF not selectable?

Mathematical formulas in a PDF from LaTex generate lots of noise while reading it with Text-to-speech software. This is why I would like find a way to make all the set of symbols inside the formulas ...
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Is it possible to make slideshow with u3d files in a beamer template?

I'm just interested if there is a technical way to merge between animate package and movie15 package in order to get an interactive 3D slideshow (like that shown below in the link) with full features ...
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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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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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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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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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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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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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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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Lyx how to call a local .sty file

I created a .sty file that I used locally with a tex file. I mean that I put the tex and the styfile on the same folder (in my documents) and call the styfile as a \usepackage{mycustomstyfile} ...
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Package for Service Networks (or something close)

I would like to draw several Service Networks and I am looking for a package to help me do so. Does anybody have an idea what package I could use?
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Typesetting with “odd-shaped” margins

I am considering a poster presentation that I would like to design using nonstandard margin shapes. Current standard essentially puts elements inside a rectangle determined by page size, header and ...
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How to access package internal values?

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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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Installation of LaTeX package: fetch external resources

I am writing a LaTeX class and aim to bundle it as .dtx. My problem is that the class uses graphics that are available for download on the internet, but the license doesn't allow me to spread them ...
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babel with greek makes MikTeX run forever

The command \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} makes MikTeX 2.9 run forever. OS Windows 7 The output is This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) entering extended mode ...
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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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scrbook.cls missing even though koma-script is installed

i'm writing my master's thesis with texmaker and miktex. everything worked fine since two days ago. every time when i want to generate my tex-file the package-installation window pops up telling me ...
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How to create this kind of slides in LaTeX ? ( commonly used by physicists)

Here is one example of these slides (in spanish): http://www.ugr.es/~jillana/SR/trans9.pdf Someone give me a clue about the style that is used to make these slides? Thanks.
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Identifying a template for a scientific paper

I recently found this paper and I very much like the layout. Before contacting the author or trying to roll my own, does anyone know whether this is a publicly-available package? The ...
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LaTeX Error: File `kbordermatrix.sty' not found

I have the code for a transition matrix that compiles fine with a desktop editor like TeXstudio, however fails to compile in cloud-based LaTeX editors like ShareLaTeX or Overleaf: ...
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vizualisation of package dependencies

According to the solution of Heiko (How to design a command inquiring internally required packages?) I would like to have one additional file to be written... It should have the form Headerlines ...
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todonotes crashes because too many on list

I am been using the package \usepackage{todonotes} but have ran into a problem with the \listoftodos.. My list has become above one page, and it seems to to not compile when it goes above this ...
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Caption Package Causing Errors

Consider the following MWE, named scratchTex.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \end{document} When I enter the command pdflatex scratchTex.tex, I get LaTeX ...
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tikz cd: ! I can't find file `librarycd.code.tex'

The cd package for tikz seems to be failing, or missing. I am using Kile in Ubuntu 10.4, and I installed all the tikz-related packages my package manager could find. MWE: ...
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Template/package for preparing notes for a blackboard talk?

Sometimes I like to TeX up my notes for a blackboard talk (which I will print out and bring to my talk, not to distribute, but just for my own reference). However the default classes like article are ...
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LaTeX package problems - new user

I only installed LaTeX just over 3 weeks ago and I've written about 20 pages of Maths coursework. I have a bit of an issue with arrays - I am trying to use something like dcases to show a piecewise ...
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Update tcolorbox package on Debian

I am running Debian and I have installed tex-live successfully. I really need to upgrade my current version of tcolorbox, which is 1.30 to the latest. I have downloaded the zip file but I have no idea ...
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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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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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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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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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package keyval error: current slide undefined

I'm trying to prepare a presentation using latex but it gives an error: "package keyval error: current slide undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation.Type H for ...
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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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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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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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Problem referencing/labeling while using the subfiles package

I have a problem using labels together with the subfiles package. When I'm writing in one section and I try to reference to different section (or for that matter anything within that section) I get an ...
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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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Problem with concmath package

I'm trying to use the concmath package (along with T1 fontec package) but the resulting text looks jagged and not vector-like, but I have seen some documents using this font that look vector-like. ...