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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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How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
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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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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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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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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content?

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to compose poetry with LaTeX

Well I have a very long poem (IX parts in 630 lines) and I want to format it with LaTeX. I know there is an environment called verse for this kind of task. But this is not a short verse, it a whole ...
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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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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 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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Package for Service Value Networks (or something close)

I would like to draw several Service Value 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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ProvidesPackage and usepackage

I have seen papers containing a command \ProvidesPackage. Is it different than \usepackage? What is the difference between \ProvidesPackage and \usepackage?
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Expression-oriented pseudo code

I'm looking for a package that lets me write pseudocode in an expression-oriented way. Expression-oriented is a programming style that heavily uses expressions, as opposed to statements. Functional ...
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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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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 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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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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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. ...
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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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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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LaTeX Error: File `mstyle.sty' not found. [\selectlanguage]

I am trying to compile a template that I have received but I am having problems : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{mstyle} \selectlanguage{english} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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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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Problem with adjusting the width of even pages in a two sided document wifh changepage package

I am using changepage package to locally control the text margins of a twosided document. An example of what I am actually doing is the following: \documentclass[twoside]{article} ...
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amsmath package clash

Just this afternoon I seem to have a package clash that resulted in all my equation numbers disappearing. I seem to have resolved the issue by putting \usepackage{amsmath} at the top of the preamble ...
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Cannot find dvipng.sty but MikTeX installed package

I am trying to use Iguanatex, but the program cannot access dvipng. According to the MikTeX package manager, mixtex-dvipng-bin-2.9 has been installed and I see dvipng.exe in the MikTeX 2.9 ...
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Is there an \xlongsim? (similar to \xlongequal{textext})

One can use the extra arrows package to write e.g. \xlongequal{\text{a long text...}} then the result is that the equal sign is stretched so that the text above it fits on it. Is there a similar thing ...
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How to use a font installed from `getnonfreefonts`?

One sometimes cannot choose the font one has to write with. So I'm having troubles with uarial's installation. From the very begining, the following code given in this accepted answer, doesn't work ...