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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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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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Install package svg.sty

I am using Kile to write latex documents. I want to include .svg picture in my document. After including \usepackage{svg} and compiling my document into pdf, I have an error: "File 'svg.sty' ...
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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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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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Installing pfgornament?

Note: I have already searched through this site on how to do this but a lot of the things explained make little to no sense to me, I am a novice at this stuff so I was wondering if could get a little ...
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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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Cannot import .sty latex. CustomThesis.sty file not found

I am trying to use the solution here Converting sty and bst files to lyx layout in order to import the sty files defined for the document type I need to write. I am actually writing my thesis. The ...
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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 : ...
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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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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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What are some useful packages in lyx for writing thesis?

Useful packages and how to use them.
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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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Any tool to improve contrast of study materials?

I see many slides of my study materials which are done by WYSIWYG and colored with many colours to improve the contrast. To improve contrast with colors, I think is not necessarily the best way to go. ...
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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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LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found

I got this error when compiling: "" ! LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: "" It was alright, ...
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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 ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package

I'm writing a program in TexStudio which includes an algorithm/pseudocode. I used the second post here to help write the pseudocode. After installing the following packages: \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Termination of instance in {pgf-umlsd}?

is it possible to a draws a cross at the current position to indicate termination of a call in a sequence diagram using {pgf-umlsd}. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{epsfig} ...
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Error when trying to load the array package

I am writing my thesis paper in Math and I really need to use the array package. But when I wrote \usepackage{array} an error occurred. It says "pdflatex> ! Emergency stop." What should be the ...