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How to get a list of valid commands?

I want to dynamically create a list of LaTeX commands that are valid in a particular file based on the packages used so that I can use them for code completion. Does LaTeX provide a method for ...
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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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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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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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Syntax Issues with lstdefinelanguage

I have some issues defining a new language for the lstlisting package. The source code shall look like this in the end: And my latex definition looks like this atm: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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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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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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Authors biography for Inderscience journals

I would like to create a document following the Indersciences templates. The problem is: the authors biographies have to appear in the title page and the top of the second page, but when compiling the ...
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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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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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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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problems with moderncv after update

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd ...
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How to install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX?

I downloaded from "CTAN.org" a package called arabtex. I thought it's going to be a file, like arabtex.sty. But what happened actually was that it was a folder, and I don't know how to install it on ...
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Using the dvi2tty package

I want to convert a .dvi file using dvi2tty but I don't know how. I downloaded the dvi2tty package, which contains only some .tex files and other extensions, and I can't see from where to start. Could ...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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Gnuplottex and Texshop — Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input!

I'm trying to compile the following file using latex and the gnuplottex package. For some reason I'm getting this error, even though I have already enabled shell escape and /usr/local/bin/gnuplot is ...
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XeLaTeX and the changbar package

Does anyone know if there has been an update to changebar or a workaround that will get it to work with XeLaTeX? I found two conversations from years ago about the topic but have not found anything ...
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Using Make to Compile Latex with external packages

I am using make to compile my LaTeX files (make is the REQUIRED tool) and am running in to some trouble when trying to build on a 'fresh' computer. By this I mean the documents contain many ...
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Package for Creating Forms?

I'm looking for a dedicated package that supports typesetting forms. In my imagination it provides different form fields (similar to UI kits) that can be composed in a simple grid. I understand that ...
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Install packages (.sty file) manually on TeXShop?

I'm using TeXShop on my Macbook. After I upgraded my system to El Captain, my TeXshop stopped typesetting. I reinstalled the complete version of MacTex 2015 again. It turned out that a package I used ...
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Automatically download and install packages from CTAN to compile a specific document

While working with some of my co-workers it happens that we have different versions of TeXLive. Because of that, some of them cannot compile my documents due to package missing. A question came to my ...
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Problem in installing package through internet

I have tried to install packages from MiKtex2.9-- maintenance(admin)-- Miktex package manager(admin) but I got an error message: no connection could be made because the target machine actively ...
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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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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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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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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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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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After recent updates, bibtex/texify no longer work with my custom .bst file

I'm using the TeXworks editor, version 0.4.6, with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit. Other people relying on my .bst file started complaining it no longer works. I tested it this morning and it was fine; I then ran ...
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How to make ClassicThesis work?

I'm trying to write a test document in classicthesis, but I think I have a problem with the package. I wrote this \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to update a package?

I am loading in my file .tex \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} but I get this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Alignment options for marginpar

I'm searching for more powerful annotation library than marginpar. In particular, I would like to have the feature to center the annotation vertically in the corresponding paragraph. marginnote seems ...
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Problems with creating latex-frontpages with the University of Coopenhagen package

I have some problems with creating front pages with this custom package (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a15j10rc31hoqyx/AAD9UBXxW1NZgTwShSpdA-Eta?dl=0). I've tried putting both the .sty and the whole ...
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Can i use multiple .sty files

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to use multiple .sty files to declare every specific part in its own file for separation of layout. Or is this not good or not possible? I mean for example: ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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File `mhchem.sty' not found in MikTeX

Does anybody know how I can solve my problem? When I use the codes of \usepackage{} the below error occurs. You can see in the figure Now I want to know how I can solve it and use the codes of ...
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Install emerald package MacTex El Capitan

I am trying to install emerald package on MacTex on os x. The text live utility and the tlmgr cannot find the emerald package. tlmgr install: package emerald not present in repository. I ...
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why usepackage{fancyhdr} does not apply?

I use the package \usepackage{fancyhdr} and then \pagestyle{fancy} but it does not affect my output. Even it does not give error. The code is as follows: \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} ...
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Combining two document classes

I'm finalising a thesis using the Classicthesis template. Also, I need to replace the Abstract included in that template with an abstract my University uses. The problem is that just as ...
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Newcommand within display math mode

I am trying to define a new command in a .sty-file called physics that inserts the definition of a physical quantity in the text. The command looks like this: \newcommand{\defin}[1]{% ...
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.sty file allowing a maximum number of characters/pages before compiling

Is there a way for a .sty file to check for a maximum number of characters or pages in a given section, and stop compiling if this maximum is reached? Would there also be a way to output a warning ...
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Converting .tex to .doc - LaTeX2RTF

As the title says, I've converted an academic paper that I have in TeX that needs to be converted into Word (damn you old-school publishers!). After trying a bunch of programs, I've had the best ...