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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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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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Chemical compound numbering in pdfLaTeX without `--shell-escape`?

The package chemscheme, included in chemstyle, allows for temporary text "tags" in .eps files to be replaced with designated chemical compound enumerations (A, B, C, ...; 1, 2, 3, ... ; etc.). This ...
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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} \draw[...
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babel and index both redefine \markboth and \markright

I use both the index and babel packages. They both redefine \markboth and \markright. If I include babel before index, the index package warns me about the double redefinition. Code: \documentclass{...
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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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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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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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How to use the “breakcites” package everywhere but in one chapter

I am writing my thesis with the "book" class, using the "breakcites" package. In one chapter, it would actually be more convenient not to have the package. Is there a way to deactivate the package ...
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Custom Chapter Heading

I am writing a book using the book document class. I have used a template I found online to make my chapter headings look like this: I would prefer to add an image to my chapter heading and achieve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 \texmf(...
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Encoding problem with accents and inputenc package

I have this problem, it seems i'm doing something wrong while writing letters with accents like "è", on that line the compiler says: package inputenc Error: unicode char \u8:èun not set up for use. ...
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vim-latex suite doesn't expand packages

Recently I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 (after having too many problems with 16.04) and everything else I need. I used Vim-latex to write, compile and view tex documents, and it was so easy to press F5 ...
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XeLaTeX can't find any packages (PdfLaTeX works)

I'm currently trying to build a document with XeLaTeX because I need it for a template. My OS is Scientific Linux 7.2 and I use texlive + Texstudio as an editor. Now the problem that I have is that ...
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Is there a package which does typeset subscripts automatically upright or provides an easy syntax to do to so?

Some time ago there was a question of how to typeset subscripts automatically upright (Typeset index upright automatically). The answer works, but it seems like a hack. Is there any package out ...
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Accessing UNAVAILABLE packages in Lyx

Will there ever be a quick and simple path to making UNAVAILABLE packages in Lyx available? We've tried all the suggested tips and tricks, all to no avail (literally).
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone knows any “automatic” package to draw graphs of posets (the Hasse diagrams)?

anyone knows any "automatic" package to draw graphs of posets (the Hasse diagrams)? I know TikZ, but I wanted something faster (automatic). Thank you.
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Package babel Error: Unknown language `french' still exists after installing texlive-lang-french

I use a latex template on sharelatex and it works fine. However, I encounter the following issue when building it on my laptop (Ubuntu + Texmarker), ! Package babel Error: Unknown language `french'. ...
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Biblatex causing undefined control sequence error at \begin{document}

I've been having this problem for quite some time now but can't figure it out and it's driving me crazy. I'm new to latex and can't find any already answered question that can help me sort it out, so ...
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Configuring Texmaker for Tex Live

On my Ubuntu machine, I have just downloaded Texmaker and Tex Live. I now want to compile a Latex file which uses the tcolorbox package. From what I have read, this package should come with Tex Live (...
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Problem with the installation of libertinust1math package

I would like to use the Linux Libertine Font for my document; as suggested here I have inserted this 3 code lines in the preamble of the input file \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{libertinust1math}...
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Journal template flushing down logos

I have a journal template that does not compile exactly as the example template. The provided pdf looks like this: Compiling with pdflatex produces this: As you can see the logos and the ...
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tikz text width causes error

What am i doing wrong to have this error in my thesis report ? ./Chapter1.tex:666: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/width', to which you passed '12cm', and I am going to ignore it....