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How can I fix a “*.sty not found” error in Lyx, when it works in pdflatex?

I've just installed a gantt chart package, which I'm trying to use it in LyX. I attempted to use the first minimal example, but this failed in LyX with LaTeX Error: File 'forloop.sty' not found. ...
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Put text into small parts of a picture

I have used the \multiput command to create a for example 4 by 4 table: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}‎ ‎\usepackage{graphicx} % inserting images‎‎ ‎\begin{document}‎‎‎‎ ‎‎ ...
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How can I add lots of authors (8 or so) without overfilling the area?

I am writing a document for a group project and I obviously want to include everyone who was worked on this documentation but I'm not sure how I should properly add so many authors to one LaTeX ...
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How to make nested fractions bigger? [duplicate]

I have a nested fraction on the right-hand side of an equation. I use the LaTeX code as follows to produce the equation: \begin{equation} \frac{1}{T_{ex}} = ...
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pdfLaTeX problems with figures in Arabi package (Farsi)

I have searched the site with different keywords regarding the aforementioned problem and it seems that I am the first guy with this problem. I am new to Arabi package. I will use it to typeset Farsi ...
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Attaching files using plain TeX (pdfTeX)

I am currently in the process of writing a document using plain TeX and would like to be able to attach other relevant files to the resulting pdf. I have experience using the attachfile, attachfile2 ...
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\foreach with \newcommand how to use them together?

What I want to do is to shorten this \newcommand with a \foreach since this is just a very little part of what I will use. \newcommand{\CC}{{\mathbb C}} % the set of complex numbers ...
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pdflatex path problem

I am having a problem running pdflatex on the command line. When I install a new package using tlmgr it puts things in the the directory /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ which is fine. ...
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hyperref bookmarksnumbered prefix or suffix

Is there a way to modify the bookmarksnumbered option of hyperref to add a prefix and/or suffix to the section numbers? The option currently changes the bookmark 'Introduction' to '1 Introduction', ...
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OS X Yosemite and LatTeXTools: forward search not working

First of all: I know there is a problem about Yosemite and LatTeXTools, but my problem is not about that. The problem is simple: forward search is not working anymore between ST2 or ST3 and ...
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How to find an error in a huge file?

I have this file which was produced by Lyx and it wouldn't compile, not in LyX nor in pdflatex. The error message is: $ pdflatex QFT2_Summary.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 ...
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Devanagari characters and pdflalitex

Running TexLive (most recent version) with local install at ~/texlive on Fedora 20. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \renewcommand*{\rmdefault}{\sfdefault} ...
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Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...
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Sudden No SyncTex Data available in TexWorks

While I was typesetting my document, the SyncTex function stopped to work. I use pdfLaTex. After having performed several search, I understand that I have to include the $synctexoption in the ...
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How to change text arrangement on page

Currently I'm using pdflatex to print content on page with width of 6 in and height of 9 in. It's printing in standard print orientation as mentioned in the diagram below "Current Printing format". ...
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How to use \include with \tableofcontents in memoir class

I have a document using the memoir class in which I have broken up the chapters using \include. Inside those chapters, I use the \chapter{...} command, which prints the chapter at the correct place. ...
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the calc package doesn't compute the correct value

I get an unexpected result using the calc package. I simply try to multiply the real value '10.01' by the entire value '10000' and to store the result in a counter. But the returned value is not the ...
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\usepackage[utf8]{vietnam} leads to error: Argument of \UTFviii@three@octets has an extra }

I have a problem with \usepackage[UTF8]{vietnam}. \documentclass[clock,fragile]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts, mathrsfs,bm,mathpazo} %\usepackage{amsfonts,fouriernc} ...
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\newcommand Error Either Way [closed]

I have two documents, both starting with \documentclass{article} \usepackage{Macros} \begin{document} where Macros is my own style file. There are no other packages or definitions in either of the ...
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Linebreak in newcommand and reference to hyperref

I try to define the name of a document and to use this name in hyperref resp. as the file's properties etc., but for some reason the pdftitle and the pdfkeyowrd option seem to clash with the line ...
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pdflatex is complaining about EPS files, but actually won't display any image at all

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document in OSX with pdflatex (via Sublime 2 and the LatexTools package). All of my figures are EPS files. I found several suggestions for integrating my figures into ...
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How to import metapost to .tex properly and how to do it without importing

I have read several questions related to metapost and latex here on TEX SE, but I still cannot solve my own problem. So it is a very basic problem. I am trying to include a metapost graphic in my ...
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The text in pdf is not smooth [duplicate]

I am using TeXstudio to edit Latex and create pdf files. The text is not smooth in the pdf files created by TeXstudio in my computer. When I zoom in, it will be But if I use my friend's computer to ...
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Getting pictures from TikZiT to LaTeX and seeing them in PDF format

I'm using TikZiT(see link) to draw graphs with nods and edges. How to translate that picture to pdf version of my LaTeX document if possible. There is a code below picture in TikZiT which I copy ...
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Substituting fonts without changes to the source

For code snippets in documents, I prefer Bitstream Courier 10 Pitch, which is darker than the usual Monotype/Linotype Couriers. Using fontspec, I say: \setmonofont[Scale=0.92]{Courier 10 Pitch} ...
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Unexpected result when converting image from DVI to EPS

This question follows on from a prior question but is separate and can stand alone. The prior question is at pst-plot graph offset on page when graph has non-zero origin. This question is related to ...
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No replacement of temporary labels by chemnum in a chemical sheme

I tried to replace the temporary labels TMP1, TMP2 and TMP3 in an .eps file made with ChemDraw using the chemnum package, so to get an automatic numbering of the compounds, but this did not work for ...
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Multiline equation in cases with special symbols

\begin{equation*} $\theta$ = \begin{cases} $\eta$ & \text{$\widehat{P} \textless \bar{P}$}\\ $\eta$ & \text{$\widehat{P} \textgreater \bar{P}$} \end{cases} \label{eq: ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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PDFs want to scale down

I'm not sure if this is a TeX related question at all or rather a general problem with Adobe reader, or Windows, or printer drivers, or whatever else is involved. When I create PDF files with ...
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Strange behaviour of \@ command [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xpunctuate} \DeclareRobustCommand\eg{e.g\xperiod} %% Standard Conditions symbol \providecommand\barcirc{\mathpalette\@barred\circ}% ...
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Mix characters from various fonts (in text mode)

I'm using classico as my everyday font, together with \usepackage[EULERGREEK]{sansmath}\sansmath when there are formulas. My problem is: I don't like the shape of the "equals" sign of classico. I ...
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sh: pdflatex: command not found

I am using TexShop Version 3.42 (3.42)on Mac OS X Lion. After un upgrade of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5., I cannot read my Latex files with Texshop anymore. The warning is : "sh: pdflatex: command not ...
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Unknown TikZ/pgfplots error with external

I am trying to compile a large document (PhD thesis) and I have no problems compiling without using external, but as soon as I enable that feature, it has problems. So far I haven't found the answer ...
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mintinline command not compiling with pdflatex

Whenever I try to use the mintinline command in a source file and then compile that file with pdflatex, I get an error. Minimum example to show the error is provided below: \documentclass{book} ...
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Is there a platform-independent way of specifying page dimensions in TeX?

This is partially a follow-up to this question since the answer mentioned tex as executing the "original Knuth TeX". So far, I have seen that the following will work in TeX, but is ignored by ...
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Is it possible to conditionally execute statements based on the translating engine, within Plain TeX?

Note that this question is about Plain TeX, not LaTeX. Consider the following example. \pdfpagewidth 8.5 in \pdfpageheight 11 in foobar \bye Under pdftex, this will work fine. However, this will ...
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bad generators of keys in a particular bst style

I have the following the .tex file: \documentclass{article}[10pt] \usepackage{jucs2e} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} \title{Title} \maketitle cite~\cite{EnviroTrack} \bibliographystyle{jucs} ...
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How to use more than one color in the headrule using package fancyhdr

I would like to create some headrules with more than one color inside. The problem is that I get the following warning in the log : pdfTeX warning: pdflatex: pop empty color page stack 0 The ...
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Where can I find a list of supported fonts in Bulgarian, along with examples

I am using pdflatex to write the rules of a simple game. The game is in Bulgarian. Here is the relevant part of the preamble: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside,openany]{article} ...
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Which constructs would cause a long compile time in a Document?

I have a friend which writes a rather long document. By now he has about 130 (PDF) Pages. He uses TexWorks on Windows and his document takes sometimes up to 2 - 3 minutes until it is compiled. I'm ...
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Bookmarks linked to incorrect page

I have a document that looks exactly like I want but the bookmarks link to the wrong spot. This MWE is long because if I hacked it down too much I couldn't replicate the issue. Unfortunately, I ...
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Have auto-pst-pdf and pstool merged?

auto-pst-pdf can handle pstricks and psfrag in addition to .eps files when run with pdflatex. It is however slow since in each run it processes all files, even those that have been processes before ...
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How would I add some small text on a category line?

How would I add some small gray text on the right side of the selected projects line? I would want the text to be on the line, smaller font, and gray. I tried using /tiny but couldn't find a way to ...
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Two Latex installations on the same ubuntu system

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with a basic TeX installation. I use LaTeX a lot and many of my packages don't come with ubuntu TeX installation. It's difficult and time consuming to ...
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How to embed all fonts with pdfLaTeX in combination with pstricks and auto-pst-pdf

The publisher of my thesis asked me to provide a pdf file that meets two conditions: (1) The pdf file must NOT be created with Ghostscript. (2) All fonts must be embedded in the final pdf file. To ...
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png Figures don't work with pdflatex

I'm using pdflatex and it's suddenly refusing to produce .png Figures. They come out as grey squares. The only \usepackage relating to figures is graphicx. It was working fine for a long time. Then I ...
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How to make fractions in powers look good

Quick question. When I type $e^{\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction very small and hard to read. However when I type $e^{\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction way to big. I guess in ...
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Options controlling PDF Output

I came across a line in a LaTeX file reading \pdfoptionsminorversion=6. This changed the minor version of PDF, which I confirmed by looking at the generated PDF. Now, this option doesn't seem to be ...
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dashed or dotted brace or bracket

I need to add a dashed or dotted brace or bracket into an equation. But I didn't found any symbol similar to this (with detexify or The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List). Do you know how it can be ...