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I love LaTeX, and I especially enjoy drawing diagrams in tikz.

Here is a stripped down version of my preamble with some of my most used packages:

\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsthm,amsfonts,bm}
\usepackage{array} % for better arrays (eg matrices) in maths
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{float} % To get the placement H for figures
\usepackage{tikz,pgfplots}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning,shapes,shadows,arrows,fit, decorations}
\usepackage[a4paper,top=1.75truecm,bottom=1.75truecm,left=1.75truecm,right=1.75truecm]{geometry}
\usepackage[parfill]{parskip}
\usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref}
\hypersetup{colorlinks=true, pagebackref=page, citecolor=blue, menucolor=red}
\usepackage{natbib} 
\usepackage{hypernat} 

Another package I find really useful but that is not there is standalone.


Dec
9
comment List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
it seems like it could have to do with the internet at uni. When I do it from home it works, when I do using the university internet it doesn't. I subscribed to the list but I will investigate further before asking them a question.
Dec
3
comment List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
Actually, it seems like it isn't working. I will have to contact the person you mentioned.
Nov
26
comment List/table with first column in page margin (right aligned)?
To be honest I don't think a MWE is necessary here. The picture should be enough.
Nov
21
comment List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
@AlanMunn your solution worked. Could you please post is as an answer?
Nov
20
comment List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
@AlanMunn I moved the file to the trash. I need to wait until there are new updates to see if this solution works or not, and when I have an answer I will post here again. Thanks!
Nov
20
comment List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
@Mico that seems to work, thanks. This though seems more like a workaround than a solution. Do you know how I can make TexLive utility work properly again? Any clue as to what the problem might be? I have reinstalled TexLive utility from the dropdown menu but that did not work.
Oct
10
comment Siunitx: alignment, parentheses and font size
@Qrrbrbirlbel I can see it is there, but there are other things in that MWE that are not essential for this to work. I was just noting it for future reference (not because I knew it, but because I tried to incorporate this in a document I am working on and it wasn't working. I spent some time trying to figure it out and wanted to save other people from also wasting time).
Oct
10
comment Siunitx: alignment, parentheses and font size
Without the option [detect-all] when calling the package siunitx, the command \bfseries doesn't work (no error, it just doesn't make it bold).
Jun
27
comment Bibtex error after updating to TeXLive 2013: style file not found
@texenthusiast Thank you
Jun
27
comment Bibtex error after updating to TeXLive 2013: style file not found
@texenthusiast So would you be able to post an answer? For now I saved the style into the same folder as my main file, but if you could also tell me a place I can put this so that it works with all files that would be great.
Jun
27
comment Bibtex error after updating to TeXLive 2013: style file not found
Thanks @texenthusiast , I could not find that using google... Post that as an answer or should I delete the question?
Jun
4
comment Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
I am completely useless when it comes to this more complicated stuff (specifying path, commands to compile, etc). I will ask a question later to see if I get this to work. Also, although tkzedt seems like a better piece of software, it is not made for the mac, so I will probably stick with the other option (tikz-editor) for now. Thanks for the help, I think you have done more than I could ask for!
Jun
4
comment Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
I can't get either option to work. Both say they can't find the command pdflatex :(
Jun
4
comment Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
@HarishKumar Could you post this as an answer?
Feb
13
comment Consistently specify a Function and use it for computation and plotting
Jake, instead of using the \SpecialY construct, I find it easier to just include in the node {(2,{\FunctionF(-1.5)})}. As long as you enclose the \FunctionF() in curly brackets it should compile fine. Any other reason why you use the \SpecialY?
Feb
13
comment Consistently specify a Function and use it for computation and plotting
Don't you hate it when you spend 30 minutes writing up a question only to realise there is another one which gives you exactly what you need?
Jan
23
comment Use caption and long description for figure
The only problem for this is that the small text will be centred, and I prefer it justified. I used the package caption and I quite liked it.
Jan
20
comment Use whizzyTeX with emacs on Windows
Sorry, I deleted my comment. The instructions I had were for the Mac...
Jan
17
comment Justification error in report format
For your code to be a MWE you should exclude all packages that are irrelevant to replicate your problem.
Jan
16
comment How do I print '~' in LaTeX?
Karina, have a look at the question linked by Scott and let us know if it doesn't answer your question. If it does, your question will be closed to keep the place tidy.