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Idea borrowed from Hendrik Vogt:


[Welcome to TeX.SE](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1436).


It would be helpful if you composed a fully compilable [MWE](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228) including `\documentclass` and the appropriate packages that sets up the problem.

While solving problems can be fun, setting them up is not. Then, those trying to help can simply cut and paste your MWE and get started on solving the problem.


It is always best to compose a fully compilable [MWE](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228) that illustrates the problem including the `\documentclass` and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it.

This will also serve as a test case and ensure that the solution actually works for you.

That way those trying to help can focus on the solution as opposed to setting up the problem test case.


While code snippets are useful in explanations, it is always best to compose a fully compilable [MWE](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228) that illustrates the problem including the `\documentclass` and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it.

This is especially important for `tikz` as there are numerous libraries.

In this case it will actually help to ensure that the solution actually solves your specific problem.

Personally, I have often solved my own problems in the process of reducing the amount of code actually required to reproduce the problem.


A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they're marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (`{}`).

I took the liberty to format your post a little. See [this link for more details on available formatting](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/editing-help).


Saying it "does not work" does not provide any useful information with which anyone can provide you with any help. I'd suggest you post a new question and include a fully compilable [MWE](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228) including `\documentclass` and the appropriate packages that sets up the problem. If your case does not even compile, then ensure that it compiles if that one line is commented. While solving problems can be fun, setting them up is not. Then, those trying to help can simply cut and paste your MWE and get started on solving the problem.


If the solution worked for you please see [How do you accept an answer?](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1852/how-do-you-accept-an-answer) and perhaps [How does accepting an answer work?](http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5234/how-does-accepting-an-answer-work).


Please see [why should the `minimal` class be avoided?](http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/42114/why-should-the-minimal-class-be-avoided).


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comment Help drawing vectors in a PGFplots axis environment using calculated coordinates and \draw
While code snippets are useful in explanations, it is always best to compose a fully compilable MWE that illustrates the problem including the \documentclass and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it.
Dec
11
comment Problem with defining own sectioning with color gradient
@AdrianPfeifle: I suspect that one of your pacakges must be out of date. I'd suggest you add \listfiles just before \begin{document} and add the package versions to your question so we can determine the package that is responsible. Alternatively, update to TeXLive2014.
Dec
11
comment Including and understanding package CoverPage
@algosig: Please refer to the documentation: added a link to it in the answer.
Dec
11
revised Including and understanding package CoverPage
added link to documentation
Dec
11
answered Including and understanding package CoverPage
Dec
11
revised TikZ node as character in text
note about crossing page boundary
Dec
10
answered Evaluation Symbol: Consistent Implementation
Dec
10
comment Which package to use to create a size like blank presentation
Swiss12000: I think @Fran's answer covers that.
Dec
10
revised TikZ node as character in text
corrected minor typos
Dec
10
answered TikZ node as character in text
Dec
8
comment Managing multiple tex files using \include and ../
I have used the solution where each file is at the same level of hierarchy (as you propose with main/main.tex structure) with the standalone package and works great. Please update the question with why this did not work for you or what error message you encountered.
Dec
8
comment Moving a tick mark horizontally
@Adelyn: As that is totally unrelated to this question, please post a new question. That way it will be helpful to a larger audience.
Dec
8
comment How best to differentiate questions and answers in a document without compromising on typesetting and readability?
@PacificOrion: I think you need to look into the resume option from the enumitem package, but I think this really should be a separate question.
Dec
7
answered Skip line numbers and resume from specific number
Dec
6
revised Make use of makebox in custom environment
solutions for text wider than \textwidth
Dec
6
comment Make use of makebox in custom environment
@jon: I though the OP meant as large as \textwidth. But have revised solution to also allow for longer text.
Dec
6
revised Calculations in TikZ for iterative procedure
corrected text based on Paul Gaborit's comment
Dec
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comment Calculations in TikZ for iterative procedure
@PaulGaborit: Ah yes, that explains it. Thanks for clarifying.
Dec
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revised Make use of makebox in custom environment
added noindent & CenteredEnvironment
Dec
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revised Make use of makebox in custom environment
added noindent