Why if I want to use eskd or eskdx packages does TeXStudio show me an error message: "not found eskd.sty"?

I installed MacTeX and TeXStudio with default settings, and moved project from PC. But when I added \usepackage{eskd}, TeXStudio showed me the error message?

My project compiled without errors before I added this string. What am I doing wrong?

  • 1
    @cfr: In the TeX Catalogue on Line, they're both mentioned as included?!
    – Bernard
    Jun 11, 2016 at 21:44
  • @Bernard So it does. However, there is no eskdx.sty in either TeX Live or CTAN as far as I can tell. Not sure about eskd.sty.
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2016 at 21:50
  • 1
    There is an eskd.cls. Have you tried \documentclass{eskd}?
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2016 at 21:53
  • Welcome! I deleted my initial Welcome! because it was followed by an erroneous conjecture, as noted by @Bernard.
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:00

1 Answer 1


Unfortunately, TeX terminology uses 'package' in 2 senses.

  1. A package is a collection of one or more files distributed together. These are packages in the CTAN / TeX Live sense. In this sense, a package may include several files with various names for various purposes. The package may or may not be designed for or usable with the LaTeX format.

  2. A package is a LaTeX style which is designed to provide a particular group of functions or to change particular aspects of a document's appearance. A package is loaded with \usepackage{<package name>} which reads the corresponding <package name>.sty.

The problem in this case is that eskd and eskdx are packages in the first sense but not the second. So neither \usepackage{eskd} nor \usepackage{eskdx} will work.

eskd provides a class rather than a LaTeX package. To use it, you would start your document with


eskdx provides a number of different LaTeX packages. If you need to use these, I suggest taking a look at the manual to see how they should be loaded and used.

  • I've taken a look at their ‘test’ folder on CTAN, ant it seems the general class should be eskdtext. If the O.P. reads Russian (which I don't), he/she should take a look at the documentation.
    – Bernard
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:08
  • @Bernard You mean for eskdx? eskd definitely provides eskd.cls.
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:16
  • @Bernard eskdx also provides eskdgraph.cls and eskdtab.cls.
    – cfr
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:17
  • Yes, for eskdx (the other one is not in MiKTeX). For the other classes, that's why I wrote ‘ the general class’. For me it's a weird organisation, and it would be better to take a look (at least) at the documentation.
    – Bernard
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:18
  • Ok, in documentation for eskd, esdk - is a class. Used: document[]{eskd}. Thx for answers!
    – user107841
    Jun 11, 2016 at 22:19

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .