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Gnuplottex fails with 'undefined control sequence' when choosing different font size [duplicate]

I encounter a very strange problem when using gnuplottex on my Win 7 32 bit system with MiKTeX 2.9 - gnuplot 4.6.3 & the latest gnuplottex release: \documentclass[dvips]{minimal} \newcommand{\sz}...
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"! LaTeX Error: Environment table undefined." in minimal documentclass [duplicate]

I was about to put together an MWE for testing pgfplotstable when pdflatex gave me the error: ! LaTeX Error: Environment table undefined. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type ...
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Show bullets in parbix [duplicate]

I am trying to add bullets to each item. However, the itemize isnt showing the bullets. Could someone tell me what the issu is? Also how do I get the item to automatically fill the box and wrap? % ...
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Biblatex Math using ieee-alphabetic style [duplicate]

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[backend=biber,bibstyle=ieee-alphabetic]{biblatex} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{filecontents}{bibliography.bib} @book{tst, ...
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What are the available "documentclass" types and their uses?

Some of the available classes of documents in LaTeX are well known and widely used, such as the article and beamer classes, while others are not so well known, such as the standalone class. I found ...
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Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible

I need to convert my LaTeX documents into PNG. The problem is, I also need the resulting image to be as short as possible (height-wise). I've tried latex followed by dvipng, but the result is always ...
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What is the easiest way to draw a 3D cube with TikZ?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to draw a 3D cube (it's for my UML diagram) with TikZ. Could you please give an example? Like this:
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Creating playing cards using TikZ

I'm creating a card game, specifically a computer science Fluxx variant, and want to generate the cards through *TeX. They should look like this: In some of them I want to put some graphics or ...
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pgfplots: how can I scale to text width?

This question led to a new package: tikzscale When I try to scale a plot with: width=\textwidth there is some horizontal space between the start/end of the plot and the start/end of the margins, ...
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Best typesetting of formula

Consider the following example. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand*\mathsetfont{\mathbf} \newcommand*\DeclareMathSet[1]{% \expandafter\newcommand\csname set#1\endcsname{\...
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How do I develop a complex time line?

I currently have a resume I've made in Illustrator with a time line of my work with academics on the lower part and jobs on the upper section: The trouble with it being in Illustrator of course, is ...
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LaTeX command for unknown symbol

I am trying to type the shown symbol in LaTeX and I am hoping to find a command producing this symbol. This is just a very crude sketch. The three lines are supposed to be equal length with 120 ...
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What is the advantage of using minimal over article when creating a standalone graphic?

What is the advantage of using minimal document class over article document class when creating a standalone graphic? Bonus question: Before I have time to make a test by myself, is there anybody ...
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How do you end with a single quote followed by a double quote?

I have a paragraph as follows: ``This is a quote. `Here is a quote within a quote.''' But the formatting works out to be a double quote (") followed by a single quote (') instead of the other way ...
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How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?

I have the points A(0,0) and B(3, 4), I want a point that is 4/6 of the length of AB and lies on the the same line. How to do this?
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