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### What are the most popular LaTeX packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What packages do people load by default in LaTeX? As subject. What are the most popular LaTeX packages?
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### List of Best CTAN packages [duplicate]

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I am a new Latex user and I have this question: What are the classes and packages that must exist in a simple Latex file? Books recommendation are so appreciated.
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### What to do to switch to biblatex?

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### Biblatex: submitting to a journal

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### No space following macro without argument [duplicate]

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### What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

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### LaTeX template for a technical reference manual / user guide?

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### Is it possible to have certain words in the document always in bold?

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### How to manually set where a word is split?

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### Differences between SIunits and siunitx packages

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### No room for a new \dimen when including TikZ [duplicate]

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### How to move page number?

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