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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]

Some of the packages of CTAN are really good but not discovered by many. I recently encountered one of the good ones, namely latexindent, and I thought that would be great if everyone introduces the ...
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How do you start out each document? [duplicate]

As in, do you have a .tex file from which you begin every document? This hypothetical file would contain most of the things you use in each document on a regular basis. For example, here's my "...
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texlive packages to know? [duplicate]

texlive now has about 150,000 files, and thousands of packages. I obviously don't know the vast majority. I only know what I regularly use. A long time ago, the LaTeX Companion was my bible, but ...
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I am new to LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new to LaTex. I am writing a paper on a number theory topic. What I know so far is that I need to construct a preamble for my paper. I don't know what packages I need for my paper. What packages ...
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What are the classes and packages that must exist in a simple Latex file [duplicate]

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?

Because of the great answers posted around in the site, I'm finally considering to do the switch and move to biblatex. So, the question is what do I have to do? To give the question some focus, ...
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Which packages should be loaded after hyperref instead of before?

The hyperref documentation says: "Make sure it comes last of your loaded packages". The reason is that it redefines many LaTeX commands. It's a rule of thumb that helps to avoid errors. However, ...
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What needs to be introduced in a short introduction to LaTeX?

One of the things listed at the How you can help in the TeX community page of the TUG website is: We'd like to have an ‘introduction to LaTeX’ document that falls somewhere between the brevity of ...
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Latin Modern vs cm-super?

I've read various answers to questions on here that suggest the original Computer Modern fonts have been superceded. Sometimes it is suggested we use the cm-super package, sometimes that we instead ...
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What graphics packages are there for creating graphics in LaTeX documents?

What packages do you use and recommend for creating graphics in your LaTeX documents? As this is a community wiki post, please add your package to the accepted answer (or add a comment, and ...
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How to keep up with packages and know which ones are obsolete?

I'm an on and off user of LaTeX so I'm not familiar with every package out there. Having said that, whenever I use LaTeX and need to accomplish a certain goal (i.e. generate a list of appendices), I ...
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Biblatex: submitting to a journal

Suppose that I moved from BibTeX to biblatex. With BibTeX I just copied the content of .bbl file into final version of my paper before submitting it to a journal. What should I do at same stage having ...
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Techniques and packages to keep up with good practices

Question What techniques and packages are there to keep up with good practices? What I already know I already know of the following packages for this kind of purpose: \RequirePackage[l2tabu,...
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No space following macro without argument [duplicate]

With a macro such as: \def\naive{na\"{\i}ve} I find that the space which I would hope to follow it, is absent. So, with the \naive approach I get the naïveapproach in the output. How do I ...
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minted vs. texments vs. verbments

Regarding the typesetting of syntax-colored source code, I know that listings is inferior because it doesn't utilize a full lexer. Instead the Python-based solution is recommended. It seems there are ...
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Barebones or Packages

As a relatively novice LaTeX user, is it OK to plunge right into using the helpful packages out there, or is it better to stick to core LaTeX primitives and packages so as learn the mechanics of LaTeX?...
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What does the 'etex' package do, exactly?

I was creating a rather large LaTeX project, so I had to use many packages. This gave me an error No room for a new \dimen \newdimen \MPscratchDim while my editor(Kile) opened the file supp-pdf....
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Most useful/important (La)TeX commands/environments

A friend of mine asked me why I use LaTeX instead of Word/OpenOffice/LibreOffice etc. (no, this is not going to be a question like 'Word vs. LaTeX') I showed him some of the showcases here on TeX.SE, ...
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What is the difference between bibtex and biblatex?

I've been reading about biblatex more and more on here. What is the difference between it and bibtex? Why should I switch to biblatex? Seeing the documentation doesn't seem too mature (or accessible ...
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LaTeX template for a technical reference manual / user guide?

I'm looking to use LaTeX for my technical documentation needs (such as reference manuals, user guides, etc). Could I use your template to quickly get started in order to avoid being overwhelming by ...
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What's a good editor for (La)TeX programming?

I've found several questions about editors for writing LaTeX documents ( LaTeX Editors/IDEs seems to be the definitive one). But I'd like to know which editors are out there that help you develop ...
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Is it possible to have certain words in the document always in bold?

I am writing an AWK programming book and when I explain things, I refer to special AWK variables all the time, such as ORS. Is it possible to set LaTeX up in such a way that these words are always in ...
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How to manually set where a word is split?

In my article, words are sometimes split a bit weird. For example: although ev-erywhere isn't wrong, it doesn't read very easily, so I'd like to split it as every-where. How can I do that? I tried ...
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Class for my thesis (I am a beginner, just installed LaTeX)… which document class and packages should I consider? [closed]

I am in the process of writing up a PhD thesis (Economics) in the TeXStudio environment, and I'm trying to decide what class/layout to use. I'm new to TeXStudio & LaTeX. I must say that the ...
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Differences between SIunits and siunitx packages

I was reviewing What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?, and noticed that the siunitx package was recommended. I have been using \usepackage[mediumspace,mediumqspace,squaren,binary]{SIunits}....
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No room for a new \dimen when including TikZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No room for a new \dimen I have a fairly large document which uses 30 or so packages. I was going to add some TikZ graphics, so I added the following to my header file: \...
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How to move page number?

I want to change the position of the page number. I've read around here that some suggest to use the fancyhdr package, but I don't want to use it – I'm a beginner to LaTeX so I don't want to use a ...
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Good LaTeX template for book about maths

As I want to write a short "book" about Analysis I would like to work with a template which is good enough for readability, looks good and furthermore can handle dozens of my theorems, axioms, ...
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Convincing someone LaTeX follows typesetting best practice

Often, when presenting a LaTeX document to someone, they will complain about how the margins are thick and how lines should be at a line's height apart. I often find myself struggling to convince them ...
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Do I need fontenc and inputenc

My question feels like a duplicate of: fontenc vs inputenc, but in that question the OP uses German and non-ascii characters. I speak and write in English exclusively. My keyboard is the standard en-...
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meta packages and typesetting

Background(just ignore): Is there an exhaustive list of packages that you should load and of things you should do to improve your document? Here I mean packages and things that have to do with the ...
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German character not rendered to pdf

I just started using LaTeX, and need to use the character "ü". I already have this in main file : %%% Sprach- und zeichensatzspezifische Pakete \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Best Practice (Packages) for a Standard Technical Article With Math and Figures

I am interested in your opinion regarding the recommend packages for a standard technical document (Engineering, Physics). I normally use the following header: \documentclass{article} % Basic ...
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Beginning Thesis [closed]

I am a graduate student in statistics and am about to begin writing my thesis, having finished my analyses and theoretical work. I have used LyX in the past and am well versed in knitr and have some ...
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Strategy for writing a book using LaTeX [closed]

This is my first time using LaTeX. It's also my first time writing a book. But I find myself with a little time on my hands and I thought I'd write a simple(ish) book for my 11yo son to learn computer ...
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Technical documentation and/or book templates?

I'm just getting started with LaTeX and wanted to see some templates for technical documentation and/or books. I'm writing a small book about PHP and wanted to use LaTeX with it, but i wanted to have ...
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conflicting options errors

I have in the preamble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amstext,amsmath,latexsym,mathtools} \usepackage[italian,british]{babel} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[utf8,latin1]{inputenc} \...
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Quotation Mark Pairing

How do you force LaTeX to treat three closing quotation marks as the first one being a single-mark, the last two being a double mark? This is important when a quote within a quote ends as follows: ``...
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Simpler way to create chemical graphs using chemfig

chemfig is a great package to draw molecules. But it's not very fast. I am searching for a software to create chemfig code of chemical graphs (molecules, reactions etc.). It would be great if it is ...
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Using inputenc package for cp1252 encoding

I want to be able to use the ansinew characters in a latex document. According to the pdf file for the inputenc package, I can do that by putting \usepackage[cp1252]{inputenc} in my preamble. I do ...
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Bibliography Total pages?

How can I indicate in my bibliography that the reference has 500 pages in total, for example. As I understand, the keyword "pages" in Bibtex refers to the specific page or page ranges.
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Loading microtype before or after the font

According to the answer given here, the microtype package should be loaded after the font, since microtype "needs to know what fonts are in use at the time that it is loaded". I am, however, not able ...
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Make >>> a keyword in listings enviorment

I'm new to LaTeX. I want to show Python code in an article. The idea is to change de color of the >>> symbol. When I use <@\textcolor{red}{my_text}@> and write a text in my_text ...
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Is there a replacement for nccmath?

I noticed that the nccmath package is not mentioned in What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?. Since I have had several problems with minipages that all eventually led to nccmath related ...
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Which packages that apply fixes should one load by default?

The problem Throughout the years I have come across several packages that fix issues in (La)TeX. It seems like it would be a good idea to load these by default. However, I could not find an ...
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How to prevent uneven spacing between words

In the following example, I get awkward spacing in a multicol environment in the second question. Notice that the words "Which of the following" are not spaced as they are in the first question. I'd ...
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Guide for creating your own templates

Is there any guide on how to create your own template and typography style? Surfing on the net I found a lot of templates that partly satisfied my typography tastes and ideas, but on the other hand ...
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How to keep track of packages one has already used?

I have been using LaTeX for quite some time but never on a daily basis. As I've used it to write many different documents I came across many useful packages but I have trouble keeping track with all ...
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KBibTeX for other languages

I'm compiling bibliography using KBibTeX. However, when there are multiple authors, it uses the word and. Is there a way to tell KBibTeX to use another word for it, for example y (Spanish) without ...

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