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Options can be specified in order to influence the behavior of packages and classes, e.g. allowing for features or disabling others.

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The text in pdf is not smooth [duplicate]

I am using TeXstudio to edit Latex and create pdf files. The text is not smooth in the pdf files created by TeXstudio in my computer. When I zoom in, it will be But if I use my friend's computer to ...
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Pass keyval string option to babel

How to pass a keyval string option given to my package to babel? I load my package with \usepackage[languages={ngerman,english}]{mylang} In package mylang I want to handle this optional languages ...
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Use MiKTeX option through latexmk

When I use MiKTeX normally, I call this: pdflatex --aux-directory="C:\Users\doncherry\Documents\LaTeX\AUXI_global" foo.tex For latexmk outputting pdf (via pdfLaTeX) with continuous previewing, my ...
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[minimal] option for CV

I've been thinking of implementing an option for my CV where it extracts a set of predefined sections (in a minimal form) and typesets that instead of the entire list of everything I've done in my ...
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Beamer option definition

Hi I'm building from scratch a new beamer theme. I would like to define an option in the theme where I can define the conference name which can be used afterwards for the footline. Up to now I've done ...
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I get an error when using `\ExecuteOptions` together with `\usepackage{geometry}`

I'm writing a custom document class. It's kinda simple, but it will use the geometry package to set page size, orientation and margins. However... Whenever I use that package, the \ExecuteOptions ...
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Texify and `--output-directory`

I'd like to tell texify to place compiled output (i.e., .pdf in my case) in the parent directory (I'm using MikTeX 2.8 on Vista32). I run the following: texify --pdf --clean --tex-option=--output-...
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How can one undefine an already processed class option?

I'm using a class classX that accepts class option optionX. Thus, I can write: \documentclass[optionX]{classX} ... Now, as I understand it, being a class option, after classX processes this option, ...
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Difference between - and -​- in compiling options

In running MiKTeX What is the difference between -shell=escape and --shell-escape What is the difference between -synctex=1, --synctex=1, and --synctex=-1
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ProcessOptions and ProcessKeyvalOptions

\ProcessOptions and \ProcessKeyvalOptions Which comes first? Does it matter? \ProcessOptions\relax or \ProcessOptions* What's the difference? Apparently for keyval there is only the starred version....
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Label in \frame options, disable allowframebreaks in beamer

The \includeonlyframe{...} does not work, when allowframebreaks is used together with label in \frame options. When removing label, it works fine. See MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \includeonlyframes{...
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How to detect whether \PassOptionsToPackage was already called?

If I call: \PassOptionsToPackage{backend=biber,style=numeric,backref=false}{biblatex} % And later someone else call again \PassOptionsToPackage{style=abnt,backend=biber}{biblatex} What will happen? ...
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Does tex know its own command line arguments?

Is it possible to test within the document what commandline arguments were passed to tex? The particular case that prompts this is the question Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are ...
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How does one define synonymous options in style/class files?

I want to be able to pass two options to a package (actually, a class) and have them be the same. What's the best way to do this? That is, I want: \documentclass[norsk]{myclass} and \...
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Styling an “article” document

I'm writing a document using the class article. There are some things I'd like to change, for example: Always center \section and \subsection titles without doing it manually each time using \begin{...
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Handle class options in the order they're given

How can I pass options of my package in a specific order to another loaded package? \ProvidesPackage{L10n} \DeclareOption{english}{\PassOptionsToPackage{\CurrentOption}{babel}} \DeclareOption{ngerman}...
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Problem with stored values, macro options, and interaction with other package

Apologies for the rather general title, while trying to sort out a very specific problem: I'm trying to enhance the framework that Alan Munn provided here to represent naturally occurring discourse (...
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The TikZ pipeline: A path's 'draw' option has no effect on a 'behind path' node

Still trying to figure out the TikZ pipeline (i.e. the sequence of low-level actions that a TikZ path is converted to as it is being "executed") by analysing the source code, specifically <tex ...
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Disabling changes and todonotes packages: Text is still being coloured

The problem arose after the solution of : Colouring text doen't work in newcommand definition I am trying to define a new \note command based on todonotes and changes packages but I'm having ...