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Option clash with xcolor and TikZ

I want to draw some coloured circles, so I loaded tikz in my preamble. However, now xcolor is telling me that it has an "option clash". How should I fix this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz}...
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Option clash for package xcolor

I'm writing a report, and have a rather large table in my appendix. I'd like to emphasize some specific values by coloring some single cells. I'm trying to do it with xcolor. But receiving the error: ...
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I cannot get a (properly) underlined hyperlink in blue

First I just ignored the hyperref package and just wanted something that 'looked' like a link: \underline{\color{Blue} http://soundcloud.com} but I end up getting an underline about 3mm below the ...
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Is there a way to create a standalone folder/document with non standard packages?

I am working on an article which will be compiled on another machines (of somebody else). I don't want to depend on the other person to install missing packages. Is there a way to include them with ...
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What does the hyperref option hypertexnames do?

The Manual of hyperref states that hypertexnames: use guessable names for links. What does this mean? What are the consequences of using this option?
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A package template using xkeyval?

I would like to write a package offering a number of commands. The package should accept options, and some of these options should be available as command options. Usage should be as follows: ... \...
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KOMA classes and \LoadClass

I want to create a document class based on a KOMA-Script class. If myclass.cls contains the following \ProvidesClass{myclass}[2011/08/31] \LoadClass[paper=a5]{scrartcl} then compiling a document ...
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Applying options to already loaded package

Is there a way to apply some options to a package which is loaded in the cls file I am using? For instance, suppose that the cls file loads graphicx, and I want to apply the option demo to it from my ...
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Package options and \RequirePackage: order of commands and option conflicts?

How do the options of a \RequirePackage command interact with options specified for that same package elsewhere? Here is an example: The pdfx package, if loaded with the a-1b-option, executes the ...
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Disabling the draft option in a package

Within a package I'm making, I want ignore the default draft behavior and write my own. I have tried: \DeclareOption{draft}{ MYCOMMANDS ... \OptionNotUsed } \ProcessOptions If draft is used, my ...
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Option clash when using graphicx and tikz packages

The following code fails Option clash for package graphicx, it seems to be an incompatibility between the package graphicx (when the option pdftex is used) and the package tikz. \documentclass[...
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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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PassOptionsToClass vs global options

I'm currently using \PassOptionsToClass, as suggested in Conditional Compiling and \documentclass to compile a document in several languages. However, if I use language-options in \PassOptionsToClass, ...
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Is there a way to limit the scope of \usepackage?

When I tried to use the breqn package suggested by an answer to the question How do I break a long equation over lines It managed to break a whole bunch of unrelated equations (equations that did ...
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\RequirePackage without option clashes because of the package loading order?

I am writing a package which requires the xcolor package with table option. It is loaded in the package with \PassOptionsToPackage{table}{xcolor} \RequirePackage{xcolor} which works if my package is ...
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Mutually exclusive options in packages

Is there a standard way to define mutually exclusive options in a package? Could someone provide a simple example? Currently I am mostly intrested in LaTeX2e but it would be nice to see a LaTeX3 ...
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Lyx: How to add option to package automatically load

I got the problem, that links in \url only break in LyX when there is a \ character in it. I found the solution to add \usepackage[hyphens]{url} to my preamble. But the problem is, LyX loads the ...
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Initials in the bibliography. firstinits/uniquename not working correctly in biblatex?

Consider two MWEs (minimum working examples): \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Delbaen1998, year={1998}, title={Title3}, author={Delbaen, F.}, } @article{...
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Loading package twice with \RequirePackage causes “option clash”

I thought that loading a package twice with the same options cannot lead to option clash, still I get a clash in the following simple example: \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage[patch]{kvoptions}...
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Spaces in pfgopts options

Is there a simple way to allow spaces in the options of a package using pgfopts to process them, which is local to that package i.e. I don't have to include some package in the main document before \...
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Automated management of package options and loading order

This question led to a new package: pkgloader(CTAN, Github) LaTeX package conflicts are a common source of frustration: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6). To quote Freek Dijkstra: Package conflicts in ...
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a4paper, where should I declare it? In document class or geometry?

I currently have an article document class and I previously changed it to include printing on A4 paper: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} However, I had to change my margins to meet my ...
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Declare package options and loading packages leads to “options section” error

I'm trying to create a package with some options. However, whenever I declare options and load other packages, I receive the following error: LaTeX Error: \RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options ...
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Conflict between Options of Packages

I have these following packages defined in my preamble and once the file is ran, it creates an error of the following saying there is a clash within the package options. Packages are below: \...
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algorithm2e - override defaults

I'm using using algorithm2e package with the following settings: \usepackage[ruled,vlined,linesnumbered,noresetcount]{algorithm2e} But for some subset of algorithms in the same document, I want to ...
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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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The kerning option of microtype

I wonder what the kerning option of the microtype package does? In the manual it says that kerning=true will give additional kerning. But how? Is this something that has to be specified in addition to ...
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Set biblatex options after loading

I use biblatex with the following call: \usepackage[style=authoryear, mergedate=false, maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999, uniquename=false, uniquelist=...
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Creating a dependency tree (\RequirePackage) for packages used in my document

Is there a way of creating a dependency tree for packages \RequirePackageing each other for those packages used in my document, ideally with the respective required options and version numbers? Are ...
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Detect value of option given to documentclass

I would like to be able to detect if the standalone package was used with [preview=false] or [preview=true]. Not too concerned if this setting was a default or user defined. Based on How can one ...
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“Double use” of a4paper (geometry/KOMA)?

In my preamble, should I give the a4paper option just once or twice, i. e. once for the KOMA-script document class (scrartcl) and once for geometry? Is this redundant or does scrartcl need the option ...
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How to circumvent ‘Option clash for package …’ error?

I use a package foo that requires a package bar with some options. Now, assume that I need bar to be loaded with a different set of options. Unfortunately, when I try to load bar myself I usually end ...
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Set natbib options after loading natbib package

Is it possible to set (or change) the natbib package options after its loading (i.e. after the line \usepackage{natbib})? The reason I need it is that I'm using a LaTeX style from a journal and it ...
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How to test whether report has been called with “draft” option

How can I test within a document, whether or not the initial \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside,fleqn,draft]{report} includes the "draft" option? My naive attempt \newif\ifmydraft \mydraftfalse \...
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Declaring option a4paper in \documentclass produces different margins than declaring it in \geometry

I have seen a similar question at a4paper, where should I declare it? In document class or geometry? and the selected answer there implies that there is no difference in whether we use \documentclass[...
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The requested package is unknown

I used these packages: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{mathtext} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage{sidecap} \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian,...
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Will LaTeX3 improve freedom of package ordering and reduce “options clash”?

A prefatory afterthought: you may think this question better asked on the LaTeX3 mailing list, but I believe there may be a more general interest in the rather Byzantine rules for package load order. ...
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If not DeclareOption

I have some documents using a same custom package. That "header" package loads by default the package fullpage. But I would like to write a new LaTeX document, using the same header, but without ...
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Package xcolor Error: Undefined color `ForestGreen'

I am using the following packages in my files Latex sources: \usepackage{color} \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor} \usepackage[usenames, dvipsnames]{color} \newcommand{\ricardo}[1]{\colorbox{...
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beamerposter custom style with keyval definition

I'm creating a beamerposter style accordingly to my department specification. I would like to create a theme where the definitions of the blocks can vary accordingly to a keyword in the calling of the ...
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Passing arguments to a .sty-file - a specific case

After having plowed through (i.e. read and trimmed down the given examples in an attempt to apply them to my case) these documentations and guides: Implementing key-value input: An introduction The ...
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How to make or add options for packages or functions

I'm using at this moment the Piano Package. This Package is a little limited so I want to change a few things. The standard color of the dots is orange. I want to change this in different situations. ...
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Package option vs setup command

Traditionally, LaTeX packages will use package options (I mean the options in \usepackage[...]{package}) for setup. However, I have noticed in some modern packages, e.g. siunitx, unicode-math, ctex, ...
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When using Caption Package, I receive: “Undefined control sequence \captionsetup ”

I introduce a figure as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.300]{Figure.eps} \caption{Caption for the figure} \label{a} \end{figure} In the preamble I have written: \...
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How to outsource \hypersetup to an external file?

I use the hyperref package and defined custom settings as follows: \usepackage{color} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{ bookmarks=true, %...
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Checking if certain package option is declared inside .sty

I'm writting a package in which the user may choose between three types of documents through declared options when issuing the \usepackage command: undergraduatethesis, technicalreport and ...
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How to properly use \DeclareOption within a macro

Using \ifthenelse statements I've defined a macro that prints it's value as long as it is different from the value of the previous time it was used. \RequirePackage{xifthen} \def\storedval{} % create ...
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xkvltxp gives keyval error in case of biblatex's options on multiple lines

A keyval error arises if both: xkvltxp is loaded biblatex is loaded with options on multiple lines. The following MWE shows this strange behavior: \documentclass{article} % \usepackage{xkvltxp} \...
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How to make menukeys support both of win and mac?

menukeys is a very fancy package. We can use it by: \usepackage[os=win]{menukeys} % Show keys in Windows style or by: \usepackage[os=mac]{menukeys} % Show keys in Mac style However, in my article,...
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In IEEEtran, why does `fontspec` package automatically change the font type once loaded?

By default, the body text font for IEEEtran document class is like this: When I load fontspec package, the font type changes: What is the name of the new font? How can I retain the original IEEEtran ...