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{packages} is about packages in general, e.g. about choosing, installing or using packages. For questions about writing packages, choose {package-writing} instead. If your question concerns a specific package, choose its name as tag. For {document-classes} or {templates} use the respective tag.

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Reporting LaTeX error at custom location

I'm familiar with \PackageError as a way to cause LaTeX to report a custom error message when the command is run. But I'm wondering, is there a way to cause LaTeX to report an error, with a custom ...
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Strange usage of `\documentclass` [on hold]

While my search before asking Mysterious “Two \documentclass or \documentstyle commands.” I found this code \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} ... in How do I ...
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Cannot get access to packages with MikTex on Windows

I previousyl used Texstudio on my mac and didn't have any problem. I'm trying to install latex on my PC at work. I installed MikTex but it seems that my computer has trouble gettin the package. I ...
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Self-Made Environment in a LaTeX document

Is it possible to include a self-made environment in a LaTeX document without using the \usepackage command. New Environment set of code: \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn \NewDocumentEnvironment {...
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Order of \usepackage causes error with footnote and xcolor

Attempting to compile the following, \documentclass[answers]{exam} \usepackage{footnote} \usepackage{xcolor} \makesavenoteenv{solution} \begin{document} \begin{solution} Hello.\footnote{Goodbye.} \...
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compile webquiz

I have some problems to compile webquizes, which made by using the package https://ctan.org/pkg/webquiz?lang=de So far i installed MikTEX, TEXstudio and python 3, get the packages webquiz, TEX4ht and ...
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Beamer Background defined by variable

I have been trying for the past few days to create a new beamer custom style. I have manage to add an image to my background on the title page in the style (hard-coded) but I would like to add a ...
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Package dutchcal and \let command are not playing together as I expected

Given the MWE \documentclass{article} \let\tempcal \mathcal \usepackage{dutchcal} \let\dutchcal\mathcal \let\mathcal\tempcal \begin{document} \(\dutchcal H~~~\mathcal H~~~\tempcal H\) \end{document}...
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Conflict between some packages

Here are the packages I am using, but it keeps reporting an error: LaTeX Error: Command \theoremstyle already defined. Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual. Example: \documentclass[...
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Why my caption package version is too old

I am using MikTex 2.9.6942. After \usepackage{caption}, I tried to use the \captionsetup command. But it gives "Undefined control sequence" error. I searched online and most of people suggest that the ...
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Roots and local package repository

I just created a local package repository following Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX to install the package bm (which isn't accessible for me with MikTex console, I don't know why). However, when I ...
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How do I install glosstex in Tex Live?

I would like to know how to install glosstex package in TexLive. I don't know where to paste it because I have downloaded it from CTAN. I installed TexLive in Windows 10 Home. Thanks
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Virtual environment as in python

I've read this question about doing what I'm asking, however for it to work, one needs to have texlive preinstalled (or texlive-base). I was searching for a way to be totally (or nearly) independant ...
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Using scalerel and stackengine packages changes table of content

I am using \documentclass[11pt]{amsart}. When I added scalerel and stackengine packages in order to solve the \widehat problem (as described in the here) appearance of table of contents changed. Is ...
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Document will not compile using VerbTeX on my tablet

Good Morning, I am using VerbTex on my Lenovo Tab 4 and have recently installed texlive 2018 as well. I have gotten several documents to compile even a few simple ones with amsmath and amssymb ...
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How to set path in STY file as relative to this file path

I need to write several documents (mainBook1.tex, mainBook2.tex,..), all with the same layout. So basically I moved all common settings to outer file (baseSettings.sty) extension, which is pleaced in ...
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LyX 2.3.1 / MiKTeX / Windows 10 does not see was and upgreek packages

I'm trying to enter upright Greek letters into my equations using the upgreek package (which in turn is part of was – see here). I'm using LyX 2.3.1 on Windows 10 with MiKTeX 2.9. I installed ...
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What file should I put for installation of .sty file

The following procedure is correct ? 1) The following error occured: `! LaTeX Error: File "baskervillef.sty" not found.` 2) I try to install `baskervillef.sty'. To do so, I use the page: ...
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How to add Word CHAPTER # for each chapter name in toc (for .sty file) [duplicate]

How to add Word CHAPTER # for each chapter name in toc (for .sty file) This code from .sty file \renewcommand{\@makechapterhead}[1]{{ \setlength{\topmargin}{2in} % really 1.5in, added by bph ...
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What is the difference between the package-searching mechanism of PdfLatex and TexMaker?

I usually use TeXmaker to edit and compile my .tex files. I am trying to figure out where I should put the file my-package.sty, so that I can use it by simple adding \usepackage{my-package} to the ...
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Incomplete \iffalse when using syntax package with a citation

For reasons unknown to me the following minimised latex code produces a (/opt/local/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/mdwtools/syntax.sty) (./text.aux)) ! Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored ...
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Where should I put the file `inconsolata.sty' [duplicate]

When I run the R CMD check MYpackagePATH form a terminal on the package directory, then the error said that ! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty' not found. So, I download the file inconsolata.zip. ...
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Input pages of nonsense using for testing purposes

Problem I remembered seeing this multiple times on this site, one can specify how many pages of nonsense to input to check that some global page settings (margins, page numbers etc) are correct. But ...
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is there a package for schematic representation of Arduino?

i need to represent a circuit containing Arduino, i'm new to circuitikz and to latex, so i'm not able to code a complex circuit component.
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texmaker does not recognize the new package

(See my working and system context below) I have downloaded a package (genealogytree) and added it to the texmf folder in MikTex 2.9 in the appropriated subfolders. Have run initexmf --update-fndb ...
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How to make a list of abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, glossary and index with the glossaries package? [duplicate]

I would like to make a list of abbreviation, list of acronyms, list of symbols, glossary and index using the glossaries package as following order: \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage{...
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How to suitably configure the TEXINPUTS variable in latexmkrc for detecting the sty and cls files present in a custom folder in the project directory?

I am working on a project where in the .cls and .sty files installed by the TeX distributions are too old, but they have been patched by other users on github. I wish to use these updated versions of ...
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Why do people specify date as an option for \usepackage?

In LaTeX code written by other people, I sometimes see a date specified as an optional argument for \usepackage: \usepackage{iftex}[2013/04/04] Intuition tells me that this is some way to ensure ...
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minipar Package

I got a .tex file that uses a package called minipar. I do not need it, but I'm not having anything on the internet about this package. Maybe it's old. Does anyone have more information? The minipar ...
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Can't install packages. Problem report =“get host by name failed in tcp_connect()” [closed]

I was trying to install beamer package from Miktex Package Manager but it appears a message Miktex Problem report ="get host by name failed in tcp_connect()". If I try Sychronize I have the same ...
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Adding packages in springer latex template

In a given Springer latex template, there is no packages algorithm, algpseudocode, multirow Will the paper be rejected if I include these packages "\usepackage{algorithm}", "\usepackage[noend]{...
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TeXstudio or TeXlive gives wrong package description

I just started using LaTeX with these softwares but when i want to read package or tools description it gives me wrong ones for almost every description, only some are right (textheight and textwidth ...
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! Missing } inserted

I'm writing a report in latex for school for several months and everything was fine. But recently out of nowhere it stopped compiling and give a lot errors like the following one: ! Missing } ...
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tlmgr shows wrong package installation status

I am using a portable XeTeX installation installed via TexLive parallel with a normal PdfLaTeX installation. I do not want to mix them up. I wanted to install some more packages for XeTeX which did ...
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can not find “actuarialsymbol.sty”

When I want to use package, it always said: can not find actuarialsymbol.sty. I don't know where to download this file. Last time when I met this problem with another package, I download the .sty ...
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Alternatives to the physics package

The physics package is useful A lot of my LaTeX documents make heavy use of the physics package. Aside from it overloading several standard commands (e.g. \sin, \abs, etc.), it also makes a few ...
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Chemist package

Isn't any longer maintained the chemist package ? I don't see it here https://ctan.org/topic/chemistry and googling does not provide any recent things. E.g. the French wiki talks about a version ...
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When I try to load expl3.sty from l3kernel the following error appears "! Missing = instered for ifnum.<to be read again> [duplicate]

I have installed and deleted the package several times with Miktek. I am writing in TexMaker editor for Windows. Also it does not work for WinEdt. The code is. \documentclass[article] \usepackage{...
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How to determine “option clash for package … \usepackage”

My code so far: \documentclass[]{my-document} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage[a4paper,landscape,margin=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhf{} \...
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Identify basic packages required to create PDF from tex file without installing MikTex software

My product has a requirement for latex support. I do not want to install MikTex on the client machine(because if I include it, the setup size is too large). I want to identify the basic set of files ...
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buzzword overview solutions (word cloud) [duplicate]

Is there anything out there I easily can create a buzzword overview with? A Package or templates? (buzzword overview := bunch of words, horizontally and vertically squeezed together in different ...
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Cyrillic encoding problem in a bad style template

I have encountered curious problem. I am playing with a paper manuscript. The journal has its own style for submission, say, bad_template.sty which I am trying for the template manuscript (both the ....
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! Package bookmark Error: Undefined style `print'

I am trying to compile my latex file and i have a very strange error, does anyone know about this ? ! Package bookmark Error: Undefined style `print'. l.619 \ProcessKeyvalOptions* Please give your ...
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pdflatex required files for a language (Chinese,Japanese)

I am new to LaTeX and struggling with understanding of userpackages, .sty, .tfm, etc files. I have a requirement to create PDF with latex equations in Spanish,Chinese and Japanese. What I have tried ...
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Using TikZ package in TexStudio [duplicate]

Im trying to use the package TikZ by inserting \usepackage{TikZ} into my preamble on TexStudio however it keeps coming up with the error that TikZ.sty is not found. I have MiKTeX and have checked the ...
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Historical version of xeCJK package

I installed texlive on 11 Aug ,2017, and I accidentally updated the xeCJK package to the latest edition yesterday, now I need a xeCJK package that matches my version, could you please send me a link ...
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Supporting style files of tex file

The journal asked me to provide them "supporting files so they will be able to uploading the same. They asked me to send them the tex file and the style files of the tex file". I sent them all the ...
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LaTeX Error: File `el-author.cls' not found

\documentclass[twocolumn]{el-author} \makeatletter\if@twocolumn\PassOptionsToPackage{switch}{lineno}\else\fi\makeatother \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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Use contour package in tufte-book title

I want to use \coutour for the title of a tufte-book document. Here's the codes: \newcommand*{\myfont}{\fontfamily{qzc}\selectfont} \newcommand{\undertitle}[1]{ \gdef\undertitle{#1} }% \...
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How to install the millennial package in miktex (Windows)

Well, there are some questions about how to install packages that are not in the package repository. The most famous probably is this. I'm traying to install the package millennial (you can see this ...