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Place my own custom package in a different folder

I have made my own LaTeX package, which I want to store in a different folder then where the main .tex file is. Like so: /folder/latex_settings/preamble.tex /custom_latex_library....
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Normal \hat along with realhats package?

The realhats package changes the \hat{} command, such that LaTeX places a random, funny hat on top of the variable, instead of the normal "^"-shape. I would like to use the package to get ...
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Package caption Warning: Unknown document class (or package), standard defaults will be used. See the caption package documentation

I have the following code for my main.tex file and it gives the error message "Package caption Warning: Unknown document class (or package), standard defaults will be used. See the caption ...
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List all packages, with short description, installed with Texlive

I need to build a plain text file with a list of all LaTeX packages with a short description, e.g. a0poster: Support for designing posters on large paper. a2ac: AFM to AFM plus Composites. a2ping: ...
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Why does "tlmgr info --list --only-installed" not list some of the installed packages?

Why does the command tlmgr info --list --only-installed not list some of the installed packages (e.g. graphicx, MnSymbol etc.)? I need a list of "all" the available packages on my machine ...
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Package fontspec Error: The font "Lato-Lig" cannot be found. \setsansfont

I get this error Package fontspec Error: The font "Lato-Lig" cannot be found. \setsansfont when I run this code: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hmargin=1.25cm,...
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Adding authors to index from citations [duplicate]

I’m writing a book, and using bibtex for references. I’d like to add entries for cited authors to the index, and am wondering if there’s a package or other way to do this automatically. So, if I cite ...
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How to get `texdoc changepage` to produce a result like other `texdoc package` commands?

I use texdoc package to view the manual for the package package. Normally this results in a PDF document as a sequence of pages, taking up a portion of my computer and the ability to kill the process. ...
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How to parse an itemized list the way moodle.sty does

A simple moodle.sty database contains code like that: \begin{multi}{Name of the question} Text of the question \item first answer \item secon answer \item* the starred is the ...
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Change Template Latex to English

I am using this template to write my project report: https://github.com/stoufa/ISI-LaTeX-Template It's in French by default: How can I change it to English? I want Chapter 1 instead of chapitre 1 and ...
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revtex and turnpage: also rotate the PDF page view by 90 degrees to the horizontal orientation

In the following revtex4, could we make the turnpage to also rotate the PDF page view by 90 degrees to the horizontal orientation (more than just rotating the content by 90 degrees but keeping the ...
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infwarerr.sty not be found

a few days ago I installed texstudio on my laptop, and I get an error saying that it cannot find the file infwarerr.sty. So I decided to look for the file on the internet, I found a repository that ...
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TeXstudio no longer compiles properly/at all nor downloads packages after fresh install on new HDD

To keep it short: I installed a new HDD into my computer, installed Win10 on that HDD and brought all my data over from my old drive onto the new one. I did a clean reinstall of TeXstudio and MiKTeX ...
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Is package amssymb redundant

Is it necessary to call the amssymb package when using the amsmath package? Stated another way, is amssymb redundant when one calls \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amsxtra} \usepackage{mathtools} Or is ...
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Matplotlib PGF backend packages installed by Latex

I want to produce an image to use in Latex. The PDF image is quite large (~200 MB), and as a solution, I wanted to use the PGF backend. So, using the guide here, I added this line: plt.savefig('figure....
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Usage of \greadlist* from package 'listofitems'

I'm trying to define a LIST using \greadlist from the listofitems package. I would like to give a dynamic name to that list, something like LISTN, where N depends on a counter. I tried something like \...
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I need to expand a macro defined in listofitems package

I'm building an exercise database. The exercises are stored in the form \begin{Exer} Text of the exercice \item first answer \item* second answer \end{Exer} where the * denotes the correct ...
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Is there a package to help write warning like messages in final pdf compiled file?

Is/are there some package/packages to allow the user to typeset some "Warning", "Caution" or other special sentences? In other words, considering this generic MWE: \documentclass[...
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Problem with Poker packages

I want to display playing cards in my document, but none of the poker packages I've tried are working (\usepackage{poker} nor \usepackage{pst-poker}). I am, in fact, able to compile (using XeLaTeX) ...
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How may I create a Multiple correct answerS' exercice using xsim

I would like to adapt the MWE below to accept and display MULTIPLE correct answers exercices using xsim. %Code to adapt from @cgnieder: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[no-files]{xsim} \usepackage{...
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Where does the tikz package belong in TexShop

A few years ago, I managed to write LaTeX code with e.g. \usepackage{tikz} ....\[\begin{tikzpicture} \draw[help lines] (0,0) grid (8,8); \end{tikzpicture}/]. The corresponding file compiles in TeXShop ...
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installing labbook template or package with chronological + experiment indices

So I have started the research for my Masters thesis and I would like to keep an electronic lab book in LaTex. I am using texlive and tex studio for writing. I have discovered a labbook package on ...
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\RequirePackage with path fails to locate latex style file

I am using \RequirePackage{./expkv/expkv-opt,./expkv/expkv-def} But getting /home/Opstk/texlive/2022/bin/x86_64-linux/pdflatex fredholm.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.24 (TeX Live ...
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Package caption Warning: Unknown document class (or package), standard defaults will be used

I have used the following packages in my IEEEtran document class, but I am getting the above warning: Package caption Warning: Unknown document class (or package), standard defaults will be used. See ...
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Using a new LaTeX package

I downloaded a new package (quiver) for making commutative diagrams on latex from this link. I use LaTeX on VS Code (Visual Studio Code). To prevent from having to copy and paste my packages every ...
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Trying to get the correct letter l lowercase

I would like to get the $l(g)$ of the left side, but using \mathcal{} I get the right side: Please, what package can I use? Thanks in advance!
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slashbox.sty not found error

When compiling with Kile I get the error LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found.
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siunitx.sty not found, local package repository for offline installation of MiKTeX

I try to create a offline repository for a MiKTeX installation. I have around 30 packages inside the repo and the only one which is not working is siunitx. I added the following files for siunitx to ...
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Overlapped text - begingroup+usepackage{wrapfig} and usepackga{geometry}

I noticed that if I use begingroup+usepackage{wrapfig} and usepackga{geometry} I got overlapped text, instead if I use only begingroup+usepackage{wrapfig} the text is ok (see figures below please). ...
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Which packages to write API documentations?

Do exist packages suited to write API documentation ? I would like to write a documentation in latex for a python library (actually, it's for a workshop, and the document is a normal latex document. I ...
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How to force VSCode to seach for sty files in a folder called TeXAuX

Is there a way to "force" Visual Studio Code (VSCode) to search for sty files in a folder called TeXAuX? I saw a post found here that tells VSCode to save the aux files etc. in another ...
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What packages does TeX Live install by default?

I accidentally uninstalled some default packages in the TeX Live Shell. I want to reinstall them, but I don't know exactly which ones were deleted and I can't find a list of default packages to ...
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Unable to load repositories in Tex Live manager

It shows an error No backend and closes the manager on clicking "OK". I tried loading different repositories but it was the same. I was wondering maybe I should install the newer version of ...
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Share the preamble among different .tex files [duplicate]

I feel like this question should already be answered somewhere, but I haven't managed to find it. Namely, I have a pretty large paper (thesis) that I am working on and it is broken down into quite a ...
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How to import a list of packages from another folder?

Usually to import packages we do \usepackage{a} ... \usepackage{z} what if I wanted to define a file containing the package names ./myPackages.tex a,b, ... ,z How can I import this file into my ...
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Issue with & for latex and eulerr

I'm having some issues with rmarkdown, where I can't generate a pdf because I use "&" when I build a eulerr diagram. The error is : ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. I do use '&...
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LaTeX error: Package titlesec Error: Entered in horizontal mode

I have an annoying error that is appearing at line 7. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{sectsty} \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat*{\section}{\normalfont\sffamily\large\bfseries\sectionrule{0pt}{...
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Issues with libertine package [duplicate]

I would like to print a file (in Linux) and I get the following error I have tried manually installing libertine but I have failed to do so. When I dowloaded the zip folder, I extracted it, and then ...
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How to use Eskdx package and fill fields within pages?! I couldn't find any manual, please, help

%I tried to use this code but it doesn't work and the frames do not appear in the documentю \documentclass[russian,utf8,floatsection,equationsection,reduceheight=1mm,nocolumnsxix]{eskdtext} \...
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Does someone have an old miktex install ISO, including packages for Windows? Updating miktex caused to not compile

I don't know if someone has an outdated miktex ISO for windows, including packages, because when I updated miktex to its latest version, it caused errors in my documents, which don't compile anymore. ...
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Issue with xkeyval package and special characters while compiling with LuaLaTeX

The following is the code of document myfile.tex. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{test} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|ccc|c|c|} \myPrint[trtext=Yes, fltext=No]{p,q,r}{stu} \\ \end{tabular} \...
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How to find packages, which are not compatible with PDF 1.7?

LuaLatex Version 1.13.2 (TeX Live 2021) prints a warning (pdf inclusion): PDF inclusion: found PDF version '1.7', but at most version '1.5' allowed and I want to change the PDF version to 1.7 now. How ...
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Error "Extra \else" statement with "ceurart"

I am getting an error when I run pdflatex command on the following .tex document. \documentclass[ % twocolumn, % hf, ]{ceurart} \usepackage{minted} \setminted{breaklines=true} \def\UrlBreaks{\do\/\...
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How to add the doi link to the reference number (not the reference body)

I need to add the doi link to the reference number so that the output looks like this: I was able to modify the .sty file to add the same doi link to all references. Here is the part I modified by ...
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Compiler looking for endnote.sty - cannot figure out where to put it

I recently added \usepackage{endnote} to my preamble and tried to use it in my document. However, the Miktex compiler complained there was no endnote.sty file and aborted. I have the file (got it from ...
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Serious problem with \usepackage{newtxmath, newtxtext} after installation

MikTeX stops running after installing newtxmath, newtxtext and gives the following error (logsechy.aux)Trying to make PK font NewTXMI at 720 DPI... The METFAONT mode is: ljfour Running miktex-makemf....
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Compilation failing because 'fontawesome5.sty' is not found when using package 'fontawesome5

I am unable to use the package "fontawesome5" as my compilation fails with the following error: '! LaTeX Error: File `fontawesome5.sty' not found.' The compilation runs fine on my Windows ...
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Read-out-loud and mathematics

If a reader has a vision disability, ADHD, dyslexia or some other learning disabilities, it is common to use read-out-loud tools (such as EasyReader, TorTalk, Claro read, Natural readers, and also ...
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Using virtual font files in .sty package

I'm using virtual fonts to generate a "script-r" symbol, exactly following the accepted answer of this post. I am assembling together a .sty file containing code I frequently use, and would ...
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Plain TeX input Tikz package not found

I ran \input tikz.tex \bye and the Tikz package is not found This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (TeX Live 2021/MacPorts 2021.58693_2) (preloaded format=pdftex) restricted \write18 ...
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