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I'm typing up an article in Latex and after opening the proof environment with \begin{proof} and concluding it with \end{proof} I get the error message

! LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{proof}.

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Does anybody know how to fix this? If I delete both the \begin{proof} and \end{proof} commands then it goes through as usual but I don't get the nice proof environment in the document.

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nevermind, I'd forgotten amsthm –  long trail Jun 2 '11 at 18:04
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@long: could you post your minimal code here? –  xport Jun 2 '11 at 18:14
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Well done for solving your problem! We'll probably close this question just for housekeeping. –  Loop Space Jun 2 '11 at 18:14
    
@Andrew: Why don't we ask him/her to delete this question? –  xport Jun 2 '11 at 18:38
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Actually, @long trail, could you please post an answer and accept it. This seems like something that could happen to other people too. –  Caramdir Jun 2 '11 at 18:43

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