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Bad interaction between titlesec/titleps and packages that use \markboth internally

The following MWE demonstrates a bad interaction between endfloat and titleps. The second page has the word FIGURES in all caps in both the header and the footer, contrary to the page style ...
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Debug log the text returned via tex.sprint() and friends?

Is there an easy way to see what text was sent from Lua to TeX via tex.sprint(), tex.print(), and tex.write()? (e.g., print it to stdout or log it to the .log file)
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the CTAN)...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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htlatex adding _ after - in URLs

I'm using htlatex on Fedora 21, texlive-tex4ht-svn33024.0-1.1 I noticed that whenever a URL has a hyphen within it, in the HTML output it's formatted with an underscore symbol following -. For ...
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What is this wacky definition of \@makefnmark trying to accomplish?

A journal style file that shall remain nameless contains this code: \def\thestandardf@@tnote{\@arabic\c@footnote} \def\@makefnmark{% \hbox{% \ifx\thefootnote\thestandardf@@tnote \@...
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Runtime logs and command prompt in Lyx?

LyX is a GUI based editor. The ability to see which LaTeX things are loaded each time would be useful. Example is Trial 5 where I try to determine whether Lyx loaded the aaltothesis.cls correctly. So ...
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Texmaker error reports on wrong line

I find that texmaker reports undefined control sequence on a line or two past where the error is. How to fix this problem?
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“Missing \endcsname inserted” error in beamer

\documentclass[handout]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \usepackage{amsmath,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,matrix,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Matrix} This is an example of a matrix. \begin{...
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Figure environments randomly not appearing based on layout

I'm including figures the same way I always have (previously without error), something like: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{../figures/fig21_total} \caption{} \label{...
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Debugging a particular customization of makeindex

I have the following code based on the answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/266033. Unfortunately when I compile the document I get the error ! Missing \endcsname inserted.` <to be read again>...
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Automatic referencing of figure subpanels in Latex

I'm trying to have figure legends to multi-panelled figures and reference to the individual subpanels from the text. When I rearrange the panels I don't want to go through all the text and change the ...
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How solve: Underfull \vbox (badness 6876) has occurred while \output is active

I am solving all my warnings/errors in my document. I have solved everything except for 2: Underfull \vbox (badness 6876) has occurred while \output is active [18] and Underfull \vbox (...
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Label at the end of document is lost, bug?

I'm having a long document in memoir at the end of which I set a label, and so far it has worked. I did some changes to my document, at unrelated places, and suddenly I'm getting the warning that that ...
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! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> error with makeglossaries

I'm getting these two errors after compile with makeglossary. If I compile my .tex file with PDFLatex->makeindex->PDFLatex runs without problem but if I change this command series to PDFLatex-&...
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Line filled with \dotfill doesn't appear

I'm using the \dotfill command inside a special indentation block but I can't see the dots This is the relevant piece of code: {\addtolength{\leftskip}{0.5\textwidth} Nota de aceptación:\newline \...
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Hyperlinking theorems in smfart

Edit: The class smfart is one of several classes created by the Société Mathématique de France for typesetting mathematics. Here is its CTAN page, where it lies under smflatex, and here is the ...