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Error caused by interaction between minted, footnotes, babel and "(double quote)

I'd like to put some inline code using minted but when I try to typesent the empty string "" I get an "undefined control sequence" error. Sample code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: ...
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How can I see why a file isn't compiling somewhere else, if it does in my machine?

I'm attempting to submit a paper using the Elsevier Editorial System in LaTeX, and in the final step before submission it builds a file with information, the cover letter, and hopefully the ...
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using subequations

I have an equation consisting of two parts and would like to use subequation for that. Here's the code: \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{subequations} \begin{equation} \operatorname{min}_{a,b,c} ...
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Coloring lines in an algorithm

I am using Beamer for creating a presentation and I am trying to highlight some lines in an algorithm. I am actually using algcompatible. I found a solution here and created a couple of new commands ...
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Which version of LaTeX permits more than 16 alphabets?

Sometimes I receive a message: ! LaTeX Error: Too many math alphabets used in version normal. I know that there is a limit of 16 alphabets at most allowed to one article. However this message ...
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tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB

I'm trying to update my installation of texlive 2013 under Ubuntu 13.10. However, I followed the instruction on this answer, but I get an error (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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Using TikZ inside a figure caption

I have a PNG plot with a couple of black patches in it, and I'd like to refer to it in the \caption of of the figure. According to the TikZ manual, I'd have to \tikz \fill[black] (1ex,1ex) circle ...
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Opaque error messages given by common environments

This is a public-interest question. The title of the question Why does this error keep popping up even though I clearly fixed it? poignantly expresses a fundamental truth of LaTeX usage: sometimes ...
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Using \pgfmathparse and \ifnum for a TikZ checkerboard

I am trying to produce a 6-by-6 checkboard of small circles, alternating colour between red and black. To do this I have attempted to use \pgfmathparse and \ifnum in order to decide if to colour a ...
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Shortest code causing “Emergency stop.” error

This question is purely academic. TeXing a file containing \valign{\halign#\cr! causes an ! Emergency stop. error. Is that the shortest code which produces a fatal error in TeX?
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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What does “you have forgotten to use \caption” mean?

I'm stumped by an error I'm getting, when I try to render a Tufte-LaTeX document using hypcap and hyperref. For example, even a minimal document consisting of \documentclass[nohyper]{tufte-handout} ...
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How to create command for a box where text inside the box can automatically adjust?

I have a problem on how I can make my command right. I created a box where the text will be inside it when used but something went wrong when I prolong the text it turn out like this: Code: ...
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What does 'missing \@ before…' error mean in vim?

I get this strange behavior when I have capitals before a period, like so 1 \documentclass{article} 2 \begin{document} >> 3 Another possible protein blah blah blah from GRIP/ABP. Blah ...
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Package ifpdf Error

I am trying to use amspset. Here is my minimum code: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{amspset} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} % info for header block in upper right hand ...
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MikTex Package Manager Crashes

Whenever I try to install some package from miktex package manager, the packet manager crashes. Why would this be happening? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ...
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mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink

I ran into the "mysterious" \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink error. According to http://www.tug.org/errors, "this happens when hyperref is used under pdftex and a ...
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MikTeX 2.8 Update Error “Windows API error 87”

I was happily updating packages when the following error appeared: Error: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect. The full update report with this error at the very end is as follows: ...
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Linux Libertine and pdfTeX: glyph `a' undefined

I have little doubt, usually, in the Linux Libertine font with LaTeX / pdflatex, but a couple of weeks ago, the following happened to me: I have the file with the following test.tex ...
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Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed - what exactly does this mean?

I admit that this post is purely idle curiosity. But I recently stumbled upon a little factoid saying that the TeX error "Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed" has the following explanation ...
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What is causing undefined control sequence?

I'm getting this error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.64 ...p(- \frac{E_j - E_i}{k_B T}) & \quad \text {: E_j > E_i}\\ ? ! Undefined ...
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tabular, siunitx and input - `Extra }, or forgotten $.`

I'm trying to include data into a tabular environment \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{SSSS} \toprule {$na^3$} & ...
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Problem in TeXnicCenter

I have a problem in TeXnicCenter. So I have built the .tex file with Ctrl+F7. I have 0 errors, and now how can I generate the PDF file? That button - Build Output (F7) is disabled. Why? When I press ...
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Package listings: Error “Undefined control sequence.” because of single-quote-symbol?

I'm using the package listings and came across a problem displaying an SQL statement within an java environment. This is the MWE. \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{listings} ...
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How to make Sanskrit Title in Devanagari Package

I generally type sanskrit using the "devnag" preprocessor. But when making a sanskrit title it is showing an error. Can you please help me in rectifying this. My input vivekachoodamani.dn file is ...
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Increasing the size of the memory: not all files are built successfully

I am trying to compile a large file which contains a tikz picture with more data points than tex can handle. Following the questions here and here I set to increase the capacity of tex by changing ...
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MikTex can't find \begin(document} [duplicate]

I'm running into an error recently and am unsure why I get it. Running this script: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello \end{document} I get this error message (question being how do ...
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\( \) don't work with TOC?

If i write this line of code \subsection{Ranger \( n \) boules distinguables dans \( M \) boîtes} I obtain an error over the second \) (./Probabilité.toc ./Probabilité.toc:8: LaTeX Error: Bad ...
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Lost labels using intertext with varioref and hyperref

I have a problem using \intertext together with \vref when hyperref is also used. Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, varioref} ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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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} ...
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Is it possible to tell pdflatex to terminate after the first error?

In case of a syntax error, pdflatex usually (in \errorstopmode) gets interactive and asks you what to do. I know I can press: X to terminate S to enter \scrollmode (continue processing without ...
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How to include font into document?

I have a template that use Frutiger Font. But I think the font is not correctly included because while generating the document I get various font errors and the last one: LaTeX Font Warning: Some ...
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Ignore compile errors

How can I set up a permanent compile loop that keeps trying even when there are errors? I'm using latexmk with a remote compile setup as discussed here and here. However, if I save a document with a ...
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Package PGF Math Error: Sorry, an internal routine of the floating point unit

This type of error (! Package PGF Math Error: Sorry, an internal routine of the floating point unit got an ill-formatted floating point number ...) arises when trying to use a predefined list for the ...
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How to subtract both very large numbers and numbers smaller than one?

In the context of Scientific Notation Only For Large Numbers have we been looking for a way to handle large numbers, as pgfmathparse can't cope with these. The only package we could find was ...
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“kpsewhich” error when trying to build from Textmate

I'm using LaTeX pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.9-2.2 on Mac OSX 10.6. When I try to build from TextMate (Ctrl+R) I get the following error: Please add the directory containing “kpsewhich” to PATH in ...
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Error using \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox}

With TeX Live 2009, with this MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox} \begin{document} \begin{Verbatim}[frame=single] auto eth0 \end{Verbatim} \end{document} I ...
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Compilation error: missing $ inserted

I'm trying to compile this: %\chapterimage{m2summary.pdf} \chapter{Respostas e soluções} \begin{multicols}{2} \section*{\textcolor{ocre}{1. Matrizes}} \subsection*{Exercícios de fixação} ...
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Ghostscript Error “undefined in H.S”

I downloaded a thesis proposal template. When I compile it no error appears, but to display dvi, I got the following error. So what is the problem and how to fix it? Error: /undefined in H.S Operand ...
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Unable to generate pdf

I use TeXnicCenter and get the following error window after I try to compile Even TexMaker is unable to create the pdf file. No error is detected in the window below after compilation.
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How do I fix “roman.sty not found” using LaTeX?

I've been using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now. I've editing several documents and especially resumes. However, I've recently been experiencing several problems with LaTex and Texmaker, ...
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Problems installing MiKTeX

I have managed to download the ProTeX package and install TeXstudio. However, I keep failing in installing MiKTeX. (I have tried to download it several times from different places to insure that it ...
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Output routine footbib error

This is my preamble \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt,openright,final,oldfontcommands]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{import} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Error with \newcommand and \section

I'm trying to typeset an article. In the preamble, I defined these two things: \newcommand{\leftexp}[2]{{\vphantom{#2}}^{#1}{#2}} \newcommand{\hr}{\leftexp{*}{\mathbb{R}}} However, when I try to ...
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LaTeX algorithmic package: Undefined Control Sequence in for-Loop

I'm trying to specify an algorithm in pseudocode in a LaTeX document, but I'm having trouble with the for-Loop. My statement: \for{$bin=0 to binCount$} \item blablabla \endfor keeps on generating ...
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compilation problem: “Extended mathchar used as mathchar” with mathastext

When compiling a file using XeLaTex in TeXShop on Mac OS X, the console persistently hangs after the detection of the XeTeX driver: *geometry* driver: auto-detecting *geometry* detected driver: xetex ...
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Problem with abbreviation of `\multirow` and `\multicolumn` (LaTeX)

I have had to typeset several block matrixes lately. So I thought of defining abbreviations of \multirow and \multicolumn so as to avoid having to remember the former needs {*} and the latter {r} and ...
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LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document} [closed]

While i wrote \begin{document} but it gives me the error what should i do? You can see my template below: \documentclass{res}‎ ‎\newsectionwidth{0pt} ‎\setlength{\textheight}{10.2in} ...