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Is there a \die command?

Is there a command that generates the error or warning of my choice? I'm planning to put it in an \ifthenelse, so it can't be a syntax error.
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Compiler gives hundreds of “invalid character” suddenly

I am writing my latex document in TexMaker and suddenly in one of the thousands of compilations I make there is a error and I cant get rid of it. The error is: ! Text line contains an invalid ...
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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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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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\pgfmathsetmacro - dimension too large (biggest value allowed?)

I want to import some data with parameters to parametrize some plots. After importing a table, I assign specific variables of the table to a placeholder by using \pgfplotstablegetelem. And it works ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...
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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I tried to load an .eps picture, but an error occured, 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'. Please help me!
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libertine font package doesn't work anymore (December 2011)

If you're using an up-to-date system and you're having trouble with using the Linux Libertine fonts, you should probably check out Linux Libertine package and fonts not working any more (fall 2012), ...
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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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Language problems with biblatex and babel

I am trying to use biblatex with IEEEtran and babel, however I am having an error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language ENGLISH yet.. With regular Bibtex everything works as usual. ...
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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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Updating MiKTeX: again errors [duplicate]

After today's update of MiKTeX I got lot of errors like this: ! \textfont 192 is undefined (character ???). \beamer@doifinframe ...v 10^{13}\;\text {cm}^{-3}$ ...
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Error: Missing \begin{document}

I wanted to make a command that outputs a number in math mode. This is how my file looks like: \documentclass{scrartcl} %\usepackage{epsdice} %\newcommand{dice}[1]{\epsdice{#1}} ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with glossary package

My document contains many thousands of glossary items. When compiling with XeLaTeX, about 1/8 of the way through the document, it reports: ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. ...
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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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“TeX capacity exceeded” because of a couple of raiseboxes in a \section?

In a package, I have the following command defined: \newcommand\fkm{ \ensuremath{\mathrm{ \raisebox{-0.1ex}{\rotatebox{22}{f}}\! \raisebox{0.2ex}{\rotatebox{-15} {k}}\! ...
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Miktex amsfont problem: \scriptfont is undefined [duplicate]

Today, After updating Miktex system, I have trouble with error \scriptfont is undefined. So I tried to reinstall Miktex 2.9.4813 (32 bit version). Everything OK, but again after updating, problem is ...
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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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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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Why aren't the braces showing

I have this tex: \(\mu_{A}\left(x\right)\in \[0,1 \right\]\) The issue here is that [ and ] are not showing around 0,1, why is that? Thanks.
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Error when using minted package and -output-directory option

I am having problem when I use the -output-directory option while I am using minted. It does not move the .out.pyg and .pyg file to the output directory and it gives me an error. I there any ...
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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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empty ’thebibliography' enviroment

I get this error and I really don't know how to handle it. I saw similar questions here and I've tried the solutions, but it didn't work. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,fleqn]{book} %{scrartcl} ...
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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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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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How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc?

I'm generating a PDF document with pdflatex (more precisely, latexmk invoked from TexMaker 3.4. My LaTeX install is TeXLive 20120719). I can read the document fine in Okular and Gmail's attachment ...
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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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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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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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How to produce a list of frames with Beamer if frame titles have LaTeX tags in them?

Related to: Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer? The above method works if frame titles don't have tags such as \emph{} in them. However, if a frame title has such a tag, the error ...
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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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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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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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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 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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How to make nonstopmode really not stop on a missing input file

I have a file test.tex with these contents: \input{missing} \input{present} When I run PDFLaTeX with --interaction=nonstopmode it stops after the first missing input file: $ pdflatex ...
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Lyx 2.x: Document Class Not Available - Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite PB 3

I'm running the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta, and I ran into a problem installing MacTeX (2014) and LyX (2.1.2). Upon successful installation of both, LyX would launch with an error: "Document ...
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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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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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Conflict between my modified .sty file and babel's ngerman?

There is some conflict or error I don't understand. I can skip it and nothing visible happens. The output is okay and everything seems to be fine. Still I would like to get rid of the error message. ...
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sn edges and nice empty nodes styles in forest lead to dividing by zero; what's going on?

The forest manual defines two styles: sn edges and nice empty nodes. They are defined as: sn edges/.style={for tree={parent anchor=south, child anchor=north}} and nice empty nodes/.style={for ...
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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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Error Latex TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]

I want to test this template http://students.engr.scu.edu/~sschaeck/latexforthesis/. when i run the makefile i get this error .Please what does it mean this error here the code : ...
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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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Strange persisting error, even after removing the code.

After doing some changes to my document, I get a “Runaway Argument” error on compilation. After undoing these changes the error persists. However, when I copy the code to a new file or rename the .tex ...
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synctex.gz file is (busy) [closed]

I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy). I'm using TexMaker to ...