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How to get better error messages? [closed]

When running XeLaTeX on my document, I frequently get error messages like this: ) Runaway argument? ! File ended while scanning use of \next. <inserted text> \par <*> ...
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Undefined Control Sequence \maketitle … par

I'm new to LateX (first day playing around with it). Downloaded a sample (for a thesis) and I get the following error: I've tried googling around, but it seems like undefined control sequence could ...
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TikZ not working with university thesis class (another question)

For some reason, the TikZ arrow command \draw[->] and any thing similar like \draw[<<->] are not working with the university class file shown below. Can anybody figure out why? The ...
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Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex

I have the feeling this must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with search... When I run the following test file \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % ...
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\relax undefined in tocloft \cftchapaftersnum

I found this error while try to compile latex document in my new machine: ! LaTeX Error: \relax undefined. l.35 \renewcommand {\cftchapaftersnum}{.} It didn't appear in my previous ...
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PS- to-PK converter has stopped working [closed]

I compile the latex file using miktex, during the preview in yap it shows PS- to-PK converter has stopped working error. There is no problem during compilation. Please suggest me the correct.
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htlatex converting all occurences of 'ff' and 'fi' to null characters in HTML output

I'm running MiKTeX under Windows 7, trying to compile some LaTeX to HTML using htlatex. htlatex appears to be converting every instance of 'ff' and 'fi' with a NUL byte in the HTML. Was wondering if ...
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Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) \end{document} [closed]

By looking at questions with same title as mine, I unfortunately don't find answers to fix my code. I am not too familiar with LaTex, but after reading several webpages I really can't see what I am ...
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Feynmf problem with OSX

i found a problem using the package feynmf on OSX 10.6.8 using MacTeX-2013 distribution. I've checked the presence of the two packages feynmf and feynmp using the utility, but when compiling the ...
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Errors in LaTeX source [closed]

I keep getting this error when I try to compile my tex file. Here's my tex file: \documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl} % A4 paper and 11pt font size \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % Use 8-bit ...
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! Text line contains an invalid character [closed]

My Compiler gives hundreds of “invalid character” like this: > !ltext line contains an invalid character pfdlatex > 1.1 Can anyone please help me to solve this matter.
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I get the warning “Undefined control sequence” with \mathbb

I am doing my first LaTeX work using TeXstudios and I'm having trouble with an Undefined control sequence. When I've checked solutions on google it appears as this is caused by typos in the ...
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Why do I get so many “underfull box” and “runaway argument” errors? [closed]

The code below was working for a while, but now, when I compile it, I get many "underfull box" warnings and "runaway argument" errors. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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New to TeX; issue with compiling

I keep getting the compiling error >file ended while scanning use of \frac. I can't see any missing {}, so I'm not sure what to do. \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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dot2texi cannot handle large graphs

I'm trying to create a graph like this, but bigger: . That's generated from radius2.tex using dot2texi (under MiKTeX on WinXP). However, when I try to make the graph any larger, as in ...
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preview generates error [closed]

when attempting to view a latex document in texniccenter I get MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in H.S Operand stack: ...
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Errors when trying to insert graphics file [duplicate]

I want to include a graphics called quadratic.pdf in my LaTeX document, which only contains the image show below. While compiling, I get the following errors: Line 1: Fatal Error No output file ...
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Problem with defining new unicode character

I have a document that takes text from source file via pandoc (that doesn't matter anyway) and inserts it instead of $body$. The source document contains the only one symbol that's shown in hex-editor ...
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error while drawing currents in circuitikz

This is my first complete circuit in circuitiks. I'm trying to draw a circuit to show Kirchoff's Law. I was able to draw the nodes and voltages, but putting currents with arrow is giving me trouble. ...
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How to solve “! LaTeX Error: File `todonotes.sty' not found” in Linux?

I'm running Fedora 20 and trying to compile the following simple document: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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semibold Linux Libertine broken? [closed]

I've just updated to the latest TeX Live (on a Mac, i.e. sudo tlmgr update --self --all says no updates available) and am now getting errors when trying to use semibold fonts with the libertine ...
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htlatex interrupted at '\:temp{rm}'

Using TL2013, I cannot compile documents with htlatex anymore. For example, using: \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} test \end{document} I get: $ htlatex test.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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Missing number, treated as zero in tabularx

I'm using a program to generate LaTeX code utilize the tabular package. It creates an error that reads ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> ## l.17 ...
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includegraphics error when scaling image

I have been using Latex for years now, and consider myself fairly fluent, but this error has me stumped. I am using Miktex 2.9 in Windows 7, and am encountering an error in something that up until now ...
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File ended while scanning use of \frame [closed]

I am a beginner in Latex. My code: \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \mode<presentation> \usetheme{Antibes} \usecolortheme[named=Green]{structure} \title[HUM-THE SABHAl]{Training ...
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Error when typing Matrix and Binomial coefficients

New guy here, I am just trying to study LaTeX from the very beginning. I am using TexShop on a Mac, and now I am reading George Grätzer's Short Course. Here's my question, when I type Binomial ...
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troubleshoot needed for LaTeX Error: Command \item invalid in math mode [closed]

Can someone please troubleshoot this? It gives me an \item invalid in math mode although I use a very similar casing on a previous frame. \documentclass[mathserif]{beamer} ...
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When is it safe to type less and drop curly braces in math mode

I'm using tex a lot more now, and I'd like to get more efficient by typing less. I've partly been inspired by editing mathjax posts and seeing people write things like \frac12. However I've also had ...
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How to resove “job aborted, file error in nonstop mode” error in Texmaker (64-bit)?

First post here. Hope it's not ignorant. I am using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.10 with PDFlatex. I am running a 64-bit machine. Fresh install of Linux and Texmaker, I am quite used to Texmaker, not sure ...
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Why is this statement not compiling correctly?

For some reason, the following excerpt from my code is not compiling correctly and I can't figure out why. \begin{equation} \begin{split} \frac{100}{-6} &= -16(-6) + 4\\ &\implies z^100 ...
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Error-handling in next-generation TeX tools

For many beginners (and many with more experience), the biggest obstacle to using LaTeX is the difficulty of figuring out what is causing an error. A message about something not being \defed, for ...
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ShareLatex beginner [closed]

The common message says: missing control sequence inserted \resheading{Education} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \begin{itemize} \item\ressubheading{completed high school with excellent ...
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Trouble including graphics from csv file into Pgftable, commands are dissapearing (local maybe?)

I've been trying to add eps graphics with the filename in a csv file. Take a look at the CSV to get an idea of what I mean: ...
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How to make TeX stop on error? [duplicate]

How can I tell *tex commands from TeX Live 2013 that they should stop and exit when they detect an error instead of opening a command prompt?
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Can't compile tikz pictures when packages mdwtab and syntax are included

I have a strange dilemma that I cannot resolve. I am including three additional packages than what I typically would include: tikz -- for state diagrams mdwtab and syntax for Context-Free-Grammars ...
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LaTeX generating me 'Draft' text

Here is the code which I executed: %Template for Technical Document \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \input{preamble/pakages.tex} \input{preamble/quotations.tex} ...
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Can't compile text file because of metafont?

i have a complex thesis template, which i can't seem to compile. This is the output of pdftex : (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/grfext.sty) ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class [closed]

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX. A minimal working example is given below. To the best ...
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A “math font error” I fixed but, don't know what was wrong

I was typing my homework and got this error: ! LaTeX Error: \mathfrak allowed only in math mode. Recently I added some macros to my macro file that gives mathfrak text when used so, I figured I must ...
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Multiple files with new command causes undefined control sequence

I am working on a scientific paper and recently I moved from Ubuntu with TeX Live to Mac OS. My document is splitted on more .tex files, to make it easier to work over it. With my old latex machine I ...
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Error with \begin{equation} and \end{equation} [duplicate]

I am writing a document on writelatex.com and I get an error with this: \begin{equation} [any text here returns an error] \end{equation} The error message is Display math should end with $$. ...
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Chapterbib is working but keeps giving me errors. Any way to silence it?

I'm using Chapterbib to write my bibliography separately after each chapter. It does work but bibtex is still giving me plenty of errors and warnings: Illegal, another \bibstyle command I'm skipping ...
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How can I use the align environment in flashcards document class?

I currently have this working example for flashcards: mycards.cfg Use A7 flashcards that get printed on A4 paper. \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[1996/12/01] \ProvidesFile{avery5388.cfg} ...
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Why is the empty document an error?

I'm using Pluma (basically gedit) with a plugin I found to help with tex documents and it does this very well, I just started a new one and activated the preview (because I'll want it at some point) ...
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What is the cause of the error “Package keyval Error: orientation undefined”

When I try to compile the following code on Windows using MikTeX and TexWorks, I get the error "Package keyval Error: orientation undefined". I understand that it is referring to line 69, which ...
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On pdf export LyX document is incomplete [duplicate]

As noted above the lower sections of the document seem to be cut off. The sections seem to be considered to be on the "last" page of the document but in reality they should continue to flow to the ...
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What's up with the tag key?

Subsection 4.18 of the current listings documentation (2013/08/26 Version 1.5b) describes a key called tag. That key is used in lstdrvrs.dtx, which is a file that ships with listings and takes care of ...
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I can't find/fix the errors in order to be able to compile it

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $These are two truth tables for the following: $\neg (p \vee q)$ is logically equivalent to $(\neg p) \wedge (\neg q)$ ...
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Undefined control sequence at end{document} [closed]

I am a new latex user. I encountered an "Undefined control sequence at \end{document}, but I do not understand the problem as end{document} is supposed to be a normal function in latex. My code can be ...