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LaTeX error! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup

I am trying to input r code using the listing package. However, at the moment my file will not compile and returns the following error: ! Too many }'s. \color@endbox ->\color@endgroup \egroup I ...
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How to trace LaTeX errors efficiently?

One of the most annoying things about LaTeX is that handling errors can be cumbersome and nerve-racking. In fact, it is the main reason that keeps me from actively recommending LaTeX to most people ...
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Undefined control sequence }

Latex compile my code and it's kinda ok, but I don't understand an error it gives me This is part of my code that doesn't work \documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=12pt]{scrartcl} ...
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Problem to show image. Error Bounding Box

I'm trying to add some images, but When i compile it, an error is shown, and in the PDF the images are not showed. Code I have used: \begin{figure}[!h] % h-here, t-top, b-bottom \begin{center} ...
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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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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package

I'm writing a program in TexStudio which includes an algorithm/pseudocode. I used the second post here to help write the pseudocode. After installing the following packages: \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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LaTex Error message: !Missing \endcsname inserted

I'm getting this error message when compliling my .tex file: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. \relax l.34 ... Preamble of my code is following: \documentclass ...
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Why does LaTeX tell me that a { is missing?

Whenever I compile my document including the following code, it produces satisfactory output on the pdf, but gives me an error: 43 Missing { inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Texnicle on mac can't find file with pdflatex

I've been looking for couple hours now and I haven't found a solution for my problem yet. I am trying to build a PDF using Texnicle. I have set up pdflatex and its always giving me this: This is ...
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Authors Suppressed Due to Excessive Length

How can one avoid the error message "Authors Suppressed Due to Excessive Length" using LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) template? Would it be possible to change it to First Author et al. or ...
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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed the Windows version of Texmaker changing the C drive to D and leaving the rest of the install path the same. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ...
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TexMaker - “File not found” when selecting section in structure view

I'm currently having a problem using TexMaker. When I'm selecting a section of the document in the structure view, TexMaker jumps to this specific section within the tex document but also displays ...
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Problem with \maketitle in moderncv

I downloaded the moderncv template for LyX, I tried to compile it but this error appears: \maketitle Your command was ignored. Type I to replace it with another command, or to ...
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How do I use IfStrEqCase within a siunitx command?

I am having trouble using \IfStrEqCase from xstring inside \num from siunitx: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{siunitx} \newcommand{\bla}[1]{% \IfStrEqCase{#1}{{a}{1}% ...
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'Runaway argument? ' error when using the wx-ijcis class

I get the following error message when compiling for a journal article: Runaway argument? \relax \ifmmode \@badmath \else \bgroup \let \eqnnum \relax \let \refstepeqcnt \ETC. ! Paragraph ended ...
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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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Occasional counter too large error despite \MakePerPage

I am using the bigfoot package to generate two styles of footnotes, which I signal using either the normal \footnote or my new \footnoteB. FootnoteB uses alphabetical numbering but the count is reset ...
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Why am I getting a 'missing $ inserted' error? [duplicate]

I'm trying to compile this: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} \usepackage[top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.2cm,right=3.2cm,headsep=10pt,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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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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Missing $ inserted in maths mode

Been trying to this line to parse for a good 20mins, but all attempts have failed: \beta = $-$0.84, t = $-$2.09, P = 0.04 Could anyone tell me why I'm getting a Missing $ inserted error here?
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Label in a footnote in author's field causes 'xfootnotemark doesn't match its definition'

I am trying to insert a \label in the footnote (\thanks) of the author's field with the following code \author{Gopal \thanks{XYZ university\label{auth1}}} However, LaTeX keeps giving the error ...
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Code compilation problem - example on Tikz vectors

I would like to use the following code segment: Code \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{tikzpicture}[line/.style={&gt;=latex}] \coordinate (V1) at (1, 1.3); \coordinate (V2) ...
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Inserting simple figures in a document

I am simply trying to insert some figures in my tex document. I know this is very basic, I also have been following a latex guide, searching for question on stackexchange and asked around. I wrote ...
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Unclean .aux file causes “file ended while scanning use of \@newl@bel” error. Why is it not purged?

I am working on TeX Live 2013 with TeXShop (MacTex2013 distribution) Expected behavior is, that in the case an error occurs during compilation the .aux file is purged. Subsequent compilation must ...
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Permanent “Undefined Control Sequence?”

I'm incredibly confused, and I have absolutely no explanation for this whatsoever. I was happily going about writing my document, which had compiled just fine for weeks beforehand, when I added ...
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Navigator package error: ‘I can't find file `yax' \input yax’

With TeXLive 2013, under Linux Mint KDE 16, when I try to embed a file with the navigator package, I get the following errors pointing to navigator.tex and the source won't compile: line 14: I can't ...
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\scalebox doesnt compile

I want to scale down an equation and after trying lots of examples found on the internet I still cannot compile or see what is wrong. My code looks like: \usepackage{graphicx} .... \scalebox{0.7}{ ...
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! Package xcolor Error: Undefined color model `blue'

I'm having this error message: ! Package xcolor Error: Undefined color model `blue'. No threads on tex.stackexchange were able to be helpul to me. I use a modified version of sharelatex.sty ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” when combining “fixltx2e” and “preview” packages

In a two-column document with figure* floats, where the preview package is set up to preview floats, compilation seems to fail if the fixltx2e package is loaded: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} ...
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“Undefined Control Sequence” error for several lines

I get "undefined control sequence" error message for several lines: "undefined control sequence" (after "\pagebreak", where I pressed ENTER for an empty line), "undefined control sequence \section", ...
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Latex! not in outer par mode - includegraphics - figure

I'm getting that after certain number of figures, with few ones it works but went I add the last seven ones, I got this, please help. Here is the structure of each figure, and here the link to the ...
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Error when using the tikz package [closed]

When compiling a simple MWE like: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} test \end{document} I obtain an error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.1102 ...
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“File ended while scanning use of \@ref.” error in LaTeX

I am using the MikTex distribution of LaTeX and the Eledmac package for line numbering of a critical edition. No previous problems with this setup -- until today. WHEN I USE THE \beginnumbering ...
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Bibtex error after updating to TeXLive 2013: style file not found

I have recently updated my TeXLive installation to the 2013 version (via MacTeX), and I am getting an error when trying to use the econometrica style from natbib. (The error comes from running Bibtex, ...
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Missing $ error for align*

\begin{align*} P_n(x+1) &=\lim_{\epsilon\to 0} \frac{1}{2^2 n!}~\frac{d^n}{d\epsilon^n}[\epsilon^n(2+\epsilon)^n]\\ &=\lim_{\epsilon \to 0} \frac{1}{2^2 n!}~\frac{d^n}{d\epsilon^n} [ ...
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What does this error mean in Mathtools-colon?

I have not been able to produce the minimal example, but I get this error * LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command" * * Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm' on line 128. ...
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How to get better error messages?

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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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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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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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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\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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How can I have inline code (delimited by |) in a footnote or in a caption?

I've defined | as a "short inline character", using \lstMakeShortInline| I'd like to use that delimiter to typeset inline code in a footnote or a caption, e.g. \footnote{Java uses the |break| ...
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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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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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On mac, wrapfig.sty not found, but I already installed it

I'm on OS X, running Mavericks. I installed MacTex Basic a few days ago. I installed wrapfig with the command sudo tlmgr install wrapfig and it installed it. When I use the command tlmgr list I ...
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LaTeX packages minted and scrhack

I'd like to use the minted package and the scrhack package in the same LaTeX document, that is: \usepackage{scrhack} \usepackage{minted} However, I get the following error: ...
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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 ...