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Error running Context texexec on Mac OSX 10.10, Ruby 2.2.0 Stable

When I try to run texexec on my context file I get the following error: texexec va.ctx /Users/davidsmith/context/tex/texmf-context/scripts/context/ruby/base/ctx.rb:120:in `manipulate': invalid byte ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...
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biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong?

I switched my .bib files to UTF-8 encoding and want to use biber for creating my bibliography (up to now I used bibtex). Currently, I do not get a bibliography for my thesis in the pdf, so I'm trying ...
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Latex removes whitespaces

Hello I have a problem with whitespaces. I don't know why but they are removed as you can see in the image. Does anybody know why? thank you! Here is the log: Missing $ inserted. <inserted ...
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Maketitle error

Why do I constantly get this error: There's no line here to end. \maketitle When I learned to use latex I was told to use \maketitle where I want to have my title placed. What is written in the title ...
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Count and Show Compile Error

\documentclass{article} \def\ad#1{$^{#1}$} \def\aff#1{$^{#1}$} \def\address#1{#1} \def\dept#1{#1} \def\inst#1{#1} \def\cyname#1{#1} \def\country#1{#1} \def\pcode#1{#1} \def\stname#1{#1} ...
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Longtable Errors

When I complile my latex I'm getting all sorts of errors. No matter what I try and change in my code I get several different errors. I've been at this for about a week so I may need help to work this ...
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Bug in code. Undefined control sequence

I'm beginner in LaTeX and don't understand why I'm getting error. This is my code: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{array,tabularx} ...
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Using Forest Package in Newenvironment

I'm trying to use the forest package to draw circuits, so I want to define a "circuit" environment that is a wrapper around the forest environment. But defining a newenvironment runs into problems. ...
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Why does pgfplots's “current plot style” throw an error even when it works?

I managed to produce the following diagram with pgfplots and TikZ: This is exactly how I want it to look. The following M(-ish)WE reproduces the diagram: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to make a trap if '\mathring' command is being used in Tex Document?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \usepackage{accents} \begin{document} \title{TEST} \date{} \maketitle $\mathring{I}\mathring{J}\ring{I}$ \end{document} Pop up an error if \mathring ...
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LaTeX Tikz - “did you forget a semicolon” with this flowchart [closed]

I cannot get this document to render. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} ...
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another “Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup”

I am hitting an issues like this one: “Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” error Answer from David Carlisle says: So, the error you show makes me suspect that you are using a class or package ...
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Problems with framemethod global option to mdframed package

I'm using a colleague's template for a beamer poster but I'm having trouble getting it to compile. The error I'm getting is ! Package xkeyval Error: `framemethod' undefined in families `mdf'. I ...
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Package keyval error: Frametitle undefined

I'm trying to compile a beamer presentation template but it does not work. The structure of the code is as follows: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pgf,pgfpages} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Matplotlib pgf backend returns “LaTeX returned an error, probably missing font or error in preamble” for all plots

I've spent the last few hours trying to get PGF backend to work. I was trying to use xelatex, but it wouldn't run at all. Now I have made this example: # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import matplotlib as ...
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How can I put a code listing in a tikzposter \block?

I'm trying to put a code listing in my poster, but I get the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000] What am I doing wrong? \documentclass[portrait, a0paper, ...
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no pdf output - view command disabled in LyX (2)

Yesterday I wrote : I am working in LyX with documentclass{amsart} and all was doing well until MiKTeX Update made impossible to produce PDF output, error messages being amscls.sty not found or ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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Lyx Error “Undefined control sequence” after chosen

Good day, I would like to read a pdf file in which I have added a small bibliography. This bibliography work with the "plain" style. But when I choose the "agsm" style, for example, I get the ...
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pdftex: SVG not found

I'm trying to use svg graphics in my big latex document. I followed other posts and included the svg and the amsmath package. And used the following to test it: \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering ...
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Guides to Writing Macros with Error Message

I'm trying to write \newcommand macros that will check the user's inputs to arguments and return an error message if an error (for example, value out of range) is found. Is there a good reference? ...
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TextMate crashes after creating the bibliography

I'm writing my thesis in latex using TextMate. Everything was going fine, but after an update yesterday it is not willing to compile my file. I tried to remove all the 'clutter' that latex creates and ...
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mathclap: undefined control sequence

In my preamble I have loaded the amsmath and geometry package and many others that I read are useful when using \mathclap. This is my preamble \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,abstracton]{scrartcl} ...
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Unsaved TeX file lost after TeXStudio crash

I was compiling a TeX file and I forgot to save it, I executed several times before TeXStudio crashes and I could not find my document anymore, both .tex or PDF version. Any chances I can recover my ...
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Package mhchem Gives an Error

I recently tried to use mhchem and it works for some commands, but not for some. Here is a sample code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \begin{document} \ce{X-X} ...
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“Windows api error 5” when trying to install MikTex [duplicate]

I tried to install basic-miktex-2.9.5105 (system: Windows 7), but always got the error message "Windows API error 5: Access denied info: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe". I ...
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package keyval error: current slide undefined

I'm trying to prepare a presentation using latex but it gives an error: "package keyval error: current slide undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation.Type H for ...
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error on adding item list in sidecaption using memoir

I try to add an item legend using tikz drawed bullet in sidecaption with memoir, using Texlive 2013 updated, and xelatex, to this working MWE \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt,twoside, openright]{memoir} ...
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Getting overfull hbox whenever I use an escaped math symbol

Very new to Latex, and I'm getting an "overfull hbox" error when I try to compile (correct terminolgy?) this line: (AF1) \in \{(R1), (R2), (R3), (R4)\} Which works fine if I get rid of the "\in" ...
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LaTex error- !Paragraph ended before \split was complete

I am using amsmath package but keep getting errors with the following: \begin{split} \[ A_R&=\frac{4}{9}+\frac{20}{81}+\frac{100}{729}+\frac{500}{6561}+\dots \\ ...
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Why is pdfpages' addtotoc option giving me «Illegal parameter number in definition of \AM@temp» error message?

I am trying to add a few pdf pages in my LaTeX file and have them shown in the table of contents. My file is as follows: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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auto-pst-pdf and ucl thesis style

I have a problem with compiling my thesis which uses the ucl latex template style. While I've tried to reduce it to a minimal working example, I'm not sure whether it's still relevant. The error I get ...
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Graph a function in TeXStudio [duplicate]

I want to know how do graph a vector field and a function in TeXStudio. So far, I have tried: \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \psset{algebraic,plotpoints=300} ...
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Can't use \circledast nor ^{º}

sorry if this is a simple question, but I'm new to LaTeX and I'm willing to learn. I want to write this expression: $r^{º}_{xy}[m]= \lbrace x \circledast \overline{y}^{-} \rbrace$ but I get an ...
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hobby: TeX capacity exceeded (parameter stack size?) error, when using tangency information at a point to draw a path

I am getting a TeX capacity exceeded error when running the following example code (which comes from the answer to this question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Tabulate text within caption

I would like to tabulate text within a caption. See below what I obtain with my code: \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering \includegraphics[width=6in]{topfigure.png} ...
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! Illegal parameter number in definition of \NewValue

Everything works fine untill I added the following URL refernce to my referneces.bib file. The URL refernce is output but I am getting the error Illegal parameter number in definition of ...
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Beamerarticle problem

I think I can apply for the award of shortest MWE. This MWE compiles and runs OK, but if I comment out the second line (i.e. use beamerarticle) I receive error messages about xcolor clash, already ...
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Throw error if font is not defined

I need to throw an error, should a certain font not be installed. I have a font in a subfolder: /font/NinjaFont.ttf. This must be installed via certain commands (not important for this - but here: ...
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Latexmk: Stop processing on pdflatex error

If my tex-files contain an error (such as an undefined control sequence), latexmk will present a prompt and ask for manual input before continuing. Now, of course it is possible to force further ...
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Beamer - ! File ended while scanning use of \next

I ran into an issue with the following code \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] % Start of frame \begin{columns}[t] \begin{column}{.02\textwidth}\end{column} % ...
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Error in adding parts to the question

I am new to Latex and trying to add parts to main question by using \begin{parts}. When I run my code, I get the error "!LaTeX error: Environment parts undefined" \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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What does this input encoding error mean?

! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined (inputenc) in inputencoding `utf8'. See the inputenc package documentation for explanation. Type H for ...
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Missing \begin{document} in dantelogo.sty? Viccuad-CV [closed]

I am trying to recompile my CV using the Viccuad-CV template on a new PC, but I keep running into bugs. I downloaded the template again and I am using the empty example to compile it but it keeps ...
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A strange Missing $ inserted error

For the following text snippet in my document: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{quotes} \usepackage{amsmath} \say{For vertical axes deployment, $\theta_t$ = $\theta_r$ = 0 and for ...
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Tikz: Error “dimension too large” when decorating arc [closed]

I'm drawing circles with arrows on in 3D. To do this I'm using decorations, and drawing the circles in halves so that I could change the colours later and draw an arrow penetrating them while keeping ...
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Why doesn't “/documentclass{article}” work (forward slash vs. backslash) [closed]

I am new to LaTex. I am reading the book "Latex" by Stefan Kottwitz, but under "creating our first document" I was supposed to write the following: /documentclass{article} /begin{document} This is ...
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Forbid building a file when it's not used in \input [duplicate]

I have two files, main.tex and chapter.tex, organized as follows: %main.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{chapter} \end{document} and %chapter.tex \section{Hello world!} $2 + 2$ ...