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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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What could cause repeated NULL characters in an .aux file? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document that was compiling fine until this evening. I was playing around with synctex and latexmk when I noticed the error, but I'm not sure what is causing it. There are over 100 of ...
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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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TeX compilers/wrappers and robustness

Please see this post for context. We can use texi2dvi to get LaTeX to compile the correct number of times, and to insert a bibtex call into the loop if necessary. rubber is another wrapper script ...
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Texments/minted not working - Undefined control sequence

I'm trying to add some syntax highlighting to my code and found two packages: texments and minted. I tried to use them, but I'm getting errors while trying to build. I used following code to test both ...
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Missing } inserted, yet braces are balanced

Regard the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,reqno]{amsart} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,amsthm,fullpage} \begin{document} For each $k$ we denote by $\lambda_k$ the $k$th symmetric ...
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PDF inclusion: found PDF version <1.5>, but at most version <1. 4> allowed

How do I get rid of this error: PDF inclusion: found PDF version <1.5>, but at most version <1. 4> allowed I tried putting \pdfoptionpdfminorversion=5 after my preamble, but nothing ...
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Is there a way to fix the following errors?

I am trying to compile a .tex file using pdflatex and I get the following two kinds of errors: Package natbib Warning: Citation `give-citation' on page 14 undefined on input line 41. ! Undefined ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
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Missing $ inserted

I am new to latex. I am trying to compile someone else's document. I have all the correct packages installed, but I get the following error: *Overfull \hbox <37.8394pt too wide> in paragraph ...
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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 error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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Problem with defining a titlepage

I am writing a LaTeX 2e class with two options msc and phd for my department theses/dissertations. In this class, I need to define a titlepage for the first page of the theses/dissertations which ...
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The quickindex option is not working with xepersian package

I have installed TeXLive 2010 on Ubuntu 10.10, when I try to compile a LaTeX file such as: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage[Kashida,quickindex]{xepersian} ...
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How to color text and fill cells with color in a table/subtable environment

I have a question related to making posters using LaTeX. I am using the following website for the poster. Everything is OK, but I am stuck at a point where I want to insert 2 tables next to each ...
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pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable

I'm using a custom class file. My main file looks like this: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{thesis} \begin{document} \frontmatter \pagenumbering{alph} \pagenumbering{roman} \clearpage ...
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'fontspec' package problem with XeLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9

Recently, I updated to MiKTeX 2.9, and after this the xelatex compiler fails when compiling documents with the fontspec package included. In other words, the following code won't compile: ...
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natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
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Use latexmk to filter the log file

I am usually using latexmk in a split shell with my code on the left and latexmk in -pvc mode on the right. When using some packages which themselves load a lot of other packages (think beamer) the ...
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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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Error in arrow symbols.

My LaTeX installation, and many others on the internet seem to be typesetting arrows with thick bits in them, and it looks like a hypen or something has been overlayed over them. Does anyone have a ...
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input index file not found

Dear experts I am using TeXnicCentre. After compiling, while I get an output pdf file, an error is found that says Could't find input index file *pathname* nor *pathname*.idx I am afraid I cant ...
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Configuring Texmaker to find latex and other compilation tools / commands

I've installed latest releases of MiKTeX, GhostScript and Texmaker, but I can't compile anything. The error message "Could not run the command" appears. How do I configure it?
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Why can't I use some of the fonts which I have installed on my Windows system?

I have installed some fonts such as "HelveticaNeueLT Pro 53 Ex.otf" on my Windows, however my XeLaTeX cannot find the font. Here is my code: \font\headers="HelveticaNeueLT Pro 53 Ex:letterspace=5" at ...
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Polyglossia doesn't work with the ltxdoc document class

I have a package that uses the ltxdoc document class and the docstrip program for code and documentation generation. The package deals with some multilingual stuff and needs XeTeX (to be precise, ...
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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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Using the lips package

How do I use the lips package? Having the following line in my preamble: \usepackage{lips} produces the following error: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/frankenstein/lips.sty:309: ...
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Label referring problem

I'm new here and new user of LaTeX I'm trying to write my PhD, intermediate reports with it and I am facing some problems. I tried to look on the internet for 2 weeks, but found no answer to my ...
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LaTeX fails to find my .sty file

! LaTeX Error: File `mypackage.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) I am getting the above error message in Ubuntu 10.10. I used ...
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Using BibTeX with LyX: errors in auto-generated .bbl

I've been puzzling with this for hours now and I can't solve it. I'm using LyX for my article and I made a BibTeX file with JabRef. I inserted the BibTeX bibliography into LyX, but when I try to ...
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How can I set single spacing in todonotes?

Question How can I \renewcommand{\todo} to give single spacing in the todonotes of an otherwise double spaced document? What I have tried The documentation (p. 11, section 1.8.6) suggests that ...
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LaTeX error: can't write file

I'm using Miktex 2.9 on windows 7 x32, texniccenter as IDE. I encounter an error for a project that worked few days ago: when I compile, I get the message: ! I can't write on file `../preamble1.aux'. ...
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could scrarctl be causing the error message ! LaTeX Error: File `ucs.sty' not found.

I am working in Ubuntu 10.10 using Gnome. I wrote this: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[mathletters]{ucs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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LaTeX Errors: “\RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options Section.” AND “File 'article.cls' not found.”

Would you be so kind to help me in resolving the following issue? I tried to convert the text using Latex 2 as it was requested by the publisher, but the document generation failed with the following ...
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MiKTeX and Sphinx : problems on complex TeX output

I've installed the complete package of MiKTeX 2.8 because I have to manage the PDF rendering of a TeX file generated by Sphinx 1.0.4 (Python 2.6) from a ReST source file. I underline that the HTML ...
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Chemstyle xkeyval error

I recently installed texlive-science from the Ubuntu repos and received the following error when I compile: ! Package xkeyval Error: `load-configurations' undefined in families `key'. LaTeX works ...
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Errors/Warnings in LaTeX Output

I use Vim to edit LaTeX documents and pdflatex to compile the documents. One problem with using pdflatex is that it takes time to go through the output to see if there is any warning/errors. ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 portable — Unavailable to complete the update

I have received several errors with MiKTeX 2.9, being portable or standard install, in which some files related to configuration, does not work well. In my laptop (Win XP, spanish), the user's ...
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Why does the following code run in an infinite loop?

\def\hcAuxText{} \newread\hcInputStream \immediate\openin\hcInputStream=myfile.tmp \loop\unless\ifeof\hcInputStream \read\hcInputStream to \hcAuxLine \let\hcAuxAcumm\hcAuxText ...
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Is it bug or feature? I cannot use makeidx in beamer.

I attempted to use makeidx.sty in my beamer project. The first two compilation using latex, the input file can be processed successfully. Then I execute makeindex, it also run without error. But ...
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“! Bad character code (258).” error in package program.sty

I just added \usepackage{tikz}, and I got the "No room for new \dimen" error, which I was able to fix (I think) by just including the etex package as suggested at the link. However, a different part ...
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Math symbols not showing while using fontspec

Math, symbols are not showing when i am using the fontspec package. Here i paste the command and output please tell me as to how i can rectify this. Command: \documentclass[10pt,amssymb]{revtex4} ...
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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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tex font error : rectification needed

If i use this command: \documentclass[10pt,amssymb]{revtex4} \usepackage{amsmath,fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text}{URW Bookman L} \begin{document} Hi man how are u the font is not appearing ...
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Why does hyperref/hpdftex.def v6.81u cause an error for me?

Background information: I'm using TeXlive 2010 (on ArchLinux x86_64, though installed through TUG/CTAN, not from the Arch repos). I update my system with tlmgr daily. All was well until today, perhaps ...
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Trouble setting a length [closed]

I'm starting with LaTeX, and there are things that puzzle me. I'm trying to set a length that's the \textwidth minus (let's say for example) two inches. In the preamble, I wrote: \newlength{\bplen} ...
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Error in \setmainfont

I'm trying to follow the example on the Wikipedia page about XeTeX. But when I run the TeX code, I get this error: (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/etex-pkg/etex.sty) ...
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In BibTeX say: One or more errors occured! please check the options!, what can I do?

When I try to run Bibtex a window error is open that say One or more errors occured! please check the options! I do not understand!, What can I do? Thanks Mario
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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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Xypic problem: can't find file

I'm trying run pdflatex, but I get this one very unusual error. I've downloaded xypic from CTAN, and it still seems that pdflatex is unable to find some documents that are supposedly related to that ...