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LaTeX Error: Command \openbox already defined

Please Help me to get rid of the following error: ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\mytheorem\demonstration.sty" Package: demonstration ! LaTeX Error: Command \openbox already defined. ...
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Looking for an error [closed]

Let me thank those who have already replied to my request in this post. In particular Mr Lokstep who suggest me to rest this question in a new topic. actually I have the log file This is ...
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Simplest example from pfgplots documentation not working

I get a lot of errors when I try to compile even the simplest examples with pgfplots. The following is taken from the documentation of the package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Getting xetex to complain when a character is missing

Consider the following minimal document: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} tām आ ṁ \end{document} If you compile it with xelatex se.tex, you get something normal and innocuous, like: This ...
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Undefined control sequence with xparse

I just installed the texlive-latex3 package and tried running pdflatex on the following (copied directly from another question posted here): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn ...
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! Bad space factor (0)

When trying to compile my .tex file using the latexmk -latex=xelatex command, I receive the following error: ! Bad space factor (0). <recently read> \@savsf l.39 \end{seriate} ? Then, if ...
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Sphinx error in converting latex to pdf

I'm trying to convert latex to pdf of CherryPy docs for offline usage. After I generated the latex I changed into build/latex directory and run "make all-pdf" and error happened. Sorry I don't know to ...
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Hebrew words causes strange errors with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX

I am experiencing strange problems with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX. I have some hebrew words which continues to throw following errors: error: /usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/font-otn.lua:1809: attempt to ...
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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 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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texlive manager fails to update packages

My TeXLive installation is corrupt (mdframed supposed to be installed, but it is not). Running update with the tlmgr, fails with regenerating fmtutil.cnf in C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var running ...
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Problems with undefined control sequence in list of figures

I'm using TeXLive 2011. I had a lot of problems with compiling my large document yesterday and finally seemed to have gotten back to a working version, however now I get strange error messages in the ...
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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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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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“Missing $ inserted” error; can't figure out what is causing it

Here is the code, getting an error involving a missing $ but I'm certain it's all correct. My guess is I am missing some subtle thing. Here is the specific error message: Missing $ inserted. ...
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Getting an error when trying to use 'xstring' commands in my macro

When I try to compile the minimal example below, I get an error: ! Argument of \@xs@StrLeft has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.33 \setInSCCF{abcdef} If I switch the ...
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Problem with listings-ext [closed]

I am using listings-ext on Ubuntu 11.10 (with LyX) and listings.cfg defines the style colored-code - which I also use in the LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[style=colored-code]{listings-ext} But ...
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How to fix “Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips'”?

I'm having this Error when I try to compile my .tex file with xelatex: ! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips', (hyperref) because XeTeX is running. See the ...
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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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Package pgf Error: No shape named X is known

I can't get this document to compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{snakes,arrows,shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex',line join=bevel,] ...
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Latex Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{sidewaystable}

I get the following error when compiling my LaTeX source: ! LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{sidewaystable}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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“Missing Number” error when using “switch” in “boolexpr”

\pdfoutput=1 \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \usepackage{boolexpr} \def \p{1} \def \q{1} \begin{document} \switch[\p=] \case{\q}abc \endswitch def \end{document} Compiling the above I get the ...
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Error using \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox}

With TeX Live 2009, with this MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox} \begin{document} \begin{Verbatim}[frame=single] auto eth0 \end{Verbatim} \end{document} I ...
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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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PSTricks error, but package not loaded

I am working on a textbook, with a looming deadline, so I admit I did not do an exhaustive search for a solution to this situation. I was hoping someone would see this and say, "This is a duplicate ...
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\mathbb{Z} yields undefined control sequence error

I am using WinEdt 6 for compiling my TeX documents. I am getting an error with contains the line $\mathbb{Z}$ showing that it is undefined control sequence. How should I rectify it? Should I include ...
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No room for a new \dimen

I have this error message: ! No room for a new \dimen . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi which I can not find a cure for.
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Laprint causing end of file during psfrag call

I am attempting to create and use file in my TeX document using laprint.m. The laprint function call produces the .tex and .eps files as expected. When I try to use \input{filename} though I get an ...
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Appending to Variables

The following code works: \def \robble {robble} \def \robbles {\robble\robble} But the following but doesn't: \def \robbles {robble} \def \robbles {\robbles robble} The overall goal is to get ...
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Why am I getting this “Missing $ inserted” error in an algorithm figure just like all my other algorithm figures?

I'm writing a paper in LaTeX, and I'm getting a strange "Missing $ inserted" error when I try to compile the paper using pdflatex, but only if it contains the following code. \begin{algorithm*}[tbh] ...
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Strange error in my table

I need help with an error: \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{@{}ccp{8cm}@{}} \toprule Valor DOP & Calificación & Descripción \\ \cmidrule(c){1-1}\cmidrule(c){2-2}\cmidrule(p){3-3} ...
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“Cannot find file” error when running biber

I'm commuting to using the new biber/biblatex system of referencing. Previously I have been using bibtex as a backend and have tried converting to biber. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 under windows xp sp3. I ...
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Unable to generate references using .bib in Texlipse

I'm writing a LaTeX file using Texlipse. So here is my LaTeX file: \documentclass[10pt,psfig,letterpaper,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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User defined command produces error in conflict with siunitx and TeXLive2011

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my MacBook (running MacOS X 10.6.8) and got the following problem: Example: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{scrbook} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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“There's no line here to end” error when pages break at unfortunate locations

I'm recieving seemingly random There's no line here to end errors at different parts in my code. At first I thought they were truly random and that I had some weird configuration error somewhere, but ...
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Problem inserting figure to LaTeX file using Texlipse

I'm trying to insert a figure into my LaTeX file using the following syntax: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics [width=3in]{fig1.png} \caption{Calculation of shortest path betweenness} ...
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Mysteriously fails to compile when I comment a line

I set up a github repo with a not-so minimal working environment (sorry for that). As the README at github says, uncommenting the following stupid line solves the problem and makes the ...
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Shortcut macro for tabularx environment

I'm trying to define a shortcut using \newcommand for setting up a table using the tabularx environment. The command seems to work fine when beginning the table: \newcommand{\bt}{\begin{tabularx}} ...
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Can't get ledpar to work with section headings

I'm trying to create a bilingual critical edition with Latin on the left page and English on the right. I'm trying to figure out ledpar and I can't get the following example to compile. It compiles ...
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Errors using \acrodef or \newacro

Using the package acronym, I get a error defining acronyms with \acrodef or \newacro instead of \acro: ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX ...
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MiKTeX Portable can't open Beamer theme

I have a Beamer theme called beamerthemeMittweida.sty that's not available in a package. At home I just copied the .sty to Miktex\tex\latex\beamer, then updated all packages and I was able to use the ...
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Enable binary SI units with siunitx in MacTeX

I'm using TeXShop on OS X Lion (the MacTeX distro, which is kind of amazing) and I cannot do the following with siunitx: \SI{4}{\giga\byte} TeXShop says it's an "Undefined control sequence." ...
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error: pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found

I've seen this question on a closed post on this forum, but the answer given there does not solve my problem. I'm an unexperienced LaTeX user, using TeXnicCenter, and MikTeX 2.9 on 64-bit Windows 7. ...
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Troubleshooting font problems with XeTeX

When using XeTeX, I sometimes get errors like this: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `EU1/AdobeSongStd(0)/m/sc' undefined (Font) using `EU1/AdobeSongStd(0)/m/n' instead on input line 181. ...
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Unicode “undefined control sequence” in XeLaTeX

I have got a TeXLive 2011 on an Apple Time Machine and TeXShop on my local MacBook. When I try to typeset the XeLaTeX template from TeXShop, I get “undefined control sequence” for some of the Unicode ...
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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX ...
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Undefined control sequence with pgfgantt package when creating Gantt chart

I'm attempting to make a Gantt chart in my LaTeX document with the pgfgantt package. However, when I try to compile, it gives me undefined control sequence at the first \gantttitle between the {7} and ...
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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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Compilation problem with WinEdt [closed]

I am writing my PhD thesis with WinEdt and recently started to see the following error message. I didn't edit any settings nor change anything in the configurations. Can anybody help? Runaway ...
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Diagnosing errors inside newcommands

When I need to use something repeatedly within a document, I make my own command. E.g.: \newcommand{\notification}[2]{ % line 2 Hello #1, your #2 pie is ready. % line 3 } ...