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Using \hyphenation and umlauts

I have included the ngerman package and I write \hyphenation{An-fangs-n"a-he-rung} into the preamble of my document. However, latex complains with !Improper \hyphenation will be flushed. ...
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Just installed ProText. Command paths all “unknown” [closed]

Installation went fine but I haven't been able to view a document. I have created and saved a sample document. If I click "build and compile" (the two green arrows) it says "Can't find C:\Users..." ...
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package textpos gives Runaway argument error

I am trying to position images in order to make a "stamp" pdf for use with pdftk. textpos looks like the perfect solution, but this code gives errors and no output: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Problem after copying text: inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‭ not set up for use with LaTeX

I have a LaTeX document, that can be compiled without any problems, but after copying some text into the document, I'm getting a huge amount of errors that say: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode ...
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Undefined control sequence for equation

I am running into the error message !Undefined control sequence with the below explanation and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I am using Mactex and Texmaker. I am new to LaTeX and would really ...
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Caption package error redux

I'm using the caption package, but it's not affecting the captions within my tables and figures. I've pasted my sample code below. How can it be fixed? \documentclass{article} ...
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Lists of Figures and Tables is not generated: error

Finishing my twosided article, I want to generate the LOF and LOT. The following error occurs over and over for a lot of figures (the first being: "Undefined control sequence" and the second being: ...
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Still can't compile with newpx

I have the same problem as this question: Cannot compile using the newpx package But the solution there doesn't work for me. After running updmap several times I still can't compile even the simple ...
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Clear Option Clash error [closed]

I'm working with a template to create a course syllabus. The package requires an .sty file, which I have in the same folder. No matter what I try, I can't clear an error: "Option clash for package ...
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I have to make an article with lms.cls but I am not able to proceed as there is the error “lms.cls does not exist”

I have to make an article with lms.cls. But I am not able to proceed, as there is error when compiling which is “lms.cls does not exist”.
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Mimic mathjax behavior on undefined control sequences

I recently posted something on math.stackexchange.com, and was astonished by the behavior of the auto-renderer on undefined sequences. Instead of stopping the compilation right here, it would display ...
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Different errors while compiling, depending on distribution [closed]

When compiling my TeX document in PCTeX the _ in the bibliography url's appear as “˙. When compiling it in TeXworks the _ appears fine, but all the table references appear as ??. Any ideas to how I ...
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pdflatex quit compiling — removed offending code but still get error with .lof

I added something like this to my tex document: \begin{figure}%[!htbp] \begin{center} \iftoggle{isPrintingBigPictures} { \includegraphics[width=1\textwidth]{images/simResults/hiLo/hiLoDynamic.png} ...
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Robust processing of autogenerated LaTeX files that contain many errors

I use knitr to generate pretty reports, with pdflatex as backend. Everything works fine if the R code runs without error. However, if the R code fails, the autogenerated file is sometimes invalid in ...
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Option clash for package placeins

I am using following set of packages for my LaTeX file but I am getting following error. ! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package placeins. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. ...
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pgfplots “dimension too large” with 3D graphic from external source

I want to include a 3D plot that I created in R. The plot is prepared according to the example given for Matlab in the pgfplots manual. I cropped the whitespace around the saved png, added ...
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Problem between opticals and minionint options in the MinionPro package

I've already told the author of the MinionPro package about this. But I post it here to see if somebody solves it before him: This document: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Error after TeX Live 2012 update: “I can't write on file 'texsys.aux'”

I was previously able to run LaTeX with TeX Live 2011, but since installing TeX Live 2012, I get the error message ! I can't write on file 'texsys.aux'. This is a Windows 7 operating system. I have ...
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\line(1,0){5cm} gives error

I am trying to create a signature line, like this: \begin{flushright} \line(1,0){5cm} Dženan Zukić \end{flushright} However, latex gives me the following error messages for the second line: ...
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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first LaTeX file

I installed MiKTeX and ran a test file on TeXworks, but am getting an error message. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is some sample text. \end{document} I get this error message when ...
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pstricks in MacTeX

I got a new Mac with OS X 10.8.3 and installed MacTeX-2012, but pstricks doesn't seem to work now. Before I used (plain) TeX and chose the TeX and DVI typesetting option. When I looked for help in ...
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When I try to add a new page it gives me an error [closed]

I'm using LaTeX to make a document for the first time, so I started off by just using a template and just editing text to make it as easy as possible for me. However, I've stumbled across a problem. ...
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package xkeyval error in ytableau package

I'm using the ytableau package to draw young tabs in Lyx. I loaded ytableau package in the preamble and I had no problems in drawing standard young tableaus/ferrers diagrams. My problem is when I ...
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Best approach to detect whether hierarchy of sectioning commands is respected?

Is there a package that checks whether each subsection lies in a parent section, each subsubsection lies in a parent subsection, etc. and issues a warning or error otherwise? Not to my knowledge, but ...
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Errors in passing a previously concatenated string to foreach

Motivation While attempting to answer Pie chart with values as angles not percent, I stucked on passing a string to a foreach. The context To makes things clear, I briefly introduce the context. ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{frame} [closed]

I'm having trouble woking with this code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pgfpages} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Class options include: notes, notesonly, handout, trans, % ...
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Getting strange misplaced \noalign error

I'm trying to add a horizontal line to my document, like so: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fullpage, graphicx, url} \usepackage{dsfont} \begin{document} $ \mathds{C}$ \hline ...
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adjustbox and lstnewenvironment

I'm trying to use adjustbox to make a frame around listings (I know that listings itself can do this, but its implementation produces sub-optimal results when the line heights are not equal throughout ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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How to use the \L command in LaTeX

While Using the command \L in LaTeX Error Display: latex error mathcal allowed only in math mode
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LaTex error : ! LaTeX Error: Command \ecircumflex unavailable in encoding T1

I get a trouble in compiling LaTex. I used Texlive and Texmaker(in Xubuntu 13.04) for writing LaTex, the error says : LaTeX Error: Command \ecircumflex unavailable in encoding T1. note that in window ...
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bigfoot - Dimension too large (I can't work with sizes bigger than about 19 feet.) [closed]

My MWE is below. I can produce the following output in nonstopmode... ... but I see these errors in the log: ! Dimension too large. \FN@normaloutput ...\tw@ \fi \fi \ifdim \FN@vsize ...
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Compiling a given latex file

I'm trying to compile BPI.tex here because, as you can see, the given compiled file has the lower end of each page cut off. The problem is: I get lots of "undefined control sequence" errors but if I ...
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How to easily determine the full name of the latex file when a build error occurs?

I have recursive makefiles that I run to build my large tree which has many 100's of latex files (I use latex for everything). These makefiles travel the tree and build pdf's and generate HTML files ...
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Expansion of commands in errmessage

When I run \documentclass{article} \def\pet{dog} \errmessage{My \pet\ is {sick}} \begin{document} My \pet\ is {sick}. \end{document} the error message is: My dog\ is {sick}. but the PDF ...
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XeLaTeX problem? Undefined control sequence.

I'm new to LaTeX. I downloaded a template for making a CV. here It says to be compiled with biber and XeLaTeX Im trying with xelatex vc_10.tex but always getting errors, fixed them by searching ...
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void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table

I'm using auctex + Emacs(OSX) Problem: If I open an LaTeX file, it works right. But if I open an plain tex file, it complains. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table) ...
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Weird “\bfseries invalid in math mode” problem

I am compiling an Appendix file as part of my report. I have the file complete and the funny thing is when I compile the main file, it works fine, but if I make a mistake that somehow leads to ...
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Conflict between TikZ and *.cls file

I am attempting to convert a document from one class to another. In the original class, I am able to use TikZ and PGFPlots for my graphics. However, in the new class, I receive the following error: ...
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Nodes near coords gives Undefined Control Sequence

I have the following example of a graph. I want to place the items in the table "Restart" next to the nodes. Everything works until I add "nodes near coords", I get a bunch of errors saying "Undefined ...
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xstring substitution with font commands fails in error

I want to substitute some spaces with normal font \dots in between name parts typeset in \ttfamily. Below example works except for the commented part which fails miserably with the error: TeX ...
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Temp file fails verification every time I try to update MiKTeX [closed]

I have been using TeX for two years now, mostly as a replacement for Word. I'm an academic and I like the typesetting capability, especially when I need to use math, but am not an advanced user. I ...
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Multi-line text retrieved from file via \input, within a newcommand declaration, passing newly declared command as argument of standard letter class

I have put together a minimum working example consisting of a number of files mwe.tex % instance of personal letter address.tex % full address of individual being addressed in mwe.tex ...
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How to mitigate “same number of coordinates” error?

I have a rather complicated pgfplots graph mixing const plot with ybar stacked and it doesn't like the data sets I am importing due to coordinate mismatch. However the graphs are correct and exactly ...
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Use of \cals doesn't match its definition \calscommand

The following minimal working example employs a cals table in the document environment and works fine: \documentclass{article} %document encoding \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %geometry ...
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errors: esami package short answer questions

I am using the esami package to make a short answer exam. According to the documentation, I can use the following code in the variants file: This is the eachtest.tex file. \begin{problem} This is ...
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pdflatex nonstopmode with TikZ stops compiling

I compiled a TikZ code using pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode. Depending on code errors, compiling stops. I want to know what went wrong. Let me show you two cases, both of which involve a code error ...
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MiKTeX’s LuaLaTeX and minitoc: “I can't write on file …mtc”

When compiling the code below with LuaLaTeX I get the error: "I can't write on file 'test.mtc'". Any ideas on how to resolve this? (Btw, the file test.mtc is there and contains the word "Contents") ...
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I can't get LaTeX to recognize the Venndiagram package even though TeX Live says the package is installed [closed]

I am new to using LaTeX, I have not figured out how to properly install a package yet. I believe this is my issue, if someone could help guide me through the proper way of doing so I would appreciate ...