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inputenc errors caused by different LaTeX environments?

On my iMac, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} get's me Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined. I don't get this error on my MacBook. Conversely, \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...
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Error kile 3 beta on ubuntu 12.10

I've installed the new kile 3 beta (on ubuntu) but now it shows this problem: [Kile] Unknown tool preview-PDFLaTeX.. How can i fix it or downgrade kile from 3 beta to 2.1?
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MiKTeX missing error message

I used the command to suppress the screen output latex -quiet foo.tex --quiet is implemented in MiKTeX's executables and removes all the stuff from the output stream except for the errors. It ...
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Harvard style biblatex commands already defined [closed]

I'm very new to this so I'm probably missing something obvious but I can't find the answer anywhere. I'm trying to use Harvard style citations and even the following won't work: ...
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TexStudio cannot compile presentation [closed]

I have been using TexStudio for a long time with no problem in creating pdf files. But now I have to make a presentation with LaTeX and it does not compile. I tried every tutorial that appears when ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `ngerman' [duplicate]

I've tried to create German quotation marks in LaTeX, but after compiling with \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}, I get this error: ! Package babel Error: Unknow option `ngerman'. Either you misspelled it ...
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Matrix creating “missing \item” error [closed]

I don't even have an enumerate nor an itemize in my document, but I'm getting a message that says "! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item." I've searched here and elsewhere, and ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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Strange Activity with TexStudio after Installing Package [closed]

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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Vim complains of Whitespace error with \hspace

When I type the following line in Vim: \hrule height .1mm Why do I get the following error in the Vim Location List: foo.tex|258 error| Whitespace before punctation mark in " ." NOTE: It ...
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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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“File ended while scanning use of \@ref.” error in LaTeX [closed]

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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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 ...
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Why do I get so many “underfull box” and “runaway argument” errors? [closed]

The code below was working for a while, but now, when I compile it, I get many "underfull box" warnings and "runaway argument" errors. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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dot2texi cannot handle large graphs

I'm trying to create a graph like this, but bigger: . That's generated from radius2.tex using dot2texi (under MiKTeX on WinXP). However, when I try to make the graph any larger, as in ...
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Can't compile text file because of metafont?

i have a complex thesis template, which i can't seem to compile. This is the output of pdftex : (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/grfext.sty) ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class [closed]

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX. A minimal working example is given below. To the best ...
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XeLaTex Undefined control sequence []] with \twocolumn

I'm using the IEEEconf documentclass. I want the abstract to span two columns directly after the title so I added the following: \twocolumn[ \begin{@twocolumnfalse} \maketitle ...
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Error With modiagram [closed]

I am trying to compile the following code from the modiagram Manual: \begin{MOdiagram}[names] \atom[\lewis{0.,F}\hspace*{5mm}\lewis{4.,F}]{left}{1s=.2;up,up-el-pos={1sleft=.5}} ...
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GuiViewSource.cpp (208): Can't find format for backend pdflatex!

I am new lyx user and I have miktex 2.9 installed on my machine. I cannot convert my lyx document to pdf. When I look at the debug messages this is what I get 01:13:21.694: Enter characters to filter ...
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How to Insert a Figure Properly? [closed]

I'm trying to insert a figure in my report, I get an error each time when I try this: \begin{figure}[H] \hfill{}\includegraphics[width=15cm,height=16cm,bb = 0 0 200 100, draft, ...
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Extra \else error [closed]

I am wary of posting this as these extra \else posts seem to be getting closed, but here goes... I getting the following errors when compiling my .tex file: Line 243 is not being included in the ...
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How to use StyleSlide at Simpleslides ? (ConTeXt)

I am very interesting use Simpleslides and My MWE like this : \usemodule[visualcounter] \usemodule[simpleslides][style=Swoosh] \setupTitle [ title={Simple Slides?}, author={Hirwanto}, ...
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Typesetting problem (XeTeX) [closed]

Capitolo 2. ./Preambolo consigliato.tex:660: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [semantic nest size=500]. <recently read> { l.660 \jg &j\\ an error I've just gotten out of typesetting the ...
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What's the shortest input that makes TeX and/or TeX-based systems go into a loop? [duplicate]

The following 12-character input causes TeX to go into a loop. \def\x{\x}\x It won't crash, it won't produce an error message, it'll just sit there for ever, trying to compile the document (but not ...
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Run LaTeX with the equivalent of pdflatex -shell-escape [duplicate]

I edited a document with LyX and clicked Ctrl+R in order to convert it to PDF. I got the following error message: "You need to run LaTeX with the equivalent of "pdflatex -shell-escape" Or turn off ...
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LaTeX error in the LaTeX compilation [closed]

For the last few days I have been facing some problems while trying to compile my LaTeX document. When I run it (shift+ctrl+L), the window compiles for some time; then it is stopped. It starts ...
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Latexproblem: font installed but cannot be mapped

When I am compiling some latex, I get the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode cx --bdpi 300 --mag 1+84/300 --dpi 384 zptmcm7y mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for ...
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Error using newcommand “\begin{document} ended by end{center}”

I've noticed that I'm using a particular code snippet for including and centering a figure with its caption all over the place in my Masters thesis. I decided that for cleanliness and flexibility, I ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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What's wrong in directly using tikzcd environment? [closed]

I have a MikTeX 2.9 distribution installed on Windows 7 with PGF 2.10 and tikz and I get a hundred errors at compilation no matter how many dollar sings I use to surround the diagram environment: ...
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Beamer doesn't compile on windows using minted [closed]

Have the same problem than him: Beamer presentation fails to compile after TeX Live upgrade I'm on windows using miktex (texworks), compiling with --shell-escape. I have the same message: LaTeX ...
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“]” not working [duplicate]

I tried to compile something like the following but it is not compiling: $$ \begin{array}{ccc} [u,v]=0&,&\text{if bla}\\ [u,v]=0&,&1 \end{array} $$ I also tried ...
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Error when compiling from Notepad++, but not PowerShell [closed]

I am currently writing my thesis using an existing template. I am using Notepad++ with NppExec to quickly save and compile everything. This had been working properly for a while, but recently I ...
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Latex Error: Cannot determine the size of graphic no bounding box [duplicate]

\includegraphics[width=1in]{space.jpg} This shows an error: Latex Error: Cannot determine the size of graphic no bounding box I am new to LaTeX, I learned and installed it in an hour. I need to ...
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Troubles with installing vanilla [closed]

Thank you very much for your helpful guidance in "How to install Vanilla". I reached till "finalizing your installation" but when I enter "which tex" it shows /usr/bin/tex instead of /opt/texbin/tex, ...
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TexShop: bibtex undefined control sequence [closed]

I am writing my first major LaTeX document, and this is my first time using BibTeX to add in a bibliography. I've searched quite a bit for an error like this, but I have not been able to find anything ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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File 'environ.sty' not found on Ubuntu 13.04 with texlive 2013 [closed]

I found a similar answer but regarding a different distro and the solution did not work for me, so: on an Ubuntu 13.04 I made yesterday (to say that it's clean & brand new) a complete network ...
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Latex error: File 'typearea.sty' not found [closed]

When I try to run my LaTeX file in TeXnicCenter, it's giving following error: Latex error: File 'typearea.sty' not found What would be the reason?
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TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX [closed]

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter and it really worked fine. Unfortunately, without any obvious reason I cannot TeX files anymore. The following error occurs: Bibtex couldn't find xxx.aux ...
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Error: Undefined control sequence \c@lor@to@ps [duplicate]

I got this error ! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps l.122 } ? on compiling a TeX file which has a code copied from LaTeX Draw. This mysterious error has remained ...
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subfig and subfloat stopping doc compiling [closed]

I have a nice little tiled image sequence that relies on \usepackage{subfig} and \usepackage[countmax]{subfloat} being declared. Is it that [countmax] is trying to run against the whole doc and this ...
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dvi to pdf error: unknown token SDict, Interpretting PS code failed

How to clear this error, i cant produce dvi to pdf: ** WARNING ** Unknown token "SDict" ** WARNING ** Interpreting PS code failed!!! Output might be broken!!! ** WARNING ** Interpreting special ...
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Facing the problem in starting the PDFTexify or any other mode [duplicate]

My WinEdt8.0 was going well with MikTex 2.9 yesterday and now after booting my computer it is showing this error, Please Help me to solve it: Error Launching Console Application PDFTexify......... ...
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Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced in php file [closed]

We are using following code in .php script for generate .pdf file. $result1 = exec("R CMD Sweave /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.Rnw"); $result2 = exec("pdflatex /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.tex"); ...
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After switching to TeX Live from MiKTeX, Kile's live preview feature doesn't work anymore [closed]

A few days ago I switched from MiKTeX to TeX Live in order to make both my Mac and Windows computer be on the same platform. I've been ripping my hair out trying to figure out why Kile suddenly ...
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Installing handlatex in miktex 2.9 [duplicate]

I’ve been trying to get handlatex (http://code.google.com/p/handlatex/) to work with miktex 2.9 and texnicCenter on windows 7. I tried copying it in the miktex directories: tex/latex and tex/xelatex ...
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Why does something work in one editor but not the other? [closed]

I have a Windows desktop at home, running TeXniccenter, and a Linux netbook running Texstudio. I would compile the PDF in Texniccenter without any error, but on Texstudio, I'd get errors. It works the ...