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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 ...
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Maximum points to plot in pgfplots

I have lots of data to be plotted(around 100000 points) in a single plot. But pgfplot is giving me error. What is the maximum limit(of points) for it to plot. But gnuplot is giving me the plot whereas ...
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Why do I get an error “Too many }'s” when using package doublespace?

When I use pdfLaTeX to compile this document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{doublespace} \usepackage{todonotes} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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How to patch a package

I have a document that uses symbols both from the marvosym package as well as the eurosym package. There are two commands that clash and I get an error message (due to \newcommand being used and ...
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“kpsewhich” error when trying to build from Textmate

I'm using LaTeX pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.9-2.2 on Mac OSX 10.6. When I try to build from TextMate (Ctrl+R) I get the following error: Please add the directory containing “kpsewhich” to PATH in ...
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Latexdiff error (caused by multi paragraph \sout): Paragraph ended before \UL@on was complete

I try to use latexdiff to point out changes I have made in a document to the other people who need to read it and give me their advice... However, I've been getting this error: Runaway argument? {En ...
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A “stacktrace” for errors

Is it possible to get some kind of "stacktrace" in TeX errors? I sometimes get errors which only show some deep LaTeX internals, but nothing about which LaTeX macro referenced it. Thanks,
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\subparagraph{name} not recognized in IEEEtrans document.

The information I have found on the web indicates that the \subparagraph level should be available in an IEEEtrans article. I'm using TeXLive 2009, pdflatex. The relevant preamble line: ...
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Problem with foreign characters

I am writing a report in LaTeX from a LaTeX template given in my university. The text is in English but I need to have some Swedish characters there was well like ä, ö, å etc. Now the problem is that ...
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“TeX capacity exceeded” because of a couple of raiseboxes in a \section?

In a package, I have the following command defined: \newcommand\fkm{ \ensuremath{\mathrm{ \raisebox{-0.1ex}{\rotatebox{22}{f}}\! \raisebox{0.2ex}{\rotatebox{-15} {k}}\! ...
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Error message: There's no line here to end

In a letter-class document that had no previous errors I am suddenly getting the error message: "There's no line here to end" \opening{text} I've used this file many times and today it starts ...
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LaTeX Error: File `marvosym.sty' not found.

I am trying to get moderncv working. I just installed it and % kpsewhich moderncv.cls1 finds it. When I compile this tex document: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} (one line document). ...
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Error: extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr

I am using the ACM SIG template and trying to create a table of 4 columns. I get the error mentioned in the title of the question. I know the standard reasons why this error can occur. But my ...
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TikZ failing to draw [closed]

I'm trying to use TikZ to make flow charts in my LaTeX files, but I'm getting an error. Here's the LaTeX I'm using: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Some text ...
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“Too many math alphabets” error

I just got the error Too many math alphabets used in version normal. on a document I'm editing. What can I do to fix this, other than stop using an alphabet? All I've found online is instructions ...
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How can I word-wrap LaTeX warning/error output?

This question led to a new package: hardwrap In writing error messages and warnings for a package/class, I find it a pain to manually insert \MessageBreaks so that words don't get cruelly ...
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How to avoid exceeding TeX capacity when using multi-page tables?

I'm using longtable package (together with xcolor for alternating row colors and booktabs for elegant table headers) to generate a huge table. And by huge, I mean it has more than 900 lines and takes ...
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Is there any way to generate custom errors/warnings in LaTeX?

I want something like \ifmmode\else\GenerateWarning{The command \backslash uzuka is supported only in math mode.}\fi, which is supposed to generate a warning "The command \uzuka is supported only in ...
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Applying a postaction to every path in TikZ

Sometime, for example in a solution to a recent question, one wants to apply a postaction (like a decoration) to a group of paths. A naive solution is to use every path/.style={}. Unfortunately this ...
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Making a new environment combining equation and split

I'm trying to define a new environment that consists of a split environment inside an equation environment. But I'm getting an error. Here's what I'm doing: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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Suppressing error messages

I have a style sheet that has some problems. At this point I am just writing my paper and do not really care about \viiipt warnings and errors. So I need to press enter a million times to skip errors ...
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Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$

Running the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} Dies, yet it runs just fine with the \usepackage{amsmath} commented out. The logs ...
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Get help on errors in TeXnicCenter

Sometimes, I get errors when I compile with pdfLaTeX in TeXnicCenter. Looking through the error logs, I get something like: See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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Enumerate and itemize undefined + captions not working

I am trying to recompile a document in kwrite; I previously compiled it all OK under debian squeeze about 6 months ago, but I now have an opensuse 11.2 (kwrite-4.3.5-0.1.1.x86_64). A few problems ...