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How to use algorithmicx package?

I found the algorithmicx package on this page, and tried to compile this example from the pdf file. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm} ...
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Errors thrown when trying to use the mdframed package

I am running Ubuntu, so unfortunately I don't get the nice Console way of installing new LaTeX packages, I have to install them manually. From CTAN, I found the mdframed package, downloaded and ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Problems with insert_before and post_linebreak_filter

I'm coding an algorithm to detect and highlight homeoarchies. Here my current almost working (but compiling at least) code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{kpfonts} ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...
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Linux Libertine and pdfTeX: glyph `a' undefined

I have little doubt, usually, in the Linux Libertine font with LaTeX / pdflatex, but a couple of weeks ago, the following happened to me: I have the file with the following test.tex ...
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Ghostscript error with a surface in pst-solides-3d

I'm discovering the extremely cool pst-solides-3d package. The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(3,5) ...
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Unknown options for package siunitx

I'm getting an error when I try to specify an option with the siunitx package. I have the following line in my preamble: \usepackage[load-configurations=si-abbr]{siunitx} And I get the following ...
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Just installed the latest siunitx and it says that expl3 is too old

Just installed the latest siunitx and it says that expl3 is too old. I looked on the miktex package update manager and I appear to have the latest version of everything. The package that now contains ...
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Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed - what exactly does this mean?

I admit that this post is purely idle curiosity. But I recently stumbled upon a little factoid saying that the TeX error "Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed" has the following explanation ...
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Use multiple \multicolumn commands in a LaTeX table to achieve column headers

I'm trying to code column headers in LaTeX so that each header spans two columns; however, the following code isn't working: \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{tabular}{cccc} \toprule ...
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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REVTeX 4.1 + fixltx2e + includegraphics = doesn't work?

I use MacOSX Leopard and TeXShop. This piece of code works: \documentclass[preprint,floatfix]{revtex4-1} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \title{empty} \section{fixltx2e or REVTeX 4.1 problem ...
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Label in a footnote in author's field causes 'xfootnotemark doesn't match its definition'

I am trying to insert a \label in the footnote (\thanks) of the author's field with the following code \author{Gopal \thanks{XYZ university\label{auth1}}} However, LaTeX keeps giving the error ...
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package footbib error: missing \bibitem, when using plainnat style

I use the footbib package to do references for an acknowledgment page. This keeps the references self contained in a footnote. If I use the plainnat style then it breaks. I have a working example ...
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epstopdf warning: “Shell escape feature is not enabled.”

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to include .eps files in a LaTeX document compiled with pdfLaTeX. I've been told that I should use the epstopdf package to convert .eps files to .pdf on the fly. ...
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Why does pdfLaTeX fail when I try to use `begin{lstlisting}` inside a user-defined environment?

I'm having trouble with the listings package. I can't compile the following minimal example through pdfLaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twoside, openright, english]{memoir} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Beamer: error while making handouts

I'm trying to make a handout version of my presentation: i.e., a version with only the last slide on every sequence of slides. After reading around I installed pgfpages and changed: ...
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titling's \thetitle, \theauthor and \thedate don't work

I was trying to use \thetitle, \theauthor and \thedate of the titling package, but none of them worked. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titling} \begin{document} \thetitle \theauthor ...
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TL2011 installation keeps failing due to error

Installing [0960/2311, time/total: 22:33/56:42]: hfoldsty [598k] Installing [0961/2311, time/total: 22:39/56:53]: hhtensor [167k] Installing [0962/2311, time/total: 22:43/57:02]: histogr [95k] ...
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Problems with captions in the environment wrapfigure

I'm dealing with a rather weird issue. Using the enviroment \wrapfigure, I receive an error message undefined control sequence \float@caption ... oxrestore ... \normalize @fs@capt ... let alone ...
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Why does the tableau package raise the error “undefined control sequence” for \newpsstyle?

I'm running ubuntu 11.04, and trying tableau to draw logic diagrams for the first time. \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{ifsym} ...
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TeX capacity memory exceeded error

\caption[$Set\:3$: Intermediate set]{$Set\:3$: Intermediate set; Classical orifice plate ($s3c$); Plate numbers ($s3f(0-3)$); Classical plate,($s3p$).} Is this a wrong caption? Because it is ...
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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Path-related errors with TexLive2011

I was playing around with the path settings in tlmgr and the following error came up: Updating symlinks ... Executing action path add Can't exec "kpsewhich": Too many levels of symbolic links at ...
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“! Paragraph ended before \document was complete.<to be read again>\parl.69” [closed]

I'm writing up my latest assignment in LaTeX. Unfortunately the copy I was given by my lecturer didn't work "out of the box" in LaTeX. Original: http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/7m9aiLWK My version: ...
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Arithmetic overflow with fontspec and LuaTeX

I have the following code using this font: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{fontspec,xunicode} \newfontfamily\EBLettrineFont{EBGaramondInitialsF2} ...
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Compilation error for discontinuous function definition

I am trying to render the following discontinuous function definition with the LaTeX code: \begin{equation} f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} 0,5x & \text{for x} \in [0, 10] \\ ...
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Font name in LuaTeX's fontspec

I have a document using fontspec which works fine with XeTeX, but a the Linux Libertine Initialis O font is not found when compiling with LuaTeX: Here is a MWE reproducing the problem: ...
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Handling LaTeX errors

I have bash script that generates several tex files when it is run and then uses latex and dvipdfm to generate a pdf file. The only problem I have is that when something fails latex will halt the ...
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Error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents

I get the following error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents: ! Undefined control sequence. \find@pdflink ...ode \protected@edef \Hy@testname ...
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XeTeX fails with undefined control sequence in texlive 2012/dev

I'm using XeTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document using the following command: xelatex mydoc.tex I'm getting the following error: ...
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Error using russian letters for appendix counter with hyperref and subfig

I'm preparing a text in russian with pdflatex. According to standard appendices must be numbered with russian uppercase letters. But I've found that if subfloats used in appedix, the hyperref ...
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Funny-ness with titlesec and section labels (“missing \begin{document}”)

Having a problem somewhat akin to "How to put section number into the right side of section title in LaTeX" (and neither of the two answers there floating my boat), I was tinkering with titlesec, and ...
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How do I diagnose problems with a fresh install/update of a TeX distribution?

Here's the (hypothetical) scenario: I've updated my TeX distribution in some fashion. Now all of a sudden, a package that used to work just fine is no longer working. Of course, the list of what ...
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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I tried to load an .eps picture, but an error occured, 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'. Please help me!
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error catching in AUCTeX

When working with AUCTeX, I experience an unexpected behavior regarding error catching. In particular, when I hit C-c C-c, and there are errors, then C-c ` does two things: Splits the window and ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: ...
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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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LuaTeX nil value errors

I tried to lualatex a document and got the following error: ! LuaTeX error ./luasseq.lua:377: attempt to index field 'wd' (a nil value) stack traceback: ./luasseq.lua:377: in function ...
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TeX memory size error when using TikZ foreach children in trees

Nearly Identical: How to expand TeX's “main memory size”? (pgfplots memory overload) I'm getting the same error as the other question, but the answer there is not handling my issue. I believe the ...
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error in memoir: Command \newfloat already defined

Using this preamble: \documentclass[pdftex,11pt,a4paper,openany]{memoir} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{indentfirst} \usepackage{latexsym} ...
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tabular, siunitx and input - `Extra }, or forgotten $.`

I'm trying to include data into a tabular environment \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{SSSS} \toprule {$na^3$} & ...
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documentclass not being recognized

My tex document has the following as the first two lines: \documentclass[letterpaper,draft,12pt]{article} \begin{document} When I run: latex civil.tex I get the following output: This is ...
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svjour3 undefined control sequence

I am using svjour3 template to submit a paper. My problem is LaTeX faces these errors: Undefined control sequence \mathbb{} . Similarly Undefined control sequence \mathfrac{} .
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Error “Reconstruction failed” with soul package

I've got a problem with the soul package while adding a letter-spacing to a result of a command that is defined just like this: \newcommand{\myCommand}{some text} In the document I'd like to have ...
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Problems with error message when using listings-package and inputenc.

I want to include the code of some script in my LaTeX document. In a "minimal" example, it works perfectly well - but only if I leave out the line \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}: ...
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Why does doing \\ in LaTeX causes Undefined control sequence error [closed]

I have a weird LaTeX error here. It seems as if the newline (\\) command is the culprit of a compilation error. The error shows up at the ending line of the .tex document: the \end{document} line, ...
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MikTek Installation error = File name database capacity exceeded

Downloaded latest MikTEK July 7,2011. Attempted 'Complete' installation. Received the following error: "File name database capacity exceeded". I then attempted 'Basic' installation and was ...
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Programmatically setting a counter to a substring

I'm trying to set a counter based on the name of the current job. I've got the number I need by doing something like \substring{\jobname}{5}{5}} using the stringstrings package, and if I just output ...