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Errors when attempting to run template from College Mathematics Journal

I am relatively new to LaTeX. I downloaded a LaTeX template from the magazine College Mathematics Journal, and when running it I get a string of messages: ! Package pdftex.def Error: File ...
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What causes this \endcsname error? [closed]

I am a beginner to LaTeX, and I don't understand what's going wrong here. I didn't change anything, and all of a sudden, the code won't run. Can you please help me? ) (./Final_Halper_410Latex.aux ! ...
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lastpage package: incompatibility with nameref package

When I try to use the nameref package together with the lastpage package (version earlier than 2013/01/28, of course) I have following two errors: ! Package lastpage Error: no auxiliary file allowed ...
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How do I clear biber's cache? [duplicate]

From time to time I have some trouble using biber as a backend for biblatex. I did some reading and found out that I have to clear the cache from time to time... I am a beginner at this. How can I do ...
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TeX Capacity Exceeded. Why? [closed]

I am getting an error message of some capacity being exceeded and I'm not sure why as the new code compiles just fine in overleaf.com but does not compile on my computer when I copy/paste it in. ...
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Undefined control sequence error on empty line [duplicate]

This is the start of my document: \documentclass[pdftex,a4paper,11pt]{minimal} \usepackage[a4paper,left=2.54cm,right=2.54cm,top=2.54cm,bottom=2.54cm]{geometry} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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Latex Error: File `siam10.clo' not found when I compile with Texify and PDFTexify

recently I had installed Miktex 2.9.3972 because I have an old PIII running Windows XP service pack 3, but when I try to compile the Proof.tex file, PC gives this result: Command Line: texify.exe ...
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Insert Figures Error: Not in outer par mode

this is my first time that i use latex but im trying to put some pngs and eps image files but i get the error "Error: Not in outer par mode. " please help. \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} ...
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Miktex by Texwork

I am a new latex user and facing problem. I am not able to include any package in my format or make any change. This format is provided by our institution. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This defines ...
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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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WriteLatex utf-8 ģ symbol problem

I need to use ģ symbol in my presentation. This symbol has 0123 utf-8 code. But when I am typing it in writeLatex it compiles with error: Package ucs Error: Unknown Unicode character 291 = U+0123, ...
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Using TexStudio and TexLive — Error: Could not start command

I'm fairly new to LaTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it up and running on my computer. I just installed TeX Live and TeXstudio 2.10.4 on my computer (which is running Windows 8). In TeXstudio, ...
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Package PGF Math Error: Unknown operator `o' or `of'

I am getting a weird error while trying to place a node above another node using the below= syntax. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[] (node1) at ...
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PDF is not building and saved PDF does not show header

I am using TeXnic Center as a compiler. I recently formatted my system and reinstalled MikTeX and TeXnic Center. When I am executing my text, an error indicating "cannot execute the command" occurs. ...
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Video in Beamer with multimedia, undefined control sequence

./demo.vrb:4: Undefined control sequence. \pdfmark [{\box \@tempboxa }]{pdfmark=/ANN,Subtype=/Movie,Movie=<... l.4 ...[width=\textwidth]{CNT2.png}}{CNTvideo.mov} this ...
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\hyperref fails when cross-referencing between different files

I am working on a multi-volume project where different volumes contain hyperlinks to other volumes. I use a technique described on this web-site in a number of posts, see e.g., Cross-referencing ...
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Troubles with fonts when compiling [closed]

When I compile document through terminal I get an error: pdflatex file.tex ... ! Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not fo und. <to be read again> ...
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“Package pgfplots Error: Could not read table file” in Beamer

I am trying to plot a Tikz figure on a Beamer slide but receive the following error: ! Package pgfplots Error: Could not read table file '" x y 0.8 0.8 1. 0.8 1. 1. 0.8 1. 0.9 0.8 1. 0.9 0.9 1. 0.8 ...
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tex4ht doesn't work after an update of TexMaker

tex4ht doesn't work after a recent update of TexMaker When I try to export via tex4ht I got this message : "htlatex" "C:\Users\serge\Desktop\BERNARD\FAUST.tex" " " " " " " -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Error in compiling LaTeX (bmcart.cls not found)

I'm a complete beginner to LaTeX. I want to try a latex template, so I: Created a new R Sweave file in RStudio Copied and pasted the source in ...
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improper alphabetic constant with glossaries

I've come through an issue while using the glossaries package which returns the "improper alphabetic constant" error when trying to add an entry like \newglossaryentry{CSV} { name={\emph{comma ...
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How can I minimise errors arising from TikZ pictures involving too large dimensions?

What general strategies are available for minimising the occurrence of errors concerning too large dimensions in PGF/TikZ? The following is an example but I'm less interested in a fix for this ...
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Problems getting my bibliography working - "empty bibliography! [duplicate]

This has been stressing me out for a couple of hours now. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with Texmaker as the editor. I've been trying to use a .bib file as an external bibliography, which I've typed up in a ...
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LyX installation error- text class not found- 'Reconfigure' or 'use without latex' option coming

I use win-7, 64 bit. I downloaded lyx bundle 2.1.4 packaged along with miktex 2.9. After installation, when I ran the program , a pop-up appears saying- 'lyx: no textclass found'. In detail, it tells- ...
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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces ...
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Using TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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Why does ConTeXt keep telling me “source file is not found”?

I can't seem to make ConTeXt work with system fonts. Let's take this simple example from another question on tex.SE : \usemodule[simplefonts][size=12pt] \setmainfont[liberationsans] \starttext Test ...
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\multispan ->\omit error when using \pagebreak before multicolumn

I've seen that the \multispan ->\omit is a common error. But I couldn't figure it out. I'm getting ! Misplaced \omit. \multispan ->\omit \@multispan l.12 \end{tabularx} I tested with ...
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numberstringnum{counter}: “Missing number” error

I'm experiencing problems to use fmtcount. The code bellow return "Missing number, treated as zero" error. \numberstringnum{count} \usepackage{fmtcount} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} ...
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Texmaker beamer error “File not found” [closed]

I'm trying to make a presentation using Texmaker and the beamer class. I'm able to create a document in Texmaker under \documentclass{article} but I'm unable to compile a PDF under ...
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MikTeX 2.8 Update Error “Windows API error 87”

I was happily updating packages when the following error appeared: Error: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect. The full update report with this error at the very end is as follows: ...
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Springer svjour3

I had been already using LaTeX. Now I want to send my article to a Springer journal. Therefore I am using the svjour3 template, but it gives me an error. It is like this: LOG FILE : This is pdfTeX, ...
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Newcommand within display math mode

I am trying to define a new command in a .sty-file called physics that inserts the definition of a physical quantity in the text. The command looks like this: \newcommand{\defin}[1]{% ...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ”

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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Missing $ inserted error using smaller than and smaller equal

I have a compilation error trying to use the math symbols <= <, etc. the error looks like this: ./chapters/intro.tex:49: Missing $ inserted. [Delta & \delta], ./chapters/intro.tex:49: ...
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Bad Character code (256)/ \select@language{greek}

I was trying to install minted package in TeXLive. I installed it and then run sudo tlmgr update --all. It was running slow so I stopped it using Ctrl+Z in an ubuntu terminal and then I run sudo tlmgr ...
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No PDF viewer installed error with LyX

Recently I reinstalled LyX under Windows 10. Even though I have installed foxit reader, I get a pop up message in preview that it says: "No PDF viewer is installed. Please install a PDF viewer such ...
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Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `pdfmark', (hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX

what is the error " Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `pdfmark',(hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is running in PDF mode."meaning...
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! LaTeX Error: Command \textcurrency unavailable in encoding T1

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside,]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{cite} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} ...
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Why do I get these errors? [duplicate]

A part of the code that I have written is the following: \documentclass[chapterprefix=true]{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[german,english,greek]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How solve: Underfull \vbox (badness 6876) has occurred while \output is active

I am solving all my warnings/errors in my document. I have solved everything except for 2: Underfull \vbox (badness 6876) has occurred while \output is active [18] and Underfull \vbox ...
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TeXShop end of document failure

New to TeXShop, using ver 3.58 on Mac Mavericks. Frequently I run into a LaTeX problem, fix it, Typeset again, and hit a Runaway argument? ... (See image; unfortunately I cannot copy from TeXShop ...
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PDF/Braids undefined control sequence

I'm trying to compile my script to make a simple braid diagram using the 'braids' package, using the following code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper, margin=2.5cm, ...
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lualatex and polyglossia error “Missing number, treated as zero.”

I just happened upon the strangest error with lualatex and polyglossia. I'm trying to compile a very easy file, here goes: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \begin{document} ...
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how to correct broken pipe and bad range specification [closed]

I am getting broken pipe and bad range specifications all morning today. Everything worked fine and today I am updating my latex files by splitting chapter and sections to different files. I didn't ...
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How to include input filename in error message?

I want to add an error message to a class I'm building for when the user (which will generally be me...) forgets or messes up a macro call sequence. I can do this: ...
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Getting the filename of the current input from within “show_error_hook”

In the luatex reference guide, status.filename is described to return "the name of the current input file". The luatex wiki describes how to use this along with show_error_hook to produce better error ...
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What causes this \discretionary error?

I would like to compile my old LaTeX thesis to PDF. The text was created in 1999 (emTeX, I believe) when the computers and the tools were a bit different -- read it, I am returning to LaTeX after 14 ...
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Misplaced alignment tab character &

I've been getting the error: 'Misplaced alignment tab character & ...' even in sentences where the &-character is not used. It says it in sentences where I am citing. \documentclass{article} ...
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no room for new \count error

Why am I getting this error? This is my preamble which I include in the main document. My document is EMPTY. This worked before, but then I had to do a system restore and reinstall miktex and ...