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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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New to TeX; issue with compiling

I keep getting the compiling error >file ended while scanning use of \frac. I can't see any missing {}, so I'm not sure what to do. \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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preview generates error

when attempting to view a latex document in texniccenter I get MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in H.S Operand stack: ...
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Poetrytex package

I'm trying to create a poetry anthology using the poetrytex package. I'm following the instructions in the poetrytex manual on CTAN and so far my code is \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Errors when trying to insert graphics file [duplicate]

I want to include a graphics called quadratic.pdf in my LaTeX document, which only contains the image show below. While compiling, I get the following errors: Line 1: Fatal Error No output file ...
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Updating MikTeX fails: “Windows API error 5: Acces denied.” [duplicate]

I've been using the "basic stuff" from LaTeX for slightly more than a year for university, but now I try to use a template from LaTeX Templates. When I try to compile the downloaded TeX file, I get a ...
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Trying to make PK font tfrupee at 657 DPI

I am getting an error of The tfrupee source file could not be found, which is a part of tfrupee package. I was trying to insert the rupee symbol. I am using MikTeX 2.9 + TeXmaker + Windows 7. I am ...
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Problem with defining new unicode character

I have a document that takes text from source file via pandoc (that doesn't matter anyway) and inserts it instead of $body$. The source document contains the only one symbol that's shown in hex-editor ...
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Does LaTeX allow for namespaces to eliminate the risk of package clashes?

I often get conflicts between distinct sty files, due to things as simple as variable names. The latest one was between proof.sty (which permits to more proofs automatically to the appendix) and ...
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error while drawing currents in circuitikz

This is my first complete circuit in circuitiks. I'm trying to draw a circuit to show Kirchoff's Law. I was able to draw the nodes and voltages, but putting currents with arrow is giving me trouble. ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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How to solve “! LaTeX Error: File `todonotes.sty' not found” in Linux?

I'm running Fedora 20 and trying to compile the following simple document: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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includegraphics error when scaling image

I have been using Latex for years now, and consider myself fairly fluent, but this error has me stumped. I am using Miktex 2.9 in Windows 7, and am encountering an error in something that up until now ...
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semibold Linux Libertine broken?

I've just updated to the latest TeX Live (on a Mac, i.e. sudo tlmgr update --self --all says no updates available) and am now getting errors when trying to use semibold fonts with the libertine ...
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htlatex interrupted at '\:temp{rm}'

Using TL2013, I cannot compile documents with htlatex anymore. For example, using: \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} test \end{document} I get: $ htlatex test.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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Missing number, treated as zero in tabularx

I'm using a program to generate LaTeX code utilize the tabular package. It creates an error that reads ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> ## l.17 ...
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“Failed to find …x.pdf” error message in Texstudio [closed]

I have been using Miktex for years and now wish to use Texstudio as it looks much easier and faster. To do so, I set up Texstudio on my PC and wrote a very simple code to start off. However, the code ...
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How to disable the prompt on error?

When pdflatex can't compile a file, it drops me to a prompt. I've never used it and always try to get away from there as quickly as possible, usually generating a q.log file in the process. Is there ...
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File ended while scanning use of \frame [closed]

I am a beginner in Latex. My code: \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \mode<presentation> \usetheme{Antibes} \usecolortheme[named=Green]{structure} \title[HUM-THE SABHAl]{Training ...
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Error when typing Matrix and Binomial coefficients

New guy here, I am just trying to study LaTeX from the very beginning. I am using TexShop on a Mac, and now I am reading George Grätzer's Short Course. Here's my question, when I type Binomial ...
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When is it safe to type less and drop curly braces in math mode

I'm using tex a lot more now, and I'd like to get more efficient by typing less. I've partly been inspired by editing mathjax posts and seeing people write things like \frac12. However I've also had ...
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troubleshoot needed for LaTeX Error: Command \item invalid in math mode [closed]

Can someone please troubleshoot this? It gives me an \item invalid in math mode although I use a very similar casing on a previous frame. \documentclass[mathserif]{beamer} ...
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Why is this statement not compiling correctly?

For some reason, the following excerpt from my code is not compiling correctly and I can't figure out why. \begin{equation} \begin{split} \frac{100}{-6} &= -16(-6) + 4\\ &\implies z^100 ...
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How to resove “job aborted, file error in nonstop mode” error in Texmaker (64-bit)?

First post here. Hope it's not ignorant. I am using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.10 with PDFlatex. I am running a 64-bit machine. Fresh install of Linux and Texmaker, I am quite used to Texmaker, not sure ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Error-handling in next-generation TeX tools

For many beginners (and many with more experience), the biggest obstacle to using LaTeX is the difficulty of figuring out what is causing an error. A message about something not being \defed, for ...
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ShareLatex beginner [closed]

The common message says: missing control sequence inserted \resheading{Education} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \begin{itemize} \item\ressubheading{completed high school with excellent ...
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Trouble including graphics from csv file into Pgftable, commands are dissapearing (local maybe?)

I've been trying to add eps graphics with the filename in a csv file. Take a look at the CSV to get an idea of what I mean: ...
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inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not set up for use with LaTeX

This is with ref to my previous question Package clash in multilingual report. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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MuPDF errors in TeXmaker after viewing PDF

The compilation of the code is exited normally. After I view the PDF and close the PDF file and I see a huge set of errors in TeXMaker: .\mupdf\source\fitz\stream-read.c:223: seek failed warning: ... ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” error

Don't understand why this piece won't compile fluently. TeX file as following: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{chapter2/epjb/groups_0.pdf} ...
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How to make TeX stop on error? [duplicate]

How can I tell *tex commands from TeX Live 2013 that they should stop and exit when they detect an error instead of opening a command prompt?
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Can't compile tikz pictures when packages mdwtab and syntax are included

I have a strange dilemma that I cannot resolve. I am including three additional packages than what I typically would include: tikz -- for state diagrams mdwtab and syntax for Context-Free-Grammars ...
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LaTeX generating me 'Draft' text

Here is the code which I executed: %Template for Technical Document \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \input{preamble/pakages.tex} \input{preamble/quotations.tex} ...
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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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The system cannot find the file specified

I have just downloaded WinEdt and written my first code, but it will not run because I keep getting the following error. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. Error launching Console Application ...
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package calc Error :\gdef invalid at this point \title

I get the following error message when I try to compile the code below. package calc Error :'\gdef' invalid at this point \title What am I doing wrong? \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class

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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A “math font error” I fixed but, don't know what was wrong

I was typing my homework and got this error: ! LaTeX Error: \mathfrak allowed only in math mode. Recently I added some macros to my macro file that gives mathfrak text when used so, I figured I must ...
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Multiple files with new command causes undefined control sequence

I am working on a scientific paper and recently I moved from Ubuntu with TeX Live to Mac OS. My document is splitted on more .tex files, to make it easier to work over it. With my old latex machine I ...
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Bundledoc tool showing error in OS Windows 7

As per the documentation of bundledoc, I have used a simple Tex file as mentioned in the document \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, world! \ref{sec2} ...
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MiKTeX install fails [closed]

I'm trying to install Basic MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 to the default location and I'm receiving the following error: Has anyone seen this issue before? The message says The operation could not ...
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Error with \begin{equation} and \end{equation} [duplicate]

I am writing a document on writelatex.com and I get an error with this: \begin{equation} [any text here returns an error] \end{equation} The error message is Display math should end with $$. ...
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How can I use the align environment in flashcards document class?

I currently have this working example for flashcards: mycards.cfg Use A7 flashcards that get printed on A4 paper. \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[1996/12/01] \ProvidesFile{avery5388.cfg} ...
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Why is the empty document an error?

I'm using Pluma (basically gedit) with a plugin I found to help with tex documents and it does this very well, I just started a new one and activated the preview (because I'll want it at some point) ...
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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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Unable to compile TeXmaker 4.0.2 with MiKTeX 2.9

I just downloaded first MiKTex 2.9 and then TeXmaker 4.0.2. However, I am having a hard time getting it to compile. I always get the info box saying Can't detect the file name followed by the info box ...
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Undefined control sequence at end{document} [closed]

I am a new latex user. I encountered an "Undefined control sequence at \end{document}, but I do not understand the problem as end{document} is supposed to be a normal function in latex. My code can be ...
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Package babel Error: Unknown option `francais'

I recently updated my Operating system from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Since then, I am facing difficulties compiling my tex code in which the french babel package is called. Please note that all ...