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Tex capacity exceeded compiling only 50 lines latex file (pdftex), seg. fault (lualatex)

This is one of the strangest things I've seen in Latex (and I have seen many strange things). 50 lines of code, almost all of it is verbatim. Any small change to the verbatim can cause the error to ...
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Programmatic Table Building Error

I am trying to build a variable size table programmatically. All the logic works separate from the table commands, and the table commands work separate from the programmatic logic, but somehow when I ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char - {U+2010)

I am encountering the following error and have no idea where to find the solution; Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ‐ (U+2010) (inputenc) not set up for use with LaTeX. See the ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: (/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-...
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\iftrue in \let “swallowing” the following \fi

I already searched for comparable questions, but found none with this problem. I have the following LaTeX formatting section to define inline and multiline comments that can be "in-commented" at one ...
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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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pdflatex on linux gives error, pdflatex on windows no error. You can't use `\spacefactor' in math mode

Could someone please explain why this file compiles OK on MikTex on windows with no error, but on Linux with TexLive 2015 it gives an error? \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Text Column Overfill (Non-Tabular)

I am working on a 2 column article and am getting warnings that some of my sections are "Overfilled" in specific places. In the preview I see some words spill over into the margins. This spill-over is ...
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\newcommand ! Undefined control sequence

I try to make a new command for quotation (know there're better way to do it, but I just want to know, why it's not working for me that way). In my preamble I wrote: \newcommand{\q}[1]{$\glqq$ #1 $\...
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Error compiling pfdLatex Document on ubuntu 14.01.1 while using the IEEEtran.cls

Am using IEEEtran.cls in my document but every time i try to compile i get the following error message kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmr7t ! I can't find file `ptmr7t'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; ...
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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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How to make Biber also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from BibTeX to Biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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Theorem Numbering problem - Lettered subsections

I am trying to write theorems that will number based on section and subsection. I know this is the default when you enter, for example: \newtheorem{defn}{Definition}[subsection] but when I do ...
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(error) \tightlist (converting .md file into .pdf using pandoc)

I was converting 'lecture1.md' file I made via Rstudio into 'lecture1.pdf' using Pandoc at Mac Terminal. and I got this error message : ! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \tightlist ...
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Siunitx error: “Runaway argument? Paragraph ended before \SI was complete”

Do siunitx macros need special characters after them? The below code throws a 'runaway argument' error. But if I add a ; after [\$] the code complies. And if I add a ., the code compiles, but the . ...
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Unclean .aux file causes “file ended while scanning use of \@newl@bel” error. Why is it not purged?

I am working on TeX Live 2013 with TeXShop (MacTex2013 distribution) Expected behavior is, that in the case an error occurs during compilation the .aux file is purged. Subsequent compilation must ...
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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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bad mathchar (32768) error message in my regression table made with estatb in stata

I have imported a regression table made with esttab in stata in my LaTeX document using the packages booktabs and threeparttablex. To do so I follow the steps indicated in the post Regression tables ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfmath@ in \node with text height or text depth

The below file gives this error when compiled with pdflatex (from TeX Live 2015). How do I fix it, and what have I done wrong? Error \pgfmath@dimen@ ...men@@ #1=0.0pt\relax \pgfmath@ l.27 .....
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Adding Matlab plots to a template Book with no errors?

I am working with a template available online i.e. https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/thesis/phd-mphil-thesis-of-university-of-cambridge I am trying to add Matlab figures using tikz. Before, doing ...
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Missing \begin{document} [duplicate]

I get the Missing \begin{document} error, with the document compiling with an extra page in the beginning. I have looked up as many as possible similar questions and it seems like the answer is ...
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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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Typeset problem and Texshop crash on Mac El Capitan

I recently downloaded LaTex to write my bachelor thesis. I tried it out using Yosemite and it seemed to work fine. Just updated to El Capitan and now I don't get a preview when I use the typeset and ...
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Stopping Texmaker from moving the cursor from current line to another place of the document in errors

I've faced numerous times that Texmaker moves the cursor from the current line to the top of the document if there is a compilation error. Is there a way to stop this functionality? EDIT: Texmaker ...
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“! Misplaced \noalign. \hline ->\noalign” error while adding 3rd row in tabulary

I'm preparing a business strategy report which has been divided into multiple tex files. One section is about competitor analysis, and I would like to make it with a table. The declarations in main....
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Error Latex TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]

I want to test this template http://students.engr.scu.edu/~sschaeck/latexforthesis/. when i run the makefile i get this error .Please what does it mean this error here the code : \documentclass[...
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Random errors using pdfLaTeX in Texmaker

I cannot use pdfLaTeX in Texmaker on my laptop. It was working on my desktop with windows 7, and I installed MiKTeX and Texmaker on my laptop with windows 10 and opened the same file and now it gives ...
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TeXShop Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro does not work with special characters

Texshop (3.61) menu: Macros -> Paste Spreadsheet Cells does not work when the original Excel spreadsheet has special characters and diacritics. This is the code I use in the beginning: \...
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Undefined control sequence \eq

I am just starting using LaTeX and there's a problem I cannot solve. See, I want to make a plan so I use this code : \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,landscape]{slides} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \...
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Can't open .pdf file after saving .tex file [closed]

I simply can't open a .tex file I wrote and saved as a .pdf file. Here is what I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,left=2.54cm,right=2.54cm,top=2.54cm,bottom=2.54cm]{...
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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 is ...
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undefined control sequence \textquote [closed]

I have written a complet thesis using Latex and TexStudio. Everything was working fine, suddenly, TexStudio have lost all my defined profile and I get the following error for my bibliography: ...
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Error: Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \mathplus

i am new to LaTeX and i have a problem. This is my tex file: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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Unbelievable error [closed]

I have a very long document. If I add this code Si chiama spazio misurabile ogni coppia $(\Omega ,\mathcal{A})$, dove $\Omega\neq\emptyset$ e $\mathcal{A}$ è una $\sigma$-algebra in $\Omega$­. Gli ...
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“There's no line here to end” in custom command

I am working on creating a resume in LaTeX and have defined a command that allows me to input my work experience. The only problem is that whenever I try to use an itemized list, as seen below, I get "...
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Font isn't found though properly installed

I just set up the MacTeX-2014 distribution on my MacBook working OS X Yosemite 10.10. As i try to build a document on which i already worked without a problem on said machine before clean installing ...
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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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Glossaries and custom section headings broken

I've a document, where I use the glossaries to manage acronyms for me. Sometimes, I use a \gls{} command inside a section heading, and I have defined page headers to have the current section heading. ...
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Caron accent in the bibliography causes a microtype error

I'm getting the microtype-related error ! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }. when trying to compile a BibLaTeX bibliography that contains a caracter with a caron accent (\v{a}, i.e., ǎ). Here's a ...
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tikz cannot find a node for use as a baseline

Minimal (non-)working example: \documentclass[tikz,border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{accsupp,xparse,hyperref} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fadings} \pgfkeys{/SS/nulx/size/.initial=0.25ex,/SS/nulx/size/....
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List of algorithms not working with amsbook document class

I am using \listofalgorithms in a document with \documentclass{amsbook}. It seems the two clash for some reason. When I run pdflatex, I get the following error message: (./main.loa ! Undefined ...
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Strangely LaTeX error for using \boldsymbol command

The LaTeX's compiler, errors for bolding the mathematic formula very strangely! To blacken the mathematic characters, I've frequently used the \boldsymbol command, but after some certain point onwards,...
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PDFLatex throws errors, undefined control sequence, use of \sortlist doesn't match it's definition, etc [closed]

I recently asked a question about using biblatex, but that didn't seem to be a problem. I now used some code which should work fine, but I'm still getting errors. Here is the code I used: \...
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TeX does not show bibliography in pdf file

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{natbib} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} fsdkjjfashgjfang jdfshlkj \cite{bar} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{biblio} \end{document} ...
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if-elseif-else throwing errors

I am trying to create a if elseif else algorithm but not its throwing me errors. The errors say: !Argument of \algosec@Elseselfstrip has an extra }.<inserted text> but cant see that I have ...
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Why am I getting an undefined control sequence error in this line? [duplicate]

This line is giving me an error which I have been unable to remove for the last hour. Let $a^i =p\times 10^{n+1} + r$ and $a^j =q\times 10^{n+1} + r$ be two such powers. Let $a^j \gt a^i$.
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How do I input phi(t) approaches 1 in latex?

How do I input φ(t) approaches 1 in LaTeX? I have tried $\phi(t)\to\1$ but I keep getting an error message.
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Illegal unit of measure for pdfpages package

I am having some trouble with an error message that I am receiving and was hoping that someone could provide some advice. The code is as follows: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[grid, ...
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wrapfigure problem: text over figure

I am a relatively new LaTeX user, so bear with me. I am using wrapfigure to present figures in a grant application (read: space is at a premium). All of a sudden, one of my figures is being ...