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Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected

Took me 6 hours today and still doesn't work, the error is : Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected mf-texlive/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def Example document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Only \usepackage if the package can be found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conditional “if a package is available” I'm using a package "mcode.sty" that enhances/colors listings output; typesetting will work perfectly without it. ...
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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 : ...
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Diagnosing errors inside newcommands

When I need to use something repeatedly within a document, I make my own command. E.g.: \newcommand{\notification}[2]{ % line 2 Hello #1, your #2 pie is ready. % line 3 } ...
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babel: “No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language 'Portuguese'”

I put in the preamble of my document: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} When I compile as a PDF, I receive the output: "No hyphenation patterns were loaded for(babel) the ...
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“That makes 100 errors” and one question

Although I never make any misteyk, occasionally I compile a TeX file in non-stop mode (that's how I roll) so wonderful that it just starts stuttering and spits out this and provides some moral ...
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Too many unprocessed floats with marginpar

I'm updating my CV, which is written by modifying this template. I have always been very happy with the result, but now I'm getting a Too many unprocessed floats error. For those who do not want to ...
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Error: Missing \begin{document}

I wanted to make a command that outputs a number in math mode. This is how my file looks like: \documentclass{scrartcl} %\usepackage{epsdice} %\newcommand{dice}[1]{\epsdice{#1}} ...
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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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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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Error message with hobby package

I am trying to use the hobbypackage with this minimal example from the manual: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{hobby} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=.5,use Hobby ...
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\uline within a pgfmath expression produces an error

Why does using \uline within a pgfmath expression result in an error? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[normalem]{ulem} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \pgfmathparse{width("\uline{blabla}")} ...
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Language problems with biblatex and babel

I am trying to use biblatex with IEEEtran and babel, however I am having an error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language ENGLISH yet.. With regular Bibtex everything works as usual. ...
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How do I put a musical clef in a memoir-class document?

I've got a lot of questions about preparing a book layout, but as I'm slowly going through the various books and other documents out there, I think most of the questions are being answered. However, ...
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natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
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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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TeX capacity exceeded (save size)

I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is not the issue. I have added logic to insert additional links ...
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My attempt to local redefine a command is failing and not sure why

I want to decorate some text and then reprint it undecorated. This is the code that I was using to do this. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \makeatletter ...
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Error using smartdiagram package:

I am trying to use the smartdiagram package and wanted to replicate an example in the documentation. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{smartdiagram} ...
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Using permute with glossaries

There is a problem with using the package permute with glossaries. A minimal working example: (by the way a minimal working example to show how an "index of notation" can be created) ...
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How to increase the node memory size in ConTeXt?

With a very large document, after about 30 minutes of compiling with context, I get this error: ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [node memory size=100987760]. I added a line to texmf.cnf which says ...
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In the verbatim environment, how can I display an 'if' statement I declared as '\ifcondition'?

I have declared a couple of if commands of the form \newif\iffinal \newif\ifsolutions Now I want to write about it in the same document! So I want to write something like \iffinal (...) ...
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Compilation fail with pstool: \begin{document} wrapped in \makeatletter \makeatother

I'm trying to create a presentation with LaTeX beamer using pstool, and since updating my system to Ubuntu 13.10 (pstool 1.5a, TeX Live 2013) the compilation of the pstool auxiliary TeX files ...
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MikTeX update caused compilation problems (Oct 2013)

I just updated all my MikTeX packages in an attempt to deal with the problem posed in this question: Biblatex citation and bibliography misbehaving in Texmaker - help!. Now TeXworks and TeXmaker both ...
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Problems with \pgfplotstableread and relative paths

I have this folder structure in my project: main.tex mystyle.sty tex mytex.tex img myimg.tex dat mydat.dat And the following files: main.tex: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{mystyle} ...
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How to mitigate “same number of coordinates” error?

I have a rather complicated pgfplots graph mixing const plot with ybar stacked and it doesn't like the data sets I am importing due to coordinate mismatch. However the graphs are correct and exactly ...
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Using 'caption' package with 'thesis' class - undefined control sequence [closed]

I am trying to compile my PhD thesis. It worked a while ago (a few months or so) but something has somehow changes since then because I get an undefined control sequence error relating to the ...
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Command \AtBeginEnvironment already defined

I am pretty new to LaTeX. With windows, Miktex/Texmaker pretty-much takes care of package installation whenever needed, but on Ubuntu I have been downloading needed packages from CTAN and installing ...
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No Counter Theorem1 is defined

I got an exception in the following latex code: "No Counter Theorem1 is defined", what is the problem? \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \newtheorem{definition}[theorem1]{Definition} ...
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Why does this error keep popping up even though I clearly fixed it?

This is the code I have: \begin{align} \vec{l} \cdot \vec{n} & = \left \langle 1,2,3 \right \rangle$ \cdot \left \langle 3,-3,1 \right \rangle \\ ...
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Problem with spanish and babelbib

I'm not an English native speaker. All the documents I write are in Spanish. To handle this I use some packages like babel and babelbib for bibliographies. However, this can cause some troubles of ...
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Powerdot cannot be compiled under xelatex; how to solve it?

I use Tex Live 2011 and test a simple example: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{a slide} Contents of the slide. \end{slide} \section{first section} \begin{slide}{another slide} ...
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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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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Missing $ inserted

I am new to latex. I am trying to compile someone else's document. I have all the correct packages installed, but I get the following error: *Overfull \hbox <37.8394pt too wide> in paragraph ...
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compilation error with `legend entries={…}` and `y filter/.code={…}` [duplicate]

The following example doesn't compile, unless I remove either the y filter/.code={...} or the [legend entries={...}] option: Is it a bug? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Why aren't the braces showing

I have this tex: \(\mu_{A}\left(x\right)\in \[0,1 \right\]\) The issue here is that [ and ] are not showing around 0,1, why is that? Thanks.
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Using listings inside mdframed causes unknown compilation error

I have a problem with the listings and the mdframed package together. The following code compiles with errors, but the only info I managed to get about it is that it was fatal. ...
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LaTeX file not compiling due to too many unprocessed floats and other error messages

I am in the process of trying to compile a LaTeX document. I have a separate .bib file and am using BiBTex. I had put in eight figures, generally using the htbp placement option, and these compiled ...
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xelatex error paragraph ended before \@tempa was complete

Hi I ve got this error message Runaway argument? \x@protect \[\protect \[ \@nil \@ifpackageloaded {amstex}{\def \@tempa \ETC. Paragraph ended before \@tempa was complete. <to be read again> ...
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Undefined control sequence while using bib file for References

I'm using TexMaker, if it helps. I also have TeXnicCenter and TexWorks. The tex file is the following: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \begin{document} (...) \bibliographystyle{unrst} ...
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Getting strange misplaced \noalign error

I'm trying to add a horizontal line to my document, like so: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fullpage, graphicx, url} \usepackage{dsfont} \begin{document} $ \mathds{C}$ \hline ...
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No room for a new \mathgroup

Using MnSymbol, bm and pxfonts together causes No room for a new \mathgroup MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{pxfonts} \begin{document} ...
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Packages hyperref together with subfig break when \renewcommand{\thefigure}{…} is used

The following code compiles and acts as you would expect: \documentclass[12pt]{report} %\usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering ...
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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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Excessive Input causes problems in XeLaTeX

I am using polyglossia and xelatex for my Arabic document. I have about 600 pages wrapped in 001.tex 002.tex ... and a unique TTF font assigned for each page. When I use all these external tex files ...
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Add offset to line number (in error message) when using input files

I am compiling a latex document, and when I have errors, I get nice messages like l.1041 \end{frame} which tells me that there is an error somewhere before line 1041. So far, so good. I can use my ...
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Strange error after upgrading to MacTeX 2011 (TeXLive)

I have my own personal style file that I use for exams. It keeps track of points each question is worth and prints a grading table on the front page, automatically adding all points for the total. ...
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Getting strange error with MiKTeX when trying to use “kpfonts” package

I'm getting the following error when trying to compile the following very minimal example with MiKTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} test ...
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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 ...