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How to subtract both very large numbers and numbers smaller than one?

In the context of Scientific Notation Only For Large Numbers have we been looking for a way to handle large numbers, as pgfmathparse can't cope with these. The only package we could find was ...
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Problems installing MiKTeX

I have managed to download the ProTeX package and install TeXstudio. However, I keep failing in installing MiKTeX. (I have tried to download it several times from different places to insure that it ...
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An error produced when using the caption package

My .tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,portrait,12pt,openright,final,pdflatex]{report} \usepackage[bindingoffset=8mm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{arabtex} \usepackage{utf8} ...
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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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Missing $ inserted in maths mode

Been trying to this line to parse for a good 20mins, but all attempts have failed: \beta = $-$0.84, t = $-$2.09, P = 0.04 Could anyone tell me why I'm getting a Missing $ inserted error here?
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How do I fix “roman.sty not found” using LaTeX?

I've been using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now. I've editing several documents and especially resumes. However, I've recently been experiencing several problems with LaTex and Texmaker, ...
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Output routine footbib error

This is my preamble \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt,openright,final,oldfontcommands]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{import} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Error using \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox}

With TeX Live 2009, with this MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb, fancybox} \begin{document} \begin{Verbatim}[frame=single] auto eth0 \end{Verbatim} \end{document} I ...
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Undefined control sequence in VTEX

I am using VTEX (visual Tex). When I run this program, it shows a error message that is ! Undefined control sequence. \convertto #1#2->\strip@pt \dimexpr ...
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Compilation error: missing $ inserted

I'm trying to compile this: %\chapterimage{m2summary.pdf} \chapter{Respostas e soluções} \begin{multicols}{2} \section*{\textcolor{ocre}{1. Matrizes}} \subsection*{Exercícios de fixação} ...
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Ghostscript Error “undefined in H.S”

I downloaded a thesis proposal template. When I compile it no error appears, but to display dvi, I got the following error. So what is the problem and how to fix it? Error: /undefined in H.S Operand ...
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Unable to generate pdf

I use TeXnicCenter and get the following error window after I try to compile Even TexMaker is unable to create the pdf file. No error is detected in the window below after compilation.
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Undefined Control Sequence. 1.60 \@writefi

Im having this weird error that says: Underfined Control Sequence. 1.60 \@writefi I can press [s] on the command line and the message is ignored, and the code still runs ... What can be causing ...
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Problem with using scale while using \includegraphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency I previously imported many figures to TEX files and simply use the corresponding parameters without any ...
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error: pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found

I've seen this question on a closed post on this forum, but the answer given there does not solve my problem. I'm an unexperienced LaTeX user, using TeXnicCenter, and MikTeX 2.9 on 64-bit Windows 7. ...
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compilation problem: “Extended mathchar used as mathchar” with mathastext

When compiling a file using XeLaTex in TeXShop on Mac OS X, the console persistently hangs after the detection of the XeTeX driver: *geometry* driver: auto-detecting *geometry* detected driver: xetex ...
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Error when putting code for setting figure side by side

I'm new in LaTeX and trying to help my friend to fix her document. I use Texmaker 4.1.1. The LaTeX code of her document is as follows Main Document: (Main Document.tex) ...
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Why does including brackets in a TikZ datavisualization label give me an error?

My questions concerns the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization.formats.functions} \begin{document} ...
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Using Forest Package in Newenvironment

I'm trying to use the forest package to draw circuits, so I want to define a "circuit" environment that is a wrapper around the forest environment. But defining a newenvironment runs into problems. ...
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Problem with abbreviation of `\multirow` and `\multicolumn` (LaTeX)

I have had to typeset several block matrixes lately. So I thought of defining abbreviations of \multirow and \multicolumn so as to avoid having to remember the former needs {*} and the latter {r} and ...
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How to find the error line in a multi file document

How can I find the error line in a multi file document? Usually WinEdt5 goes to the error line when double clicking on an error (at least with single files). When I include files, this is not working ...
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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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my MiKTeX can't find the package fancyhdr [closed]

I have tried installing it but it just says not found like this LaTeX Error: File `fancyhdr.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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How to make biber 1.9 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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ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
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Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced in php file [closed]

We are using following code in .php script for generate .pdf file. $result1 = exec("R CMD Sweave /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.Rnw"); $result2 = exec("pdflatex /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.tex"); ...
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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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Error Missing { inserted

\textbf{47.Consider the following relations:\\ \includegraphics[width=120mm]{Image6.png}\\ Consider the following SQL query.\\ SELECT S.Student$_$Name, sum (P.Marks)\\ FROM Student S,Performance P\\ ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...
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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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Error message because of eqnarray, footnotes, tables or caption?

I know this is not a minimal example, but I have to have this much code, in order to create my error. I had this error already several times and I cannot get rid of it?! I don't know where the problem ...
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Why is the picture not inserted?

When I pdflatex the text below it doesn't insert the picture, but writes the name of the file instead (pic). And the geometry line gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. The ...
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Which are your “favourite” confusing error messages?

This question: \addvspace can't replace \vspace shows a situation in which an error message can be confusing. If \addvspace is used when not in vmode the error message obtained is ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty [duplicate]

When I try to compile my paper I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Filemathtools.sty' not found.` Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I ...
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How can I get utf8 character

I want to make cross references for sections to be symbols but after using the description given I got error report saying keyboard character used is undefined in inputencoding 'utf8'. What might be ...
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$327.68 Knuth reward check

I know something about $327.68 Knuth reward check. However, I cannot find a comprehensive list of people rewarded for finding errors in TeX. I do know, that among them is Bogusław Jackowski (Twice, ...
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Use latexmk to filter the log file

I am usually using latexmk in a split shell with my code on the left and latexmk in -pvc mode on the right. When using some packages which themselves load a lot of other packages (think beamer) the ...
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Dimension too large while plotting with pgfplots

I have the following pgfplots code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain=-8:2] \foreach \i in {-10,-9.8,...,10} {\addplot+[smooth] {-x/\i+\i};}% \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} I need several ...
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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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Missing $ inserted issue

Trying to get my dissertaion sorted (due in a few hours) and I keep getting this error: ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.190 ... pp. 225--236, ...
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Error when using colour in \author

I am getting an error when I try to use \color{} in the the author field with beamer, even though the file compiles and I get the the words I want coloured in the author field. This is the error ...
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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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Why are just-created TikZ shapes “unknown”?

I'm using TikZ's \foreach iterator to create a series of nodes and then draw edges between them. First I iterate to create the nodes; then I iterate through the nodes to link them to each other. ...
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Package xcolor Error: Undefined colors “Maroon”/“Royal Blue” when master has PDF included classicthesis 3.1

I am using classicthesis 3.1 in Lyx 2.0.6. When I include PDFs in the master document, I receive the following error: ! Package xcolor Error: Undefined color `Maroon'. See the xcolor package ...
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How to generate “You can't use \unskip in vertical mode”?

We all know (or believe so) that \unskip is not possible in main vertical mode and this statement can be found in various answers on the site. And yes LaTeX does a lot of gymnastics in \addvspace or ...
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How can I word-wrap LaTeX warning/error output?

This question led to a new package: hardwrap In writing error messages and warnings for a package/class, I find it a pain to manually insert \MessageBreaks so that words don't get cruelly ...
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Brackets in first column in table give “Missing number, treated as zero” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error with table I'm writing a table with 4 columns and 1 row. The first column starts with a bracket. It compiles without issues: \documentclass{article} ...
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Unable to create multiple timelines using chronology.sty

I wanted to create a document that contains multiple timelines on one page. I am using chronology.sty, which uses TikZ, to accomplish this. However, I get an error when I try to create more than one ...
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Dimension too large with tcolorbox and fading paths

I have this "Dimension too large" error that I don't understand: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \tcbuselibrary{skins} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,shadows} \newtcolorbox{mybox}{ ...
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TeX Live issue after update - `fmtutil.cnf` not found

I recently updated TeX Live to following version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Arch Linux) and cannot compile any file anymore, it fails with error $ pdflatex blab.tex This is pdfTeX, Version ...