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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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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: 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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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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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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MiKTeX can't write on pdf file [closed]

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I'm getting the error: "can't write on pdf file." The pdf doesn't reflect what I wrote. What did I do wrong? My input: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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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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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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How to trace LaTeX errors efficiently?

One of the most annoying things about LaTeX is that handling errors can be cumbersome and nerve-racking. In fact, it is the main reason that keeps me from actively recommending LaTeX to most people ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...
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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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Problem randomizing answers in eqexam [closed]

I'm trying to use the eqexam package to randomize answers to multiple choice questions in an exam. The package works without options, but when I include the allowrandomize option needed for this ...
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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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epstopdf warning: “Shell escape feature is not enabled.”

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to include .eps files in a LaTeX document compiled with pdfLaTeX. I've been told that I should use the epstopdf package to convert .eps files to .pdf on the fly. ...
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LuaTeX cannot find existing font

My Fedora 17 LuaLaTeX (2012) system just keeps complaining about some particular (of course existing) font not existing. It can't spit out any PDF from a TeX file using that font. This is the error I ...
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Can't compile with most recent version of TeX Live (2013)

I have used a tex template for my CV for years. But I recently migrated everything to a new Mac running OS 10.8.4 and the document will no longer compile. I have confirmed that the file compiles ...
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Expansion of commands in errmessage

When I run \documentclass{article} \def\pet{dog} \errmessage{My \pet\ is {sick}} \begin{document} My \pet\ is {sick}. \end{document} the error message is: My dog\ is {sick}. but the PDF ...
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Changing the default TeXlipse compiler to PDFLatex

I just installed TeXlipse, and want to make my .tex-file alongside my Java-code (in the same Java-project). Right now, I can compile, but only to .dvi, which I dislike because of the bad viewer. Is ...
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Unable to generate references using .bib in Texlipse

I'm writing a LaTeX file using Texlipse. So here is my LaTeX file: \documentclass[10pt,psfig,letterpaper,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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LaTeX Error: File subfigure.sty not found

I'm getting this error when compiling: ! LaTeX Error: File `subfigure.sty' not found. Here is part of the relevant code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Error using russian letters for appendix counter with hyperref and subfig

I'm preparing a text in russian with pdflatex. According to standard appendices must be numbered with russian uppercase letters. But I've found that if subfloats used in appedix, the hyperref ...
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LaTeX fails to find my .sty file

! LaTeX Error: File `mypackage.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) I am getting the above error message in Ubuntu 10.10. I used ...
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LuaLaTeX + fontspec: Font not found

This refers to my previous thread How to use the calibri font. I am using the Calibri font with lualatex. MWE: \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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alignat problem

Whenever I try to use the alignat environment, it doesn't seem to work on my computer! I tried the following simple code (my file had \usepackage{amsmath}): \begin{alignat}{3} \min \quad x_1 ...
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How to quickly troubleshoot errors caused by missing closing brackets?

Perhaps the most common mistake I make is to forget to place a closing bracket, i.e. }, or closing command, e.g. \end{description}. When compiling, such mistakes usually do not say, ...
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Tex capacity exceeded (string characters) (well it's about to be exceeded)

As per my earlier question 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 ...
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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} ...