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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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“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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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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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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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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Struggling to get moderncv files to compile

I'm a real novice on LaTex, having only used it previously a small amount at University but not for a while. I've decided I'd quite like to transfer my CV to the LaTex moderncv style. I downloaded ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems using `\left\{` in array environment

I am trying to define a matrix in segments by enclosing the entries of the matrix in boxes, and also using the open and closed braces to label those segments. So far I have developed the following ...
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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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Compilation error with LuaLaTeX (luaotfload- database.lua)

This file does not compile after updating TeXLive 2013 : \RequirePackage{ifluatex} \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \ifluatex \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} ...
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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 ...
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** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. with tikz-qtrees in xelatex

I've got a snippet of tikz-qtree which causes ** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. when compiling with xelatex, but works fine with pdflatex. But I need xelatex because I've got a lot of unicode ...
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Are nath and xcolor incompatible?

I have a file that compiles fine. It uses nath and color packages: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{nath} \delimgrowth=1 \begin{document} \begin{equation} A ...
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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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ogctools in combination with beamer

I try to use ocgtools in a beamer presentation, which worked for me some time ago. But now (TeXLive 2013) this seems not wo work anymore. As soon as I include the ocgtool package there are errors ...
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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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Using a macro as value of addtotoc in \includepdf

I would like to include pages from an external PDF file into my document, using the pdfpages package. The following works for me: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} ...
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Why does using the amsmath package break the following code?

I am trying to find a way to hide expressions inside a math environment. I found a solution, provided by Steven B. Segletes at Hiding part of text leaving blank space However, when I add the amsmath ...
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How to increase (relevant) verbosity of compilation errors with Emacs+AucTeX?

I often debug LaTeX files and Emacs+AUCTeX does not show many informations about errors. I always have the following message in the minibuffer: LaTeX errors in `*~/my/file output*'. Use C-c ` to ...
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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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Underfull \hbox badness 10000 \textbf

Simple code (new to LaTeX). Receiving these errors: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 13--14 Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 15--26 Underfull \hbox (badness ...
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extra } when use titlesec package

In the .tex file, I want to use the package titlesec. But there is a error: ! Argument of \subparagraph has an extra }. Is there some simple method to fix this? The code is: ...
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Error including a .png: Cannot determine size of graphic [duplicate]

I have a little problem: I am not able to put an image in my document. This is how I start: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,titlepage]{report} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} ...
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Problem with \cdashline and package arydshln

I have a problem with \cdashline. I use the \cdashline in a matrix but I have an error with \usepackage{arydshln} I think: ! Use of \x doesn't match its definition. \LT@array ->\adl@arrayinit ...
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A list of pairs in pgfkeys

Having learnt a lot about the pgfkeys package as a result of my last question, I'm now trying to do some more adventurous things. Let's say I have a command called \blob, whose value is the ...
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LaTeX getting “Missing } inserted” error

I'm getting "Missing } inserted" error, when compiling with pdflatex and I really don't understand why. This is occurring in a beamer frame. Maybe someone comes up with something useful. ...
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Conversion problem using standalone and imagemagick

I'm trying to convert a table to png format using Imagemagick \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,border=8pt,convert=true]{standalone} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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md-chr7y source file could not be found

I am trying to build a document with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. It seems to be the used font on the title page. The error is as follows: miktex-makemf: The md-chr7y source file could not be ...
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Siunitx: how to deal with invalid numerical input '-'?

Thanks to you all, I found siunitx for decimal alignment. However, some of the columns in my correlation matrix don't have any numbers and have "-" instead. siunitx gives me an error about invalid ...
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Unicode “undefined control sequence” in XeLaTeX

I have got a TeXLive 2011 on an Apple Time Machine and TeXShop on my local MacBook. When I try to typeset the XeLaTeX template from TeXShop, I get “undefined control sequence” for some of the Unicode ...
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Error compiling CJK with \tableofcontents and \makeindex

A basic document with Chinese text works fine: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \title{标题} \begin{document} \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{gkai} \maketitle (text) \end{CJK} ...
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Error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents

I get the following error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents: ! Undefined control sequence. \find@pdflink ...ode \protected@edef \Hy@testname ...
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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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How to avoid exceeding TeX capacity when using multi-page tables?

I'm using longtable package (together with xcolor for alternating row colors and booktabs for elegant table headers) to generate a huge table. And by huge, I mean it has more than 900 lines and takes ...
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TeX Live 2013 throwing up errors when using updmap and fmutil

I run TeX Live 2013 on Win 7(x64) and was doing fine with updates and everything until today. I went for another update, when suddenly the following error message popped up when the updater tried to ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfmath@

Why does the following code give me this error message? Error ERROR: Undefined control sequence. --- TeX said --- \pgfmath@dimen@ ...men@@ #1=0.0pt\relax \pgfmath@ l.28 \draw ...
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Error when compiling a 'minted' listings inside a 'memoir' subfloat

I'm trying to compile the following minimal example: \documentclass{memoir} % Enable subfloats within figures \newsubfloat{figure} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \subbottom{% ...