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Natbib package error? Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations

I'm trying to write an article for a journal using it's LaTeX class and there seems to be an issue with the bibliography. I'm getting the following error message: Package natbib Error: ...
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) ...
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Runaway argument in algorithm

\begin{algorithm} \caption{Partial Sum Update Algorithm}\label{alg:usline} \begin{algorithmic}[1] \State $\mathcal{N}^*\gets$ bitreverse$(\mathcal{N})$ \If{$i(s)=0$}\Comment{The $s^{th}$ LSB in the ...
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Undefined control sequence Error with moderncv+Hebrew

I would like to use modernv to create a right-to-left CV document in Hebrew. I have downloaded and installed culmus-latex, and Hebrew+English LaTex documents compile without a problem. I took ...
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“File `realcalc.tex' not found” - after texlive-generic-extra installed?

Disclosure: my knowledge of LaTeX is extremely limited I am trying to use pdflatex to convert foo.tex to foo.pdf. When I first tried this I got error messages saying I was missing calc.sty so I ...
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Multicolumn within a newcommand error

I am new to writing packages and am coming across an error that I can't unravel, I would appreciate any help that you can provide. I am writing a few macros which are meant to be used within a tabular ...
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Problem resizing an itemize environment with a \scalebox: “Something's wrong”

I have a \block containing a \itemize: \begin{block}{title} % \scalebox{0.8}{ \begin{itemize} \item 1... \item 2... \end{itemize} % } \end{block} I try to use \scaleboxand ...
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How can I get to use the sideset command on unusual symbols without an error message

I would like to use the command, $\sideset{_\sigma}{_f}\times$ without an error message. This command renders the way I want it to, (a times with a left subscript of \sigma, and a right subscript of ...
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Makeindex error when ! used in \index in align environment

See MWE below. The symbol ! in the \index causes an error. This is only the case in align environments (not in equation). So it seems to have to do something with amsmath. If ! is put in an \mbox ...
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How can I define a macro that adds a row to a table that has not yet been printed?

I want to generate a list of technical abbreviations and acronyms that I use. Currently, I'm defining all acronyms with a macro I have designed. Now, I want the macro to call another macro, called ...
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Easy way to find the location of a compilation error?

When I compile my project with pdflatex, I get to see at which line the error has occurred, but the file is it claims the error has occurred in is incorrect since it always just says that it has ...
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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 can I find a footnote by its number (Hfootnote.xx)?

I want to find out, which footnote is causing a warning message in my pdfoutput. I am using Miktex 2.9, my document is from the type "scrreprt" and I make usage of the package parnotes. I get the ...
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Possible package missing [closed]

I started using LaTeX yesterday and there's something I can't figure out: I've noticed that I don't have some commands, for example right now I'm trying to use \vphantom and \phantom, but when I type ...
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eforms puts out “0 0 0” [closed]

I've just intalled AcroTex, but it doesn't work correctly. \documentclass[12pt]{letter} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[pdftex]{eforms} ...
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pdftex and interaction=batchmode and xwatermark

I try to compile this file: \documentclass[10pt,openany,titlepage]{book}% \usepackage{lipsum}% \usepackage{xcolor}% \usepackage[printwatermark,default-first-page=10]{xwatermark}% ...
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How to insert line before if/while-clause using Algorithms2e?

When I insert more than one new line before the if-clause of an algorithm; or a new line between two if-clauses in an Algorithms-section, I get the following error: [] ! LaTeX Error: There's no line ...
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LaTeX Error: File `knitting.sty' not found - cannot get knitting package to run

I am using LaTeX to typeset instructions for a knitting pattern that I designed. Additionally, I would like to include a knitting chart to visualize the motif. I found the knitting package on CTAN ...
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Errors in tables then runaway argument at \begin{document}

I am new to LaTeX and keep having this re-occurring problem. I create a table and notice a mistake (incorrectly specifying the number of columns or something) because the pdf won't compile (I am using ...
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Lettrine, accentuated characters and htlatex

I use accentuated letters with the lettrine package like: \lettrine{É}{lisée} avait vu le pouvoir de Dieu sur la vie d'Élie. With luatex (which is my normal rendering engine), it works fine. ...
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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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Setting up paragraphing of subsections using code from memman.pdf results in mysterious compilation error

I was trying to emulate the style of the long table of contents in the memoir manual. Specifically, the effect I want to achieve is to have all subsections names and page numbers in the same ...
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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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! No room for a new \count . with showidx package

I'm getting an error when I try to \usepackage{showidx}: ! No room for a new \count . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi l.41 ...
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Compilation error with media9 package

While using media9 package, I'm getting the following error : Argument of \bool_if:nTF has an extra } I'm unable to figure out where does the error come from. Here is the minimal example: ...
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IguanaTex doesn't access the LaTeX process [closed]

I run IguanaTex 32-bit in Office 2010 32-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64x with MikTeX 2.9 32-bit. When I try to compile some TeX things with IguanaTeX to PPT, I get the error "Could not start process 'latex ...
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Latex errors when compiling

I have a general question on reading latex errors. (I am not a very experienced latex user.) I guess I have two questions: When I compile a file with latex, it writes a lot of junk to my terminal. Is ...
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qed symbol error

I may have misunderstood the documentation, but I believe that if I use the amsmath package in the declaration, then typing \qed should give me a Q.E.D. symbol. When I do this, it crashes with ...
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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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Improper alphabetic constant

I'm using two counters (linefrom and lineto) to specify the range of lines to be printed in my listing: \setcounter{linefrom}{1} \setcounter{lineto}{5} The following passes compilation and ...
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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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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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Increasing the size of the memory: not all files are built successfully

I am trying to compile a large file which contains a tikz picture with more data points than tex can handle. Following the questions here and here I set to increase the capacity of tex by changing ...
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vim-latex: “I can't write on …” error

I am using vim-latex. I compile TeX document using \ll command, then \lv to view it. It generates a PDF file. So far, so good. The problem starts when I try to modify my TeX file and compile it again ...
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Coloring lines in an algorithm

I am using Beamer for creating a presentation and I am trying to highlight some lines in an algorithm. I am actually using algcompatible. I found a solution here and created a couple of new commands ...
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Error when using REVTeX 4.1

I've tried to upgrade to REVTeX 4.1 but am getting compile error even with the simplest document: \documentclass{revtex4-1} \filelist \begin{document} test \end{document} produces: ...snip... ! ...
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Passing arguments to nested newcommands

I thought that doubling hashes was sufficient to pass arguments to nested \newcommand. \newcommand{\notice}[1]{ \vspace{10px} \textbf{#1:} \begin{quotation} ##1 \end{quotation}} ...
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How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc?

I'm generating a PDF document with pdflatex (more precisely, latexmk invoked from TexMaker 3.4. My LaTeX install is TeXLive 20120719). I can read the document fine in Okular and Gmail's attachment ...
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latexdiff produces invalid output from changes to \multirow

A co-worker and I are hoping to start using latexdiff for tracking changes in a document he is writing and I am proofreading. I've run into a spot where latexdiff seems to be generating invalid ...
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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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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed the Windows version of Texmaker changing the C drive to D and leaving the rest of the install path the same. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ...
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Interference between \includeonlyframes and \onslide across tabular row

I seem to have run into a strange interference between \includeonlyframes and use of \onslide to uncover a row in a tabular environment. Consider the following: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink [duplicate]

I ran into the "mysterious" \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink error. According to http://www.tug.org/errors, "this happens when hyperref is used under pdftex and a ...
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My newcommand does not work within other environments (align*)

Minimal Example that demonstrates the problem: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %%% variable declaration: \newlength{\temp}% \newlength{\tempp}% \newlength{\Flinewidth}% ...
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Undefined control sequence when using \setupinteraction and \externalfigure

When I use \externalfigure after \setupinteraction[state=start], I get an error message about an Undefined control sequence. Here is a minimal working example (filename prob.tex): \starttext ...
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Problems with endfloat package

A minimal example using the endfloat package fails to compile. Before filing a bug report with the maintainer, please, could you take a look if I'm using it correctly? Perhaps you know a workaround? ...
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\usepackage{enumitem} produces “Environment description undefined” error

If I run pdflatex on the following: \documentclass[class=minimal,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{varwidth} \usepackage{upquote} % \usepackage{enumitem} ...
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Problems using achicago package to create a bibliography

I've been having trouble using achicago package, I tried to run this example: \documentclass[15pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{dialogue} \usepackage{achicago} \usepackage{attrib} ...
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conflict tkz-euclide and nag?

Am I doing something wrong and is this meant to happen? %\documentclass{minimal} edit: should not be used \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} ...
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hanging package chokes on apostrophes

I'm writing a file in LaTeX2e with TeXshop in which I'd like some paragraphs where all lines of a paragraph after the first line are intended (as with dictionary entries). I found out about the ...