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Can I redefine an environment to generate an error?

I know how to use \renewenvironment to redefine an environment, but instead of changing formatting, I'd like to have any use of the environment generate an error (log and abort). Is there a way to do ...
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Meaning of fontspec related error

I've edited a document. The edited document works well on my system, but apparently reports this error on another system: Undefined control sequence. <argument> ...ontspec_tmp_int\endcsname ...
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Adobe reader tells me error when opening my PDF

I'm transfering Master thesis from Word to LaTex (and I'm not expert in this). I have to use template, which we have from school. I pasted it here on pastebin.com. What was my problem: When I create ...
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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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A0 poster error code [closed]

I submit to the wisdom of forumers this request. I'm very disturbed by this error code: ! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package color. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. ...
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MiKTeX and Sphinx : problems on complex TeX output

I've installed the complete package of MiKTeX 2.8 because I have to manage the PDF rendering of a TeX file generated by Sphinx 1.0.4 (Python 2.6) from a ReST source file. I underline that the HTML ...
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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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Arithmetic overflow error using custom theme in pdfLaTex

I am attempting to compile a 70 frame beamer presentation in TeXworks (on Ubuntu 11.10). The theme I am using is called beamer-goddard (located at the bottom of This Page) . When I compile I ...
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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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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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Problems with algoritmicx package

However I turn and twist it, for some reason I can't get the two lines I have commented out to work. It keeps giving me the error: "Undefined control sequence." \begin{algorithm} ...
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Environment not working inside \multido using standalone document class

I have the following code \documentclass[multi={image},crop,ignorerest]{standalone}% \usepackage{multido} \begin{document} \multido{\iframe=1+1}{2}{ \begin{image} \iframe \end{image} } \end{document} ...
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Error message when I try to run pdflatex with movie15 package

I am trying to use package movie15 to include videos in my PDF produced by the command pdflatex, however all the time I use this command the followed part of massage rises: ...
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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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Maximum points to plot in pgfplots

I have lots of data to be plotted(around 100000 points) in a single plot. But pgfplot is giving me error. What is the maximum limit(of points) for it to plot. But gnuplot is giving me the plot whereas ...
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TeXlipse doesn't generate any pdf file

I've just installed TeXlipse using the simple installing option (Install new softwares -> http://texlipse.sourceforge.net/) on my Mac OS. I create a new LaTeX project, select output format = pdf, ...
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Error with inputenc and UTF-8 non-breaking space

This is a follow up to How to make non-breaking spaces (ties) in Org-mode that exports properly to LaTeX. One answer to the question is a solution that uses UTF-8 non-breaking spaces but these cause ...
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Compilation error when a command argument contains a math formula with a bracket ]

When I try to compile the following document: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{modelDefinitions}{% \begin{description} }{% \end{description} } \newcommand{\modelDef}[2]{\item[#1] \hfill ...
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Problem to include EPS file with file name containing “#”

I have problem including EPS in LaTeX document. I am using latex->dvips->ps2pdf workflow to compile LaTeX document file. Error is thrown as Illegal parameter number in definition The EPS file ...
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Missing $ inserted in block environment

I tried to compile the following using the beamer class: \begin{block} $$T(\mathcal{P})=\mathbb{R}$$ and $$\mathrm{M}(\mathcal{P})=\mathbb{R}_{+}^{3}/ \mathrm{S}_3$$ \end{block} If I complie ...
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How to avoid the “perhaps a missing \item.” message in itemize/enumerate

If one has a itemize environment, with no items inside : \begin{itemize} \end{itemize} the compilation will complain "perhaps a missing \item". I would like to modify the environment itemize (or ...
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Skipping blank fields for address labels using datatool and envlab [closed]

I am trying to process the following into Avery 5160 mailing labels, using the \skipblank code that someone else posted on this site to suppress blank lines: \documentclass[10pt]{letter} ...
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – “directory where the executable is located”?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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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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Apparent conflict when using hyperref and pdfcomment together

There appears to be a conflict with using the hyperref package and pdfcomment. Take the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex,hidelinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfcomment} ...
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Undefined control sequence undetectable [closed]

I came across the following error message: ! Undefined control sequence. l.206 ...quad a_k > \displaystyle\sum_{{\substrack {j=1 \\ j \neq ...
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Reference undefined

I receive the a Reference "LastPage" undefined error when trying to compile a document with this syntax: \fancyfoot[R]{\thepage/\pageref{LastPage}} What is necesarry to prevent this error? I'm ...
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why does latex report errors when using styles in a tikz pgf picture?

I get three errors when attempting to build the following example (with the tikzpicture taken from the tikz pgf manual). Why does this happen, and what am I doing wrong? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Sphinx error in converting latex to pdf

I'm trying to convert latex to pdf of CherryPy docs for offline usage. After I generated the latex I changed into build/latex directory and run "make all-pdf" and error happened. Sorry I don't know to ...
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Simplest example from pfgplots documentation not working

I get a lot of errors when I try to compile even the simplest examples with pgfplots. The following is taken from the documentation of the package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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\StrMid and \MakeUppercase problem

What's wrong with this: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{xstring} \begin{document} \newcommand{\cim}{c1095} \StrMid{\MakeUppercase{\cim}}{1}{1} \StrMid{\cim}{2}{100} \end{document} ...
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Getting xetex to complain when a character is missing

Consider the following minimal document: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} tām आ ṁ \end{document} If you compile it with xelatex se.tex, you get something normal and innocuous, like: This ...
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Undefined control sequence with xparse

I just installed the texlive-latex3 package and tried running pdflatex on the following (copied directly from another question posted here): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn ...
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! Bad space factor (0)

When trying to compile my .tex file using the latexmk -latex=xelatex command, I receive the following error: ! Bad space factor (0). <recently read> \@savsf l.39 \end{seriate} ? Then, if ...
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Applying a postaction to every path in TikZ

Sometime, for example in a solution to a recent question, one wants to apply a postaction (like a decoration) to a group of paths. A naive solution is to use every path/.style={}. Unfortunately this ...
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How to make Vim LaTeX Suite show errors when compile

Compiling TeX with command : silent call Tex_RunLaTeX() The gvim window turns grey when there are errors. One needs to press Enter for each error to continue. It will be better if the error ...
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texlive manager fails to update packages

My TeXLive installation is corrupt (mdframed supposed to be installed, but it is not). Running update with the tlmgr, fails with regenerating fmtutil.cnf in C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var running ...
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XeTeX fails with undefined control sequence in texlive 2012/dev

I'm using XeTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document using the following command: xelatex mydoc.tex I'm getting the following error: ...
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How to make Sanskrit Title in Devanagari Package

I generally type sanskrit using the "devnag" preprocessor. But when making a sanskrit title it is showing an error. Can you please help me in rectifying this. My input vivekachoodamani.dn file is ...
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How can I see why a file isn't compiling somewhere else, if it does in my machine?

I'm attempting to submit a paper using the Elsevier Editorial System in LaTeX, and in the final step before submission it builds a file with information, the cover letter, and hopefully the ...
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Lyx and kerkis font error

I am a LyX and Ubuntu user. I am trying to use a Greek font named kerkis. I have installed the needed packages in order to enable xelatex in LyX and Greek language: texlive-xetex texlive-lang-greek ...
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“Missing $ inserted” error; can't figure out what is causing it

Here is the code, getting an error involving a missing $ but I'm certain it's all correct. My guess is I am missing some subtle thing. Here is the specific error message: Missing $ inserted. ...
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Getting an error when trying to use 'xstring' commands in my macro

When I try to compile the minimal example below, I get an error: ! Argument of \@xs@StrLeft has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.33 \setInSCCF{abcdef} If I switch the ...
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PSTricks error, but package not loaded

I am working on a textbook, with a looming deadline, so I admit I did not do an exhaustive search for a solution to this situation. I was hoping someone would see this and say, "This is a duplicate ...
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Problem with listings-ext [closed]

I am using listings-ext on Ubuntu 11.10 (with LyX) and listings.cfg defines the style colored-code - which I also use in the LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[style=colored-code]{listings-ext} But ...
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TeX compilers/wrappers and robustness

Please see this post for context. We can use texi2dvi to get LaTeX to compile the correct number of times, and to insert a bibtex call into the loop if necessary. rubber is another wrapper script ...
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Package pgf Error: No shape named X is known

I can't get this document to compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{snakes,arrows,shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex',line join=bevel,] ...
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Latex Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{sidewaystable}

I get the following error when compiling my LaTeX source: ! LaTeX Error: \begin{document} ended by \end{sidewaystable}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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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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“Cannot find file” error when running biber

I'm commuting to using the new biber/biblatex system of referencing. Previously I have been using bibtex as a backend and have tried converting to biber. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 under windows xp sp3. I ...