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Strange error after upgrading to MacTeX 2011 (TeXLive)

I have my own personal style file that I use for exams. It keeps track of points each question is worth and prints a grading table on the front page, automatically adding all points for the total. ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics package

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and when I include the package{Includegraphics} to use graphics, doesn't recognize. So I need help.
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Double superscript error involving tilde

When I write {{\tilde{C}}^{0}_{har}}^{\Gamma} (or the same with fewer curly brackets) in Tex I obtain a double superscript error and I can't solve it. Does someone know how to fix this?
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command \equal{#1}{} produces error if compactitem is in argument

I want to check if a variable is empty or not in a custom command. This works well, as long as it contains "normal text" but as soon as there is an itemize environment, I get an error message: ...
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xkeyval error: 'defernums' undefined in families

Relative noob in LaTeX, and I'm trying to adapt an existing (public) template (with attribution) to my own needs, and the first step is gutting all the project specific code and setting up the ...
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LaTeX algorithmic package: Undefined Control Sequence in for-Loop

I'm trying to specify an algorithm in pseudocode in a LaTeX document, but I'm having trouble with the for-Loop. My statement: \for{$bin=0 to binCount$} \item blablabla \endfor keeps on generating ...
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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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Shortest code causing “Emergency stop.” error

This question is purely academic. TeXing a file containing \valign{\halign#\cr! causes an ! Emergency stop. error. Is that the shortest code which produces a fatal error in TeX?
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\caption works in one file but not another

Hi I'm trying to display an image with a caption; the parent file (CODE1) calls the chapter file (CODE2) and the .sty file (CODE3). Here is the the "chapter" file... call it CODE1 ...
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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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Getting strange error with MiKTeX when trying to use “kpfonts” package

I'm getting the following error when trying to compile the following very minimal example with MiKTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} test ...
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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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luaotfload : Windows API error 67 [closed]

I got subtle error when running lualatex on my new desktop (W7 Pro Russian x64, MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit). Similar program set on my laptop (W7 Home Russian x64, MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) gives no errors. As it is ...
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Why won't this macro work in a \caption?

I created a macro to easily shift into typewriter mode, ala markdown or fancyvrb's "short verbatim" command. It works everywhere but in \captions. In that case, TeX fails saying I've exceeded ...
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Error using the package makeidx

My index is working smoothly with the command \makeindex alone. However, when I put \usepackage{makeidx}\makeindex compilation gives two errors as 1. Command \see already defined. ...
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Error including manually installed TikZ package [closed]

I am trying to manually install tikz in my local texmf tree on my shell account at school. I simply unpacked the latest build to ~/texmf/tex and ran texhash. Now, trying to compile this simple ...
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Any reason why \blacksquare and \box are causing errors?

I am using the amsmath package. I just want a black box at the end of a proof, right-justified. \blacksquare and \box both cause errors. Actually, I'd prefer a musical quarter note if that's ...
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xtable in pgfSweave (on lyx) : output=tex is invalid?

Many tutorials online say that to include a table in Sweave one should write something like this: <<output=tex>>= require(xtable) stuff xtable(stuff) @ That makes sense. But when I do ...
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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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TeX capacity exceeded

The following is a minimal example which demonstrates my problem. The error TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000] \end{latexresult} is depending more or less on the number of ...
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Package mh cannot be found

! LaTeX Error: File `mh.sty' not found. However, mh is assuredly included in my TexLive2011 installation. Why am I getting this error? OS: Kubuntu 64-bit Editor: TexWorks
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mdframed causes “too many floats” error

I defined a new environemnt examples for a book I am writing. I would like examples to be with a framed grey box, and use the following construct ...
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Error in built output

This is difficult for me with all these $ signs. Now, where is the problem in the following MWE? \documentclass{article}% \usepackage{amsmath}% \usepackage{amsfonts}% \usepackage{amssymb}% ...
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Error from equation

Below is a MWE. While the pdf output seems ok, TeXniccenter displays error in the equation line. Not able to understand what's wrong. Happens even when I put in the code to close the curly brackets. ...
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Error in align environment - runaway argument? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blank lines in align environment \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \ce{K_a} ...
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What does the “! Incomplete \ifx” error mean? [closed]

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \ce{PH &= -\log \ce{[H+]}} \\ -\ce{PH} &= \log \ce{[H+]} \\ ...
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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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xelatex -Undefined control sequence

So I am trying to work with this tex file for CV available at http://kjhealy.github.com/kjh-vita/ The only thing I change is the font from pragmata to consolas. 2 problems I get a pdf output, with a ...
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Error in fontspec.sty

I downloaded a template for CV and one of the requirements was installation of fontspec.sty. Now when I compile the file the code file of fontspec.sty pops up in a new tab in TeXnicCenter and it ...
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Beamer: Missing $ in frame

Trying to compile the following code in a beamer presentation: \subsection{I servizi LBS oggi} \begin{frame} \frametitle{La privacy negli odierni servizi LBS} \begin{block}{Cosa ci dicono gli studi} ...
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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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biber breaks when it's run [closed]

I'm trying to use biber with biblatex under windows xp. However, when I run it with any argument including biber --help it breaks with the same error message: Biber/Utils.pm did not return a true ...
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polyglossia error after MiKTeX update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago Sorry, I don't know where I could report bug that appeared after MiKTeX Update. Here is a test file: % ...
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Powerdot cannot be compiled under xelatex; how to solve it?

I use Tex Live 2011 and test a simple example: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{a slide} Contents of the slide. \end{slide} \section{first section} \begin{slide}{another slide} ...
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Error: Missing \begin{document}

I wanted to make a command that outputs a number in math mode. This is how my file looks like: \documentclass{scrartcl} %\usepackage{epsdice} %\newcommand{dice}[1]{\epsdice{#1}} ...
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Despite using backslash dollar sign, error persists

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{Kubuntu Setup} Don't forget your architecture is not i386, but x86_64. Better to use {\tt \$(uname -i)} instead of manually specifying ...
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How to use algorithmicx package?

I found the algorithmicx package on this page, and tried to compile this example from the pdf file. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithmicx} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm} ...
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Errors thrown when trying to use the mdframed package

I am running Ubuntu, so unfortunately I don't get the nice Console way of installing new LaTeX packages, I have to install them manually. From CTAN, I found the mdframed package, downloaded and ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Problems with insert_before and post_linebreak_filter

I'm coding an algorithm to detect and highlight homeoarchies. Here my current almost working (but compiling at least) code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{kpfonts} ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...
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Linux Libertine and pdfTeX: glyph `a' undefined

I have little doubt, usually, in the Linux Libertine font with LaTeX / pdflatex, but a couple of weeks ago, the following happened to me: I have the file with the following test.tex ...
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Ghostscript error with a surface in pst-solides-3d

I'm discovering the extremely cool pst-solides-3d package. The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(3,5) ...
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Unknown options for package siunitx

I'm getting an error when I try to specify an option with the siunitx package. I have the following line in my preamble: \usepackage[load-configurations=si-abbr]{siunitx} And I get the following ...
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Just installed the latest siunitx and it says that expl3 is too old

Just installed the latest siunitx and it says that expl3 is too old. I looked on the miktex package update manager and I appear to have the latest version of everything. The package that now contains ...
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Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed - what exactly does this mean?

I admit that this post is purely idle curiosity. But I recently stumbled upon a little factoid saying that the TeX error "Interwoven alignment preambles are not allowed" has the following explanation ...
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Use multiple \multicolumn commands in a LaTeX table to achieve column headers

I'm trying to code column headers in LaTeX so that each header spans two columns; however, the following code isn't working: \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{tabular}{cccc} \toprule ...
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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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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Label in a footnote in author's field causes 'xfootnotemark doesn't match its definition'

I am trying to insert a \label in the footnote (\thanks) of the author's field with the following code \author{Gopal \thanks{XYZ university\label{auth1}}} However, LaTeX keeps giving the error ...