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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} \usepackage{...
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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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tikz-uml sequence diagram “Extra \or” error

I was compiling the following code which uses the tikz-uml package. \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{pgf} %\usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-uml} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{...
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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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Does LaTeX allow for namespaces to eliminate the risk of package clashes?

I often get conflicts between distinct sty files, due to things as simple as variable names. The latest one was between proof.sty (which permits to more proofs automatically to the appendix) and ...
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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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LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found

It appears when I try to build file in MiKTeX 2.9 I get LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name.(Default extension:cls)) Enter file ...
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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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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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Fixing JAIR style

According to the Eigenfactor ranking of journals, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is a leading open-access journal in AI. Unfortunately, the JAIR style files are twenty years ...
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Error with \newcommand and \section

I'm trying to typeset an article. In the preamble, I defined these two things: \newcommand{\leftexp}[2]{{\vphantom{#2}}^{#1}{#2}} \newcommand{\hr}{\leftexp{*}{\mathbb{R}}} However, when I try to ...
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How can I fix the path to LaTeX fonts?

I'm using LaTeX on osx via TexLive 2011 and the TextMate bundle. Currently I'm trying to list some code in a document (using verbatim), but I get this error: ! I can't find file `pcrr7t'. ! ...
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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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An error produced when using the caption package

My .tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,portrait,12pt,openright,final,pdflatex]{report} \usepackage[bindingoffset=8mm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{arabtex} \usepackage{utf8} \...
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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 k}}}^N\disp....
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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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LaTeX Error: Command \openbox already defined

Please Help me to get rid of the following error: ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\mytheorem\demonstration.sty" Package: demonstration ! LaTeX Error: Command \openbox already defined. ...
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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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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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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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Hebrew words causes strange errors with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX

I am experiencing strange problems with ConTeXt IV / LuaTeX. I have some hebrew words which continues to throw following errors: error: /usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/font-otn.lua:1809: attempt to ...
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What is causing undefined control sequence?

I'm getting this error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.64 ...p(- \frac{E_j - E_i}{k_B T}) & \quad \text {: E_j > E_i}\\ ? ! Undefined ...
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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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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 fmtutil-...
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Problems with undefined control sequence in list of figures

I'm using TeXLive 2011. I had a lot of problems with compiling my large document yesterday and finally seemed to have gotten back to a working version, however now I get strange error messages in the ...
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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 manuscript,...
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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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“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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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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How to fix “Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips'”?

I'm having this Error when I try to compile my .tex file with xelatex: ! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips', (hyperref) because XeTeX is running. See the ...
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libertine font package doesn't work anymore (December 2011)

If you're using an up-to-date system and you're having trouble with using the Linux Libertine fonts, you should probably check out Linux Libertine package and fonts not working any more (fall 2012), ...
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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 <return>...
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“Missing Number” error when using “switch” in “boolexpr”

\pdfoutput=1 \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \usepackage{boolexpr} \def \p{1} \def \q{1} \begin{document} \switch[\p=] \case{\q}abc \endswitch def \end{document} Compiling the above I get the ...
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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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What does 'missing \@ before…' error mean in vim?

I get this strange behavior when I have capitals before a period, like so 1 \documentclass{article} 2 \begin{document} >> 3 Another possible protein blah blah blah from GRIP/ABP. Blah ...
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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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\mathbb{Z} yields undefined control sequence error

I am using WinEdt 6 for compiling my TeX documents. I am getting an error with contains the line $\mathbb{Z}$ showing that it is undefined control sequence. How should I rectify it? Should I include ...
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No room for a new \dimen

I have this error message: ! No room for a new \dimen . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi which I can not find a cure for.
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Laprint causing end of file during psfrag call

I am attempting to create and use file in my TeX document using laprint.m. The laprint function call produces the .tex and .eps files as expected. When I try to use \input{filename} though I get an ...
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Appending to Variables

The following code works: \def \robble {robble} \def \robbles {\robble\robble} But the following but doesn't: \def \robbles {robble} \def \robbles {\robbles robble} The overall goal is to get ...
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Why am I getting this “Missing $ inserted” error in an algorithm figure just like all my other algorithm figures?

I'm writing a paper in LaTeX, and I'm getting a strange "Missing $ inserted" error when I try to compile the paper using pdflatex, but only if it contains the following code. \begin{algorithm*}[tbh] ...
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Strange error in my table

I need help with an error: \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{@{}ccp{8cm}@{}} \toprule Valor DOP & Calificación & Descripción \\ \cmidrule(c){1-1}\cmidrule(c){2-2}\cmidrule(p){3-3} <...
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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 ...
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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} \...