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Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I suddenly got to the following error using TeXstudio 2.8.8 Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "1".tex Here, "1" is the filename when I used for ...
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Compilation error: missing \begin{document} [duplicate]

I know that this question as been asked a thousand times on this site, but all of the other ones are either closed as off topic, or (when I tried) didn't work. pdflatex outline.tex yields ...
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Interaction between babel [turkish] option and rotating package

MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{rotating} %\usepackage[turkish]{babel} \begin{document} \newcommand{\olok}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{135}{$\twoheadrightarrow$}} ...
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my MiKTeX can't find the package fancyhdr [closed]

I have tried installing it but it just says not found like this LaTeX Error: File `fancyhdr.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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undefined control sequence - \@rllanguagename

I've been using LyX for a while for math typing. So far I was using the "standard article" class, and everything worked well. But when I'm trying to use an AMS article class, I get this error (even if ...
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TikZ won't support HSB color model hsb in article document class

I'm trying to use the wave color model in a tikz picture using the document class article. When I do, I get the error message "Unsupported color model 'hsb'". Consider the code below. ...
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esdiff package for easily writing derivatives cannot handle subscripts properly?

Here's a MnWE: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{esdiff} \begin{document} $\diffp{V}{c_i}$ \end{document} ...
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pdflatex cannot find PDF

I am using Sweave (in Emacs) to generate a report. I can compile the .tex file just fine. There are images (PDFs) that I generate (I have graphicx included in my \usepackage{}; I am not dealing with ...
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Commands not recognized and missing $ error message

I have an equation and added a legend beneath it to explain the variables (the syntax is copied from another duscussion here somewhere). MWE below: ...
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Documents with typical LaTeX errors

I am giving a LaTeX course and have the idea to let the students find and solve problems within a few documents. Basically they shall learn how to create minimal examples and read error messages. ...
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Syntax of Using Math Mode: Empty Lines (Beginner Question)

I'm just starting to learn LaTeX. I tried typing \begin{equation*} (sample of different operators and symbols separated with \,) \end{equation*} and I got a whole bunch of errors. It seems LaTeX ...
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Why am I getting an error when using \renewcommand, here?

I try to type \renewcommand{\mr}{\mathrm}, so that I can then use \mr in my text instead of \mathrm. I get the error \mr Undefined. what is going on?
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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]

I am trying to compile the first three chapters of my dissertation but I am getting the following error: Errors: ./EQM-TAR.tex:70: Undefined control sequence. [\paginaresumo] ./EQM-TAR.tex:70: TeX ...
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Error running Context texexec on Mac OSX 10.10, Ruby 2.2.0 Stable

When I try to run texexec on my context file I get the following error: texexec va.ctx /Users/davidsmith/context/tex/texmf-context/scripts/context/ruby/base/ctx.rb:120:in `manipulate': invalid byte ...
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Missing $ inserted 5 [duplicate]

I'm kind of new to latex and I keep having the error: 'missing $ inserted' in the following piece of code: \sigma$_1$ and \sigma$_3$ horizontal anyone knows what I'm doing wrong?
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How to make biber 1.9 also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from bibtex to biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...
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biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong?

I switched my .bib files to UTF-8 encoding and want to use biber for creating my bibliography (up to now I used bibtex). Currently, I do not get a bibliography for my thesis in the pdf, so I'm trying ...
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Latex removes whitespaces

Hello I have a problem with whitespaces. I don't know why but they are removed as you can see in the image. Does anybody know why? thank you! Here is the log: Missing $ inserted. <inserted ...
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Maketitle error

Why do I constantly get this error: There's no line here to end. \maketitle When I learned to use latex I was told to use \maketitle where I want to have my title placed. What is written in the title ...
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Count and Show Compile Error

\documentclass{article} \def\ad#1{$^{#1}$} \def\aff#1{$^{#1}$} \def\address#1{#1} \def\dept#1{#1} \def\inst#1{#1} \def\cyname#1{#1} \def\country#1{#1} \def\pcode#1{#1} \def\stname#1{#1} ...
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Longtable Errors

When I complile my latex I'm getting all sorts of errors. No matter what I try and change in my code I get several different errors. I've been at this for about a week so I may need help to work this ...
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Auxiliary files in diferent folder TexMaker

In TexMaker I go to Quick Build and in User I write --output-directory=files. Then when I run it the auxiliary files are properly saved in the files directory but I get I couldn't open file name ...
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Bug in code. Undefined control sequence

I'm beginner in LaTeX and don't understand why I'm getting error. This is my code: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{array,tabularx} ...
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Using Forest Package in Newenvironment

I'm trying to use the forest package to draw circuits, so I want to define a "circuit" environment that is a wrapper around the forest environment. But defining a newenvironment runs into problems. ...
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Why does pgfplots's “current plot style” throw an error even when it works?

I managed to produce the following diagram with pgfplots and TikZ: This is exactly how I want it to look. The following M(-ish)WE reproduces the diagram: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to make XeLaTeX display nothing except warnings and errors? [duplicate]

When I run XeLaTeX XeLaTeX --max-print-line=2048 --c-style-errors --interaction=nonstopmode "C:\Report.tex" I get this output This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) ...
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How to make a trap if '\mathring' command is being used in Tex Document?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \usepackage{accents} \begin{document} \title{TEST} \date{} \maketitle $\mathring{I}\mathring{J}\ring{I}$ \end{document} Pop up an error if \mathring ...
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LaTeX Tikz - “did you forget a semicolon” with this flowchart [closed]

I cannot get this document to render. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} ...
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another “Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup”

I am hitting an issues like this one: “Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” error Answer from David Carlisle says: So, the error you show makes me suspect that you are using a class or package ...
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:0 Undefined control sequence [closed]

I am a beginner in LaTeX. I wrote a .tex file and compiled it (pdflatex, latexmk, xelatex). I am getting compilation error that is shown below. E: \\homedir.mtu.edu\home\Desktop\LaTeX\Anderson ...
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Problems with framemethod global option to mdframed package

I'm using a colleague's template for a beamer poster but I'm having trouble getting it to compile. The error I'm getting is ! Package xkeyval Error: `framemethod' undefined in families `mdf'. I ...
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Reassignment macro doesn't work inside title, if protected “works” but not styled

A handy macro egreg made works famously, but not so well in titles. \protecting it prevents TeX from dying, but then it seems to be hidden from \spacedallcaps. \documentclass{article} ...
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Matplotlib pgf backend returns “LaTeX returned an error, probably missing font or error in preamble” for all plots

I've spent the last few hours trying to get PGF backend to work. I was trying to use xelatex, but it wouldn't run at all. Now I have made this example: # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import matplotlib as ...
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How can I put a code listing in a tikzposter \block?

I'm trying to put a code listing in my poster, but I get the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000] What am I doing wrong? \documentclass[portrait, a0paper, ...
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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no pdf output - view command disabled in LyX (2)

Yesterday I wrote : I am working in LyX with documentclass{amsart} and all was doing well until MiKTeX Update made impossible to produce PDF output, error messages being amscls.sty not found or ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".
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Errors when trying to use chemfig

When trying to use chemfig I get two errors.First there is a "two documentclass" error and second a "undefined control sequence \chemfig".What can be done about this? Uninstall/reinstall doesn't help. ...
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Lyx Error “Undefined control sequence” after chosen

Good day, I would like to read a pdf file in which I have added a small bibliography. This bibliography work with the "plain" style. But when I choose the "agsm" style, for example, I get the ...
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pdftex: SVG not found [duplicate]

I'm trying to use svg graphics in my big latex document. I followed other posts and included the svg and the amsmath package. And used the following to test it: \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering ...
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Guides to Writing Macros with Error Message

I'm trying to write \newcommand macros that will check the user's inputs to arguments and return an error message if an error (for example, value out of range) is found. Is there a good reference? ...
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pgfplots - plusminus doesn't match its definition

I've been trying to make a ybar plot with error bar using pgfplots. I want to make this graph inside a tex template, but one weird thing has occurred - when I inserted the following code (be more ...
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TextMate crashes after creating the bibliography

I'm writing my thesis in latex using TextMate. Everything was going fine, but after an update yesterday it is not willing to compile my file. I tried to remove all the 'clutter' that latex creates and ...
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LaTeX Resume Templates Modifications

I was using the LaTeX resume template from http://www.constantinos.us/blog/2006/04/12/latex-resume-template site.. Then i have modified accordingly given below .. But unfortunately it is showing some ...
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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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mathclap: undefined control sequence

In my preamble I have loaded the amsmath and geometry package and many others that I read are useful when using \mathclap. This is my preamble \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,abstracton]{scrartcl} ...
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Unsaved TeX file lost after TeXStudio crash

I was compiling a TeX file and I forgot to save it, I executed several times before TeXStudio crashes and I could not find my document anymore, both .tex or PDF version. Any chances I can recover my ...
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Package mhchem Gives an Error

I recently tried to use mhchem and it works for some commands, but not for some. Here is a sample code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \begin{document} \ce{X-X} ...