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What's up with the tag key?

Subsection 4.18 of the current listings documentation (2013/08/26 Version 1.5b) describes a key called tag. That key is used in lstdrvrs.dtx, which is a file that ships with listings and takes care of ...
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Error with IJCA article

I am writing an conference paper for IJCA. I did the initial steps. But I am getting some errors which I am not able to unerstand. I am attaching the code below. Can somebody help me out. ...
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Importing a .png file into .tex file

I've been trying to input a graph into my .tex file, but it won't work. I've put the .png file in the same folder as the .tex file and a part of my code looks like: \documentclass[16pt, ...
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XeLaTex Undefined control sequence []] with \twocolumn

I'm using the IEEEconf documentclass. I want the abstract to span two columns directly after the title so I added the following: \twocolumn[ \begin{@twocolumnfalse} \maketitle ...
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Critical Error after blue-screen / system crash - Thesis

My PC crashed and somehow the thesis.tex file is not compilable anymore! Actually directly after the blue-screen it was it was blank. Because it was stored on a DropBox folder I changed the file with ...
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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synctex.gz file is (busy) [closed]

I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy). I'm using TexMaker to ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” error with natbib package and plos2009 bibliography style

I'm preparing a manuscript for PLoS one Computer and information sciences Journal, which requires me to use their own special bibliography style (plos2009.bst[1]) This style is generating the ...
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Error With modiagram

I am trying to compile the following code from the modiagram Manual: \begin{MOdiagram}[names] \atom[\lewis{0.,F}\hspace*{5mm}\lewis{4.,F}]{left}{1s=.2;up,up-el-pos={1sleft=.5}} ...
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Problems with amsbook, lstdoc, and sections

The code \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage{lstdoc} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter} \section{Section} \end{document} produces the error messages Missing } inserted. [\section{Section}] and or ...
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Error with \framebox inside $$

I'm new to LaTeX, and I'm having an issue with using \framebox inside an equation (denoted with $$ signs at the beginning and the end). The text that I'm trying to box is the following: 1.5 \times ...
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Trying to add the cbgreek package causes TeXstudio and/or MiKTeX to hang (large package download issue)

I am using TeXstudio 2.6.6 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I have recently tried adding the textgreek package to one of my files; this package was not installed, so when I tried to compile my document I ...
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Odd behavior generating TOC, perhaps a LaTeX bug

Compiling a Table of Contents for my article, has led to a very strange behavior. After the second compile to produce the TOC, I get the following Error: LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a ...
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The TPM file could not be parsed (MiKTeX) [closed]

Today i wanted to continue working on my paper on a different machine. I installed MiKTex and TexnicCenter the same way i did on my first machine. After loading the project i tried to compile it. I ...
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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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What is the error in this latex code

I am not able to understand why I am getting an error on line 40, though I can see nothing wrong here. Please help. I understand this question may be withheld 'as it may not be useful to others'. ...
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Tikz: Problem using “of” on subsequent Beamer frames

Compiling this MWE yields the desired result: a beamer frame with two nodes positioned relative to each other. \documentclass[mathserif]{beamer} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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GuiViewSource.cpp (208): Can't find format for backend pdflatex!

I am new lyx user and I have miktex 2.9 installed on my machine. I cannot convert my lyx document to pdf. When I look at the debug messages this is what I get 01:13:21.694: Enter characters to filter ...
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New to LaTeX, getting bunch of errors and not sure how to fix them

I started learning LaTeX just today. I'm trying to write some of my notes in TeX form, but when I try to build this I'm getting a bunch of errors. Can you take a look at it and see what's wrong? ...
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Error: PDF File not found after compiling

I'm using TeXmaker on a Mac. I created my .tex file. I compiled it and the editor tells me that the .log file is created and the PDF file is written. Then, when I click on view PDF, it gives me the ...
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TeXnicCenter reports error despite correct execution

I've not had any particular issues with TeXnicCenter until recently. This past week it has been reporting an error in all compiled documents. The error is from the first line of the output, which ...
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How to insert tikzpicture in beamer?

I want to run this slide in beamer. I tried lot of things but always getting the errors for package clashes. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{AnnArbor} \usecolortheme{beaver} ...
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Tikz: Using \pgfmathwidth (or \widthof) with \Large text causes crash

I;m trying to utilise this method for putting a box around text: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20326/17049 But it doesn't work with large text... MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier

I have little experience with latex but am using it to write my undergraduate project, recently the error messages have come up and it wont allow me to build my pdf and comes up with the following ...
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Suppress lacheck error

How can I suppress a lacheck error on a single line of a file? Using chktex, I know that I can add a comment at the end of a line to suppress a particular warning. For instance, if I want to suppress ...
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Extra \else error

I am wary of posting this as these extra \else posts seem to be getting closed, but here goes... I getting the following errors when compiling my .tex file: Line 243 is not being included in the ...
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How to Insert a Figure Properly?

I'm trying to insert a figure in my report, I get an error each time when I try this: \begin{figure}[H] \hfill{}\includegraphics[width=15cm,height=16cm,bb = 0 0 200 100, draft, ...
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$327.68 Knuth reward check

I know something about $327.68 Knuth reward check. However, I cannot find a comprehensive list of people rewarded for finding errors in TeX. I do know, that among them is Bogusław Jackowski (Twice, ...
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Package keyval Error: pdfa undefined

I try to compile a friends project and get the following error message: ! Package keyval Error: pdfa undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> for ...
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Loading language package fails [duplicate]

trying to use finnish language package. But this code only lets me use english. I get "Package babel Error: You haven't loaded the language english yet." error if i try to change ...
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“Too many math alphabets” error

I just got the error Too many math alphabets used in version normal. on a document I'm editing. What can I do to fix this, other than stop using an alphabet? All I've found online is instructions ...
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“Can be used only in preamble” when using the “import” package

My code, which is actually supposed to work according to import's official readme if I understand it correctly: ./main.tex: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{import} \begin{document} ...
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Getting the filename of the current input from within “show_error_hook”

In the luatex reference guide, status.filename is described to return "the name of the current input file". The luatex wiki describes how to use this along with show_error_hook to produce better error ...
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Argument of \begin has an extra }

I've been emailed a 'sample' document that I'm supposed to cut/copy/paste to my needs. However, it seems like it's full of problems. The first thing that keeps coming up is: ./testit.tex:9: Argument ...
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Error with tablefootnote in newest version (1.1a) of package

With the newest version of the package tablefootnote (version 1.1a), something is broken when using \tablefootnote within a table environment, something I discovered when a paper I am writing refused ...
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l3fp “Number too big” error

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{expl3} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN \calc \fp_eval:n \ExplSyntaxOff ...
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Errors in LyX after outreg2 command (Stata)

Unfortunately, I know very little about TeX-coding and so don't know what's wrong with the code below. It is produced by the outreg2 command in Stata (which so far has always worked fine) and imported ...
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bashrc export TEXEDIT emacs

If PDFLaTeX fails to compile with See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help. I want to press e to get an instance of Emacs. The cursor should be on ...
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miktex-makepk: PK font Alegreya-Regular-lf-t1--base could not be created

I just want to use Alegreya font with pdflatex. i had a question about an error before and got an answer. But it gives another error now. what should i do. error message: miktex-makepk: PK font ...
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How to solve a tex run problem'

I have tried the .tex file in WinEdt in Windows too. I want to run it using the KILE editor. The problem I got is showing below as log file. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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German umlaut in the language-field in the bibliography

If I place a german umlaut like e.g. "ü" in the language-field of a biber entry, and if I then run biber & pdflatex the way I usually do, I get the following error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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Centering two images but aligning them left

How would I place two images below each other so that their left sides are aligned and the whole construction is centered? I tried like this: ...
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Undefined Control Sequence …entrycounter[]{page}\glsnumberformat{33}}}

I recently switched from MikTex to TexLive. At first, the document I had begun with miktex build just fine. But now I'm getting the error below: File: Document.gls Type: error line 15: ...
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Missing control sequence inserted \def*

I download a new package (Alegreya). But it gave an error Missing control sequence inserted \def. How can i fix it. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} ...
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Problem with tikz plot in beamer

I'm trying to plot a function using this code \begin{tikzpicture} % Draw the log-normal distribution curve \draw[blue,smooth,thick] plot[id=f1,domain=0.001:6,samples=50] function ...
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Tkz-euclide error “Undefined control sequence \tkzMarkAngle”

Note: While preparing the following question, I've spend about half an hour in trying to create a MWE. Then I solved the problem. So I rewrote the following to make it easy find this question with ...
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multibib package gving me an error “Extra \fi”

I'm trying to use the multibib package and my MWE is pretty much identical to the one in the manual but I keep getting an error. It says ! Extra \fi The weird thing is, even I don't do anything in ...
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compilation error with `legend entries={…}` and `y filter/.code={…}` [duplicate]

The following example doesn't compile, unless I remove either the y filter/.code={...} or the [legend entries={...}] option: Is it a bug? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink

I started using showkeys in one of my documents and see this error \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink A bit of google suggests that this "happens when hyperref is ...