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LaTeX fails to find my .sty file

! LaTeX Error: File `mypackage.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) I am getting the above error message in Ubuntu 10.10. I used ...
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alignat problem

Whenever I try to use the alignat environment, it doesn't seem to work on my computer! I tried the following simple code (my file had \usepackage{amsmath}): \begin{alignat}{3} \min \quad x_1 ...
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How to quickly troubleshoot errors caused by missing closing brackets?

Perhaps the most common mistake I make is to forget to place a closing bracket, i.e. }, or closing command, e.g. \end{description}. When compiling, such mistakes usually do not say, ...
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How to disable the prompt on error?

When pdflatex can't compile a file, it drops me to a prompt. I've never used it and always try to get away from there as quickly as possible, usually generating a q.log file in the process. Is there ...
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Tex capacity exceeded (string characters) (well it's about to be exceeded)

As per my earlier question TeX capacity exceeded (save size), I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is ...
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Brackets in first column in table give “Missing number, treated as zero” error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error with table I'm writing a table with 4 columns and 1 row. The first column starts with a bracket. It compiles without issues: \documentclass{article} ...
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Make latexmk ignore errors and finish compiling

I like to use latexmk in command line this way: latexmk -pvc -pdf -xelatex foo.tex In the event of an error in the translation, I have to manually terminate the compilation in the command line (the ...
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Problems using `\left\{` in array environment

I am trying to define a matrix in segments by enclosing the entries of the matrix in boxes, and also using the open and closed braces to label those segments. So far I have developed the following ...
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Compilation error with LuaLaTeX (luaotfload- database.lua)

This file does not compile after updating TeXLive 2013 : \RequirePackage{ifluatex} \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \ifluatex \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} ...
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** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. with tikz-qtrees in xelatex

I've got a snippet of tikz-qtree which causes ** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. when compiling with xelatex, but works fine with pdflatex. But I need xelatex because I've got a lot of unicode ...
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Are nath and xcolor incompatible?

I have a file that compiles fine. It uses nath and color packages: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{nath} \delimgrowth=1 \begin{document} \begin{equation} A ...
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Error: extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr

I am using the ACM SIG template and trying to create a table of 4 columns. I get the error mentioned in the title of the question. I know the standard reasons why this error can occur. But my ...
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Using BibTeX with LyX: errors in auto-generated .bbl

I've been puzzling with this for hours now and I can't solve it. I'm using LyX for my article and I made a BibTeX file with JabRef. I inserted the BibTeX bibliography into LyX, but when I try to ...
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Special effects in TikZ leads to unprintable PDF

So I recently made a picture of the Mexican Hat Potential (related to the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism of particle physics). I am more than satisfied with the graph and everything, but I noticed ...
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Biber/BibLaTaX problem: no such file or directory in cache [duplicate]

I am having a problem using biber/biblatex, that I just can't seem to solve. The first problem was Biber complaining about finding the wrong version of biblatex control file (2.6 instead of 2.5), ...
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Problems with \pgfplotstableread and relative paths

I have this folder structure in my project: main.tex mystyle.sty tex mytex.tex img myimg.tex dat mydat.dat And the following files: main.tex: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{mystyle} ...
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ogctools in combination with beamer

I try to use ocgtools in a beamer presentation, which worked for me some time ago. But now (TeXLive 2013) this seems not wo work anymore. As soon as I include the ocgtool package there are errors ...
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Font name in LuaTeX's fontspec

I have a document using fontspec which works fine with XeTeX, but a the Linux Libertine Initialis O font is not found when compiling with LuaTeX: Here is a MWE reproducing the problem: ...
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Why does using the amsmath package break the following code?

I am trying to find a way to hide expressions inside a math environment. I found a solution, provided by Steven B. Segletes at Hiding part of text leaving blank space However, when I add the amsmath ...
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How to increase (relevant) verbosity of compilation errors with Emacs+AucTeX?

I often debug LaTeX files and Emacs+AUCTeX does not show many informations about errors. I always have the following message in the minibuffer: LaTeX errors in `*~/my/file output*'. Use C-c ` to ...
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How can I use the align environment in flashcards document class?

I currently have this working example for flashcards: mycards.cfg Use A7 flashcards that get printed on A4 paper. \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[1996/12/01] \ProvidesFile{avery5388.cfg} ...
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Bundledoc tool showing error in OS Windows 7

As per the documentation of bundledoc, I have used a simple Tex file as mentioned in the document \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, world! \ref{sec2} ...
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A list of pairs in pgfkeys

Having learnt a lot about the pgfkeys package as a result of my last question, I'm now trying to do some more adventurous things. Let's say I have a command called \blob, whose value is the ...
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LaTeX getting “Missing } inserted” error

I'm getting "Missing } inserted" error, when compiling with pdflatex and I really don't understand why. This is occurring in a beamer frame. Maybe someone comes up with something useful. ...
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Underfull \hbox badness 10000 \textbf

Simple code (new to LaTeX). Receiving these errors: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 13--14 Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 15--26 Underfull \hbox (badness ...
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extra } when use titlesec package

In the .tex file, I want to use the package titlesec. But there is a error: ! Argument of \subparagraph has an extra }. Is there some simple method to fix this? The code is: ...
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pgfplots contour example error

I'm reproducing the following example from pgfplots manual. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[view={0}{90}] \addplot3[contour gnuplot] {x*y}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} But this code produces the ...
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md-chr7y source file could not be found

I am trying to build a document with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. It seems to be the used font on the title page. The error is as follows: miktex-makemf: The md-chr7y source file could not be ...
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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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Problem with \cdashline and package arydshln

I have a problem with \cdashline. I use the \cdashline in a matrix but I have an error with \usepackage{arydshln} I think: ! Use of \x doesn't match its definition. \LT@array ->\adl@arrayinit ...
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Unicode “undefined control sequence” in XeLaTeX

I have got a TeXLive 2011 on an Apple Time Machine and TeXShop on my local MacBook. When I try to typeset the XeLaTeX template from TeXShop, I get “undefined control sequence” for some of the Unicode ...
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Error compiling CJK with \tableofcontents and \makeindex

A basic document with Chinese text works fine: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \title{标题} \begin{document} \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{gkai} \maketitle (text) \end{CJK} ...
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Error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents

I get the following error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents: ! Undefined control sequence. \find@pdflink ...ode \protected@edef \Hy@testname ...
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Only \usepackage if the package can be found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conditional “if a package is available” I'm using a package "mcode.sty" that enhances/colors listings output; typesetting will work perfectly without it. ...
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How to avoid exceeding TeX capacity when using multi-page tables?

I'm using the longtable package (together with xcolor for alternating row colors and booktabs for elegant table headers) to generate a huge table. And by huge, I mean it has more than 900 lines and ...
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TeX Live 2013 throwing up errors when using updmap and fmutil

I run TeX Live 2013 on Win 7(x64) and was doing fine with updates and everything until today. I went for another update, when suddenly the following error message popped up when the updater tried to ...
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pdflatex error: latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I'm having some problems trying to get a portable TeX Live installation working. It started off great, but I tried to use tlmgr to add some packages and now whenever I run pdflatex I get a weird ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfmath@

Why does the following code give me this error message? Error ERROR: Undefined control sequence. --- TeX said --- \pgfmath@dimen@ ...men@@ #1=0.0pt\relax \pgfmath@ l.28 \draw ...
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Error when compiling a 'minted' listings inside a 'memoir' subfloat

I'm trying to compile the following minimal example: \documentclass{memoir} % Enable subfloats within figures \newsubfloat{figure} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \subbottom{% ...
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Compilation error with media9 package

While using media9 package, I'm getting the following error : Argument of \bool_if:nTF has an extra } I'm unable to figure out where does the error come from. Here is the minimal example: ...
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babel: “No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language 'Portuguese'”

I put in the preamble of my document: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} When I compile as a PDF, I receive the output: "No hyphenation patterns were loaded for(babel) the ...
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Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected

Took me 6 hours today and still doesn't work, the error is : Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected mf-texlive/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def Example document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Errors/Warnings in LaTeX Output

I use Vim to edit LaTeX documents and pdflatex to compile the documents. One problem with using pdflatex is that it takes time to go through the output to see if there is any warning/errors. ...
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“I found no \citation commands while reading myFile.aux”

I'm trying to compile myFile.tex, a program which draws on bibtex and biber \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Error when compiling xcolor.ins in TeXmaker to generate xcolor.sty file

I have downloaded xcolor.ins and xcolor.dtx from http://kern.heimat.eu/tex/xcolor.html These two files are in the same folder. When I run the .ins file I get the error message Log file not found. ...
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Multicolumn misplaced \omit problem

Okay, I know there are a few questions already about this but I looked at them and tried to get it to work but couldn't, I'm kinda new at this so I dont really have a clue what I'm doing. Anyway ...
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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} ...
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Diagnosing errors inside newcommands

When I need to use something repeatedly within a document, I make my own command. E.g.: \newcommand{\notification}[2]{ % line 2 Hello #1, your #2 pie is ready. % line 3 } ...
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“That makes 100 errors” and one question

Although I never make any misteyk, occasionally I compile a TeX file in non-stop mode (that's how I roll) so wonderful that it just starts stuttering and spits out this and provides some moral ...
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Too many unprocessed floats with marginpar

I'm updating my CV, which is written by modifying this template. I have always been very happy with the result, but now I'm getting a Too many unprocessed floats error. For those who do not want to ...