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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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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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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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Error including a .png: Cannot determine size of graphic [duplicate]

I have a little problem: I am not able to put an image in my document. This is how I start: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,titlepage]{report} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 takes ...
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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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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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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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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 ...
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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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How do you put multiple paragraphs in a caption?

I have a really long caption for a figure in a LaTeX document. I would like to break the caption into a few paragraphs. How do I do that? As per the request below, I removed everything I could ...
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How can I get latex to show an error message if there are too many pages?

I have a series of pdf files that I'm combining. I'd like to include as many of them as possible in the finished document, but for logistical reasons I cannot have a total of more than 50 pages. Is ...
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Undefined control sequence \url error [closed]

I got this error while trying to run the latex command: ! Undefined control sequence. l.10 \newblock Available from: \url {http://www.google.com}. ? Why is it an ...
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Polyglossia doesn't work with the ltxdoc document class

I have a package that uses the ltxdoc document class and the docstrip program for code and documentation generation. The package deals with some multilingual stuff and needs XeTeX (to be precise, ...
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htlatex interrupted at '\:temp{rm}'

Using TL2013, I cannot compile documents with htlatex anymore. For example, using: \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} test \end{document} I get: $ htlatex test.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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Misplaced alignment tab character when building a matrix

I'm still new to latex. I've been having a problem with building a matrix and I have no idea what I'm doing (or what I'm doing wrong), so be gentle please :) \begin{matrix} 5 & 6 & 7 \\ 4 ...
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Latexdiff error (caused by multi paragraph \sout): Paragraph ended before \UL@on was complete

I try to use latexdiff to point out changes I have made in a document to the other people who need to read it and give me their advice... However, I've been getting this error: Runaway argument? {En ...
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Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$

Running the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} Dies, yet it runs just fine with the \usepackage{amsmath} commented out. The logs ...
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How to easily determine the full name of the latex file when a build error occurs?

I have recursive makefiles that I run to build my large tree which has many 100's of latex files (I use latex for everything). These makefiles travel the tree and build pdf's and generate HTML files ...
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Error message with hobby package

I am trying to use the hobbypackage with this minimal example from the manual: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{hobby} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=.5,use Hobby ...
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\uline within a pgfmath expression produces an error

Why does using \uline within a pgfmath expression result in an error? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[normalem]{ulem} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \pgfmathparse{width("\uline{blabla}")} ...
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Errors in tables then runaway argument at \begin{document}

I am new to LaTeX and keep having this re-occurring problem. I create a table and notice a mistake (incorrectly specifying the number of columns or something) because the pdf won't compile (I am using ...