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TL2011 installation keeps failing due to error

Installing [0960/2311, time/total: 22:33/56:42]: hfoldsty [598k] Installing [0961/2311, time/total: 22:39/56:53]: hhtensor [167k] Installing [0962/2311, time/total: 22:43/57:02]: histogr [95k] ...
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Problems with captions in the environment wrapfigure

I'm dealing with a rather weird issue. Using the enviroment \wrapfigure, I receive an error message undefined control sequence \float@caption ... oxrestore ... \normalize @fs@capt ... let alone ...
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Why does the tableau package raise the error “undefined control sequence” for \newpsstyle?

I'm running ubuntu 11.04, and trying tableau to draw logic diagrams for the first time. \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{ifsym} ...
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TeX capacity memory exceeded error

\caption[$Set\:3$: Intermediate set]{$Set\:3$: Intermediate set; Classical orifice plate ($s3c$); Plate numbers ($s3f(0-3)$); Classical plate,($s3p$).} Is this a wrong caption? Because it is ...
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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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Path-related errors with TexLive2011

I was playing around with the path settings in tlmgr and the following error came up: Updating symlinks ... Executing action path add Can't exec "kpsewhich": Too many levels of symbolic links at ...
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“! Paragraph ended before \document was complete.<to be read again>\parl.69” [closed]

I'm writing up my latest assignment in LaTeX. Unfortunately the copy I was given by my lecturer didn't work "out of the box" in LaTeX. Original: http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/7m9aiLWK My version: ...
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Arithmetic overflow with fontspec and LuaTeX

I have the following code using this font: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{fontspec,xunicode} \newfontfamily\EBLettrineFont{EBGaramondInitialsF2} ...
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Compilation error for discontinuous function definition

I am trying to render the following discontinuous function definition with the LaTeX code: \begin{equation} f(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} 0,5x & \text{for x} \in [0, 10] \\ ...
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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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Handling LaTeX errors

I have bash script that generates several tex files when it is run and then uses latex and dvipdfm to generate a pdf file. The only problem I have is that when something fails latex will halt the ...
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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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XeTeX fails with undefined control sequence in texlive 2012/dev

I'm using XeTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document using the following command: xelatex mydoc.tex I'm getting the following error: ...
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Error using russian letters for appendix counter with hyperref and subfig

I'm preparing a text in russian with pdflatex. According to standard appendices must be numbered with russian uppercase letters. But I've found that if subfloats used in appedix, the hyperref ...
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Funny-ness with titlesec and section labels (“missing \begin{document}”)

Having a problem somewhat akin to "How to put section number into the right side of section title in LaTeX" (and neither of the two answers there floating my boat), I was tinkering with titlesec, and ...
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How do I diagnose problems with a fresh install/update of a TeX distribution?

Here's the (hypothetical) scenario: I've updated my TeX distribution in some fashion. Now all of a sudden, a package that used to work just fine is no longer working. Of course, the list of what ...
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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I tried to load an .eps picture, but an error occured, errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.
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error catching in AUCTeX

When working with AUCTeX, I experience an unexpected behavior regarding error catching. In particular, when I hit C-c C-c, and there are errors, then C-c ` does two things: Splits the window and ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: ...
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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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LuaTeX nil value errors

I tried to lualatex a document and got the following error: ! LuaTeX error ./luasseq.lua:377: attempt to index field 'wd' (a nil value) stack traceback: ./luasseq.lua:377: in function ...
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TeX memory size error when using TikZ foreach children in trees

Nearly Identical: How to expand TeX's “main memory size”? (pgfplots memory overload) I'm getting the same error as the other question, but the answer there is not handling my issue. I believe the ...
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error in memoir: Command \newfloat already defined

Using this preamble: \documentclass[pdftex,11pt,a4paper,openany]{memoir} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{indentfirst} \usepackage{latexsym} ...
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tabular, siunitx and input - `Extra }, or forgotten $.`

I'm trying to include data into a tabular environment \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{SSSS} \toprule {$na^3$} & ...
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documentclass not being recognized

My tex document has the following as the first two lines: \documentclass[letterpaper,draft,12pt]{article} \begin{document} When I run: latex civil.tex I get the following output: This is ...
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svjour3 undefined control sequence

I am using svjour3 template to submit a paper. My problem is LaTeX faces these errors: Undefined control sequence \mathbb{} . Similarly Undefined control sequence \mathfrac{} .
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Error “Reconstruction failed” with soul package

I've got a problem with the soul package while adding a letter-spacing to a result of a command that is defined just like this: \newcommand{\myCommand}{some text} In the document I'd like to have ...
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Problems with error message when using listings-package and inputenc.

I want to include the code of some script in my LaTeX document. In a "minimal" example, it works perfectly well - but only if I leave out the line \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}: ...
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Why does doing \\ in LaTeX causes Undefined control sequence error [closed]

I have a weird LaTeX error here. It seems as if the newline (\\) command is the culprit of a compilation error. The error shows up at the ending line of the .tex document: the \end{document} line, ...
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MikTek Installation error = File name database capacity exceeded

Downloaded latest MikTEK July 7,2011. Attempted 'Complete' installation. Received the following error: "File name database capacity exceeded". I then attempted 'Basic' installation and was ...
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Programmatically setting a counter to a substring

I'm trying to set a counter based on the name of the current job. I've got the number I need by doing something like \substring{\jobname}{5}{5}} using the stringstrings package, and if I just output ...
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How can I fix this problem: “Cannot determine size of graphic” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI I have the following line in my tex file: \includegraphics[width=1.0\textwidth]{pic.png} There is no error ...
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Undefined control sequence (\resetOptions) error

Would someone kindly help what's causing the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. \resetOptions ->\@zero =0\def \pst@linetype {0}\pstScalePoints (1,1){}{}\pss... ...
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Error message when trying to 'latex makebst'

In trying to create a customized bibliography style, I have attempted to run the command latex makebst (and alternatively tex makebst) but to no avail. Instead, I get the following error message: ...
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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Implementing “aside” environment for explaining details of calculation

I would like to have parts of the text set in smaller time with different indentation, and separated from the rest of the text visually (e.g. by horizontal rules). I would like to use this to set off ...
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Vim-LaTeXsuite shows me my .bbl file for errors in the .tex file [closed]

I'm writing my doctoral dissertation in LaTeX with Vim-LaTeXsuite, and I find that Vim-LaTeXsuite is often determining the location of errors incorrectly, particularly when the error is a \ref{} to an ...
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Typeset in TextMate has a PATH error

I downloaded Textmate (1.5.10) on a new MacBookPro (MacOSX 10.6.7) after using it to typeset LaTeX on my old MacBook. I saved my document folders on my new computer in the same document folder ...
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Check installed packages on Mac OS X and install new ones

When trying to compile a new LaTeX document, this line \usepackage[mtplusscr,mtbold]{mathtime} produces the error ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion ...
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What package or class defines an \email macro?

A colleague sent to me a manuscript written in Ubuntu. I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard and I only have trouble when I compile the document due to the latex command \email. It seems it is not ...
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PGF/TikZ error when using chains

I'm trying to learn how to use PGF/TikZ to draw pictures, in particular a chain of nodes. I have the following picture: \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain, node distance=5mm] \node [on chain,join] ...
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Unable to include equation featuring special symbols

I am designing an article, and using the amsmath package. I tried to use the following to include an equation in my document: \begin{equation} |\psi\rangle = \alpha|0\rangle + \beta|1\rangle ...
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Tex4ht on document: error “\leftmargin doesn't match its definition” when \small is used in acronym name

Is it possible to change the settings of dvi compilation in tex4ht? I ask, because I get a strange errors, when trying to generate html for my latex file: ! Use of \leftmargin doesn't match its ...
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Figure inside leftbar environment generates error “Not in outer par mode”

! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode. I seek a solution to be able to make this figure inside leftbar environment work: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{framed} ...
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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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figure, errors '\undefined control sequence - \ltx@Ifundefined{…'

Please help me tell why the following code is not correct? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[htp] \centering ...
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units error with siunitx

! Undefined control sequence. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \si{300}{\nanogram\per\millilitre} \end{document} Why?
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Problem with spanish babel package

I'm trying to use package amscd for a commutative diagram. Everything goes smoothly if I write: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amscd} \begin{document} $\begin{CD} A ...
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Running the animate package documentation

I downloaded the tex file for the documentation of animate package by Alexander Grahn and tried to run it on MikTeX instead of giving me the PDF output it generate the following error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Problems with Terminal output garbled when using ConTeXt

when using texexec to compile my documents my terminal is sometimes garbled, so I can't read any error messages anymore :( But since this only happened a very few times, I couldn't be really bothered ...