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Combining two files - document class error

I want to combine several latex files. I started with 'combine' package. I encounter a error of \newcounter{par}. Then I moved to using input or include, but then I faced unrecognized document class. ...
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MnSymbol fails with `\mathcal`?

Let me first give you this minimal example: \documentclass[11pt]{minimal} \usepackage[retainmissing, abx]{MnSymbol} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \[ \mathcal{ABC 123} \] \end{document} I'...
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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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Aligned Table of Notation Sybmols - Works but with Errors

I am getting a four (4) errors and 1 Bad Box with the code below. However, the output is the way I need in the PDF. Any ideas why I am getting the errors? And if so, how I can fix it. The error is ...
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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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Plot with Min/Max bar and two average points

I am trying to stop using Excel charts in my academic papers and rather use something more LaTeX integrated such as Tikz. My current Excel chart looks like that: As can be seen, any combination from ...
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\neq (not equal) command does not work anymore

I experience the following LaTeX-Preamble, which causes the "\neq" command to cause an error. Has anyone experienced similar things before or an idea why this might happen? Some Info: - TeX: MikTex ...
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Missing dollar inserted

What is the problem with this stupid table? \begin{table}[h] \centering{ \begin{tabular} {l l l l l l l l} \hline B & F & C & P & B \lor F & P \lor C & \lnot (...
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Missing number, treated as zero in tabularx

I'm using a program to generate LaTeX code utilize the tabular package. It creates an error that reads ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> ## l.17 \begin{...
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How do I use IfStrEqCase within a siunitx command?

I am having trouble using \IfStrEqCase from xstring inside \num from siunitx: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{siunitx} \newcommand{\bla}[1]{% \IfStrEqCase{#1}{{a}{1}% {b}...
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How to go deep and debug the real error?

(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/thmtools/unique.sty Package: unique 2012/05/04 v63 \uniq@channel=\write6 \openout6 = `main.unq'. ) ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. See the LaTeX ...
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Biblatex sentence case and math mode not working together

Short version: how can I get maths/subscripts working with title case in biblatex without errors? This question and its answer describe making sentence case titles using biblatex (handy when your ....
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I keep getting an error in line 38 saying “Extra alignment tab has been changed to \cr.”

\documentclass [12pt]{article} \oddsidemargin=0pt \topmargin=0pt \textwidth=6.5in \textheight=8.5in \begin{document} \begin{center} {\large\bf\LaTeX\ Example 6} \end{center} We can typeset array ...
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Strange compilation problem using adjustwidth environment from changepage package

The following code gives a compilation error. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{changepage} \begin{document} \chapter{Text1} \begin{adjustwidth}{1cm}{2cm} \section{Text2} Text3 \begin{quote} ...
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How to avoid the “perhaps a missing \item.” message in itemize/enumerate

If one has a itemize environment, with no items inside : \begin{itemize} \end{itemize} the compilation will complain "perhaps a missing \item". I would like to modify the environment itemize (or ...
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“ERROR: Extra }, or forgotten \right.” in align* enviroment

Why do I get a "ERROR: Extra }, or forgotten \right." in the following align* environment? \begin{align*} \int\left[\left(\der{E_z}{y}-\der{E_y}{z}-\mu\der{\alpha}{t}\right)\alpha&+\left(\der{...
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Nil value error in LuaTeX when \bullet is replaced with text

I'm trying to draw a spectral sequence using luasseq, and getting the following error message: LuaTeX error /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/luasseq/luasseq.lua:377: attempt to index field 'wd'...
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Errors when trying to draw a commutative diagram using an xymatrix

Why is the following code not compiling? \[ \xymatrix{ A \ar[rd]^{g \circ f} \ar[r]^f & B \ar[d]^g\\ C} \] I'm trying to get a commutative diagram with 3 objects (A, B and C) ...
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Problem with align inside tabular environment when using xcolor

I'm trying to build a table with multiple numbered equations inside, hence I used the align environment. On the other hand, I need to color some cells, so I included the xcolor package with the table ...
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Cannot compile using the newpx package

As basic as: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{newpxtext} \begin{document} test \end{document} does not compile. It issues an error: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file T1-TeXGyrePagellaX-...
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Using pdflatex.exe to Convert TeX to PDF within a C#

I have my TeX file (only firstExample.tex inside my folder) document and I want to convert it to PDF and display it within the application. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} this is only ...
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Texments/minted not working - Undefined control sequence

I'm trying to add some syntax highlighting to my code and found two packages: texments and minted. I tried to use them, but I'm getting errors while trying to build. I used following code to test both ...
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make texmaker show compile error output (Message/Log) with custom lualatex user-build-command

i want to compile documents with a lualatex user build command within texmaker on mac os x. here is my command: /usr/texbin/lualatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|open %.pdf It ...
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xelatex memory problem [closed]

I have problem while running xelatex: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=1500000]. I tried increasing memory limits in texmf.cnf (also ran fmtutil-sys), but I hit maximum allowed and it ...
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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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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX TS-...
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Problem with bibliography (latin1) - how to find the exact place

I've got a problem with my bibliography. After running my tex-file I get the error messages: ! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined (inputenc) in inputencoding `...
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xelatex compilation error

I am using xelatex to compile a tex file. However, I got a strange problem, the log says: ! This is a LaTeX bug: check coding! ! ! Command name `\font_set:Nnn' already defined! Any hint to solve ...
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Using TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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Ghostscript error with a surface in pst-solides-3d

I'm discovering the extremely cool pst-solides-3d package. The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(3,5) ...
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How to use tikz with memoir

I have used the following code after suggestion from an answer here. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd}[column sep=1.2em] 0 \arrow[r] &...
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The escape character before % is giving the ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ error

I am trying to include link in my references. The link contains % character in it. In order for % to behave as normal character I am escaping it with \ character. But I am getting an ! Missing $ ...
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Misplaced alignment tab character & error while using bibliography [closed]

When I build my tex file, I get this error: ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. l.6 \newblock Chapman & Hall/CRC, six edition, 2003. I can't figure out why you would want to use a tab mark ...
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SF298 package giving undefined control sequence error

I am trying to use the SF298 package for latex and it gives an undefined control sequence error. The error is as follows: ! Undefined control sequence. \ExecuteOptions ...eserved@a \CurrentOption \@...
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Adjust line numbers in error messages

Question Is there any way I can alter the line-numbers reported by TeX and friends in error messages? This is almost an identical question to Add offset to line number (in error message) when using ...
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'fontspec' package problem with XeLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9

Recently, I updated to MiKTeX 2.9, and after this the xelatex compiler fails when compiling documents with the fontspec package included. In other words, the following code won't compile: \...
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Error when compiling (pdfLaTeX)

I wrote some lines and I wanted to view the pdf, so I compiled and built but I have this error message: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) pdflatex.EXE: The memory ...
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IEEEtran class, conference option and pdfusetitle in hyperref

Consider the following: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage %[pdfusetitle] {hyperref} \begin{document} \title{A simple test} \author{ \IEEEauthorblockN{Michael Shell} \IEEEauthorblockA{...
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adjustbox and lstnewenvironment

I'm trying to use adjustbox to make a frame around listings (I know that listings itself can do this, but its implementation produces sub-optimal results when the line heights are not equal throughout ...
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What does this error mean and why does it keep moving?

The following MWE gives me an error: %Page layout here \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{kantlipsum} %Font stuff here \usepackage{tgtermes} \begin{document} \kant \oldstylenums{...
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MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics package

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and when I include the package{Includegraphics} to use graphics, doesn't recognize. So I need help.
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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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Problems getting my bibliography working - "empty bibliography! [duplicate]

This has been stressing me out for a couple of hours now. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with Texmaker as the editor. I've been trying to use a .bib file as an external bibliography, which I've typed up in a ...
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Why do I get this error with pdflatex?

First, apologies for not having an MWE, I know it makes things harder. I am unable to replicate the problem on a small example. I suspect there is some kind of bug with multirow and pdflatex. I keep ...
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Temp file fails verification every time I try to update MiKTeX [closed]

I have been using TeX for two years now, mostly as a replacement for Word. I'm an academic and I like the typesetting capability, especially when I need to use math, but am not an advanced user. I ...
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Error “Undefined control sequence” [duplicate]

I need help. I'm building a table but I always get this error. Here's my code: % Table generated by Excel2LaTeX from sheet 'Sheet1' \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Can't compile with BibTeX

I'm creating a document in LaTeX with the bibliography in a separated BibTeX file. When I compile the document without any reference to the bibliography it runs correctly, but when I add references ...
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How can I minimise errors arising from TikZ pictures involving too large dimensions?

What general strategies are available for minimising the occurrence of errors concerning too large dimensions in PGF/TikZ? The following is an example but I'm less interested in a fix for this ...
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Conflict between TikZ and university dissertation *.cls file

When compiling a document using my university's dissertation class file and the TikZ package I receive 3 error messages: 1) Missing number, treated as zero [\xdef], 2) Undefined control sequence. [...
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How can we make a \multicolumn row the same as the others?

How can we make the first row, which uses \multicolumn, to look the same as the second row? \begin{table}[H] \caption{Pronombres personales.} \label{tab:personales} \centering \begin{tabular}{| >...