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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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IguanaTex doesn't access the LaTeX process [closed]

I run IguanaTex 32-bit in Office 2010 32-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64x with MikTeX 2.9 32-bit. When I try to compile some TeX things with IguanaTeX to PPT, I get the error "Could not start process 'latex ...
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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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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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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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afterpage + list = missing \item

I'm trying to use the afterpage package to automatically insert text at the top of each page (please see my other question Section reminders at the top of each page?) but I'm having trouble. ...
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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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MiKTeX Portable can't open Beamer theme

I have a Beamer theme called beamerthemeMittweida.sty that's not available in a package. At home I just copied the .sty to Miktex\tex\latex\beamer, then updated all packages and I was able to use the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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} ...
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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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Error adding new value to LaTeX-math-list with custom function

I am using Auctex with math mode enabled. One of my favorite features is insert \mathcal with the key sequence "[backtick] c". I decided to try and customize the variable LaTeX-math-list so I can do ...
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Strange errors while writing a package

This short document: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{gnu} \begin{document} \end{document} with the following package: %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \def\fileversion{2.7} ...
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Misplaced alignment tab character & error while using bibliography

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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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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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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“Failed to find …x.pdf” error message in Texstudio [closed]

I have been using Miktex for years and now wish to use Texstudio as it looks much easier and faster. To do so, I set up Texstudio on my PC and wrote a very simple code to start off. However, the code ...
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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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Error “Undefined control sequence” [duplicate]

hi there i need help im building a table but i always get this error here's my code: % Table generated by Excel2LaTeX from sheet 'Sheet1' \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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! Undefined control sequence

I am getting an ! Undefined control sequence error when compiling the following code: \documentclass[11pt,table,a5paper]{article} \usepackage{array,ragged2e} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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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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XeLaTeX problem? Undefined control sequence.

I'm new to LaTeX. I downloaded a template for making a CV. here It says to be compiled with biber and XeLaTeX Im trying with xelatex vc_10.tex but always getting errors, fixed them by searching ...
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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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Fractions with `\dfrac` cause compile error

I'm new to LyX. I'm writing my next homework with it to give it a try. My example code is below: % Preview source code %% LyX 2.0.5.1 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% ...
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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 ...
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! No room for a new \count . with showidx package

I'm getting an error when I try to \usepackage{showidx}: ! No room for a new \count . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi l.41 ...
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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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“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 ...
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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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Errors thrown when trying to use the mdframed package

I am running Ubuntu, so unfortunately I don't get the nice Console way of installing new LaTeX packages, I have to install them manually. From CTAN, I found the mdframed package, downloaded and ...
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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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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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How to view Latex compiler error messages using Lyx?

I do not seem to find how to view the latex error messages when I use "View DVI" or "Export to PDF", etc.
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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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'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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Using TexStudio and TexLive — Error: Could not start command

I'm fairly new to LaTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it up and running on my computer. I just installed TeX Live and TeXstudio 2.10.4 on my computer (which is running Windows 8). In TeXstudio, ...
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cryptic (to me) error message

I got this error message: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again: ...
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Sorry, but “MiKTeX Configuration Utility” did not succeed [duplicate]

Earlier I posted this question. I finally found an installer that seemed to work. Now I have the TeXworks icon on my desktop. So I ran it on a .tex file. I got this console output: Sorry, but ...
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babel/plain.def : ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \@yargdef

I tried to generate plain TeX cyrillic format files using makefmts.sh script from cyrplain package, here is the content of this script: #!/bin/sh tex -ini -fmt=cyrtex -progname=tex cyrtex.ini tex ...
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Turn a warning (“Unused label”) into an error

The following example, a follow-up of Give an error if I dont reference a label, generates a warning: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{refcheck} \begin{document} ...
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Error with Chemgreek

I have windows 8.1 pro with texworks and miktex when I run the template I have, I got error with chemgreek file. when I installed texlive I run it without error Undefined control sequence. ...
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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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I get this error: pdflatex.exe: A connection attempt failed because

Good day all. I am getting this error: pdflatex.exe: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed ...
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Lyx error: Could not find bind file: ertWarning

I use Lyx 2.0.2 under Linux and I've never hat problems. Since yesterday Lyx does not recognize short cuts. Every time when I try to configure Lyx using the Lyx gui (tools - new configuration) I get ...
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“]” not working [duplicate]

I tried to compile something like the following but it is not compiling: $$ \begin{array}{ccc} [u,v]=0&,&\text{if bla}\\ [u,v]=0&,&1 \end{array} $$ I also tried ...
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Using \matbb{Z} and \textregistered in Math Mode

How can you use the two symbols in the Math mode? My tex $\matbb{Z}$ $\textregistered$ My formatting code \documentclass{bmcart} %%% Load packages %\usepackage{amsthm,amsmath} ...