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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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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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'Runaway argument? ' error when using the wx-ijcis class

I get the following error message when compiling for a journal article: Runaway argument? \relax \ifmmode \@badmath \else \bgroup \let \eqnnum \relax \let \refstepeqcnt \ETC. ! Paragraph ended ...
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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 ...
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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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mdframed error missing begin{document}

I'm trying to use mdframed package. I had a problem running the file Makefile on ubuntu but I found and installed the md-frame-0-1-2-3.mdf files from another pc along with the .cls file my code is ...
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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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Problems with siunitx package?

Once I use the siunitx package, this error message prompts: ! File ended while scanning use of \__siunitx_table_rewrite_create_aux:w. <inserted text> \par <*> paper.tex I suspect ...
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Error after exiting pdf in Texmaker and SumatraPdf

After compiling the document below: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{lipsum} \newcommand{\edpeercopyright}[2]{% {\small\color{black}Copyright \copyright\ ...
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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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“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*} ...
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Missing delimiter (. inserted) }

Here is the tex file which I encounter to this error, the result has no problem but the software show this error and I can't understand what is wrong (as the pdf result is ok!). So I will be glad if ...
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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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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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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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Error typesetting large bracket with multiple lines

I was following a Wikibooks section to create multiple lines within a single large bracket. Something like this. The problem is that when I type in the given code, which is \[ u(x) = ...
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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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“Missing $ inserted” although I have $

I have problem with this $ \text{bredden = x \Leftrightarrow längden = 3 \cdot bredden = 3x} $ I get a Missing $ inserted error, although I have $.
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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 ...
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PS not rendering

Update 2: I've found the same error report here: http://latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11957&f=19 However this individual is using LyX and I'm using TeXWorks. So "So it seems the error ...
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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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Error, command already defined - IOP article with mhchem [duplicate]

I am using LyX to prepare an article. The document class is 'IOP article' and I am using the mhchem package to typeset chemical formulae in the paper. I include \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} in the ...
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Error in english.cfg

I have the following error: (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/babel.sty (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/english.ldf ...
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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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! 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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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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Figure problem with catchfilebetweentags

This question is a follow up and based on this answer by touhami Situation I would like to create an excerpt from a script that I have TeX'ed as a compendium of the most important statements ...
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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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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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“I can't write on file”

I don't get this mistake. This occured from nowhere. Any help would be appreciated
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...