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Undefined Control Sequence \institute

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm using a template provided by Springer. I'm running their default template known as author.tex and I'm provided an error message that says \institute is an undefined control ...
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LateX minted code in two pages

I use minted in LateX. My code in Python is too big, and one page is too little. I need to split my code for two pages. I know that minted has not auto wrap pages. So I tried this: ...
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How to make a longtable has rounded corners?

I try this, but it does not work \begin{table} \caption{A table with rounded corners} \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \node (table) [inner sep=0pt] { \begin{longtable}{l|l} ...
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Knitr pdf not working on Mac OS X error “! Missing $ inserted.”

I have the following chunk in rmarkdown {r } library(psych) a <- (matrix(c(1:1000), ncol=4)) f <- fa(a) But when I try to print inline the following output: `r f$null.chisq` I get the ...
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Defining -aux-directory for pdflatex breaks citations for natbib

When I run pdflatex with an -aux-directory flag it makes it so natbib can't find the citations. pdflatex command with -aux-directory: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex ...
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How to define default text as CM and Greek characters as Times-Roman?

I do ADA requirements via Acrobat however the PDF files I've recently acquired were originally created in LaTeX. The PDF has been giving me an encoding error where the CMR_# font is read and the ...
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Compiling Latex in Vim Results in Error

I am trying to compile the following LaTeX using vimtex continuous compiling in vim: LaTeX: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Electrolysis of Water and Aqueous Solutions} \author{Carlo Abelli \\ ...
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Miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 error

Recently, I install miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 and there is no problem in the installation process. However, when I try to compile the following, there is an error: ...
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How to deal with a tilde in url's in Mendeley?

If a link in an url contains ~, Mendeley changes it to $\sim$ and hyperref links just don't work. I use pdflatex and biblatex. Is there a quick way how to change manually the link in Mendeley to fix ...
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Tikz spy - empty zoom with pdflatex

I have issues getting the spy library to work on my current installation. I am running TeXmaker with MikTeX 2.9 (with all packages updated) on Win8.1x64. I read about the issues others are having ...
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Error when putting code for setting figure side by side

I'm new in LaTeX and trying to help my friend to fix her document. I use Texmaker 4.1.1. The LaTeX code of her document is as follows Main Document: (Main Document.tex) ...
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suppress output <use image.png> [n] for \includegraphics{image.png} via pdflatex

When using \includegraphics{image.png} my pdflatex console is cluttered with the output <use image.png> [n] Where n is the number of includes. This is especially annoying, as I use an image ...
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TeXworks not able to detect dictionaries for spell check

I am using pdfLaTeX and TeXworks on a Mac machine. I have placed dictionary files for spell checking as mentioned here. But, it is not working properly and highlighting the entire text. Could you ...
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Fontawesome doesn't scale up

I have written a small sample to test, if the fontawesome script (v. 4.3.0-1) scales up with the font size which I want, but it doesn't :( \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} ...
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PDFlatex not converting eps to pdf ANYMORE

I observe a very strange behaviour with PDFlatex. I have recently used the beamer to create a presentation. The last compilation (with PDFlatex) was done on the 9th of April 2015. Today (July 2015), ...
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Document class CD to create beautiful CD cover

Does somebody know a document class like cd to create cd covers where: a) I can add a logo to the CD cover text and b) the output is not a4 (or so) but the exact size to fit a CD cover. I tried ...
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pdflatex “Command token too long” error

I am getting this error trying to compile a latex document using pdflatex. I've stripped the tex file down to this \documentclass[letterpaper,oneside,12pt]{article} ...
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Why do PDF files produced by pdflatex not pass validation?

Why do simple PDF files compiled with pdflatex contain so many PDF errors? The simplest example I can see is "Hello World!" that once compiled, \documentclass{report} \begin{document} Hello ...
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Missing $ inserted as error message, but it's not that

I'm getting the error message "Missing $ inserted" even though everything is fine in my latex file. I copied all of my document into another template and it works. However, if I make a (whatever) ...
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! LaTeX error: “kernel/command-not-defined” ! ! Control sequence \str_case:nnn undefined

I am starting to write a report and I have used what I have previously done some months ago and it gives me this error: ! LaTeX error: "kernel/command-not-defined" ! ! Control sequence \str_case:nnn ...
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pdfTeX error: cannot open Type 1 font file for reading

Environment OS: Mac OS X 10.10.4 TeX Live: 2015 Basic Editor: Sublime Text 3 w/ LaTeXTools Preamble of tex file \documentclass[12pt,MSc,twoside]{muthesis} % The tex template of University of ...
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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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Index is not printing in PDF output

First things first, here is MWE: \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} \chapter{\index{intorduction}Introduction} \blindtext This ...
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Is there an Elsevier LaTeX2e book class?

I am interested in evaluating LaTeX2e book classes used by specific book publishers. I would like to lay my hands on the LaTeX2e book class, if it exists, for preparing book manuscripts for ...
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Creating work breakdown structure

I have a diagram that I want to convert into latex format. The diagram is as follows: can someone please tell me how to draw it in Work Breakdown Structure format??
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Invisible part introductions (\ctparttext{}) in classicthesis

I have a strange problem. In the resulting PDF of when my large (200+ pages) classicthesis.sty project is compiled, it works just nice, except that the part introductions are invisible. The text is ...
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Printing Table with empty field

I am working with Python and have an array of numbers. For example: a = (1,2,3,4,5,6) b = (1,3,5) c = (2,4,6) Now I want to print these array in Latex Table as below format: a c b ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment DoxyRefList undefined. DoxyRefList

Im trying to generate pdf with doxygen. Already I have tex file generates, like "refman.tex". I can't compile with latex, or pdflatex. Here is the obtained error: *latex refman.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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TeXStudio and MiKTeX Portable - Could not start command

I have a problem with my TeXStudio. I am using a portable version (2.9.4) together with the latest MiKTeX. Everything used to work just fine and now that I have to finish my work from home instead of ...
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Hebrew support in LaTeX (OS X Yosemite)

I managed a few weeks ago to make hebrew work on LaTeX (using TeXShop). Now I updated to MacTex 2015. Since the upgrade, the hebrew is gone! All I get is this non-informative message: kpathsea: ...
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Package minted Error: Missing Pygments output Latex [closed]

I am using Anaconda Scientific package for installing all the python related packages. I want to use minted package for editing my script in Latex. However, after I set up all the things correct. The ...
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I am trying to use lettergothic font in my document. I am getting an error “The ulgb8r source file could not be found.”

I am using pdflatex compiler. This is a sample document. After installing font manually as directed in the README.lettergothic, I have performed "Refresh FNDB" and "Update Formats" of my Miktex 2.9 ...
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latex and pdftex hangs when compiling

I just updated my MiKTeX and now nor latex, neither pdflatex not compiling my tex. Even if it contains only \begin{document} \end{document} No error messages are shown, no files are created. It ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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pdflatex not found on Yosemite

Why am I getting this error? I tried adding PATH to pdflates in .profile, still get the same error (build works until pdflatex is called): Running LaTeX files through pdflatex... ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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Unknown option `x-1a1' for package `pdfx' error

I am trying to use pdfx package to generate PDF/X-1a:2001. According to its specification: The package can be loaded with the command: \usepackage[<option>]{pdfx} and x-1a: ...
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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German characters problem [duplicate]

My LaTeX document does not properly represent German character. In my opinion, I have my preamble set correctly. what needs to be set correctly, so that the characters such as Ä, ß, etc. are ...
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How to set the Bibliography title for BibTex in Pandoc

I currently render my thesis with Markdown files as source, and want to generate a PDF output. I use the following command for that: pandoc --template template.latex --standalone --chapters \ ...
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How can I succeed in including a few Chinese ideograph text characters while using pdflatex?

I am using TexLive 2015 on Debian Jessie with what I believe to be a complete installation (including Debian packages such as cjk-latex, texlive-fonts-extra, and latex-cjk-chinese-arphic-bsmi00lp). I ...
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Would it be possible to port the fontawesome package to pdflatex?

I really like the fontawesome package and it has almost every fancy symbol I need for my documents. Now I'm working with a third party document which must use pdflatex, and I really miss the ...
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Forcing pdftex to be in pdf mode

I have a rather complex macro to produce pdf figures in landscape mode. When I include the macro in the body of the main file, the code runs fine. When I put the macro in a separate style ...
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Sorting according to absolute page height from pdf extensions

I'm unsure how to present the question, so I'll just go with something and edit if it is deemed necessary. The PDF extensions currently extend the basic TeX macros with at least the following three ...
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How to unstyle styled macro in headings?

I have a macro that occurs very frequently in the text. At one occasion, it occurs inside a heading, which causes some problems: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Insert pdf, add margin

I'd like to add to a pdf a margin of 1cm. Around this page I will add a frame later and like to draw something else to the frame. However, how can I add a margin to a pdf without scaling the pdf (-> ...
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Texmaker: compiling a parent file

I'm writing up some old math notes that closely follow a textbook, and I have a tex file for each section of the book I worked through. I keep all these section files in a directory tex, and then on ...
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Nicely typesetting verbatim text

I want an environment in which LaTeX typesets the text just like it otherwise would, but without accepting any commands whatsoever while within this environment. None of the answers to this question ...
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Compiling signed pdf online

I need to do some testing and need to compile a document with a PAdES signature field online. I have tried a few, but most online systems exclude the digsig and eforms packages. Any suggestions? Is ...