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pdflatex claims it is missing MiKTeX209-core.dll

I am using Win8.1 with all updates and Winedt 9 and when compiling using the Winedt console, I get the following message:impossible to start the program because MiKTeX209-core.dll is missing. Please ...
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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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row separating line is omitting while coloring the row of a table [on hold]

My MWE is as follows: \begin{table} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1} \begin{small} \begin{center} \caption{Comparision between systems}\label{tab:title} \begin{tabular}{|ccccc|} \hline {S} & ...
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Including png in several layer with ocgx for making a pdf

I try to make a pdf with pdflatex, which should contains several pngs images. The special thing is, that there should be for each png one layer (ocgx). At the end I want to have a pdf file, which all ...
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Springer LaTeX template for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal

I need to submit my paper, I have to catch the deadline, my problem is am a new in LaTeX and I have to submit my paper at Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal I have already installed the ...
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Change color in Latex

How can I change the color of a sentence in latex ? I also want to write my university seat number and name at the bottom of my page. How do I do that? P.S. : Noob at Latex.
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stfloats, twocolumn, figure* broken with late pdfTeX 1.40.16

I tried to build some older document with a new pdfTeX version and encountered very strange errors of figures getting lost. I was able to produce the following minimal example: ...
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merge cells using multirow package

I have the following code for a table: \bgroup \def\arraystretch{1.5} \begin{table}[ht] \textbf{\caption{My Table}} % title of Table \centering % used for centering table \begin{tabular}{ c|ccc } ...
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Errors but correct pdf | Biblatex with Biber, Glossaries and Babel [on hold]

I'm tring to use Biber and Glossaries also with different languages in a document. Actually everything is working well but it outputs some errors which are more warnings because the correct PDF is ...
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mdframed breaking pages in weird places

I defined a new environment which puts the frame title in the middle of the frame \newenvironment{coloredframe}[2]{ \mdfsetup{ hidealllines=true, leftline=true,topline=true, ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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Latex: ps2pdf failure (psfrag) [on hold]

I'm trying to use latex and to add some nice fonts with psfrag. All my images are eps files. So, whenever I just use pdflatex - it generates the pdf without replacing the text in the eps figures ...
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Detect whether running on pdfTeX or Knuth's TeX for conditional include

Does anyone know a way to detect whether one is running in pdfTeX or Knuth's TeX? I want to be able to conditionally include extra features when a document is being built using pdfTex, but also ...
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Is there any way to draw the same shapes at different positions efficiently, for example \foreach?

I know there is a similar question, but I do not think it gave the best solution. Here is my code: \begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=round,line join=round,>=triangle 45,x=1.0cm,y=1.0cm] \clip(-0.5,-1) ...
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Force equation numbering to the same line of case equation

It seems that the column is so narrow that it can not bear the whole equation: \begin{equation} R(p_i|G) = \begin{cases} ep_{p_i} + (1- UA(p_i|G))\cdot ({r_G - ep_{p_i}}) ...
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How can I insert vertical text spanning multiple rows into a table?

I would like to add a column to my table that looks like the right most column in the included picture. As of now, I am using tabularx to create the table \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{|X|c|} ...
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absolute value in numerator of fraction

I am having trouble writing a term of an equation which is fractional where only the numerator is inside the absolute value symbol. The syntax I used is: \frac{\abs{\lambda_f}}{8\pi^2} But I keep ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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LuaLaTeX and TeX Gyre Pagella in pdflatex for arXiv

Since arXiv still doesn't seem to support LuaLaTeX, I need to make my document work with pdfLaTeX instead. The only LuaLaTeX-specific stuff is \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{unicode-math} ...
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tufte-latex: \newthought after \section

Using \newthought after a new section title inserts an unusual vertical space as in the following example. \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{kantlipsum,cleveref} \begin{document} ...
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Exporting .org files to LaTeX - Error

I'm new to EMACS (on Ubuntu) and I have started using the org mode to begin with. I tried to convert my .org files into LaTeX only to see an error saying pdf was not produced Upon checking the error ...
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Span background image across whole page

I want to put a background image on a file which uses the scrartcl class. The target pdf output size is A4 which is exactly the size of the background image (210mm x 297mm). The image should therefore ...
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Rubber with etex package

I am using rubber to compile my documents. In some of them (usually Beamer presentations), I use the etex package. In such a case, rubber aims to use as the command elatex to invoke the e-TeX engine ...
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Using LaTeX to generate .png images of an equation

I am familiar with using LaTeX on online websites (like MathOverflow or Physicsforums). My input is rendered using MathJax. However, I do not understand the LaTeX environment in its native OS form. ...
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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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Long Source Titles are not broken into new lines in bibliography

I am currently writing my master thesis and struggle with the bibliography. I have some long titles used as sources with some extra info like journal the paper was in and so on. Now when compiling ...
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how to typeset 'maximum - subject to' relation?

How to type the following formula inside an algorithm in latex?
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Why do pdflatex and latex LNCS outputs look different?

I've found that using embedded postscript (eps) with the pdflatex command, as opposed to the latex command, may require more effort; and potentially insecure write18 permissions with cygwin. No ...
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I need to source my images. Is there any way to do that?

I have a plenty of figures in my thesis and I need to add internet sources to them at the end of my work. How can I make it happen? EDIT: I do not have a list of figures. I use just large captions. ...
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Feynman diagrams with feynmf/feynmp - edges of diagram cropped off?

I am trying to create Feynman diagrams with LaTeX/MetaPost and feynmp seems like the perfect package to do so. I had no problems with the tutorial and can generate the diagram itself in .eps without ...
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centering an animation in beamer

there's lots about centering in beamer and animation in beamer, but I'm not finding what I need. I have an animation made through R's animate, where I've set the center option TRUE. The resultant tex ...
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Table on paper (A4) gets cut off

I used tabular to create a wide table. Even-though it appears fine on pdf, when I print it on A4 the right side of the table is cut off. Any idea why this is happening? I know I can simply reduce the ...
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Simple text editor that uses LaTeX layout [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's any simple program or something of the sort that allows me to use some of LaTeX's tools, especially the math embedding and overall formatting. What I want is somewhat ...
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latexmk drops into pdfTex shell or something

I keep on reading articles on how to use latexmk, but when I try, the command never just exits. It always drops me into some kind of shell like this $ latexmk -pdf latex-preview.tex Latexmk: This is ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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Pdftex error in moderncv: FontAwesome--fontawesometwo at 600 not found

I am getting the abovementioned error when compiling a moderncv file in Texmaker. I recently switched to Windows 10. I have tried the solutions mentioned here and here but nothing worked. I am ...
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Compiler-style output for latex errors

I am a programmer who is used to using command line tools to compile source code. One of the must-have features of these compilers is the ability to tell programmers where their errors are so they ...
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Gedit build main file

My document is split into multiple files, that are all in one directory. I use gedit and evince to edit and view my document and synctex is working. ...
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I am using the latest sig-alternate.cls from the official ACM suite.

But still, I am getting "undefined control sequence" error message for isbn class. What's the possible reason & how it could be fixed?
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Hover text for images in LaTeX using pdfLaTeX

How to put a hovering title text for images (like the title attribute in HTML <img> tags) in LaTeX file using pdfLaTeX?
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10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000)

can someone explain me the message that appears in PDF statistics log file, if it is important how to avoid it ? 10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000) I am using ...
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Createspace package prints transparent layers in pngs as black

This problem is almost identical to this problem, but my issue is limited to the createspace package. The problem is reproducible with this code, run with pdfTeX: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...
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TexMaker - pdftex - El capitan - high CPU

I installed El capitan and since then, everything stopped working. I had to uninstall TexMaker, MikTex and everything I had because all the solutions I found on the forum didn't work. Anyway, now a ...
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chunk ran only once knitr/lyx then error

I am having trouble when I run the following code in lyx, using a script written in R: clean_cache(clean = TRUE) <<echo=TRUE,results='asis'>>= library(knitr) library(RMySQL) ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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How to write a system of equations in sharelatex.com?

Every search for system of equations that I put on that site will break and not render properly.
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Tikz externalize and placing a caption overlapping with a picture

Original Problem I have some big "banana shaped" pictures in a document. Thus the picture fills the whole page, the "actual picture" i.e. the non-white space, however, does not. I place a caption in ...
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pdf file size of moderncv too large

When I pdflatex my moderncv.tex I obtain a file size of 150 kB. This seems too big since I don't include any picture yet. And in fact after gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dNOPAUSE ...
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Problems with creating abstract in custom class

I am working on creating a thesis template for myself and others in my lab to use. I have gotten stuck on creating a specialized abstract environment however. As a MWE (well minimum broken example) ...