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I don't succeed while i'm compiling a simple .tex with .bib

I have just two simple files one called "test.tex" and other called "references.bib" they are in the same directory. When I first use the command: pdflatex test.tex i receive this message: This is ...
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Latex to pdf is not working [duplicate]

I created a simple tex file: sample1.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} I used command: pdftex sample1.tex log file is: This is pdfTeXk, Version ...
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Open Data from Pdf-File with default Application

I have a rather big picture which I want to include into my LaTex document and respectively in the obtained pdf-File. Since the picture does only fit properly if I scale it to illegibility, I wonder ...
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Pagebreak problem with longtable and huge cells [duplicate]

I have a huge table which needs to be split among multiple pages. I tried to apply some solutions I found in various posts on t.SE but I cannot get it work properly. Unfortunately I had to remove 2 ...
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When is a bold font not bold? (Table of Contents)

I am using an external program which can generate an index from a pdf document based on words which display in bold. When I create my document in LaTeX, the article headings and ToC contain words in ...
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My document stops working when i put a second circuit in the document

I was wondering if one of you could help me with this terrible problem. I was putting my document together when all of a sudden Miktex, via TeXmaker, showed error: "can't write on pdf file" I tried ...
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MiKTeX graphicx package gives error

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 and as soon as I add \usepackage{graphicx}, I get errors and can't compile. Sorry, but pdflatex did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the information to ...
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Arsclassica (pdflatex-dependent) and unicode symbols

I know that to use unicode symbols, I need unicode-math and that requires XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. I have previously set up my own package (mostly macros) that uses unicode-math and runs on LuaLaTeX. ...
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Make left quote printed out as it is typed

I want to make the left quote, ` printed out with pdflatex exactly like the one above (it is also displayed like that when I typed on my Mac). I tried with following ones: ...
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Dynamic Renaming LaTeX output

Is it possible to code into the .tex file a method for specifying its name. E.g. if I wanted it to be named based on the date, would it be possible to dynamically name as such: ...
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Why does the non-pdf latex engine behave differently from pdflatex?

In the question Enumerate after \label an admirable answer addresses the problem of how to label and link the theorem number when the theorem begins with an enumerated list, and while doing so, how to ...
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Inserting a \textdegree symbol in tikzpicture path decoration text

I'm displaying text along an arc in tikz and I want that text to contain the degree symbol (celcius). However, pdflatex seems to hang on my code. I've reduced my problem to a MWE and it reproduces. ...
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How To Centralise Multicolumn with Specific Column Width

Is there a way to force a multicolumn with column width specifiers to centre the context? For example, if I specify a new column type with a specific width, my column can still be centralised. ...
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aaai.sty problem with 'Abstract' section

The AAAI LaTeX style file 'aaai.sty' defines the abstract section as follows: \renewenvironment{abstract}{\centerline{\bf Abstract}\vspace{0.5ex}\begin{quote}\small}{\par\end{quote}\vskip 1ex} ...
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Change page, section, figure, etc identifier avoiding duplicates

Imagine that you want to build a report composed by several papers. Before each paper the titlepage should be displayed. Also, the page number, section number, figure number, etc shall always be reset ...
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PDF inclusion error when using \input or \include

I have set up a LaTeX file for a book-type document with the following preamble: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{textgreek} ...
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How to include a pandas boxplot in my document?

Usually, I include matplotlib plots in my tex document like that: I use matplotlib to plot and save the figure as vector graphic (svg) import matplotlib.pyplot as plt plt.figure(figsize=(15, 8)) ...
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What is the font used by Nature magazine? How can we get the same or similar text font and math font in LaTex? [duplicate]

For example, in this paper: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7587/pdf/nature16961.pdf How can we get the same or similar text font and math font in LaTex?
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How to write the following matrix requiring both case and block array environment?

I am trying to write the attached equation using block array environment. I am suppose to use both the case and block array environment for achieving the desire output. However, I have completed ...
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Table of Contents navigation sidebar in non-beamer document classes

I am trying to create a sidebar like the one present in beamer documents, which lists the Table of Contents information for easy document navigation. Even better if it can automatically show only the ...
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How to keep page break points when publishing the same content with two different styles?

I would like to publish two or more versions of the same document. The content is the same, the style is different and the page breaks should be the same too, so that I can refer to the same page ...
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Why does Texmaker and synctex pdflatex doesn't work?

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1, and I want to be able to jump to pdf (Ctrl+RClick) from the tex script, and vice versa. I tried to use the tips of -synctex=1 in the PDFLatex command, but it doesn't seem ...
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Cell color with horizontal rule in tabular environment

I am trying to draw the following figure in latex: However, some of my horizontal lines appear to be blurred by the cellcolor and some vertical lines don't show up at all. Anyone knows a way to get ...
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Missing number on newenvironment with tikzpicture

I have the following code to resize a tikzpicture only in case it's too wide: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{environ} \newsavebox\mybox ...
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Fatal error while running pdflatex on Fedora 20

I recently installed texlive-scheme-full on Fedora 20. When I run pdflatex on some a thesis report, I got the following error message: <to be read again> \rhm@arabic \addlanguage ...
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Pdftex.def Error, Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input: gs

I can compile my latex document from mac terminal using pdflatex mydocument.tex However, Texshop fails to compile my file. More precisely, Texshop cannot convert .eps files to pdffile. The ...
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Undefined control sequence due to \printbibliography [closed]

I am currently writing my master's thesis using TeX Live and Texmaker and have suddenly run into an "undefined control sequence" that points to the line ...
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Can no longer typeset using mactex and pdftex is running at 98% of CPU

Ive been using texshop on my mac for a while with no problem at all, i fixed the El Capitan problem by relocating the compiler, but for no apparent reason, by file has stopped typesetting. There is no ...
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Output only pdf in different location

I'm using TeXstudio and want to output only the .pdf file to another directory than the .tex file (leaving the other output files together with the .tex) Is this possible or do I have to live with ...
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pdflatex - transparent package seems not to work

I am trying to use the 'transparent' package, as shown in this answer: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{transparent} \begin{document} \colorbox{red}{% Black text in a red ...
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Order references alphabetically with “elsarticle-num-names.bst”

How Can I order my references alphabetically using the bibliographystyle "elsarticle-num-names.bst"? Here is a MWE, copied from the elsarticle template folder itself: elsarticle-template.tex: ...
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No matches when searching for “latex” in a PDF when \LaTeX was used

If I use pdflatex to produce a PDF from the following: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \LaTeX \end{document} then searching for the string latex in Okular yields zero matches. Evince does ...
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Schwartz symbol latex [duplicate]

How can I write the Schwartz symbol To have script-like S for Schwartz space using texshop/pdftex? The solution as posted in that solution won't work for my version (I use a mac if that makes any ...
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Can't apply monospaced font to listings (when using pdflatex)

I'm a newbie to LaTeX and I can't find the cause of a problem described below. I need to insert several C++ code snippets into my document, so I use the listings package for this purpose. The ...
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PDF Viewer Fonts Sketchy on Second Display (Mac)

I'm using the standard Texmaker app on a retina display mac with it plugged into a second standard HD monitor but the text is coming out all sketchy on the second monitor. I've tried playing with ...
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Beamer and monochrome-xcolor

When using the monochrome option for xcolor in a Beamer presentation, the canvas background shows up as entirely black when compiling with pdflatex, but would be entirely white if compiled with ...
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merging pdf files without keeping the pdf files in the same folder

I would like to merge some pdf files, for example, paper1 & paper2. But they are in some other folders. I just want to run the tex file without keeping the pdf files. Is there any way to do this? ...
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TikZ library `external` doesn't recognize node name from different picture

I am attempting to improve my compilation time by externalizing TikZ pictures. I do seem to be able to refer to named nodes, however. For example, consider the following. \documentclass{article} ...
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Lyx2.1: change PDF viewer Windows10

I am using LyX 2.1 version and Acrobat Reader DC and Windows 10. When I select View PDF[(pdflatex)], Acrobat opens but my file is not displayed. I have tried changing the path adding this C:\Program ...
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Missing \begin{document} error when using .sty file

I am a fairly new LaTeX-user and I've come across a problem I can't solve related to a custom style. I keep getting a Missing \begin{document} error among others and I have no idea why. I am using ...
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LaTeX Template for Newsletter/Brochure

I am looking for a LaTeX template that can be used for a brochure-like newsletter, A4 format, column-like design with optional spanning pictures, marginless pictures, marginless headlines. I browsed ...
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Thesis title pages

Does anyone of you ever experienced some difficulties in putting together a title page for a thesis? This seems super easy, but here I gave up... Any help or suggestions will be so greatly ...
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\rput not working in TexShop 3.51

\rput is not working, I change the coordinates but "(a)" does not move at all. Here the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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problem citation (?) in journal submission system [closed]

when I submit source tex files to springer journal from their website. I click to generate pdf from uploaded source then I faced following problem: I have a problem in referencing, I can't see the ...
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itemize block color in a0poster

I am creating a a0 size poster in a0poster class. Is it possible to change the color of itemize block? I can change the textcolor line by line, but not the bullets: ...
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pdfLaTeX for MaTeX in TeXShop on Mac

I use TeXShop on my Mac and want to use MaTeX in my Mathematica documents (including an electronic book I'm writing). However, MaTeX requires pdfLaTeX, which is not part of the TeXShop suite of ...
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PDF/A validation with embedded CID font subset caused by ligatures in vector image

Objective and Workflow I want to produce a PDF/A-2b compliant PDF document with pdfLaTeX using the Package pdfx. The target document includes PDF vector images, which are exported from SVG sources ...
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How do I create a header with a half-page background (like the Twitter bootstrap Carousel theme)?

I'd like to create a LaTeX document with a half-page background, such as that in Twitter/Bootstrap's Carousel theme. The background doesn't necessarily need a gradient like in the example (although ...
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refman, refart: set text margin at the section starting point

I am using refman: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper]{refart} and in this style class the standard text margin is too far on the right, far too much on the right (almost at the center of the page) ...
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Create user defined command

I am new to Latex, I need to create a user defined command or Macro. I need to print unix shell commands on a pdf, the code looks like below \begin{lstlisting}[language=bash] $sudo apt-get install ...