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Moderncv does not compile

I just wanted to try out the moderncv class, and when I try to compile any of the examples, I get the following errors: ! Undefined control sequence. l.16 \@initializecommand ...
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conflict using matlab-prettifier and LaTeX beamer [duplicate]

I was trying to use the matlab-prettifier package with the LaTeX beamer package, and I noticed I was getting errors when trying to compile. Mainly I was getting an error when trying to use ...
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Opacity Logo in beamer slide

Hi i have the following Beamer slide and i want to make the logo in the bottom right corner have an opacity on say 50 % ? Here is my code \documentclass[a4paper, ]{beamer} ...
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mktextfm fails when pdflatex is invoked by cgi-bin script under www-data (apache)

I'm starting pdflatex from a shell-script invoked as cgi-bin application on Ubuntu (running under default www-data user) and from time to time I have the following kind of error preventing compiling: ...
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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...
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Defining the pdf output file within the document file using %& -job-name

My understanding is that if I create a file called noName.tex with the first line %& -jobname=myName then when I run pdflatex on that file, the output file will be named myName.pdf rather than ...
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\neq prints as '='

When I try \neq the output looks like =. I found a similar problem - \neq (not equal) command does not work anymore. Doesn't look like my case (see below for details), and don't know how to follow the ...
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Quick build does not compile bibtex file

I have a bibtex .bib file and a main latex file. To get latest references in correct form one needs to run pdflatex, bibtex and pdflatex twice. To to it in a shorter manner, it is already programmed ...
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Find files that are not included by any other files

In a larger latex project am using \include to include the chapter files and within those \input for sections and subsections. I just discovered that due to some rearranging some of the \input ...
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\end{thebibliography} on bibtex bibliography of lyx document

(This may be a stupid question, but I'm new to this, and have tried to find the answer elsewhere to no avail.) When I try to update my lyx file using pdflatex after appending a BibTeX-generated ...
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Command sequence to reliably terminate LaTeX in batchmode

I'm looking for a command sequence that will terminate a running instance of pdflatex --interaction batchmode regardless of its state and prior input. I don't care about the output or error ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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Remove white spaces from latex [duplicate]

How can the white spaces from the output of the following line: $C++$ be omitted so that there is no white space between 'C' and '+' and the last '+'. The current output is: C + + C and the ...
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How to create PDF file with all your bookmarks displayed?

I have a PDF file created with WinEdt 9 (see picture 1). The tex source file is made with class book, obviously generator bookmarks. \documentclass[12pt]{book} ...
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TeXstudio not syncing with external viewer (Evince) on compile

If I highlight a block of text (within the editor) in TeXstudio and click "Build & View", the PDF shown in the internal (windowed) viewer automatically highlights and jumps to the rendered output ...
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How to point miktex to load a moderncv template

My question is related to this one. I have run mktexlsr from a command prompt as administrator and the operation completed successfully. But when I try to compile the CV into a .pdf the following ...
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Use epstopdf with input files in different folder

I've been looking for hours and I still can't find a suitable solution. My problem is, I have a tex file which I must compile with pdflatex and it uses pstricks, so I use epstopdf and stuff. The issue ...
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.aux I couldn't open database file file.bib.bib

whenever I am trying to compile its showing .aux I couldn't open database file.bib.bib I am using texmaker on windows 7. I already reinstalled miketex and texmaker many times.
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How do I use /PageLabels with pdftex (not latex) and dvi output?

I want to correct the page labels in the pdf outline and in the page-number search box in the pdf viewer. I am using dvi output and converting via dvipdfmx. For latex, the hyperref package does this ...
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Manually position caption inside a figure

How can I place my caption in the indicated arbitrary box in the below figure. This is what I am using for now for my usual figures: \begin{figure}[h] \centering ...
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Lines on the right

I'd like to have vertical lines on the right of my documents (to indicate what the references for that part are). I've tried doing it with a longtable containing my whole document (in the left column, ...
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Real-time editor(whiteboard) using Latex Editor

After studying tex for more then 3 weeks, I am still wondering, how can I create a real-time editor(whiteboard) to prepare notes with complex structure. Suppose I am having dictionary of latex symbols ...
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How to be able to use ∞ in latex document?

I would like to use the unicode character ∞ in a LaTeX document. I use the default font. If this character is not defined in this font, I can replace it by $\infty$. How can I do that? I tried to ...
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Image appears half Latex EPS Photoshop/Gimp

This is the first time this is happening in years of latex usage. I recently started using photoshop, and having exported the image in a variety of formats in photoshop (pdf/jpeg/png) and ...
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Silence warning about non-existing destination without disabling hyperref

This is not a duplicate but a follow-up question to "Reference does not exist" warning with \includeonly. I use \includeonly to compile only part of my document. This causes hyperref to ...
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Using arara as a latex build tool with different output directory

I try to use arara as my LaTeX build tool, for the moment my LaTeX main header looks like the following % arara: pdflatex : {options : "--output-directory=build"} % arara: biber % arara: pdflatex ...
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Why can't I run my pdfTEX?

I am trying to typeset my file, but I don't get the PDF version. Instead I get this error message: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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Why output of dvipdfmx looks better than output of pdftex?

When viewed on screen, look of document processed via dvipdfmx is better, than that of produced via pdftex. This happens with absolutely any document, even with plain format. I tried with these ...
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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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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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No PDF output file and no error message

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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Compile document multiple times with different parameters [closed]

I'd like to have different versions of my document. So far I built the document such that I only have to change \newcommand{\setversion}{0} to the version number I'd like and the respective ...
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Does pdfTex produce warnings when it doesn't find the word hyphenation pattern?

In my document I use babel package and load several languages for correct hyphenation. \usepackage[icelandic, latin, czech]{babel} I add manually words that babel package doesn't know. ...
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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TeX halts when called on by plotting function, requires user input

I'm using a software called Rivet that calls on TeXlive (on Xubuntu 14.04) to generate .png files. The files are created successfully, but only if I run the process in verbose mode and press for ...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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LaTeX Beamer Foot-line Navigation Symbols/Icons

I was modifying the LaTex Beamer theme and after modifying the footer file the navigation symbols of LaTex Beamer got diapered. How can I get them back in each slide. I tried to use ...
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Biblatex: all entries indented in bibliography [closed]

The other day I was working on my paper, when all entries in the bibliography were suddenly indented -- as if they belong to one entry. Here is a screenshot: Interestingly, when I copied my ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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Limits set with \mathclap are invisible in final pdf

I have a strange problem when typesetting sums, integrals etc. with long limits. Using the \mathclap command from mathtools, I want to type something like this $ A = \int\limits_{\text{a very long ...
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accessing bash to get git information in TeX macro

I'm not sure if this is possible, but my goal is to include some information about the current point of my LaTex file in its git source history in the PDF output of my file. What I want to be able ...
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LaTeX Beamer Presentation Template Modifications

I was trying to make a customized Beamer Presentation template but I failed to make it complete and facing some difficulties to finalize it. May you help me to make it complete the task.. My coding ...
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Automatically format words in a PDFLaTeX document which are in a keyword list

When writing technical documents, I often want to format 'technical phrases' (such as the name of some technology) in a particular way, which becomes annoying when I type the phrases frequently. I'm ...
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Path of includegraphics is relative - but to what?

I am trying to include graphics for a document. The arborescence is as follows: + REPORT +-- RESOURCES | + icon.png +-- TEX + report.tex + report.cls The report.tex starts with {report}, ...
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Extending the document structure hierarchy for a report

For a 11 pt. report document class which I am using for my thesis, I can only get the following heading levels on a per chapter basis: \chapter \section \subsection \subsubsection I am not ...
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Remove all pdf hyperlinks while maintaining hyperref formatting

I want to split a pdflatex pdf document into two parts. The second part has references to the first part, which are hyperlinks and which I want to remove, without changing the visual appearance. So I ...
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mathsf font in both text and math

I want to define a \newcommand that produces the same font in both text and math modes. For example, \newcommand{\abc}[1]{???#1} Then \abc{varName} is blah blah blah $ \abc{varName} = 4 $ I ...
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(Nearly) Width of page table with Multicolumn/Multirow and modified heights [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a header to go across a set of office documents; I tried to use the widetable package with multirow, but that didn't work. Here's the closest I've come so far, using ...
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Error concerning pdftex.def when trying to include an EPS with PdfLaTeX [closed]

I know this is an frequently asked question but the older answers do not help. I want to include an EPS file but I get the error as mentioned in the header. TeX: \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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LaTeX Error: rewrite undefined

Any ideas on what could fix this error? Running pdflatex -shell-escape "paper.tex" This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) \write18 enabled. entering extended mode ...