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Question mark instead of citation number

I've browsed the forums and found a number of posts that have addressed this issue, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I have the following script that I just copied from the bibtex home ...
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How to remove the warnings “Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/n' in size <4> not available” and “Size substitutions with differences” in beamer?

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/n' in size <4> not available LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences I am using the files from ...
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What are underfull hboxes and vboxes and how can I get rid of them?

Often, TeX outputs underfull hbox and vbox warnings when running and in the generated log file. What are these and how can I get rid of them?
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What does “overfull hbox” mean?

I often see output from TeX with the warning overfull hbox, badness 10000. What does this message mean?
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Do I have to care about bad boxes?

When I compile my PDF from LaTeX source, do I have to care about all the messages (currently 28) about 'bad boxes'? The PDF seems fine to me.
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How can i change the fontsize with KOMA-script?

I need to change the fontsize to 11pt inside a table environment. The default setting of the document is 12pt using scrartcl, but I need to change this to exact 11pt in the float (the reason is that ...
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`h' float specifier changed to `ht' warning when not attempting to specify a float

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to understand the reason why I'm getting the warning: `h' float specifier changed to `ht' I'm not attempting to change the float property of anything - the warning is ...
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Is there any way to generate custom errors/warnings in LaTeX?

I want something like \ifmmode\else\GenerateWarning{The command \backslash uzuka is supported only in math mode.}\fi, which is supposed to generate a warning "The command \uzuka is supported only in ...
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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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Undefined citation warnings

When I compile my document I get warnings of the form: Package natbib Warning: Citation `xxxxx' on page y undefined on input line z. This problem does fix itself eventually when the compiler ...
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Techniques and packages to keep up with good practices

Question What techniques and packages are there to keep up with good practices? What I already know I already know of the following packages for this kind of purpose: ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (nam e{page.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored

I get the following warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{page.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored when compiling the following document: ...
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What does “You have requested package `foo', but the package provides `foo'.” mean?

I know what this message means in general ("do not add path names in package names"), and my question is not a duplicate of You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides ...
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Scrbook: Using fallback calculation to setup font sizes

When using the class scrbook and customizing the font size prior the usage of \printbibliography I got these warning (and in big documents I got them several times): Class scrbook Warning: Using ...
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Temporarily increase the limit on space size?

I often see those warnings about "overfull \hbox" when I'm preparing my document. Because the document is still in the early stage, I see no point in correcting them on-the-spot - since the document ...
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How to suppress overfull hbox warnings up to some maximum?

I want LaTeX not to give warnings for overfull hboxes up to some maximum of say 2 pts. How to achieve this?
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How can I get LaTeX to warn about unreferenced figures and unused labels in general?

When writing documents, I consider it to be necessary that all figures and tables are referenced (\ref) in the text, whether or not I've remembered to \label them. LaTeX does not currently warn if a ...
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How to visualize the underfull box in final output PDF files

I am finalizing a document. There are a few underfull vbox I just cannot figure out where they are. Sometimes it is easy to figure out which page is underfull vbox from the log file, but sometimes it ...
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warning: pdflatex> libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

when including .png converted with Photoshop CS6 to grayscale I get a warning "warning: pdflatex> libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile" to be precise, I get 36 of this warnings ;-) ...
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Package pgf Warning: Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support patterns.

Package pgf Warning: Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support patterns. .tex: \documentclass[10pt]{article}‎ ‎%\usepackage{pgfplots}‎‎ \usepackage{‎tikz‎‎}‎‎ ...
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Can't silence a pdftex “PDF inclusion: multiple PDFs with page group” error

I am having an issue with PDFs generatied in Inkscape. If multiple files generated in this way are included on a single page I get the following error: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ...
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How do you effectively debug overfull \hbox warnings?

I still haven't found out how to effectively solve Overfull \hbox (0.80913pt too wide) has occurred while \output is active warnings. For instance, this piece of latex generates such a warning and I ...
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Is there a \die command?

Is there a command that generates the error or warning of my choice? I'm planning to put it in an \ifthenelse, so it can't be a syntax error.
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Couldn't open font map file “kanjix.map”. with MiKTeX

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} When compiling this MWE with MiKTeX 2.9’s xelatex, I get the following warning: ** WARNING ** Couldn't open font map file "kanjix.map". ...
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How to diagnose a permanent “Label(s) may have changed” warning?

I'm getting the following warning: LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. The problem is, it doesn't go away after rerunning (any number of times). The ...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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Difference between bookmark levels greater than one - what does this mean?

When compiling my LaTeX file, I received this warning message. Though I got the PDF file, I still want to know why this warning comes and how to fix it. It occurs in this line. \paragraph{Plane ...
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underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph

Why do I get the message: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 107--108 I want a blank line between the problem name and the table, but if I use \\ or \newline along with a ...
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Overfull/Underfull \hbox warnings when compiling the document

I have bunch of pgfplots (plots and bar charts in my document) and when I compile I get errors like: Overfull \hbox (1.17287pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 2121--2122 [][] [35] Sometimes it ...
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xfrac + siunitx gives me a font warning

I'm using mathpazo and the AMS math packages, and I just started using xfrac for the \sfrac command. However, now when I use \sfrac (or when I set siunitx to use it), I get this output: LaTeX Font ...
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Warning: There were multiply-defined labels

I got a "LaTeX Warning: There were multiply-defined labels", and I know what it means but my document is pretty big and it has various files. So, how can I find the multiply-defined label? I am ...
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How to put a line-break in section heading?

I have some section headings occupying two lines and I'm not satisfied with the way XeLaTeX breaks the heading. If I manually add \\ the output looks fine, but I get the following warning: [hyperref] ...
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Underfull \hbox in bibliography

I am getting lots of "Underfull \hbox" warnings that point to the *.bbl file. It looks like these messages appear only when URLs are very long, like in the below example: @techreport{nistguidesec, ...
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Show reference label when it is undefined

When a reference is undefined, LaTeX shows simply [??] which doesn't give much information. I would like it to show the label instead. This is useful when more collaborators work on the same preprint ...
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What does “running in backwards compatibility mode” mean and what should I fix to get rid of it?

I was typesetting a Tex file, but I got this warning: ! Package pgfplots Warning: running in backwards compatibility mode (unsuitable tick labels; missing features). Consider writing ...
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How do you suppress specific warnings generated by pdflatex?

A lot of the times I get warnings like "hbox overfull" when a specific part of my document is meant to be extra wide on purpose --> so I am purposefully violating the default width threshold. Or to ...
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Is there a way to avoid repetitive compiler warning messages?

I use TeXnicCenter, and use the very convenient 'Compilation Results' window (see screenshot below). I have a number of identical warning* messages (not strictly identical of course, as they point to ...
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Ignore a bibliography field [e.g. “urldate”] for eliminating of biblatex/biber warnings

I have a large bibliography generated by a reference manager program (Citavi, but it can be anything else). The urldate field of all references is formatted as urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}, which is not ...
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Babel warns of lack of hyphenation patterns for Hebrew

I use TeX Live including the Hebrew package. I've tried to produce a simple TeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage [english,hebrew]{babel} \begin{document} שלום \end{document} but I keep ...
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Tabular: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines

I read all the questions regarding the error message Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines but I am still not sure if my code is correct. The problem is with the tabular of a table. ...
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How to understand the LaTeX warning “there were undefined references”?

I am running this LaTeX file through pdflatex and getting these warnings: latex warning: there were undefined references. latex warning: label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-reference ...
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Hyperref warning which doesn't affect the output of the PDF

I have encountered a hyperref warning but there are no visible negative consequences. Additionally, LaTeX complete without a complaint. I only found the warning by looking at the .log file. Package ...
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Overfull \hbox produced by ntheorem subtitles

I switched from using the standard AMS theorem package to ntheorem so I can put alternative end marks on theorem environments (I want my examples to have an end mark, but not the same one as proofs). ...
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Post-filtering output that I can't seem to pre-filter with silence package

I have a book that was producing 20,000 lines of output to stdout when I compiled it with pdflatex. I did the following to reduce the output: \RequirePackage{silence} ...
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Multiply defined label warnings when using Subcaption in a Tikz picture

In an earlier question, I asked how to create zoomed highlights of a larger image automatically. User Jake provided an excellent solution using TikZ. However, when subcaptions and hyperref are added ...
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Removing an “Overfull \vbox” message caused by a nested table

I am trying to typeset a nested table, like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bigstrut} \usepackage{multirow} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|lll|} \hline A & \multirow{2}{*}{ ...
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How to fill an underfull box in footnote with url?

Could someone help to correct the warning I get related to an underfull box with the following code? I have tried \hfill, hspace*{\hfill} etc with no luck. \documentclass[twocolumn,draft]{svjour3} ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{figure.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored

I've tried to make bilingual caption with package "ccaption" and compiled it with pdfLaTeX. It works fine but with a warning: pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier ...
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TG Schola – missing symbol textbullet

I am using the tgschola package which provides the TeX Gyre Schola font. When I run a .tex file containing an itemize environment through pdflatex, I get the following warning: [Font] Font shape ...
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You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides `foo'

I have the following files: my_folder/ include/ mypackage.sty main.tex The package's name is 'mypackage'. Now, in main.tex I do \usepackage{include/mypackage} using the file path ...