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This is what I wrote in my .tex file:

<\emph{Technician, View, Business_Plan, NULL}>$\rightarrow$ \emph{Deny}
<\emph{HR, View, Business_Plan, NULL}>$\rightarrow$ \emph{Deny}
<\emph{Manager, View, Business_Plan, NULL}>$\rightarrow$ \emph{Permit}

However, I got following compiling mistake:

! Missing $ inserted.
<inserted text> 
                $
l.303 ...ph{Technician, View, Business_Plan, NULL}
                                                  >$\rightarrow$ \emph{Deny}...

? 

Process has been terminated ...

I am almost mad by this weird error!!! Could anybody help me??

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  • the ">" is the problematic character. it should either be gone or also placed in the $$ equation (you can't simply write > in text) – PascalVKooten Oct 18 '13 at 10:15
  • Thanks for commenting. But after trying what you said(I just let the '>' go), the error still... – qingjinlyc Oct 18 '13 at 10:22
  • Because, similarly, there are more of those < and > characters appearing in text. – PascalVKooten Oct 18 '13 at 10:24
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    The underscores _ also have to be escaped (\_). It then works (in Business_Plan, that is). Welcome to the "wonderful" world of latex. – PascalVKooten Oct 18 '13 at 10:31
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    Please read any introduction to LaTeX. – Martin Schröder Oct 18 '13 at 21:41
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You can't simply use "<" and ">" in text, one option would be to use $<$ and $>$.

Also, underscores can't appear in text, escape these: \_.

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