I want to write the $ symbol in my LaTeX file. I tried \$ and also \textdollar. In both cases the dollar sign is printed but I am getting an alert.


I am using Sharelatex to compile the code.

Edit: Sorry but the problem was not the $, its a \foodnote with _ symbol. Problem solved by adding \ before each _ symbol.

closed as off-topic by CarLaTeX, user31729, egreg, Stefan Pinnow, Torbjørn T. Jan 31 '17 at 21:51

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    Have you checked the line the error is referring to. If you've also tried \$ and \textdollar it maybe something else that's triggering the error for example _ or ^ – Nicola Talbot Jan 31 '17 at 20:31
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    If I use \$ both in text or in math, I get the symbol and no warning. – egreg Jan 31 '17 at 20:40
  • @NicolaTalbot you are right, the problem was not the $ but a _ symbol. – user3235881 Jan 31 '17 at 20:59
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has already solved as the OP said in his/her edit. – CarLaTeX Jan 31 '17 at 21:12

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