I'm trying to convert a .md file that contains the "\cancel" control sequence, but pandoc throws error due to the package "cancel" not being included.




pandoc file.md -o file.pdf output

Error producing PDF.
! Undefined control sequence.
l.52 \(\cancel
  • You said, ... since package cancel is missing, \cancel has not been defined. You must load that package in the latex template or include it the YALM header.
    – Fran
    Mar 12 '20 at 0:06

You have to include the cancel package in the preamble, see https://pandoc.org/MANUAL.html#extension-yaml_metadata_block for details.

- \usepackage{cancel}


Then you can convert and typeset with

pandoc -f markdown -t latex -i test.md -o test.pdf

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