I just want to add individual .pdf pages to my final latex document. A snippet of the code is presented below:

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, twoside]{book}
\usepackage[top=1.50in, bottom=1.50in, left=1.25in, right=1.25in]{geometry}






And this is why it tells me:

LaTeX Warning: You have requested package eso-pic', but the package provideseveryshi'.

! LaTeX Error: Command \@EveryShipout@Hook already defined. Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help.

I am using TeX Live 2012, on Ubuntu 11.10, with the pdflatex command for compilation.

  • Something must be seriously broken with your setup. Study the logfile for clues. Oct 22, 2012 at 17:11

1 Answer 1


I can't reproduce the error with the code snipset:

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, twoside]{book}
\usepackage[top=1.50in, bottom=1.50in, left=1.25in, right=1.25in]{geometry}


Hello World

The file runs without errors or warnings. The version list:

 *File List*
    book.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
    bk12.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
geometry.sty    2010/09/12 v5.6 Page Geometry
  keyval.sty    1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
   ifpdf.sty    2011/01/30 v2.3 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)
  ifvtex.sty    2010/03/01 v1.5 Detect VTeX and its facilities (HO)
 ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
enumitem.sty    2011/09/28 v3.5.2 Customized lists
pdfpages.sty    2012/04/03 v0.4s Insert pages of external PDF documents (AM)
  ifthen.sty    2001/05/26 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
    calc.sty    2007/08/22 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
 eso-pic.sty    2010/10/06 v2.0c eso-pic (RN)
atbegshi.sty    2011/10/05 v1.16 At begin shipout hook (HO)
infwarerr.sty    2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)
 ltxcmds.sty    2011/11/09 v1.22 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
  xcolor.sty    2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
   color.cfg    2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
  pdftex.def    2011/05/27 v0.06d Graphics/color for pdfTeX
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2010/04/23 v1.9 graphics configuration of TeX Live
pppdftex.def    2012/04/03 v0.4s Pdfpages driver for pdfTeX (AM)
 balance.sty    1999/02/23 4.3 (PWD)
pdftexcmds.sty    2011/11/29 v0.20 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)
ifluatex.sty    2010/03/01 v1.3 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
epstopdf-base.sty    2010/02/09 v2.5 Base part for package epstopdf
  grfext.sty    2010/08/19 v1.1 Manage graphics extensions (HO)
kvdefinekeys.sty    2011/04/07 v1.3 Define keys (HO)
kvoptions.sty    2011/06/30 v3.11 Key value format for package options (HO)
kvsetkeys.sty    2012/04/25 v1.16 Key value parser (HO)
etexcmds.sty    2011/02/16 v1.5 Avoid name clashes with e-TeX commands (HO)

In the comments the OP assumes the following as culprit:



The function can be found in the French Wikipedia:

Gauss function

Then μ and σ are the first and second parameter of your new function gauss. But there is a third paramter, the function argument x itself.


Then the function is called with three arguments: μ, σ, and x. \pgfmathparse{gauss(0,1,2)}

The function can also be optimized. For example, the calculations with constants can be moved outside:

  • Yes, well, perhaps I should provide a more conclusive code sample, here it is: ctrlv.it/latex/MzA4MzA5, and oddly enough your example compiled on my system; concluding it has to be related to one of my settings, but which one and why ?! Thank you Heiko. Sep 5, 2012 at 16:11
  • The example runs without error here. Strip the example down until you know, where the culprit is, update the package(s) and try again. Sep 5, 2012 at 19:08
  • I found the problem area. Commented the part with {pgfplots}, i.e. ctrlv.it/id/MzA4NDIx, and it compiled with no error. Unfortunately, I need that {gauss} function. Is there any workaround for this issue ? Sep 6, 2012 at 15:16
  • Does anybody know a solution for this problem ? Sep 22, 2012 at 12:26

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