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PDFAnnotExtractor 0.1l causes an error with class file versions 55.0

Faced a problem with PDFAnnotExtractor 0.1l. Problem with update of PDFAnnotExtractor? Just try in TeXLive\2022\texmf-dist\scripts\pax\ java -jar pax.jar And get an error (with last updated Java 1.8....
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MakeTextUppercase broke for cyrillic

After the last TeXLive 2022 update, I was disappointed with the \MakeTextUppercase macro from textcase package for Cyrillic. I don’t understand what the conflict is, the package textcase has not been ...
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My template mixes up internal links between appendix and main text (some for footnotes)

When I add an appendix with \appendix and then put an internal link to anything in it with a \label{name}/ref{name}, it sends me in the main text. For instance, I want to go to section B.3. Instead, I ...
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begin/end form makes textfield inputs unfillable

I noticed a weird behavior on Latex using Overleaf. The below code produces this result, according to overleaf output: But if I download and open the pdf using acrobat reader I see that some ...
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TeXstudio internal pdf-viewer causes crashes

I don't know what's up with my TeXstudio, but it keeps crashing when build+view, and the problem is the internal pdf viewer, since only compiling is fine and the pdf file is correctly produced. ...
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Cannot paste a large chunk of LaTeX to Overleaf

When I try to copy a large chunk of LaTeX to Overleaf (especially tables), nothing happens. Overleaf does not paste my LaTeX to its editor. I have to manually copy each line in order for Overleaf to ...
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How ifthen \equal could compare \relax to another \relax-like command?

I was implementing an ad hoc list data structure inside LaTeX, where \aaa expands value for aaa, \bbb exapnds value for bbb and to show that \bbb is next to \aaa on the list, \NEXTaaa expand to bbb, ...
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CircuiTikz bug - unwanted point shift

I have been working with CircuiTikz recently and I have encountered an unwanted feature. Here is my MWE : \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf} \usepackage{tikz}% dessin \usepackage[...
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Using the word "write" as a label makes compilation crash

Took me all night (literally) to figure out. Compilation was failing one time out of two, with the following original error (line 12) : "Bad space factor (0)". That was crazy because ...
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Arguments in the destructor for an environment [duplicate]

The \newenvironment command allows the environment to take arguments: \begin{article} \newenvironment{preecho}[1]{#1}{} \begin{document} \begin{preecho}{Hi!}\end{preecho} % => Hi! \end{document} ...
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Spurious space in \calligra and \textcalligra?

It seems to me that \calligra and \textcalligra commands add a spurious space before the text. Please look at the gaps before the "calligraphic E"s here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Horizontal bars in texstudio pdf viewer

When viewing documents in TeXstudio's internal pdf viewer, I am encountering horizontal bars when using the magnify feature. I am using version 4.1.2, the latest one available as of the writing of ...
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Musixtex: Guitar tab bending notation error, slur not visible

I'm trying to add a bending slur to a musixtex tablature. The end result should look something like this (the upwards one would be enough, though): I tried a promising script I found on github (...
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Microtype package v 3.0a with documentclass `book` in \maketitle: bug [duplicate]

I found a bug when I use microtype package v 3.0a with documentclass book in \maketitle macro. % !TeX program = pdflatex % !TeX encoding = utf8 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{microtype} \title{My ...
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TexShop keeps crashing

Any version of TexShop after 4.44 crashes as soon as opened. I'm trying to run TexShop 4.68 on macOS 11.6, but it crashes as soon as opened. The system report about this crash says: Crashing on ...
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Map nocited appears to cover the crossref for inreference

I am using PLK's code to nocite by keyword and ran into what seems to be a bug in the inreferences, though it may be WAI. When the \nocite and \DeclareSourceMap junk is removed it works as desired, ...
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Possible bug in xstring + pdfLaTeX

Question refined considering the replies… In macro \StrCut, if the first argument contains a “ç”, we get an error message. The same happens with ”\c{c}” or capital “Ç”. When replaced with a plain “c”...
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Unwanted break with tcolorbox inside a figure

Problem: I'm trying to use a tcolorbox inside a figure but it looks like my custom maketitle command lets the box break itself. How can I prevent that? Note that I really need the \tcbset{breakable} ...
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How can I recover the source code when TikZEdt crash?

Sometimes TikZEdt crashes because of some bugs in the program, and I did not save the source file. Is there a way to recover the source code in that case? Related questions: conversion - Can I ...
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pdfLaTeX hangs with tikz-cd and comma in the arrow label

When I compile a file containing \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \mathtoolsset{centercolon} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd}\ar[r,","] &\end{tikzcd}$:$...
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Boolean && problem with PGFPlots \addlegendentry

While answering this question: Having problems with drawing a modulus graph in LaTeX (overleaf) I encountered a strange problem/bug. && in a filter does not work with \addlegendentry \...
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How can I have a second figure in one chapter instead of commas?

While writing my thesis i encountered this annoying problem/bug. When I place two figures each with a tikzpicture in one chapter, I get commas (,, ,,,,) in the pdf, spread over two pages instead of ...
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Is `\coffin_gattach:…` not really global?

Below is an MWE that typesets “AB”, as it should. However, if one uncomments the \group_begin: and \group_end:, the B disappears—i.e., the attachment seems to be performed locally, despite the use of ...
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Caption of figures and tables not centered in AMS classes [duplicate]

According to AMS Author Handbook the caption of tables and figures should be automatically centered, but for some reason they are moved to the right side. This is a screenshot of the Handbook: This ...
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Why does my pdf image cause a bug only after printing the document?

So I have a page that looks normal on screen. It looks like this on the screen; Near the top of that page a figure is displayed. This figure is a pdf, created in inkscape. In the .tex the figure ...
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Using TikZ fadings with a precompiled preamble causes Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I have noticed that I can use TikZ fadings in my documents and they work just fine. Also, I often use a precompiled preamble and that also work fine. However, when I try to use those two together, I ...
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Weird issue when using \limits

I am writing a summary of my lecture notes when the command \limits acted very strangely: it wrote the bounds below and above but also acted like the \newpage command. Those are the document ...
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Bug with two carets input for multibyte characters (`^^xx^^xx`) in LuaTeX or XeTeX?

When inputting characters using their hexadecimal codes, LuaTeX and XeTeX do not allow to use two caret notation ^^xx for multibyte characters. While ^^^^041f works fine (shows cyrillic 'Т'), ^^d0^^9f ...
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LaTeX hyperref package cannot break line when the backref is too long (Overfull \hbox Problem)

I encountered a problem with hyperref, as I wrote a long thesis. I have to \cite{} some references very often, then the back referencing becomes longer than one line's width. When this happens, I ...
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New newtxtext bug: Incomplete \ifx

After the latest updates to packages with TeX Live 2021, package newtxtext ceases to work. Example source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \begin{document} Hello, world! \end{document} ...
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Apparent bug in pdflatex/xelatex (but not lualatex)

Steps to reproduce. Minimal LaTeX file test.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{test.l2e} \end{document} file test.l2e: \oops run pdflatex or xelatex on test and hit E at the error ...
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Possible bug in xcolor with xelatex

The command \pagecolor{white} produces a solid white background using pdflatex and lualatex, but a transparent background with xelatex. A minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[svgnames]...
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"register" package strange behavior

When I use a register package in my document, the nameref is not working correctly. For example, below document shows wrong chapter name. \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{nameref} \usepackage[...
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Bug with \llbracket [closed]

I've encountered the following bug. The piece of code Soit $p\in \left \llbracket {0}, {m^2} \right \rrbracket$ produces the output I've tried to produce a MWE but, so far, I've not been able to. The ...
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\pagestyle{fancy} lead to a started process that never ends runing

I hava a problem with my pagestyle of "classic" pages (with \fancypagestyle{fancy}). Nevertheless, the sentence with \fancypagestyle{plain} does not cause this problem. If I keep the ...
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Cannot run minimal example of tcolorbox

I am using the minimal example provided by many users, to import the tcolorbox package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[all]{tcolorbox} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} Couldn't be any ...
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Page-range indexing breaks using hyperref and imakeidx with xindy

Loading hyperref together with imakeindex (using the latter's xindy option) seems to disable use of \index to index ranges of pages with \index{keyword|(}…\index{keyword|)}. The keyword appears in ...
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seealso entries disappear in xindy/imakeidx with hyperref?

I think I'm encountering a bug in some combination of imakeidx, xindy, and hyperref, but I don't know which one. The following minimal example generates an empty index, even though it should have one ...
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MacTeX 2020: error with report + hyperref + mathbf in chapter

I am getting an error with the following: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \chapter{This raises an error: \(\mathbf{x}=y\)} test \chapter{Using this instead works: \({\...
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TeX double script error even though all brackets are perfectly placed

Whenever I write, ${{\dot y}^a}^\top$ I will receive a double superscript error. But {{\dot y}^a}^\top is perfectly parsed. I don't understand why there would be an error at all. Please help!
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Pens in metapost in ConTeXt stop working after clipping is used

There's a weird bug in ConTeXt ver. 2020.03.10: after a clipping mask is used, pens stop changing their thicknesses. \starttext \startMPcode picture p; p := image(draw (0, 0)--(1cm, 1cm) withpen ...
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Lualatex + amsthm + polyglossia + CharisSIL = error

The following \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm,polyglossia} \setmainfont{CharisSIL} \newtheorem{defi}{Definition} \begin{document} \begin{defi} Harmless definition \end{defi} \end{...
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Bug in the back-references last line

I am a LyX user. I am using back-references to refer to the cited pages, as seen in the figure below. However, in the last reference, there is a bug: the back-reference text skips to the next line (&...
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Improper alphabetic constant error in title with greek: bug with unicode-math and hyperref in LuaLaTeX

Is it a bug of unicode-math or hyperref in LuaLaTeX? % !TeX program = lualatex % !TeX encoding = utf8 \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \...
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acro package only printing long forms (if forced, can print short forms)

Hello dear Stackexchangers, I'm a little stupefied by following problem. I'm using the acro package. When I call the acronyms with "\ac", it only prints the long forms. I have prepared a MWE:...
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Bracket in front of warning destination with the same identifier

The following code prodcues the warning "pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{page.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored". How to resolve this warning has ...
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Should tikz be imported by the standalone documentclass

I think I found a bug, but there might be a reason for it. So there I was, making some nice figure of a duck on a gray backround in tikz. But as it turned out, I needed the figure to have a different ...
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Problem with boldmath followed by super or subscript in tex4ebook

The latex file \documentclass{amsbook} \begin{document} $\mathbf{x}^y$ \end{document} when compiled with tex4ebook -f epub3 test "mathml" produces the following mathml: <math xmlns=&...
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Why does iftex report incorrect package info when loaded via xy package?

I've encountered the following strange phenomenon. First, the following test indicates that my system is running a recent (2020) version of the iftex package: \listfiles \RequirePackage{iftex}[2020/03/...
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\pgfuseshading is broken in XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I am seeing some strange behavior when using \pgfuseshading in xelatex: compared to pdflatex, the gradient is shifted to the right by an unspecified amount. Example: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex \...
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