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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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cleveref conflicts with polyglossia when required in a class

When I run the following MWE (with xelatex): % File myclass.cls \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{myclass} \LoadClass[12pt]{article} \RequirePackage{polyglossia} \RequirePackage{cleveref} % ...
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concmath-OTF and eulervm lead to problems in math mode

I'm trying to use the recently-released concmath-otf package in a combination with eulervm, instead of the concrete package. My goal was to replace concrete roman with the more modern opentype version,...
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Lyx with \graphicspath BAD, identical LaTeX with \graphicspath GOOD. Possible bug?

Consider the following MWE: I have a LyX file /home/user/latex_files/main.lyx, where I have used \graphicspath{{./img/}} to set the (relative) path for all my images that I want to include in my file ...
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Latex Equals Symbols Greyed Out... Bug?

Every equals (=) symbol looks like a minus (-) because the lower half is greyed out. Does anyone know why this happens? Very confusing to look at and have no idea why it's doing this?
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Debug LaTeX in Visual Studio Code (with LaTeX-Workshop)

Visual Studio Code seems to be very useful with LaTeX-Workshop plugin. In comparison to TeXStudio, TeXMaker, etc. it is able to autoformat code. It is very useful when I search for an unmatched ...
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LuaLaTeX 64 bit does not finish compilation

Setup: Windows 11, all updates, texlive 2021, all updates, win64 from CTAN. The files that were previously compiling flawlessly with LuaLaTeX stopped compiling now (I cannot check when exactly, as I ...
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Equivalent to Source Maps or Providing Source Location Hints to Compiler

I'm using Pandoc and LuaLaTeX and have organized my project into several dozen LaTeX embedded Markdown documents into a final output document. Effectively, each chapter is a document and combined with ...
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Show definition of \NewDocumentEnvironment

xparse provides \GetDocumentEnvironmentArgSpec to examine the argument specification of a defined environment (and similarly for commands and showing on the terminal). However, I would like to be able ...
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How to debug and fix error: Use of \label@optarg doesn't match its definition

I've been having a very bad time lately with the errors produced by this main.tex MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{ctable} \usepackage{sectsty} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{hyperref}...
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How to exit from a latexmk build?

In the following example, I don't know how to exit from the build process: ? ! Interruption. ^Cl.1917347403 ? ! Interruption. ^Cl.1931472264 ? x ! Interruption. ^Cl....
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Error `Display math should end with $$. $$$\backslash` [Bibliography]

While adding references in my thesis paper, I copied the following bibtex from google scholar: @article{bhattacharya2017fuzzy, title={Fuzzy independent topological spaces generated by fuzzy $$$\...
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Error `Missing \endcsname inserted` (Bibliography, bibtex)

While adding references in my thesis paper, I copied the following BibTex from google scholar: @article{aygunoǧlu2009introduction, title={Introduction to fuzzy soft groups}, author={Ayg{\"...
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Automatically bisect latex file for debugging

If I have hard to interpret error messages in a latex file, I comment out half of the file, compile, see if it works or not and so on and find the problematic part by successive bisections. Is there ...
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Print macros call stack [duplicate]

Can one print call stack of latex macros? I want to know from where my macro is called.
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Strange ```tableofcontents```error in XeTeX

I am currently typesetting a book with XeTeX and there's a strange error in overleaf: \alloc@ ...else \errmessage {No room for a new #2} \fi \fi l.41 ...
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Conflict between microtype and syntax packages

While using the syntax package together with microtype, I stumbled on a strange error: Missing font identifier.<to be read again>\chardef <TEST> ::= ` Missing number, treated as zero.<...
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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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Why does this Tikz-picture lead into an infinite loop? [closed]

Somehow the following Latex-Code does not finish compiling in TexStudio, at least on my PC. (It leads to an infinite building-process, I hope it is clear what I mean.) Could you please explain me what ...
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Overleaf, where to find missing { or output.gls?

I am working on a document in LaTex with overleaf when I noticed this error: <to be read again> \let l.21 ...entrycounter[]{page}\glsnumberformat{18}}} ...
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Tikz: Showing all node names (for debugging)?

Is there an easy way to show the name of all nodes, say, in a scope? Without having to assign explicit styles to the nodes? (Context: complex figure, broken down in lots of subcommands, not feasible ...
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Texstudio failure to view TikZ output compiled by XeLaTeX

Texsudio successfully shows the result of the following MWE compiled by pdfLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. \documentclass[tikz, border = 3pt]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[draw] (...
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Cannot make the columns evenly distributed. What's the reason?

Dear experienced friends, I met a strange bug when I tried to draw a table. As shown in the picture, I wish I can make all the columns 4,5,6,1,2,3 evenly distributed. However, the width of 6 is always ...
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afterpage package and verse environment cause troubleshooting

I use both afterpage package and verse environment in my document. So, when a verse environment comes just after an \afterpage command rendering, an unwanted linebreak occurs after the first verse. As ...
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How to get type of reference (eg. if it is @book, @article, ...) from citefield in biblatex?

I want to see title, year, abstract and type of a reference (eg. if it is book, article, ...) in citation in my draft (to be able to check if it is correct (for debugging;) ), I have many references). ...
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Image bug in overleaf

I was programing in overleaf, and after i added a new image and recompilate, all my other images just bugged. How can i fix this?
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How to build a LuaTeX binary with debug info?

I would like to build a binary of LuaTeX with debug info, so that it can be run inside a debugger (like gdb) and one can step through the program in terms of the source code. My goal is to debug the ...
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Same Latex source file but receive different result after compiling

I'm using Latex to typeset a big file, which i need to include 2 sub-files \input{titres/remerciements.tex} \input{titres/resume.tex} The 2 files are in French and there is already the declaration ...
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Increasing separation between body and footnotes when using KOMA

I have tried \skip\footins=2\baselineskip and it works; but now on page 4 my page number is set in a different font (apparently Latin Modern) than my main font! What must I add or change to avoid ...
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Why does printing an array cause lualatex to freeze?

The following MWE sends lualatex into an infinite loop on my machine: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{luacode*} start = {42}; \end{luacode*} \begin{document} \directlua{tex....
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Can anyone produce a minimal working example of listings in Beamer?

I'm trying out the solution in : Lstlisting Python but in Beamer. And no matter what I write, it throws me like a thousand errors: I thoroughly checked. There is no missing } My code is literally (...
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Overfull hbox due to `glossaries-extra`

As identified based on another of my questions here. Warnings like Overfull \hbox (28.00505pt too wide) in alignment at lines 46--46 seem to be produced when using the glossaries-extra package. Here ...
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locate overfull hbox in alignment

I fail to locate the exact position of the origin of the final 4 Overfull \hbox (36.55566pt too wide) in alignment at lines 343--343 warnings in my document. My document is uses several \subimport*{}...
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How to debug issue where LaTeX refuses to produce more than 7 pages? [closed]

I consider myself quite experienced in this field by now. But today I am totally stumped. I have a .tex file where LaTeX truncates anything after page 7. It used to be that I had a \newpage in the ...
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Previously working code now gives "Argument of \put has an extra }" after TeXLive/MiKTeX reinstall

I realize this might not be as detailed as expected, but I'm working on a series of books (meaning I have subfiles and many different packages loaded). Turns out I'm running short of space in my C ...
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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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Overwritten global Lua variables "attempt to index a NN value"

I have a Lua file (too old to remember what I did exactly) that includes this line: local arg_cnt = debug.getinfo(formatter).nparams which triggers an error with the message attempt to index a ...
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how to debug runaway argument?

How do I figure out what line the latex starts looking for a missing brace or..... I would prefer not to include my latex code Excluding 'comment' comment.) Runaway argument? ! File ended while ...
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How to fix spacing issues? [duplicate]

Might be a waste of time, but how do I debug excess space that appears in resulting pdf? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-XLQ3t5EINC4ZAs9kk7q5tpM77gpCMjd/view?usp=sharing, https://drive.google.com/...
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Blank line between equation and theorem statement

I need to end a paragraph with an equation before the statement of a theorem, but I get an unnecessary blank line. How can I remove it? Looks like the problem lies within the "thmtools" and &...
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background package causes tikz error when verbatim page breaks

The background package causes a tikz error with verbatim I have a few lines of of text within begin/end verbatim, and normally this would just break over a page where needed, however, when I use the ...
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labels with debug information [duplicate]

On macOS, I tried the following: \begin{tikzpicture} \pie{47/Rice,32/Wheat,22/Other} \end{tikzpicture} What I observe is not what I expect with labels: It is like there is some debug info attached to ...
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What is wrong with this alignment?

What is wrong with this alignment? Context: First, apologies for the lengthy post. So I'm using the alignment environment for the first time in my LaTex article document, but not with much success. ...
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How can I automatically draw frames around all elements on a page?

Fine-tuning the layout and spacing of elements in a document is often a guessing game. It would be great if LaTeX could display the spatial extensions of all elements (float, subfigure, minipage, ...
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Debugging Badboxes

I am currently working on a document where I get a lot of badboxes, unfortunately I don't get any information on where does badboxes occur (apart form the file). How can I find these badboxes ...
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Why is my proof not working with a matrix?

I was writing up a proof on a LaTex article, which required me to utilise a number of matrices in it. However, I quickly discovered that when I hit \end{proof}, at the end of my proof, it would not ...
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Adding figures using inkscape and

I was searching about how to add inkscape diagrams to LaTeX file. And I found this blog from a student who is using incscape and LaTeX for taking lecture notes. Coming to my issue: I loaded packages ...
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"\pgfsyspdfmark{pgfid1}{8899518}{14980839}" [closed]

I copy pasted the following code and it run perfectly well. But in my main tex file, it showed the error message.Sorry I don't have the MWE because I don't know how to recreate it. \documentclass{...
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Why does LaTeX trigger a font warning when I don't even use that font and how can I trace it down to an input file?

My first question is, when exactly does LaTeX trigger a font warning? I suspect, it is in the moment when I request a font through \sffamily or \selectfont, correct? This is why \documentclass{article}...
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Why is this image not appearing where it should in this code?

I was trying to write an article in laTex and I attempted to incorporate the following image: I wrote the following code - you can ignore the substance of the text in the code, that is out of context,...
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