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pdflatex | Error when compiling

I installed Miktex version 22.1 on my Mac Monterey. Since then I get the error message Sorry, but pdflatex did not succeed. even if I try a simple pdflatex -v. By looking into the log files it tries ...
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"! File ended while scanning use of \@lbibitem" error while citing an article

I am getting the following error (marked as "runaway argument?") while citing an article: {\citenamefont {{Abbott}}\ \emph {et~al.}(2020)\citenamefont {{Abbott\ETC. ! File ended while ...
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Undefine Control Error in latex

Undefined control sequence. ...\em Компьютерная оптика The following error shown in the .bbl file \newblock {\em Компьютерная оптика}, 41(4).
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NiceArray unknown issue

I'm trying to compile the simplest MWE with NiceArray environment from nicematrix package \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nicematrix} \begin{document} \[ \begin{NiceArray}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 ...
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LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item - Unsure, why?

What am I doing wrong? (I am very new to LaTeX, and this is my 1st question, pls forgive my ignorance) \section*{TERM 2} \textbf{10 weeks} (30 hrs) \begin{itemize} \...
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Brackets and circumflex in TikZ coordinate calculations [duplicate]

What's the difference between \draw[domain=-3:2] plot(\x,{-0.07*(\x)^4+1.51*(\x)^3-9.58*(\x)^2+23.94*(\x)-17.59}); and \draw[domain=-3:2] plot(\x,{-0.07*\x^4+1.51*\x^3-9.58*\x^2+23.94*\x-17.59}); ? ...
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How can I fix this beamer presentation error?

I am making a beamer presentation that has some tikzpictures and pgfplots and I get this error : >Illegal parameter number in definition of \beamer@doifinframe. I tried adding fragile in \begin{...
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PythonTex Error : No such file or directory on VSCode

\documentclass{ltjsarticle} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{pycode} def fizbuz(n): for i in range(1, n+1): if i % 3 == 0: print("fiz", end=' ') else: ...
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Latex LaTex error : "Missing } inserted"

I have written this: but latex gives me the error "Missing } inserted", i tried some stuff but everytime latex gives me this. Can you help me please ?
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Overleaf Why PDF Rendering Error for any projects?

I am facing the issue of PDF Rendering Error for basically any projects I am making in Overleaf, including blank proejcts. This is the source code I am using: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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PDF Rendering Error

I have some files in Overleaf. When I want to compile it on my laptop I received some error as follows: PDF Rendering Error: Something went wrong while rendering this PDF. But I can compile it on my ...
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Cases error $ is added

I have read all the posts on this error that I can find. None of the solutions end up with the correct layout that this code does (left aligned, a=1 in rear). My issue is that it throws a $ added ...
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Missing } inserted \subfile{} Error message

I keep getting this error message on my main .tex file. It reads: Missing }.\subfield{2chaptertwo.tex}. I have a separate .tex file for each chapter (including one that is entitled 2chaptertwo.tex. ...
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don't understand a particular error message I'm getting

When I type $$ A_n\ =\ \left\{\begin{array}{ccc} [\hskip.017in 0,1\hskip.017in] & {} & n\ {\rm is\ even} \\ [\hskip.017in -1,0\hskip.017in] & {} & n\ {\rm is\ odd} \\ \end{array}\right....
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Error when using the els-cas template in Texmaker

I'm quite new to the els-cas-dc template in LaTeX. I want to submit a paper to Elsevier, thus I downloaded the "els-cas-templates" package. Specifically, my paper is a two column paper so I'...
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Simplefonts module issue with texlive 2022 (context)

With old versions of texlive I had no problem with simplefonts module but after installing the new version (texlive 2022) errors appears when adding the module tex error > tex error on line ...
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Error with package diffcoeff

When loading the diffcoeff package, even in very basic examples, I'm getting a repeated error that wasn't there a few weeks ago. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks! Here is the MWE: \...
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Fatal Error in Overleaf

I have been using LaTeX Overleaf for around one year now, and I am currently working on an English project, but after I made some subsubsubsections, suddenly the compiler crashed, and when I undid the ...
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\longdivision using [separators in work = false] generates a Missing number error

I’ve spent a bit trying to debug this, but wanted to make sure it wasn’t a known bug before killing myself. I’m trying to use the \longdivision{} command in a LaTeXit equation. It’s alone in the ...
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Using two packages with tons of commands having same names

I write a review paper in which various coathors are willing to insert equations from their prior works. Their latex manuscripts seem to use incompatible packages. In particular, the qcircuit package ...
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Missing \endcsname inserted. due to conflict between biblatex and underscore

I encounter the "Missing \endcsname inserted" error when I have both biblatex and underscore packages. I need both for my text. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \...
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Why compiling errors disappear after deleting cache?

I am working on my thesis and, all of sudden, overleaf didn't want to compile and showed a lot of compiling errors. I deleted the cache clicking on the option in the bottom right corner and then it ...
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pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found / Miktex does not build formats

Im using Windows 10 pro, and I installed both MikTeX (basic-miktex-22.3-x64) and Texmaker (Texmaker_5.1.3_Win_x64). When I try to build any .tex file in Texmaker it gives me the error: pdflatex -...
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Using Latex on win10

I just installed basic-miktex-22.3-x64 on C:\Miktex and then installed Texmaker_5.1.3_Win_x64, when I tried to run this: I get on Could not start the command. "C:/MiKTeX 2.9/miktex/bin/x64/latex....
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Import seems to fail with TexStudio after reinstallation. Why?

I reinstalled Texsudio on a new SSD yesterday. After that I only encounter problems, Nothing changed to my actual MikTex installation, which has always been on my boot disk. E.g. when I import my ...
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environment subfigure undefined

I want to place two images side by side and I have seen LaTeX figures side by side but one of the answers give me the Environment subfigure undefined error and I haven't the slightest idea why. The ...
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How do I disable scrollmode in Tex Maker?

As answered by David Carlisle in this thread: Texmaker - Where to type 'H' for help? David states that \scrollmode is on not allowing the user to interact with the error message after the ...
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Error in making table with multiple columns

I try to make a table with more than two columns as follows \begin{center}\begin{tabular}{cc} Sub & $A_i$ & $B_i$ & $C_i$ & $D_i$ & $E_i$ & $F_i$ & $G_i$ & $H_i$ \\ ...
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Overleaf: PDF causing compilation timeout (due to an infinite loop)

I just added a PDF in my Overleaf project (created by myself from Samsung Notes, never had a problem before) and adding this pdf using \includepdf[pages=-]{Tp12.pdf} (see pictures below) with \...
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Error : Missing $ inserted in \begin{cases} and basic questions?

\newpage \section*{Basics} \begin{definition} [\textsc{Pochhammer}-Symbol] The \textsc{Pochhammer-Symbol} with $(a;q)_n$ is an expression in combinatorics, which is defined as \...
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How to add label to bent arrow? [closed]

I use this code: \begin{tikzpicture} \node[place, accepting, label=above:$p_1^1$] (p11) at (-3,0) {}; \node[transition, minimum width=1.5mm, ...
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Can't colour the right rows table

I have made a table with a table generator. I want the two first rows to be white, the following row to be grey and white intermittently. This is the code I generated: Preamble: (long since this is a ...
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Pgfmath code conflict

I am using the following code, and it works except for the custom macro \QuadraticEquations. However, it works in a stand alone file. Am I missing something obvious? \documentclass{article} \...
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"Missing { inserted" in DeclarePairedDelimiter [duplicate]

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\abs}{\left|}{\right|} \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\absl}{\lvert}{\rvert} \begin{document} $\abs{\cdot}$ $\absl{\...
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"Emergency stop" error in an original document after copying it (Overfleaf)

I have a big problem with my LaTeX project. I haven't modified it for 15 hours (worked before !), just copied it to get the same template in another project, and now the original document stopped ...
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New environment gives "File ended while scanning use of \thmt@collect@body."

In the code below, I use starred theorems through some macros and commands. \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amssymb,amsthm,amsmath,xparse} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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"Missing $ inserted " error while using algorithm2e

Hello Latex Community, I'm writing an algorithm but the TEX maker is showing an error "missing $ inserted error in the last line of the algorithm (\end{algorithm})!!! Could you please help me !! ...
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“\end occurred when \ifnum ... was incomplete” with both tikz and luatexja

The following MCE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} % \usepackage{luatexja} \begin{document} \tikz{\coordinate[yshift=\the\ht\strutbox];} \end{document} compiles without anything suspect but,...
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How to locate the line of "Invalid UTF-8 byte or sequence at line ..."?

In my report.log I have plenty of these messages: (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/xstring/xstring.sty (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/xstring/xstring.tex \integerpart=\count405 ...
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Some align mistake [duplicate]

A question why I get this error when I use align? My code is the following \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \...
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Package CJK Error: Invalid character code

Today, I use another computer to run my .tex. The console shows the following error. But, I can run the same file on my foemer PC. After diagnosing, I find the problem which is marked below. If I ...
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Problem with Poker packages

I want to display playing cards in my document, but none of the poker packages I've tried are working (\usepackage{poker} nor \usepackage{pst-poker}). I am, in fact, able to compile (using XeLaTeX) ...
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You can't use `\unskip' in vertical mode

So I have this strange error You can't use `\unskip' in vertical mode in springer latex template. For whatever reason, this is caused by the blank line before the last \end{proof}. Not sure how ...
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Receiving this error in latex for "missing $ inserted" and that "You need to enclose all mathematical expressions.."

This is latex Overleaf and I'm receiving this error with no idea on how to fix it edit: Here is the code \begin{definition}[Dirichlet Character] Any map $\chi:(\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})* \rightarrow \...
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installing labbook template or package with chronological + experiment indices

So I have started the research for my Masters thesis and I would like to keep an electronic lab book in LaTex. I am using texlive and tex studio for writing. I have discovered a labbook package on ...
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Undefined control sequence \IfFormatAtLeastTF

I am using \RequirePackage{expkv/expkv-opt,expkv/expkv-def} in my sty file. But when I run my tex file I am getting the following error. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.18 (TeX Live 2017/...
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problem when inserting figure: "dfTeX error: pdflatex (file ./billeder/Metodeteori/nmr_spectra_ny.png): libpng: internal error"

When I insert a figure in LaTex I get this error: dfTeX error: pdflatex (file ./billeder/Metodeteori/nmr_spectra_ny.png): libpng: internal error. I have checked that the file is correctly uploaded, in ...
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Origin of Lua Error

If a lualatex compilation breaks with/at this terminal output: (/usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/utilities/pgfkeysfiltered.c ode.tex))[\directlua]:1: attempt to call a nil value (...
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Float [H] not working // Two-column problem // Various errors

I am currently writing my PhD thesis, and have been looking for a solution of the two stated problem below for hours, when I finally decided to ask the question in front of the "pros". :) ...
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Custom environment for tcolorbox not working with certain option

I have trouble defining a custom environment for a tcolorbox equation environment. When I define an environment for my tcolorbox with ams align Option I get the error: LaTeX Error: \begin{tcolorbox} ...
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