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Suppress a low-level error message in LuaTeX

Using LuaTeX it is possible to customize low-level error messages produced directly by TeX, such as the undefined control sequence error, or bad number etc. Here is the code that David Carlisle wrote ...
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Live TeX Utility 'Unable to find a valid update server' error message

When I open the TeX Live Utility (version 1.34), the following message appears: Unable to find a valid update server. According to a previous thread, the solution is to wait it out until the server ...
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Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex

I have the feeling this must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with search... When I run the following test file \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \pdfmapfile{+rotis....
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File l3backend-pdftex.def Not Found, even after installing l3backend

I've seen the previous threads on this error such as this thread and this and carried out the instructions here. So that being said, I've installed l3backend through MikTex Console and I still receive ...
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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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Corrupt PDF with \includegraphics

I'm trying to include an image that is in .pdf format within my document. I am including lots of images in my real document with others displaying correctly: I need to retain their high quality hence ...
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Is it possible to find which specific index entry fails texindy?

I have a document which causes the following error in texindy: Processing index... WARNING: Would replace complete index key by empty string, ignoring # '' :again NIL> ERROR: CHAR: index ...
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Color package causing 3 errors for each table environment instance in document

So, whenever I try to use color/xcolor package, the whole document throws the following three errors for each instance of table environment, I have no clue why. If I comment out the line where I am ...
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MikTeX issue after update: initexmf.exe

I have the same problem as stated in this post. After updating MikTeX I am unable to compile LaTex files that contain \includegraphics{}. The temporary fix from Joseph Wright solved the problem. My ...
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unable to produce a tikzpicture with less than 2000 line segments

I'm using another language to generate a latex file, specifically a document with a tikz picture. The picture contains about 2000 straight line segments, (+ nodes) but it produces the error ! TeX ...
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Can hyper be used in TikZ graphs and, if so, how?

I am trying to compile the example from page 390 of the TikZ manual. \RequirePackage{luatex85} \documentclass[border=10pt,multi,tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{graphdrawing,graphs} \begin{document} ...
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LYx 2.2. (Cannot view the file pdf)

I get this error when trying to view the file: The external program pdflatex finished with an error ... check the logs. (I am using LyX 2.2.0 Windows 7)
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Texmaker error "File not found" when using a "build" subdirectory for output files

I am using Texmaker in Ubuntu and have a file that worked when compiling using Quickbuild: LaTeX + Bib(la)tex + LaTeX (x2) + dvips + ps2pdf + View PDF. In order to tidy up my directory I picked the ...
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Trace errors when using \include

I'm writting my thesis and decided to divide my main .tex file into different files containing the chapters using \include. However, when I compile my main file the error logs don't take me to the ...
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Error while compiling: "Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex"

I know that a lot of people have already done this question but, I've tried everything said in the answers but nothing works! I'm trying to use TeXMaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 2.9 but, when I try to compile ...
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How to ignore undefined references (e.g. when temporarily commenting out whole chapters)?

I'm working on a fairly large document, and compilation times are somewhat annoying. My general workflow is to use: latexmk in continuous mode to compile the document (pdflatex), and rubber-info on ...
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! Dimension too large in pgf

I have no familiarity with TEX, PGF, etc -- but somebody was kind enough to offer me code to produce something I'd like to use. Unfortunately, I get a Dimension too large error when I run the ...
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Why does ConTeXt fail to compile when using custom fonts and a bulleted list?

\starttypescript[serif] [titillium] \definefontsynonym[Serif] [file:Titillium-Regular] \definefontsynonym[SerifBold] [file:Titillium-Bold] \...
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Change with Adobe Pro a PDF document generated with LaTeX

I have produced a PDF with LaTeX and now need to change something within Adobe Pro (being able to do so is a requirement by an editor). If I open the document within Adobe Pro and want to change some ...
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texshade: Error ! Paragraph ended before \inf@@get was complete

I am trying to get multiple alignments to render with texshade but it seems that there is a problem with the package. When trying to use a file the following is output to the console: Runaway ...
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TexShop 4.50+ won't open

I am using TexShop 4.44 on a MacBook Pro, under Catalina, with no problems. But when I try to upgrade to any of the newer versions, they won't open. What to do?
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beamer \usetheme madrid

I do not understand why this minimal example does not work with me : \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} \begin{frame} toto \end{frame} \end{document} The error says : ...
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I get the error " You can't use `\prevdepth` in horizontal mode" while using `algorithm2e` package

I use a separate .tex file for every section in my document. One of these documents require an algorithm to be written. I use algorithm2e package to do so. Here is my MWE (algorithm is taken from this ...
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Error: Output routine didn't use all of \box255

I get this error message for my footer: \begin{textblock*}{0.9cm}(3.5cm,9.25cm) \raggedleft {\usebeamercolor[fg]{title in head/foot}\usebeamerfont{title in head/foot} \hspace*{10cm}{\textbf{IEB}\...
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Compiler says that \hbar is invalid in math mode, but I can't figure out what I should be using instead -- all the sources say \hbar?

The line is $E = \frac{\hbar^2}{2I}J(J+1)$ and the error code is "LaTeX Warning: Command \hbar invalid in math mode on input line 55." Current packages: gensymb, amsmath, csquotes, placeins, ...
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How to redefine path for replacing its content (e.g. sensitive data) with a placeholder in different contexts?

The solution using xparse with the following redefinition (see redefine path with trailing backslash) \RenewDocumentCommand\path{v}{hidden for privacy} does not seem to work in all contexts. For ...
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patch failed error for ACL 2020 sty file in overleaf pro

How should I fix this tex/overleaf error? It pertains to the following piece of code below in acl2020.sty file. % DK/IV: Workaround for annoying hyperref pagewrap bug \RequirePackage{etoolbox} \...
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org-latex-export-to-pdf preamble appearing in main body

There appears to be a problem with how org-mode (or my configuration, maybe?) is handling latex documents. Here is the sample file that I'm trying to export: \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper, twoside]{...
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Dimensions too large in smooth decorated plot

Why do I get a dimension too large error in the following example and how can I fix it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Add to y error bar and error ellipse.Help me please

''' \savedata{\myData}[ 0.49328505454e+003 4.49778525251e+003 0.49584934756e+003 4.49579821639e+003 0.49334314462e+003 4.49720809875e+003 0.49389975903e+003 4.49785443271e+003 ] ...
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! LaTeX3 Error: Backend request inconsistent with engine: using 'pdfmode' (LaTeX3) backend

I just got a new computer and when I try to compile any file on the freshly download miktex I get the error provided below and the subject line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. \...
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Fixing Beamer Turkish Translation

the document translator-numbers-dictionary-Turkish.dict contains a typo in the command \providetranslation{Four}{D\"[o}rt} which should be corrected as \providetranslation{Four}{D\"{o}rt} It is ...
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How to read and fix latex errors?

So if I get an error of the form Argument of \beamer@decodegobble has an extra }. <inserted text> \par l.309 \end{frame} I've run across a `}' that doesn't seem to match ...
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Problem with breqn

The minimal example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{breqn} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \sigma_n(z) = \sum_{ k = 0 }^{ \lfloor ...
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Plot data file `graficas.tkzfonct.table` not found

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{color} ...
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miktex-makemf did not succeed

I have these problems: Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again: C:\Users\giuli\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex\log\miktex-...
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How correct redefine itemize environment

I try to do automatical tagging of lists. It seems,that my code works almost wonderful in all environments,but for itemize i get tagpdf error,that i haven't any structure in structure stack. Also it ...
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Many problems with TexStudio bibliography!

Using current TexStudio (installed two days ago). I have set TexStudio configuration as follows: Build default bibliography is set to "Biber" and I have set Build & View (shortcut) to txs:///...
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Package guit with ltugboat gives an error

This MWE % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[final]{ltugboat} \usepackage{guit} \begin{document} It worked a week ago \GuITmeeting[style=inline,year=2019]! \end{document} gives this error ...
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LaTeX error using LyX: Missing \begin{document}

I am using LyX as a LaTeX editor. I have a little file in my computer compiling normally in an old LyX version. Now I have a new computer and installed the latest LyX version (Lyx 2.3.4, 12 Jan 2020). ...
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Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option ps2pdf when building with pdflatex

I realize this has come up repeatedly before. My use case does not have any explicit driver selection and is as simple as it can possibly be, so none of the prior answers I've found seem applicable, ...
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Latest texlive 2019 update broke files with novel class

The example files supplied with the novel class package and my own files using this package no longer compile (lualatex) after the latest update. There are everything ok with Texlive 2018 and before ...
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"Missing $ inserted" error

\[ \begin{cases} $ {x_1}^{(1)} =1,25 + 0,25 \cdot 0,68 - 0,375 \cdot 0,89 = 1,09$ \\${x_2}^{(1)} = -1,2 \cdot 1,1 + 0,3 \cdot 0,89 = - 0,71 $ \\ ${x_3}^{(1)} = 2+ 0,4 \cdot 1,1 -0,6 \cdot 0,68 =2,03$ ...
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Error in PSTricks package

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} I compile my document using latex --> dvips --> ps2pdf. When I come to the ...
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how to remove these errors in my tex presentation slides?

Can somebody help in removing errors from this file? \documentclass[10pt,xcolor=svgnames]{beamer} %\documentclass{article} %usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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LaTeX Error: Too many symbol fonts declared. zed-csp

I am writing my current journal paper using Software: Practice and Experience Template. I need to use some Z notations. Therefore, I am using zed-csp package \documentclass[AMA,STIX1COL]{WileyNJD-v2} ...
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Argument of \@tempf has an extra }. Runaway argument?

In one of my figures I have the following caption, that calls the \citeasnoun command. Unfortunately that leads to a warning/error and I am not sure why. The latex code that I'm using: \caption{A ...
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How to deal with the Package lipsum Package expl3 too old error without losing my work?

I was compiling a template and I got this error: ! Package lipsum Package expl3 too old. so I was wondering if there is a way to update the expl3 package but without losing my previous work, since ...
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Externalize Tikz picture result in error 'pdflatex -holt-on-error but shell escape is used

I am trying to externalize tikz-picture by using the externalize library. I am using Miktex 2.9. I activate the external feature by using \tikzexternalize and also tried \tikzexternalize[shell ...
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What causes fatal errors and why TeX cannot produce any file if it occurs?

Besides the regular errors, there are fatal errors, like Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! I have seen them happen when TeX capacity exceeds, the mysterious seac (see Automatically ...
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