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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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Converting an overleaf text into Latex [duplicate]

I have written a paper in Overleaf. I can't convert it into a LaTeX file. Is there any special way to do that. For example the document class is \documentclass[graybox]{svmult} but in LaTeX it has not ...
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Random errors show up when I insert a bibliography

When I include at the bottom of my latex file the code \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{Bibliography} I get the following errors in my Log file (note my Latex compiles with no errors when I ...
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Missing number, treated as zero - what did I read

OK, guys I wanted to compile a simple thing that usually works and on the line: [\sum\sub{\gamma \in \Delta}c\sub{\gamma}h\sub{\gamma}, x\sub{\alpha\sub{1}}] \equals 0 LaTeX says "missing number,...
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pdflatex: Command for pdflatex gave return code 1, but not error in log file

When I build my project using a Makefile I get this: (see the transcript file for additional information) Output written on build/report.pdf (51 pages). SyncTeX written on build/report.synctex.gz. ...
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\tl_gput_right:Nx with argument containing \par causing error after a list

I accidentally ran into this issue and don't understand why this happens. Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} %% OK Text \ExplSyntaxOn \tl_gput_right:Nx \l_tmpa_tl {...
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Patch \input in tabular if on a recent LaTeX

I am trying to implement a workaround for the error I get when inputting a table as external file in a file using \input. The code snippet below works for this purpose: \IfFileExists{filename} \...
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"Illegal parameter number in definition of \reserved@a" following \IfFileExists

I tried to use a switch \IfFileExists to define a command differently, but I get the illegal parameter error. I am running LaTeX from TeX Live 2021. A minimal example is: \documentclass[12pt,fleqn]{...
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`Missing = inserted for \ifnum` Error During Compilation

I know this question has been asked many times before. There are many similar questions but I failed to solve mine. During compilation, I'm getting the following error message: ./thesis.tex:41: ...
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`\newenvironment` throwing errors

I defined an environment: % Custom environment % \begin{subeqns}[eq:label] % ... % \end{subeqns} \newenvironment{subeqns}[1][] { \begin{subequations} \ifthenelse{\isempty{#1}}{}{\label{#...
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Overleaf error messages when compiling with \begin{align*} and \end{align*} and using \bm{\varphi}

I'm getting error messages in overleaf such as "Missing } inserted.", "Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.", "Misplaced alignment tab character &.", "Misplaced ...
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hyperref stopped working abruptly

An avid user of hyperref package here. I had been using it for almost all of my documents, and it had been working just fine, until today, when all of a sudden, all my files that have \usepackage{...
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Chemformula giving Missing number, treated as zero error

I've recently installed TeXstudio and MiKteX on a new Windows 11 machine and have been trying to compile some of my old .tex files which uses chemformula: \documentclass[answers, 12pt]{exam} \...
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Failure to include pdf files in a Windows 11 computer using LuaLaTex MikTex, but ok in Windows 10

I am a reasonably apt LaTeX user, being a local reference to solve problems. However, this baffles me and I could use some help. I already did a lot of checking on both installations, and reinstalled ...
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Is there a \return command to end the current macro?

Is there a \return statement in Latex to end the current macro from being processed? \if some condition \PackageError{mypackage}{main text}{help text} \return \fi I just think it would be more ...
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How to fix Undefined control sequence \caption@setlabelseparator with TexLive 2022?

I am trying to use again the answer from this question of mine from 2019 (Misplaced \noalign. \captionsetup ->\noalign when using \captionsetup inside memoir \legend command) with Tex Live 2022, ...
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Image.png suddenly not found [closed]

Latex compiled fine for me until a second ago, I don't know if I did something (I think not), but suddenly it threw me this error: no image ending in "png" loads. The folder with images is ...
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Error with ctable package after updating MikTex

I had a tex file that was compiling fine until I updated MikTex a few nights ago (I updated in both admin and user modes). I now keep getting the following error when I try to compile: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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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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Can Lua access the traceback/surrounding tokens on error?

Let's say if I have... \documentclass{article} \errorcontextlines=10000 \def\c{1 \errorerror 2} \def\b{3 \c 4} \def\a{5 \b 6} 7 \a 8 I can see the traceback on the console... ! Undefined control ...
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Missing number error in pgfplot [closed]

I got a weird error when I use add yshift=-1mm to my plot. The error does not appear when I use positive value. The shift works, but looking at the red error is really annoying. Can anyone suggest a ...
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Latex No Files found

I do not know what happened. I tried everything I found on line. The problem is as follows: If I include \addbibresource{example.bib}, Latex stops recognizing any files. It doesn't matter what is in ...
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luatex doesn't stop on error on Windows, but does on ubuntu

I use TeXworks on Win7 (Version 0.6.5, MikTex 21.1) and TeXworks on Ubuntu (Version 0.6.5, "launchpad"). And I have a tex file with an error (undeclared control sequence). Running luatex (1....
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Aligns: missing $ inserted and other severe errors

I got some fatal error from my code: \begin{align} a_{n+1}-a_{n} &= \frac{1}{n+2}\left(1+\frac{1}{2} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n+1} \right) - \frac{1}{n+1} \left(1+\frac{1}{2} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n} \...
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No Output PDF Produced

I'm using TeXShop to produce a PDF file of a .tex file, and my professor can produce an output, but I cannot. I assume it has something to do with garamondx, but I believe I installed it correctly. To ...
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Include fails but input succeeds for the same file?

The issue I'm learning about including multiple files into a latex document to have a more organised flow, and right off the bat I've come across a situation where the include command fails where the ...
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tex studio giving compile errors

I'm pretty new to using LaTex and currently I'm trying to use longtable in my document. This is the code from @Zarko in this article : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper, margin=10mm]{...
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Package pgf error overleaf

I don't understand why I have this error can you help me? \documentclass[mathtools,amsmath,frenchb,12pt,oneside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{listings,amssymb,babel,tikz,tkz-tab,fontenc,fancyhdr,...
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LaTeX Warnings: `' multiply defined and `@cref' multiply defined

By compiling a LaTeX file, I get the following messages: `' multiply defined And `@cref' multiply defined What could be generating this and how to fix it? Here is (a sample of) my code: \...
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biblatex: \nocite{*} causes TeX capacity exceeded

I am using \nocite{*} to create a typeset bibliography of the complete contents of all my .bib files. Under Ubuntu 18 (TexLive 2017), this worked perfectly and gave a 200 page document. Now Ubuntu ...
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Math macro with \left can only be used in math mode error

I use \eq{} and \eq*{} instead of \begin and \end equation. \def\eq{\@ifstar\@eq\@eeq} \def\@eq#1{\begin{equation*}\begin{split}#1\end{split}\end{equation*}} \def\@eeq#1{\begin{equation}\begin{split}#...
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Runaway argument? ! Paragraph ended before \inf@@get was complete with texshade

I am trying to visualise the sample alignment file distributed with texshade but keep getting this error: Runaway argument? ! Paragraph ended before \inf@@get was complete. I am running it with the ...
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I get an undefined control sequence with end{titlepage} and end{center}

Whenever I run my titlepage code in my dissertation, I get that both the second \end{center} and \end{titlepage} give me an undefined control sequence error. I have no idea what is causing this error ...
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Missing { inserted. [...mathrel{\stackon[-5pt]{$\in$}{$\widetilde$}] on a question

For this question How to set more separation for certain latex symbols I have given this code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{stackengine} \begin{document} \[ ...
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Error when inserting figure in latex (Thesis)

I am writing a thesis on the latex file provided by the university. And I cannot insert the figure, there are 3 errors when compiling. Here is the short version of the latex file: \documentclass[12pt,...
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Missing $ inserted error in overleaf

I tried a lot but was not able to solve these 14 errors, but only once was the message sowing missing $inserted. I was not able to source it to the main document, so it just directed me to the main....
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Reference list is indented in first line

so I manually did my bibliography/references page and I'm coming across a slight problem. \begin{thebibliography}{10} \bibitem{1}Azih, Chioma Austin-Mona. “Analysis of Factors Contributing to ...
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Plain TeX input Tikz package not found

I ran \input tikz.tex \bye and the Tikz package is not found This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (TeX Live 2021/MacPorts 2021.58693_2) (preloaded format=pdftex) restricted \write18 ...
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How to install missing fonts?

I am using the basic TeX install on MacOS to compile a document and obtained this error mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; ; nonstopmode; input arial' failed to make arial.tfm. ...
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Overleaf: Line break gives overfull/underfull warning

I am inserting line breaks as follows. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \\ New paragraph \\ Another new paragraph For every new paragraph, Overleaf gives a warning. This is either of the two, sometimes ...
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How can I create this environment

I really want to have my environment to look like this: Also, I saw these environments from the book linear algebra done right, which @Jinwen informed me about. I was wondering how would I create ...
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Error while using DeclarePairedDelimiter

I encounter an error while using my \norm command in conjunction with my \LpOmega command as an optional argument: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\Norm}{\lVert}...
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Frame ended while scanning use of \frame

Why does this work...? \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \title{Title} \subtitle{Subtitle} \author{Me} \begin{document} \frame{\titlepage} \section{References} \begin{thebibliography}{plain}...
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Defining the correct file path for previews

I am using Texworks. I have read several answers here, but none of them specifically help. In short, due to my work's IP, I have to save everything I create on an external server. This seems ...
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How to fix LaTeX errors with "I found no \bibdata command---while reading file Manuscript.aux"?

When I run LaTeX on my file "manuscript.tex", where I don't call any bibliography file like "manuscript.bib" but rather include bibliography items within the source document itself ...
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\bool_set:Nn setting variable to itself gives error

I have a (recursive) function that accepts a bool as an argument and first copies this to some local boolean variable (using grouping so the value is restored after the function call). When making the ...
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unicode-math: How to include multiple font styles and Unicode symbols in a font range?

I need to include multiple Unicode symbols and font styles to be written in the Redacted Script font. However, this code \documentclass{article} \tracinglostchars=3 % Make it an error if a glyph is ...
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! Missing delimiter (. inserted). <to be read again> error

\documentclass[sn-mathphys]{sn-jnl} %\documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} |u|_{p(x)}=\inf\left \{\tau>0;\int_{\Omega}\left|\frac{u}{\tau}\right|^{p(x)}\,dx\leq 1\right\}. \...
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Square brackets throw an error while parentheses don't [duplicate]

Why does the following work \documentclass[answers]{exam} \begin{document} \begin{center} \Large\textbf{ \shortstack{ Assignment 1 \...
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