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VSCode not underlining error line in red when render fails (soft-question)

For some reason after re-installing windows and setting up LaTex on VSCode with the usual Latex workshop extension, when I have an error in my LaTex document there is no longer any squiggly underlined ...
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Extra \endgroup error after transforming \documentclass{article} into \documentclass{revtex4-2}

Can you please help me identify what is wrong with my coding? I've searched online for solutions but I couldn't find a working one. Before, I used article for my \documentclass to complete my thesis. ...
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Issue downloading Revtex using Texstudio and miktex

I am using TeXstudio as my editor, but am having trubles with the following document: \documentclass[aip]{revtex4-1} \begin{document} test \end{document} The MikTex package manager tries to ...
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Missing number, treated as zero (\hspace, I think)

At the outset let me say I am not even a LaTeX beginner - I know almost nothing. I have an .tex file named title.tex which was developed on a Windows platform and is used in an R markdown document ...
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Concatenate a variable with a string in a loop

I want to use subfile within a loop to add new pages to a document, depending on the number of lines in a .txt file. The .txt may look like this: 000100020003 The .tex Subfiles are A0001.tex, A0002....
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Help with Formatting + Lots of Errors

I was typing up a small document of a few equations, and it was really messy trying to get what I wanted. I tried cleaning it up using the gather environment, but I don't know how to properly use it ...
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Removing Picture insertions for Chapters from Template

I'm got this template that gives me errors like this one: LaTeX Error: File `' not found. ‪main.tex, 74‬ The compiler cannot find the file you want to include. Make sure that you have uploaded the ...
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How can I make TeX stop on the first error, but do not stop on \show (or \tl_show:n)?

I want TeX to terminate on any error, because I only care about the first error and so that it finishes faster. Unfortunately, if I use either -interaction=errorstopmode (and run with </dev/null) ...
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Help, cant find 'undefined control sequence' error in tex script

Help, cant find 'undefined control sequence' error in tex script. I run my script frequently and thought I just added sentence and it now cant typeset the script, with error 'undefined control ...
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Delimiter error using nested commands [duplicate]

I'm not an expert on TeX and I've run into a problem. I've been able to condense it into the following minimal working (or rather not working) example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Error with length of list of listofitems and ... in \foreach

While I was answering another question, I found the error ! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted). only when I use ... in a \foreach with a simple operation of the list length: \documentclass{article}...
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Wrong release issue

I am trying to use the animate package, but whenever I include it I get the error You have requested release '2020-10-1' of LaTeX, but only release '2020-02-02' is available. I am using MikTex and ...
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Error producing PDF - Latex pandoc template

I'm writting a pandoc template inspired on iv054-homework-template. I want something like this: The code I use is: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{titlesec} \...
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LaTex error: missing \endcsname inserted. Cannot compile

while editing the citations in a chapter of my thesis I got dozens of errors like the following and can't compile the file to a pdf anymore: *Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Vertical line causes 'dimension too large' error [duplicate]

For the following plot (with time axis) I would like to add a bold, red vertical line at index 2010-01-01. But I always run into a Dimension too large error. How can I solve this issue? Here is the ...
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Errors using \bottomrule when inserting table

EDIT: Added preamble, and it seems \input table worked! When I manually insert the table, rather than input it, I do not get any errors, and it looks nice. However, when I use \input{table.tex}, I get ...
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Argument of \ttl@gmk has an extra }. \begin{thebibliography}{112}

I have this errors that is making me mad: Argument of \ttl@gmk has an extra }. \begin{thebibliography}{112} and then also Paragraph ended before \ttl@gmk was complete. \begin{thebibliography}{112}. ...
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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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suppress small hbox errors

I would like to get a list of the really bad hbox errors (say 20pt + too wide) in my document. Is there a way to suppress the smaller errors? I have a really large file and looking through the log ...
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Error message: undefined control sequence \includegraphics

I am running the following code in R: tmp <- mtcars[, c("mpg", "hp")] # create a list with individual variables # remove missing and rescale tmp_list <- lapply(tmp, na.omit) ...
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How to force LaTeX to error when an \include file is missing/misspelled?

The only file which was meant to be compiled in my Main.tex was specified by the following line: \include{transformtaion} It was compiled without any error using the following command: pdflatex -...
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Error on Launch - MikTeX Console not working

I just re-installed MiKTeX for the same reason, when I try to launch the console I'm prompted with this message: "MiKTeX cannot retrieve attributes for the directory 'G:\USER\program\Instaled\...
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TeX capacity exceeded with several \input in a spreadtab

I use several \input in a spreadtab using the method from this answer in my document until I got this error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [text input levels=15]. I read in the Internet that I can ...
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There is no output in the following LaTeX code

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pst-all} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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hyperref warning: token not allowed in pdf string (Math in section titles)

At the risk of being attacked for asking one of these questions again: Ways to avoid 'Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string' warning Hyperref warning - Token not allowed ...
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Missing { inserted. & Missing } inserted

The code works fine and displays the equations I want but it says that I'm missing "{" and "}" in the \end{align*} line. And I can not find any solutions to it. \begin{align*} ...
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\newfontfamily undefined control sequence

I am producing a latex document in rmarkdown. I want to change the typeface used in the tables. I am following this answer on stack overflow : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54720299/rmarkdown-...
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Unwanted bold text?

I get bold text without using "\textbf{}", how to resolve that?! P.S. I'm using "overleaf" \\ \textbf{"\textbackslash end\{titlepage\}"}:\\ C'est pour << fin de la ...
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understanding mistake: paragraph indentation in newcommand environment [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Tex, and am encountering the following error that I don't understand. I define the following new environment to list selection criteria for a job: \newcommand*{\selcrit}[2] { ...
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tcolorbox inside footnote

I'm wondering if it's possible to put a tcolorbox environment inside a footnote. If I do it, I'll get the error: ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost. The code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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latex error(can only be used in preamble,example of the code) [duplicate]

This is an exemple of the code below. \begin{center} \textbf{UNIVERSITY OF BUEA} \end{center} \vspace{1cm} \noindent \textbf{FACULTY OF SCIENCE \hspace{2.5cm} DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS} \...
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latex error(can only be used in preamble)

goodevening to everyone. please when i try running this code below i always have can only be used at the preamble.Please need your help. \documentclass[12pt,A4,english]{report} \usepackage{setspace} \...
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LyX installation error - Error opening file for writing: C:\Program Files\LyX 2.3\Python\python.exe

trying to install LyX, MikTeX and culmusmiktex and it gives me this error in a pop up window while it tries to install. also when im trying to install culmus, it says installing in progress, then ...
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xkeyval error when using the changes package

I am working on an Analysis textbook with a friend, and am using the changes package, but keep getting the following error: Package xkeyval Error: `remark' undefined in families `Changes@added'. ... \...
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Texstudio returns error

I try to run this beamer in Texstudio. But I encounter, "Undefined control sequence. \end{frame}." The beamer compiles in overleaf but not in Texstudio. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{...
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main.tex .....Missing \endcsname inserted , Extra \endcsname

I tried creating a multi-file project as described in overleaf here, but I get this message main.tex .....Missing \endcsname inserted and this message main.tex... Extra \endcsname for the line ...
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Getting multiple errors using ACM small class in Latex

I am using the following packages (copied from my IEEETransaction latex template): \documentclass[format=acmsmall, review=false, screen=true]{acmart} \usepackage{cite} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{...
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Error in TeX Live after Windows crash

My Windows 10 machine crashed while I was updating TeX Live. Now, when I launch TeX Live Manager I got this error: Is there a way to recover it?
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Help me about TexStudio

I've just install the TexStudio 4.0 program. I want to compile the simple tex file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello, \LaTeX\ world. \end{document} But the errors occur: Undefined ...
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My latex broke, possibly corrupted amsmath package

I have come across a very unusual (for me at least) situation. For whatever reason, after using tex for quite some time, today my latex just gave error message: "File ended while scanning use of @...
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Problem with \def

can someone tell me why this works \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newcounter{mylistcounter} \newcommand{\getnthelement}[2]{ \setcounter{mylistcounter}{1} \renewcommand*\do[1]{ \...
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A lot of errors occurred when using Latexdiff

There are two .tex files, one is the original tex file named Old.tex and the other revised tex file named New.tex. I need Latexdiff to formulate a PDF that highlighting the revisions I've made. If the ...
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Error compiling with tcolorbox and tikz package

I'm using the official springer nature template. But whenever I try to add tcolorbox or tikz package it throws the following error. I've removed the content of the template but it's still there. ...
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Latex will not allow me to typeset apostrophe key?

I'm trying to use the apostrophe key in math mode to write something like x' for "x prime" but I keep getting an error that says "TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]. '-...
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Unidentified control sequence error in equation [closed]

I have a problem to a question that I don't find the answer to. I wanted to represent a system of equations but it gives me the following error "unidentified control sequence". Additionally ...
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XeLaTeX does not compile with many tcolorboxes

I am attempting to compile a document using XeLaTeX. Both in TeXstudio and TeXworks, it fails to produce any PDF. I narrowed down the problem to be the number of tcolorboxs included. If I remove one ...
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Limit controls must follow a math operator error

I am using the following equation but getting an error "Limit controls must follow a math operator" $\Upsilon = \text{Hypergeometric}\sideset{_2}{_1}F\Bigl(1+d,2+d+m,2+d,\frac{-A\sigma^2_{...
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Missing \begin{document}. \AddToHook{b

For some reason the following script doesn't work in TeXstudio: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{booktabs,siunitx} \usepackage{tabu, tabulary} \usepackage{multirow,...
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Missing \begin{document} - LaTeX Error

I was making a template for Journal of Applied Crystallography, example available here (please see Appendix D). Unfortunately, I am getting error mentioned in the title of the question. I followed ...
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Error - Table of contents in uppercase

I want to produce a table of contents using LaTeX like this image at which the table of contents list are all in capital: So I wrote this LaTeX code: %To make the sections in uppercase \makeatletter \...
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