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Blank output using feynmp package [duplicate]

Using all the code of feynmp package in my recent distribuition of MikTeX for W10 I have not see nothing. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{feynmp} \begin{document} \...
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Preamble to specify location of compiled pdf

It is possible to select where to save compiled pdfs from .tex files after compiling from the terminal. But, what commands in the preamble of a .tex file will give me explicit control over where the a ...
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What documentclass to use for publications not meant to be printed

I'm looking for a documentclass or a setup where the paper size (like A4) and "page breaks" aren't part of the output. How do I end up with one long pdf, with no page distraction?
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Undefined control sequence error in output.bbl, how to find line?

I got a bunch of errors in my overleaf document that look like this. Is there any way to find what line/area they are pointing to? Undefined control sequence. ‪./output.bbl, 24‬ The compiler is ...
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Fixing line width to 80

Using TeXShop to create a .tex file, but when typing in a paragraph like entry, it is only saved as one long line, not multiple. I was instructed to fix the line width to 80 characters, how would I go ...
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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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Are \onehalfspacing and {spacing}{1.5} Supposed to Yield Different Results?

I am working on a document which requires for a very small portion of the text, that the spacing between the lines be increased. However, and I don't know why, the \begin{onehalfspacing} ... \end{...
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Using pdf generated in a standalone documentclass in an other project

So I have this big project on Overleaf, and I need to import bar chart from another project. I'm using \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} to generate my bar charts. Everything is working great at this ...
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What causes Underfull and Overfull \hbox warnings in code processed in .dtx file but not in standalone .tex file?

I am running TeX Live 2021 with all available package and system updates applied on macOS Catalina (again with all available updates applied). I am editing package documentation that was last ...
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Texnic Center, Error with pdf

I am facing the same problem as mentioned in TeXnicCenter not working with Acrobat Reader Basically, when I want to generate pdf output, I get the following error: I have tried updating the Build-...
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How to fix the error 'I can't write on file `document.pdf'?

I attach the document code. I don't understand what's wrong. Before that, everything worked, but after updating the MiKTeX packages, this error appeared. I work in the Texstudio program. \...
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How to execute TeX only for side effects

I need to execute a part of my TEX code without printing the text it produces while making \global macros defined by it available. For example, when I have this group: { foo\global\def\bar{baz} } I ...
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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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How to Get PdfLatex to Display a 2-Page Output on a Single Page

The following code (for example) \documentclass{book} \textheight 5.25in \usepackage{lipsum} %\usepackage[all]{nowidow} \begin{document} \LARGE \chapter*{Chapter 1} \lipsum[2] \end{document} ...
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Latex - Suppressing a Piece of Tex Output, but keeping numbering etc throughout for Book for example

I am using a trick I found here to suppress text output when I wish. See below. The only problem is that 1. My equations are still showing (not suppressed) and 2. My tables show the \hlines. How ...
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UNC paths with xelatex > no pdf output

It appears that my home university has changed the paths for our directory from a letter drive M: to a server path (the drive M: was also on a remote server, by the way). The paths to files in that ...
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Before LaTeX editors were invented, how did plain TeX authors output their code? [duplicate]

"Output" doesn't just mean PDF files. It could also mean PostScript or plain paper (made from trees). This might seem like a goofy question, but I couldn't find the answer with a search ...
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Pdflatex with output directory and synctex

I am trying to use pdflatex with synctex and output directory. When I use these features separately, they work (commands 1 and 2). But when I use them together, the synctex.gz file is not generated (...
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"Rerrun to get cross-reference right." LaTeX Warning

I'm stuck with this warning: "Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right." The compiler is not able to compile my document and I can't move one. Initially the warning ...
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Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again. Appreciate any help

I checked the log file, it said as below: texify - starting with command line: "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\texify.exe" --pdf --synctex=1 --clean myFileName.tex 664-0400 ...
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Simplest Way to Effect a Horizontal Shift of the Output in a Verse Environment

Consider the following code which produces the illustrated 4-line stanza: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large ...
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Understanding all output files when compiling a LaTeX document

I've been using MiKTeX for a while, but I haven't really understood what all the output files are. I'm using pdflatex and I've just started using biber for bibliography. When I compile a .tex file I ...
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How do I solve the Output routine didn't use all of \box255. \newpage ...prevdepth \fi \fi \vfil \penalty -\@M error?

I am currently writing my thesis and am using MikTex to do so. I have not updated MikTex in a whole year of time and it was running fine till I did today. Today I updated the MikTex to the latest ...
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The defined command not work in \ifdefined

Why this MWE doesn't work? \begin{filecontents*}[overwrite]{myClass.cls} \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{myClass} \DeclareOption*{\PassOptionsToClass{\CurrentOption}{article}} \ProcessOptions\...
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Converting mathematical TeX expressions

Is there a (hopefully simple) way to convert a mathematical TeX expression, such as \frac{\cos(x^2) - x}{x^2 + 1}, to expressions which you would use in a programming language? The outcome of the ...
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Output a result file from a original file with @nameuse

i have a file a.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \makeatletter \gdef\wbsinput@files{,\jobname} \gdef\wbsinput@current{\jobname} \long\def\wbs#1#2{ {\expandafter\ifx\csname wbsinput@\...
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Differrent output for the solidus symbol (/) inside math mode

I have asked before how to create a macro for a new division symbol (Custom division symbol). To use it, I type $a \newdiv b$ and it works fine, but I'd rather type $a/b$ so that my code will be ...
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How do I write the hashtag symbol # into an output file?

I was successful before in writing the hashtag symbol # into an output file. please see the following MWE. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{newverbs} \Verbdef\myHashtagSymbolOne{#}% \newcommand*{\...
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Invalid numbers and output on listing when using linerange on lstinputlisting [closed]

I'm trying to use linerange inside a lstinputlisting. The command is able to read the file but omitts the content of the first line. I would expect if I use the following code to see the last line of ...
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How to fix an ugly fraction with exponent?

Here's a simple fraction that I find extremely ugly. What could I do to get a better looking result (without using a negative exponent) ? \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,twoside]{book} \usepackage[T1]...
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Why is there an extra (4) in the output of align?

\documentclass {article} \usepackage {amsmath} \usepackage {amssymb} \begin {document} With `` align* '' ( you require manual numbering) :- \begin {align*} \alpha &= \beta + \...
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Saving the PDF output file into a specific file using pdflatex inside VisualStudio C# [duplicate]

I am trying to run a .tex file using pdflatex with MikTex from inside VisualStudio C#. My problem is that I can't seem to get the PDF output in the right location. I saw that there is the "-...
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TeXnicCenter not working with Acrobat Reader

Even after updating to R20 in the PDF section, TeXnicCenter is not opening Acrobat Reader. I'm using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2020.013.20074. The old trick does not seem to work.
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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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Conditional naming of the output PDF file

My target is to have an output Solved Exam.pdf when \ifSolution is true, and The Exam.pdf when \ifSolution is false. However, I don't know if this answer is relevant here to change the \jobname and ...
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Difference in pdf output quality

I noticed that viewing the documents I compile with latex on the Adobe Acrobat viewer, the result seems to be higher quality - i.e. the characters look more defined, somewhat more "crisp" - ...
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The mystery of the disappearing asterisk [duplicate]

I have a weird "bug" in my table. For some reason one asterisk does not show up. I am using LuaLaTex which as I understand it uses Unicode so all these weird glyphs I've got in my table ...
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Why do I get "Require" and "Ensure" instead of "input" and "output" phrases in my pseudocode in IEEE Access format?

When I wrote the following pseudocode in \documentclass{article} format, I get "Input" and "Output" phrases after the compilation but when I write the same latex code in the IEEE ...
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Omit environment-content from being printed

I've created a very simple environment for myself to make reminders/comments visible inside the document: \newenvironment{todo}{~\\\color{red}}{~\\} However, now I want to create a pdf for someone to ...
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How to force even number of pages in output document?

Similar things have been asked, but I would like to know how to do in order to have my output PDF be an even-number-of-pages document. This code \AtEndDocument{\cleardoublepage} only makes the "...
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Why Does Merely Invoking a Package in the Preamble Alter the Output?

My subsequent question is something I encountered today and is related to the post: On Sizing and Positioning Drop Caps Using the code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{...
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List of abbreviations with glossaries package doesn´t work

i´m trying to create a list of abbreviations by using the glossaries package. The problem is, that i´m not getting the list of the acronyms, no matter what i try, i don´t get an output at all. My MWE ...
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Does ConTeXt have any tool for outputing a plain TXT file of the document?

I a working with some students who have very very slow Internet, and they struggle even to open a 20 kb file, so I'm sending just a plain text file instead. It does work to copy and paste from the PDF,...
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How to change Pandoc's PDF conversion style?

In the past I could get Latex and Markdown files converted to PDF with Pandoc and I could get the output in different PDF styles. Now I forgot how I did it, and I can just get the default style. The ...
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Pixelated output even with cm-super and lmodern forces bold W, why?

I have a big problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader. My W's are bold or my ,,t'' and ,,y'' are pixelated regarding which usepackage I am using. This behaviour varies depending on the zoom-level of the pdf-...
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pdfLatex output has "Copyright (c) AMS". How to remove?

Compiling with pdflatex: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} 1 \end{document} and postprocessing with gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=b.pdf a.pdf and running ...
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T1 fontenc with utf8 inputenc don't behave well together in the output pdf

if I use the following document \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Why is this output so strange öäü at zoom ...
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newwrite: Adding text to a existing outfile

I have \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \newwrite\myoutfile \immediate\openout\myoutfile=\jobname-myoutfile.txt \immediate\write\myoutfile{ aaa } \immediate\closeout\myoutfile \...
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Output *.pdf file to a different directory using latexmk

I'm using latexmk in Visual Studio Code and I'd like to output the .pdf file to the current directory (same directory as the .tex file), while outputting all auxiliary files to a different directory. ...
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Overleaf | Image compilation differences between the built-in and downloaded pdf

After writing a document in overleaf, I see the following output in the built-in pdf viewer- Note the differences between figure in the two outputs. But after downloading the pdf, when i open it in ...
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