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Avoiding common LaTeX errors

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

LaTeX may not compile your document if it contains certain constructions, even though the constructions are legal in SWP and SW. We suggest that you avoid LaTeX errors by following these guidelines:

  • Avoid placing a display in a chapter or section heading.
  • Avoid including in your document a blank line containing only a Shift+Enter.
  • Avoid including a graphic in a chapter or section heading if the graphic has a caption.
  • Avoid including a hyperlink to a website in a chapter or section heading.
  • Avoid putting a \newline command on a line by itself. The command is created by choosing Insert, then Spacing, Break, and Newline.
  • Avoid including spaces or a single quote in the names of graphic images.
  • Avoid placing a period in a file name, other than the period immediately preceding the file extension.

Last revised 05/05/05

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