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 +====== Troubleshooting ======
 +It is inevitable. ​ Tex is such a monster that you are going to have troubles of one sort or another. ​ Here we can collectively have an archive of the most common solutions!
  
 +&&​Note that with the console open, most of the time you can either push ``enter`` when the console printout pauses with a message to skip over the error or warning and just continue, OR you can push ``Q`` to just finish the script in silence. ​ Either way you will see the resulting PDF.&&​
 +
 +=====Topics=====
 +  *[[#Missing Begin Document]]
 +  *[[#Option Clash for Geometry]]
 +  *[[#Cannot Extract Embedded Font AND/OR Hieroglyphs]]
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 +====Missing Begin Document====
 +<​code>​! LaTex Error: Missing \begin{document}.</​code>​
 +**Solution:​**
 +
 +...or you can just push ``return`` and continue, hoping it turns out okay anyway (it just might!).
 +
 +
 +====Option Clash for Geometry====
 +<​code>​! LaTex Error: Option clash for package geometry.</​code>​
 +**Solution:​**
 +
 +...or you can just push ``return`` and continue, hoping it turns out okay anyway (it just might!).
 +
 +
 +====Cannot Extract Embedded Font AND/OR Hieroglyphs====
 +When you open the pdf in Adobe Acrobat, you get a warning:
 +<​code>​Cannot extract the embedded font '​ZMIZFF+greciliae'​. Some characters may not display or print correctly.</​code>​
 +
 +{{:​gregowiki:​hieroglyphs.png?​nolink&​400|}}
 +
 +When you open the pdf file in Adobe Acrobat you may see hieroglyphs - Characters that look like they are pulled and smeared along the page or long parenthesis-looking characters that are not supposed to be there.
 +
 +[[http://​choorucode.com/​2010/​02/​02/​adobe-acrobat-embedded-font-error/​|This is a popular error]].
 +
 +These errors have to do both with the fonts themselves and with the way TexLive embeds the fonts. ​ I've noticed that these funny marks print if I embed the pdf inside another pdf using InDesign. ​ If I open it directly there is no problem.
 +
 +**Workarounds**
 + - Open the pdf file in Adobe Acrobat and save it as a .ps (postscript) file.  Then open the .ps file in Adobe Distiller to reconvert it to pdf.  This should solve the error message.
 + - In Adobe Reader, when you enter the print dialogue, click on //​Advanced//​ and then check the box for //Print as Image//.
 + - Open the pdf that TexLive created and save it as a jpeg and include that in your InDesign document! ​ [[http://​www.xnview.com/​en|XnView]] is free and does a good job of converting pdfs to jpegs.
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