### Troubleshooting, FAQ & Common Errors

The TeX parser reads the structure and input of the text very accurately. It is also very precise about reporting errors. This page describes some of the most common errors that occur and offers advice on how to solve them.

#### Common Errors

Brackets
An opening bracket must always be matched with a closing bracket of the same type. The most common error is forgetting to type the closing bracket.
Typing error
Another common error is the typing error. The TeX parser is not able to understand commands that are inaccurately typed: commands such as \EOAseection will not be accepted as the parser is not able to ignore the second "e."
Special characters

#### Hyphenation

Single occurrences: Sometimes words are incorrectly hyphenated. There are two ways of specifying how XeLaTeX should hyphenate the text. If there is only a single occurence of a word being incorrectly hyphenated, then you may define the hyphen break manually using \-. Should a word such as incomprehensibilities be incorrectly hyphenated, then you may suggest alternative ways of hyphenating this word, for example, in\-com\-pre\-hen\-si\-bil\-i\-ties. The symbols \- will not be shown by XeLaTeX, but the suggestions of how to break the word will be taken into consideration.

Separate files: If there are many instances of uncommon words being incorrectly hyphenated in the text, then you may define the hyphenation in a separate file using the command \hyphenation{word}. To do this, you must create a new file labelled hyphenation.tex and save this in your publication folder. In the main file of your publication, before the line \begin{document} you must include the command \include{hyphenation}. In the hyphenation.tex file you may specify your suggestions for hyphenation, for example,

\hyphenation{in-com-pre-hen-si-bil-i-ties}
\hyphenation{su-per-a-bun-dant}
##### Current Preamble

pre_eoa.tex
(Updated: 2015/08/17)

##### General Information

Short Introduction

Editorial Conventions

Reference Sheet

Bibliography Tipps

FAQ/Troubleshooting

Sample Project

##### Mac OS X Setup

MacTeX Installation

TeXShop Configuration

BibDesk Configuration

##### Windows Setup

TeX Live Installation

TeXWorks Configuration

JabRef Configuration

##### Other Documents

Word Template.docx