{compiling} is about the process you must go through to convert your TeX from .tex source files into your output document format, be it pdf, dvi, or something completely different.

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Indexing and bookmarking and compiling final PDF (making a template)

Updated with some effect: I hope this is clearer by this example of what I have tried so far. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{amsmath,enumerate} ...
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How to compile a tex file using Pycharm which has the LaTeX plugin installed

I have downloaded the LaTeX plugin available for Pycharm, and I would like to compile a tex file that I have created. However, I do not know how to use this plugin, and I haven't found a clue.
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Include preamble statements depending on compiler

I am trying different compilers like pdfLatex, luaLatex, latex to try differences in compiling things like pgfplots. But when i shange the compiler I also need to change the preamble. How can i do ...
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Warning refers to unrecognized command, but file can still be compiled

Good afternoon everyone, I am using a master document in TeXstudio which imports several separate .tex-files and contains the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{packBWR} ...
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smcaps.sty file not found

New to TeX. Using TeXnicCenter with MiKTeX. Attempting to compile an existing .tex file and get the error LaTeX error: File smcaps.sty not found. Is this file part of an uninstalled package? I ...
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Error Floatrow package? [duplicate]

I have problem with floatrow package after updated package and you can see like this : Command Line: xelatex.exe --interaction=errorstopmode --synctex=-1 "msb.tex" Startup Folder: D:\Tutorial ...
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When (La)TeX says “some message on input line XYZ” - where's that line?

I'm sure this is a dupe, but I'll go ahead anyway: LaTeX relates many of its messages to lines in files. For example: LaTeX Font Info: Try loading font information for OT1+lmtt on input line 81. ...
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Does latex fix double whitespaces? [duplicate]

I'm copy-editing a long text with lots of double whitespaces in between words and am wondering whether the latex compiler will remove these automatically, or whether I'll need to replace them with ...
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How do LaTeX macros interact with the TeX engine? [duplicate]

From wiki on LaTeX the basic requirement is to have a TeX compiler (which is used to generate output files from source), fonts, and the LaTeX macro set. Assuming I have a TeX engine and I ...
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XeLaTeX with fontspec is slow every time, not just the first time

I am running XeLaTeX (distributed as part of MikTeX) on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. The following test file takes a long time to compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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LaTex Error: Can only be used in preamble [closed]

I have been asked to make some edits on a book that was written in LaTex. When I compile the main page, it compiles correctly up to one of the chapters, but then I get the following error ! LaTeX ...
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Speed up compilation of a document with a table created with siunitx

I have this table that I want to include in my document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % kodovani ...
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texnicCenter custom build

is there a possibility to setup custom build for texnicCenter? Now all compilation is done using custom make/build cmd bat, however it would be much more convenient to have all this in texnicCenter.
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TeX4ht aliasing on equations' images

I am compiling a .tex file to html using TeX4ht induced by the htlatex command. When TeX4ht compiles a document and turns equations into images, however, it produces low-quality images with little ...
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xelatex my_file.tex is not working through php's exec (no pdf)

I've tried everything from using xelatex on it's own: xelatex my_file.tex , to using both: xelatex -no-pdf my_file.tex xdvipdfmx my_file.xdv and also creating a .sh file with the same commands ...
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include picture with output directory option pdflatex

I'm trying to compil latex files from an external directory using output-dir option because some *.sty files are in my LaTeX directory but not in my current directory. The command I use is like this ...
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Windows API error 4350

I am rather new to Latex. When compiling my latex file using Texmaker I suddenly get the error: Windows API error 4350: This file is currently unavailable for use on this computer. pdflatex: Data: ...
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Slow compilation without sudo

With any *.tex file, even with almost empty template, tex, latex, pdflatex commands takes ages to compile it. strace shows excessive amount of stat calls to all the files in my home directory, which ...
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Packages causes my code not to compile

The code runs fine until I add the two packages `\usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots}` I am using TeXstudio 2.9.4. Here is a screen shot right after I run with the two packages. ...
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Help locating conflicting options error

I have a conflicting options error message, and I can't figure out what is causing it. Please see my set-up below. I realise this a pretty complex set-up, so I'm not looking for a full analysis of it; ...
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precompile ctex package result in missing font

I want to use ctex package to write Chinese documents. The ctex package provide ctexart documentclass. In order to speed up the compilation, I decided to make a precompile file. The minimal working ...
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How to load precompiled preamble from a specific folder?

According to this line How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X? . Precompile preamble significantly speed up pdflatex compilation. The method is to generate a precompile.fmt ...
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How can I ignore pdflatex missing package errors while compiling (pdflatex)?

My question is related to How can I ignore latex error while compiling?. I have a document (for testing purposes) which uses mathbx package. Unfortunately my Miktex distribution is old (but I am happy ...
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No pdf in Latex compilation even though the encoding is correct

EDIT 2: LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE tex FILE: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a2aaczrqzobv1q2/send.zip I have a .tex file whose preamble is this: EDIT: ...
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The text on some lines on printed document appear bolder or darker

As the attached picture illustrates, some lines in my document appear darker or more bold than the rest. I've marked the lines with a red line. The PDF document seems all fine. Is there something in ...
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Extra files when compiling tex [duplicate]

When building a LaTeX file (with Texstudio, if that's important) in addition to the .tex and .pdf files, there are also .aux, .log, and .synctex.gz created. What do these extra files do?
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Print high-quality documents using system rather than embedded fonts?

This question may be easy, but I am stuck with some PDF pages trying to include them in my document. The normal way for pdflatex is just to insert the lines: \usepackage{pdfpages} % in the preamble ...
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Unknown graphics extension

I have inserted a .wmf (Windows Metafile) into a Scientific Workplace document. Then I tried to convert it to pdf using MikTex 2.9. I am getting this error message: ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics ...
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LyX cannot compile correctly my title page [duplicate]

I am trying to make the title page for my master thesis. I found on the internet a template, in which the cover page is given by the following code \begin{titlepage} \begin{center} \textsc{\LARGE ...
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LaTeX: precompile document to reuse inside a C++ program [duplicate]

I've made a C++ program with uses a LaTeX template for creating PDF documents. I open the file, replace some placeholders written inside the .tex document with values of a DB, and then, I compile the ...
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Why do I always have to xelatex twice to make references work properly?

I found that I always have to xelatex at least twice to make references work (referring figures or equations), otherwise I have such wrong reference: The following error message appears when the ...
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Insert a tex file pdf inside another tex file dynamically

Suppose that both tex1.tex and tex2.tex are two independent tex files in the sense that both compile and generate a pdf file independently. I would like to include the output of tex2.tex in the ...
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Installed Lyx and now TexMaker won't compile

I have been using Latex for a while with no problems. I tend to just copy and paste the preamble from past reports into new ones, and that usually works fine (as you'd expect). However, I have a new ...
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Error in pdf2latex compiling [closed]

Tell me, please, what is connected with the error? winedt+miktex
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Set up TeXstudio to compile either a *.tex or a *.ltx file

This question is probably not very specific for TeXstudio, since it has to do with command execution on a shell. Anyway, I want to set up TeXstudio to compile documents which either have *.tex or ...
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TexLive compile using Tex and DVI

I'm writing a document which uses an external publishers style file, it will not compile without errors using TexLive (Sublime Text editor). When I compile on a different machine using MacTex (TeXShop ...
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How can I “future-proof” my LaTeX documents so that they can be re-compiled at a later date? [duplicate]

Is there a way to save the "current state" of my TeX installation, the various packages etc. that allow a document to be compiled into a pdf at this moment? In a year or two, I'll probably have a lot ...
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When compiling with XeTeX, why do some letters become stretched and warped?

When compiling with XeTeX using the Helvetica font, some letters become verticaly stretched (e.g: f and capital letters), some become generally bigger (e.g: j), brackets become slightly unaligned from ...
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Why does Java have Eclipse and NetBeans, but TeX cannot?

I faced these questions when I was searching for an intelligent Windows TeX editor: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? Free, "compile and preview as you type" latex ...
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precompile molecules for faster compilation

I have something like one hundred of chemfig-drawn molecules in a single file, that I consider a sort of database. Compiling this file takes approximately five minutes. I'm going to write a report of ...
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When creating the PDF usage of pdflatex is encouraged

I have to send a paper for a IEEE proceeding and, in the instruction, there is this sentences with no other explanations: "When creating the PDF usage of pdflatex is encouraged". The question is: I ...
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PDF document doesn't update after Build (SublimeText & LaTeXing)

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 writing in SublimeText 3059. I have installed LaTeXing and been using it successfully for a long time now. While working on thesis I've been getting warning about the lack ...
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How to process text but don't print it?

I have, for example, the following document \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{vhistory} \usepackage{ifthen} \newboolean{IncludeVersionHistory} ...
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Problem with LaTeX (Texmaker produces nothing)

I got this problem when I run my code: Package hyperref Warning: Option `pdftex' has already been used, (hyperref) setting the option has no effect on input line 75.
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Pythontex: trying to compile an example I found on TeX

I found a simple example here answered by G. Poore but I cannot get it work. The output to the pdf is ?? PythonTeX ?? ?? PythonTeX ?? What am I missing something? Below you will find the .tex, ...
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Error while compiling: “Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex”

I know that a lot of people have already done this question but, I've tried everything said in the answers but nothing works! I'm trying to use TeXMaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 2.9 but, when I try to compile ...
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texstudio shows no errors

so when I hit the compile button or even build&view, texstudio will only display the pdf if there are no errors. It will not however, tell me where the errors are, let alone what they are. ...
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Make a new AucTEX command

I'm writing a document using eps graphics so I need to compile with Latex to produce a dvi file. In that file graphics don't show (they're a combination of .tex and .eps files), but if I do dvipdf ...
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Bad math delimiter in Scientific WorkPlace

I have a .tex file that I created in Texshop, but I need to open and compile it into pdf in Scientific Workplace. It can compile no problem in Texshop, but I receive the Bad math delimiter error when ...
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Switch between different output versions compiled from the same LaTeX source

For programming in C, it is quite common to switch between creating debug- and release-versions by passing a command line argument to the compiler. I would like to have something similar for ...