{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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Error: \normalsize is not defined: there is probably something wrong with the class file [on hold]

I keep getting the following error when I try to compile my .tex file to PDF using LaTeX -> PDF (latexmk) with the application LaTeXila for GNU/Linux: <code>Error: \normalsize is not defined: ...
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Difference between *.tex and *.txt Files

Is there any difference between the two file-formats? Do I see all the data, when I open a .tex file using a Standard Text-Editor in Windows? Do .tex files have some kind of meta-data or disguised ...
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Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?

If we want to write a document using LaTeX, whatever is our operational system, we need to download two programs, for example, WinShell and TexWorks. Why can't we use one single program?
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Strange temporary compilation error

I get a very weird "error" just momentarily when I compile my document but when the compilation is finished it disappears and I have no errors or warnings. As you can see the "error" is huge and it ...
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pdflatex.EXE: Not enough room in an internal buffer

I've got a (hopefully) trivial problem. I have a python script that is generating the a .tex file for over 600 figures. The code automatically groups figures in up to 4 subplots depending on some ...
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Can't Get Any LaTeX Editor To Run

I just build a desktop and seem to be having issues getting LaTeX to run. Important Information: Windows 7 (64-bit) Asus Radeon R9 290 All LaTeX-related software is saved on the non-OS drive ...
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Compiling Problem after using migration assistance of IO's [closed]

I bought a new computer and sent all my files and programs using the migration assistance of IO's from my old computer. All the programs work fine BUT TeXworks. When i try to compile it says: ...
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Using LaTeX on Ubuntu with MiKTeX directory installed in Windows

I have been using a MiKTeX distribution installed on Windows 7, compiling my documents on an Ubuntu 12 partition. I somehow managed to change the directory where pdfLaTeX has to look for packages ...
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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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Latexian- difference live preview and pdf export in error reporting?

I edit lecture slides for work and while the editor in the office runs on Linux (Kile), for home office I use Latexian. I noticed that I can get perfect live previews in Latexian without any ...
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How to fix this MWE to show the chapterthumbs in KOMA-Script?

the compilation failure of the whole dissertation was narrowed down to this MWE below. For some reason the MWE fails to compile with the log file below: MWE This MWE is related to this post and this ...
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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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What is wrong with these refs according to Biber?

the compilation failed with some issue reported by biber (see below) which is part of the dissertation file: Snippet of log file ... Package biblatex Warning: Biber reported the following issues ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, Changed PATH, Still Not Working

I'm using Sublime Text 2 to compile and am receiving this error: Attempted command:latexmk -cd -e $pdflatex = 'pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 %S %O' -f -pdf mentorship program.tex ...
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Set master file in vim-latex (TeX-Suite)

When I type <leader>ll in Vim with vim-latex installed, I can compile the .tex file in my current buffer. But the .tex file I'm editing is actually just \input{}ed into a master .tex file. How ...
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What affects compilation times, especially in longer documents?

I'm about to start working on my dissertation in LaTeX. It will be the first thing I've worked on longer than ~80 pages and will likely include more figures than is usual for me. Since I compile ...
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Can I suppress the <use [filename]> message?

When I compile something like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} blabla \includegraphics{image} blabla \end{document} I get a <use [filename]> message in the ...
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Undefined Control Sequence : \caption@ifamsclass {%

Using pdfTeX Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian). Something in the subfig package is causing this error. E.g. compiling \documentclass{article} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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Auto-Compile after any modification in WinEdt

Is there any way to make WinEdt to automatically re-compile after any modification in TeX file? I know that it is possible to do it using third-party codes like it is explained here: Why can Bakoma ...
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Convert .tex to .tex, but replace \ref{} with actual numbers

I use Pandoc a lot to go between .tex, .markdown, and .docx. Everything works well enough for me in the .tex to .docx conversion, but the table and section references show \ref{my_label} rather than ...
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LaTex => ps => pdf

Hi I have just installed texniccenter on my new computer and i am trying to use LaTex => ps => pdf profile as i was using this my old computer. I checked all profile settings from output profile and ...
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How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
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Put the last date of the file versioned with Git

I have many TeX files for to get their PDFs versions and I put a date in each of them like as last updated data. \usepackage[yyyymmdd]{datetime} updated \today But this is tricky, because every ...
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Avoid splitting/wrapping error message when using pdflatex

When compiling with pdflatex and using the file-line-error option if I have a long pathname and there is an error, that error is split at 80 characters in the log file (see image below) Is one (or ...
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pdflatex stuck compiling, gives no error

My case is: I have been typesetting tests with the exam class, I used to have problems with multiply defined labels for questions (but that is another problem). Recently I managed to change a few ...
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No errors after copying

While i am editing a .tex file , when i compiles it is showing error . At that time when copy the same code in to a different named .tex file , then new .tex file is showing no errors on ...
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Compiling issues

I made my a latex file on Kile in Ubuntu. The script that I used was \documentclass{article} \title{Hello, Cruel World!} \author{Obedient Grad Student} \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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Upgrading hyperref to avoid error (\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink)

I'm running into the \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink error in my system (elementary OS 0.2, based on Ubuntu 12.04) The question mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended ...
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Issue compile command under Sublime

I'm trying to compile a .tex file under Sublime3 (Build 3059) to no avail. I've installed the LaTeXTools package but if I use the Ctrl+B command Sublime attempts to compile the file as a python ...
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LaTexTools stops compiling in Sublime Text

I have been using LaTexTools for a while, and it works fine. After installing the public beta of Yosemite, Sublime Text + LatexTools stops working: the build command brings up output window showing NO ...
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Jump to the last line of PDF when Compiling text in Sublime Text

I'm using Sublime text to compile my text file using hotkey Ctrl+b, but when I write pages of equations and compile my file, the pop-up pdf always goes to the first line on the first page. So, I have ...
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How to page break a code print in a latex document into more pages instead of one

After this question How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX which prints a code in a standalone pdf document (for instance 1000 lines of code in only one pdf ...
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Why this error? Missing $ inserted [duplicate]

I've not opened any $.. and i'm not using any mathematical command (apart \pm but this is not the problem because it doesn't work the same). The first error is just after the first \end{tabular}. I ...
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Cannot compile latex on Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04. I install latex live full: sudo apt-get install texlive-full I typed: pdflatex file.tex and get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp ...
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Use of the subfiles package results in a compilation error, due to the compiler erroneously parsing a commented-out “\end{document}”

I have the following two files in a folder: mymainfile.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{subfiles} \begin{document} %\end{document} \subfile{mysubfile.tex} \end{document} mysubfile.tex: ...
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Hyperref and toc problem

I'm writing a book (then, document class=book) and the document adds itself the chapters, sections etc, using \tableofcontents I get the error: argument of contentsline has an extra } I've already ...
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Is there a way to know how often latex has already run? [duplicate]

A few days ago, I have seen an example of a latex file, that did conditional \defs on subsequent runs but I can't find that one again. I still remember that it was by looking into the \jobname.aux do ...
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lgrxenc.def not nound

Yesterday I've finally reinstalled my TeXLive to the version of 2014. While compiling, I have the following error: fontec.sty Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `lgrxenc.def' not found ...
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Conditional compilation of code based on package version [duplicate]

I am working on a document with a colleague and we have different versions of PGF/Tikz installed -- I have version 3 and he has version 2.10. This is causing a problem for compilation on our two ...
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tikz picture inside main code or include tikz output

Suppose that someone wants to include a tikz picture inside a LaTeX document. Suppose that a simple tikz code is the following \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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My document doesn't compile [closed]

I am new to tex writing and I've had issues with my first document. I tried compiling a simple text, and on the message box it only says that the Process Started and then it simply does nothing. I ...
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Thesis won't compile after editing .bib

I'm writing my thesis using the Classic Thesis template. My file compiled well until I added some references to my .bib file. Now TeXworks won't compile my thesis anymore, giving me the following. ...
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Package biblatex Warning: No “backend” specified, using Biber backend

I am trying to compile a simple tex file but I get this warning and no bibliography printed out: Package biblatex Warning: No "backend" specified, using Biber backend. I am using Kile on Ubuntu ...
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error while compiling a thesis template [duplicate]

I use Basic MikteX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter, just updated my MikteX (downloaded all packages), and have just downloaded a thesis template. When I try to compile main.tex, the following error message ...
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Produce pdf of selected sections

I'm writing a commissioned chapter for a handbook and I want to produce a pdf of three specific sections of my document to send to a colleague who is writing a different chapter for the same handbook ...
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Compilation sequence with lualatex

I'm looking to make automatised table using lualatex (I just want to make some conversion and be able to modify the input easily). But I can't find how the code would be parsed and compile by ...
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How can I compile a beamer presentation with pauses in same page?

I want to compile my presentation, but as I have the pauses codes, \begin{itemize} \item <1- | alert@1> \item <2- | alert@2> \end{itemize} I wanted to do it in the same page. I was looking for ...
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Compilation of bibliography

I have a latex document which is compiling properly. The message on compiling is Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "template_Book_23June2014_V2".tex This is ...