{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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Initiate command prompt from tex-file

Is there something one can put into a tex-file that makes the compiler prompt for further commands when it gets to it? What I want to do is load polyglossia, set the language, and then do ...
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Latex (LyX) /pdftex - Change file name based on file content

When compile a LaTeX document with pdftex it usually has the name newfile.pdf. Is it possible to change the name of my document based on the content in the LaTeX source I'm about to compile ? More ...
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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose [duplicate]

i began learning lateX 3 days ago to make my training report ... i'm using texmaker in UBUNTU 14.04 I was compiling my files using quick build option in compilation menu and i was wondering what do ...
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Texworks and texmf.cnf (export command?)

I created a texmf.cnf file on ~\texmf\mytexncf\. I added the export command export TEXMFCNF=~/texmf/mytexcnf: in my source shell files (.bashrc and .zshrc). Then I ran texhash. When I execute a ...
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Compilation order behind Texstudio

Until a few days ago, I only ever used Texstudio (on windows) to create LaTeX documents, relying entirely on the build and compile button to sort everything out for me. I've been trying to understand ...
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pages are only 1/4the compiled

first of all, I occasionally work with latex and I am not an expert. Recently I started on a new document, however when I tried to compile it only 1/4the of the page was compiled (the upper left ...
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Compile pages x-y in LaTex [duplicate]

I was wondering if given a huge Latex \documentclass[oneside]{book} is it possible to compile a specific range of pages, for example pages 11-35, to a PDF? I want to compile a single chapter without ...
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Disappearing Appendices after running BibTeX [closed]

I am working with http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/ After running BibTeX and PDFLaTeX twice my Appendices disappearing. How can I fix it? Thank you.
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Can I force a pre-process action on all commands or environments without having to redefine them all manually?

I am trying to preserve a history of the latex commands and environment initializations I use in a typeset html or pdf file. Is there a way where I can force a pre-process action on all commands ...
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synctex(busy) latex file not compiling

I am trying to compile a latex file but I noticed that the file ``freezes" at the point of this array: \[\left(\begin{array}{ccc} a_{11} & a_{12} & a_{13}\\ a_{21} & a_{22} & a_{23} ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I am writing my thesis using book class. And I use include function so that I can have separate files for each chapter. One problem with this is that I must click run button in the main file. If I ...
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List of the most common causes and solutions to bugs compiling bibliographies in TeX

I start using the Texmaker on my home PC, when I try to run my files I get an error message from this type: INFO - This is biber 0.9.2 INFO - Logfile is 'bibertest.blg' FATAL - Cannot find control ...
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How to omit comfirmation when I compile the files in emacs?

When I update my document and compile it, I will experience as follows: Save file /home/*****/test2.tex? (y or n) y command: (default LaTeX) LateX I want them to perform default. And not show ...
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LaTeXTools custom builder for feynmf/feynmp

I'm using LaTeXTools with ST2, and I need to draw some Feynman diagrams. feynmf/feynmp both require additional commands to compile. Does anyone know the correct syntax for a custom builder that will ...
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Suddenly not compiling (Texworks, pdflatex)

I work with Texworks compiling pdflatex. My document used to compile perfectly until now, when it just stopped compiling without any errors (well there are some warnings but nothing serious) and I do ...
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Reinstalling a Package Again and Again

I am using WinEdt on my computer for quite a while. I have recently started using WinEdt on my laptop, and here I have a problem - every time I compile my code (CTRL+SHIFT+P) I am required by latex to ...
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Make two PDF's from one Latex file where one is in a different directory

so I have been trying to learn how to compile multiple files into a single pdf using Latex. I am working on Windows 10, with TexMaker. I have the organized in the following manner: Dropbox ...
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How to use pythontex.py from TeXnicCenter?

I have installed Windows 7, MiKTeX 2.9, TeXnicCenter 2.02 stable and Python 3.4.1 (distribution pyzo2015a). I use latex pythontex.ins form cmd to install the package pythontex: . It seems to ...
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\textit -command gives “Package inputenc Error”

I'm using the classicthesis template with TeXShop version 3.52 (3.52) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). I've been using the command \textit for italics in my project successfully for more than a ...
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babel french + compilation issue

Since yesterday I'm using polyglossia for one of my documents. Today I opened another document in which I use babel and that worked just fine yesterday morning. Suddenly I can't compile it anymore : ...
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Truncate compilation of an “input” file

When writing mathematical results, I often jot down several quasi-proofs before deciding on the actual structure. Nevertheless, I like to keep these alternative sketches as a reference in case I ...
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pdflatex entered extended mode

I am getting crazy with texmaker and texstudio. I am trying to compile a document and I cannot because it says pdfLaTeX entered extended mode. I did everything: I tried once with Texmaker, then with ...
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Problem with last version of font awesome in moderncv

After updating fontawesome package I can't comile my moderncv-document. It works without \moderncvicons{awesome}. % !TeX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} ...
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can't figure out why this code won't compile

I can't figure out what is wrong with this code, it would be great if someone could help me out: \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \begin{document} \def \Alt{\mathrm{Alt}} \begin{align*} ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment DoxyRefList undefined. DoxyRefList

Im trying to generate pdf with doxygen. Already I have tex file generates, like "refman.tex". I can't compile with latex, or pdflatex. Here is the obtained error: *latex refman.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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LaTeX compilation error [duplicate]

Given below is the snippet of the code for a small sample and I am finding that there are errors during the compilation of the code. Not sure why it is happening. I am getting errors in line # 6. ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START ...
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Prevent XeTeX infinite loop [closed]

When compiling the following using XeTeX it just goes into an infinite loop and does not even give an error. Removing the unicode-math package solves the problem, but I want to use unicode-math. ...
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texStudio cannot compile

As a rookie, I installed texStudio and texWork on my computer at the same time, not knowing one is enough. I used texStudio first and created a pdf in the texStudio viewer, but I wanted to save it as ...
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SublimeText2 LaTeXTools won't produce pdf

I'm using SublimeText2 with LaTeXTools on Ubuntu 14.04LTS and TeXLive 2015. When I press ctrl+b, it generates the .aux and dfb_latexmk file but no pdf. My problem was described in a previous post ...
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Cannot produce english-greek document with xelatex

Here is a WME: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode,xgreek,textcomp} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Hoefler Text} % Main document ...
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Which is better practice: rendering figures on the fly, or importing them as images?

I've come to a philosophical quandary with respect to my use of LaTeX for scientific writeups. At first I tried to render all figures in LaTeX at compile-time, for example making a graph using ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently?

I've noticed that the text looks different if I compile a file via latex,dvipdf or via pdflatex, for example, consider this .tex file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Prueba de texto para ...
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Should I still define a main file as master document when using the subfiles package?

This is pretty much very straightforward and probably a really naive question, but I need to know: I'm using the subfiles package to manage my project files and I have all the paths set so every ...
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Lualatex paths with spaces and backward slashes

If I run lualatex (version beta-0.80.0 (TeX Live 2015/W32TeX) (rev 5238)) as follows: lualatex "D:\Documents\index Spaces" I get an error (directly at the start of compiling) ! Emergency stop. ...
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Error: Missing } inserted after using package {tocloft}

The compiling was fine before I added \usepackage[subfigure]{tocloft}. But Once I used it, the error showed as: ! Missing } inserted. <inserted text> } 1.60 ...
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LaTeX Package Version Management

Is there a standard way to manage package (.sty, etc) versions used by LaTeX documents? My company is interested in reproducibility - say 10 years from now they want to be able to take a .tex file ...
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How can i get rid of pdf file generation error?

I am trying to compile my document but can not do it. It says that you have some error in line 10 but when i open it i do not find it anything wrong. Also i can not see the Pdf source view too. I ...
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I want to use latex to write a big document with three types of tables

Very concise (vague) question: (4th edit) I want to use latex to write a big document with three types of tables (tableA,tableB,tableC), over time (dates), indexed by many keys(key1,key2,key3,...). ...
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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 ...