{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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Can I reduce the timeout for compilation?

I'm writing a document with many pictures using the tikz package. A small error in these often do not make compilation fail outright, but rather time out. (Example from ...
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Always creating a second document with slightly different configuration [duplicate]

I work on a document, and I would like to create, simultaneously, another document which has the 'doublespacing' tag on. Until now, every time I needed it, I just copied the TEX file to a ...
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Eps file looks funny in compiled pdf

I'm trying to include an eps file in my tex file. The tex file compiles fine, but the image in the pdf is only a small part of the actual image. The strange thing is that there are other eps files ...
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Pattern to detect need for recompilation from auxfile

I am using an auxfile to access the results of some computations which I need before they can actually be computed. Since this requires two runs when something changes the result I would like to have ...
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Problems with texstudio (New computer) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer today, its an inspiron 3542, which runs on windows 8.1 and a 64-bit OS. After which i download texstudio to edit some documents, everything works fine until i try to build ...
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Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document? [duplicate]

I am writing a large document (thesis proposal) that I would like to break into separate files, with the following directory structure: . |-- ch/ | |-- chapter1.tex | |-- chapter2.tex | |-- ...
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Extracting text from variable

I am trying to work out a special document that through a seed generates a test for my students. I have gotten quite alot to work but I have the issue that when I try to add my answers into an array ...
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Problem with 'feyn' package for 11pt font size

I need to draw several Feynman diagrams and I found the feyn package suitable enough for this purpose. I use MiKTeX to compile the tex-file. The problem is that for some strange reason it does not ...
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Compile a document as “draft” for the first few times and then non-draft in the final round

I'm working on a big document in which there are many images. Usually, I compile it with latexmk and it works quite well. But: with all these images it's quite slow when compiling. Is it somehow ...
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Listing in Beamer Frame - halts after warning

This minimal example does not compile and I don't know why. There is a package warning Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing on input line 8. And then there is no output ...
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How to running Pythontex ?

I have problem running pythontex , and my MWE like this : \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} \py{2+2} ...
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package babel causes compilation error after OS X 10.10 Yosemite installation

I had TeX Live installed when I recently installed Yosemite. The progress bar was stalled for hours at the "2 minutes remaining" stage, which led me to think that the computer was not responding. Thus ...
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Missing \begin{document} and auxiliary files

I'm a "noobish" TeX/LaTeX user and I was getting the Missing \begin{document} error. I've tried pdflatex, xelatex, xetex, luatex... nothing worked. Actually I SOLVED this (turned around at least) by ...
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Tex Writer on iPad

I've just purchased Tex Writer for an iPad Air, I synced it with my Dropbox account, downloaded a .tex file, hit the play button (which I assumed is for compiling) and nothing happened. Am I missing ...
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Save button doesn't work and cannot compile

I am having trouble saving (and therefore compiling) files build with Texmaker (with Miktex also installed). When I try to save in Texmaker, the "Save" button is greyed out (and thus unusable). I can ...
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Why is something like Latexmk needed or why do we sometimes need to compile a file multiple times?

It was my intention to use a makefile or a script to built my latex files when I do a git commit. When looking up for some best practices I came upon this site a few times and was frequently ...
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Environment which sends text conditionally to an appendix?

I am writing a paper and would like an environment that has the following property. If some flag is set to "true" in the preamble, all text wrapped in that environment is sent to the appendix. If the ...
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined

I was adding references to my .bib file and everything was just working fine. I came acroos a document ...
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TeXnicCenter: Copying compilation errors [to google]

When a compilation error occurs in TeXnicCenter 2.02, I would like to copy it from the "Build Output" window [to google] So far I'm failing to do so, having to type manually the error description. ...
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Problem compiling Tikz automaton library example

This doesn't compile for me (adapted from p.521 of the Tikz manual, v3.0.0): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{automata} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[shorten ...
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Add timestamp to generated document

Is it possible to add timestamp to the pdf file generated from the latex or lyx file ? To clarify, let us assume we have a file named demo.tex . When we compile , it should compile a pdf labelled ...
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document class ws-ijqi

I need your comments on how to fix the following warning:I used the package provided by ws-ijqi. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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Compiler arguments from tex file

I have several times, in different lines of investigation, seen insinuations that adding something along the lines of %& -output-directory=../output \documentclass{...} in the very beginning ...
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How to recover this Tikz drawing that no longer compiles

Over a year ago I created a graphic in TikZ and made it public on wikicomon wikicomomns. I posted also the code to create the graphic. Since then I changed computer and when I tried to use the code I ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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Compiling a file with two document classes [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: Is there a way to compile latex document with two document classes at once? Suppose that I have a paper which start with line: ...
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How to make listing program ConTeXt at LaTeX ?

I want make listing program Context at LaTeX, my MWE like this : \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \lstset { frame=single, framesep=\fboxsep, ...
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Error again, Simplesildes at Context after updated 2014.10.16?

I have a problem again with Simpleslides at ConText after updated modules. I have MWE like this : \usemodule[simpleslides] [style=BottomSquares] \setupTitle [ title={Title of the ...
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Each page as a separate .ps file [duplicate]

Typography requires that each page as a separate .PS file. For example, a three-page document was sent in three files, one page per file. Like foo-001.ps, foo-002.ps, foo-003.ps. Is there a way to do ...
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Unexpected ‘Undefined control sequence’ in XeTeX, but not in TeX

When trying to do grid typesetting in plain TeX I stumbled upon old upages, which looks very promising (see also this introduction). So I opened upages-20001214.tar.gz and put everything in ...
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How to make a font available for ALL system users

I'm developing a webpage and I'm interested in calling pdflatex to compile a .tex file in order to generate a PDF report. I test the command in the directory where the .tex is, then there is no ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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Daggers compilation PDF [closed]

I have a problem with my latex code. I ve been using it for several years, but it is the first time that it happens. My problem is that when I compil the PDF, I have daggers almost everywhere mostly ...
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XeLaTeX - Bottleneck at eu1enc.def

With XeLaTeX my compiler always consistently slows down when it comes to accessing eu1enc.def (I am using the fontspec package). I tried with copying that file and the others employed at that point ...
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File ended while scanning use of \@writefile \begin{document}: deleting .aux and recompiling doesn't change anything!

I am working on a LaTeX documents for a few weeks now, and everything has been perfect until this morning. I made some very small changes (editing the text in itself), and suddenlly I couldn't compile ...
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Compile error due to tex file having a UNC path

I'm trying to compile a LaTex document using the LaTeXing package in ST3. If the file is on my local disk 'C:*' it compiles fine, but I have to keep it on a networked drive '\[company_site]*' which I ...
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eps image not identical to original after compiling [closed]

I have created an eps image with gnuplot (terminal postscript enhanced eps), that is just what I wanted But when I put this image in a tex document and compile a pdf with latex dvips andps2pdf, I ...
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Skim and Sublime Text 3 Multiple File Sync

When I compile the main/master file in ST3, Skim takes me right to the page where I need. But when I use other tex files linked to the main (by using\include) Skim takes me either to the beginning or ...
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Tell tex distribution to avoid residual temporary files [duplicate]

When I compile a tex document, the compilation process usually leaves some temporary files, like .aux and .log. I have got a small document that can be compiled in just one single run - can I tell ...
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xelatex can't find article.cls, but it exists

I have texlive-latex-base and texlive-latex-recommended installed in my Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to compile this document: \documentclass[11pt,oneside]{ article } \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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PSTricks compilation problem

The following problems occurred a week ago. Everything was fine before and the TeX file does compile on my friends computer but does not compile anymore on mine. When I compile my TeX file I get ...
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Can I configure bibtex.exe to insert the command \interlinepenalty=10000 in the .bbl file?

The following question-answers show a method of avoiding page-breaks in between references: How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry? ...
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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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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! ...