{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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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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Biblatex compilation ignoring recompile [on hold]

I'm using the latest version of TexShop on a Mac and have decided to start using biblatex. I have overwritten the bibtex command in preferences with the following: biber --output_safechars This ...
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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 ...
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ConTeXt vs LaTeX compilation time

In the past I used ConTeXt only when some font was not available in LaTeX -- I may probably be wrong -- but my impression is that ConTeXt is compiling faster than LaTeX. For a document that compiles ...
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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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Disable printing of fonts/packages during compilation - from the compiled file

I just read this: Disable printing of fonts/packages to STDOUT and I was wondering whether the same could be effected somehow from the .tex file being compile (probably you would want to do this ...
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You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides `foo'

I have the following files: my_folder/ include/ mypackage.sty main.tex The package's name is 'mypackage'. Now, in main.tex I do \usepackage{include/mypackage} using the file path ...
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Error R Sweave and Knitr Plugins at WinEdt 8.0?

I try a simple example document .rnw at WinEdt with R Sweave Plugin like this : \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \SweaveOpts{concordance=TRUE} \textbf{hello world} ...
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Error PracTeX Jurnal Modules at ConTeXt

I have the same problem like My Way Module from question before (My Way Modules), i try to compile example PracTeX Jurnal document like this \usemodule[pracjourn] % Replace the text inside <+ ...
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Error My Way Modules at ConteXt ?

I want to make a document from My Way Modules at ConTeXt, like this example : \usemodule[mag-01] \setvariables [magazine] [title={Introduction}, author=Hans Hagen, affiliation=PRAGMA ADE, ...
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How secure is sharelatex?

Background: One of my co-authors faced problem of compiling the paper that I had built using TexStudio and MikteX 2.9 on his Mac Machine running TexLive. ShareLaTeX Role: So, one solution is to use ...
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Index printing issue

I am writing an article with an index, and I'm using the makeidx package to do so. I have made sure to include the \makeindex command in my preamble, and I have included a \printindex command near ...
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Unable to include chapter

I'm using \input command to compile six different chapters in one pdf file. But the output shows five chapters and sixth chapter is not at all compiled. ....preamble \begin{document} ...
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Force latex to finish compiling regardless of error? (xelatex)

I have a reoccurring problem. I want to be able to force latex to finish compiling regardless of an error. I know that this error will occur several times in my script and it is a result of the ...
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Problem Update Module at ConTeXt? [duplicate]

From my question before : ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt? Since I updated third party modules at ConTeXT, i get problem can't use modules at My ConTeXt document and I always get a message like ...
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ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
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Minus sign disappears in lstlisting if I import the semantic package

I am using the lstlisting package and the semantic package. Now whenever I write a - (minus) inside a lstlisting it disappears after the compilation. Here is a minimal example: ...
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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file

I am writing a report using LaTeX and I am quite confused about something. I am working with TeXShop, and the output produced after compiling sometimes changes. Let me show some screenshots Here ...
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File ended while scanning use of \@writefile [closed]

My problem is that if I try to recompile a text after correction of some mistake, e.g. missing "}", the I get a message Runaway argument? {\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {\relax ...
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Compile latex to pdf directly, skipping ps

Up until now, I have been using the MikTeX compiler along with the TeXnicCenter editor to compile latex documents to pdf via ps, i.e., LaTeX ==> PS ==> PDF. However, I recently run into the printing ...
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What compilation steps are required for popular utilities and packages

I'm suggesting making this a community wiki. It should include packages and utilities that are used very often like makeindex bibtex, biblatex makeglossaries synctex ...
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compile both one-sided and two-sided version of my document by a single typestting

I use Book class to compile a journal and need to prepare both one-sided and two-sided versions of the journal which have different settings (margins, ...). Each time I make a change in my TeX file, I ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Draft compilation without changing code

I usually have my documentclass not in the body file but in a different one, so when I want to switch between draft and final modes I have to change the file I'm working on and look for that line. My ...
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Error in compilation

I tried to compile the following document but got an error. \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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how to change default editor for latex when compiling in the bash? [duplicate]

When you compile a latex file in bash (e.g., via a makefile), if latex encounters an error it stops for you to enter a command, for example R to continue running or Q to run quietly. Entering E calls ...
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No error, yet no pdf [closed]

This is probably the ultimate beginner-level question, but I can't produce a pdf from LaTeX. I downloaded from here (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/) three things: ...
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Compilation problem with Xelatex

Last week-end, the compilation biber + xelatex worked very well. But today I have moved my files in another place of my computer, and I can't compile any of my texts any more. Whenever I try, the ...
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Bibliography does not appear after running tex file [duplicate]

Using article for document class the code is as following, but when I compile pdflatex, bibtex and again pdflatex twice the bibliography doesn't appear in the pdf file. I created a bib database called ...
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Strange error when compiling in texmakerE

Recently I've started getting a weird error in Texmaker I can't understand. To make it worse, it seems to disappear at the slightest change. On the good side, it doesn't prevent compilation. On the ...
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What does 'Label multiply defined' mean?

I'm trying to compile this book https://forja.rediris.es/projects/guia-wxmaxima/ I'm using MiKTeX, TeXstudio, and in the build options I have the default compiler pdfLaTeX. So my question is, why ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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Tips for using the different packages in a good way

This is not a specific question, but the answer will help all those who are new users of LaTex (like me). I would appreciate the guidelines/expert opinion from expert users concerning the order in ...
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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen ...
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Proceedings of Royal Society Compilation error

I am trying to compile the following (i.e., Author_tex.tex): https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/52fdfa7134a287a85245b4bf and I receive the error: ! LaTeX Error: File RSPA_LOGO-color' not found. I ...
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Create a service using Automator to compile .tex file in Mac

I'm using Mac OS 10.9.3, TeXLive-2013 and Scrivener to write my papers. I'd like to use Apple's Automator in order to create a service (available from the Finder's right-click menu over a file) called ...