{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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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose

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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My file.tex is damaged, and so is the pdf. Why? [closed]

I think it happened because I didn't close the software properly: I (by mistake of course) unplugged my laptop while everything was running (not compiling, just open). When I turned it on, my .tex was ...
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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 ...
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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 ...