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{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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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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Error when compiling [closed]

I added text to a .tex file that I have previously had no problems with. Now I'm getting this message when I try to compile or build & view I get the message Error: Could not start the command: ...
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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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error message [DocOpen(“%bm.pdf”)][FileOpen(“%bm.pdf”)] [closed]

If I want to create a pdf-file, the following error message appears "[DocOpen("%bm.pdf")][FileOpen("%bm.pdf")] the command could not be executed" In this file I have only written a title and 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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Error in latex compiling

Latex won't compile properly, here is the error and the actual file See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H <return> for immediate help. ... ...
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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! ...
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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 ...