{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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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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Undefined control sequence in aux file

I am currently writing a large report. It has been compiling without problem until very recently. Now when it tries to compile I get the error message (./Project Writeup.aux ! Undefined control ...
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Compile only floats

When preparing a document, there are useful ways to limit what gets compiled overall. This is the case with the \includeonly command, and the draft option, that in many classes allows one to not ...
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How to find out why xetex hangs for seconds at innocent pages?

Compiling a 130 pages long report with xelatex takes my PC about 4 seconds, of which at least 1 second is spent at one particular page, and some more time at a later page. The page where most time is ...
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how to combine different tex files to a single file and generate pdf using R

I have three data frames which I would like to put to pdf. I generate tex files for the three dataframes. So I have three tex files. I would like to combine it and generate pdf in R. Right now I use ...
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Suppress TOC in htlatex (compiling with htlatex fails with Undefined control sequence \TocTitle)?

Consider this MWE, test2.tex: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{times} ...
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Splitting a bibliography-driven Latex document into per-page Open Document ODT files?

I have already seen Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files?, and I'm aware this is likely to require "external" scripting - but I just wanted to see if anyone has a straightforward approach. ...
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Lyx2.1 - New Empty Float Definition Appeared for Some Reason (cannot compile anymore)

I have used LyX to write my dissertation, and for the most part, it has worked quite well. I am baffled by the current compilation error, however. After adding a couple floats, I now get the ...
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Finding the cause for an overfull vbox [duplicate]

When compiling my document I get the following warning message: Badbox line 1: Overfull \vbox (1.77525pt too high) has occurred while \output is active [] Now from Google I learned that this ...
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Document does not compile on different computer [on hold]

My document does compile on a Mac mini, but not on my MacBook Pro. I've included all of my code minus the files that are loaded, since I suspect the problem might be one of the packages I am using. I ...
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How to make a document compile into two different orders of its parts?

I want to set up a diary that compiles in two different orders: One is work by day, the other is work by project according to tags I give to the particular chunks of work I did each day. For ...
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revtex4 - AIP Review of Scientific Instruments template - Abstract does not have right-margin

I am writing a paper for AIP's RSI journal and am using their template (locater here: http://rsi.peerx-press.org/html/rsi/rsi_latex_template.html). In the output, the abstract does have a left margin ...
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Is there a way to put some of my project's files in a separate folder?

My university has provided a thesis project template with tons of files in it. My current working directory looks a bit like this: package1.sty package2.sty package3.sty classFile.bst classFile.cls ...
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LaTeX not compiling after switching computer

I've changed computers recently; my project was compiling just fine previously, and on the new computer it's not compiling at all. The output is stuck at the last version I compiled on the previous ...
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Error invoking LaTeX from within WinEdt

this is my work environment...
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How to change the behavior of pdflatex regarding the creation of auxiliary files (*.aux, *.out, *.log)? [duplicate]

When I run pdflatex on a tex file foo.tex it creates the following files foo.aux foo.log foo.out foo.pdf and it always bothers me that the *.aux, *.out and *.log files mess up my directories. ...
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Tell TeXstudio to compile a particular document with LuaLaTeX

It is not hard to change the default compilation engine in TeXstudio from PDFLaTeX to LuaLaTeX (or any other engine for that matter). But if I only want to use LuaLaTeX for a single document, it gets ...
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Policy to stress preferrable syntax

Question Assume someone wrote a LaTeX document using my package some time ago. I want to let him know that his code should be updated. The idea is to allow outdated syntax by the LaTeX compiler but ...
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Compiling current text block in WinEdt

In WinEdt there is a toolbar button for compiling current selection of the document. But is it possible to compile current text block without manual selection? By text blocks I means parts of text ...
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Why can't I compile the simplest TeX file of only 6 lines?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[adobefonts]{ctex} \usepackage[os=win]{menukeys} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \end{document} The simplest TeX file above cannot be compiled with ...
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How to use LuaLaTeX at WinEdt?

I have a problem " How to use LuaLaTeX at WinEdt ? And my MWE : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \luaexec{ tp=tex.print ...
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What process can generate a new write sequence

While compiling a very large document recently in xelatex and tex4ht I have observed that tex4ht doesn't handle write streams the same as xelatex. I am trying to prepare a MWE to troubleshoot my ...
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Different .dvi file depending on how do I compile .tex file

I'm using TeX Live 2014 with kile as the editor. Usually I compile .tex files using kile's compilation button. There is no errors and no warnings, the output is complete. When I compile the same file ...
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Show error message when using batchmode

Consider the following MWE (in a foo.tex file): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \begin{document} \section{Foo} \begin{theorem*} Undefined star ...
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Is it possible to add more compile buttons in the tools toolbar in texmaker?

Hi I've just started using texmaker version 4.41 on Windows 8. I'm used to Kile on Ubuntu and have been told that Texmaker is the most similar editor to kile which is available to windows. In Kile I ...
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Recover .tex file after computer crash

I was working on my .tex file and had just saved it right before the incident happened, then BOOM my computer says something about iqrl. This has been going on for a while and its really ...
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pdflatex of list of files

I have a Directory in which there are 25 directories and each directory contains .tex file. I need to apply pdflatex command to create pdf files. I try this command but it does not work. I get an ...
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Using latexmk with multiple tex files in the directory

edit solution to compile : latexmk -pdf mainfile.tex I have left this example up as it might contain language used by others unfamiliar with this area :) At the very least it provides a Minimal ...
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Cannot compile PDF [on hold]

I was using Texmaker on Linux for a couple of internships, now I moved to Mac OS X, and I'm really not a pro user with such an OS. I've already read the user manual and I've checked here to find out ...
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Disabling “destination with the same identifier” with package silence

I'm trying to disable the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{thm.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored" using the silence package as suggested here: ...
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Getting started with cls file

I am a newbie with LaTex, and today I need to start with CPE journal. I downloaded their document guidelines, which included a CLS, a TEX, a PDF and readme file. (you can get it from: ...
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Compilation error: missing \begin{document} [duplicate]

I know that this question as been asked a thousand times on this site, but all of the other ones are either closed as off topic, or (when I tried) didn't work. pdflatex outline.tex yields ...
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Compiling Error in Texmaker 4.4.1

I installed MikeTex 2.9 and Texmaker 4.4.1 on windows 7. However, when I compile Tex document it gives following error: **Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Compiling from chapter

I'm new to LaTeX. I created a new document with the following structure \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{appendix} % ... % \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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Stopped compiling [closed]

I have a problem with compiling in latex. I was trying to write a matrix, when latex suddenly did not want to compile it anymore. I deleted everything new, but it still did not work. First it had some ...
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Cannot compile glosses using gb4e package

I'm trying to add glosses to my paper using TexMaker, MikTex and the gb4e package. But every time I hit compile it takes forever until it finally spits out an error (basically saying that it took too ...
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Reproducible LaTeX builds - compile to a file which always hashes to the same value

I am interested in using LaTeX in a way such that when I compile twice, I get the very same resulting file. My test.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello, World! \end{document} ...
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How can I “outcompile” macros? [duplicate]

Let's say I have have the file asdf.tex which contains the code: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\asdf}{blabla} \begin{document} \asdf is very cool! \end{document} How can I compile my ...
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Partial compilation commands/environment?

In the interest of speeding up compilation times of large documents, I got interested in partial compilation. (I'm already aware of "pre-compiling" preamble format fmt files and intend to use that as ...
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Comments in preamble causing errors in build with “pre-compiled” format file using mylatexformat?

Consider the following MWE - nearly the same as in Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?, but not exactly - where I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled ...
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Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?

I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled headers" (TikZ's externalization and mylatex (note, \jobname should be the same)) and thought I'd use mylatexformat for it ...
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TeXwork bibliography does not produce any output nor error

I'm writing my thesis, both main.tex and Bibliography.bib are in the same folder. I'm using Windows 7 and the TeXwork Latex enviroment. \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{Thesis} % The default font size ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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tex file is badly compiled after upgrading windows version

I have been using latex for years, currently I have TexStudio editor and MikTex 2.9 for 64-bits OS. My operating system is Win7. My laptop got morally old, so I decided to get a new one which has ...
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Problems in Output pages

When I compiled my file with LaTeX, there are no Errors, 2 warnings, 7 bad boxes, and there are 8 pages of output, but when I open it there is just one page output! so, how to solve this problem? ...
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Selective compilation: tag system exists in Latex? [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a document of talks I have texed. Currently I am putting each talk in a section, put them in a separate file, and include all of them in a main document. Is it possible for me ...
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Is version control for figures possible in LaTeX?

I have a long document with multiple graphs. All graphs are done using pgfplots and I'm using tables stored as separate text documents. For instance, to plot data from a table big_table_with_data.txt, ...
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Compiling small part of text

I'm using winedt for Latex. sometimes I'm only working on a section of my paper and want to recompile to PDF without going through the whole time-consuming compilation. Is there a way I can tell Latex ...
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Compiling error after I comment a meaningless statement

I am making a multi-language document. With the big help of Mr. Steven B. Segletes, I am able to deal with several languages mixed document, which can only output in wanted one or several laguages. ...
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I am having problems with typeset?

My document is called introduction.tex. I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \title{Identification of potential therapeutic targets in human breast cancer} ...