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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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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 ...
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1answer
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How to page break a code print in a latex document into more pages instead of one

After this question How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX which prints a code in a standalone pdf document (for instance 1000 lines of code in only one pdf ...
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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Extremely Slow pdfLaTeX compilation with specific packages?

I am compiling a document using the bioinformatics stylesheet. Compilation has been extremely slow on my local machine (64-bit quad-core i5 Lenovo x230 running Texmaker on Windows 7), and on ...
2
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0answers
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How to compile all LaTeX files in subdirectories? [duplicate]

I have a directory which has subdirectories (of arbitrary depth) that all have files, but have LaTeX (.tex) files as well. However, I do not want to go to each file and compile each separately. Is ...
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0answers
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“pdflatex: ! Core one to three” error [closed]

I used a javascriptprogram to generate a rather long .tex file (8500 lines), but whenever I try to compile it, it gives me an `pdflatex: ! Core one to three` error. The error doesn't seem to do ...
2
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0answers
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PDF randomly does not show parts of the text without errors in compilation [closed]

I am writing my thesis with pdflatex and did not have any problems until now. When I compile my thesis I don't get any errors. However a part of a sentence is suddenly missing (so that a part of a ...
2
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0answers
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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3answers
272 views

Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
2
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0answers
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“Undefined control sequence” on auto-generated tex files [closed]

I'm using ipython-notebook to convert my code to tex file and then to a pdf file, and an issue occurred when converting from the generated tex file to pdf (I've posted an issue here). The whole ...
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2answers
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Auto-hide Winedt Console

Is there anyway to make Winedt console invisible when you are writing the code, and when the compile starts the console shows the log and then disappears by itself? Also if there is an error it stays ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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1answer
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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1answer
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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1answer
163 views

Instant Preview of Latex to PDF in silent mode with fast compiling

Please i am working on a project should provide fast compiling of Latex files in silent mode so the user should not see any process and just preview the final pdf file produced and i need it faster ...
5
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1answer
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Plain TeX: missing symbol

I've tried to compile (both pdfTeX and XeTeX) simple code: ☺ \bye But in result I have a plain page, without anything. What's wrong?
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1answer
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
3
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1answer
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media9: “l3kernel too old” (support outdated)

Well, I was trying to follow this answer "beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once", in order to play two videos at the time in one frame. But the problem is that, after installing the packages ...
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1answer
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Texmaker's internal PDF-viewer keeps file handler to .pdf open and hinders subsequent compilings

after updating to Texmaker 4.0.4 today, I am no longer able to compile my PDFs more than once per Texmaker session. I need to quit Texmaker and run it again to compile again. The error I get is the ...
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How do I optimize the output for ebooks? [closed]

In ps2pdf there is a -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook option to control the nature of the pdf output. Is there an analogous setting in pdflatex to do the same thing?
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1answer
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What is the macro/primitive for the current run time? [duplicate]

I've seen (I don't know where) a couple of interesting metadata-oriented control sequences, and I was wondering if such a sequence exists for the job runtime. I can't expect it to give me the total ...
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1answer
178 views

Calling pdflatex inside C code [closed]

I am writing C code that writes a LaTeX file for me. I then attempt to compile the file using pdflatex in a non-interactive mode (as in I'm automating some process and don't want to wait for user ...
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2answers
390 views

Timestamp in document / pdf name

Let's assume my document is called test.tex. Instead of creating a test.pdf I would like to add a suffix date stamp to the filename, e.g. test_2013_05_29 (test_yyyy_mm_dd). I am compiling with ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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3answers
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Latex or PdfLatex to generate DVI

I would like to generate DVI output using latex or pdflatex, it doesn't matter. First, I would like to mention that I run the following command to compile my document and it runs successfully - ...
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What's the maximum number of pages a PDF produced by pdfTeX can have?

Are there some limitations regarding the pdflatex command with respect to the count of pages of the input files? My highest page count, when compiling, was 90 without any troubles. (2008) Currently ...
3
votes
1answer
253 views

Compiling my own mktexfmt

I'm trying to compile my own version of pdftex which works fine. However, I must compile my own format file (fmt) for that. This should be done with mktexfmt. My problem is that I don't know where to ...
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2answers
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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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3answers
345 views

Print 'system information' in LaTeX doc

I've used TeX quite a bit before but am getting back into it at the moment. I want to print a document details page with info such as: Compiled on: Compiled by: OS version: LaTeX version: ...
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votes
6answers
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Automatically create two PDF output files from one tex file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? Let's say I have a tex file foo.tex. Now, I want to achieve that pdflatex does not only create a file foo.pdf but ...
5
votes
2answers
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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1answer
597 views

(La)TeX Web browser [closed]

I had an idea this morning and would like to share and to know if someone has already developed it somewhere! A Mozilla group is currently building a JavaScript Application able to transform any PDF ...
4
votes
2answers
700 views

TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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votes
2answers
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Compilation issue with pdfLaTeX and auto-pst-pdf

I am using a lot of png/jpg images in a document, so I decided to use pdfLaTeX. The main issue of this approach is that PSTricks is not directly supported. Since I found a package (auto-pst-pdf) ...
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2answers
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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votes
0answers
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Long Execution Time with pdfLaTeX on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fast PNG embedding using pdflatex I'm using pdfLaTeX on Mac OS X v10.7.3, and I've added about 25 PNG images to a LaTeX document that is roughly 35 pages long. The ...
2
votes
1answer
797 views

Issues when compiling TeX files with Vim and LaTeX-suite

I'm having problems compiling a TeX file with LaTeX-suite on Ubuntu. In my .vimrc, I have the following lines : filetype plugin on set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $* filetype indent on let ...
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votes
1answer
857 views

Compiles to PDF but not DVI

I just installed TeX Live on Ubuntu 10.04 using the install-tl-unx.tar.gz package. However, when I tested the installation I noticed that it cannot compile to DVI but it can compile to PDF. My ...
7
votes
1answer
242 views

Call pdflatex with a stream

When creating LaTeX-driven reports, I would like to skip writing LaTeX sources to the disk prior to compilation and cleaning up afterwards. Can a stream be sent to pdflatex somehow?
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1answer
171 views

Could someone help with me LaTeX ? I don't know why it isn't compiling

I am new to LaTeX and i guess computer science in general. I am trying to generate a pdf with an image. I am having a lot of problems. I use MiKTeX 2.8 Here is what I entered \documentclass{report} ...
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votes
1answer
900 views

Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?

Consider this sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \end{document} When I compile this with latex and then use dvipdfm, the output file is 7893 ...
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0answers
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pdflatex hangs during compiling (every 2nd run) [closed]

Newly, it frequently happens that pdflatex hangs during compile. The system: TeXLive 2010 (yes, I know that 2011 is out already) MacOS X 10.6.8. Texstudio as editor Currently, I'm compiling in ...
2
votes
1answer
385 views

Same preamble in 2 files causes pdflatex to crash in just one

I was compiling two different files with the exact same preamble. The important thing is that I'm using together scrbook and classicthesis (with also classicthesis-preamble loaded) but when I compile ...
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votes
4answers
394 views

Complex objects delay compiling time - how to make latex faster for draft versions?

Working on my phd thesis has become a nightmare since I tried to insert some very large (sideways)tables with many columns and cells all containing citations. A complete compiling run with latexmk ...
2
votes
1answer
676 views

Change to class file not reflected

I am using a class file to help document my thesis. I need to make some basic changes and I therefore go and edit my class file. I save it and then in Texnic Center when I do shift+ctrl+f5 I do not ...