{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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Compiling a LaTeX document manually

I've created LaTeX documents before using 'nice IDEs' such as TeXnicCenter and have a little experience in general with TeX, however, now I'm wondering about creating one "manually". By that, I mean ...
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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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TeXworks can't compile any .tex document

I've just installed TeXworks on new computer (with ubuntu 10.4). It seems all required texlive packages are installed, in any case I can compile .tex documents using terminal. But in TeXworks while ...
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How should we make index?

I wrote this LaTeX file with TexMaker and I don't know why there is no index in the PDF file. Please tell me where I'm wrong. ‎\documentclass[10pt,twoside,a4paper]{book}‎ ‎\usepackage{amsmath}‎ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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Windows API error 4350

I am rather new to Latex. When compiling my latex file using Texmaker I suddenly get the error: Windows API error 4350: This file is currently unavailable for use on this computer. pdflatex: Data: ...
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Sublime Text 3 LatexTools

I just installed ST3 and installed the LatexTools package using Package control. Everything seems to have gone fine except when I compile using CMD+b nothing seems to happen. On the terminal I get ...
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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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Problem with LaTeX (Texmaker produces nothing) [closed]

I got this problem when I run my code: Package hyperref Warning: Option `pdftex' has already been used, (hyperref) setting the option has no effect on input line 75.
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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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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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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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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

I have a problem with LaTeX. I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker, and when I try to compile a .tex file in Texmaker, I get the error Could not start the command When I try to build it from the ...
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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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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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texnicCenter custom build

is there a possibility to setup custom build for texnicCenter? Now all compilation is done using custom make/build cmd bat, however it would be much more convenient to have all this in texnicCenter.
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TeX4ht aliasing on equations' images

I am compiling a .tex file to html using TeX4ht induced by the htlatex command. When TeX4ht compiles a document and turns equations into images, however, it produces low-quality images with little ...
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Why does Java have Eclipse and NetBeans, but TeX cannot?

I faced these questions when I was searching for an intelligent Windows TeX editor: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? Free, "compile and preview as you type" latex ...
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xelatex my_file.tex is not working through php's exec (no pdf)

I've tried everything from using xelatex on it's own: xelatex my_file.tex , to using both: xelatex -no-pdf my_file.tex xdvipdfmx my_file.xdv and also creating a .sh file with the same commands ...
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include picture with output directory option pdflatex

I'm trying to compil latex files from an external directory using output-dir option because some *.sty files are in my LaTeX directory but not in my current directory. The command I use is like this ...
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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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Slow compilation without sudo

With any *.tex file, even with almost empty template, tex, latex, pdflatex commands takes ages to compile it. strace shows excessive amount of stat calls to all the files in my home directory, which ...