{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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Document using datatool is slow to compile

The following document uses the datatool package, and is slow to compile, though the resulting PDF file is only 3 pages long. On my computer it takes of the order of 17 sec. I'm hoping for suggestions ...
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How to compile creating externalized figures files from pgfplots in a given folder?

I'm working on a project on LaTeX which includes heavy externalization of pgfplots figures, so I've hidden everything in a tex subfolder of the main one and work only there. Every time, though, I have ...
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How can I speed up LaTeX compilation?

The slowest part is a dozen of diagrams in TikZ.
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(TeXShop) Magic comment in a subfile that runs the main file but including only this subfile

Disclaimer: This question is a bit specific to TeXShop because I have to help somebody who's using this editor I don't know as I don't own a Mac. Nevertheless, it could be helpful to others. The aim ...
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URL hyphenation

I need to hyphenate an URL —I'm the using \url{ } command)—. I've found that one solution is to add the hyphen option to the url package. I've added it but the compilation doesn't work. I get the ...
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Weird problem with LaTeX/excel2latex

I try to use excel2latex for converting excel tables into LaTeX. Here is the simple code I am using: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Forbid building a file when it's not used in \input [duplicate]

I have two files, main.tex and chapter.tex, organized as follows: %main.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{chapter} \end{document} and %chapter.tex \section{Hello world!} $2 + 2$ ...
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Package keyval Error 15 undefined

When I try to compile the following code on Windows using MikTeX and TexWorks, i get this error : ! Package keyval Error: 15 undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation. Type H ...
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Online compilation with commercial fonts [closed]

The price of the full packages of professional, commercial fonts (Adobe Garamond, Minion, etc.) is far out of the range of what I can afford. So I am wondering if there is no alternative somewhere? If ...
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Compile extremely large file into pdf

I am using Django and it's templating system to dynamically generate Latex and then compiling it with pdflatex, which works great. The problem is when the latex that gets generated is 30,000+ lines ...
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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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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texstudio in ubuntu: gensymb.sty not found

I recently switched to Linux with Ubuntu and installed Texstudio. When I try to compile, it says that the gensymb and tikz-cd packages are not found, but I already had them installed. I have them ...
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Please help compiling [closed]

I have found summary of a course online. But I am having trouble of compiling it. I don't have much experience with latex. Can anyone help me to compile to pdf? The files are attached.
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How secure is sharelatex?

Background: One of my co-authors faced problem of compiling the paper that I had built using TexStudio and MikteX 2.9 on his Mac Machine running TexLive. ShareLaTeX Role: So, one solution is to use ...
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Compiling documents online

I have heard rumors that you can compile documents online, and more specifically that Google has a free online compiler, but I have never been able to find any. Is there a way to compile documents ...
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TeX4HT compile sequence

I just noticed that when I compile a tex file into an html document, I actually don't have to run the equivalant sequence I am used to xelatex For all bibunits generated bu*.aux bibtex For all ...
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XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?

I have a problem with my TeXstudio on Ubuntu, cause I can not compile my tex files via XeLaTeX. The problem: Error: Could not start the command: xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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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 ...
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miktex-makemf: The source file could not be found

I m trying to compile file using TeXworks. I use fithesis class because its pre-set class by my university for creating documents. \documentclass[12pt,oneside,final]{fithesis} \usepackage[latin2] ...
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Control the output of TexMaker

I am quite new in LaTeX and I am using TexMaker. How can I remove some of its output (such as .aux, .out, .synctex) and just see the .tex and .pdf files?
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What is the simplest procedure for compiling Asymptote code in WinEdt?

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document containg Asymptote code in WinEdt and my MWE is this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{asy}[width=10cm,height=10cm] ...
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How can I configure AUCTeX to automatically switch to the compilation log after hitting C-c?

I would like to see the compilation results after hitting C-c, however, AUCTeX always asks me to additionally hit C-l to swich to the log window and automatically scroll down. I would prefer C-c to ...
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Error compilling with Xindy ?

I try compilling Xindy document at LaTeX and my MWE like this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[xindy]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newglossaryentry{gloss}{ ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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Recompile with C-c C-c in AUCTeX

Is therer a way to recompile the document when there were no changes? Currently hitting C-c C-c a second time only runs the document viewer (Skim.app in my case).
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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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Converting a tex file to pdf

I use TexStudio to create a tex file and save it in my DropBox in the Cloud. I then use CloudConvert to make a pdf file, which I then save on my Windows Pc. This works OK, but isn't there a simpler, ...
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Encoding compilation problem with Bibtex Texmaker and LinuxMint

I had absolutely no problem until my last compilation, and I got no idea why I got this error now, because I didn't absolutely touch this line of code nor this page... Here is the error I get : ...
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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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eepic package fails compiling

I have some problems with eepic package. When I use the eepic package almost everything works fine, except circles. The circles were shown half (circle lines and filled circles). When I add the eepic ...
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Problems compiling antiquated code using the epic and eepic packages

I was given an extremely large tex file I need to compile, but when trying to compile it, I repeatedly get a non-pdf special ignored error followed by the document without any of the figures included. ...
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Automatic online compiling system

I've heard of a automatic compiling system for LaTeX which works as follows: I simply upload a .tex code to a website and this system automatically compiles it into .pdf. How to find it?
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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Compiling tex with bib?

I am new to using LaTeX and not that familiar with Linux either. I have written a LaTeX file and saved it as a .tex file using TexMaker. My prof sent me a .bib file, I guess as a sample for what my ...
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How do I close a busy synctex.gz file?

I tried to compile a file, and LaTeX didn't like something (I have no idea what). Now, when I try to compile, I am told that "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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PDF stopped being updated when latex document is compiled [closed]

I use texmaker to make my latex documents, and normally it works fine. But now I am working on a file that has stopped updating the PDF document when I use my quick build (PDFlatex + view latex). My ...
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How to compile bibtex with TeXstudio?

I am trying to use bibtex for the first time. I am on windows 7, using TeXstudio. I am trying to follow the steps of this (french) webpage : http://www.tuteurs.ens.fr/logiciels/latex/bibtex.html I ...
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Find where missing } is? Compiler has no clue. Any way of narrowing search down?

So I'm making a beamer document. And sometimes I will forget to add a } somewhere. When I do this, the compiler complains that there is a missing }, but it has no idea where it is. Narrowing it down ...
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Weird tipx error

Just for fun I wrote a converter for decimal numbers that prints them in bases < 37: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fixltx2e,hyperref,ifthen} \usepackage{tipx} \makeatletter \newcount\mod ...
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Is there a macro telling which OS we're using?

I got some LaTeX documents that I have to compile them under different TeX Live, such as MacTeX or TeX Live. But in different OS, the font seems different too, for example, while in Windows, I prefer ...
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Within the .tex file, a loop to compile to multiple PDFs recycling content according to language

I bet there are lots of loops using external processing, but I was hoping to get a preamble hack that would pdflatex out three outputs - suffixed according to Language selected - of the following ...
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Can I reduce the timeout for compilation?

I'm writing a document with many pictures using the tikz package. A small error in these often do not make compilation fail outright, but rather time out. (Example from ...
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Always creating a second document with slightly different configuration [duplicate]

I work on a document, and I would like to create, simultaneously, another document which has the 'doublespacing' tag on. Until now, every time I needed it, I just copied the TEX file to a ...
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Eps file looks funny in compiled pdf

I'm trying to include an eps file in my tex file. The tex file compiles fine, but the image in the pdf is only a small part of the actual image. The strange thing is that there are other eps files ...
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Pattern to detect need for recompilation from auxfile

I am using an auxfile to access the results of some computations which I need before they can actually be computed. Since this requires two runs when something changes the result I would like to have ...
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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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Problems with texstudio (New computer) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer today, its an inspiron 3542, which runs on windows 8.1 and a 64-bit OS. After which i download texstudio to edit some documents, everything works fine until i try to build ...
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Real Time LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? I'm looking for an application in which I can write pure LaTeX in one half of the screen and on the other half ...