{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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Running class and bst file through command line/shell script

I am trying to run the latex project: http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-papers-latex-template/at_download/file through command line. I have written a shell script(*.sh file), where ...
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Large document edited by a dozen people

We, a team of 12 people, plan to write a 50 pages paper. The paper will be divided into chapters. Usually, no more than 2 or 3 people will work on a given chapter. Having one large file will create ...
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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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Different compilation times with different Operating Systems

I have noticed that when compiling or rather typesetting with XeLaTeX, I experience very different compilation times on different Operating Systems. When I typeset on Windows, the compilation process ...
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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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In TeXnic center, is there a command can I use to point to exactly the place in the article where I made a LaTeX error?

I know this probably could be a very elementary question, but I am a very beginner in LaTeX. I am using LaTeX in windows on a PC. I am using teXniC center and MikTeX for writing a laTeX article. When ...
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Does LaTeX have to reprocess included files that haven't changed?

I have included several .tex files (they do not contain the header code like documentclass, begin and end document, etc). When I include the file using \include everything works. But if I recompile ...
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textpos error with newenvironment{aside} and xelatex

I'm using xelatex with texlive 2011 vanilla on the latest ubuntu precise pangolin. I fork and try to use the great cv template from https://github.com/afriggeri/cv This template uses TikZ for the ...
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Why does Latex/Bibtex need three passes to clear up all warnings?

As explained by Andy Roberts, if you need to compile a new document with bibtex citations, then you need to run latex three times, and bibtex once: latex document bibtex document latex document latex ...
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Avoid linebreaks in LaTeX console / log output

Is it possible to tell the LaTeX command not to use line breaks in its console / log output? This would make it easier to automate the processing of the log file, e.g. extracting the names of missing ...
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Running several latex processes in parallel

I am working on an experiment running LaTeX on server to compile some documents on the fly. Assuming I want to have several workers waiting for documents to be compiled, are there any access issues in ...
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TeX works very slowly

LaTeX compiler on my Debian system works very slowly. For example, file including only a few lines of text compiles several minutes. All this time LaTeX does something, but what exactly it does is ...
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generating LaTeX tabular code during compilation

I use LaTeX for scientific reporting in brain imaging (fMRI). I have a tabular array in LaTeX, that contains quite a lot of rows and columns, which both are brain regions and in the each intersecting ...
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How/where to test my template document?

I've created a sort of a template for a Ph.D. thesis at my faculty (a document class, a main thesis.tex file and some dummy content). The faculty's Linux server doesn't have a full TeX distro (e.g. no ...
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Why doesn't latexmk handle errors in the preamble?

Today I discovered that if I have an error in the preamble of my tex file then Latexmk produce an error only once. Precisely, for example if my file looks like this \documentclass{article} ...
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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 ...
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Variability in the line spacing of paragraph breaks?

Don't know how to describe my problem properly, but there seems to be a variablility in the line spacing of paragraph breaks, with my settings or generally or anything. Since I don't know what is ...
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How to exploit externalized images runtime-wise?

Thanks to the valiant efforts of @zeroth, I got TikZ' externalization running with todonotes, TikZ images pieced together by environments and macros and my homebrew compilation script. In particular, ...
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Endless compilation with TikZ. Bug? [closed]

If I try to compile this, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node [rectangle, % <-- there's a syntax error ...
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Error when using \begin{RÉSUMÉ}

I write a paper in French, I add a package \usepackage[english,francais]{babel} to use a French but when I write: \begin{RÉSUMÉ} abstract in french \end{RÉSUMÉ} I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Using Sublime Text 2 for LaTeX [closed]

Is anybody using Sublime Text 2? I use it quite frequently for coding, it by far my favourite editor. But I never used it for LaTeX. There is a package called LaTeXTools for editing and viewing LaTeX ...
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make flashmode work [closed]

I am not sure whether this is an appropriate question for tex.SE. Anyway: I am trying to use Flashmode, which I discovered reading the answers to this question. Unfortunately I am not able to make it ...
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Will TikZ compilation become faster? [closed]

I find that TikZ compilations are rather slow. I often work with old computers and the LaTeX compilation is very fast but TikZ slows down the process. Externalizing the graphics helps but making a ...
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Delete .aux file in order to successfully compile

From time to time I need to prepare presentations, and I use the beamer class plus the minted package. I would like to know why sometimes I need to delete the aux file generated by pdflatex to ...
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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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Precompile header with xelatex

I read about precompiling the preamble in http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/15606/4918 and it worked fine with pdflatex but how can I do this for xelatex? I tried xelatex -ini -shell-escape ...
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When compiling in ConTeXt, context vs texexec

I'm interested in learning ConTeXt. In the past I've mainly used LyX, and a bit of LaTeX recently. I was reading Berend de Boer's introduction to ConTeXt, and pretty much the first thing he said about ...
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Post-commit service hook for GitHub repository containing LaTeX?

This question is related to Compiling documents online. I store my LaTeX documents in a git repository on GitHub. Is there a web service which offers a post-commit hook for GitHub which automatically ...
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ligature with special characters: fī

I am using a lot of special characters such as ā, ī, ū, š, ṣ, ḥ, ḫ and so on. I just spotted that sometimes this causes problems with ligatures for example the fi-ligature, if the dot on the i is a ...
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What shell commands are executed by LyX View menus?

For a variety of reasons, I'm using LyX as my primary LaTeX document creation tool, but I want to avoid doing things or relying on features of LyX that make it hard to use other tools as well. While ...
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How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?

I have a batch file that will compile the same input file with 3 compilers one after another as shown below. This mechanism is used to see the file size of the resulting PDF (before and after ...
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Require a certain (or later) version of a package?

Is there a way to enforce that a certain version, or a later version, of a package is loaded when building the document? I've found that compiling a document on another platform, where the package ...
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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 ...
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How to jump from a line in a .ps file to the corresponding line in the .tex file

I have TeXnicCenter and GSview. If I have a .tex file house.tex, and the resulting PostScript file house.ps, I'd like to be able to jump from a line in house.ps to the corresponding line in house.tex ...
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Does ConTeXt ever require multiple passes to compile?

When I compile my ConTeXt document with context file.tex, it seems that the compiler compiles the code several times. I have never noticed any messages, common in pdflatex, asking me to compile the ...
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Interweave .tex files to create single PDF

I have three .tex files. contains all the verses in a document in this format: \subsection*{वृद्धिरादैच् 1.1.1} \label{1.1.1} contains explanation 1 contains explanation 2 Is there a way to merge ...
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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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How to test --jobname compilation option within latex file

Due to some commands in my preamble (\synctex=1,\makenomenclature,\settocdepth{subsection}) which are not fully compatible with --jobname procedure, I would like to add a test before these three line ...
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TeXnicCenter does not compile a document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? I checked the net, but haven't found a solution so far. I'm using ...
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Bypass % !TEX TS-program =

Some LaTeX editors (TeXShop and TeXworks, for instance) allow a special comment line to define a default engine to use with a current document, like this : % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex It's really ...
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Why won't my glossaries print?

I have a look around online and at other posts however I haven't been able to find a solution to this problem. Here is the code I'm using: \documentclass[a4paper,final]{report} \usepackage{epsfig} ...
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How to make the moderncv templates from CTAN work in Ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to use moderncv on Ubuntu 11.10. The class is in texlive-latex-extra but it seems to be an old version and it does not recognize some new commands. I would like to either upgrade the ...
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makeglossaries hangs waiting for input on mac

I'm very new to Latex so apologies if this is a newbie question. However I have looked around online and can't find an answer. I'm trying to compile my file in TeXShop (on mac) using the following ...
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Speed up LaTeX compilation on a document with lots of automatically created tables

I know that similar ground has been covered before (e.g. Speeding up LaTeX compilation), but this question is more specific. I want to create some reports programmatically, so I wrote a program that ...
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compiler can't find file on cifs/Samba share [closed]

I am unable to compile LaTeX files whenever they are on a particular network drive. I am using ubuntu lucid and mount a samba share in fstab like so: //domain.com/me$ /home/me/H_DRIVE cifs ...
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What are the main differences between AutoLaTeX and LaTeXMk?

I stumbled upon AutoLaTeX today and it seems to be very similar to LaTeXMk indeed. Can you summarise the main differences, which might help me choose between the two tools?
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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How to clean up .table and .gnuplot using latexmk

I'm using latexmk as my building assistance. I'm also trying to use it as the clean-up contractor... In .latexmkrc I added: $pdf_previewer = "open -a /Applications/Skim.app"; $clean_ext = "rel paux ...
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How can I see why a file isn't compiling somewhere else, if it does in my machine?

I'm attempting to submit a paper using the Elsevier Editorial System in LaTeX, and in the final step before submission it builds a file with information, the cover letter, and hopefully the ...
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Does anyone know what the other files that come with compiling are? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. Whenever I hit "compile" on MikTeX 2.8, I get a bunch of files I don't need like .aux, notepad files. Is there a way to ...