{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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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 manuscript,...
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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 ...
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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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Multiple indexes in LaTeX

I am familiar with the creation of multiple indexes using the multind package. One of the required steps is to run the makeindex executable for each generated .idx file. A typical solution would be do ...
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Creating multiple PDF files from a single LaTeX file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create individual chapter PDFs In my LaTeX file, I have \chapter{chapter one} \chapter{chapter two} \chapter{chapter three} etc. I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Document not compiling correctly [closed]

I've compiled a LaTeX document successfully by typing latex documentname.tex into terminal when in the correct working directory. The document successfully compiles. I'm using TexLive. I then make ...
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How can I compile different .tex file on click on typeset in TeXShop? (MacTeX 2011)

My problem is that I want to have different .tex files for the preamble, the presentation aroundings (my target is a beamer PDF file) and the content of the presentation. Mostly I'll be working on ...
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Build Sequence to create a PDF with citations from .bib

I seem unable to configure TexMaker's quick build so that if I have a .bib file, and a .tex file in a directory, and I click 'Quick Build' once, I get a PDF. Can someone either tell me the sequence ...
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Long table of contents makes page numbers wrong

I have created a table of contents page using \tableofcontents and I have enough chapters and sections that it fills an entire page and goes into another. The problem is that since it takes a second ...
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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How to get started using biblatex?

I just spent an hour trying to understand Bibtex, but I find it very hard to find simple instructions. I even read half of the manual. I put this in my LaTeX file report.ex: % preamble \usepackage[...
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texify or latexmk?

MiKTeX 2.9 comes with both and they apparently do the same thing. I was wondering what the difference between them is (if any) and which one is preferable for large documents.
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Managing volumes of books

I would like to compile all of the books in a series at the same time. This would: Guarantee that everything compiled with consistency. Easily allow for cross-references between books. Allow ...
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Cross Platform LaTeX Build System

I am on Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and would like to be able to execute one command to completely compile a PDF from source .tex files (including all required runs to get the table of contents, ...
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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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How do extra braces impact the placement of items in the document?

I am placing some of my document through some outside BASH scripts, but want to protect some information such that the scripts will not change them. The simplest option for me is to put { and } around ...
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Latexmk can't see a dependency on a .fmt format file

I'm using latex on a small netbook, and with average-sized files (~150 pages at the moment) compilation is already pretty slow. So I am looking for every way to speed up the compilation. In this ...
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Sorting logs into different folders

When I run xelatex (or other compilers), I always end up with many log files in a single folder. This gets difficult to manage. I could create a script which moves them into various folders (e.g. one ...
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Perl interpreter error appearing out of the blue [closed]

I am using TeXworks on Windows7. About an hour ago, I was happily working along and compiling documents just fine. Now, suddenly, when I try to compile anything, I get this error: latexmk.exe: The ...
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latex compiler hangs, no error message shown [closed]

When I am compiling my .tex file using Kile GUI, if there is no syntax error in my .tex file then it works properly and show a message that there is no error. But latex compiler hangs if there is ...
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Using checksums to determine completion of compilation

Before preparing a document for printing, I use a BASH script, like the following: #!/bin/sh xelatex document.tex % compile 1 makeglossaries document xelatex document.tex % compile 2 xelatex ...
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What are the situations where you have to compile a document more than once?

You have to compile a file twice to get the desired output in the accepted answer to Lineno for 2 column. The accepted answer to How can I avoid compiling twice? provides a way to avoid compiling ...
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How to fully build with Rubber?

How do I do a full build with rubber that does the equivalent of latex foo bibtex foo makeindex -s myindex.ist foo latex foo latex foo dvips foo ps2pdf foo The files I am using are foo.tex myindex....
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Compilation problem with WinEdt [closed]

I am writing my PhD thesis with WinEdt and recently started to see the following error message. I didn't edit any settings nor change anything in the configurations. Can anybody help? Runaway ...
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SyncTeX points to a wrong location in source or preview document

I have the following pretty simple document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{russian} \...
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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 ...
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Why can Bakoma process .tex files so fast?

Bakoma is a LaTeX Editor which has the real-time preview on Windows. On Linux, one has Gummi which has a similar feature and on Windows, I use WinEdt with Sumatra PDF together with an AutoIt script to ...
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Conditional typesetting / build

Let's say I have .tex file which is a set of problems and solutions, of which I want to make two pdf files, one which includes the solutions and one which doesn't. so I need to build the .tex file ...
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How can I use the Vim LaTeX-Suite multiple compile option with BibTeX and the -aux-directory option?

I have a document composed of several subfiles and so have used the -aux-directory command to put all of the temporary files in a subfolder, 'auxdir', to keep my working folder clear (and me sane). I ...
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Bibliography compilation error with biblatex

After starting to use biblatex library from bibtex files can not be compiled any more. Here is my tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=authortitle-icomp,natbib=true,sortcites=true, ...
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How to prevent TeXShop from making .aux, .syntec.gz and .log while compiling? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. I'm not a super-user of LaTeX, I only use it for small reports with lots of maths. I often have to do it with other people ...
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Understanding the Log file

I'm getting some cryptic (for me) errors and warnings when I compile. On the advice of darn near every internet resource I could find, I dug into the .log file. The trouble is, I don't know how to ...
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How to programmatically detect if a LaTeX package is installed?

I am writing a program, and I want it to do different things depending on which LaTeX packages have been installed. My current solution is to automatically generate simple .tex files that \usepackage ...
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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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How to give arguments to a tex file during compilation?

I have a file called main.tex, which looks like this: \begin{document} \input{a.tex} \end{document} I want to know if it is possible to have it take this file a.tex in argument, such that I could ...
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Document requiring infinitely many compiler passes?

It is an unfortunate reality that one must compile a LaTeX file several times in order to get all labels and citations correct. As far as I know, one should go on compiling as long as TeX warns that ...
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XeTeX compiling

How can I create a PDF file from .tex file using xetex.exe? What should I enter to console? I tried different combinations like xetex -pdf filepath and so but it doesn't work.
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How to detect and condition based on hostname

How do I construct a conditional statement based on the hostname of the compiling computer in LaTeX? For example: \ifhostname{mymachine} \dostuff \else \dootherstuff \fi Why: I am working with ...
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How to make Vim LaTeX Suite show errors when compile

Compiling TeX with command : silent call Tex_RunLaTeX() The gvim window turns grey when there are errors. One needs to press Enter for each error to continue. It will be better if the error ...
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How can I avoid compiling twice?

Sometimes I need to run compile twice (eg when I use lastpage). Is there a way to set things so TeX knows that there is need for second run and do it automatically? I use Texmaker.
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Speed of LaTeX compilation: Linux versus Windows 7 [closed]

Is it everybody's experience that LaTeX documents compile much more slowly on Windows 7 than on Linux generally, all things being equal? Is speed of compilation affected by the LaTeX editor I use, or ...
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TeXlipse doesn't generate any pdf file

I've just installed TeXlipse using the simple installing option (Install new softwares -> http://texlipse.sourceforge.net/) on my Mac OS. I create a new LaTeX project, select output format = pdf, ...
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Compiling latex directly from R

I want to find a programmatic way of converting a .tex latex document to pdf. What I usually do, and this works in most cases, is to use: tools::texi2dvi(latexfile, pdf = TRUE, clean = TRUE) ...
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Beamer, Beamerposter and the TUGraz theme: compilation issue

When trying to compile using the Beamer class and the TUGraz theme I get the following error message: LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end. This is in Windows Vista (no goood, I ...
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How do I speed-up latex compile time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Speeding up LaTeX compilation Currently am using Miktex and TexNicCenter to create pdf files including vector(.eps) and raster(.png) images. Compile time is about 6 seconds ...
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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 ...