{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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Problem Update Module at ConTeXt? [duplicate]

From my question before : ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt? Since I updated third party modules at ConTeXT, i get problem can't use modules at My ConTeXt document and I always get a message like ...
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ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
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Minus sign disappears in lstlisting if I import the semantic package

I am using the lstlisting package and the semantic package. Now whenever I write a - (minus) inside a lstlisting it disappears after the compilation. Here is a minimal example: ...
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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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File ended while scanning use of \@writefile [closed]

My problem is that if I try to recompile a text after correction of some mistake, e.g. missing "}", the I get a message Runaway argument? {\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {\relax ...
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Compile latex to pdf directly, skipping ps

Up until now, I have been using the MikTeX compiler along with the TeXnicCenter editor to compile latex documents to pdf via ps, i.e., LaTeX ==> PS ==> PDF. However, I recently run into the printing ...
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What compilation steps are required for popular utilities and packages

I'm suggesting making this a community wiki. It should include packages and utilities that are used very often like makeindex bibtex, biblatex makeglossaries synctex ...
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compile both one-sided and two-sided version of my document by a single typestting

I use Book class to compile a journal and need to prepare both one-sided and two-sided versions of the journal which have different settings (margins, ...). Each time I make a change in my TeX file, I ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Draft compilation without changing code

I usually have my documentclass not in the body file but in a different one, so when I want to switch between draft and final modes I have to change the file I'm working on and look for that line. My ...
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Error in compilation

I tried to compile the following document but got an error. \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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how to change default editor for latex when compiling in the bash? [duplicate]

When you compile a latex file in bash (e.g., via a makefile), if latex encounters an error it stops for you to enter a command, for example R to continue running or Q to run quietly. Entering E calls ...
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No error, yet no pdf [closed]

This is probably the ultimate beginner-level question, but I can't produce a pdf from LaTeX. I downloaded from here (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/) three things: ...
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Compilation problem with Xelatex

Last week-end, the compilation biber + xelatex worked very well. But today I have moved my files in another place of my computer, and I can't compile any of my texts any more. Whenever I try, the ...
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Bibliography does not appear after running tex file [duplicate]

Using article for document class the code is as following, but when I compile pdflatex, bibtex and again pdflatex twice the bibliography doesn't appear in the pdf file. I created a bib database called ...
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Strange error when compiling in texmakerE

Recently I've started getting a weird error in Texmaker I can't understand. To make it worse, it seems to disappear at the slightest change. On the good side, it doesn't prevent compilation. On the ...
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What does 'Label multiply defined' mean?

I'm trying to compile this book https://forja.rediris.es/projects/guia-wxmaxima/ I'm using MiKTeX, TeXstudio, and in the build options I have the default compiler pdfLaTeX. So my question is, why ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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Tips for using the different packages in a good way

This is not a specific question, but the answer will help all those who are new users of LaTex (like me). I would appreciate the guidelines/expert opinion from expert users concerning the order in ...
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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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Proceedings of Royal Society Compilation error

I am trying to compile the following (i.e., Author_tex.tex): https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/52fdfa7134a287a85245b4bf and I receive the error: ! LaTeX Error: File RSPA_LOGO-color' not found. I ...
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Create a service using Automator to compile .tex file in Mac

I'm using Mac OS 10.9.3, TeXLive-2013 and Scrivener to write my papers. I'd like to use Apple's Automator in order to create a service (available from the Finder's right-click menu over a file) called ...
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TeXworks stopped creating pdf's

I just installed TeXworks on my MacBook pro and I created a simple .tex. It worked just fine and created the PDF anytime I played 'pdfLaTeX'. Now that I've created a new file it doesn't create the PDF ...
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latex to lualatex error at compilation [closed]

Solution: having an up to date system I've download a template from LaTeXtemplates: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/classicthesis-typographic-thesis This is a template I want to use but ...
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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 ...
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Compiling LaTeX document empties .bbl file

I'm trying out biblatex for the document I'm compiling, using the biber backend on my miktex distribution. Everything, including biber, should be up to date, assuming the MiKTeX repository currently ...
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Texmaker does not compile but indicates success

I am using a Texmaker-Miktex setup. Usually everything is working fine. My code is okay, I know that. But sometimes, if I click on compile, in the log file window, the success-indicating blue lines ...
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Trying to compile lecture notes on just an iphone

Here's the source code of the tex file: http://pastebin.com/g6TfhMVi Here's the source of the notes.cls file: http://pastebin.com/FLLLS36F Right now I only have an iPhone and no other computers. I ...
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latex compiler become slower when adding graphics in pdf format

I have many graphs in my document, according to my information it is best to include graphics in PDF format because it is a vector format and gives better results. so i have added all the graphics in ...
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\lstlistoflistings causing error

my problem is, I added some listings to my Tex document. On the first run everything went fine and all was shown. After the second rerun, it does not compile anymore. Error: !Paragraph ended before ...
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How to Save the Changes of File

I am using MikTeX and TeXnicCenter. This is intended to save the file changes. How to compile the LaTeX files, for example file.tex, to be indexed pdf files. For the first time will be compiled ...
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LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found

I got this error when compiling: "" ! LaTeX Error: File `scrextend.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: "" It was alright, ...
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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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File .tex but content is LaTeX? [closed]

I'm reading the content of The TexBook then I realized the big difference between LaTeX and TeX. The fact is that LaTeX pre-programs huge things, like sections, titles, paragraphs, so the user does ...
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How to use arara with TeXShop

I try to use arara with TeXShop on my Mac, but I don't understand some steps either javascript, probably because of my english & my programer level. I create first the arara.engine in the ...
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How to create the .latexmkrc file

I only started with latexmk & I feel ridiculous because I can't create the .latexmkrc file… I'm using TeXShop on OSX 10.9 & when I try to create the file, Mac says : "It is impossible to use a ...
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Level of abstraction [duplicate]

So, I'm learning about Latex, I've read the entire TeX and LaTeX wikipedia pages, trying to understand what is this all about. Already installed TexWorks and MikTex in my windows. I know how to create ...
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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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Tex file is no longer generating pdf

I am creating an article on tex works. I managed to generate a title page, contents and first section, everything compiled fine. I added a subsection and now the pdf will not update. It does not ...
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texi2dvi runs forever if the document contains references not in the .bib file

If I run the example below with texi2dvi (GNU Texinfo 5.2) 5381 [texlive 2012], it never stops. How can this be avoided? It's somehow strange. I used to have a lot of references in my files which were ...
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Float error with PNAS template

I'm attempting to use the PNAS template at writelatex.com however I'm encountering a strange compiling error when the default title is changed to one that is long enough to require a second line, and ...
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cannot compile when using acronym package \Iac command multiple times

When using the acronym package (current version 2012/10/29 v1.38) with hyperref, the upper case indefinite article command \Iac does not compile in some cases. This code \documentclass{article} ...
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No pdf output in Auctex

I reinstall texlive but I auctex don't produce the pdf output. I tried texwork and its works fine. I'm on fedora 19 I'm asking a question following this one, Local font installation problems. I ...
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Compiling Error - TeXworks OS X Mavericks

When i try to compile in TeXworks, I receive this error: kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt mktexfmt: No such file or directory I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'! I've used TeXworks ...
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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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“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 ...
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TeXStudio: Any command is an “Undefined control sequence” [duplicate]

I'm trying to configure TeXStudio (using Windows) with MiKTeX. I configured the path to latex.exe and pdflatex.exe in Options\Commands and still I get errors compiling any .tex. Every command (like ...
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Why are my Latex compile times varying massively?

I've been using Latex for several years, but recently I've found that I can get crazily varying compilation times. For example: I am currently working on a ~15 page document with around 10 high ...
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Fatal error, "Can't write on file 'test.pdf'

I am not the most experienced latex user, so I hope I can describe the problem accurately. When I compile my tex document I get following message: ! I can't write on file `test.pdf'. Please type ...
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How to let latex only run one user defined command and save the ouput to a tax file [duplicate]

I want to let latex only run one of my defined commands and output results to a tax file. For example, the following tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...