{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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Simple .tex file not compiling using terminal [closed]

I am using Mac and I am trying to compile a .tex file using the terminal (it should work the same way as in linux, as far as I know). However, I have been trying to include a picture to my code but ...
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how to compile Lualatex from terminal?

I am writing my phd thesis now, and all these while I have used texshop in mac os X (mavericks). I have compiled in Lualatex through texshop (or even texworks) and the file compiles fine, but I have a ...
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Compile multiple .tex files to one file

I am making a math formulary collection but the file is getting too big and too long! So i was wondering if it is possible to make a .tex for for multiplication and one .tex file for division. And ...
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pdfTeX error font ppl8r not found

I am receiving the following error message from pdfTeX: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file pplr8r): Font pplr8r at 600 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! when I ...
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C style compilation of tex document

Would it be possible to implement a C style compilation model for tex documents? That is latex -S file_1.tex file_2.tex file_3.tex #produce some kind of object files with "Undefined references" ...
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TeXWork compilation issue - New installation

I just installed the MikTex 2.9.5721 and tried out the following script: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} And it renders the following Console output: ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not work because of babel

I'm a new user, and I would like to convert my latex file to a pdf, but I had some problems. So, I tried to do it, but on my screen appears a message saying the following: The required file ...
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Suddenly TexShop won't compile anything. What to do?

I use TexShop in a Mac computer. Suddenly (after I transferred some file I compile with another program in another computer) TexShop won't compile anything. I include the picture with its message. ...
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Gummi: Error compiling bibliography file; where's the log? [closed]

I'm using bibliography with Gummi, and when I git "Detect" in the "Bibliography" menu it works and shows all my references. However when I hit "Compile" I get "Error compiling bibliography file," ...
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Why do we need to compile twice to see the changes in table of contents? [duplicate]

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1 as an editor and MiKTeX 2.9 as a compiler. When ever I create table of contents (\tableofcontents), table of figures (\tableoffigures) and table of tables (\tableoftables); I ...
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How to get bibtex to work after El Capitan update [duplicate]

After the El Capitan update I had to go through my preferences and change the path files for LaTeX to compile but my references are still not working. Trying to compile gives the following warning: ...
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How to Compile with Embedded Font in Latex and Preserve Figures?

Using kile in linux platform and IEEE Transaction document type. I need to include some figures from matlab eps format, with complicated formattings inside the figures. So I am using a command like ...
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Texstudio stopped being able to build the pdf files

I worked on my Macbook Air for sometime using Texstudio when suddenly it can no longer build the PDF files and I am uncertain why, I have tried updating, I have tried looking around and quite frankly ...
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Compilation Emergency Error due to preamble (ShareLatex)

I'm fairly new to Sharelatex but I've made a fourth semester project in it before but this time the preamble seems to not be working at all even though I copied the exact sources from my fourth ...
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Texworks is not compiling!

I've installed the MikTeX and Texworks in a new computer, but when I run my project here it doesn't work... The error message that I got is the following: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" ...
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TeXstudio slow compilation

Using command: Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Skripsie".tex Compilation in TeXstudio takes very long (3-5 minutes). The document is only 12 pages long ...
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Compilation of main document, if subdocuments are compiled

I have a main latex document, and many other files included with \input{...}, e.g. by chapter. Often, I just work on a subfile and my idea is now, that I want to compile the main document if I start ...
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When and why should I use % !Mode:: “TeX:UTF-8” directive?

I often see the following lines are included at the beginning of the tex files: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" Directives started with % !TEX are ...
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generate PDF from command line does not insert references

I'm trying to make a function that compiles my latex documents from the command line. My problem is that the references never show up on the first run so I usually end up running this function ...
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compiling book template 3 times!

I found the The Legrand Orange Book but it needs to be compiled 3 times in order to see the final output. Is there a way to get around this?
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How to add more sty and cls locally?

Please be warned, despite this sounding very similar to Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files? it is a different problem. I need to generate PDF as ...
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Will arara be able to handle this non-linear compile sequence?

I have been reading and playing arara now since the summer and I LOVE IT!!!! Prior to arara I used batch and script files that were operating system specific. Thank you arara for removing this ...
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Problem with Thesis Template

I'm starting to write my PhD thesis and I want to use this template by Lorenzo Pantieri: http://www.lorenzopantieri.net/LaTeX_files/TesiModerna.zip So I downloaded the file and I opened it on ...
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XeLaTeX --shell-escape loses operating system commands output

A serious problem has been nagging me since I installed TeX Live 2015 in my computer with Xubuntu 15.04. It all started with this question. From time to time, whenever I use XeLaTeX to typeset ...
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What type of plain text should the latex code be?

I know that one writes the LaTeX code in a text editor as plain text. One then saves this file as a .tex file ad compiles using latex (or pdflatex, or ...). From what I understand, there are ...
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One source, multiple outputs

I built a CV using the kjh-vita LaTeX template (based on memoir and the template's custom stylings). I use(d) extensively end-notes via the enotez package. Then, I derive(d) a short version without ...
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Custom compiling order in miktex

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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Compilation Process: Flow Chart

I am searching for a flow chart of the compilation process for LuaLaTeX (or pdfLaTeX). The chart should include packages like hyperref, varioref, etc. that use additional calls of lualatex.exe. ...
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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Can glossaries provide warnings when a glossary entry is used but not included in the glossary?

glossaries supports cross-referenced entries. In particular, if I use one glossary entry in another and only include the second explicitly in my document, glossaries can still figure out that it ...
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Is it possible to place compiler tags in the latex document such that one .tex document can produce two different documents sharing similar content?

I'm writing a document and I need two versions. Version one gives the outline and details of the project. It gives a method overview, data, results and conclusion etc. The methods are very ...
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Conflict between mathabx and accents packages

I'm having problems with the mathabx package, which I use for the \widecheck symbol. When I try to compile it interrupts the process and sends me to the package documentation, specifically referencing ...
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Error “Missing number, treated as zero” - first compilation worked, second created the error

I hope some of you can help me with that problem. It is however difficult to give a minimal example. Here is the Problem: I'm writing my master's thesis with TEXmaker and have splitted my document by ...
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How to configure Kile to run arara

I'm working under Ubuntu and I have TeX Live 2015 installed. I need to know if it is possible to use arara with Kile, how to add a menu entry for it and finally how to run arara on projects.
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Prevent TexWorks from saving after compiling

I'm going to tell you what I need/want (1) and what apparently TeXWorks does (2): I need Texworks to compile files and not overwrite the .tex file. I don't mind if it creates another .dvi or .pdf ...
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Environment \pspicture only works with single slide in beamer?

I'm trying to use pstricks in beamer, and need to compile it with pdflatex. Weirdly, the code works when I have a single frame (see MWE below) but as soon as I add a second frame (i.e. uncomment line ...
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How to avoid loading packages multiple times?

I have to compile several latex files with the same packages (quite a few of them). Is it possible to load only one time the packages and then compile the multiple file? It would save me a lot of ...
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Customize vim-latex to write file prior to compilation

<leader>ll compiles the current file, but I'd like it to also write the current file before it does that. Personally, I don't understand why this is not default behavior. When would one ever ...
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The garamondx font will not allow a PDF to compile

I am using the following commands to try and use the garamondx font in my document, but there is an error ("fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced") when I try and quickbuild my document in ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Creating pdf file in Texmaker

My professor give us homework which enable us to be familiar with Latex. I'd installed and compiled both Miktex and texmaker. I opened a new file yesterday and it came with a PDF on my desktop. Later, ...
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breqn and \coloneq

The breqn documentation says (pg. 10) • The notation := must be written with the command \coloneq. Otherwise the : and the = will be treated as two separate relation symbols with an “empty RHS” ...
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C-like #ifdef macros in LaTeX? [duplicate]

The C programming language has a preprocessor, which has #ifdef #endif macros that allow to preprocess a source code file before the compilation process. I am looking for something similar. What I ...
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GNU Makefile for compiling each chapter with its own reference

My book structure is like: book.tex chapter/ch1.tex /ch2.tex ref/ch1.bib /ch2.bib As each chapter of my book is required to has its own reference thus I used chapterbib package and fed ...
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Compiling a document with `enctex` enabled

How can I compile a document with enctex enabled ? Documentation on the net seems so horrible that right now I want to throw myself out the window! (Fortunately, soft grass is on the other side!) As ...
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1 compilation, several outputs

I'm a teacher and using PdfTeX to write my courses. My question is the following : How can I compile my .teX file and generate into Pdf file : the course itself, and one or two excerpts (that I've ...
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Winedt compilation problem

I have a file in LaTeX format. The problem is the file does not accept any changes in the text and gives the same PDF file. I have used Winedit to compile it but the same problem occurs. Please see if ...
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How to precompile preamble when using arara

A different tex question led me to a link regarding a precompiled preamble. I use arara for all of my runs. What is the correct procedure to use a precompiled preamble for each of the runs made ...
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How to know if a LaTeX file needs another compilation pass

When preparing a document some LaTeX files need more than one compilation pass. This is for instance the case when the file is using \tableofcontents, \ref, or bibliography file (in which case a call ...
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Build on arXiv fails with error that seems completely unrelated to the document

I am trying to upload an article to arXiv. Now I'm encountering an error I have not seen before. A line as simple as \section{Lemmata and Proofs} causes this error message: ! Undefined control ...