{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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Run pdflatex.exe from LuaLaTeX document

My document-combiner combine pdf-files via package pdfpages using command \includepdf. But before including, a source tex compiling by pdflatex.exe to produce the pdf. But now I have a little ...
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Error after installing animate and now unable to compile! Is there a way out?

Please can someone help? Two error messages ! LaTeX Error: Two \documentclass or \documentstyle commands.See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.Type H return> for immediate help.... ...
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Compiling Documents Based on Keywords in a Longer Text

I'm a teacher and I use LaTeX for all my exams. I would like to create a database of exam questions and attach multiple keywords to each question. Then, I would like to be able to generate a ...
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How can I distinguish between error in code and bug in package? [closed]

I keep getting an error upon compilation, but cannot find an error, even with a tiny reproducible example (below). I am exporting from Emacs org-mode to LaTeX and then PDF, I am receiving the well ...
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Font shape not available with `newpx`

Have a document with newpx and use bold, small caps and large text (with MikTeX 2.9). \documentclass{article} \usepackage[largesc]{newpxtext} \begin{document} Normal \textbf{Bold textbf} {\bfseries ...
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mhchem ver.4 not working after update! Control sequence undefined

I updated MikTex 2.9 Monday, and now can't compile while loading 'mhchem'. I'm using pdflatex [Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit)] to compile the following: \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I test if a .tex file is portable?

Say that I have a .tex file that I want to send to another person who should be able to compile it. On my working machine the compilation requires many many custom packages (not included in CTAN) that ...
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\subimport and \includegraphics compatibility issue

I am trying to \subimport a content.tex document into a larger thesis.tex document. All works well with importing text and tikz files, but I am getting the following error when trying to import ...
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf ...
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LaTeX file compiles on my machines, but not through the arXiv process

I have been trying to understand the error log given to me by arXiv when trying to process my LaTeX file, but I don't understand what is wrong. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/6mxULcmC The ...
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Difficulties compiling document, possibly related to moredefs

I'm having a lot of problems compiling a TeX document. Its behaviour appears to be completely random. First it compiled fine. Then it would only compile if divided into chunks. Now it does not compile ...
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Error: “Could not start Default Compiler: XeLaTeX”

Yesterday TexStudio worked fine, but today when I try to compile any document I get a "Could not start Default Compiler: XeLaTeX" error. \documentclass[11pt][openany]{book} \begin{document} ...
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\mathbb{} not working [duplicate]

I am using TeXMaker, and I am trying to implement the expectations operator using \mathbb{E}. This should work, and does indeed work on LyX where I double checked, but is not working (compilation is ...
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Pdf File mysteriously deleted!

While compiling my LaTeX document on TeXmaker, I kept on getting an error message. I realized that this was a result of the fact that I had the pdf file open simultaneously. However, when I closed the ...
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Background compilation with notifications

I've started running while : ; do latexmk -lualatex main; sleep 1; done in the background to have my document recompiled whenever one of its files is saved. That works fine, but it would be nice to ...
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Problem with compiling: ! LaTeX Error: File `./fig/Q_a_x' not found

The folder fig is in the same directory as the .tex file, and the figure Q_a_x.eps is inside the folder fig. This problem happens when I compile it using pdflatex in linux. Is there any way to solve ...
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Use animateinline inside tikzpicture

I am doing a beamer presentation with animated tikzpicture environments. In the MWE, the top figure consists of a plot which never changes and a point moving on it. Since the plot is long to compile, ...
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Moderncv template.tex is not compilable after MikTex and moderncv update

I wrote my CV using the \moderncv package just recently. All worked fine until I updated MikTex and the moderncv package (via the MikTex package manager). Now I use MikTex 2.9 and moderncv 2.0.0 on a ...
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Why isn't my LaTeX compiling to pdf?

I wrote a pretty basic LaTeX code to get myself familiar with LaTeX again as it's been a while since I used it. The code is simply: \documentclass[10pts]{article} \begin{document} \title{THE ...
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Error “! Missing delimiter (. inserted).” in the same line, even if I change the document order

The error in the line 196 in the next code, always appear, even if I change the order of my document structure. This doesn't let me compile peacefully, ¿Where is the error? This is my code ...
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TeXStudio not compiling .Rnw properly with “scholar” R package

I'm working on making my CV with LaTeX, but I'm having an issue with including some R code. I'm using knitr and have made a user command for TeXStudio as follows: ...
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TexStudio: Biber claims biblatex version is wrong

I use MiKTeX 2.9 and TexStudio 2.10.8 as my editor. And I try to use biblatex/Biber I have installed Biber with the packackge manager of MiKTeX and configured TexStudio to use Biber. This is the ...
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Can I supply multiple compilation flags to the ConTeXt binary?

I can only provide one (1) compilation flag to ConTeXt binary via a commented line at the top of a ConTeXt input file. input.tex % engine=luatex \starttext hello, world \stoptext compile input.tex ...
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Is newclude (still) a good package to use?

I came up with this very MWE while trying to organize my code into several section files to speed up compilation of a journal paper (sections, not chapters!): \documentclass{article} ...
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Storing .tex files [closed]

I have a large database of .tex files that I use to compile via the esami package. My company designs curriculum for math and science of all levels, so while latex provides beautiful graphics (yay!), ...
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How to solve error in latex beamer compilation

When I was making my presentation using LaTeX and Beamer, suddenly I found an error in compiling: Text line contains an invalid character. Line number is given and it shows the error is in the ...
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How to only compile the included tex file?

Suppose we are given a big main .tex file. I wish to use the command \include to import all the other .tex files into the mail .tex file. I heard that to save time, one can in fact only compile the ...
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Lyx compiling hangs

I'm running lyx with MikTex on my Mac laptop, and it's being really weird. I have a pretty long study guide that I've been making, but every time I go to compile it, my Lyx hangs and my computer ...
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Can't compile file with cyrillic name

When I try to compile file with cyrillic name in XeTeX it shows the following: : Invalid argument: "Сочинение к 08.02.2016".log xelatex.exe: Data: "Сочинение к ...
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Problem with changing enumeration

I want to change the standard enumeration (arabic numbers) in enumeration environment with the greek lowercase alphabet, using enumitem package. I also use XeLateX engine to compile my document. The ...
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Luatex does not compile with Junicode

With \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{lipsum} \setmainfont{Junicode} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \end{document} my compiler (0.80.0) stops at ...
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Subfigure slow compilation

I'm using graphicx and subcaption to have 4 images arranged in a two-row grid, three at the top and one at the bottom. The problem is the latex file takes around 50 seconds to compile in a Win10 ...
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Markdown + Mathjax => PDF [closed]

I've used LaTeX a lot in the past, but now (thanks to StackOverflow's great editor!), I find it annoying/boring, for short documents (< 2 pages), to have to use pure LaTeX. For a short document, ...
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Error when compiling with lualatex file “ltluatex.tex”

In many cases, when compiling with lualatex I have this error (c:/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ltluatex.tex File: ltluatex.tex 2015/10/03 v1.0f LuaTeX support for plain TeX (core) ...
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Compiler-style output for latex errors

I am a programmer who is used to using command line tools to compile source code. One of the must-have features of these compilers is the ability to tell programmers where their errors are so they ...
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Software which compiles scripts automatically [duplicate]

I'm using MikTex. However, it's quite annoying to me that I have to compile the scripts manually. Is there any software which compiles the scripts automatically. By this I mean the automatic ...
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old old TEX files

The following is an old code. I have many others, but this is the shortest one. It was certainly compiling at the time it was written. Is there a way to recover it in pdf format? Thanks ...
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Is possible automatic refresh filecontents* at each compilation of pgfplotstable?

Recently I observe, that at compiling of some tyble set width pgfplotstable generate .csv file, which is not changed at later changes in its source (in document preamble) compilation. Consequently I ...
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Error After Updated Context ?

I have a problem again with Context after updated third modules, like this : Command Line: C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin\context.exe --synctex=-1 "vektor.tex" Startup Folder: D:\Master ...
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Precompile pgfplots

I have a latex document that includes a lot of plots built with pgfplots. As of now, I just include a tikzpicture that loads the plot data from a CSV file. This is starting to take up quite some time ...
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Can't compile with subfiles. Error File not found

I've a "main.tex" at the file "/main" divided in chapters, each chapter have sections. All chapters and sections have themself files. In the document "main.tex" call the chapters with the command ...
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for shell script containing the whole latex document, adding a file name choosing capability [closed]

I ran across this post Possible to have a shell script containing the whole LaTeX document? The solution in that post works perfectly as written. However I wanted to be able to choose the name ...
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Save output files in another folder using Rubber

Save output files in another folder using Rubber (https://launchpad.net/rubber) From pdflatex if you want get rid of output files you can use the optional argument -output-directory=target. Then all ...
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Bibliography in latex apa problem

i am a passive follower of this forum for quite a time and it usually helped my but now i can't figure a probleme. I want to have a simple bibliography (prefered) in APA but it does not work. I tried ...
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Is there a way to output a beamer presentation both with and without the “handout” option, in one run? [duplicate]

Each time I update my lecture slides I have to remember to compile the overlay version (for me to aid my presentation) as well as a handout version (for the students to print and take notes on). Right ...
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File QtGui4.dll missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and want to prepare presentation in beamer. My Latex works nornally when writing articles, however when trying using \documentclass[final]{beamer} \end{document} I am ...
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Empty output file [duplicate]

I am trying to get output for \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \title{ Tobias, The Amazing Groundhog: The Report} \author{ Kanishk Patel} \date{17 January, 2016} \end{document} and i am ...
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I can't get TeXworks to work

I installed the basic Miktex 2.9 Version (64-bit) on a new Computer (Windows 10). I opened 'new from template', chose 'Basic LaTeX documents' and then 'article.tex'. When I want to compile the ...
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Why does the animate package often require running (pdf)latex twice?

When I use the animate package, the first pdfLaTeX compilation sometimes displays the warning LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. I know this is ...
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Compilation of a Springer paper using svjour3 and BibTex for a TEX absolute beginner

this is the first time I have tried using the TEX code. I cannot compile my text. I use Windows 10, and the code below yields error messages that I transcribe in the console output. Can anybody be ...