{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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Is version control for figures possible in LaTeX?

I have a long document with multiple graphs. All graphs are done using pgfplots and I'm using tables stored as separate text documents. For instance, to plot data from a table big_table_with_data.txt, ...
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Compiling small part of text

I'm using winedt for Latex. sometimes I'm only working on a section of my paper and want to recompile to PDF without going through the whole time-consuming compilation. Is there a way I can tell Latex ...
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Compiling error after I comment a meaningless statement

I am making a multi-language document. With the big help of Mr. Steven B. Segletes, I am able to deal with several languages mixed document, which can only output in wanted one or several laguages. ...
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I am having problems with typeset?

My document is called introduction.tex. I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \title{Identification of potential therapeutic targets in human breast cancer} ...
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Difference in compilation time between two slightly different versions

This question is a byproduct of earlier questions: Creating a list of labels automatically for use by datatool and Automatically creating a table from datatool using references in the text. Here is a ...
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Problem and Solutions(?) to own/new .bst file using Texpad (BibTeX, MacTeX) [closed]

Problem How do you add your own .bst file so Texpad will compile without the following error message? You don’t have permission to write to the folder that the file “apsr2” is in. [New ...
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Does media9 have a “demo” mode?

Is there a way to temporarily prevent media9 from including videos? I was thinking about something similar to the "demo" option that can be given to the graphicx package. I have some largeish videos, ...
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Unable to load picture or pdf file, XeTeX, Win 8

I was A-OK with my previous Win 7. I have been having this problem ever since I changed to Win 8. I use TeXstudio to edit my files. I get the error below: Unable to load picture or PDF file ...
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TeXmaker compiling problems (Windows 7)

Good Morning, So i have been working with TeXmaker/Miktex in Windows 7 plataform for a while now, recently i updated TeXmaker 4.4.1 and then is when all the problems began. So the problems are: When ...
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How to change typesetting engine by adding code to tex file

I want the typesetting engine of my tex file be "XeLaTex" by default. I can do this by changing the engine in a console, however, I am wondering how I can do such a work by adding some code to my ...
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Document using datatool is slow to compile

The following document uses the datatool package, and is slow to compile, though the resulting PDF file is only 3 pages long. On my computer it takes of the order of 17 sec. I'm hoping for suggestions ...
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How to compile creating externalized figures files from pgfplots in a given folder?

I'm working on a project on LaTeX which includes heavy externalization of pgfplots figures, so I've hidden everything in a tex subfolder of the main one and work only there. Every time, though, I have ...
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(TeXShop) Magic comment in a subfile that runs the main file but including only this subfile

Disclaimer: This question is a bit specific to TeXShop because I have to help somebody who's using this editor I don't know as I don't own a Mac. Nevertheless, it could be helpful to others. The aim ...
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URL hyphenation

I need to hyphenate an URL —I'm the using \url{ } command)—. I've found that one solution is to add the hyphen option to the url package. I've added it but the compilation doesn't work. I get the ...
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Forbid building a file when it's not used in \input [duplicate]

I have two files, main.tex and chapter.tex, organized as follows: %main.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{chapter} \end{document} and %chapter.tex \section{Hello world!} $2 + 2$ ...
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Package keyval Error 15 undefined

When I try to compile the following code on Windows using MikTeX and TexWorks, i get this error : ! Package keyval Error: 15 undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation. Type H ...
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Online compilation with commercial fonts [closed]

The price of the full packages of professional, commercial fonts (Adobe Garamond, Minion, etc.) is far out of the range of what I can afford. So I am wondering if there is no alternative somewhere? If ...
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texstudio in ubuntu: gensymb.sty not found

I recently switched to Linux with Ubuntu and installed Texstudio. When I try to compile, it says that the gensymb and tikz-cd packages are not found, but I already had them installed. I have them ...
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Compile extremely large file into pdf

I am using Django and it's templating system to dynamically generate Latex and then compiling it with pdflatex, which works great. The problem is when the latex that gets generated is 30,000+ lines ...
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TeX4HT compile sequence

I just noticed that when I compile a tex file into an html document, I actually don't have to run the equivalant sequence I am used to xelatex For all bibunits generated bu*.aux bibtex For all ...
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XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?

I have a problem with my TeXstudio on Ubuntu, cause I can not compile my tex files via XeLaTeX. The problem: Error: Could not start the command: xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Control the output of TexMaker

I am quite new in LaTeX and I am using TexMaker. How can I remove some of its output (such as .aux, .out, .synctex) and just see the .tex and .pdf files?
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How can I configure AUCTeX to automatically switch to the compilation log after hitting C-c?

I would like to see the compilation results after hitting C-c, however, AUCTeX always asks me to additionally hit C-l to swich to the log window and automatically scroll down. I would prefer C-c to ...
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Error compilling with Xindy ?

I try compilling Xindy document at LaTeX and my MWE like this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[xindy]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newglossaryentry{gloss}{ ...
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What is the simplest procedure for compiling Asymptote code in WinEdt?

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document containg Asymptote code in WinEdt and my MWE is this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{asy}[width=10cm,height=10cm] ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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Recompile with C-c C-c in AUCTeX

Is therer a way to recompile the document when there were no changes? Currently hitting C-c C-c a second time only runs the document viewer (Skim.app in my case).
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Converting a tex file to pdf

I use TexStudio to create a tex file and save it in my DropBox in the Cloud. I then use CloudConvert to make a pdf file, which I then save on my Windows Pc. This works OK, but isn't there a simpler, ...
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Automatic online compiling system

I've heard of a automatic compiling system for LaTeX which works as follows: I simply upload a .tex code to a website and this system automatically compiles it into .pdf. How to find it?
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Compiling tex with bib?

I am new to using LaTeX and not that familiar with Linux either. I have written a LaTeX file and saved it as a .tex file using TexMaker. My prof sent me a .bib file, I guess as a sample for what my ...
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PDF stopped being updated when latex document is compiled [closed]

I use texmaker to make my latex documents, and normally it works fine. But now I am working on a file that has stopped updating the PDF document when I use my quick build (PDFlatex + view latex). My ...
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Find where missing } is? Compiler has no clue. Any way of narrowing search down?

So I'm making a beamer document. And sometimes I will forget to add a } somewhere. When I do this, the compiler complains that there is a missing }, but it has no idea where it is. Narrowing it down ...
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Weird tipx error

Just for fun I wrote a converter for decimal numbers that prints them in bases < 37: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fixltx2e,hyperref,ifthen} \usepackage{tipx} \makeatletter \newcount\mod ...
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Within the .tex file, a loop to compile to multiple PDFs recycling content according to language

I bet there are lots of loops using external processing, but I was hoping to get a preamble hack that would pdflatex out three outputs - suffixed according to Language selected - of the following ...
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Can I reduce the timeout for compilation?

I'm writing a document with many pictures using the tikz package. A small error in these often do not make compilation fail outright, but rather time out. (Example from ...
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Always creating a second document with slightly different configuration [duplicate]

I work on a document, and I would like to create, simultaneously, another document which has the 'doublespacing' tag on. Until now, every time I needed it, I just copied the TEX file to a ...
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Eps file looks funny in compiled pdf

I'm trying to include an eps file in my tex file. The tex file compiles fine, but the image in the pdf is only a small part of the actual image. The strange thing is that there are other eps files ...
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Pattern to detect need for recompilation from auxfile

I am using an auxfile to access the results of some computations which I need before they can actually be computed. Since this requires two runs when something changes the result I would like to have ...
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Problems with texstudio (New computer) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer today, its an inspiron 3542, which runs on windows 8.1 and a 64-bit OS. After which i download texstudio to edit some documents, everything works fine until i try to build ...
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Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document? [duplicate]

I am writing a large document (thesis proposal) that I would like to break into separate files, with the following directory structure: . |-- ch/ | |-- chapter1.tex | |-- chapter2.tex | |-- ...
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Extracting text from variable

I am trying to work out a special document that through a seed generates a test for my students. I have gotten quite alot to work but I have the issue that when I try to add my answers into an array ...
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Problem with 'feyn' package for 11pt font size

I need to draw several Feynman diagrams and I found the feyn package suitable enough for this purpose. I use MiKTeX to compile the tex-file. The problem is that for some strange reason it does not ...
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Compile a document as “draft” for the first few times and then non-draft in the final round

I'm working on a big document in which there are many images. Usually, I compile it with latexmk and it works quite well. But: with all these images it's quite slow when compiling. Is it somehow ...
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Listing in Beamer Frame - halts after warning

This minimal example does not compile and I don't know why. There is a package warning Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing on input line 8. And then there is no output ...
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How to running Pythontex ?

I have problem running pythontex , and my MWE like this : \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} \py{2+2} ...
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package babel causes compilation error after OS X 10.10 Yosemite installation

I had TeX Live installed when I recently installed Yosemite. The progress bar was stalled for hours at the "2 minutes remaining" stage, which led me to think that the computer was not responding. Thus ...
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Missing \begin{document} and auxiliary files

I'm a "noobish" TeX/LaTeX user and I was getting the Missing \begin{document} error. I've tried pdflatex, xelatex, xetex, luatex... nothing worked. Actually I SOLVED this (turned around at least) by ...
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Tex Writer on iPad

I've just purchased Tex Writer for an iPad Air, I synced it with my Dropbox account, downloaded a .tex file, hit the play button (which I assumed is for compiling) and nothing happened. Am I missing ...
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Save button doesn't work and cannot compile

I am having trouble saving (and therefore compiling) files build with Texmaker (with Miktex also installed). When I try to save in Texmaker, the "Save" button is greyed out (and thus unusable). I can ...
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Why is something like Latexmk needed or why do we sometimes need to compile a file multiple times?

It was my intention to use a makefile or a script to built my latex files when I do a git commit. When looking up for some best practices I came upon this site a few times and was frequently ...