{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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Different .dvi file depending on how do I compile .tex file

I'm using TeX Live 2014 with kile as the editor. Usually I compile .tex files using kile's compilation button. There is no errors and no warnings, the output is complete. When I compile the same file ...
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tikz picture inside main code or include tikz output

Suppose that someone wants to include a tikz picture inside a LaTeX document. Suppose that a simple tikz code is the following \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?

I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled headers" (TikZ's externalization and mylatex (note, \jobname should be the same)) and thought I'd use mylatexformat for it ...
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Recover .tex file after computer crash

I was working on my .tex file and had just saved it right before the incident happened, then BOOM my computer says something about iqrl. This has been going on for a while and its really ...
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Using latexmk with multiple tex files in the directory

edit solution to compile : latexmk -pdf mainfile.tex I have left this example up as it might contain language used by others unfamiliar with this area :) At the very least it provides a Minimal ...
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You have requested package `include/foo' but the package provides `foo'

I have the following files: my_folder/ include/ mypackage.sty main.tex The package's name is 'mypackage'. Now, in main.tex I do \usepackage{include/mypackage} using the file path ...
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pdflatex of list of files

I have a Directory in which there are 25 directories and each directory contains .tex file. I need to apply pdflatex command to create pdf files. I try this command but it does not work. I get an ...
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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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Disabling “destination with the same identifier” with package silence

I'm trying to disable the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{thm.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored" using the silence package as suggested here: ...
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Getting started with cls file

I am a newbie with LaTex, and today I need to start with CPE journal. I downloaded their document guidelines, which included a CLS, a TEX, a PDF and readme file. (you can get it from: ...
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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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How to compile a LaTeX file in WinEdt 6

I downloaded WinEdt 6 but I do not know how to compile and run the file as compiled in previous versions.
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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 Hangs on Process started [closed]

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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Compilation error: missing \begin{document} [duplicate]

I know that this question as been asked a thousand times on this site, but all of the other ones are either closed as off topic, or (when I tried) didn't work. pdflatex outline.tex yields ...
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Compiling Error in Texmaker 4.4.1

I installed MikeTex 2.9 and Texmaker 4.4.1 on windows 7. However, when I compile Tex document it gives following error: **Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Compiling from chapter

I'm new to LaTeX. I created a new document with the following structure \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{appendix} % ... % \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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How can I run LaTeX from Sublimetext 2?

Actually, I have read the similar issues that are asked here. But still I can not find a solution for my case. I loaded Latextools plugin, and I installed Sumatra pdf viewer. Even though I added to ...
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Stopped compiling [closed]

I have a problem with compiling in latex. I was trying to write a matrix, when latex suddenly did not want to compile it anymore. I deleted everything new, but it still did not work. First it had some ...
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XeLaTeX - Bottleneck at eu1enc.def [closed]

With XeLaTeX my compiler always consistently slows down when it comes to accessing eu1enc.def (I am using the fontspec package). I tried with copying that file and the others employed at that point ...
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Different compilation times with different Operating Systems

I have noticed that when compiling or rather typesetting with XeLaTeX, I experience very different compilation times on different Operating Systems. When I typeset on Windows, the compilation process ...
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vim-LaTeX does not run bibTeX

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, using the most recent version of vim-LaTeX with gVim. With all of the defaults, using \ll to compile my document only runs LaTeX once, when it should run multiple times, ...
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Reproducible LaTeX builds - compile to a file which always hashes to the same value

I am interested in using LaTeX in a way such that when I compile twice, I get the very same resulting file. My test.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello, World! \end{document} ...
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How can I “outcompile” macros? [duplicate]

Let's say I have have the file asdf.tex which contains the code: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\asdf}{blabla} \begin{document} \asdf is very cool! \end{document} How can I compile my ...
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Comments in preamble causing errors in build with “pre-compiled” format file using mylatexformat?

Consider the following MWE - nearly the same as in Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?, but not exactly - where I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled ...
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TeXwork bibliography does not produce any output nor error

I'm writing my thesis, both main.tex and Bibliography.bib are in the same folder. I'm using Windows 7 and the TeXwork Latex enviroment. \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{Thesis} % The default font size ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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tex file is badly compiled after upgrading windows version

I have been using latex for years, currently I have TexStudio editor and MikTex 2.9 for 64-bits OS. My operating system is Win7. My laptop got morally old, so I decided to get a new one which has ...
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Selective compilation: tag system exists in Latex? [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a document of talks I have texed. Currently I am putting each talk in a section, put them in a separate file, and include all of them in a main document. Is it possible for me ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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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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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Update references each time LaTeX compiles document

When I use my TeXnicCenter and hit the compile button I want that all references are updated ... So I don't have to compile 3 times till all those references update. Because with a bunch of pictures ...
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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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Generating PDF without any intermediary files (stdin/stdout)

I am programmatically generating PDF's from a template and would like to avoid hitting the hard-drive all the time. Not so much for optimization but because I run parallell threads on all the cores ...
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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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(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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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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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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Weird problem with LaTeX/excel2latex

I try to use excel2latex for converting excel tables into LaTeX. Here is the simple code I am using: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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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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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 ...