{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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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Add timestamp to generated document

Is it possible to add timestamp to the pdf file generated from the latex or lyx file ? To clarify, let us assume we have a file named demo.tex . When we compile , it should compile a pdf labelled ...
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Compiler arguments from tex file

I have several times, in different lines of investigation, seen insinuations that adding something along the lines of %& -output-directory=../output \documentclass{...} in the very beginning ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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Passing parameters to a document

I compile most of my documents via Makefiles which take care of the bibliography, indexes, etc. Often I'd like to compile different versions from the same TeX file changing only small things (e.g. a ...
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Compiling a file with two document classes [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: Is there a way to compile latex document with two document classes at once? Suppose that I have a paper which start with line: ...
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How to make listing program ConTeXt at LaTeX ?

I want make listing program Context at LaTeX, my MWE like this : \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \lstset { frame=single, framesep=\fboxsep, ...
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Error again, Simplesildes at Context after updated 2014.10.16?

I have a problem again with Simpleslides at ConText after updated modules. I have MWE like this : \usemodule[simpleslides] [style=BottomSquares] \setupTitle [ title={Title of the ...
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Texmaker: showing the same old pdf

I recently installed Mepis on my computer, so I had to install LiveTex, TeXmaker, etc. from scratch. Everything works fine in TeXmaker, except for the .pdf. Every time I compile and want to see the ...
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Each page as a separate .ps file [duplicate]

Typography requires that each page as a separate .PS file. For example, a three-page document was sent in three files, one page per file. Like foo-001.ps, foo-002.ps, foo-003.ps. Is there a way to do ...
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Cannot compile latex on Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04. I install latex live full: sudo apt-get install texlive-full I typed: pdflatex file.tex and get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp ...
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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file [closed]

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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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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How to make a font available for ALL system users

I'm developing a webpage and I'm interested in calling pdflatex to compile a .tex file in order to generate a PDF report. I test the command in the directory where the .tex is, then there is no ...
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Unexpected ‘Undefined control sequence’ in XeTeX, but not in TeX

When trying to do grid typesetting in plain TeX I stumbled upon old upages, which looks very promising (see also this introduction). So I opened upages-20001214.tar.gz and put everything in ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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Daggers compilation PDF [closed]

I have a problem with my latex code. I ve been using it for several years, but it is the first time that it happens. My problem is that when I compil the PDF, I have daggers almost everywhere mostly ...
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Compile error due to tex file having a UNC path

I'm trying to compile a LaTex document using the LaTeXing package in ST3. If the file is on my local disk 'C:*' it compiles fine, but I have to keep it on a networked drive '\[company_site]*' which I ...
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TeXworks stopped creating pdf's

I just installed TeXworks on my MacBook pro and I created a simple .tex file. It worked just fine and created the PDF any time I ran 'pdfLaTeX'. Now that I've created a new file it doesn't create the ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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eps image not identical to original after compiling [closed]

I have created an eps image with gnuplot (terminal postscript enhanced eps), that is just what I wanted But when I put this image in a tex document and compile a pdf with latex dvips andps2pdf, I ...
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Can't Get Any LaTeX Editor To Run

I just build a desktop and seem to be having issues getting LaTeX to run. Important Information: Windows 7 (64-bit) Asus Radeon R9 290 All LaTeX-related software is saved on the non-OS drive ...
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Fatal error, "Can't write on file 'test.pdf' [closed]

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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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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TeXstudio Compile: Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I'm trying write a report in LaTeX but TeXstudio won't let me. All I have is this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Skim and Sublime Text 3 Multiple File Sync

When I compile the main/master file in ST3, Skim takes me right to the page where I need. But when I use other tex files linked to the main (by using\include) Skim takes me either to the beginning or ...
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Tell tex distribution to avoid residual temporary files [duplicate]

When I compile a tex document, the compilation process usually leaves some temporary files, like .aux and .log. I have got a small document that can be compiled in just one single run - can I tell ...
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xelatex can't find article.cls, but it exists

I have texlive-latex-base and texlive-latex-recommended installed in my Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to compile this document: \documentclass[11pt,oneside]{ article } \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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PSTricks compilation problem

The following problems occurred a week ago. Everything was fine before and the TeX file does compile on my friends computer but does not compile anymore on mine. When I compile my TeX file I get ...
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Speed up beamer compile time

Is there a way to speed up the compile time? I have a, I would say, medium-sized presentation and it takes 10+ seconds to compile. It isn't too much, but it's annoying. Especially since I'm performing ...
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Can I configure bibtex.exe to insert the command \interlinepenalty=10000 in the .bbl file?

The following question-answers show a method of avoiding page-breaks in between references: How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry? ...
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pdflatex.EXE: Not enough room in an internal buffer

I've got a (hopefully) trivial problem. I have a python script that is generating the a .tex file for over 600 figures. The code automatically groups figures in up to 4 subplots depending on some ...
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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Difference between *.tex and *.txt Files

Is there any difference between the two file-formats? Do I see all the data, when I open a .tex file using a Standard Text-Editor in Windows? Do .tex files have some kind of meta-data or disguised ...
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Strange temporary compilation error

I get a very weird "error" just momentarily when I compile my document but when the compilation is finished it disappears and I have no errors or warnings. As you can see the "error" is huge and it ...
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Using LaTeX on Ubuntu with MiKTeX directory installed in Windows

I have been using a MiKTeX distribution installed on Windows 7, compiling my documents on an Ubuntu 12 partition. I somehow managed to change the directory where pdfLaTeX has to look for packages ...
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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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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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How to fix this MWE to show the chapterthumbs in KOMA-Script?

the compilation failure of the whole dissertation was narrowed down to this MWE below. For some reason the MWE fails to compile with the log file below: MWE This MWE is related to this post and this ...
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Latexian- difference live preview and pdf export in error reporting?

I edit lecture slides for work and while the editor in the office runs on Linux (Kile), for home office I use Latexian. I noticed that I can get perfect live previews in Latexian without any ...
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How do I run bibtex after using the -output-directory flag with pdflatex, when files are included from subdirectories?

When I have master pdflatex file which includes one or more child documents using something like \include{include/childdoc}, and I call pdflatex on it using pdflatex -output-directory=out parent.tex, ...
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What affects compilation times, especially in longer documents?

I'm about to start working on my dissertation in LaTeX. It will be the first thing I've worked on longer than ~80 pages and will likely include more figures than is usual for me. Since I compile ...
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Jump to the last line of PDF when Compiling text in Sublime Text

I'm using Sublime text to compile my text file using hotkey Ctrl+b, but when I write pages of equations and compile my file, the pop-up pdf always goes to the first line on the first page. So, I have ...
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What is wrong with these refs according to Biber?

the compilation failed with some issue reported by biber (see below) which is part of the dissertation file: Snippet of log file ... Package biblatex Warning: Biber reported the following issues ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, Changed PATH, Still Not Working

I'm using Sublime Text 2 to compile and am receiving this error: Attempted command:latexmk -cd -e $pdflatex = 'pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 %S %O' -f -pdf mentorship program.tex ...
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Reducing the console output of LaTeX

When I run pdfLaTeX, I get very verbose output: (/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/librarie s/tikzlibrarycalc.code.tex) ... Is there a script to soak up all the ...
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Set master file in vim-latex (TeX-Suite)

When I type <leader>ll in Vim with vim-latex installed, I can compile the .tex file in my current buffer. But the .tex file I'm editing is actually just \input{}ed into a master .tex file. How ...
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Can I suppress the <use [filename]> message?

When I compile something like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} blabla \includegraphics{image} blabla \end{document} I get a <use [filename]> message in the ...
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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...