{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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Problems compiling arXiv LaTeX source files

I use LaTeX to write papers. I'm using TeXworks/MiKTeX on a Windows XP computer. When I write the LaTeX code, I can compile it without any problems using "pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX". But if I ...
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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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miktex-makemf: The source file could not be found

I m trying to compile file using TeXworks. I use fithesis class because its pre-set class by my university for creating documents. \documentclass[12pt,oneside,final]{fithesis} \usepackage[latin2] ...
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Custom class creating compilation problems

I tried adding my preamble to a new class file called labs.cls, in the same directory as my lab1.tex file. I then changed the preamble of my tex file to \documentclass{labs}. When I try to compile the ...
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Possibility of extending LaTeX capabilities given technology advancements?

As countless questions/answers have noted in the past, LaTeX requires you to compile at least twice when there are references, TOC/LOF, etc. Many of these situations have been documented in the ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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Definition environment versus utf8 [closed]

I had some problems with my code, then I changed to \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and I could compile. But now I have another problem. I write in Brazilian portuguese, so the definition environment ...
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Insert terminal output to compilation or record time needed

For some reason my document takes very long to compile, and I would like to narrow down why this happens. Finding the bottleneck would be greatly eased if I could time how long individual sections in ...
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How to trace LaTeX errors efficiently?

One of the most annoying things about LaTeX is that handling errors can be cumbersome and nerve-racking. In fact, it is the main reason that keeps me from actively recommending LaTeX to most people ...
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Texnicle on mac can't find file with pdflatex

I've been looking for couple hours now and I haven't found a solution for my problem yet. I am trying to build a PDF using Texnicle. I have set up pdflatex and its always giving me this: This is ...
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Why am I getting a 'missing $ inserted' error? [duplicate]

I'm trying to compile this: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} \usepackage[top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.2cm,right=3.2cm,headsep=10pt,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Unclean .aux file causes “file ended while scanning use of \@newl@bel” error. Why is it not purged?

I am working on TeX Live 2013 with TeXShop (MacTex2013 distribution) Expected behavior is, that in the case an error occurs during compilation the .aux file is purged. Subsequent compilation must ...
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Compile time optimized “area under analytical curve” plotting with pgfplots?

There are some question regarding how to plot an area under a curve with pgfplots. But as far as I can see, all the answers have in common that a function has to be plotted twice with different style ...
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Compilation problem with tikz diagram

As I said, I'm writing math books for school; one of them is about matrices and I have several problems with it. It's a big code, so I'm trying to summarize it: Problem with TikZ matrix: When I ...
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Set up vim, latex for AGU template

On a Mac, I have been using vim-latex for a while and had set it up a while ago to output pdfs via the :ll command in vim (using pdflatex if I'm correct) and viewing the output via the :lv command ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...
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Redirecting *.aux, *.log files, with a command in the tex file [duplicate]

Is there a latex command that can be included in a file compiled with pdflatex that can direct the *.aux, *.log files resulting from the compilation process, to a specific folder ? I have seen ...
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! Text line contains an invalid character [closed]

My Compiler gives hundreds of “invalid character” like this: > !ltext line contains an invalid character pfdlatex > 1.1 Can anyone please help me to solve this matter.
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Multiple PDF generation with one tex file

I'm writing my cv using moderncv, and I want to make it in 2 languages. I wrote a common part, which both languages will have, and specific ones, where I put the translated content. I also want to ...
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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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How to disable the prompt on error?

When pdflatex can't compile a file, it drops me to a prompt. I've never used it and always try to get away from there as quickly as possible, usually generating a q.log file in the process. Is there ...
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Why is this statement not compiling correctly?

For some reason, the following excerpt from my code is not compiling correctly and I can't figure out why. \begin{equation} \begin{split} \frac{100}{-6} &= -16(-6) + 4\\ &\implies z^100 ...
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Compiling Legrand Orange Book template [duplicate]

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com I don't know how to accomplish the instructions of the author. The instructions in the template say: Compiling this ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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The macro 'Bibliography' in Texshop [closed]

Apparently the macro 'Bibliography' does not work properly when one compiles with the option 'Tex and DVI'. It seems to work only with pdftex. How to fix this ?
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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Pre-compiling with a different syntax [closed]

I am looking for a pre-compiler to introduce a customized syntax into LaTeX. Hope that an example will be worth a thousand words: I would like to compile this \thm The sum $ 1+2+3 is equal to ...
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Major problem with biblatex/biber

I've come to work today to find that over the weekend Biblatex has thrown a wobbly and no longer works. Every time I try to run it, it goes immediately to 'process exited with error(s)', and won't ...
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Bibliography referencing backwards, help

I am finishing my first latex setup for my thesis and I decided to test out the figures and tables and how to control them together with the referencing and bibliography. Everything was going fine; ...
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Problem with Compiling .pdf [closed]

I'm not sure if this question has been asked here or not; a quick search didn't reveal anything, but maybe I didn't use the correct terminology (regardless, I apologize if it is a duplicate). I'm not ...
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Unable to compile TeXmaker 4.0.2 with MiKTeX 2.9

I just downloaded first MiKTex 2.9 and then TeXmaker 4.0.2. However, I am having a hard time getting it to compile. I always get the info box saying Can't detect the file name followed by the info box ...
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Critical Error after blue-screen / system crash - Thesis

My PC crashed and somehow the thesis.tex file is not compilable anymore! Actually directly after the blue-screen it was it was blank. Because it was stored on a DropBox folder I changed the file with ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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synctex.gz file is (busy) [closed]

I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy). I'm using TexMaker to ...
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Problems with amsbook, lstdoc, and sections

The code \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage{lstdoc} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter} \section{Section} \end{document} produces the error messages Missing } inserted. [\section{Section}] and or ...
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error in compiling same file

So I have one tex file that compiles smoothly here at my office, but when I open it at home (I use google drive and dropbox), the same file shows an error in compiling. Another difference: Suppose I ...
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How to compile bibtex with TeXstudio?

I am trying to use bibtex for the first time. I am on windows 7, using TeXstudio. I am trying to follow the steps of this (french) webpage : http://www.tuteurs.ens.fr/logiciels/latex/bibtex.html I ...
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%!TEX root = to parent directory

Currently, I am writing a large report. In my previous ones, I always had the chapters and the main file (thesis.tex) in the same directory as the individual chapters. This time, however, I created a ...
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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Increase LaTeX capacity

I am trying to compile a TeX file, but after a long time I got this message: l.3593 ...temp.png} If you really absolutely need more capacity, you can ask a wizard to enlarge me. Here is how much ...
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bashrc export TEXEDIT emacs

If PDFLaTeX fails to compile with See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help. I want to press e to get an instance of Emacs. The cursor should be on ...
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How to solve a tex run problem'

I have tried the .tex file in WinEdt in Windows too. I want to run it using the KILE editor. The problem I got is showing below as log file. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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Speeding up minted compilation

I've been looking into speeding up my pdflatex compilation time and it's lighting fast now. Only one thing's still very slow: compiling source code using the minted package. I was wondering if ...
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Passing (a lot of) parameters to a file at compilation time

It is possible to pass some parameters when compiling a myfile.tex file: pdflatex "\some\parameters\input{myfile}" But, if the number of parameters increase, this is not very practicable. So I'd ...
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! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end [closed]

I've been using TekMaker for my book and it has been compiling with no major challenges. This weekend, I started getting the !LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end. error, and ...
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Continuous error messages despite positive results when checked with minimal working example! [closed]

I get following error messages, I ran several checks, but just can't figure out where they're comming from! I use MikTex 2.9 and Biber 1.7. These are the error messages: Line255: File ended while ...
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Bibliography not compiling

I have a latex file for my dissertation wherein I include several chapters. Everthing (\ref, figures) compiles file except my bibliography. Scouring the internet does me no help as this seems to be ...
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Biber typesetting fails [duplicate]

On MacOs X running updated mactex packages, when I compile my biber file I get this error: data source /var/folders/yf/y69gwrx12kj2jtzrs78vg2vm0000gn/T/par-67696f6e61/cache- ...
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Run Bibtex on aux files in subfolders, multiple OS

I have a complete framework for my PhD thesis based on classicthesis/arsclassica. Single chapters are located in Subfolders like this. main.tex Chapters/project1/project1.tex ...
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...