{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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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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Sublime Text 3 LatexTools

I just installed ST3 and installed the LatexTools package using Package control. Everything seems to have gone fine except when I compile using CMD+b nothing seems to happen. On the terminal I get ...
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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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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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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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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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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 DELTA-...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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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: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/...
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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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Tools for automating document compilation

A lot of people write makefiles that say something like paper.pdf: paper.tex pdflatex paper bibtex paper pdflatex paper pdflatex paper To handle re-running TeX to ...
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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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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 (/usr/local/texlive/2015/...
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One source, multiple outputs

I built a CV using the kjh-vita LaTeX template (based on memoir and the template's custom stylings). I use(d) extensively end-notes via the enotez package. Then, I derive(d) a short version without ...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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 08.02.2016"....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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Compiling with lilypond-book

The lilypond environment requires that you compile with lilypond-book, which in my case is found in the directory D:\Program Files (x86)\LilyPond\usr\bin\lilypond-book.py. I've added this directory to ...
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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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Can glossaries provide warnings when a glossary entry is used but not included in the glossary?

glossaries supports cross-referenced entries. In particular, if I use one glossary entry in another and only include the second explicitly in my document, glossaries can still figure out that it ...
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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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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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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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TexShop will not compile without trashing aux files after every error

I have a couple of LaTeX files with the same problem. If I produce an error, fix it, and then try to compile a pdf, I get the following error. )Runaway argument? {{ ! File ended while scanning use of ...
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Compile document multiple times with different parameters [closed]

I'd like to have different versions of my document. So far I built the document such that I only have to change \newcommand{\setversion}{0} to the version number I'd like and the respective ...
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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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Document requiring infinitely many compiler passes?

It is an unfortunate reality that one must compile a LaTeX file several times in order to get all labels and citations correct. As far as I know, one should go on compiling as long as TeX warns that ...
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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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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 ...
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No PDF output file and no error message [closed]

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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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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(Possible?) How to embed a specific font (not from LaTeX package) to the output PDF?

Say I have a specific font myfont.ttf on my own computer. I have a PDF file created by another software, which uses this font. Then I use beamer (PDFlatex) to include this PDF file the final output ...