{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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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Compiling default sig-alternate-sample template yields warnings

I downloaded a fresh copy of the ACM SIG Proceedings template from here: However, on compiling this as suggested (Latex, bibtex), I am getting a few warnings as shown below: While I understand ...
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tex4ht \ifdefined\HCode equivalent for Latex2rtf

One of my favorite features of tex4ht is that I can customize formatting or content depending on what compiler is being used by enclosing code in an if statement that is capable of providing a flag ...
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How to run a batch file to compile a tex file that calls txt files in itself?

Trying to make a batch file that compiles a .tex document that calls .txt files into it. Can get the batch file to compile the .tex doc, brings back errors when trying to find each .txt file. Each ....
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Tabular into a .png when compile TeX document? [duplicate]

Do some of you know, whether it is possible or not to make a tabular into a .png when compile into a pdf TeX document? Best,
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TOC and Subfiles: which TOC pkg for unique TOC compilation with each subfile?

The Subfiles package makes compiling individual parts of a LaTex document convenient. The package works so that each subfile inherits the master preamble main.tex and the user is able to compile ...
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How can I avoid a persistent warning concerning possibly changed labels when using background and TikZ?

Last month, I posted the following code as an answer to a question. The code gives the right output. However, what I did not notice but Thérèse did is that it generates a warning concerning undefined ...
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Is there any reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days?

I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile... So, given that the end ...
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Suddenly TexShop won't compile anything. What to do?

I use TexShop in a Mac computer. Suddenly (after I transferred some file I compile with another program in another computer) TexShop won't compile anything. I include the picture with its message. ...
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Not recompile unchanged pgfplots graph

I'm writing a document with many graphs containing a lot of data points. Many graphs are finished and I don't need to change them anymore. Since I am improving and correcting the text, I need to ...
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Problem getting expression of formula to compile

I am trying to write a line of a formula as follows: {\emph{P}($\emph{c}\mid\emph{d}$) =} \emph{P}(\emph{c})\prod \textsubscript{\emph{w}\in$\emph{d}}\emph{P}($\emph{w}\mid\emph{c}$) \textsuperscript{...
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What options to use with pdflatex and when

Reading this question arara: show warnings only in the last compilation step made me realize that I can probably save some compile time by changing the options I use with pdflatex. For a "typical" ...
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How to compile \nomencl in order to have a list of abbreviation?

I am quite new in LaTeX and I am using it to write my master thesis. Everything works quite fine until I wanted to make a list of abbreviations. I read most I could, including the nomencl package ...
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Content in TOC not printed during first compilation: due to Subfiles package?

I am writing a report consisting of 3 separate files, each include a self-contained mathematical text. I work with the subfiles package. I have created three chapters in 3 separate files and included ...
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Installed LyX and now TeXMaker won't compile

I have been using LaTeX for a while with no problems. I tend to just copy and paste the preamble from past reports into new ones, and that usually works fine (as you'd expect). However, I have a new ...
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How do I get rid of this error while compiling my \latex document?

I'm using MikeTeX 2.9.5823 release, with WinEdit 2.91 as my front-end text editor, on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer. I'm using the amsart document class. I've inserted several numbered ...
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automatically inject code into preamble in cascading manner

Is there a standard way to automatically inject certain files into a LaTeX preamble? Naturally I could write some patch code for this but I thought I should check if there's some "preferred" way to ...
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Compilation Process: Flow Chart

I am searching for a flow chart of the compilation process for LuaLaTeX (or pdfLaTeX). The chart should include packages like hyperref, varioref, etc. that use additional calls of lualatex.exe. ...
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Wildcard insertions in arara compile instructions

Using arara I would like to know whether wildcard instructions can be passed in the instructions. I would like to have a dynamic compile of my bu*.aux files when I use bibunits, because as I comment ...
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Compiling old latex files - is it possible to go back in time?

I am trying to compile LaTeX sources from 10 years ago. Surprisingly, it doesn't succeed. Assuming it once did, I believe the problem is with updated packages that now collide, etc. Is it possible ...
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WriteLatex utf-8 ģ symbol problem

I need to use ģ symbol in my presentation. This symbol has 0123 utf-8 code. But when I am typing it in writeLatex it compiles with error: Package ucs Error: Unknown Unicode character 291 = U+0123, (...
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LaTexTools stops compiling in Sublime Text

I have been using LaTexTools for a while, and it works fine. After installing the public beta of Yosemite, Sublime Text + LatexTools stops working: the build command brings up output window showing NO ...
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Compilation 'pauses' and expects input, but there is no error message

When I try to compile the MWE below with xelatex, I get the following: *geometry* detected driver: pdftex ) * The * seems to be a prompt: pressing ENTER gives * (Please type a command or say `\...
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Using TexStudio and TexLive — Error: Could not start command

I'm fairly new to LaTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it up and running on my computer. I just installed TeX Live and TeXstudio 2.10.4 on my computer (which is running Windows 8). In TeXstudio, ...
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Cannot view pdf file after quick build

I installed MikeTex & Texmaker on a windows 7 machine. I didnot change the default settings in TexMaker. When I compile a .tex file using Quick Build, it doesnot show pdf file. I have to click ...
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Find main.tex file in parent folder when using latexmk

I have the following file structure for my document: document ├── acronym.tex ├── bibliography.bib ├── chapters │   ├── some-chapter.tex │   └── another-chapter.tex ├── figures │   ├── some-figure....
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Troubles with fonts when compiling [closed]

When I compile document through terminal I get an error: pdflatex file.tex ... ! Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not fo und. <to be read again> ...
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LaTeX in intelliJ

I have installed the idea-latex plug-in in my IntelliJ IDEA. I have created a LaTeX file (but I have found no way to create a LaTeX project!). Some highlighting features work but I cannot find how to ...
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TeXnicCenter custom build

Is there a possibility to setup custom build for TeXnicCenter? Now all compilation is done using custom make/build cmd bat, however it would be much more convenient to have all this in TeXnicCenter.