{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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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 ...
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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media9: “l3kernel too old” (support outdated)

Well, I was trying to follow this answer "beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once", in order to play two videos at the time in one frame. But the problem is that, after installing the packages ...
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texstudio in ubuntu: gensymb.sty not found

I recently switched to Linux with Ubuntu and installed Texstudio. When I try to compile, it says that the gensymb and tikz-cd packages are not found, but I already had them installed. I have them ...
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How secure is sharelatex?

Background: One of my co-authors faced problem of compiling the paper that I had built using TexStudio and MikteX 2.9 on his Mac Machine running TexLive. ShareLaTeX Role: So, one solution is to use ...
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TeX4HT compile sequence

I just noticed that when I compile a tex file into an html document, I actually don't have to run the equivalant sequence I am used to xelatex For all bibunits generated bu*.aux bibtex For all ...
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XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?

I have a problem with my TeXstudio on Ubuntu, cause I can not compile my tex files via XeLaTeX. The problem: Error: Could not start the command: xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ...
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Complex objects delay compiling time - how to make latex faster for draft versions?

Working on my phd thesis has become a nightmare since I tried to insert some very large (sideways)tables with many columns and cells all containing citations. A complete compiling run with latexmk ...
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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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Control the output of TexMaker

I am quite new in LaTeX and I am using TexMaker. How can I remove some of its output (such as .aux, .out, .synctex) and just see the .tex and .pdf files?
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What is the simplest procedure for compiling Asymptote code in WinEdt?

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document containg Asymptote code in WinEdt and my MWE is this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{asy}[width=10cm,height=10cm] ...
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How can I configure AUCTeX to automatically switch to the compilation log after hitting C-c?

I would like to see the compilation results after hitting C-c, however, AUCTeX always asks me to additionally hit C-l to swich to the log window and automatically scroll down. I would prefer C-c to ...
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Error compilling with Xindy ?

I try compilling Xindy document at LaTeX and my MWE like this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[xindy]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newglossaryentry{gloss}{ ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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Recompile with C-c C-c in AUCTeX

Is therer a way to recompile the document when there were no changes? Currently hitting C-c C-c a second time only runs the document viewer (Skim.app in my case).
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Converting a tex file to pdf

I use TexStudio to create a tex file and save it in my DropBox in the Cloud. I then use CloudConvert to make a pdf file, which I then save on my Windows Pc. This works OK, but isn't there a simpler, ...
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Encoding compilation problem with Bibtex Texmaker and LinuxMint

I had absolutely no problem until my last compilation, and I got no idea why I got this error now, because I didn't absolutely touch this line of code nor this page... Here is the error I get : ...
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How to recover this Tikz drawing that no longer compiles

Over a year ago I created a graphic in TikZ and made it public on wikicomon wikicomomns. I posted also the code to create the graphic. Since then I changed computer and when I tried to use the code I ...
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eepic package fails compiling

I have some problems with eepic package. When I use the eepic package almost everything works fine, except circles. The circles were shown half (circle lines and filled circles). When I add the eepic ...
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Problems compiling antiquated code using the epic and eepic packages

I was given an extremely large tex file I need to compile, but when trying to compile it, I repeatedly get a non-pdf special ignored error followed by the document without any of the figures included. ...
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Automatic online compiling system

I've heard of a automatic compiling system for LaTeX which works as follows: I simply upload a .tex code to a website and this system automatically compiles it into .pdf. How to find it?
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...