{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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Will arara be able to handle this non-linear compile sequence?

I have been reading and playing arara now since the summer and I LOVE IT!!!! Prior to arara I used batch and script files that were operating system specific. Thank you arara for removing this ...
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Problem with Thesis Template

I'm starting to write my PhD thesis and I want to use this template by Lorenzo Pantieri: http://www.lorenzopantieri.net/LaTeX_files/TesiModerna.zip So I downloaded the file and I opened it on ...
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XeLaTeX --shell-escape loses operating system commands output

A serious problem has been nagging me since I installed TeX Live 2015 in my computer with Xubuntu 15.04. It all started with this question. From time to time, whenever I use XeLaTeX to typeset ...
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What type of plain text should the latex code be?

I know that one writes the LaTeX code in a text editor as plain text. One then saves this file as a .tex file ad compiles using latex (or pdflatex, or ...). From what I understand, there are ...
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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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Custom compiling order in miktex [closed]

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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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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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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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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Is it possible to place compiler tags in the latex document such that one .tex document can produce two different documents sharing similar content?

I'm writing a document and I need two versions. Version one gives the outline and details of the project. It gives a method overview, data, results and conclusion etc. The methods are very ...
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Conflict between mathabx and accents packages

I'm having problems with the mathabx package, which I use for the \widecheck symbol. When I try to compile it interrupts the process and sends me to the package documentation, specifically referencing ...
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Error “Missing number, treated as zero” - first compilation worked, second created the error

I hope some of you can help me with that problem. It is however difficult to give a minimal example. Here is the Problem: I'm writing my master's thesis with TEXmaker and have splitted my document by ...
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How to configure Kile to run arara

I'm working under Ubuntu and I have TeX Live 2015 installed. I need to know if it is possible to use arara with Kile, how to add a menu entry for it and finally how to run arara on projects.
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Prevent TexWorks from saving after compiling

I'm going to tell you what I need/want (1) and what apparently TeXWorks does (2): I need Texworks to compile files and not overwrite the .tex file. I don't mind if it creates another .dvi or .pdf ...
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Environment \pspicture only works with single slide in beamer?

I'm trying to use pstricks in beamer, and need to compile it with pdflatex. Weirdly, the code works when I have a single frame (see MWE below) but as soon as I add a second frame (i.e. uncomment line ...
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How to avoid loading packages multiple times?

I have to compile several latex files with the same packages (quite a few of them). Is it possible to load only one time the packages and then compile the multiple file? It would save me a lot of ...
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Customize vim-latex to write file prior to compilation

<leader>ll compiles the current file, but I'd like it to also write the current file before it does that. Personally, I don't understand why this is not default behavior. When would one ever ...
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The garamondx font will not allow a PDF to compile

I am using the following commands to try and use the garamondx font in my document, but there is an error ("fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced") when I try and quickbuild my document in ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Creating pdf file in Texmaker

My professor give us homework which enable us to be familiar with Latex. I'd installed and compiled both Miktex and texmaker. I opened a new file yesterday and it came with a PDF on my desktop. Later, ...
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breqn and \coloneq

The breqn documentation says (pg. 10) • The notation := must be written with the command \coloneq. Otherwise the : and the = will be treated as two separate relation symbols with an “empty RHS” ...
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C-like #ifdef macros in LaTeX? [duplicate]

The C programming language has a preprocessor, which has #ifdef #endif macros that allow to preprocess a source code file before the compilation process. I am looking for something similar. What I ...
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GNU Makefile for compiling each chapter with its own reference

My book structure is like: book.tex chapter/ch1.tex /ch2.tex ref/ch1.bib /ch2.bib As each chapter of my book is required to has its own reference thus I used chapterbib package and fed ...
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Compiling a document with `enctex` enabled

How can I compile a document with enctex enabled ? Documentation on the net seems so horrible that right now I want to throw myself out the window! (Fortunately, soft grass is on the other side!) As ...
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1 compilation, several outputs

I'm a teacher and using PdfTeX to write my courses. My question is the following : How can I compile my .teX file and generate into Pdf file : the course itself, and one or two excerpts (that I've ...
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Winedt compilation problem [closed]

I have a file in LaTeX format. The problem is the file does not accept any changes in the text and gives the same PDF file. I have used Winedit to compile it but the same problem occurs. Please see if ...
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How to precompile preamble when using arara

A different tex question led me to a link regarding a precompiled preamble. I use arara for all of my runs. What is the correct procedure to use a precompiled preamble for each of the runs made ...
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How to know if a LaTeX file needs another compilation pass

When preparing a document some LaTeX files need more than one compilation pass. This is for instance the case when the file is using \tableofcontents, \ref, or bibliography file (in which case a call ...
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Build on arXiv fails with error that seems completely unrelated to the document

I am trying to upload an article to arXiv. Now I'm encountering an error I have not seen before. A line as simple as \section{Lemmata and Proofs} causes this error message: ! Undefined control ...
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Initiate command prompt from tex-file

Is there something one can put into a tex-file that makes the compiler prompt for further commands when it gets to it? What I want to do is load polyglossia, set the language, and then do ...
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Latex (LyX) /pdftex - Change file name based on file content

When compile a LaTeX document with pdftex it usually has the name newfile.pdf. Is it possible to change the name of my document based on the content in the LaTeX source I'm about to compile ? More ...
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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose [duplicate]

i began learning lateX 3 days ago to make my training report ... i'm using texmaker in UBUNTU 14.04 I was compiling my files using quick build option in compilation menu and i was wondering what do ...
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Texworks and texmf.cnf (export command?)

I created a texmf.cnf file on ~\texmf\mytexncf\. I added the export command export TEXMFCNF=~/texmf/mytexcnf: in my source shell files (.bashrc and .zshrc). Then I ran texhash. When I execute a ...
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Best way to compile a LaTeX project

Quite long time ago I was extensively using LaTeX with a Makefile that I have found on internet. This allowed me to automatically build/rebuild my project as many time as it was needed to get ...
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Compilation order behind Texstudio [duplicate]

Until a few days ago, I only ever used Texstudio (on windows) to create LaTeX documents, relying entirely on the build and compile button to sort everything out for me. I've been trying to understand ...
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Compile pages x-y in LaTex [duplicate]

I was wondering if given a huge Latex \documentclass[oneside]{book} is it possible to compile a specific range of pages, for example pages 11-35, to a PDF? I want to compile a single chapter without ...
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Disappearing Appendices after running BibTeX [closed]

I am working with http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/ After running BibTeX and PDFLaTeX twice my Appendices disappearing. How can I fix it? Thank you.
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Can I force a pre-process action on all commands or environments without having to redefine them all manually?

I am trying to preserve a history of the latex commands and environment initializations I use in a typeset html or pdf file. Is there a way where I can force a pre-process action on all commands ...
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synctex(busy) latex file not compiling [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a latex file but I noticed that the file ``freezes" at the point of this array: \[\left(\begin{array}{ccc} a_{11} & a_{12} & a_{13}\\ a_{21} & a_{22} & a_{23} ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I am writing my thesis using book class. And I use include function so that I can have separate files for each chapter. One problem with this is that I must click run button in the main file. If I ...
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List of the most common causes and solutions to bugs compiling bibliographies in TeX

I start using the Texmaker on my home PC, when I try to run my files I get an error message from this type: INFO - This is biber 0.9.2 INFO - Logfile is 'bibertest.blg' FATAL - Cannot find control ...
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How to omit comfirmation when I compile the files in emacs?

When I update my document and compile it, I will experience as follows: Save file /home/*****/test2.tex? (y or n) y command: (default LaTeX) LateX I want them to perform default. And not show ...
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LaTeXTools custom builder for feynmf/feynmp

I'm using LaTeXTools with ST2, and I need to draw some Feynman diagrams. feynmf/feynmp both require additional commands to compile. Does anyone know the correct syntax for a custom builder that will ...
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Suddenly not compiling (Texworks, pdflatex) [closed]

I work with Texworks compiling pdflatex. My document used to compile perfectly until now, when it just stopped compiling without any errors (well there are some warnings but nothing serious) and I do ...
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Reinstalling a Package Again and Again

I am using WinEdt on my computer for quite a while. I have recently started using WinEdt on my laptop, and here I have a problem - every time I compile my code (CTRL+SHIFT+P) I am required by latex to ...
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Make two PDF's from one Latex file where one is in a different directory

so I have been trying to learn how to compile multiple files into a single pdf using Latex. I am working on Windows 10, with TexMaker. I have the organized in the following manner: Dropbox ...
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How to use pythontex.py from TeXnicCenter?

I have installed Windows 7, MiKTeX 2.9, TeXnicCenter 2.02 stable and Python 3.4.1 (distribution pyzo2015a). I use latex pythontex.ins form cmd to install the package pythontex: . It seems to ...
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\textit -command gives “Package inputenc Error”

I'm using the classicthesis template with TeXShop version 3.52 (3.52) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). I've been using the command \textit for italics in my project successfully for more than a ...
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babel french + compilation issue

Since yesterday I'm using polyglossia for one of my documents. Today I opened another document in which I use babel and that worked just fine yesterday morning. Suddenly I can't compile it anymore : ...
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Truncate compilation of an “input” file

When writing mathematical results, I often jot down several quasi-proofs before deciding on the actual structure. Nevertheless, I like to keep these alternative sketches as a reference in case I ...