{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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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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TexStudio gives 'Could not start command' with my custom build script

I have a custom build script build.command that runs through the build steps necessary to convert my LaTex scripts into a .pdf (e.g. makeglossaries and so on). The script works fine. However when I ...
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Simultaneously compiling many content source files included into one styled file

I am writing five or so texts which serve as course notes. I have one master file Style.tex into which I include the various bodies of these course notes. The reason I do it like this is because it's ...
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How do I optimize the output for ebooks? [closed]

In ps2pdf there is a -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook option to control the nature of the pdf output. Is there an analogous setting in pdflatex to do the same thing?
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What is the macro/primitive for the current run time? [duplicate]

I've seen (I don't know where) a couple of interesting metadata-oriented control sequences, and I was wondering if such a sequence exists for the job runtime. I can't expect it to give me the total ...
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MacTeX 2013 takes ages to compile [duplicate]

I am sorry that this is not a very specific question. Since I updated to 2013 I haven't been able to compile a single document. To be honest, neither did I let one of the many compilation processes I ...
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Calling pdflatex inside C code [closed]

I am writing C code that writes a LaTeX file for me. I then attempt to compile the file using pdflatex in a non-interactive mode (as in I'm automating some process and don't want to wait for user ...
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Is there a LaTeX formatter/beautifier (indenter, wrapper, context aware) similar to HTMLTidy? [duplicate]

Alternating work on a laptop, netbook and tablet the word wrap of a document is sometimes too long (for small screens) and too short (for large screens). This also got me thinking. Is there a tool ...
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Troubleshooting Code for 'Cases'

I was trying to do the following: $$ \begin{cases} a, & n=1\\ $\Phi^{-1}x(n-1)$, & x(n)=x(n-1) $\Phi^{-1}\x(n-1)+c$, & x(n)=x(n-1)+1 \end{cases} $$ But I keep getting errors. Is ...
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Conditional compilation failed

I think you can understand the scenario of the following code only by reading it. % compile with pdflatex -shell-escape \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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graphicspath requirements for auto-pst-pdf

I am working on a document split into multiple files, and am using the package chemstyle to automatically number the compounds in my schemes. The package uses auto-pst-pdf to edit EPS files. It is ...
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compilation error in creation of new command

I'm trying to manipulate a bit an environment that I've found in internet, in GUIT forum. This is the minimal example ...
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pdflatex options: double dash vs. single dash [duplicate]

Been meaning to ask this for a while, but is there any difference in a command line option to pdflatex which uses a single dash, and one that uses a double dash? For instance in my recent question ...
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Automating Error Detection of pfdlatex

Background: I have numerous individual files that need to be compiled, so am using a script to do that with the following options: set PDFLATEX_OPTIONS = "\ --file-line-error \ ...
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Versioning for each compiling

is there a way to create different output files (pdf) with differen versions for each compiling? For example: compile -> V0.1 compile -> V0.2 and so on... I know about the package vrsion but it ...
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Include subsections depending on variables/ifthen [duplicate]

I am making a template for several books. I have a mainfile which includes the .tex files for my chapters. For each book, some chapters are always almost the same except for a few subsections. How ...
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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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Compiling with texmaker fails, compiling on commandline works

Hi i can compile my latex document using pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape Masterthesis.tex When i hit the quick compile button in textmaker however nothing happens. I ...
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How to prolong compilation time while engaging in leisure activities?

I thought of that old joke today, where a programmer can make an undeniable excuse for his leisure activities while in work on the basis that he is just waiting for his code to compile. Although I ...
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Speed up the compilation of a document with a lot of tikzpictures made with pgfplots [duplicate]

I have a document with a lot of tikzpicture made with pgfplots, most of them take data from files so the compilation may be very long. In order to have only a draft I would like to have blank images ...
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How I can speed up the compilation of a document with multiple images? [duplicate]

When I compile a large document with many images, this compilation is very slow. Exist any method that allow read ONLY (no rendering) the width and height of imagen and then simulate this image with a ...
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difficulty compiling TikZ code - unknown key “breakable” [closed]

In attempting to compile some TikZ related code by Gonzalo Medina, I am running into difficulties. The code is accessible here: Creation of a new poster template Specifically, I am encountering the ...
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How can I get gedit to compile pdf on mac

I just got a macbook air (the version right before the current one) and I have MacTex installed and I have the latex plugin for gedit. How can I get gedit to compile pdf for me? Before on ubuntu I ...
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How does the LaTeX compile chain work exactly?

This might be a simple or out of place question, but I have run into so many subtleties of document compilation, that I really just need to understand this from the ground up. Could someone please ...
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How can I do the 'latex bibtex latex latex' compiling using Windows without the command line? [duplicate]

I'm using LaTeX and JabRef on Windows. I set up my bibliography database and cited references in my LaTeX document. However, I do not know how to use the command line on Windows to do the 'latex ...
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TeX file with PSTricks figure won't compile

Consider the following file which is a modified version of the file Kernkraftwerk-DWR-v2-ps2pdf.tex: http://gratisupload.dk/vis/698163 (It contains more charachters than I'm allowed to enter here.) I ...
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Compilation does not work

I have the same problem as in this link. But I do not understand that do I need an additional TeX compiler after installing TexMaker? If yes, MiKTeX is for Windows so, is there any compiler for Linux? ...
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Mimic mathjax behavior on undefined control sequences

I recently posted something on math.stackexchange.com, and was astonished by the behavior of the auto-renderer on undefined sequences. Instead of stopping the compilation right here, it would display ...
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Different errors while compiling, depending on distribution [closed]

When compiling my TeX document in PCTeX the _ in the bibliography url's appear as “˙. When compiling it in TeXworks the _ appears fine, but all the table references appear as ??. Any ideas to how I ...
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Load Graphics as Empty Boxes for Positioning and Quick Compiling [duplicate]

Is there a package that loads all images (tikz, pgfplots, images, etc.) only as empty boxes? This would greatly speed up compilation of documents when making edits to the content and layout when the ...
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Robust processing of autogenerated LaTeX files that contain many errors

I use knitr to generate pretty reports, with pdflatex as backend. Everything works fine if the R code runs without error. However, if the R code fails, the autogenerated file is sometimes invalid in ...
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Difference between bibliography management styles

There are two ways that I've seen people including their bibliographies. The first is without including any package: % Document: \bibliographystyle{ieeetr} \bibliography{<file>} And the ...
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Keep showing “could not start the command” [duplicate]

I just install TexStudio and I'm learning it from scratch. I compiled the following \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} Homework \end{document} but it keeps showing the err: ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{frame} [closed]

I'm having trouble woking with this code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pgfpages} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Class options include: notes, notesonly, handout, trans, % ...
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Timestamp in document / pdf name

Let's assume my document is called test.tex. Instead of creating a test.pdf I would like to add a suffix date stamp to the filename, e.g. test_2013_05_29 (test_yyyy_mm_dd). I am compiling with ...
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How can I 'compile' LaTeX snippets to (unicode) plain text?

I have a bunch of LaTeX snippets which I'd like to convert, as faithfully as possible, to Unicode strings. (In fact, these are title of papers from a bibliographic database, which I'd like to use as ...
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Sublime Text 2: Building Parameter with LaTeX

How can I perform a build process of a certain tex file, different from the current one I'm editing with the Sublime Text 2 Editor? I use the Sublime Text 2 Editor with MikTex and Sumatra PDF. My ...
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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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Compiling a given latex file

I'm trying to compile BPI.tex here because, as you can see, the given compiled file has the lower end of each page cut off. The problem is: I get lots of "undefined control sequence" errors but if I ...
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How to easily determine the full name of the latex file when a build error occurs?

I have recursive makefiles that I run to build my large tree which has many 100's of latex files (I use latex for everything). These makefiles travel the tree and build pdf's and generate HTML files ...
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FOSS for real-time PGFPlots

Any FOSS for real-time PGFPlots? Is it worth opening a feature request for KtikZ (QtikZ)?
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Wrong numeration in toc longer then one page

I tried anything I could find with \cleardoublepage and \newpage and so on; mostly they use \addcontentsline. I don't need to use it as listof=totoc already puts it into the toc so even if I use ...
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How to make `latexmk` run the appropriate amount of times

System: Ubuntu 13.04, Texlive2012, Emacs 24.something, I run Emacs from the terminal and not the GUI, and I have server mode on in Emacs. When compiling my latex documents, I use AucTeX in emacs to ...
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pdflatex nonstopmode with TikZ stops compiling

I compiled a TikZ code using pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode. Depending on code errors, compiling stops. I want to know what went wrong. Let me show you two cases, both of which involve a code error ...
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Speeding up compilation using precompiled preamble with LuaTeX

Compiling my documents with lualatex takes quite long. I have a complex preamble, and noticed it takes long to process this part of the file. Today I came across this website, which proposes a trick ...
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Error when compiling (pdfLaTeX)

I wrote some lines and I wanted to view the pdf, so I compiled and built but I have this error message: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) pdflatex.EXE: The memory ...
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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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How to compile with Sublime [duplicate]

I've followed the instructions on here, but I can't seem to compile. The shortcut they have is C-l, but I have no idea what that means.
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Error message: LaTeX can't find ieeetrans.sty

My code is \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{Classes/VTU} \title{TITLE OF THE THESIS} \author{by \\ \vspace{2mm}NAME OF CANDIDATE \vspace{5mm}} \collegeordept{Department Name} \university{College Name} ...