{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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Need commands for creating manual “pre-compile” of preamble in Windows, perhaps by pressing a button [duplicate]

I would like to manually create a separate file with preamble "pre-compiled". I found a very simple example at: ultrafast pdflatex with precompiling where Jonas Stein describes their example: ...
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Unable to generate pdf

I use TeXnicCenter and get the following error window after I try to compile Even TexMaker is unable to create the pdf file. No error is detected in the window below after compilation.
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clickable problem book

I started to write a clickable problem book using fortextbook. The question: after compiling to PDF, and setting the page fit to width in the Acrobat Reader if I click on e.g. question 1. it jumps to ...
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Are % comments passed on to the PDF-file upon *.tex compilation? [duplicate]

Are % comments passed on to the PDF-file upon *.tex compilation? Can they be found/recovered in the PDF code? MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \title{\textbf{Hello World !}} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Compilation of main tex file from a chapter file with AucTeX

I have a main LaTeX file that has multiple chapter files included using \input command. For compiling them in emacs/auctex, I have to open main LaTeX and ^C^C. How can I compile the main LaTeX from ...
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Compilation fails with “! Missing \endcsname inserted.”

Hi I've got a strange problem. I've defined a new command to print Linux commands line in the document: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{listings} \newcommand{\shellcmd}[1] { ...
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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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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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Mac vs Ubuntu LaTeX error [duplicate]

I'm getting a very strange error. I have a LaTeX document that I compile with a Makefile (below), when I compile it on my Ubuntu machine everything is fine, but when I compile it on my mac the first ...
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Compile time optimized “area under analytical curve” plotting with pgfplots?

There are some question regarding how to plot an area under a curve with pgfplots. But as far as I can see, all the answers have in common that a function has to be plotted twice with different style ...
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Compile PDF without proofs

I am writing my degree thesis, and I need to make a synthesis of it: basically what I want to do is make a copy without the proofs...is there a way to exclude them automatically, without having to ...
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Best solutions for (La)TeX on Kindle

I have read Compiling documents online, LaTeX options for kindle?, and some similar Q&A's, but I have more specific question. What are possible, good solutions for compiling TeX/LaTeX documents ...
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BibTeX compilation is corrupting myfiles

I am using TexMaker 1.9.9 and managing my references with KbibTeX. I have all the LiveTex package up to date from Debian Stable release. I always use the same template to write assignments: ...
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XeLaTeX hang on Defining document command \newfontfeature with arg. spec. 'mm' on line 118

I am using TexMaker 4.0 on a Windows 7 (64bit) machine, with MiKTeX v2.9, and I am trying to compile this template (with no modifications) with XeLaTeX using the instructions contained in the first ...
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Typesetting and Engine settings that can help improve compile time?

Are there any specific options that I can enable or disable to improve compiling time ? I don't understand most of what is included in the settings so I can't decide on my own (new LaTeX user here). ...
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How to turn on the PDFTexify option? [closed]

I have read through the manual as best I can. But I can't find where you enable or turn on the PDFTexify. I put in some sample text. Then I hit enter to try and "run" the text that I typed. So, ...
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Ignore some self-defined command during compilation?

In a .tex file, there is some self defined command \newcommand{\mycomment}[1]{\textcolor{red}{#1}} ... \mycomment{blah blah} ... I hope to be able to skip the command during compilation in my final ...
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Static analysis of LaTeX documents?

For programming languages like C, C++, C#, Java and so on there always exist some kind of static analysers, tools that check the sourcecode for unreachable code, unused variables, memory leaks and ...
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xelatex vs. xelatexmk compilation – what’s the difference?

I'm using TeX Live 2012 in a Windows environment. I used to compile with xelatexmk, which isn't included in TeX Live's "Processing tools". When I wanted to switch from LaTeX to XeLaTeX, I read ...
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Preventing output of extra compiler files [duplicate]

When I compile a document with PdfLaTeX + View PDF quick build command option selected, Texmaker outputs these files in the same directory with the .tex file: MyDoc.aux MyDoc.log MyDoc.pdf ...
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Minimization of the time it takes to preview a large beamertex file

I have a very large beamer tex file which requires a long time to texify. I want to make very minor changes and want to visualize these changes quickly. Is there a way to texify only the changes ...
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Warning message: “The marginal notes overrun the paper”

\documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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Need to Typeset twice for correct compile?

Whenever I press CMD+T in TexShop, the PDF created is not always updated correctly. I usually have to re-compile it to update the Table Of Contents and other changes I have made. How can I fix this ? ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

I have a problem with LaTeX. I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker, and when I try to compile a .tex file in Texmaker, I get the error Could not start the command When I try to build it from the ...
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Smartdiagram error when compile [closed]

I want to use the smartdiagram but by some reason a get a error: ! Undefined control sequence. \smartdiagram code #1#2->\StrCut {#1}{:}\diagramtype \option \IfNoValueTF {#... l.6 ...ram] ...
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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Why is my TeXnicCenter not compiling and producing any output in PDF?

Today I have just downloaded Basic MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta (latest version from the website). But my TeXnicCenter is not compiling and producing any output in PDF. It happened before ...
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Export page numbers of references

I would like to export the page numbers of all the inner references of my document. How can one achieve this? Equivalently, how can we export the section/chapter number of all the inner references? ...
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Preprocessing without compiling with etoolbox

I want to know if it is possible to do preprocessing without compiling with the etoolbox package. Basically, I want to do the following. Given a file of the following format: ...
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Can pdflatex create the pdf file while a previous version is being viewed with Adobe Reader?

Within Cygwin I use vim to write my .tex file, then compile with pdflatex. I then view the .pdf file with Adobe Reader (outside Cygwin that is, I just double-click the .pdf file from within a windows ...
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Undefined control sequence \documentclass

First of all I would like to thank you because you helped me out a lot with all your answers to the already online questions. Now, here is my problem. I am trying to do a bibliography file with ...
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TeXstudio: how to automate LaTeX biber sequence of compilation

I'm a bit confused about how to configure TeXstudio to use biber. It's not that I can't find a way, I'm just wondering what is the intended way, i.e. coming from WinEdt I'm used to that "Build" or ...
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Quickest way of applying thesis to tex template

I am trying to apply my thesis to a TeX template. I have pdflatex installed on a Linux box (in my university), but cannot get it to work. When I point to my TeX file as below, it gives an error: ...
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Unnecessary braces versus speed compilation process

Could the use of many unnecessary braces speed down the compilation process? I'm asking because I use many many alert commands, defined by \def\alert#1{\textcolor{red}{#1}} So when I want to ...
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Compile to one picture per pages

I would like to compile one document so as that each page becomes one single picture. Is it-possible ?
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pgfgantt package - Timeout: Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02)

I am trying to compile a tex file that should display a gantt chart made with the help of the pgfgantt package. During compilation I get the line Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02) and ...
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Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?

There seem to be quite a few fabulous web-sites now that compile LaTeX online. I was wondering what techniques these sites used to speed up compilation of documents. It would seem they would be ...
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Code in \lstlisting breaks document (compile error) [closed]

I want to show a JSON object in my document. If I do the following, it works: \begin{lstlisting} { "id": "5", "key": "discardedCard" } \end{lstlisting} But if I extend the code to the ...
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Easier than “latex bibtex latex latex”?

The process for inserting references into a Latex document consists of running: latex bibtex latex latex This is necessary because each step produces auxiliary files that the next step uses (i.e., ...
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Sublime Text 2 latex tools/New Build

Please excuse me if I've posted this in the wrong area. I've just started using Sublime Text 2 for Latex with the LaTeX tools plugin. It's wonderful. I'm using Mac ox 10.6.8 I'm wondering about ...
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`macro parameter character #' in horizontal mode - Texmaker [closed]

I use Texmaker and I keep getting this error: ! You can't use `macro parameter character #' in horizontal mode. However I can force compile it using cmdline as pdflatex foo.tex. Any idea what the ...
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how to get lualatexmk to run in \nonstopmode

I use the engine lualatexmk to create my documents. This runs the entire pdf-generating-process several times until a stage is reached where an additional run of this process wouldn't change the ...
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Latex or PdfLatex to generate DVI

I would like to generate DVI output using latex or pdflatex, it doesn't matter. First, I would like to mention that I run the following command to compile my document and it runs successfully - ...
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Faulty output because of Polyglossia issue [closed]

this is my first question on here so I hope I'll include all necessary information right away. I am running MiKTeX 2.9, set up for XeTeX; my Editor is TeXMaker and my OS is Windows 8, 64-bit. ...
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TeXstudio Compile: Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I'm trying write a report in LaTeX but TeXstudio won't let me. All I have is this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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tikz: code just keeps compiling? [closed]

I was trying to draw arcs in tikz, and I was using code from this site \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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#ifdef analog for LaTeX

For example there is a simple tex-file with following text: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) circle (0.4cm); \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} Is it ...
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Run multiple commands in TeXShop typeset [duplicate]

I am a user of biblatex-mla and I wish to run the whole bibliography generation workflow with a single click of "Typeset" in TeXShop. pdflatex filename.tex bibtex filename pdflatex filename.tex How ...
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Convert LaTeX compilation from multiple run throughs to single compilation [duplicate]

I have a simple question about using LaTeX. I often have to do pdf2Latex several times and with a Bibtex thrown in there somewhere to get my document to come out correctly. More or less looks like ...