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{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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Cannot build file on Editorial Manager

I am submitting a manuscript through Editorial Manager. I am getting this error. The manuscript successfully compiles on my local computer and also on WriteLatex which I used for editing. As I am new ...
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ToC and lists of theorems (XeLaTeX) [duplicate]

Why is it that if I make a change that should be reflected either in a table of contents or in a list of theorems, I need to typeset twice before getting the change reflected? My TeX Live utility is ...
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TeXnicCenter MakeIndex and BibTeX error: Compile not working

This might seem like a duplicate but from what I can tell it's not. I have looked at the prior pages and tried the solutions offered with no change in results. My project works fine on my desk top ...
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Strange behavior with compiling [closed]

I'm writing my thesis and when I compile it, it has at the moment 81 pages. Now I wanted to add an declaration that it was me writing this thesis and so on. I've add the following code at the ...
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LaTeX error in the LaTeX compilation [closed]

For the last few days I have been facing some problems while trying to compile my LaTeX document. When I run it (shift+ctrl+L), the window compiles for some time; then it is stopped. It starts ...
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! LaTeX Error: File 'natbib.sty' not found [closed]

I have a problem compiling an article using natbib. I am using WinEdt to compile, for example this what I found online: \begin{filecontents*}{bibtest.bib} @book{goossens93, author = "Michel ...
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A problem about code compiler Sublime text [closed]

I am beginning to use the LaTeX to write my homework, I chose the Sublime to compile the file. However, I found it is difficult to write code because it hasn't the hint fuction. I search the Plug-in ...
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Using TikZ library `external` with images that require multiple compilations

I have a fairly large LaTeX document that requires compiling a number of times (because of a lot of (cross)references, appendices, etc.). Part of this document are a number of TikZ images that require ...
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Faster compiling [duplicate]

I'm writing at my thesis and it has now about 60 pages.. When I want to compile it (to pdf), it lasts about 20 seconds.. Is it normal? I think, the included graphics costs a lot of time?! ...
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Error compiling a latexdiff PDF file

I just started trying out latexdiff for editing some papers and I am having trouble with the getting the tex output from latexdiff compile when my code includes \intertext within a \begin{align*} ...
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How to trace errors one by one from the build-output reported by TeXnicCenter?

The problem I have at the moment is that, after the execution of "Build current file", TeXnicCenter displays a window (named Build output) in which you can read a short description of errors; each of ...
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Avoiding recompilation of unchanged part of a document

I am currently editing a relatively long document in arabic with the package arabtex, everything is going quite fine but the compilation takes several minutes. As I need to edit only small parts at ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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Error in latex, No Bounding box on pdf figure

I am trying to compile a document on TeXShop (on a mac). I get an error when I insert a picture from a pdf file. I get the error that bounding box cannot be determined. I looked at other answers. ...
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problem with powerdot

After updating some packages of MiKTeX 2.9 (automatic update), it's impossible to obtain a ps file following the root : tex-> dvi->ps. ghostview fails to display the file. Here below a minimal ...
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%!TEX root = to parent directory

Currently, I am writing a large report. In my previous ones, I always had the chapters and the main file (thesis.tex) in the same directory as the individual chapters. This time, however, I created a ...
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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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Using pdflatex.exe to Convert TeX to PDF within a C#

I have my TeX file (only firstExample.tex inside my folder) document and I want to convert it to PDF and display it within the application. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} this is only ...
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Instant Preview of Latex to PDF in silent mode with fast compiling

Please i am working on a project should provide fast compiling of Latex files in silent mode so the user should not see any process and just preview the final pdf file produced and i need it faster ...
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Plain TeX: missing symbol

I've tried to compile (both pdfTeX and XeTeX) simple code: ☺ \bye But in result I have a plain page, without anything. What's wrong?
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How can one stop LaTeX compilation?

When I start to compile a TeX file with wrong syntax, LaTeX complains. The first thing that I try is to stop (kill) the LaTeX compilation. However, nothing works. I have tried Ctrl+C, Ctrl+q, quit, ...
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How does Latexian's live preview feature work?

In particular, does it use any trick to generate the preview more quickly?
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System call after final document shipout [duplicate]

I am looking for some trick to do a system call after the document is finalized. The idea is that the finished document is copied or converted or emailed or whatever without a shell script or batch ...
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Integrating latexmk and TikZ external mode=list and make

I've been looking into using latexmk to create my documents because it automatically handles how many passes the document needs to be fully processed etc. So, for example, a simple run of latexmk -pdf ...
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Disable --output-directory in TeXpad

How can one disable the --output-directory from TeXpad compilation command?
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Error when compiling from Notepad++, but not PowerShell

I am currently writing my thesis using an existing template. I am using Notepad++ with NppExec to quickly save and compile everything. This had been working properly for a while, but recently I ...
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
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What are your best practices to compile only a part of the document or presentation (or how do you prepare the big ones)?

I see that there a number of questions (A, B, C, D, E) on best practices, none of them answer the issue I am going to talk about. We all need to prepare large documents (or slides) from time-to-time. ...
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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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After upgrading to 13.10, biblatex and biber are not compiling my references

I am working on a thesis using LaTeX, with my references relying on biblatex-apa. Ubuntu 13.04 provided all my LaTeX needs. But after upgrading to 13.10, the biblatex / biber combo will no longer ...
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Cannot build .tex file

I am running MikTex 2.9 and I'm facing a problem. When i try to edit a tex file it keeps building for ever. I've noticed that in Task Manager there is a process that's running, miktex-maketfm.exe. ...
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Best compiler for writing a thesis? [duplicate]

Which LaTeX compiler supports best writing a thesis? Which one provides the best compatibility with commonly used classes and packages? The compilers that I frequently use are: latex pdflatex ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex ...
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Can't make PDF through pdflatex on Texnicle (Mac)

I get this message, but there is no updated PDF: /Users/Arnstein/Library/Application Support/TeXnicle/engines/pdflatex.engine: line 50: /usr/texbin/pdflatex: is a directory *** ...
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How to call pdftex.exe [duplicate]

I'm trying to call pdftex.exe from the command-line with a simple document that looks as follows \documentclass{article} \begin{document} test \end{document} But instead of my PDF I get the ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Cannot produce document with xcookybooky

I am trying to create my own cookbook, using package xcookybooky. My code is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How can I ignore latex error while compiling?

When a tex file is compiled, everytime an error is detected, compilation stops and user action (usually hitting return key) is expected through console by user. I would like to ask, how is it possible ...
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How to compile a LaTeX file in WinEdt 6

I downloaded WinEdt 6 but I do not know how to compile and run the file as compiled in previous versions.
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Setting package option from the command line

I want to compile a document that uses the tcolorbox package in two different ways: with the option /tcb/lowerbox set to visible, so that the lower part of the tcolorbox environment is typeset with ...
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Trouble with my first latex document

Just downloaded Protex, downloaded TexStudio, and i'm trying to create a document, and i have \documentclass{article} \begin[12pt]{document} \section{Executive Summary} \end{document} and its ...
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Instant preview for Asymptote?

KtikZ/QtikZ is handy for previewing TikZ code. Is there an equivalent for Asymptote?
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How can I automate the workflow for producing multiple versions of a document? [duplicate]

Say you have two versions of the same LaTeX document. For instance, you have one version of your lecture slides for actually delivering a lecture: as you're really not a big fan of the "wall of ...
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dtx file: how to run it?

I want to clarify first that I am a beginner, and thus my question might be imprecise or inadequate. Anyway: I found this documentation file for the package microtype, can be easily found on ctan. It ...
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Could significant speedups be gained from package code minification?

Wikipedia: Minification is (also minimisation or minimization), in computer programming languages and especially JavaScript, is the process of removing all unnecessary characters from source code ...
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“Missing $ inserted” error in bibliography, no underscores

When I compile my thesis the following error pops up: Underfull \hbox (badness 1264) in paragraph at lines 61--61 []\T1/ppl/m/n/12 ^^U^^U^^U.^^P Naples 2008, or, the Waste Land: Trash, Citizenship, ...
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Compile tex dependency before compiling main file

I need to include a letter in my report, and I'm doing this using the pdfpages package. I'd like it so that when my report, report.tex goes to compile and include letter.pdf, it first compile ...
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TeXnicCenter hangs on pdf build [closed]

I am having the issue that when I try to build any file that includes => pdf, teXnicCenter immediately hangs, eventually builds, hangs again, eventually opens Adobe, hangs again, eventually opens the ...
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Use glossary term in another entry

It may be useful to me to reference a glossary entry in another, as in \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside, brazil]{book} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...