{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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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} ...
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make texmaker show compile error output (Message/Log) with custom lualatex user-build-command

i want to compile documents with a lualatex user build command within texmaker on mac os x. here is my command: /usr/texbin/lualatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|open %.pdf It ...
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Unwanted blank pages before and after a chapter [closed]

I use Xelatex, and the class Report I have a document that follows this simple architecture : \part (thee) \chapter (nine chapters and two chapters* (for introduction and conclusion) \section ...
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Compiling multi-file LaTeX file

I have large LaTeX project (my thesis) with a main TeX file and many subfiles contained in their own subdirectories. The template is available here at Cambridge University website Now coming to my ...
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How to cross-reference several objects simultaneously

I want to define a macro for referencing equations in an article. I want the equation to be referenced as: " Eq. (3) " So I defined a command "\eref{}" as: \def\eref#1{Eq.~\ref{#1}} But I also have ...
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synctex.gz file is (busy) [closed]

I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy). I'm using TexMaker to ...
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Insert terminal output to compilation or record time needed

For some reason my document takes very long to compile, and I would like to narrow down why this happens. Finding the bottleneck would be greatly eased if I could time how long individual sections in ...
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Errors but compiling xetex

I use xelatex for my thesis. This is my preamble \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside, openany]{book} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Argument of \NROrg@ifthenelse has an extra }

I presume the problem I have been encountering is quite trivial. But I could not find any help via Google, so I am asking the experts. The problem is the following: I want to create a Cirriculum using ...
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Is there a way to partially evaluate TeX files? [duplicate]

I am looking for tools or techniques that can partially evaluate (e.g. inline definitions) a TeX source file into an equivalent, simplified TeX file with some parameters fixed. Specifically I would ...
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I want to type a document once and typeset it at multiple different levels of complexity

I think this is clearest in an example. Here's my document: \begin{enumerate} \item{1} The heart \begin{enumerate] \item{1} It pumps blood through the body. \item{2} It has four ...
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What options to use with pdflatex and when

Reading this question arara: show warnings only in the last compilation step made me realize that I can probably save some compile time by changing the options I use with pdflatex. For a "typical" ...
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how to compile just one equation

I am working with WinEdt 6.0 and working with a long document, therefore, some times I would like to compile just one equation and get the pdf output of it, instead of running pdflatex that compiles ...
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Couldn't open font map file “kanjix.map”. with MiKTeX

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} When compiling this MWE with MiKTeX 2.9’s xelatex, I get the following warning: ** WARNING ** Couldn't open font map file "kanjix.map". ...