{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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Question about using the package exceltex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing/Using Exceltex I have installed Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and downloaded the zip file from link and unzipped the folder. Then what? I'm trying to compile the ...
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ultrafast pdflatex with precompiling

I try to improve the time pdflatex needs to compile my book. Really working example book.tex %&preamble \begin{document} Hi \end{document} and preamble.tex \documentclass{article} I run ...
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bashrc export TEXEDIT emacs

If PDFLaTeX fails to compile with See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help. I want to press e to get an instance of Emacs. The cursor should be on ...
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Dual compatibility of TeX sources

Consider the following situation. You enjoy TeXing on your local machine, having fun with the latest versions of various packages. For example, exploiting the benefits of TikZ/externalize... or ...
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Compilation taking too long when including svg

This is a general question. I have been very happy when using inkscape for my LaTeX files. Now I am preparing a presentation using beamer and I am trying to include svg files into my presentation ...
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How to make compilation faster? [closed]

I have a rather large document (about 150~200 pages) with plenty of cross-references. I can, of course, use \include and \includeonly, but I do not only have new chapters, I also use \input for ...
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Print 'system information' in LaTeX doc

I've used TeX quite a bit before but am getting back into it at the moment. I want to print a document details page with info such as: Compiled on: Compiled by: OS version: LaTeX version: ...
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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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Compilation error when plot and subplot are inserted [closed]

I am trying to add subtables inside tables. To achieve that I add the following packages: \usepackage[format=plain,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=it,up]{caption} \usepackage{subcaption} After adding ...
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Not recompile unchanged pgfplots graph

I'm writing a document with something like 30 graphs with a lot of points in each. The graphs are almost ok and I don't need to change them for now. I'm improving the text, so I need to recompile ...
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\ref and \cite stopped working

My WinEdt version had to be reinstalled and now I can't use PDFTexify or Texify. That wouldn't be a problem since I still can use PDFLaTeX. So I try that, what happens? Now, all \cite{} show [?] and ...
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Is the parsing of --translate-file in the first line disabled by default?

I couldn't find any information in either MikTeX nor TeXlive docs. AFAIR, the parsing of the first line (with --translate-file etc.) is disabled by default in modern TeX distros; am I right?
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Compilation of LaTex in Windows? With TeXnicCenter or other software?

I am forced to use Windows -machine during certain classes, software provided by this party here. I have earlier compiled things through SSH but now trying to use Tex -softwares built for Windows ...
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Automatically create two PDF output files from one tex file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? Let's say I have a tex file foo.tex. Now, I want to achieve that pdflatex does not only create a file foo.pdf but ...
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Problem with quick build [closed]

I just started using texmaker and have now faced a problem with viewing the made file as a pdf-file. I have selected the PdfLaTex + View PDF setting from the Quick Build Command -list. And next to the ...
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Arbitrary text parsing from a separate file

I'm still very new to the world of TeX, so please bear with me if this question is unclear or has been asked before. I'm starting to figure my way through TeX and the millions of plugins and ...
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Parts of XeLaTeX doesn't work after moving to LinuxMint

I one of my headerfiles, I used the command \setmathfont[]{XITS Math}, once I tried to compile the document as always with xelatex, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.87 ...
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What is a function f(n) returning LaTeX code requiring exactly n compilations to yield stable output?

Is there a (simple) recipe for producing LaTeX code requiring exactly n compilations? (That is, I'm looking for an algorithm/function f(n) with domain {1, 2, 3, ...} and LaTeX code as its range.) If ...
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What types of code patterns will increase the number of required runs of the latex command?

It is known that references require an additional run of LaTeX and that these references may depend on BibTeX, which in turn depends on at least one previous compilation of the document source. I have ...
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How to precisely tell from log-file whether to rerun LaTeX

There is a bit of discussion in related questions about automated LaTeX (re)compilation (e.g., here and here) and elsewhere on the web on rerunning the latex command in order to resolve all ...
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no output with \usepackage{emp} [closed]

I'm trying to embed MetaPost graphics inside a LaTeX file using the emp package, with pdflatex. When I include the line: \usepackage{emp} %part 1 pdflatex doesn't produce any output (it says 0 ...
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Expanding a minted command inside a macro

I am currently trying to speed up the compile time of a document that uses minted. I would like to be able to have certain language features (and style) appear the same in both a minted environment ...
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Why would two apparently identical TeX installations produce different results?

I have XeLaTeX with TeXShop installed on two different machines. One compiles documents without a problem. The other throws weird errors. As far as I can tell they're set up identically, so I don't ...
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How to temporarily suppress image insertion when compiling?

There are some big images in my document and compiling is taking substantial amount of time. When compiling a tex file to a dvi (and subsequently ps and pdf), is there any way I can temporarily ...
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non centered slides with Prosper [closed]

I use MixTeX 2.9 with Windows. I have a problem when compiling with the Prosper document class. My code begins as follows: \documentclass[pdf,distiller]{prosper} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Biber Compilation Error, Redux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex Encountering a problem discussed a few months ago (see Dummies Guide to Biber) but this time unable to resolve. MWE as follows, ...
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Using Terminal to run LaTeX commands

Since I always used TeXShop to compile my tex-files I did not have to run LaTeX commands via terminal (many macros like BibTeX, MakeIndex etc. are included in TeXShop). Now that I want to include an ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Write to logfile

I want to write some things to the log file. What is the best practice for this? Is it \message{} or \typeout{} or what?
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Compiling a document with PGFplots processing only every x-th data point? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to select a finite number of samples from the file when plotting using pgfplot Compiling my document with many PGF Plots, each containing thousands of data points ...
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(La)TeX Web browser [closed]

I had an idea this morning and would like to share and to know if someone has already developed it somewhere! A Mozilla group is currently building a JavaScript Application able to transform any PDF ...
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latexmk / imakeidx interoperational efficiency

imakeidx and latexmk are two of my favorite utilities of all TeX-time, especially in the face of book-size compilations (super thanks @egreg and @John Collins!). Apart from ease of producing multiple ...
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How to compile a file in ConTeXt, but output the results to a text file?

I have some files which contains data with ConTeXt syntax, e.g. containing macros and instructions for special symbols, but no preamble, sections, or other features tying the data to any particular ...
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How to compose and compile separate .tex files into a single article/book? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I divide my book into different project without repeating myself? I want to compose and compile separate .tex files without repeat the preamble in every source ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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Easy way to find the location of a compilation error?

When I compile my project with pdflatex, I get to see at which line the error has occurred, but the file is it claims the error has occurred in is incorrect since it always just says that it has ...
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Homework generation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conditional typesetting / build I have a database of LaTeX homework questions like this: question1 question2 question3 etc Is it possible to create a flag to ...
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Beamer conditional pdf file generation

I would like to know if there is a method to generate beamer pdf presentation based on conditions. For example: -Main Beamer presentation: Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 -For the first ...
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Multibib with TeXworks: how to parse second .aux file?

I need to use the multibib package to create a double bibliography document. I am currently working with TeXworks 0.4.3 (on Windows 7), but I cannot make the double bibliographies system work. The ...
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Errors in tables then runaway argument at \begin{document}

I am new to LaTeX and keep having this re-occurring problem. I create a table and notice a mistake (incorrectly specifying the number of columns or something) because the pdf won't compile (I am using ...
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Latex errors when compiling

I have a general question on reading latex errors. (I am not a very experienced latex user.) I guess I have two questions: When I compile a file with latex, it writes a lot of junk to my terminal. Is ...
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Check if pdf is up to date for git pre-commit hook?

It'd be really nice to do a git commit -m "some stupid broken commit" and get back a refusal from git, because the latest version of the document hasn't been successfully compiled yet (ie. changes ...
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vim-latex: “I can't write on …” error

I am using vim-latex. I compile TeX document using \ll command, then \lv to view it. It generates a PDF file. So far, so good. The problem starts when I try to modify my TeX file and compile it again ...
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latexmk precompiler options

Are there any precompiler options for latexmk I can use inside my LaTeX source files? (For instance, to tell latexmk to compile using XeLaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX.) I know how to do that with the ...
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pdflatex / xelatex -output-directory and subdirectories when using \include

When I include a file from a subdirectory with \include{subdir/sub} and compile the file with pdflatex -output-directory .tex_test/ main.tex, pdflatex complains, that it can't write to ...
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Executables of formats, engines and executables of engines

Each format has its executable/command, which compiles tex files into a document in dvi, pdf etc. For example for TeX (proper), what is its executable? for Plain TeX, its executable is tex which ...
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How to typeset the whole article efficiently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undefined citation warnings Question mark instead of citation number I am a new user of LaTeX. I am writing a paper using TeXworks, using Jabref for the bibliography. ...
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Problem compiling with TeXLive

I am a Ubuntu user, and recently I had a problem with my upgrade from an older version of Ubuntu to a newer one, so I had to wipe everything out and start back from scratch. Unfortunately, that ...
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Too many compiles when using latexmk with mpgraphics

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{mpgraphics} \begin{document} \begin{figure} . \label{fig:a} \caption{a} \end{figure} \begin{mpinline} draw (20,20)--(0,0)--(0,30)--(30,0)--(0,0) \end{mpinline} ...