{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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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 ...
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Making sense of compile error logs

Is there a documentation somewhere which gives a gentle guidance on interpreting error logs? Sometimes it is really hard to figure out how to correct something judging by the log and it would be ...
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MiKTeX order of precedence for duplicate files

I am using MiKTeX under a single-user installation. My MiKTeX Options dialogue shows me, if I click on the "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories" checkbox, directories in the following order (from ...
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Problem finding metafonts at compilation

I'm trying to compile a document using the latex command. This document compiles fine on other machines, but on the machine I'm currently using (Ubuntu 12.04 with texlive installed via aptitude), it ...
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How can I run LaTeX from Sublimetext 2?

Actually, I have read the similar issues that are asked here. But still I can not find a solution for my case. I loaded Latextools plugin, and I installed Sumatra pdf viewer. Even though I added to ...
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What's the maximum number of pages a PDF produced by pdfTeX can have?

Are there some limitations regarding the pdflatex command with respect to the count of pages of the input files? My highest page count, when compiling, was 90 without any troubles. (2008) Currently ...
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TeXLive problem with the default MLA package, \ifpdf seems to be undefined

As I'm compiling an example document to a PDF, which worked on the Ubuntu repository's version of TeXLive, but now on the install that I ran last night, things are broken. This is the output I get ...
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Is it possible to integrate sage in kile?

I'm using sagetex to output the result of computations directly on LaTeX. I'm using Kile as my editor. The usual procedure for compilation is: compile LaTeX on Kile. goto terminal and load the Sage ...
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Compiling only a page range or page selection

How do I easily compile only a page range or page selection? That is, I would like a document that looks exactly like the full document, has only the subset of pages that were manually chosen, by ...
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LaTeX Error: File `subfiles.sty' not found

I'm using pdflatex to compile my .tex files and I'm new on this. I have this package that uses subfiles, but I can't compile because of this error: LaTeX Error: File `subfiles.sty' not found. I ...
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A resource for converting LaTeX within the browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online Does anyone know of a resource that converts LaTeX within the browser? Not using something I have to install like mathjax but something ...
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Quotes problem in beamer

I'm trying to make nice big quotes work in my presentation, but there is some error, a clashing of packages I assume, and I don't know how to resolve this :\ So my mwe is here: %&latex ...
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vim-LaTeX does not run bibTeX

I'm on a Windows 7 machine, using the most recent version of vim-LaTeX with gVim. With all of the defaults, using \ll to compile my document only runs LaTeX once, when it should run multiple times, ...
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About conversion of LaTeX file into PDF file

Whenever I type something in LaTeX and want to view it in PDF, it doesn't yield the required view, even if the file is saved. Instead it gives me an error stating that the file can't be found. Can ...