{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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Auctex not compiling on C-c C-c, “TeX-master-file-ask: Master file already set” [on hold]

I recently started using Emacs/Auctex on windows 10. I am trying to compile a latex document using the command C-c C-c and it does not compile and instead just reports "TeX-master-file-ask: Master ...
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Customize vim-latex to write file prior to compilation

<leader>ll compiles the current file, but I'd like it to also write the current file before it does that. Personally, I don't understand why this is not default behavior. When would one ever ...
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What to do in case of !Output loop----100 consecutive dead cycles?

Recently I have faced the following problem: after compilation in LaTeX, I am getting following error: !Output loop-----100 consecutive dead cycles. \break -> penalty -\@m Hence the compilation is ...
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How to handle +300 pages document with index and large bibliography?

My latex document is becoming bigger and bigger. Today I no longer can compile it, it takes forever to compile but nothing changes. I wonder should I write each chapter in a separate independent ...
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LaTeX template for thesis not compiling

I have been given a LaTeX template by my university. They just sent me this folder (see picture). They told me that diss.tex is the main file. I also put the error picture when compiling diss.tex. ...
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Unclean .aux file causes “file ended while scanning use of \@newl@bel” error. Why is it not purged?

I am working on TeX Live 2013 with TeXShop (MacTex2013 distribution) Expected behavior is, that in the case an error occurs during compilation the .aux file is purged. Subsequent compilation must ...
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Partial compilation commands/environment?

In the interest of speeding up compilation times of large documents, I got interested in partial compilation. (I'm already aware of "pre-compiling" preamble format fmt files and intend to use that as ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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WinEdt won't compile unless I rename and save

When I am editing with Winedt, occasionally the file won't compile - sometimes I haven't even made any changes. If I save the same work under a new .tex name and recompile it works. Example, ...
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compile timed out

I hope you can help me, I'm so depressed. When I try to compile my report it show me the message posted below. How can I solve this problem please?
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How should I import tikz-uml package in ShareLatex?

I am using ShareLatex (I am new in Latex) and I want to include a UML Class Diagram. I found that tikz-uml package should fit my needs. However, I keep having the following error whenever I try to ...
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Missing $ error when no math is being used

This line The variable names are HTTP_PROXY with the value http://myproxy:80 causes ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.91 The variable names are HTTP_PROXY with the ...
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Compiling documents online

I have heard rumors that you can compile documents online, and more specifically that Google has a free online compiler, but I have never been able to find any. Is there a way to compile documents ...
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How can I get pdflatex to perform multiple passes when compiling a document?

I have a number of files requiring several compiler passes because it has a table of contents. I usually set this up in my TeX editor, Latexian, without going through the command line; but now I'm ...
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Custom compiling order in miktex [closed]

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...
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split output into multiple files [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically split the output into different PDF files? The reason is that I want to generate a document "paper.pdf" and a different document "supplementarymaterial.pdf", with ...
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Figure correctly compiled but TikzEdt gives an error

I'm using TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0). I find it convenient since it produces .tikz files directly includable in the main document by an \input command. Everything works fine but, when I compile the ...
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How do I install and--or use opmac using texlive?

I wanted to give opmac a try. It is supposed to be part of csplain, which is supposed to be part of texlive. I am running TeX, Version 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015) using debian from ubuntu 14.04. But ...
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Conditional preamble and pstricks problem \psTilt and \PstLightThreeDText

Look at the following MWE. \PassOptionsToPackage{export}{adjustbox} \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{adjustbox} \newcounter{psextern} \makeatletter ...
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Cast a custom warning during compilation [duplicate]

I want to have a command in (XeLa)TeX cast a warning when compiled, is there a way to do this? The following code should cast a warning like "User warned `text' in line 4" (the line reference is ...
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Tell Latex to ignore ALL unicode errors?

I have a web interface that generates LaTeX-letters to customers. These letters are rendered dynamically. Some customers have some special characters in their names, that LaTeX can't translate, so I ...
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LuaTeX font database cannot be created in texlive (windows)

I'm trying to generate arabic article with a new package arabluatex, which requires lualatex engine, writing simple "hello world" example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{arabluatex} ...
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Compilation of several projects at once

I search a way to (re)compile several different projects at once (all assumed to be compile individually without error). Here, I present the context and the problem. The context: I have a topic, ...
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How can I get section titles show first letter capitalized?

\documentclass[hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false}]{beamer} %% General document %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.fractals} ...
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Different latex compilators don't get files and folders right

I'm working on my thesis and I decided to do it in LaTeX. I was using an amazing online service, ShareLatex, that allowed me to compile and edit my projects wherever I go (I use several computers in a ...
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How to fix this compilation error?

I am using WinEdit 9.1 along with Basic MikeTex 2.9.5845. On the Documents menu in WinEdit, I select the New Document ..." menu item. This results in the New Document dialog opening. In the list ...
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how to compile bibtex file using texmaker and XeLaTeX

I'm in doubt about the sequence latex, bibtex, latex, latex. Let's suppose I have a file called bibliography.bib, so it means that my sequence should be: latex bibliography.bib, bibtex ...
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`'not found .`\end{frame}`

\documentclass[hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false},xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{lmodern} \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{frame} in beamer document [duplicate]

\documentclass[hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false},xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{lmodern} \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} ...
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Error: “Could not start Default Compiler: XeLaTeX”

Yesterday TexStudio worked fine, but today when I try to compile any document I get a "Could not start Default Compiler: XeLaTeX" error. \documentclass[11pt][openany]{book} \begin{document} ...
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Background compilation with notifications

I've started running while : ; do latexmk -lualatex main; sleep 1; done in the background to have my document recompiled whenever one of its files is saved. That works fine, but it would be nice to ...
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Additional 'Draft' watermark using printwatermark and xwatermark packages

I am using the packages printwatermark and xwatermark to add a watermark in background this way: \usepackage[printwatermark]{xwatermark} ... ...
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latex, texmaker

I'm new on latex and I'm using texmaker. To teach myself I just followed the instructions I had from a video course on youtube and I tried it on my personal computer. First of all I created a .tex ...
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Sublime Text 3 texlive output from compilation:

I am trying to run sublime text 3 texlive on a windows 10 x64 system. When I compile I get the following message: [Compiling C:\Users\devin\Documents\LEGrp\tex\setup_instructions\ISUR setup ...
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No bibliography output

Code \usepackage{babelbib} ... \nocite{*} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{LV} I'm getting no output (bibliography). Installing the bibtex dependencies again for tex-live with no results. ...
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Command + T is not working in TeXShop

The following screen comes out when I press CMD+T in TeXShop. I am using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan.
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LaTeX won't compile because of use of _ in text [duplicate]

LaTeX won't let me use _ in my text, it keeps trying to compile it as math and therefore won't compile my pdf. Anyone knows how I can make it not do that? I'm using it in the following: ...
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LaTeX 'Cannot execute this comand'

working first time with TeX, installed TexNicCenter and MikTeX. I got some .tex files which I want to convert to .pdf just to make sure everything is installed properly and it works so I can stark ...
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How to set the interactive editor in TeXLive? lualatex bug?

After some research we determined this is a problem inherent to lualatex. If you have a solution for this problem in LuaLaTeX please post it below and I will accept you answer. When ...
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf ...
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A Question in Compiling book Class

I am writing my thesis using book class. And I use include function so that I can have separate files for each chapter. One problem with this is that I must click run button in the main file. If I ...
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Error about paper PDF file [closed]

I am trying to upload an article (written using LaTeX) on the website of a IEEE conference. The error I get when uploading is the following: The paper PDF file cannot be accepted: The paper is a ...
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Paralle Building for LaTex document under TexStudio

I have a large document. At the beginning, I have split my document to several small parts, so i can quickly compile only the part I am working on. This worked very well. Now I arrived to the stage ...
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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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Empty Bibliography error despite implementing multiple fixes?

I have been trying to sort this out for almost a straight day and any fix I find for similar problems doesn't seem to work. I am using TeXStudio to write my thesis and my bibliography isn't being ...
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Why is the \bye command not used by LaTeX?

Is there a technical reason why the \bye TeX command was replaced in LaTeX by \begin{document} and \end{document}? I suspect there must be a good technical reason behind this, as otherwise it would ...
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How to makeglossaries with TeXworks?

I am using TeXworks to edit my LaTeX files. I currently use the pdfLatex+MakeIndex+BibTeX which calls the texify (it is the standard configuration). How to configure this option to call the ...
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How to erase .lof file in Overleaf?

I am working on the Overleaf collaborative platform. I am facing the following error code : ./main.lof:18: Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.18 ...some figure_name}}{23}{figure.17} ...
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How to make TexWorks automatically compile pdfLaTeX --MakeIndex — BibTex — pdfLaTeX — pdfLaTeX

I'm trying to make some settings which automates the compiling of my files, so the references are appearing as they should, without me manually compiling 5 times. I'm using TexWorks, and I believe I ...