{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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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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Can I configure bibtex.exe to insert the command \interlinepenalty=10000 in the .bbl file?

The following question-answers show a method of avoiding page-breaks in between references: How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry? ...
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Biber compiling but no bibliography appears although there are no errors

I am trying to use Biber but nothing appears after compiling everything without errors. I am using MikTeX, and compiling my documents with XeTeX: XeTeX -> biber -> XeTeX. The biber output is attached ...
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pdflatex.EXE: Not enough room in an internal buffer

I've got a (hopefully) trivial problem. I have a python script that is generating the a .tex file for over 600 figures. The code automatically groups figures in up to 4 subplots depending on some ...
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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Error: \normalsize is not defined: there is probably something wrong with the class file [on hold]

I keep getting the following error when I try to compile my .tex file to PDF using LaTeX -> PDF (latexmk) with the application LaTeXila for GNU/Linux: <code>Error: \normalsize is not defined: ...
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Difference between *.tex and *.txt Files

Is there any difference between the two file-formats? Do I see all the data, when I open a .tex file using a Standard Text-Editor in Windows? Do .tex files have some kind of meta-data or disguised ...
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Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?

If we want to write a document using LaTeX, whatever is our operational system, we need to download two programs, for example, WinShell and TexWorks. Why can't we use one single program?
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Strange temporary compilation error

I get a very weird "error" just momentarily when I compile my document but when the compilation is finished it disappears and I have no errors or warnings. As you can see the "error" is huge and it ...
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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file

I am writing a report using LaTeX and I am quite confused about something. I am working with TeXShop, and the output produced after compiling sometimes changes. Let me show some screenshots Here ...
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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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Can't Get Any LaTeX Editor To Run

I just build a desktop and seem to be having issues getting LaTeX to run. Important Information: Windows 7 (64-bit) Asus Radeon R9 290 All LaTeX-related software is saved on the non-OS drive ...
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Using LaTeX on Ubuntu with MiKTeX directory installed in Windows

I have been using a MiKTeX distribution installed on Windows 7, compiling my documents on an Ubuntu 12 partition. I somehow managed to change the directory where pdfLaTeX has to look for packages ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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LaTexTools stops compiling in Sublime Text

I have been using LaTexTools for a while, and it works fine. After installing the public beta of Yosemite, Sublime Text + LatexTools stops working: the build command brings up output window showing NO ...
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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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How to fix this MWE to show the chapterthumbs in KOMA-Script?

the compilation failure of the whole dissertation was narrowed down to this MWE below. For some reason the MWE fails to compile with the log file below: MWE This MWE is related to this post and this ...
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Latexian- difference live preview and pdf export in error reporting?

I edit lecture slides for work and while the editor in the office runs on Linux (Kile), for home office I use Latexian. I noticed that I can get perfect live previews in Latexian without any ...
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How do I run bibtex after using the -output-directory flag with pdflatex, when files are included from subdirectories?

When I have master pdflatex file which includes one or more child documents using something like \include{include/childdoc}, and I call pdflatex on it using pdflatex -output-directory=out parent.tex, ...
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What affects compilation times, especially in longer documents?

I'm about to start working on my dissertation in LaTeX. It will be the first thing I've worked on longer than ~80 pages and will likely include more figures than is usual for me. Since I compile ...
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Jump to the last line of PDF when Compiling text in Sublime Text

I'm using Sublime text to compile my text file using hotkey Ctrl+b, but when I write pages of equations and compile my file, the pop-up pdf always goes to the first line on the first page. So, I have ...
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What is wrong with these refs according to Biber?

the compilation failed with some issue reported by biber (see below) which is part of the dissertation file: Snippet of log file ... Package biblatex Warning: Biber reported the following issues ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, Changed PATH, Still Not Working

I'm using Sublime Text 2 to compile and am receiving this error: Attempted command:latexmk -cd -e $pdflatex = 'pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 %S %O' -f -pdf mentorship program.tex ...
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Reducing the console output of LaTeX

When I run pdfLaTeX, I get very verbose output: (/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/librarie s/tikzlibrarycalc.code.tex) ... Is there a script to soak up all the ...
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Set master file in vim-latex (TeX-Suite)

When I type <leader>ll in Vim with vim-latex installed, I can compile the .tex file in my current buffer. But the .tex file I'm editing is actually just \input{}ed into a master .tex file. How ...
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Undefined Control Sequence : \caption@ifamsclass {%

Using pdfTeX Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian). Something in the subfig package is causing this error. E.g. compiling \documentclass{article} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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Can I suppress the <use [filename]> message?

When I compile something like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} blabla \includegraphics{image} blabla \end{document} I get a <use [filename]> message in 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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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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Auto-Compile after any modification in WinEdt

Is there any way to make WinEdt to automatically re-compile after any modification in TeX file? I know that it is possible to do it using third-party codes like it is explained here: Why can Bakoma ...
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LaTeX sourcefiles older than 5 years old. XeLaTeX fails

When compiling a LaTeX document with XeTeX, I get the following error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! You are attempting to make a LaTeX format from a source ...
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Convert .tex to .tex, but replace \ref{} with actual numbers

I use Pandoc a lot to go between .tex, .markdown, and .docx. Everything works well enough for me in the .tex to .docx conversion, but the table and section references show \ref{my_label} rather than ...
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LaTex => ps => pdf

Hi I have just installed texniccenter on my new computer and i am trying to use LaTex => ps => pdf profile as i was using this my old computer. I checked all profile settings from output profile and ...
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Put the last date of the file versioned with Git

I have many TeX files for to get their PDFs versions and I put a date in each of them like as last updated data. \usepackage[yyyymmdd]{datetime} updated \today But this is tricky, because every ...
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How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
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Avoid splitting/wrapping error message when using pdflatex

When compiling with pdflatex and using the file-line-error option if I have a long pathname and there is an error, that error is split at 80 characters in the log file (see image below) Is one (or ...
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pdflatex stuck compiling, gives no error

My case is: I have been typesetting tests with the exam class, I used to have problems with multiply defined labels for questions (but that is another problem). Recently I managed to change a few ...
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Stop LaTeX compile with a command?

Is there a way to stop the compile process through the use of a command? Something like: \exception{This is a user-set exception. Compile halted.} So when performing the compile process, the ...
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No errors after copying

While i am editing a .tex file , when i compiles it is showing error . At that time when copy the same code in to a different named .tex file , then new .tex file is showing no errors on ...
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Compiling issues

I made my a latex file on Kile in Ubuntu. The script that I used was \documentclass{article} \title{Hello, Cruel World!} \author{Obedient Grad Student} \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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Upgrading hyperref to avoid error (\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink)

I'm running into the \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink error in my system (elementary OS 0.2, based on Ubuntu 12.04) The question mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended ...
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Issue compile command under Sublime

I'm trying to compile a .tex file under Sublime3 (Build 3059) to no avail. I've installed the LaTeXTools package but if I use the Ctrl+B command Sublime attempts to compile the file as a python ...
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How to page break a code print in a latex document into more pages instead of one

After this question How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX which prints a code in a standalone pdf document (for instance 1000 lines of code in only one pdf ...
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Why this error? Missing $ inserted [duplicate]

I've not opened any $.. and i'm not using any mathematical command (apart \pm but this is not the problem because it doesn't work the same). The first error is just after the first \end{tabular}. I ...
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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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Cannot compile latex on Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04. I install latex live full: sudo apt-get install texlive-full I typed: pdflatex file.tex and get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp ...
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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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Texmaker: showing the same old pdf

I recently installed Mepis on my computer, so I had to install LiveTex, TeXmaker, etc. from scratch. Everything works fine in TeXmaker, except for the .pdf. Every time I compile and want to see the ...
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Use of the subfiles package results in a compilation error, due to the compiler erroneously parsing a commented-out “\end{document}”

I have the following two files in a folder: mymainfile.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{subfiles} \begin{document} %\end{document} \subfile{mysubfile.tex} \end{document} mysubfile.tex: ...