{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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Texmaker does not compile

I'm using texmaker 4.3. I use compile it does not do anything, LaTex has no errors detected, simply does not appear my pdf file. If i use view, i only get the old pdf file without the changes i've ...
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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Compiling tex with bib?

I am new to using LaTeX and not that familiar with Linux either. I have written a LaTeX file and saved it as a .tex file using TexMaker. My prof sent me a .bib file, I guess as a sample for what my ...
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How do I close a busy synctex.gz file?

I tried to compile a file, and LaTeX didn't like something (I have no idea what). Now, when I try to compile, I am told that "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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PDF stopped being updated when latex document is compiled [closed]

I use texmaker to make my latex documents, and normally it works fine. But now I am working on a file that has stopped updating the PDF document when I use my quick build (PDFlatex + view latex). My ...
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How to compile bibtex with TeXstudio?

I am trying to use bibtex for the first time. I am on windows 7, using TeXstudio. I am trying to follow the steps of this (french) webpage : http://www.tuteurs.ens.fr/logiciels/latex/bibtex.html I ...
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Find where missing } is? Compiler has no clue. Any way of narrowing search down?

So I'm making a beamer document. And sometimes I will forget to add a } somewhere. When I do this, the compiler complains that there is a missing }, but it has no idea where it is. Narrowing it down ...
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Weird tipx error

Just for fun I wrote a converter for decimal numbers that prints them in bases < 37: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fixltx2e,hyperref,ifthen} \usepackage{tipx} \makeatletter \newcount\mod ...
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Is there a macro telling which OS we're using?

I got some LaTeX documents that I have to compile them under different TeX Live, such as MacTeX or TeX Live. But in different OS, the font seems different too, for example, while in Windows, I prefer ...
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XeLaTeX - Bottleneck at eu1enc.def

With XeLaTeX my compiler always consistently slows down when it comes to accessing eu1enc.def (I am using the fontspec package). I tried with copying that file and the others employed at that point ...
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Within the .tex file, a loop to compile to multiple PDFs recycling content according to language

I bet there are lots of loops using external processing, but I was hoping to get a preamble hack that would pdflatex out three outputs - suffixed according to Language selected - of the following ...
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Can I reduce the timeout for compilation?

I'm writing a document with many pictures using the tikz package. A small error in these often do not make compilation fail outright, but rather time out. (Example from ...
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Always creating a second document with slightly different configuration [duplicate]

I work on a document, and I would like to create, simultaneously, another document which has the 'doublespacing' tag on. Until now, every time I needed it, I just copied the TEX file to a ...
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Eps file looks funny in compiled pdf

I'm trying to include an eps file in my tex file. The tex file compiles fine, but the image in the pdf is only a small part of the actual image. The strange thing is that there are other eps files ...
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Pattern to detect need for recompilation from auxfile

I am using an auxfile to access the results of some computations which I need before they can actually be computed. Since this requires two runs when something changes the result I would like to have ...
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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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Problems with texstudio (New computer) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer today, its an inspiron 3542, which runs on windows 8.1 and a 64-bit OS. After which i download texstudio to edit some documents, everything works fine until i try to build ...
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Real Time LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? I'm looking for an application in which I can write pure LaTeX in one half of the screen and on the other half ...
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Extracting text from variable

I am trying to work out a special document that through a seed generates a test for my students. I have gotten quite alot to work but I have the issue that when I try to add my answers into an array ...
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Problem with 'feyn' package for 11pt font size

I need to draw several Feynman diagrams and I found the feyn package suitable enough for this purpose. I use MiKTeX to compile the tex-file. The problem is that for some strange reason it does not ...
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Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document? [duplicate]

I am writing a large document (thesis proposal) that I would like to break into separate files, with the following directory structure: . |-- ch/ | |-- chapter1.tex | |-- chapter2.tex | |-- ...
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Compile a document as “draft” for the first few times and then non-draft in the final round

I'm working on a big document in which there are many images. Usually, I compile it with latexmk and it works quite well. But: with all these images it's quite slow when compiling. Is it somehow ...
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Listing in Beamer Frame - halts after warning

This minimal example does not compile and I don't know why. There is a package warning Package Listings Warning: Text dropped after begin of listing on input line 8. And then there is no output ...
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How to running Pythontex ?

I have problem running pythontex , and my MWE like this : \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} \py{2+2} ...
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package babel causes compilation error after OS X 10.10 Yosemite installation

I had TeX Live installed when I recently installed Yosemite. The progress bar was stalled for hours at the "2 minutes remaining" stage, which led me to think that the computer was not responding. Thus ...
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Missing \begin{document} and auxiliary files

I'm a "noobish" TeX/LaTeX user and I was getting the Missing \begin{document} error. I've tried pdflatex, xelatex, xetex, luatex... nothing worked. Actually I SOLVED this (turned around at least) by ...
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Tex Writer on iPad

I've just purchased Tex Writer for an iPad Air, I synced it with my Dropbox account, downloaded a .tex file, hit the play button (which I assumed is for compiling) and nothing happened. Am I missing ...
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Save button doesn't work and cannot compile

I am having trouble saving (and therefore compiling) files build with Texmaker (with Miktex also installed). When I try to save in Texmaker, the "Save" button is greyed out (and thus unusable). I can ...
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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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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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Environment which sends text conditionally to an appendix?

I am writing a paper and would like an environment that has the following property. If some flag is set to "true" in the preamble, all text wrapped in that environment is sent to the appendix. If the ...
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Why is something like Latexmk needed or why do we sometimes need to compile a file multiple times?

It was my intention to use a makefile or a script to built my latex files when I do a git commit. When looking up for some best practices I came upon this site a few times and was frequently ...
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Is there a way to know how often latex has already run? [duplicate]

A few days ago, I have seen an example of a latex file, that did conditional \defs on subsequent runs but I can't find that one again. I still remember that it was by looking into the \jobname.aux do ...
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Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined

I was adding references to my .bib file and everything was just working fine. I came acroos a document ...
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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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TeXnicCenter: Copying compilation errors [to google]

When a compilation error occurs in TeXnicCenter 2.02, I would like to copy it from the "Build Output" window [to google] So far I'm failing to do so, having to type manually the error description. ...
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Problem compiling Tikz automaton library example

This doesn't compile for me (adapted from p.521 of the Tikz manual, v3.0.0): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{automata} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[shorten ...
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Why does Latex/Bibtex need three passes to clear up all warnings?

As explained by Andy Roberts, if you need to compile a new document with bibtex citations, then you need to run latex three times, and bibtex once: latex document bibtex document latex document latex ...
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Add timestamp to generated document

Is it possible to add timestamp to the pdf file generated from the latex or lyx file ? To clarify, let us assume we have a file named demo.tex . When we compile , it should compile a pdf labelled ...
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document class ws-ijqi

I need your comments on how to fix the following warning:I used the package provided by ws-ijqi. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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How to recover this Tikz drawing that no longer compiles

Over a year ago I created a graphic in TikZ and made it public on wikicomon wikicomomns. I posted also the code to create the graphic. Since then I changed computer and when I tried to use the code I ...
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Compiler arguments from tex file

I have several times, in different lines of investigation, seen insinuations that adding something along the lines of %& -output-directory=../output \documentclass{...} in the very beginning ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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Passing parameters to a document

I compile most of my documents via Makefiles which take care of the bibliography, indexes, etc. Often I'd like to compile different versions from the same TeX file changing only small things (e.g. a ...
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Compiling a file with two document classes [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: Is there a way to compile latex document with two document classes at once? Suppose that I have a paper which start with line: ...
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How to make listing program ConTeXt at LaTeX ?

I want make listing program Context at LaTeX, my MWE like this : \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \lstset { frame=single, framesep=\fboxsep, ...
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Error again, Simplesildes at Context after updated 2014.10.16?

I have a problem again with Simpleslides at ConText after updated modules. I have MWE like this : \usemodule[simpleslides] [style=BottomSquares] \setupTitle [ title={Title of the ...
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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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Each page as a separate .ps file [duplicate]

Typography requires that each page as a separate .PS file. For example, a three-page document was sent in three files, one page per file. Like foo-001.ps, foo-002.ps, foo-003.ps. Is there a way to do ...