{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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How to solve error in latex beamer compilation

When I was making my presentation using LaTeX and Beamer, suddenly I found an error in compiling: Text line contains an invalid character. Line number is given and it shows the error is in the ...
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How to only compile the included tex file?

Suppose we are given a big main .tex file. I wish to use the command \include to import all the other .tex files into the mail .tex file. I heard that to save time, one can in fact only compile the ...
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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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Lyx compiling hangs

I'm running lyx with MikTex on my Mac laptop, and it's being really weird. I have a pretty long study guide that I've been making, but every time I go to compile it, my Lyx hangs and my computer ...
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Can't compile file with cyrillic name

When I try to compile file with cyrillic name in XeTeX it shows the following: : Invalid argument: "Сочинение к 08.02.2016".log xelatex.exe: Data: "Сочинение к ...
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Unable to compile TeXmaker 4.0.2 with MiKTeX 2.9

I just downloaded first MiKTex 2.9 and then TeXmaker 4.0.2. However, I am having a hard time getting it to compile. I always get the info box saying Can't detect the file name followed by the info box ...
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Problem with changing enumeration

I want to change the standard enumeration (arabic numbers) in enumeration environment with the greek lowercase alphabet, using enumitem package. I also use XeLateX engine to compile my document. The ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Custom compiling order in miktex

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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Error when compiling with lualatex file “ltluatex.tex”

In many cases, when compiling with lualatex I have this error (c:/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ltluatex.tex File: ltluatex.tex 2015/10/03 v1.0f LuaTeX support for plain TeX (core) ...
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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Markdown + Mathjax => PDF

I've used LaTeX a lot in the past, but now (thanks to StackOverflow's great editor!), I find it annoying/boring, for short documents (< 2 pages), to have to use pure LaTeX. For a short document, ...
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Subfigure slow compilation

I'm using graphicx and subcaption to have 4 images arranged in a two-row grid, three at the top and one at the bottom. The problem is the latex file takes around 50 seconds to compile in a Win10 ...
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Compiler-style output for latex errors

I am a programmer who is used to using command line tools to compile source code. One of the must-have features of these compilers is the ability to tell programmers where their errors are so they ...
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Software which compiles scripts automatically [duplicate]

I'm using MikTex. However, it's quite annoying to me that I have to compile the scripts manually. Is there any software which compiles the scripts automatically. By this I mean the automatic ...
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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Compiling with lilypond-book

The lilypond environment requires that you compile with lilypond-book, which in my case is found in the directory D:\Program Files (x86)\LilyPond\usr\bin\lilypond-book.py. I've added this directory to ...
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old old TEX files

Following is an old code I have many others, but this is the shortest one) certainly complying at the time it was written, is it there a way to recover it in pdf format? Thanks \documentstyle ...
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Is possible automatic refresh filecontents* at each compilation of pgfplotstable?

Recently I observe, that at compiling of some tyble set width pgfplotstable generate .csv file, which is not changed at later changes in its source (in document preamble) compilation. Consequently I ...
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Can glossaries provide warnings when a glossary entry is used but not included in the glossary?

glossaries supports cross-referenced entries. In particular, if I use one glossary entry in another and only include the second explicitly in my document, glossaries can still figure out that it ...
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Error After Updated Context ?

I have a problem again with Context after updated third modules, like this : Command Line: C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin\context.exe --synctex=-1 "vektor.tex" Startup Folder: D:\Master ...
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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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Precompile pgfplots

I have a latex document that includes a lot of plots built with pgfplots. As of now, I just include a tikzpicture that loads the plot data from a CSV file. This is starting to take up quite some time ...
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Can't compile with subfiles. Error File not found

I've a "main.tex" at the file "/main" divided in chapters, each chapter have sections. All chapters and sections have themself files. In the document "main.tex" call the chapters with the command ...
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for shell script containing the whole latex document, adding a file name choosing capability [closed]

I ran across this post Possible to have a shell script containing the whole LaTeX document? The solution in that post works perfectly as written. However I wanted to be able to choose the name ...
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TexShop will not compile without trashing aux files after every error

I have a couple of LaTeX files with the same problem. If I produce an error, fix it, and then try to compile a pdf, I get the following error. )Runaway argument? {{ ! File ended while scanning use of ...
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Compile document multiple times with different parameters [closed]

I'd like to have different versions of my document. So far I built the document such that I only have to change \newcommand{\setversion}{0} to the version number I'd like and the respective ...
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Bibliography in latex apa problem

i am a passive follower of this forum for quite a time and it usually helped my but now i can't figure a probleme. I want to have a simple bibliography (prefered) in APA but it does not work. I tried ...
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Save output files in another folder using Rubber

Save output files in another folder using Rubber (https://launchpad.net/rubber) From pdflatex if you want get rid of output files you can use the optional argument -output-directory=target. Then all ...
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Document requiring infinitely many compiler passes?

It is an unfortunate reality that one must compile a LaTeX file several times in order to get all labels and citations correct. As far as I know, one should go on compiling as long as TeX warns that ...
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Is there a way to output a beamer presentation both with and without the “handout” option, in one run? [duplicate]

Each time I update my lecture slides I have to remember to compile the overlay version (for me to aid my presentation) as well as a handout version (for the students to print and take notes on). Right ...
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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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File QtGui4.dll missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and want to prepare presentation in beamer. My Latex works nornally when writing articles, however when trying using \documentclass[final]{beamer} \end{document} I am ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Empty output file [duplicate]

I am trying to get output for \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \title{ Tobias, The Amazing Groundhog: The Report} \author{ Kanishk Patel} \date{17 January, 2016} \end{document} and i am ...
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I can't get TeXworks to work

I installed the basic Miktex 2.9 Version (64-bit) on a new Computer (Windows 10). I opened 'new from template', chose 'Basic LaTeX documents' and then 'article.tex'. When I want to compile the ...
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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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Compilation of a Springer paper using svjour3 and BibTex for a TEX absolute beginner

this is the first time I have tried using the TEX code. I cannot compile my text. I use Windows 10, and the code below yields error messages that I transcribe in the console output. Can anybody be ...
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No PDF output file and no error message

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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Why does the animate package often require running (pdf)latex twice?

When I use the animate package, the first pdfLaTeX compilation sometimes displays the warning LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. I know this is ...
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(Possible?) How to embed a specific font (not from LaTeX package) to the output PDF?

Say I have a specific font myfont.ttf on my own computer. I have a PDF file created by another software, which uses this font. Then I use beamer (PDFlatex) to include this PDF file the final output ...
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Compiling default sig-alternate-sample template yields warnings

I downloaded a fresh copy of the ACM SIG Proceedings template from here: However, on compiling this as suggested (Latex, bibtex), I am getting a few warnings as shown below: While I understand ...
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tex4ht \ifdefined\HCode equivalent for Latex2rtf

One of my favorite features of tex4ht is that I can customize formatting or content depending on what compiler is being used by enclosing code in an if statement that is capable of providing a flag ...
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How to run a batch file to compile a tex file that calls txt files in itself?

Trying to make a batch file that compiles a .tex document that calls .txt files into it. Can get the batch file to compile the .tex doc, brings back errors when trying to find each .txt file. Each ...
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Tabular into a .png when compile TeX document? [duplicate]

Do some of you know, whether it is possible or not to make a tabular into a .png when compile into a pdf TeX document? Best,
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TOC and Subfiles: which TOC pkg for unique TOC compilation with each subfile?

The Subfiles package makes compiling individual parts of a LaTex document convenient. The package works so that each subfile inherits the master preamble main.tex and the user is able to compile ...
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How can I avoid a persistent warning concerning possibly changed labels when using background and TikZ?

Last month, I posted the following code as an answer to a question. The code gives the right output. However, what I did not notice but Thérèse did is that it generates a warning concerning undefined ...
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Is there any reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days?

I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile... So, given that the end ...
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Suddenly TexShop won't compile anything. What to do?

I use TexShop in a Mac computer. Suddenly (after I transferred some file I compile with another program in another computer) TexShop won't compile anything. I include the picture with its message. ...
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Not recompile unchanged pgfplots graph

I'm writing a document with many graphs containing a lot of data points. Many graphs are finished and I don't need to change them anymore. Since I am improving and correcting the text, I need to ...