{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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Latex (LyX) /pdftex - Change file name based on file content

When compile a LaTeX document with pdftex it usually has the name newfile.pdf. Is it possible to change the name of my document based on the content in the LaTeX source I'm about to compile ? More ...
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Couldn't open font map file “kanjix.map”. with MiKTeX

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} When compiling this MWE with MiKTeX 2.9’s xelatex, I get the following warning: ** WARNING ** Couldn't open font map file "kanjix.map". ...
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Why can Bakoma process .tex files so fast?

Bakoma is a LaTeX Editor which has the real-time preview on Windows. On Linux, one has Gummi which has a similar feature and on Windows, I use WinEdt with Sumatra PDF together with an AutoIt script to ...
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Initiate command prompt from tex-file

Is there something one can put into a tex-file that makes the compiler prompt for further commands when it gets to it? What I want to do is load polyglossia, set the language, and then do ...
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Speeding up LaTeX compilation

Usually I don't mind about LaTeX's compilation speed, because a paper of less than 20 pages is compiled rather fast. However, I am working on a large document - A report with more than 80 pages. ...
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Speeding up compilation using precompiled preamble with LuaTeX

Compiling my documents with lualatex takes quite long. I have a complex preamble, and I noticed that it takes long to process this part of the file. Today, I came across this website, which proposes ...
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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose [duplicate]

i began learning lateX 3 days ago to make my training report ... i'm using texmaker in UBUNTU 14.04 I was compiling my files using quick build option in compilation menu and i was wondering what do ...
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Texworks and texmf.cnf (export command?)

I created a texmf.cnf file on ~\texmf\mytexncf\. I added the export command export TEXMFCNF=~/texmf/mytexcnf: in my source shell files (.bashrc and .zshrc). Then I ran texhash. When I execute a ...
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Compilation order behind Texstudio

Until a few days ago, I only ever used Texstudio (on windows) to create LaTeX documents, relying entirely on the build and compile button to sort everything out for me. I've been trying to understand ...
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Using a .bat file with TeXlipse

I use TeXlipse as editor of my choice. Since I use the nomencl package, I added a .bat file in TeXlipse preferences: @echo off pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode main.tex makeindex ...
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Make two PDF's from one Latex file where one is in a different directory

so I have been trying to learn how to compile multiple files into a single pdf using Latex. I am working on Windows 10, with TexMaker. I have the organized in the following manner: Dropbox ...
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pages are only 1/4the compiled

first of all, I occasionally work with latex and I am not an expert. Recently I started on a new document, however when I tried to compile it only 1/4the of the page was compiled (the upper left ...
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Disappearing Appendices after running BibTeX [closed]

I am working with http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/ After running BibTeX and PDFLaTeX twice my Appendices disappearing. How can I fix it? Thank you.
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texStudio cannot compile

As a rookie, I installed texStudio and texWork on my computer at the same time, not knowing one is enough. I used texStudio first and created a pdf in the texStudio viewer, but I wanted to save it as ...
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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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Compile pages x-y in LaTex [duplicate]

I was wondering if given a huge Latex \documentclass[oneside]{book} is it possible to compile a specific range of pages, for example pages 11-35, to a PDF? I want to compile a single chapter without ...
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List of the most common causes and solutions to bugs compiling bibliographies in TeX

I start using the Texmaker on my home PC, when I try to run my files I get an error message from this type: INFO - This is biber 0.9.2 INFO - Logfile is 'bibertest.blg' FATAL - Cannot find control ...
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Can I force a pre-process action on all commands or environments without having to redefine them all manually?

I am trying to preserve a history of the latex commands and environment initializations I use in a typeset html or pdf file. Is there a way where I can force a pre-process action on all commands ...
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synctex(busy) latex file not compiling

I am trying to compile a latex file but I noticed that the file ``freezes" at the point of this array: \[\left(\begin{array}{ccc} a_{11} & a_{12} & a_{13}\\ a_{21} & a_{22} & a_{23} ...
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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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How to omit comfirmation when I compile the files in emacs?

When I update my document and compile it, I will experience as follows: Save file /home/*****/test2.tex? (y or n) y command: (default LaTeX) LateX I want them to perform default. And not show ...
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LaTeXTools custom builder for feynmf/feynmp

I'm using LaTeXTools with ST2, and I need to draw some Feynman diagrams. feynmf/feynmp both require additional commands to compile. Does anyone know the correct syntax for a custom builder that will ...
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Suddenly not compiling (Texworks, pdflatex)

I work with Texworks compiling pdflatex. My document used to compile perfectly until now, when it just stopped compiling without any errors (well there are some warnings but nothing serious) and I do ...
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Reinstalling a Package Again and Again

I am using WinEdt on my computer for quite a while. I have recently started using WinEdt on my laptop, and here I have a problem - every time I compile my code (CTRL+SHIFT+P) I am required by latex to ...
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How to use pythontex.py from TeXnicCenter?

I have installed Windows 7, MiKTeX 2.9, TeXnicCenter 2.02 stable and Python 3.4.1 (distribution pyzo2015a). I use latex pythontex.ins form cmd to install the package pythontex: . It seems to ...
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babel french + compilation issue

Since yesterday I'm using polyglossia for one of my documents. Today I opened another document in which I use babel and that worked just fine yesterday morning. Suddenly I can't compile it anymore : ...
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\textit -command gives “Package inputenc Error”

I'm using the classicthesis template with TeXShop version 3.52 (3.52) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). I've been using the command \textit for italics in my project successfully for more than a ...
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Truncate compilation of an “input” file

When writing mathematical results, I often jot down several quasi-proofs before deciding on the actual structure. Nevertheless, I like to keep these alternative sketches as a reference in case I ...
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Automating Error Detection of pdflatex

Background: I have numerous individual files that need to be compiled, so am using a script to do that with the following options: set PDFLATEX_OPTIONS = "\ --file-line-error \ ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Compiling a LaTeX document manually

I've created LaTeX documents before using 'nice IDEs' such as TeXnicCenter and have a little experience in general with TeX, however, now I'm wondering about creating one "manually". By that, I mean ...
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pdflatex entered extended mode

I am getting crazy with texmaker and texstudio. I am trying to compile a document and I cannot because it says pdfLaTeX entered extended mode. I did everything: I tried once with Texmaker, then with ...
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TeXworks can't compile any .tex document

I've just installed TeXworks on new computer (with ubuntu 10.4). It seems all required texlive packages are installed, in any case I can compile .tex documents using terminal. But in TeXworks while ...
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How should we make index?

I wrote this LaTeX file with TexMaker and I don't know why there is no index in the PDF file. Please tell me where I'm wrong. ‎\documentclass[10pt,twoside,a4paper]{book}‎ ‎\usepackage{amsmath}‎ ...
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SublimeText2 LaTeXTools won't produce pdf

I'm using SublimeText2 with LaTeXTools on Ubuntu 14.04LTS and TeXLive 2015. When I press ctrl+b, it generates the .aux and dfb_latexmk file but no pdf. My problem was described in a previous post ...
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Problem with last version of font awesome in moderncv

After updating fontawesome package I can't comile my moderncv-document. It works without \moderncvicons{awesome}. % !TeX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} ...
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can't figure out why this code won't compile

I can't figure out what is wrong with this code, it would be great if someone could help me out: \documentclass[12pt]{amsart} \begin{document} \def \Alt{\mathrm{Alt}} \begin{align*} ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment DoxyRefList undefined. DoxyRefList

Im trying to generate pdf with doxygen. Already I have tex file generates, like "refman.tex". I can't compile with latex, or pdflatex. Here is the obtained error: *latex refman.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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LaTeX compilation error [duplicate]

Given below is the snippet of the code for a small sample and I am finding that there are errors during the compilation of the code. Not sure why it is happening. I am getting errors in line # 6. ...
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Prevent XeTeX infinite loop [closed]

When compiling the following using XeTeX it just goes into an infinite loop and does not even give an error. Removing the unicode-math package solves the problem, but I want to use unicode-math. ...
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Cannot produce english-greek document with xelatex

Here is a WME: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode,xgreek,textcomp} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Hoefler Text} % Main document ...
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Which is better practice: rendering figures on the fly, or importing them as images?

I've come to a philosophical quandary with respect to my use of LaTeX for scientific writeups. At first I tried to render all figures in LaTeX at compile-time, for example making a graph using ...
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how to combine different tex files to a single file and generate pdf using R

I have three data frames which I would like to put to pdf. I generate tex files for the three dataframes. So I have three tex files. I would like to combine it and generate pdf in R. Right now I use ...
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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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Windows API error 4350

I am rather new to Latex. When compiling my latex file using Texmaker I suddenly get the error: Windows API error 4350: This file is currently unavailable for use on this computer. pdflatex: Data: ...
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Sublime Text 3 LatexTools

I just installed ST3 and installed the LatexTools package using Package control. Everything seems to have gone fine except when I compile using CMD+b nothing seems to happen. On the terminal I get ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently?

I've noticed that the text looks different if I compile a file via latex,dvipdf or via pdflatex, for example, consider this .tex file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Prueba de texto para ...
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Should I still define a main file as master document when using the subfiles package?

This is pretty much very straightforward and probably a really naive question, but I need to know: I'm using the subfiles package to manage my project files and I have all the paths set so every ...