{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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TeXlipse cannot build

On my new computer I cannot get TeXlipse to build. I'm on a Windows 7 Machine using MikTeX portable. I keep getting the error pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found. This does not ...
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What are the main differences between AutoLaTeX and LaTeXMk?

I stumbled upon AutoLaTeX today and it seems to be very similar to LaTeXMk indeed. Can you summarise the main differences, which might help me choose between the two tools?
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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 noticed it takes long to process this part of the file. Today I came across this website, which proposes a trick ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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Parsing question: Do curly braces affect LaTeX compilation time?

I have an old and slow computer and long LaTeX files. When typing I prefer to use \frac 1{x} instead of \frac{1}{x} or x_i instead of x_{i}. Does the presence or omission of curly braces in these ...
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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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Automating Error Detection of pfdlatex

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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How does LaTeX compile packages?

I wonder how does the compile process work with LaTeX? If I am defining \usepackage{PACKAGENAME}, and then using a specific command from this package in my LaTeX-file, how does it work? I thought it ...
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What options to use with pdflatex and when

Reading this question arara: show warnings only in the last compilation step made me realize that I can probably save some compile time by changing the options I use with pdflatex. For a "typical" ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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How does Latexian's live preview feature work?

In particular, does it use any trick to generate the preview more quickly?
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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TeXnicCenter MakeIndex and BibTeX error: Compile not working

This might seem like a duplicate but from what I can tell it's not. I have looked at the prior pages and tried the solutions offered with no change in results. My project works fine on my desk top ...
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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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Set up vim, latex for AGU template

On a Mac, I have been using vim-latex for a while and had set it up a while ago to output pdfs via the :ll command in vim (using pdflatex if I'm correct) and viewing the output via the :lv command ...
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Run Bibtex on aux files in subfolders, multiple OS

I have a complete framework for my PhD thesis based on classicthesis/arsclassica. Single chapters are located in Subfolders like this. main.tex Chapters/project1/project1.tex ...
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How to use StyleSlide at Simpleslides ? (ConTeXt)

I am very interesting use Simpleslides and My MWE like this : \usemodule[visualcounter] \usemodule[simpleslides][style=Swoosh] \setupTitle [ title={Simple Slides?}, author={Hirwanto}, ...
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! LaTeX Error: File 'natbib.sty' not found

I have a problem compiling an article using natbib. I am using WinEdt to compile, for example this what I found online: \begin{filecontents*}{bibtest.bib} @book{goossens93, author = "Michel ...
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Error when compiling from Notepad++, but not PowerShell

I am currently writing my thesis using an existing template. I am using Notepad++ with NppExec to quickly save and compile everything. This had been working properly for a while, but recently I ...
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No pdf output in Auctex

I reinstall texlive but I auctex don't produce the pdf output. I tried texwork and its works fine. I'm on fedora 19 I'm asking a question following this one, Local font installation problems. I ...
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Compiling Error - TeXworks OS X Mavericks

When i try to compile in TeXworks, I receive this error: kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt mktexfmt: No such file or directory I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'! I've used TeXworks ...
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MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors: Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found texify: pdflatex.exe failed ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 bugs between xkeyval or dstroke

Please help a not installation expert. I just upgraded from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 and I use TeXnicCenter 2.02. The compilation "hangs" whith the line "MiKTeX ...
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How do I make Kile create a new folder for each .tex file I compile?

I am having trouble organizing my LaTeX files; I think encapsulating each file in a folder of the same name might be my best solution. In order to do this efficiently, I need to change the build ...
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Beginner, finding the right directory

I'm just starting out and every tutorial I use begins by asking me to type up a file, save it as a .tex and use a command window in which I am in the directory where I have my file. I how do I get ...
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Update references each time LaTeX compiles document

When I use my TeXnicCenter and hit the compile button I want that all references are updated ... So I don't have to compile 3 times till all those references update. Because with a bunch of pictures ...
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error in compiling same file

So I have one tex file that compiles smoothly here at my office, but when I open it at home (I use google drive and dropbox), the same file shows an error in compiling. Another difference: Suppose I ...
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How to solve a tex run problem'

I have tried the .tex file in WinEdt in Windows too. I want to run it using the KILE editor. The problem I got is showing below as log file. This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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After upgrading to 13.10, biblatex and biber are not compiling my references

I am working on a thesis using LaTeX, with my references relying on biblatex-apa. Ubuntu 13.04 provided all my LaTeX needs. But after upgrading to 13.10, the biblatex / biber combo will no longer ...
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Cannot produce document with xcookybooky

I am trying to create my own cookbook, using package xcookybooky. My code is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{xcolor} ...