{makefile} tells the operating system how to derive the target program.

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How to provide a Makefile to Texlipse?

gurus, The question can probably be formulated in a couple of ways. When I created my Latex project in Texlipse, I told Eclipse to put all PDFs in the out folder, and all sources including my ...
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Makefile using latexmk not syncing between ST3 and Skim

I am busy writing my dissertation. I am using Sublime Text 3 to edit the documents and Skim as the PDF viewer. There are several reasons why I am not using LaTeXing/LaTeXTools to compile: The ...
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Controlling draft options from a Makefile

I would like to control class options such as draft and geometry package's showframe from a Makefile. Is there a way I can parameterise a document using LaTeX itself, or will I need to preprocess the ...
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What do Sweave/knitr offer that make doesn't?

I use LaTeX to write papers and R for data analysis and visualization, so I've been looking into Sweave and knitr. The Sweave website says: The purpose is to create dynamic reports, which can be ...
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What is the recommended approach to compile sequentially some variants of code? [duplicate]

Continuing experimenting with conditional text, I am getting a code with a number of options: some dialogs in english are translated, some other options (not shown in the MWE) enable the document be ...
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using gnu make and xelatex

After switching to xelatex I had a look at my old makefiles. I want to reorganize them and have rules that relate any tex file to the pdf file. Also the files should not be compiled if not necessary ...
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What is the most elegant way to provide a cross-platform project with automated compilation routine?

There are many different ways to automate the compilation of a LaTeX project. I would like to start a discussion, what would be the most flexible and elegant and omnipotent way to provide a project ...
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Create an exec on mac to compile [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an exec on mac to compile Latex, MakeIndex and BibTex in same time. Here my make file : latex -output-directory=build -interaction=nonstopmode sample.tex makeindex ...
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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asymptote giving me an error: could not load module 'example_01'

On page 3 of Dario Teixeira's Asymptote and LaTeX, the following simple example is provided: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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tests for defined labels (r@) and infinite passes with Makefile

My question probably has to do with .aux files and \newlabel therein. Here is what I can describe. The way my .PDF builds is via a Makefile; I inserted an MWE to show what happens. The situation is ...
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Parallel make with standalone package

This question is a LaTeX question, although it might actually be resolved by changing the build procedure of the document instead of the document itself. I have a document that includes a bunch of ...
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How can I highlight text before a character with listing?

All is in the title. I would like to add a color to the text before a character with listing package. For example, I would like to add a color to text between the beginning of a line and : or =, in a ...
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vim and the Makefile

I'm trying to use a Makefile to compile latex files within vim (and update the view of my current pdf file within my favourite viewer). Here is a little example (I'd like to expand that lateron): ...
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Tikz external makefile error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Externalising TikZ pictures using XeTeX I'm having some trouble getting the externalize tikz library working correctly with xetex. In "list and make" mode, the tabs in ...
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How to only output dependencies from latexmk?

I'd like to use latexmk in a Makefile, so I've read the manual section on that. However, the dependency generation step seems less than ideal. Specifically, it seems that latexmk can only show ...
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How can I execute pdflatex when I'm not in the directory?

I am currently experimenting with lilypod. To generate a PDF from the source, I have to enter mkdir -p charts-out lilypond-book --output=charts-out/ --pdf charts.tex cd charts-out pdflatex ...
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How can I keep a clean document folder with custom .cls, .sty, .bst files in a separate subfolder?

I am using a Makefile for generating a document from its tex source. The whole project consisting of own input files (.tex,.bib,.eps, ...) and non-pre-installed static input files (cls, sty, bst) is ...
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How to properly 'make' a latex project?

I've got a latex project that looks like this: project/ |-- main.tex |-- main.bib |-- preamble.tex |-- preamble.fmt |-- makefile The preamble (preamble.tex) is being precompiled into ...
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How to give arguments to a tex file during compilation?

I have a file called main.tex, which looks like this: \begin{document} \input{a.tex} \end{document} I want to know if it is possible to have it take this file a.tex in argument, such that I could ...
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Bibtex fails without citations… (test for citations? or invisible dummy cite)

I have a LaTeX folder where I use the same makefile and preamble for building either a part of the report or the entire report. This is achieved by a hack in the makefile where I substitute the file ...
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Tools for project delivery?

This is another in a long line of Project directory organization questions of mine. I'm trying to build a project directory organization structure which follows best-practices. I'd like the structure ...
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how to cause unix 'make' to know how many times to run *tex

Is there a clever way to cause the unix make command to run a tex variant as many times as are required to resolve all references? I've used tex for a long time, and I still don't know which of all ...
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Is there any way to build a LaTeX document from a parent directory?

I've written a makefile for my current project which produces all deliverables (executable, written in C, and report, written in LaTeX). I have a directory structure whereby the Makefile and outputs ...
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Changing LaTeX headers via a makefile

I recently created a makefile to use with my TeX documents and am quite happy with the discovery. When I create Beamer slides to use in class, I create both a set of slides and a handout to go along ...
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How to create PDF and HTML output from the same source

I'm working on a document that has been published only as a PDF file until now. To utilize some of PDF's features, it uses the packages pdfpages and pdftex and commands like includepdf{}. But soon ...
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Is there a makefile system for LaTeX, etc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for automating document compilation How do I handle building complicated and large LaTeX projects? Is there a makefile system (like GNU Make) or should I just ...
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Tools for automating document compilation

A lot of people write makefiles that say something like paper.pdf: paper.tex pdflatex paper bibtex paper pdflatex paper pdflatex paper To handle re-running TeX to ...