As known, Texmaker requires the user to PDFLaTeX first, then BibTeX, and then PDFLaTeX twice.

This is really tedious. Is there any shortcut that allows me to do it in one go?


Some say that it can be done by the so-called quick build. But I have checked my quick build options as shown. There is no such a proper option called "PDFLaTeX + BibTeX + view PDF".

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How may I make it possible in this case?

  • There is a command "Quick Build" that should take care of this. Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 6:04
  • @karlkoeller Please see editted version. Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 6:16
  • Which version are you using? Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 6:18
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    Click on "User" and then on "Wizard". At this point click "pdflatex" and then "Add", and so on. Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 6:30
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    have a look at the arara tool- details of how to configure it are Integration of arara in Texmaker
    – cmhughes
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 15:39

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Just use the "User" quick build command (or one of the user commands in the "User" menu).

  1. Options -> configure Texmaker -> Quick build : select "User"
  2. Click on the "wizard" button and add "pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, pdf viewer"
  3. Just use the "quick build" command on your document (F1)

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    This is the same I wrote in my comment... Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 6:59
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    Note that it would be better to add "pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, view pdf" or else you risk to have not your references linked correctly. Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 7:12
  • Sorry for my answer. When i began to make the snapshot and write my message, your comment was not yet published.
    – user27168
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 10:03
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    Don't worry, it's OK. But add one more pdflatex run in your answer! Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 10:08
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    It should be a default option available in QuickBuild instead of a UserCommand as it's widely used by many Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 18:16

As of version TexMaker 4.4.1 (or earlier) the suggestion from user27168 exists as option 2 for quick build

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I recognize that this is an old post but it is new for me.

I changed the quick build option to my new user defined quick button. To do this, I clicked on the drop down menu button next to the quick build arrow quick build before

and chose my newly created user option.new

Now with one push of the button, not only have I compiled by document, thanks user27168, but it also outputs an updated pdf file.

  • This is more a comment to user27168's post, isn't it? You only show that one may select a different command instead of Quick Build, don't you?
    – TeXnician
    Commented Nov 23, 2018 at 16:52
  • If I am remembering correctly, it is a modification of quick build. Instead of quick build, which you have to hit a number of times, you can make your own compile function which will compile after one application. Commented Nov 24, 2018 at 17:08

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