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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 and 22 pages it takes my pc almost a minute each time. So it would be perfect to do all the stuff except creating pdf but a dvi 3 times and than create the pdf.

Is there a way to do that? I bet most of you LaTeX users are annoyed by that too.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! There is no need that references are correct each time you want to preview the document; if you compile often, just do it once. When you add a citation or a cross reference, the next time it won't be correct, but the process will eventually stabilize. – egreg Mar 20 '14 at 13:20
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    \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} reduces compilation time also... – user31729 Mar 20 '14 at 15:40
  • @egreg Would you like to answer, or do you think some duplicate exist? – Torbjørn T. Feb 7 '15 at 23:32
  • Are your pictures heavy? Because it should not take that long unless their weight is unnecessary high. – pluton Feb 8 '15 at 3:23
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When writing the document, it's seldom necessary to have references correct each time: adding or moving around text will almost certainly make some of them incorrect.

Also compiling frequently is not really needed, but with fast machines it's not such a big problem.

The advantage of LaTeX is that cross references are guaranteed to be right, unless the “Rerun to get cross-references right” message appears.

Just do the

latex
bibtex
latex
latex

route when you really need that cross-references and citations are fully correct.

If you have many images, adding the draft option to \documentclass or to the call to graphicx helps in reducing compilation time.

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