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Using command: Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Skripsie".tex

Compilation in TeXstudio takes very long (3-5 minutes). The document is only 12 pages long with no images. Is there any way to speed it up. Like for example only compiling separate chapters?

  • How long does it take to process the same document through a command window/terminal? What platform are you on, what latex distribution? (Windows/mac/linux, miktex/texlive/mactex...) – Fredrik Johansson Oct 26 '15 at 19:30
  • HI @FredrikJohansson, I am new at this - what do you mean by command window/terminal? I am on Windows and miktex – LBot Oct 26 '15 at 19:35
  • assuming your file is called myfile.tex, try the following: open the folder where the file is stored. Hold down shift and right-click on the folder background. You should now get a list with an option open command window here. Choose this. In the window type pdflatex myfile.tex and see how long this takes. – Fredrik Johansson Oct 26 '15 at 19:53
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    take a look at the following link, see if any info there helps. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/8791/… – Fredrik Johansson Oct 27 '15 at 7:40
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    You did two things at once: 1) moved to a local folder 2) removed the bibliography. Which one of these was causing the problem? – Tim Hoffmann Oct 27 '15 at 23:27

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