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How can I avoid compiling twice?

I am shading first page using following code.

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\shade[left color=white,right color=orange!60]
(current page.south) rectangle (current page.north east); 
\end{tikzpicture}

But I found sometime shading is there on whole page and sometime it is partial (just one strip). I don't know what is reason behind it.How can I fix my problem?

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  • There is no problem. You need to compile twice when you use remember picture,overlay. The partial result arrives only on the first complation. – Alain Matthes Jul 3 '12 at 7:33
  • Thanks it works but i don't want to compile it 2 times. What changes should i made in my code to avoid compilation 2 times. – manish Jul 3 '12 at 7:36
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    Impossible, two compilations are necessary with the options remember picture,overlay. – Alain Matthes Jul 3 '12 at 7:38
  • I am C programmer but now generating report. This is first time in my life that i need to compile code 2 times. Thanks – manish Jul 3 '12 at 7:40
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    @manish: Just wait... This is where the fun begins. :-) There are cases where more than two compiles are required. You can use a make type program like latexmk so you don't have to think about it. – Peter Grill Jul 3 '12 at 7:42

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