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{arara} is a TeX automation tool based on rules and directives, written in Java.

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Integration of arara in Texmaker

The documentation of arara has a chapter about IDE integration. However the often used editor Texmaker is missing. The installation of the tool itself is well described in the documentation of arara ...
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arara: making a rule to compile the main file from a chapter file

I am really enjoying the arara tool for automating the compilations of my documents- thanks Paulo and the team :) I work on a few projects that have a main file (say myfile.tex) that \includes its '...
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How to use arara with TeXworks

I'm trying to use arara with TeXworks in Ubuntu 12.10 (TeX Live 2012). I've been searching all over the web but couldn't get it working. First: I'm not sure how to correctly implement arara: Should ...
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arara: problem with animate.yaml

I wanted to automate conversion from pdf to animated gif with animate rule provided by cmhughes in answer to plotting the sequence x_n using tikz. I'm using arara+texworks+miktex on windows. I also ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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How to use arara with TeXShop

I try to use arara with TeXShop on my Mac, but I don't understand some steps either javascript, probably because of my english & my programer level. I create first the arara.engine in the /...
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Is it possible to write an arara rule which uses a bash script?

I've written a shell script to convert some of my files to different formats for use in my LaTeX files. Is it possible to write an arara rule which can use my shell scripts? EDIT I should note: ...
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Arara rule for log file scraping

Is there a script or arara rule that does log file scraping for messages about bad boxes, warnings, and obvious rerun messages and outputs this to stdout? It doesn't need to be perfect. I am looking ...
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How to write an arara rule for knitr

I've been trying to write a rule for invoking knitr via arara, but I don't seem to know what I'm doing, apparently. The arara manual explains how to define custom rules. To do so, it is necessary to ...
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New version of arara broke my custom rule

Disclaimer: Since arara 4.0 is now live on TeX Live, I am antecipating the inevitable and asking the question myself. Hope it helps! :) I updated my TeX Live distro today and found that arara got ...
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Arara rule to delete files with wildcard

How can I define a Arara rule to delete with wildcard? The following should delete all log files in the folder of the LaTeX file. %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex: { synctex: yes } % arara:...
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Using arara to compile powerdot twice

I want to compile my powerdot presentation twice -- once with, once without notes. I am trying to achieve this using arara with something like: % arara: latex { set \powerdotmode=slides here } % ...
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How to configure TexLive 2015 to use latexindent.pl script with Kile

I would like to autoindent my code under Kile using latexindent. I have TeXLive 2015 installed and I run arara on my tex file. I tried to follow the manual instructions (p.5) for latexindent where ...
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How to automate biber --output_safechars with arara?

I'm using arara since my last question about ï & î font encoding, & before, I used the DG' 1.1 answer: 1.1 Call biber with --output_safechars. To force biber to pass {\"\i} along ...
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How to set a new clean arara rule that circumvents Dropbox interference in Windows?

arara is a cool tool for LaTeX automation, it works by setting your directives (i.e., a code line in tex document) to tell arara what to run next in a specific order that best suits your LaTeX ...
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Syntax for arara on texwork with preamble.tex as input file to be used for generating many different documents

I installed arara on windows and it is working properly as noted by running it from cmd shell. Is putting follwing syntax in a "template" preamble that I use as input file to generate multiple ...
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Where do the local arara rules live under windows?

I know they go under ~/.arara under unix platforms, but I tried having them under %USERPROFILE%\.arara, and they are not getting picked up.
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Make arara close pdflatex upon error

I am using arara and TexStudio, and before I started using arara, Texstudio would shut down the pdflatex process on hitting Stop Compiling. I'm using arara with the following commands: % arara: ...
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Is there a possibility to change compiler engine depending on presence of a package

I'm used to use both pdflatex and xelatex engine to compile my documents, xelatex in case of .tex files containing polyglossia package and pdflatex for the others My question is there a method ( ...
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How to get a 1-click compilation of XeLaTeX with Biber using arara?

I want to use XeLaTeX as typesetting engine and Biber for my references. I want to have a 1-click-compilation setup, preferably in a GUI editor. I work on Windows, thus a solution for TeXworks or ...
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Using Arara with TexCount

I'm running TeXShop and I have a pretty big document - my PhD thesis. I want to do a word count with regular intervals, not necessarily every time I compile, but I want the information to be ...
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Setting up arara user command in TeXstudio on Windows

I'm trying to set up an arara user command in TeXstudio. I've been following this very helpful little tutorial that can be found as an answer the following question: How to configure TexStudio editor ...
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How to open AdobeReader with arara?

... strange question you will think and you are right, but there are some features, that are not shown in the PDF-Viewer from TeXworks, tooltips for example. I tried this rule, which executes an ...
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Setting environment variable with arara

I wanted to set my TEXINPUTS environment variable from with an arara rule/directive. For example my texinputs.yaml rule is !config identifier: texinputs name: texinputs command: export TEXINPUTS="@{...
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How can I save auxiliary-files into an other folder with arara?

I tried to do the following: % arara: lualatex: {options: -output-directory=.\output\ -aux-directory=.\auxiliary} I did not succeed. I also tried starting the command with -- as well as absolute ...
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How can I use arara to get a graphics file?

In a standard TeX Live distribution Ghostscript is, to my knowledge, present; it is hidden, but it is there. Edit: Yes, it is under \Texlive\2013\tlpkg\tlgs So to my question: How can I use arara,...
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arara keeps asking me to upgrade my Mac Java?

I have been using arara + TeXShop to automate the pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, until recently, array pops up a window, asking me to upgrade my Mac Java. Then, I did. I clicked "More Info", ...
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arara: Running BibTeX FAILURE

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I use Texlive 2014 which includes the Arara arealdy. I get the error "Running BibTeX FAILURE" when I test Arara. The tex file is as following: % arara: xelatex % arara: ...
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Will arara be able to handle this non-linear compile sequence?

I have been reading and playing arara now since the summer and I LOVE IT!!!! Prior to arara I used batch and script files that were operating system specific. Thank you arara for removing this ...
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Add custom extensions and directives to arara

This is a more general version of Adam Liter's question about setting up an arara rule for knitr. The basic question is this: How can I enable support for customised extensions and directives in ...
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Help to create arara yaml file for asymptote automated compilation

I have recently discovered the asymptote package to create 3D figures, I have installed the executable version on my computer and configured TexStudio to run it, only it is done manually using tools> ...
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auctex forward search in multifile tex with sumatra and arara

Forward inverse search work properly for single-file documents. As for multifile document, I use local file variable to indicate the master tex file. When editing in some included document, auctex can ...
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Printing Glossaries in amsart using TexStudio

I am trying to make a glossary in an amsart document using TeXstudio but the glossary will not print. I've downloaded xindy, arara, and perl and have tried to use all of them, but to no avail. Any ...
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Writting custom rule for arara 4.0

Motivation: I would like to copy a file foo.bar to \jobname.bar before every pdflatex run. So I thought, I could modify an existing arara rule. I wanted to try the hello.yaml rule for arara from ...
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Batch commands with arara

The following Linux command executes the program <program name> on all tex files in the current directory and subdirectories. find . -name '*.tex' -exec `<program name>` -w $1 -- {} \; ...