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Questions tagged [compiling]

{compiling} is about the process you must go through to convert your TeX from .tex source files into your output document format, be it pdf, dvi, or something completely different.

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Portable LaTeX fail

I installed miktex on a Usb and I try to use TexMaker and TexStudio and I see how to configure. I spent a lot of time doing that and it work's a few times but now when I open miktex and the text ...
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tikzpicture won't render 'usable' PS code

I use tikz (and tikzpicture) a fair bit, but files that used to compile fine before the latest slew of updates to pgf, and pstricks, no longer seem to do so (at least, on my MikTeX installation). The ...
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Compiling a .tex file into many pdf without include?

I would like to have a single .tex file, with a main section and an appendix. I would want however to compile it into two distinct pdfs. There are solutions using \include, see How to create ...
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Are there any LaTeX IDEs which provide useful error messages?

I was using TeXworks as my source code editor and I got my actual LaTeX compiler and packages through MikTeX. I executed the following code block: \begin {enumerate} % WEAK \item $G$ is a function ...
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! File ended while scanning use of \@writefile

I am getting below error when I am running the report to generate the PDF from GUI. I am using Texmaker 4.4.1. I also tried deleting aux files and other unwanted files. but, it is not helping me ...
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document not compiling with custom .cls

I copied my thesis from my work computer to write on it from home. But the compiler is telling me it can not open the style file even though its in the same folder as the .tex file. It compiles fine ...
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Label(s) may have changed error when using modular (\includeonly{}) document setup

When I run my document with everything, it all works fine, then when I first add \includeonly{Lecture2} before the preamble and without making any changes to the other files, it works fine. However, ...
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Conflict with \fi in figure captions

I have the following preamble: \documentclass[11pt]{book} % PACKAGES % graphics packages \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % negative phantoms (\nphantom, \nhphantom, \...
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restore .tex and structure fles after turn off wile compiling [duplicate]

i'm working with a large document when battery´s low charge forced to turn off the laptop just when i was compiling. It seems that all structure is damaged, and i can´t open any documen but only the ...
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\write 18 compilation issue

I am submitting my work to a journal. My latex source has several sub files (images) created in latex. I have attached attached all the required files and when the journal's submission system try to ...
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Why do Fonts work with one editor (texmaker) but not another (Sublime Text 3)?

After installing an unrelated program (if it matters: it was Jupyter Lab), I noticed problems when compiling my tex files using Sublime Text 3 and LaTeXTools. Files that previously compiled without ...
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TeXShop console freezes when compiling large files (intermittent)

About once out of every four times that I compile a large LaTeX project (about 780 pages) in TeXShop, the console freezes and stops the compiling. The content of the LaTeX files does not seem to ...
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Printing from DVI or from PDF file?

From a LaTeX source document we can get after compilation either a DVI or a PDF file. My questions are: If we want to get a paper version of the document, is there any difference between using the ...
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Why am I getting Unidcode Error for some equations after updating Microsoft Windows from 7 to 10?

I have upgraded Windows from 7 to 10. When I am compiling some latex files, which were already built in Windows 7 and used to work fine - now in Windows 10 I am getting this error message for some ...
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Compilation options in ConTeXt document

Is there a way to supply compilation options from within the document in ConTeXt? For example the arrange option in the following example: There is a documented caveat in imposition mode, where the ...
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Starting TexStudio from batch file doesn't compile

I'm using MikTex portable and TexStudio on a USB drive. On the top most folder level I placed a batch file starting the texstudio.exe. When I try to compile any document, it doesen't run the command ...
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Error compiling, maybe due to cls file?

I have a file that's like the following, which uses the .cls file from here: \documentclass[twocolumn]{aastex62} \pdfoutput=1 %for arXiv submission \usepackage{amsmath,amstext} \usepackage[T1]{...
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PDF views stopped updating, no longer detecting errors

Using windows 10, MikTex and TeXmaKer. Have been using Latex for a while to make simple documents without many problems. I was starting to learn how to use the wrapfigure environment. When i loaded \...
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Alternatives to writing greek letters. Write directly in greek letters

When dealing with equations, I often end up writing a lot of mathematical symbols using greek letters. This makes the equations very long and a bit hard to read in my editor. Assuming I could write ...
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LaTeX journal article not compiling

Case: I've prepared an article for a journal using a template on Overleaf. It compiles fine on Overleaf, looks great, and is ready for submission. I pulled off the zip file, followed their upload ...
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Sumatra PDF Forward and Inverse search emacs

I have spent so much time trying to find a way to do both forward and inverse search on Emacs-Sumatra on a windows 10 computer. Whenever I do C-c C-c, I would like to be sent to the part of the PDF ...
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Beamer problem - undefined control sequence enumerate - no enumerates used in presentation

I get the following error when trying to compile a presentation that compiled fine before: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> .../enumerate \beameritemnestingprefix ...
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Pdf does not compile [closed]

I am seeing this in miktex/logs/ pdflatex.log: starting with command line: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode ModBook.tex 2018-11-18 08:04:04,769-0800 INFO pdflatex - allowing known ...
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LaTeX Table not Compiling

I am trying to compile the following table in LaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{table}[h] \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{| c | c | c |} \toprule ...
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Avoid scrolling to document beginning on compiling?

Each time I compile Kile scrolls back to the beginning of the document. I would like to avoid this, it makes it very hard to write text as I need to browse back to the section I am editing each time. ...
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Merge tex files in different folder

For example I have in the Folder "file1" the "file1.tex" \chapter{First chapter} \lipsum[1-20] in the Folder "file2" the "file2.tex" \chapter{Second chapter} \lipsum[1-20] In the folder "Main" ...
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Compiling (La)TeX files automatically with GitLab CI

Inspired by this question about compiling LaTeX files with Travis CI: How can GitLab's integrated CI feature be used to build (La)TeX documents?
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Slow in compilation of Chess games

MWE: \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{chessboard} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage[headheight=15pt,top=1.5cm,nofoot,bottom=0cm,left=1cm,right=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage{...
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! Misplaced \omit. in doxygen autogenerated output

I am feeding following input into doxygen -> generate latex (this is simple CANVAS board): @section book_canvas CANVAS analysis <center><table> <tr><th colspan="2">Key ...
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Citations with biblatex/biber and jabref stoped working. Only showing bibkey in bold

I have used quite some time searching for a solution to my compile problem. The document worked fine untill yesterday. After adding some new references, compiling stoped working properly. I have ...
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LuaLaTeX not recognised as a VS Code tool

I've been trying to adopt VS Code as my LaTeX editior of choice, since it has all of the features Atom has but more, once the extension LaTeX Workshop has been installed. My only gripe with it is that ...
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Dynamically generate output based on the argument passed to the compiler

Say I have a document like this. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section{one} \begin{enumerate} \item This is the first item. \item This is the second item. \item This is the third item. \...
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Two identical files in the same directory; one compiles, one doesn't. I found no \citation command in .aux

I'm trying to cut down a project I'm working on. I have the full written report as 2nd.tex. I planned to make a second report with some things removed called 2nd_reduced.tex. I literally copy pasted ...
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Why can I not put a fraction inside of a pmatrix? [closed]

So I'm trying to typeset a formula that contains a vector with two values that are fractions. This, unfortunately, is not working. Here is what I wrote: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath}...
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Pdf does not appear

I am writing a document in Latex. I had problem (the same that what I show below actually) while compiling. It gives a huge log and I am not able to open the PDF. So I copied all my code in an other ...
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AUCTeX - Compile a document multiple times

I am working on a document that requires multiple compilations as it has a TOC, page numbers and fancy headers with section titles in header. How do I do this using AUCTeX? I am running spacemacs. ...
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Problems with latex script compiling

everyone!I'm going to submit thesis on the conference, but I've faced with some problems when compiling the thesis template. Could you, please help me to deal with it? Here goes code (I'm sorry, it's ...
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Compiling the thesis by main.tex but saving it with a different name

I'm using MIT latex templates (http://web.mit.edu/thesis/tex/) for thesis. It allows compiling the selected chapter files from main.tex rather than entire thesis. It is quite useful, however would it ...
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MiKTeX broken after uninstalling and reinstalling it, “pdflatex did not succeed”

I ran into some issues with MiKTeX 2.9 so I uninstalled and reinstalled it (using net installer), in the hopes that the issues would be resolved. Instead MiKTeX seems to be completely broken now; when ...
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Texstudio How to switch back to previously compiled pdf preview [duplicate]

I use TeXstudio 2.12.10 (git 2.12.10) Say I have two tex files A and B. I compile A and I see its preview pdf on right side pane. Then I compile B and see B's pdf on right hand side. Now I want to ...
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Compile multiple Latex files in parallel

I have around 100000 Latex scripts, each of which generates a document upon compilation, and they share same packages being included. I tried compiling 10 scripts in a sequential fashion using Python ...
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Biblatex-chicago compiling error (bold characters)

I am trying to compile correctly a text that relies on an external .bib file using bibtex-chicago on a Windows machine through TeXstudio. I get bold bibliography labels instead of the references. I ...
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CV templates: no PDF

I'm trying to write my CV and using the ModernCV template (avaible at https://www.latextemplates.com/template/moderncv-cv-and-cover-letter). However, despite there is no error and I avoided any ...
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What is iftx@ch mean (in newtx)?

I have bought a new win10 pc, and struggling in installing my XeLaTeX stuffs. Compiler gave me error at untxmia.fd. I guess it means that I miss-install some fonts/packages. But I can't figure out ...
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Can't view pdf after compiling

EDIT: I solved this by replacing 'figure' with 'figure*'. Thank you all for your input. I'm using Texmaker and MiKTeX on Windows 10. The file compiles without any issues but the pdf isn't available. ...
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What kind of Latex is this? [closed]

I need to make use of some old Latex code that open for public to copy/reuse. However I am not sure if this is the same Latex I use today. My complier doesnt understand it. Below is a part of the ...
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Using BibTex with pdfLaTeX

I was trying to follow an example of how to use BibTex, which gave the below files: test.bib @BOOK{DUMMY:1, AUTHOR="John Doe", TITLE="The Book without Title", PUBLISHER="Dummy Publisher", YEAR="2100"...
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Trying to compile Latex using Arara

I am trying to run the following MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} First document. This is a simple example, with no extra parameters or packages included. \end{document} an error is ...
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how to automatically compile twice or more

I've been trying to do an engine like arara using TexShop, or something like that to compile XeLaTeX and then bib and then XeLaTeX again.. But I couldn't Please any help Recently, I have done the ...
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Let TexStudio play .wav after compiling finished

I'd love to have my Texstudio play a sound (.wav) after it finished compiling. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks!