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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Help! .bbl file not being generated [closed]

I am using a Windows OS. I have tried deleting all miscellaneous files (.aux, .pdf, etc) except my main .tex file and .bib file, and have run my .tex file as pdfLaTeX > BibTeX > pdfLaTeX > ...
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Writing a class file from scratch and getting "Missing \begin{document}" error

I'm looking to write my own class file for a couple of reasons, but my main interest is better understanding LaTeX and how it works. I understand that I likely don't need to define my own class for ...
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How do I view the comments inside the pdfnote/note commands in prensenter modes for presentation prepared with beamer

\documentclass[serif,11pt]{beamer} %================================================= % theme and color %================================================= \usetheme{Warsaw} %Themes http://www....
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running xelatex from www-data with sudo

I encountered a strange compilation result when running xelatex from a php script. The website is supposed to compile latex code (with xelatex) but always added a strange "<" sign in the ...
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Issue with -blx file path using custom build directory

I know there are plenty of other topics related to this question, however none of the ones I read resolves the issue presented here. I made a minimum working example available here, if you want to ...
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Why is it impossible to click on the entire URL?

Its only possible to click on the first piece of the link: \documentclass[a4paper, pointlessnumbers, %draft, parskip=half, automark ]{scrartcl} \setlength{\parindent}{...
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Why? is the <file>.run.xml file generated when I typeset a LaTeX document

I have a LaTeX document that lists the wines in my wine cellar. This particular document doesn't use any features of the LaTeX language that I have not already used in several hundred other documents ...
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Error when attempting to change (set) package repository (new install)

Thanks to all for making this a great site. This is my first post ever because most questions are already answered here! Although I've used Latex for years, I still consider my technical competency to ...
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TexShop doesn't compile any new documents after upgrading to Ventura 13.1

After I upgraded my Macbook to Ventura 13.1 (previously it was running on Catalina, I don't know which version though), I can't compile any new documents. It doesn't even open the console window after ...
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Navigational Circles in Frankfurt Beamer Theme are cut off / overlap

The Navigational Circles in Frankfurt Beamer Theme are cut off for some reason and there is furthermore a white line: I do not get this problem if executing with overleaf, only if executing locally. ...
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Error when compiling [duplicate]

Hi all I get this error message and I don't know what to do
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Compile timeout on Overleaf even after commenting out chunks

When I added a lot.. way a lot of text and information at once on a .tex file in overleaf, I encounter a compile timeout message because the compiling seem to take forever (I have a basic account) ...
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How to determine the exact compile process done by texstudio? (each command executed by texstudio to replicate the compilation in CLI) [duplicate]

I have a fully working project in TeXstudio (and overleaf). I want to use makefile to recompile, and I am unable to figure out the exact sequence of commands TeXstudio uses in a full compilation ...
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How to define path for use with /input, such that TeXStudio can detect the location of the file using global command

Background I am writing a large document (main.tex) with several chapters (Introduction.tex, LiteratureReview.tex, etc). I use TeXStudio to compile the document. Each chapter is included using /input (...
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Document compiles differently in different computers [duplicate]

I use a Latex template for my resume and it always worked great. I recently reinstalled TeXstudio in one of my computers and now the resume shows up all in bold, for no apparent reason. In Overleaf, ...
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add newwatermark in blankpage

I'm new to latex and I'm having trouble adding a watermark to the last (non-numbered) page of my document. I'm using the xwatermark package, but I can't compile my document. The commands I used are ...
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How to make a box like this

Please how can I make something like this in LaTeX. Kindly, help.
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Cross reference not working as intended, the entire name of reference and label gets printed?

So something weird is happening when I installed latex + textstudio on my new machine and tried to compile an old paper: When I write something like In Sec. \ref{sec:Background}, for some reason the ...
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Is there a program that automates the use of a standardized Tex document?

I have a standardized LaTex document that contains two letters and several pages of documentation. This is to be sent to each and every customer we have, for every order we deliver. The document stays ...
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Convert a .tex file to PDF before importing it in the document

How can I compile a .tex file as a PDF before importing it into the document? This is related to my previous question, as it could be a possible solution to that question. However, this question is ...
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I get lines on the 4 edges of every page when I compile a template? How do I remove these?

I'm not sure why, but I get the following lines on each of the 4 edges of every page, how can I remove these? Other people that compile the same template on their system, do not get these lines.
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Book compilation taking forever, is standalone the culprit?

I have a book with a very large preamble (lots of commands, packages, etc.). When I comment all chapters but one, compilation takes the expected amount of time. However, when I try to compile the ...
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LaTeX \paperwidth is arguing

I wanted to make a horizontal separator in LaTeX So i used this piece of code(as described here): \noindent\mathmakebox[\linewidth]{\rule{\paperwidth}{0.4pt}} The strange thing that it's properly ...
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LaTeX error message offending file name and line number

I'm in possession of a semi-broken LaTeX project. It's possible to compile it by ignoring lots of errors, producing a mainly OK result. Now I want to fix the errors however, but the error messages don'...
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Using macros to do typesetting, and then delete them from source code for others?

I am currently using LyX for my mathematical typesetting, and I really like the macro functionality. However, I can imagine that the source code from such an output must be a pain for others to look ...
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Overleaf compiler failes, package** ifthen** is probably missing

I am new to LaTex and having troubles to compile a template on Overleaf. There is a package called ifthen and it seems like it is not pre-installed on Overleaf. I include \usepackage{ifthen} but there ...
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Settings for Latex Workshop to compile with lualatex

I've recently had to install Linux on my laptop instead of Windows because other programs work really bad on Windows. Because of this I now have a Linux laptop (running the latest version of PopOS) on ...
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How can I write the Spanish 'lím' instead of 'lim'?

Consider: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty}$ \end{document} This creates the typical limit symbol when n goes to infinity. However this code no longer works ...
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Temporary loss of all references [duplicate]

I am sorry that this question might end to be not perfectly structured, but I have a very confusing problem and have no idea how to get closer to a solution. I am writing my thesis using biblatex for ...
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TeXstudio stop compiling and would show Error

Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "thesis".tex
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Miktek not compiling

I had successfully been compiling a 20 page document, then things went bad for some reason I'm copying the compiler output which I hope will help someone. Also noticed there is no .gz file or log ...
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Is there a way to always compile the main document?

I am using overleaf and I have a main document and several subfiles. Is there a way of always having the main file compile even if I have selected and I am editing subfiles? Cheers in advance, Blake
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Why do not the figures compilate when they are in a folder?

I wanted to clear up my project folder and created a figure folder. Afterwards I changed the code for the integration of the figure but they are still not compiling in the pdf. This is the code: \...
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How is missing $ inserted? [duplicate]

Here's a line of erroneous code. \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} \frac{a}{M} \end{document} As we expect, the compiler throws a "missing $" error. ! Missing $ inserted. <...
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How to remove a variable? [duplicate]

Is there a way to delete a variable so that any future references would raise an undefined control sequence error? I am dealing with a big document that has a lot of custom variables and macros with ...
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How to customize behavior of typeset button in GUI editor?

I use TeXworks to turn tex into pdf. There are some cases where I need to compile twice in order to get a complete document, such as referencing a labeled section. Also there are even more complex ...
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texstudio opens texshop window when compiling

I have just updated to the new versions of texstudio (4.3.1) and texshop (5.03), and I noticed that texstudio opens a texshop window when clicking the build & view button on texstudio (the preview ...
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Unable to reuse variable using \pgfmathsetmacro

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \newcommand\routine[1] { \pgfmathsetmacro\temp{0} \foreach[parse=true][remember=\temp] \i in {1,...,#1} { \pgfmathsetmacro\...
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argc argv in LaTeX

Can the LaTeX executable receive arguments from the command line to be used as internal variables? That is, can a command like ./latex document.tex a=3 b=rational c=-17.2 d=true be used to pass values ...
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Latex debugger? [duplicate]

Are there any debugging capabilities in latex or any gui editors? That is, is there a way I can view the value of variables, commands, memory etc during compiling and at the exact moment compilation ...
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Lyx problem I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file

While trying to compile an old lyx file I worked on a while ago, I got the message I found no \bibstyle command---while reading file I came across the following link, which says that I should move the ...
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compilation issues with pdflatex on msys2

I installed both texlive and miktex as well as cygwin and msys on a new machine. Now, after adding the paths to the pdflatex.exe in either texlive or miktex installation folders I can compile my tex ...
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Trying to use VSCode for LaTex instead of Overleaf and moved a project over as a starting point but can't compile

The project works on Overleaf using pdfLaTex but not in VSCode using any of the compilers in the latex workshop extension. I have installed latex via TeX Live. Previously, I've tried MikTex and using ...
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Which tex systems compiles large documents the quickest? [duplicate]

Is there any resource that compares compile times for different TeX systems?
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Error Message: Argument of � has an extra } but I am not missing any } [duplicate]

Hello I tried compiling the following text (error location indicated with *********): \section*{Research Issues} This section identifies research problems and what caused these issues. This section ...
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Switching from PDFLaTeX to LuaLaTeX

Code Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[sc]{mathpazo} \usepackage{microtype} \DisableLigatures[f]{...
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Using synctex for forward/backward searching without jumping cursor on compilation in Texmaker

I like to use SyncTeX when editing files in Texmaker to do forward and backward searches. However, right now, I'm writing a very long paper that requires me to make regular changes to the beginning of ...
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Use scrbook but can also compile subchapters

I have the following structure chapter1/ chapter2/ ... main.tex preamble.tex And I have a main.tex that looks like this \documentclass{scrbook} \input{preamble.tex} \begin{document} \input{chapter1/...
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Using TeX Live version 2022 gives compilation error (but no issue with any previous version) [duplicate]

I am using Overleaf, and in recycling a previous preamble I encountered the compilation error "Argument of � has an extra }." which is no issue when I use 2021 and back Tex Live. Here is a ...
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Chemfig polymer brackets without compiling twice

I'm working on the following picture: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{chemfig} \begin{document} \schemestart n \quad \chemfig{C(-[3]H)(-[5]H)=C(-[1]H)(-[7]H)} \...
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