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{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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Only compile first page to pdf

I have a ebook that I also have a paperback cover for. This cover contains the current version which I set in an external file. I have now a revision section which I need to populate the current issue ...
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Unicode character ✰ (U+2730) not set up for use with LaTeX

I faced the error "Unicode character ✰ (U+2730) not set up for use with LaTeX." in my latex document. However, I didn't find the "shadowed star" in my code even though I didn't ...
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MiKTeX consistently failing macOS

I am trying to install MiKTeX on a new macOS system. Each time that I try to compile any .tex file, I get the following error: jwalsh23@Jacks-MacBook-Pro-14 $ pdflatex CV.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3....
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Text line contains an invalid character. ...^^@^^@^^@^^@^^@^^@...... vimtex

I have the following problem (see attached). Sometimes when I compile nearly everything disappears on my live-compiled file (I use vimtex on Linux). The only error I get is the following: Text line ...
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How to disable rendering of certain package content (draft mode)

I'm using the tikz-cd package for drawing commutative diagrams. Now I want to disable the rendering of the content produced by this package similar to the behaviour when importing the graphics package ...
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Problems compiling when using \include

I decided to create an extra .tex file in my Overleaf project, called "portada.tex", where is written the cover of the "main.tex". It works perfectly, but now, when I compile the &...
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Mistakes after inserting Geogebra code

My tex file did not have any mistakes during compilation but when I inserted a code from Geogebra I see one mistake after compilation and I don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help me please? P.S. ...
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Code from GeoGebra

I made a picture on GeoGebra and exported its code to Overleaf and then I compiled but it does not even show the pdf compilation. Here is the code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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Preamble to specify location of compiled pdf

It is possible to select where to save compiled pdfs from .tex files after compiling from the terminal. But, what commands in the preamble of a .tex file will give me explicit control over where the a ...
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Undefined control sequence during compiling [duplicate]

When I am compyling my text in Overleaf I see this message and I have tried to fix it but failed. Can anyone explain how to correct it?
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How do I implement precompilation in Visual Stdio code?

Recently, I am writing a really long book. It spends almost several minutes to complie this tex file. So I have to find some methods to speed up compilation. I've tried some possible ways to speed up ...
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Printing Only Theorem Environments, each on a new page

I am currently revising for my exams, and I need to remember the proofs of a lot of theorems. One of my ideas was to have each theorem on a new page so that I can try to replicate the proof below it. ...
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relative paths and compile problem in windows cmd

Tying to write a BATCH file in windows cmd to compile/update all PDF under each folder. Silly me wasn't really thinking about the larger maintenance issue while started my "little" project. ...
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Issues with a sty file

While trying to compile a TeX file that is designed with a customized class I get the following error message: File `redirect.sty' not found. \RequirePackage I tried to install the redirect.sty ...
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Having trouble compiling and running basic pythontex code

I am new to latex and python. I am trying to run a very simple pythontex program in VS Code in Windows 10. I am getting the error message (pop up) "Cannot read properties of undefined (reading '...
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Using a new LaTeX package

I downloaded a new package (quiver) for making commutative diagrams on latex from this link. I use LaTeX on VS Code (Visual Studio Code). To prevent from having to copy and paste my packages every ...
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How to fix long running compile time error Latex

I am trying to write a paper in latex. The full code for the document is shown below: % \documentclass[jou]{apa} %use "twoside for two-sided numbering % %added by me % \usepackage{subcaption} % ...
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Is there any benefit to compiling LaTeX docs as opposed to using an IDE? [duplicate]

This post is my first question on StackExchange, so please feel free to tell me how to improve. Here's my typical makefile. I usually use pdflatex, and whatever document viewer is available on the ...
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How to determine, programmatically, if one needs run lualatex one more additional time?

As is known, one needs to run lualatex at least 3 times to get everything sorted out. Sometimes 2 times can be enough, depending on the nature of the document. May be even one time can be enough for ...
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how to use -interaction=batchmode but at same time stop and display to terminal when an error shows up?

I did an experiment and found using -interaction=batchmode with lualatex reduces the compile time the most on one large latex file I have. Down from 77 minutes to 45 minutes. All on Linux WSL-2 ...
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How to get the "literat.sty" file?

In Overleaf, after compiling the Lobachevskii Journal of Mathematics template file, an error with the comment "literat.sty not found" occurs. So I think I need to first download the literat....
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`Missing = inserted for \ifnum` Error During Compilation

I know this question has been asked many times before. There are many similar questions but I failed to solve mine. During compilation, I'm getting the following error message: ./thesis.tex:41: ...
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Compilation error: Argument of \put has an extra }

I recently installed the latest version of MacTex, and whenever I try to compile any of my files which uses the tikz package I get the following error: Argument of \put has an extra } I have tried ...
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entering extended mode restricted \write18 enabled

I recently updated miktex and reinstalled Texmaker. Everything was working fine. But today, I tried to compile a file with Xelatex, there is a message in the log that I do not understand. It is the ...
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I am getting error "Missing \endcsname inserted." while compiling a latex document

I am trying to create an R Markdown template package so that I can prepare reports repeatedly in a consistent format. I prepared the R Markdown file, and the Latex file as well. I can compile the ...
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One pdf file for each chapter in addition to the global pdf

For my lecture notes, I have a big tex file containing \include commands (one for each chapter). Is there a way to typeset in one go : the whole file: i.e. all the files appearing in the includeonly (...
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TeX Giving a Blank Console

Using a Mac on Monterey 12.2.1, and TeXShop on 4.70. When attempting to Typeset, the console window is completely blank. A "which pdflatex" search in the Terminal gives /Library/TeX/texbin/...
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Why does a blank .tex file not compile?

When I compile with pdflatex.exe or latex.exe the empty document below, I get no errors, no warnings, and no pages of output. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} Why is nothing ...
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When to use `--no-shell-escape`?

I saw an introduction of -shell-escape here: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/598819/180617 I know that if I want to use a package like minted or tkz-fct, I have to use pdflatex --shell-escape main to ...
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LuaLaTex never finishes compiling with luatexja package

I have a problem with the package luatexja. It is my first time dealing with non-latin characters in latex. Here is an example of my code: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 % !TeX program = lualatex \...
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Compile small piece of code without \begin{document} with modern tools like vscode

I would like to compile piece of LaTeX code without \begin{document} and \end{document} (the preamble is, of course, fixed). The reason is that sometimes I only write small pieces of text and don't ...
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tex studio giving compile errors

I'm pretty new to using LaTex and currently I'm trying to use longtable in my document. This is the code from @Zarko in this article : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper, margin=10mm]{...
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Obtaining the number of table in a reference

I have followed this thread to label a table as \begin{center} \begin{table} \begin{tabular}{|c|} \hline contents of the table \\ [0.5ex] \hline \end{tabular} \label{tab1:IFPositions} \end{table} ...
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Read-out-loud and mathematics

If a reader has a vision disability, ADHD, dyslexia or some other learning disabilities, it is common to use read-out-loud tools (such as EasyReader, TorTalk, Claro read, Natural readers, and also ...
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Compile a page twice, one normal and one mirrored

There is a package that compiles every page with a vertical mirrored page, like in the images? Original one: Intended one: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \...
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Problem compiling with Biber

I use MikTex on Windows 10 (Texstudio + Jabref) I have a problem with Biber during the compilation with Xelatex and I get the following message: INFO - Found BibTeX data source 'Bibliographie.bib' ...
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Is it possible to implement Marathi, locally within the document, with pdflatex?

I am trying to translate a text from English to Portuguese and in the acknowledgments of the original text, there is a proper name in Marathi. I am compiling my document in pdflatex and would not like ...
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baposter problem compiling

I have this code, and I need to edit some thing on it but it cannot compile on overleaf !! \documentclass[a4paper,margin=1cm,fontscale=1]{baposter} % echelle de la police (initial à 0.285) \...
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Want to build tex file but Recipe terminated with error

error message : The command name is D:\texlive\2021\bin\win32\mktexfmt Latexmk: fls file doesn't appear to have been made. Collected error summary (may duplicate other messages): pdflatex: Command ...
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TexMaker failing to generate PDF

I have been working to try to add the bibliography to my thesis, but after getting Biber to work as my referencing platform, I have been unable to generate a PDF for my thesis and I believe it is ...
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Compile appendix in the order of reference

I am writing my masters thesis, and have just realized that it would be nice to compile the individual sections of an appendix in the order of reference to them, rather than compiling the individual ...
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Compilation hangs when minted precedes istgame

I can't get the following code to compile on my Windows machine after upgrading to TeX Live 2021. This used to work fine with TeX Live 2019. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{istgame} \usepackage[...
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Editorial manager outputs only log

I am submitting a paper to a journal via the Editorial Manager upload system. Even though the LaTeX file works without errors on my local machine, all that appears when I build the file is the log ...
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LuaLaTeX 64 bit does not finish compilation

Setup: Windows 11, all updates, texlive 2021, all updates, win64 from CTAN. The files that were previously compiling flawlessly with LuaLaTeX stopped compiling now (I cannot check when exactly, as I ...
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Best Practice for Handling Lots of Graphics in Document

If there is an answer already dealing with this topic, please post. My question is, what is the best way to compile a document when it is filled with graphics? I am writing a chapter in my ...
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Cannot Compile CV When Using Hyperref

I'm editing my CV and the compilation goes through when I refrain from using the hyperref package. I want to use hyperref to add links, for example, to my email or a few pertinent websites. When I do, ...
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How to prevent the LaTex Workshop extension from compiling when I save a file?

Observation When I press Ctrl+S in a sample.tex I get the following error: LaTeX fatal error: spawn latexmk ENOENT, . PID: undefined.. It seems to be a path related error. I assume this occurs ...
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Interesting behavior of preview

If you compile this code (note that \begin{document} is commented): % arara: pdflatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} %\begin{document} \...
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Time out/not compiling with Annotated Equations using tikz in latex

I've been trying the Annotated Equations in Latex: https://github.com/synercys/annotated_latex_equations However, I have only used three and it is causing timeout errors and cannot compile in my .pdf ...
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LaTeX pdf screen not appearing and pdf file not compiling after removing /usr/local

I'm running on macOS Big Sur 11.4. Hopefully, someone can help me. Recently, I wasn't able to compile R packages properly, so it was suggested to me to remove all file from /usr/local via sudo rm -rf /...
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