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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Trying to Add a Separator in the Table of Contents

I would like to add a line segment of specified length in the Table of Contents to separate two distinct portions. (I have search this site, but could only find an example to add a full-length ...
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TeXstudio can't write on pdf file

I recently started having compilation problems after updating my TeXstudio to the newest version (3.0.1) using Windows 10. Whenever I try to compile any tex files, I encounter the following error: I ...
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Arxiv compilation problem natbib usage

I used TeXMaker to write down all the files(*.tex and *.bib) with the following packages. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}<br> \usepackage{amsmath}<br> \usepackage{url}<br> \usepackage{...
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Can't compile after reinstalling

I had some issues regarding some python code highlighting packages for the minted package. I ended up trying to revert all the changes since I could not make it work. Apparently I might have broken ...
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Using Papeeria — the second section isn't compiling at all [closed]

Resolved! In my document, I have two sections. The end document is after the second section (I checked). However, the second section isn't showing up at all on my compiled PDF. Edit: it looks like the ...
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How can I install l3backend-pdfmode.def?

When I try to compile a .tex file with no additional \usepackage, I get the following error: LaTeX Error: File `l3backend-pdfmode.def' not found. Following this thread I ran tlmgr update --all and ...
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Overleaf Latex does not compile

Quite at a loss here. I'm trying to compile a LaTeX file on Overleaf, and whenever I add in those lines of code the compiler times out: $$H(x+(-a+b))-H(x-(-a+b) = 1$$ lorsque $x \in [a-b; b-a]$, et $=...
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pdfLaTeX seems to stop during compiling

I'm using TeXmaker ant TeX live. When I try to compile my document it compiles forever until I abort it. The log just ends in the middle of a command or word and gives no error message. The same ...
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Subfile compilation questions

So let’s say that I have a document: % Preamble \usepackage{subfiles} % Preamble \begin{document} \maketitle \subfile{FileA} \subfile{FileB} \subfile{FileC} \end{document} Some ...
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problem with overleaf compiling

when i compile the latex file it shows the reason which is shown below
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Not more than 93 pages [closed]

My Problem is that the PDF compiling and quick build does not show more than 93 pages (1 page of appendix misses). However, if I write something in between the appendices on that page (94), it appears....
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Why does Overleaf not compile the current file?

In some of my projects, Overleaf would not compile the current file I had open (but rather the original file that was open), while in other projects it would always compile the current file. Any idea ...
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How to remove this problem in compiling the text file?

I have a problem with compiling the tex file. When I use article class, it compiles but when I try a journal style, it does not compile after a certain length; it stops and tells that the label is ...
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Can I use LyX as a compiler?

Is there a setting on LyX where I can write directly in LaTeX and use it as a compiler?
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problem with output

I have a problem with TeXstudio. On the screen, instead of the output on the right, there is a gray screen. Sometimes the gray part fills the entire screen. How do I get rid of that? I clicked on &...
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[arara]: Reuse compiled preamble with pdflatex and mylatexformat.ltx

When running pdflatex more than once successively, is it possible to: • Compile your preamble packages • Snapshot this moment in compilation • Continue running through the rest of the pdflatex ...
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Problem using smartdiagram

I am trying to use smartdiagram, but when I compile a file the editor shows me the following errors: ! Unknown argument type 'r' replaced by 'm' and ! Unknown argument type '[' replaced by 'm'. What ...
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Arrays cutoff in multicol - 2 columns

The Problem Hey, I spent about 3 hours trying to solve this problem with multicol in LaTeX. Hope it would help some people out: arrays cuttoff in LaTeX So as you could see, my arrays in the \align* ...
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Overleaf always renders non-selected tex file on initial load and compile

I have an overleaf project where I'm writing solutions for an annual math contest. Here is my file structure: You can see that I have a "previous" folder with my solutions to past years and ...
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How to compile *.ins files in TeXstudio

I am using TeXstudio and I am having difficulty in compiling elsarticle.ins and elsarticle.dtx files. Does anyone have any inputs on solving this?
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Problem with generating pdf in texmaker

I am trying to compile a latex file on texmaker 5.0.4 in Mac OS Catalia 10.15.6. I have all the required files MacTex files and I have made sure the preference setting in texmaker is ok. When I am ...
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How to change bytranslator field in bibliography which uses biblatex?

I have a problem with biblatex not wanting to use Serbian language and compiling wrong. %Compile with XeLaTeX \documentclass[12pt,serbian]{article} %\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1,LGR,]{...
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Error compiling latex-table from semTable package

I'm trying to compile a PDF in texmaker with a table from the semTable-package in R. Unfortunately, I'm getting an error when doing so. Since I'm a massive greenhorn with LaTex, I would be very happy ...
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figure[H] clash with LyX compiling?

Using the float package from LaTeX, I have used \begin{figure}[H] to force a figure to be placed right below a particular paragraph. When I import this as LaTeX(plain) to LyX, this seems to cause a ...
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How to use Xelatex with vim-latexsuite?

I want to compile my tex file with Xelatex \ll My file started with % !TeX program = xelatex % !TEX TS-program = xelatex but xelatex is not used I am on $ pacman -Q vim-latexsuite ...
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Problem writting an equation

It's me again. I'm trying to write this equation: I wrote this way in Latex: \begin{document} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{eqnarray*} (M - I) \cdot v = 0 &\Leftrightarrow&...
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Cases environment doesn't work

I'm trying to write this: $$\begin{cases} 2a - b = 3 \\ a + 2b = 4 \\ 3c - d = 1 + i \\ c - 3d = -i \end{cases} \Longrightarrow \begin{cases} 2a - b = 3 \\ a = 4 - 2b \...
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How to compile pdf in Overleaf not from scratch each time? [duplicate]

I am compiling a pdf in Overleaf but even if there is a minor change, the pdf will be compiled from scratch and that will take a while for a large document. How to avoid this? Is there an option to ...
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Problem when compiling with codes from asymptote (order of graphs)

\documentclass[12pt, UTF8, scheme = plain]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tasks} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{asydef} size(6cm); \end{asydef} %%%%...
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Error message: I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!

I'm working from Linux Mint. When I try to compile a basic LaTeX document like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} \begin{document} Test text. \end{document} I get the error $ ...
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Compiling the main document from a chapter file

I have a main document calling on several different chapter files. What I would like to do is have split-screen open with one chapter tex file on one side and a compiled pdf on the other side that I ...
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`Forward Search` in execution modes doesn't work well in WinEdt 10.3

When I enable in Execution Modes the sub-field Forward Search under XeTeX in WinEdt 10.3 and then compile my .tex file, I get the following error immediately after compilation (i.e. without ever ...
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Trouble getting document with \documentclass{aa} to compile

I am having trouble running this Example of a manuscript header with structured abstract which the journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics provides on their webpage. I have downloaded the "A&A ...
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Correct code not compiling (in Texmaker): Due to dependencies?

My original goal was to create table with certain properties and I got a good answer here: What I wanted. Unfortunately, running it in Texmaker did give me a fatal error. The code itself is correct ...
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Tell pdflatex to escape/replace missing figures

Sometimes, we want to replace a missing/forgot-to-upload figure with blanks or some placeholder This can be done by changing the code and use the mwe package \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-...
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Bibliography does not compile - I found no \bibdata command---while reading file

I worked for a while on a Latex thesis without any issue using Git to commit the changes I made across the time. I just changed the device where I'm working on, cloning the repo and using the same ...
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Problem with compiling xepersian in LaTeX

I have a question about xepersian package. I'm familiar with LaTeX, but a beginner with xepersian. I tried to compile this simple code with TeX Live 2017: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xepersian}...
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Confirmation on input types supported by \keeppages?

It seems a little odd that \keeppages{x-y} is not supported? Perhaps I'm not using the proper syntax. This code should be adapted to satisfy the case that the first several pages of the document are ...
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MikTeX crashes on LaTeX errors

I'm running MikTeX 2.9 (64-bit) on a new Windows 10 laptop. For some reason, when I run LaTeX (or PDFLaTeX), it terminates operation upon encountering any LaTeX errors (such as unknown commands), ...
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can't be initiateRecompile Bibliography:Pdflatex pdflatex.exe

I'm really struggling with this because I'm trying to put my aux files in a folder when they're compiling but it doesn't work... I've read a lot of post here about this but none is working for me This ...
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“MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.25: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1” error

I have few problems in my latex SIAM manuscript: In reference file when I input the reference I need, the log throws following error after I hit F8: "MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.25: Unrecoverable ...
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Pass geometry package with the “showframe” option by command line

I have this MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[pass]{geometry} \geometry{showframe,a4paper} \begin{document} \blindtext \end{document} I'd ...
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MiKTeX not compiling

MiKTeX stopped compiling. Originally it was only pdfLaTeX + MakeIndex + BibTeX that wasn't working, pdfLaTeX worked just fine. I tried a complete reinstall and now nothing works (including LuaLaTeX ...
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Making a desktop LaTeX editor ground up

Have been considering trying to make a desktop LaTeX editor (similar to Lyx or texmaker) for personal use as a long-term side project, also hoping to pick up some things along the way. I'm largely ...
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Splitting a XeLaTeX script into separate character files

Not sure what an MWE would be for this question. Basically I have a script written in XeLaTeX, one that includes dialogue, stage directions, and a lot of additional information. What I would like is ...
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A non-working almost MWE: second definition of `\acute`

I have created an almost minimal non-working MWE. There is another package named mypackage.sty which is to be placed at the same directory. This second one is definitely not Minimal. Can someone make ...
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My PDF does not appear after adding bibliography to Beamer file

I want to add a bibliography to my Beamer file. After reading up a bit, I managed to make the compilation work but my PDF does not appear. Thank you for any help. My code: \documentclass[12pt,t,...
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Building old latex file - Forgot series of commands, still got old .log file

So I have to make some editions to an old 200 pages latex file which has tikz, figures, bibliography, indexes, etc. Since the last time I compiled it, I changed the build commands to compile more ...
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How to specify latex compiler?

Hello I am the very noob for Latex. I know there are many latex compiler implementations. (pdflatex, lualatex and so on..) My concern is, how can I specify and notify the compiler I used to who will ...
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Error in compiling main .tex file when separate section file is included

I want to use this LaTeX template for writing my thesis. I downloaded the files and tried to run it using Texstudio (with MikTex distribution) on my new machine, without modifying anything in the ...

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