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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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Compiling slow!

I have slow compiling, I think it is because these following reasons: I type in Kurdish (Alphabet similar to Arabic), so I have to compile with XeLaTeX. Including a lot of pdf (graphs) files. Any ...
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Nomenclature, references and bibliography are not displayed after Latex compilation in arXiv

I have written a paper with Latex (overleaf) and submitted it to a journal. I would also like to publish a preprint in arXiv. Unfortunately, arXiv does not seem to allow pdf uploads but just wants the ...
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boxed proof compile error when there is no word in the theorem

I have a trivial theorem that is like: \begin{Prop} \[1+1=2\] \begin{proof} Trivial. \end{proof} \end{Prop} and my overleaf marks the "Trivial" red and says: Something's wrong--perhaps a ...
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Include all chapters, but compile only one?

Instead of one big tex file, I put the chapters into separate tex files for faster compilation. My main tex file now looks like this: \include{ch-abstract} \include{ch-acknowledgments} \include{ch-...
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Errorin compiling using color package and input

I'm using Overleaf to do a report for school, and in order to be readable, I've chosen to write every chapter in different .tex and then take them in the main .tex with all the packages, and do \input....
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Beamer - Undefined control sequence \end{frame}

I am having trouble working with this code : \documentclass[aspectratio=43]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{...
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Difficulty with template for multiple chapters

Folks: I am a Latex newbie. I have a book consisting of 24 chapters in word. I would like to be able to work on each chapter separately, but compile them as one Latex file. I copied code from ...
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Compilation time >15s for a one-line document on VSCode and TexLive

I always used overleaf but I now need to work offline, so I installed the VSCode extension Latex Workhop and TexLive on my Windows 11 machine. Everything works nice except for the compiling time: ...
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FreeGLUT necessary for Asymptote?

I use Asymptote. Upon compiling, I stumble across such error: asy: error while loading shared libraries: libglut.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory After some googling, ...
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pdftex log file eating up disk space

Disclaimer: I did not know if this was the best place to post this issue or if I should have posted it on Stack Overflow instead, as it is more compilation-oriented than a real (La)TeX issue. I am ...
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Understanding TeX terminology

I'm new to TeX and want to make sure I understand some of the terminology. If I understand correctly, you have a .tex file, which is just plain text, like .txt. The extension .tex signifies that the ...
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Options for efficiently editing large documents

I have a large document that contains nearly one hundred longtblr or tblr type tables. Even on a powerful computer, this takes several minutes to compile. I already use \input{}s and split my report ...
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Are there any alternatives to online editors like Overleaf? [closed]

I have a .tex document that needs to be compiled with lualatex and I wish it could be done somewhere else besides Overleaf. I've tried the most popular solutions from here, but they either don't allow ...
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Regarding compilation error "Did not find entry for byfmt=pdflatex"

I am compiling a document using texlive. When compiling, I receive the following error notification: Process started: pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "id_infinite".tex ...
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Table causing compiling issues [duplicate]

I have this text and it seems to be causing me issues with the compiler. I have a similar table that complies just fine so i'm not sure what the issue may be. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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Errors not allowing compiling [closed]

I'm new to Latex, but have been making a study guide for my class which has gotten very large. I changed one small thing, I believe I changed a section name, and now I get this error that I cannot for ...
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\DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2212}{-} does not work for LuaLatex Compiler

I am on overleaf where I can switch the compiler that I use. I am working on a poster and require the use of LuaLatex as a compiler. However, the line "\DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2212}{-}" ...
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Compile two times with boolean set to true first and then false

I just received some tex files where there is a boolean defined at the beginning of the document with the etoolbox package. Changing the boolean produces a slightly different pdf. To produce the other ...
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How to create a minimal working example with compilation time around (more or less) 5 seconds

I'm trying to do some testing to add some features to the latex-mode (not AucTex) in Emacs. I would need an MWE that takes a relatively long time (more or less 5 seconds) for compilation, because I ...
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Your compile timed out [closed]

I am a student and do a report in Latex. The file is large enough and began to push out errors related to labels. Tags I do using \label{metka1} \ref{metka1}. I have not previously made such errors, ...
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Text disappearing in MiKTeX

This is about a hard-to-reproduce problem that has plagued me intermittently for years. I reported it earlier, but to no avail. I was now finally able to boil it down to a very small test case and I ...
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How to compile a part of .tex file without commenting out the unwanted sections, to preserve cross-references?

I have my main.tex file which has the main text and sup.tex file which has the supplementary text, in the same project folder in LaTeX (I use overleaf). See the content of main.tex below, which gives ...
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Compilation Hangs Indefinitely in LaTeX with Colon in Equation

I'm currently using Visual Studio Code with the LaTeX Workshop extension and compiling my document using pdflatex. In the process of writing my thesis, I've encountered a peculiar issue. Whenever I ...
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Error compiling file

Sorry if this is something obvious, as I'm just getting into LaTeX. I installed TeX Live 2024 recently, and I'm using the VSC LaTeX Workshop extension. When I attempted to compile, it returned the ...
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How to include a bib file into my latex file? [duplicate]

What is wrong with my code? It doesn't compile! I use Zotero to gather my references. I exported the references from Zotero as biblatex file, and I used this code and It doesn't compile! \...
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minted package doesn't work in XeLaTeX but works well in PdfLaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to use the minted package in my new computer. My tex code is as follows, and I'm using MikTeX + TexMaker in Windows 10: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[cache=false]{minted} \begin{...
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Unable to load picture or PDF file - Xelatex

As of recently I am having a problem of compiling my .tex file. Mainly it fails when processing or loading an image but only for xelatex, while pdflatex works fine. Here's the sample code: % Setting ...
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LaTeX Error: Illegal parameter number in pgfplots coordinate list

I am experiencing a persistent error when trying to compile a pgfplots scatter plot in LaTeX. The error message I receive is: ./test.tex:23: Illegal parameter number in definition of \pgfmaththisrow@....
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How to compile with context without having to re-type the filename in the prompt?

I would like typeset files with ConTeXt to streamline a document production pipeline, but the context script does not work as advertised in the Not So Short Introduction to Context. It leaves me ...
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Can't open reference.aux with 2 bib files in another directory

I have 2 .bib files in a directory called RequiredFiles. One level back from this I have a file called Backmatter.tex which loads the bib like this: \bibliography{RequiredFiles/refs1} This works fine ...
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Compiling Glossaries with neovim

I am using vimtex with the following vim.init setup: let g:Tex_FormatDependency_pdf = 'dvi,ps,pdf' let g:Tex_CompileRule_dvi = '~/mnt/d/MikTeX/miktex/bin/x64/pdflatex.exe --interaction=nonstopmode $*...
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How can I compile the pdf!

How everyone, please I don't know where is the problem but I cannot compile the pdf \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,french,farsi]{babel} \...
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Lyx not compiling on new install on mac

I haven't used lyx in years, but have some old files I would like to edit and compile. To be safe, I uninstalled lyx from my machine and reinstalled. I am using Mac OS Ventura 13.0. I followed the ...
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Compile only a given section

Is there an optionnal argument to compile only a given section ? I would like to write \section[OnlyThisSection]{My section} ... which would allow me to compile only the section I am working on. It's ...
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LaTeX document no longer compiles in Overleaf

Two days ago my LaTeX document stopped compiling in Overleaf. Up until then it compiled every time. Now the right-side panel is blank. No output. There are no error messages, but hundreds of ...
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The source file on arxiv

I want to read the source files of this article, but I cannot compile the files. I've read this post, but I could not. I changed the extension to .tex and .tex.gz, but I cannot open it. Also I changed ...
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Pycharm's TeXiFy - New Run Configuration For Each File?

I'm writing my Ph.D. thesis in LaTeX and wanted to give the Pycharm IDE a try since I'm using it for all my coding. I've been using Sublime up until recently. I got it all up and running, but I'm ...
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What is ligther, generate a picture within the document using TikZ or import an image, such as a PNG in the document (in general)?

Since I use exclusively Overleaf because I'm too afraid my computer dies with all my writings, and Overleaf often warn me that the compilation time almost reached out, I was wondering what is ligther ...
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LaTeX workshop compiler doesn't terminate after successfully generating output .pdf

When I try to compile my .tex document via LaTeX workshop, the process successfully generates a .pdf document, but fails to stop. The compiler outputs Output written on main.pdf (1 page, 5176 bytes). ...
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Compiling Multiple .tex Files in Directory with Subdirectories Simultaneously

First: I'm working on a Fedora 39 machine and I've converted all my documents to be compiled using the lualatex engine. The heading says it all but here we go with my question: Is it possible to ...
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Need help in LaTeX compilation

I have a big issue with project compilation. Instead of "concentrating on getting the right content", I've spend several days on getting the project compiled. My project deadline is near, ...
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Batch recompiling a file under different names [duplicate]

I've written a LuaLaTeX document that, when compiled, automatically generates a list of questions with answers for an upper-secondary class in quadratic equations. The details are messy, but the ...
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Overleaf project with 2 tex files generating 2 PDF files [duplicate]

I have an Overleaf project with two tex files like below: main.tex \documentclass[anonymous]{} ... \begin{document} \maketitle ... \end{document} review.tex \documentclass[anonymous]{} ... \begin{...
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Compile LaTeX code in verbatim/lstlisting

For a presentation (in beamer) with the topic How to use LaTeX for your thesis at my university, I wanted to add lots of LaTeX code snippets and compile them. At the moment, I have a separate .tex ...
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Tikz grid on direct process compile vs compiling twice vs compiling in IDE

I've somewhat fixed my problem, but looking into insight as to why things are behaving the way they are. Question relates to compiling proceses, so I don't think a MWE is really required, but have ...
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Problem with command `\includeonly` on Overleaf: `.aux` files are deleted automatically after some time

I am writing a paper on Overleaf (free version) that is starting to be a little long, so to optimize the compilation time I decided to put each section in a separate .tex file, and use the command \...
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ACM Paper Submission containing Chinese characters does not allow xeCJK package and does not support XeTeX Compiler

Using the ACM Template - acmsmall version 2.1 (latest version at the moment of writing), the ACM upload system does not support XeTeX compiler; only LaTeX compiler is supported. Here are my codes (...
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Cannot compile Latex file on journal system

I'm trying to submit my tex file to JMLR. Everything's fine on my overleaf and latexmk on my computer, however when I submit it to the production system, it doesn't work on JMLR's latexmk, which ...
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How to make compilation and obtain in pdf file the letters instead of formulas? [duplicate]

I use chat-gpt to polish English in my articles on physics. I use pdf created by latex, copy text to chat-gpt, and then change all formulas on letters like FFF or GGG. In this case, only, the chat-gpt ...
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Compiling LaTeX Sections Separately and Including Compiled Versions in Main Document

Consider the following document structure: Project ├── Sections │ ├── section1.tex │ └── section2.tex └── main.tex And here is the content of the files: Content of main.tex \documentclass{article}...
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