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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How correctly redefine & inside a table?

Help me please redefine & command inside a table. When I try to do it, I get an error: ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. Probably problem with catcodes, but I dont know how to solve ...
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Keyboard shortcut for compiling the bib file

Is there is keyboard shortcut to compile the bib file of my document? I am using a Mac with TexShop and BibDesk. I actively use command-T to typeset the document, but I am wondering if there is an ...
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A problem with using packages – wrapfig and hyperref

I am writing a book using Overleaf. A chapter was written in a separate document and using slightly different setup. When I try inserting the chapter into the book-document I get hundreds of errors, ...
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Compile your Overleaf project OFFLINE

This is a continuation of the question asked by Giacomo Marchioro in What are the steps for compiling Overleaf projects offline and getting consistent results? Indeed I have an Overleaf project which ...
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LaTeX on VS Code: pdf viewer does not update, and can only run one file in a folder

I am trying to use VS Code on Windows 10 x64 with LaTeX Workshop 8.7.2 to compile documents in LaTeX. I am facing three problems: The PDF viewer that is displayed in a tab in VS Code does not ...
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How to do correct tagging of tables?

I want to do automaatical tagging of tables in latex. I want to do tagging of each column,raw and cell. I read some example,in which redefine commands for tables and modified it,but I have a problems. ...
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VS Code - LaTeX Workshop usage of glossaries package

If you are wondering, I am aware of List of glossaries not displaying and VS Code - Latex Workshop - custom recipes file location. Unfortunately, neither solves my problem. I am using the LaTeX ...
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How to speed up LaTeX compilation with several TikZ pictures?

The slowest part is a dozen of diagrams in TikZ.
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Are there placeholder variables in LaTeX to be defined on compilation?

I am trying to create a template document in LaTeX, which contains text placeholders that I would during compilation. For example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section{Introduction} ...
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How to know if a .pdf is up to date with .tex?

How can I know whether some filename.pdf file corresponds with it associated filename.tex file or the latter has been modified since last time and it must be compiled again? I have Miktex ...
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Why XeLateX is slower than pdfLaTex, and some times has a long pause before running the main file?

My question is very straightforward, Why XeLateX is slower than pdfLaTex, and some times has a long pause before running the main file? I know XeTeX/XeLaTeX has to load a lot of packages, but why, ...
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cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes error - ( Live Tex | TexMaker)

Whatever tex file i am trying to compile i get the same error. I am using Live Tex and TexMaker. Any ideas on what to do to solve this problem? ! Emergency stop. <read 4> l.33 \begin{document} ^...
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Figure correctly compiled but TikzEdt gives an error

I'm using TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0). I find it convenient since it produces .tikz files directly includable in the main document by an \input command. Everything works fine but, when I compile the ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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How to turn \phantom on/off for an entire document before compiling

I want to create a cloze with a lot of formulas and a lot of phantom blanks. But in the end, I need two versions, one with blanks and one without. Manually deleting all phantom is no solution. Is ...
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Exclamation mark on first page instead of title page when compiling document, how to fix it?

When I am compiling my main.tex, I have an exclamation mark on the first page of my document (instead of my titlepage). I am using the standalone class and overleaf. I did not have this problem before,...
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Open PDF to Edit Spot in AucTex

I'm running emacs 26.3 on a fresh Manjaro install with AucTex installed for writing my LaTeX code. Thus, I am wondering how to make it such that, when I compile and view the LaTeX PDF, the PDF opens ...
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How to safely I check if a command/package is available at compilation time?

I want to produce a latex document that can compile with very few packages, let's say xcolor might be missing as an example (assume it is a document my bosses will compile and I do not control which ...
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How to make a robust conditional labeling that resist multiple compilation and figures?

I have created a question previously about my code, but it was too big and fuzzy to isolate properly my problematic (and the code have changed meanwhile). Here's a new version of my question on very ...
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Problem with my LaTeX code not compiling

i'm having problem compiling my LaTeX code. Recently i'm learning LaTeX to start writing my homework.The errors are: runaway argument?, Missing $ inserted. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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Tikz with Standalone: One PDF for each side

Writting my bachelor thesis (unfortunatelly we are told to use MS Word) I am using Tikz for creating my figures. As I have several tikz-files I am using the standalone package to create a .pdf for ...
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How to fix error with \maketitle during redefining of the list

How can I redefine list,avoiding of error with \maketitle. When I use \maketitle I get an error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> \g__first_item_0_bool Help me please. ...
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calibri recompile time error

I would like the font of my latex document to be calibri. As this is not one of the basic fonts I downloaded the calibri package from windows and added it to my file path (see picture). Following the ...
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not able to compile…cannot find the file

I can`t compile my codes in WinEdt.there is always the error: error launching console application PDFTeXify... the system cannot find the file specified. this happens even on the simplest code. what ...
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How correct redefine itemize environment

I try to do automatical tagging of lists. It seems,that my code works almost wonderful in all environments,but for itemize i get tagpdf error,that i haven't any structure in structure stack. Also it ...
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Error with TeXShop after upgrade macOS to Catalina

I´ve upgraded my macOS to Catalina. I'm using TeXShop (I also upgraded it) up to this step all good, no issues. But when I'm compiling the console crashes. How I fixed the issue? I uninstalled and ...
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Blank Boxes with mfpic in exam class

I'm working on a document that uses mfpicand would like to compile without having to do mpost every time. I tried to use the code given in this post, but have been unsuccessful. MWE: \...
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xsim's copious amount of aux files and compilation time

This can be seen as a follow up to this question: Properly defining problems and subproblems using the xsim package I have not yet accepted this question, as I am still trying to update my tex ...
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Date into filename compiled by Winedt

I would like to compile my pdf's with WinEdt, such that it shows the date and actual time, something like: "Article_12_March_14_32.pdf", where 14:32 is the time. Or at least, just the date. I am not ...
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How to execute expl3 commands,independent of number of arguments of this command [duplicate]

I desided to redefine all label commands (\descriptionlabel,labelenumi and labelitemi) for list inside a sequence. When i redefined,for example,\labelenumi,i get an error: ! Argument of \labelenumi ...
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TeXstudio is automatically compiling files that I don't know

Whenever I am working on my paper or reading over some part that I wrote, TeXstudio will automatically run compile commands that will look like this: Process started: pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=...
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I cannot create pdf file from a new Miktex [closed]

I bought a new computer and downloaded MiKTeX and winedt. I cannot get a pdf file from my tex file. I don't know the reason of it. I deleted many things from my tex file, but it didn't work. Would you ...
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“Emergency stop. job aborted, no legal \end found” despite having nothing in document except \begin{document} \end{document}

I have run into an issue when attempting to compile my .tex document. I get the following error: Emergency stop. testing.tex Here is my log file: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX ...
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Best practice for multi-volume book

One has to solve many problems when writing a large tex file, even worse when the output needed is more than one PDF (many volumes). The large tex file becomes very slow and the editor becomes ...
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Not compile and time out message on Overleaf

I got this message: Timed out. Sorry, your compile took too long to run and timed out. This may be due to a LaTeX error, or a large number of high-res images or complicated diagrams. I have high ...
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Recovering Latex Compilation Errors

I have a program to write a text and when I click on the 'compile' button, it compiles to latex, converts to pdf and displays it on my application. The problem is that when I have a compilation error, ...
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TeXstudio and MiKTeX on Windows 10 Annoying Package Manager notification

I just hope anyone here has resolved an issue with MiKTeX on Windows 10 during editing using TeXstudio. The application is constantly popping out notification warning messages about installation of ...
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Compiling process with chapterbib and subdirectories

Let's consider the following directory structure: . ├── contents │   ├── backmatter │   │   ├── appendix.bib │   │   └── appendix.tex │   ├── frontmatter │   │   ├── preface.bib │   │   └── preface....
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AUCTeX not compiling: Returning “Master file already set”

I'm writing a thesis with AUCTeX. I have one main document (master.tex) and several chapter files (chapter1.tex, chapter2.tex, etc.) that are included in the master file using the \include command. ...
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Plane intersection -2 (Vector graphics in Asymptote)

This is a follow up after my own question. Back when the following MWE worked and compiled correctly. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{asy} settings.outformat =...
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Compile a project in TeXLive Distribution

I am working with Overleaf. However, due to the high number of figures (and their size) I am not able to compile the project online. I downloaded the code source and Installed TeXLive Distribution. ...
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Compilation problem fontenc-Latex

When i compile with LaTex the file \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Test \end{document} i'v got this message error in the ...
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How to find why it stopped compiling (Package PGF Math Error: Unknown function)

I have created vertically split circle and it works standalone but it stop when I add this code to my university template. Here is standalone code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} % BEGIN section 1 ...
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I am having issues compiling my code. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

My school gave me a latex template to follow and for the last few weeks have had no issues compiling or running anything. However, I have recently run into an error that I can not seem to fix. This is ...
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Customizing single line classes in ODT output from mk4ht oolatex

I've been trying to follow a tutorial here: github.com/michal-h21/helpers4ht/wiki/tex4ht-tutorial My MWE files below produce a valid output with the text from the command, but I was expecting the ...
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Cannot compile with texliveonfly

I installed TeX Live 2019 on Windows 10 and added texliveonfly to TeXworks. Python is also installed. The problems are: If I input texliveonfly filename.tex on cmd, then it returns: texliveonfly....
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How do I find cross platform compilation differences?

I used a template for my resume, but I'm having a problem where on windows my bullets are tabbed over whereas on linux they aren't. I think its a problem with the packages I have on my laptops, so I ...
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Converting Jupyter to PDF using LaTeX

I am trying to convert a Jupyter notebook to PDF using LaTeX, but I am facing the issues below. I believe it has to do with graphs, that get generated when I compile my document. The file also ...
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shared \include files.. how to intelligently interpret root directory?

I have a directory with a paper in it. It has various subdirectories with stuff in them. paper1/ main.tex intro/ intro.tex conclusion/ conclusion.tex static/ ...

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