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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 open the code file on arxiv [duplicate]

I download the code file (tex) of articles on https://arxiv.org/. But I can not open it by texmaker. Do you know how to do this? For example, Go to this link See on the right corner Choose ...
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Unable to compile my TeX files, not a technical error though [closed]

Recently I started facing a problem while compiling my TeX files, not all of them, but some files which may be larger a bit from others. I get this error Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex....
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Text overflow beyond page bottom when compiling amsart document on HAL

I uploaded a tex file to HAL, compiled it via their submission form and noticed that the text continues beyond the bottom margin. I tracked the issue down to the amsart package. How do I fix this? ...
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LaTeX error using LyX: Missing \begin{document}

I am using LyX as a LaTeX editor. I have a little file in my computer compiling normally in an old LyX version. Now I have a new computer and installed the latest LyX version (Lyx 2.3.4, 12 Jan 2020). ...
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Compile with Bibtex but I don't want any citation

I think this question is pretty vague, and I can delete it if needed. I have a huge report template, which include every chapter. I've done it so I can compile each part in Texmaker via pdflatex > ...
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Abruptly the LaTex content is lost?

I have been creating a document on LaTex, TexStudio. Recently, I had pressed the Compile+Run button on it. The computer was hanged and I had to restart it. Now, the content of the document is lost and ...
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Mikitex problem report during compilation from latex to dvi

I m facing a problem named as Mikitex problem report in some documents during compilation from latex to dvi. Copied information given below: > MiKTeX Problem Report Message: The page could not be ...
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Compiling Problem - LyX LaTeX

I have always used LyX LaTeX to create my resumé. I changed my laptop and I'm trying to install the program in the new one. For some reason that I don't understand, I can't compile into a PDF format. ...
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How does one stop Overleaf from automatically compiling the source code?

The attached photo is a screenshot of my source code in Overleaf. How can I get Overleaf to leave my code as just code, without automatically compiling it in the source? (I am fine with the ...
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Document will not compile any more tikzpictures in Texstudio or Overleaf

My 17-page document will not compile when I add anymore tikzpictures to the document, and I can't figure out why. I use TexStudio. If I comment out the second to last tikzpicture in the code below, it ...
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\includegraphics does not work, “Paragraph ended before \@tempa was complete.” error

I'm trying to compile a document using a class provided by a journal. I get the following error Paragraph ended before \@tempa was complete. Emergency stop. This is the problematic code: \...
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Compiling lextex example

I am trying to use the lextex macros. For this, I started by taking a look at the example file. I tried to follow the instructions and run tex &plain example1.tex but this gives the message ...
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In TexStudio, when you compile an included Chapter, does the whole document gets compiled?

Suppose in my document (book), I have a Chapter \include{chapter_1} and I edit Chapter 1 only within the Chapter 1 tab Afterwards I hit the green arrow to compile/run Does the whole document get ...

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