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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Dependencies in Rubber?

I have several figures compiled independently into several pdf files. Rubber works great in their compilation. The main document is compiling great with rubber as well. How can I add dependency (if ...
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Better error reporting in Latex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting the console output of Latex Is there a way to make Latex / PdfLatex less verbose? Basically I would like to only get warnings, errors and one line summary with ...
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Speed up compilation by (pre-)compiling chapters separately?

I am writing a long document with many chapters. They are all included from a root document using \input{chapterX.tex} etc. Compiling everything takes pretty long. As a workaround to make compilation ...
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Compiling LaTeX straight to an image

This is probably going to sound like a strange request (trust me that there's a good reason for it), but is it possible to have LaTeX compile straight to an image file instead of to something like PDF,...
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How to compile a LaTeX document?

Up until now, I've just been using LyX for all my LaTeX needs. Now I have a .tex file and I need to compile it (turn to pdf). How do I do this on Windows XP? Obviously I have LaTeX installed (MikTeX).
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Passing parameters to a document

I compile most of my documents via Makefiles which take care of the bibliography, indexes, etc. Often I'd like to compile different versions from the same TeX file changing only small things (e.g. a ...
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Dropbox & LaTeX compiling automation

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using LaTeX" project. I have a Dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles it for me. I'm ...
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how to avoid bibtex error message “repeated entry” for an entry appearing in several bibtex files?

I am using several bibtex files, dedicated to several topics. But some references are common to several topics and then appear in several of my bibtex files. Currently, I am writing a document dealing ...
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Do commented out options slow down compilation?

My main TeX template has a whole bunch of commented out packages and options (so that when I need a package, I can just skim my preamble and comment out the right thing, rather than try and remember ...
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Mapping source code to page numbers in output

Is there a way to find out (from Tex) the page number corresponding to a particular location in the source file? Using a macro in the file at that location is fine. My motivation is that I'd like to (...
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How to make Latexmk use makeglossaries?

Is there a way to make Latexmk invoke makeglossaries (part of the glossaries package)? Specifically I want to use latexmk to compile a LaTeX document that uses the glossaries package to produce a ...
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Reducing the console output of LaTeX

When I run pdfLaTeX, I get very verbose output: (/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/librarie s/tikzlibrarycalc.code.tex) ... Is there a script to soak up all the ...
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What is “TeX daemon” and why and how is it used?

Recently I've come across a question that asks about "TeX daemon" for Windows. I always thought that nature of TeX is compilation of document sources. Why would anyone use a daemon for that? So, ...
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Why is the wrong version of a package being loaded?

I was trying out Will Robertson's answer to this question and couldn't get it to compile correctly. Chasing through the log output, it seems that an old version of a package is getting loaded instead ...
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Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?

I would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...
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What is the practical difference between latex and pdflatex?

I understand that some packages (like PSTricks) can't be used with pdflatex. Are there any other differences between these tools? Can we say that pdflatex is better if we don't care about ps?
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Automagically externalising PSTricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few PSTricks and TikZ pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally for ...
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Are there LaTeX performance profiling tools?

The most obvious way to speed up LaTeX processing is to split a large and complex document into smaller pieces. For example, Makefiles, \beginpgfgraphicnamed/\endpgfgraphicnamed when using TiKZ, and ...
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Is there a makefile system for LaTeX, etc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for automating document compilation How do I handle building complicated and large LaTeX projects? Is there a makefile system (like GNU Make) or should I just write my ...
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Tools for automating document compilation

A lot of people write makefiles that say something like paper.pdf: paper.tex pdflatex paper bibtex paper pdflatex paper pdflatex paper To handle re-running TeX to get ...
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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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Compiling documents online

I have heard rumors that you can compile documents online, and more specifically that Google has a free online compiler, but I have never been able to find any. Is there a way to compile documents ...
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Error message: too many }'s [closed]

I have a LaTeX document which works fine but whenever I try to add in an image with a figure caption it gives me an error saying there are to many }'s. \begin{figure}[h!] \caption{A picture of a ...
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Real Time LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? I'm looking for an application in which I can write pure LaTeX in one half of the screen and on the other half to see ...

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