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[Orgmode] Re: [PATCH] Compiling multiple times the LaTeX output

From: Sébastien Vauban
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: [PATCH] Compiling multiple times the LaTeX output
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:55:43 +0200
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Hi Nick,

Nick Dokos wrote:
> Sébastien Vauban <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Noorul Islam K M wrote:
>> > Sébastien Vauban <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> I've been taught of a weird observation: the page number indicated in
>> >> the TOC of a PDFLaTeX output is wrong by one page...
>> >
>> > Quoting from source code
>> >
>> > (defcustom org-latex-to-pdf-process
>> >   '("pdflatex -interaction nonstopmode -output-directory %o %f"
>> >     "pdflatex -interaction nonstopmode -output-directory %o %f")
>> >   "Commands to process a LaTeX file to a PDF file.
>> > This is a list of strings, each of them will be given to the shell
>> > as a command.
>> Attached my proposed patch for fixing this, regarding the TOC error (needed a
>> third compilation). Here, as many compilations as necessary are run, up to
>> when LaTeX confirms the result is stable (no message "please re-run...").
> I don't know if that's still the case, but there were (rare) situations
> where that would *never* happen: LaTeX would oscillate between two different
> states of output, so you always needed to do one more compilation. The only
> fix was to rearrange the *input* sligthly to try to get LaTeX out of its
> rut.

In years of LaTeX use, that's something that I never have had to play with. I
think such experiences are close to 0 in one full LaTeX live. Though, yes, it
can happen.

> It may be wise to limit the number of compilations to 3 (but perhaps make it
> configurable, so that it can be increased if necessary).

Nice idea. I'll try to see if I can come up with something like that.

Best regards,

Sébastien Vauban

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