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

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: [PATCH] Compiling multiple times the LaTeX output
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 05:32:47 -1000

On Sep 30, 2010, at 6:55 AM, Sébastien Vauban wrote:

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

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

Aloha Seb,

This will be a nice addition to Org-mode.

All the best,

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