Texmaker • How to make texmaker call batch file


I would like to configure latex to call an external file as a part of the compilation. The batch script is part of the way I have to make my references which is dictated by the template I am using for my thesis. This is, however, not so important.

I was guessing I could do this by putting the following into the quick build user defined box:
“/usr/texbin/latex” -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|”/Users/benjaminbiegel/Documents/phd/Thesis/ThesisOngoing/runbtex.sh”

where i simply specify the absolute path to my the executable shell batch file (it is a mac). Everything works when i just type ”/Users/benjaminbiegel/Documents/phd/Thesis/ThesisOngoing/runbtex.sh” in the terminal, but texmaker does not call this file.

Any hit what I am doing wrong?

Thanks :)

Statistics: Posted by benjaminbiegel — Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:48 pm

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Texmaker • MacTex Texmaker paths missing

This is a very newbie’s question

I am using Tex and Texmaker for the first time on MacOS 10.8.5. I try to contribute to a complex manual, separated in several .tex, .sty, and so on. Texmaker or pdflatex obviosly is missing several pathes. However, the .pdf document is rendered, so I get output.

1) Sources have to reside in one directory. Subdirectories seem to be found. The other community of the manual does not use Tex on the Mac. They do use an include option for pdflatex on Windows –include-directory=.. , specified in the Texmaker configuration. My Texmaker notes “option not recognized”.
2) Texmaker notes “.log not found”. Also, the pdf does not show in Texmaker’s viewer window. Both of the files (amongst others) are put in the .tex source’s directory.

1) Where do I specify source pathes, not using static include or input commands in the document? This is needed to keep track to the other’s source structures.
2) ??

Thank you for your answers,

Statistics: Posted by rueckwaertsflieger — Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:18 pm

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Texmaker • bibtex file not found

Hi all,

I recently had to reinstall my OS and now I’m having problems with my Texmaker installation. I’m using v4.0.4 on Windows 7.

The problem is that my bibtex file is not found. For example, my latex file is located at C:\documents\mylatexfile.tex, and my bibtex file is located at C:\research\mybibtexfile.bib. Then, in my latex file I just call:

Code:  •  Open in writeLaTeX

I vaguely remember that previously I had modified the “bibtex” command in the Configuration window to point to the path where my bib file is located, and this worked fine, but I don’t remember the syntax anymore.

I searched online high and low and couldn’t find a solution (maybe I used the wrong search terms?!).

Any ideas please?


Statistics: Posted by jadesilver — Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:55 pm

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Texmaker • Footnotes from Scrivener

I’m a newbie, trying to write a thesis in TeXmaker.

  1. I am struggling with biblatex and Biber and have not found a way to produce a formatted footnote. I am using Scrivener for my thesis which can compile a file for TeXmaker.
  2. Also, should footnotes be on format \footonote\autocite?


MacTex 2013
Biber (Oct. 2013)
TeXmaker 4.1

Statistics: Posted by Nhaps — Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:14 am

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Texmaker • Re: Generation of Bibliography Control File fails

Argh! Right after posting I found the failure. TeXmaker lets you do stuff in a build directory. Biber doesn’t know that.

Changing the TeXmaker command to this works.

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pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex
biber build/%
pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I guess I’m letting this thread stay here for other people to find.

Statistics: Posted by bovic — Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:03 pm

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Texmaker • Generation of Bibliography Control File fails

Hi there!

I’m putting this in the TeX Live forum because I am guessing this might be a package incompatibility issue.

I’m using TeXmaker with TeX Live 2013 on Windows 7, fully updated. I have looked around a lot for this issue but couldn’t find a working fix. I’m using a minimal example I found online – it is behaving the same way in my main document, thus I think it is a valid example and a fix would work on all documents on my machine.

my build command is this:

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pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex
biber %
pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

Minimal (not) working example:

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  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},


  Some text \autocite{A01}.


[code=none][0] Config.pm:318> INFO - This is Biber 1.8
[0] Config.pm:321> INFO - Logfile is 'debug.blg'
[74] biber-MSWIN:272> INFO - === %a %b %e, %Y, %H:%M:%S
[383] Utils.pm:185> ERROR - Cannot find control file 'debug.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX?
[383] Biber.pm:109> INFO - ERRORS: 1

The log file “debug.log” is attached.

Statistics: Posted by bovic — Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:53 pm

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