Compiling a latex documents may take several steps when bibtex is used with latex. However, this latex compilation process is the same for most documents. We can make it a template with Makefile so that simply running
make will generate the dvi/ps/pdf files for us.
A simple Makefile for using latex with bibtex enabled is as follows (replace the spaces with TAB at the beginning of each line).
Download the Makefile directly: Makefile.
Please set “filename” as the main tex file’s name for your document project.
The Makefile first generates dvi by calling latex by 3 times and bibtex by 1 time and then generate the ps file and pdf files.
Compile to pdf:
Compile pdf file and read it in Evince:
make clean; make && make read
Or use Adobe Reader by:
make clean; make && make aread
Clean up temporary files: