[Tex/LaTex] Typeset single chapter from book

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I am working on a multi-chaptered document, tied together with a main tex file that pulls the chapters in via \include. To build the entire document, in its current draft form, can take upwards of 15-20 minutes, depending on the machine I am working on. I am wondering if there is a way that I could choose to typeset only one specific chapter at a time without having to restructure my whole setup. Any ideas?

Best Answer

If you are using \include for your chapters, then you can use \includeonly to include just specific chapters.

e.g.

\documentclass{book}
\includeonly{Chap2} % will cause just Chap 2 to be included
\begin{document}
\include{Chap1}
\include{Chap2}
\include{Chap3}

\end{document}