# Insert PDF file in LaTeX document

I have a problem when I insert a PDF file in LaTeX:

\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}

\includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf}


The problem is that the PDF page is not centered:

I've tried to place tags center, but nothing works.

I still have the same problem.

For a good layout, I have to do this:

\includepdf[pages=1,pagecommand={},offset=-2.5cm -3cm]{file.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=2,pagecommand={},offset=2.5cm -3cm]{file.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=3,pagecommand={},offset=-2.5cm -3cm]{file.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=4,pagecommand={},offset=2.5cm -3cm]{file.pdf}
\includepdf[pages=5,pagecommand={},offset=-2.5cm -3cm]{file.pdf}


This is very annoying. I want to insert a PDF of 50 pages, I can not insert page by page ...

I tried

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf}
\end{figure}


But all pages of the PDF are superimposed on one page!

And with \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} I have an error :

! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package graphicx

P.S. I use a model given by my university. In this model, we find this:

%----- Dimensions -----
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{2cm}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{2cm}
\setlength{\textheight}{\paperheight}
\setlength{\textwidth}{\paperwidth}
\setlength{\topmargin}{0.5cm}
\setlength{\voffset}{-2.54cm}
\setlength{\hoffset}{-2.54cm}
\setlength{\footskip}{1.5cm}
\setlength{\parskip}{1ex plus 0.5ex minus 0.2ex}


If I remove this:

\setlength{\voffset}{-2.54cm}
\setlength{\hoffset}{-2.54cm}


the layout of the PDF is OK, but the rest is bad!

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Can you provide a minimal working example of your code? –  Juri Robl Mar 27 '13 at 18:15
By default pages are centered and it works fine for me. So it looks as if either your pdf has curious margins or your pdfpages version has a bug. Beside this: pdfpages has a documentation which also contains a section which describes how to move the pdf around. –  Ulrike Fischer Mar 28 '13 at 7:37

I found the solution :

\setboolean{@twoside}{false}


And

\includepdf[pages=-, offset=75 -75]{file.pdf}


And it works !

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I would say: put the page inside a figure environment and use the \centering command. It's action should be restricted to the figure.

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf}
\end{figure}


Note that a simple \includegraphics{file.pdf} should to the trick, no need for extra packages. i.e. this a working code for me:

\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics{file.pdf}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


Moreover, this allows the use of additional scaling options such as \includegraphics[scale=0.50]{file.pdf}, etc.

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Have you tried this? Moreover graphicx's \includegraphics doesn't really need the driver pdftex explicitly specified, since it's picked up by the method of compilation. –  Werner Mar 27 '13 at 19:08
Oops! Typo, I'll edit my post to reflect that. Otherwise, I never used pdfpage, but I used the includegraphics variant countless times :) –  Jean-Gabriel Young Mar 27 '13 at 19:34

Try this:

\setlength{\voffset}{0cm}
\setlength{\hoffset}{0cm}

\includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf}

\setlength{\voffset}{-2.54cm}
\setlength{\hoffset}{-2.54cm}


Then the pdf will be put in the page without the offsets of the rest of the document.

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Try this. Compile it with pdflatex.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\begin{document}
\includepdf[pages=-]{status-lua}
\end{document}


I tested with TeX Live 2012 (just updated several days ago) and it works fine.

Note: status-lua is one (of limited number of others) accessible PDF file (in the installed TeX distribution) that I can use for a demonstration purpose.

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I did it this way with package pdfpages:

\includepdf[pages=-,pagecommand={},width=\textwidth]{file.pdf}

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