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Is there any way to change main font to times new roman in Pdf Latex. I search over internet. And what I saw was how to change font with xelatex or lualatex, not pdflatex.

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marked as duplicate by doncherry, Mico, egreg, Svend Tveskæg, Werner Apr 2 '14 at 20:11

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Try adding \usepackage{newtxtext} to your document preamble. It won't be Times New Roman though, but a similarly looking version. – Werner Apr 2 '14 at 19:05
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\usepackage{times} (for pure text) or \usepackage{mathptmx} (for text and math font) will also work. – Mico Apr 2 '14 at 19:11
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To expand on what @Werner says, the glyphs will be 'right' but the font name won't be: names can be legally protected. – Joseph Wright Apr 2 '14 at 19:11
    
Further expansion on @Werner's comment: Also do \usepackage{newtxmath} for matching mathematical symbols if your document contains math. – Paul Gessler Apr 2 '14 at 19:12
    
@mico times is deprecated and should not be used. See l2tabu. – cfr Apr 2 '14 at 19:29

\usepackage{times} it works for me.

Update:

It is better to use \usepackage{mathptmx} because times is obsolete according CTAN:

The pack­age is now ob­so­lete, re­placed by the math­ptmx pack­age, which sup­ports Times Ro­man text and (mostly) match­ing math­e­mat­ics.

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From CTAN's times package page: The pack­age is now ob­so­lete, re­placed by the math­ptmx pack­age, which sup­ports Times Ro­man text and (mostly) match­ing math­e­mat­ics. – Paul Gessler Apr 2 '14 at 19:13
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@PaulGessler great! I am using an old version of Ubuntu and I was using an old version of TexLive. I will update the answer. – omar Apr 2 '14 at 19:17
    
Unfortunately, mathptmx doesn't have bold (italic) math fonts. To have bold mathfonts, one must use newtxfonts or the commercial Math Times Pro2. – Bernard Apr 2 '14 at 20:51
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Sorry but I already change my font from default miktex font. But I forget the step. What I remember is I uncomment some line in a file under miktex directory. – Mohammad Fajar Apr 2 '14 at 20:56
    
Strange. I love the text to be in Times (as required by faculty) but the math stays in computer modern. mathptmx changes everything to Times... – Jim Raynor Feb 27 '15 at 16:48

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