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Edit a pdf file in LaTeX?

My coworker sent me a paper that we are both working on as a pdf and I need to use LaTeX to continue to work on it. Can I open the pdf in LaTeX and edit it and add to it?
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My .tex file is empty but when I compile it works properly?

I wrote a text a couple of months ago and know I am trying to edit my file but .tex file is empty, however, if I compile the file I would see my text in .pdf. what's going on in this situation? why my ...
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Justify the TeX-code from the editor

Maybe it's the writer (or the editor) who should be capable of this. But anyway, I wonder if I can do that with TeX. I usually want my TeX-code to appear somehow justified. Is there a way to do that? ...
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editor for ultra hd display [duplicate]

I have a laptop with 4K resolution. Problem is that all programs that I find, are not adapted to this high resolution and all icons and text are way too small to use and read. I was hoping there ...
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How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

I would like to try Atom. On Ubuntu 16.04, I have TeX Live fully installed. I also have Atom. But I have no idea how to compile files I created. So far Atom seems not to recognise TeX syntax at all. ...
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Help with setting Winedt 9.1 version

I would like some help in Winedt setup. I use the Winedt 9.1 version and in the others programs like that (Tex center, tex studio), when I compile some file, the program open the pdf file in the page ...
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TikzEdt checking for new version gives “server not found”

Since some weeks ago when I run "Check for updates..." in TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0 with Windows 10) I get the error: Checking for new version failed: Errore del server remoto: (404) Non trovato. ...
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Command assists for Texworks

Are the following features of Kile available in texworks or any other tex-editors for windows ? Any word or command used before, appearing as options automatically after typing the first three ...
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reference in online transaction

I used "online" latex to write my paper , when i tried to add reference after i added cite package and create tex file to add refernce and also i used this command: \bibliographystyle{ieeetran} ...
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Texworks: Using tab to insert a series of spaces instead of a tab character

Is it possible to alter Texworks to insert spaces when you hit the tab key rather than a tab character? I'd even take a hotkey such as ctrl+tab.
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JabRef 3.4 changes in editor - doulbe column appearance

What did change and where could it be set back? I have JabRev 3.4 and now in the optional field tab in the editor I get the entries distributed over two columns with the DOI and File field being on ...
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MacTex messed up accented letters after update

i'm translating a book from english to italian with mactex. I updated mactex to its newest version (3.62) and all the accented letters are now shown in the editor as weird letters with tilde and other ...
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Bolded digits in preamble

I compare two documents. Why in the first I have 2 bolded ?
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Could not start Default Compiler: PdfLaTeX

I've been using TeXstudio without any problems for a while. Now, whenever I try to compile some documents I get this error: "Could not start Default Compiler:PdfLaTeX: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -...
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TeXstudio not large enough to use on a 4k display

Using TeXstudio, the icons and menus are almost invisible on my 4k display (3840 x 2160 pixels, 28"). Is it possible to adjust the graphics so that TeXstudio could be usable on my 4k display?
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About Latex editor(s) for Powerpoint lectures? [duplicate]

What are the appropriate Latex editor(s) for Powerpoint lectures that can work in beamer platform Thanks anyway
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How to change TexStudio fonts for non-English

I have a problem with TexStudio fonts! I use it for writing Latex in Persian. To make the environment suitable for typing, I tried to change the Editor font via Options > Configure TexStudio > ...
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Recommended TeX editor for Mac [duplicate]

I just purchased a Mac and I am trying to decide which TeX editor to use. The security preferences did not recognize TeXStudio or Texmaker which are the two I am most familiar with. Do you think it ...
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Regex shorthand quotation mark to \enquote{}

I recently switched from Google Docs to LaTeX and I've written half of my Thesis in Goolge Docs. The problem is that I c&p-ed the Text to my LaTeX editor and now the double quotation marks (") are ...
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Modify a PDF created with LaTeX after compilation

In my working group we are currently mainly using Word and PowerPoint. Which is a pity, after we have three different OS's in operation. And every time we send files in between, the layout is shifted, ...
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TeXShop Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro does not work with special characters

Texshop (3.61) menu: Macros -> Paste Spreadsheet Cells does not work when the original Excel spreadsheet has special characters and diacritics. This is the code I use in the beginning: \...
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How do you efficiently make your preamble in LaTeX?

I use Atom frequently but used to use TeXWorks to write my LaTeX documents. In TeXWorks managing templates was relatively nice and easy and kept me from having to write out the preamble (i.e. ...
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Editors with Rich Text viewing (similar to Overleaf?)

I'm wondering, are there any Latex editors or editor plugins which provide a "Rich-text" viewing mode for navigation, much like Overleaf provides? What I'm looking for: Document structure is ...
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My formatted text screen has disappeared and there is no arrow on the right to pull it back. I can't move between split screen and single screen [closed]

I am not sure how this happened, but the compile button totally disappeared and the right hand side of the screen where the formatted text usually appears is now gone. All I can see is the code screen....
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Figure correctly compiled but TikzEdt gives an error

I'm using TikzEdt (version 0.2.3.0). I find it convenient since it produces .tikz files directly includable in the main document by an \input command. Everything works fine but, when I compile the ...
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Where does Texmaker look for ref completion?

I am working on a multi-file project with texmaker and even if this options might be basic I can't find any solution yet. How to make texmaker suggest when typing \ref{ all the labels defined in all ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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Blank page in Latex doc

One probably simply question. I've just started to use Latex and I wrote one article in thesis1(it is some kind of template for doctoral disertation and articles like that). I saved all, turned off my ...
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How to set the interactive editor in TeXLive? lualatex bug?

After some research we determined this is a problem inherent to lualatex. If you have a solution for this problem in LuaLaTeX please post it below and I will accept you answer. When compiling a ...
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ConText under Windows

I'm very frustrated by the fact that almost all ConText documentations are outdated. For example, I followed the steps in ConText Garden Wiki's "Adapting TeXnicCenter for processing ConTeXt documents" ...
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Is it a good idea to use online editors?

I have been using overleaf.com for making my documents. They have templates for all popular formats like presentations, conference papers, and so on. Since I frequently ask questions here, I have ...
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TexShop entry in “open with” on Mac OS X

I'm aware this is a question concerning Mac OS X and TeX, but I guess people here already had similar issues. MacTeX comes with TexShop. However, if I right klick a .tex-file, this editor doesn't ...
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changing the text layout in texmaker of mac

I would like to know how to change text layout in texmaker which is for apple mac. I know that in windows I have to go to (1) Documents (2) setting (3)text layout. But I could not find Document icon ...
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How to lint for undefined control sequence?

So I'm beginning to learn LaTeX and often find myself mistyping control sequences like \idotsint. I use editor plugins which call lacheck and chktex on the document which helps catch some errors, but ...
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“Goto Source” opens pgflibraryfadings.code.tex

Edit: Seems to be a problem with SyncTeX, as TeXworks reacts the same. Edit2: same problem with texlive in Win7. I have a similiar problem as described in TeXstudio Bugreport 1225 but with menukeys-...
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How to prevent parts of source from being automatically indented? [closed]

EDIT Rephrased question to be more abstract and less specific to only fragile-frames. Context: While recompiling a presentation, the process halted with err-msg file ended while scanning use of ...
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Auto replace --> with arrow

I'm currently shifting from MS Word to Latex. Word has the function, which automatically replaces --> with →. Now in Latex it could replace --> with $\to$. But how can this be done? Or is ...
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How to add a custom Unicode character to texmaker

I downloaded latest version of TexMaker editor. As My main language is persian, I need Non Breaking Space character unicode (U+00A0). But TexMaker not type it with usual keys (ctrl+shift+2 and shift + ...
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Is there a text editor that previews LaTeX?

Is there a text editor that previews what we written in LaTeX codes?
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Create hint for my commands

I am creating a .sty file and I want it to be user friendly. Is there any way to create hints for my own commands such as I see it in Kile for standard LaTeX commands? I'd like to have a command ...
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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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Simple text editor that uses LaTeX layout [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's any simple program or something of the sort that allows me to use some of LaTeX's tools, especially the math embedding and overall formatting. What I want is somewhat ...
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Toggle focus between Texmaker 4.5 and pdf viewer

There is a shortcut that enables one to directly jump from the editor of Texmaker 4.5 to the .pdf file and vise versa. Ctrl+space : editor ---> .pdf Ctrl+click : .pdf ---> editor When the ...
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Can I upload a font to ShareLatex once and use in several projects?

I should write several Persian latex documents. So I need upload a Persian font and use it. Is there a way to upload the font just once. Is there another online LaTeX editor which provide this? Here ...
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problem regarding text mode in latexdraw [closed]

I am new to Latex. I am using LaTeXdraw to draw figures. However when I try to write the text in Text mode it is not getting converted into the desired form as it happens in Latex. I am attaching a ...
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Copy math equation in Mathtype

I use Mathtype program to make math formula and copy that formula then past to TeXmaker. (I have chosen Preferences > Cut and Copy References > MathML or TeX > LaTeX 2.09 and later). When I past it to ...
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Percent sign in URL without hyperref

Suppose you want to create a URL that has embedded % signs. One option is to just use \%, but you don't get the benefit of nice line breaks. Another option is to use the hyperref package and its \...
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Resize windows in Texmaker editor

I want to resize the structure window in Texmaker to make it smaller so I can have a better view of the source and pdf viewer windows. I can currently resize it to a point but I want to be able to ...
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My cursor edits a section that is 3 rows above [closed]

I am using sagemath free latex version on PC windows 7. The problem is the editor edits a section that is 3 rows above where the cursor is. This problem happens frequently, whether it is a brand new ...
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TeXstudio Macro Creation Problem with Spacing

I have been trying to create the following macro in TeXStudio(seen in the picture below): \begin{align*} %| \end{align*} but when I activate it in my tex file I get this: \begin{align*} (...