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Check for a valid file before using \includegraphics

I know how to check if a given argument represents an existing file (see this question). But is there also a possibility to check if this file can be included by \includegraphics? What I want to ...
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What is the best way of arranging multiple minipages on a page?

I have been trying to use mini-pages to produce the equivalent of Office text-boxes. The idea is to have panels of different sizes on a page such as 4 equal sized or one wide followed by two long ...
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LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps

When I try to compile this file http://danjer.doudouke.org/_media/tech/dokutexit/playground.zip this error occurs: ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps. I'm using TeXworks Version 0.4.3 ...
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Split a scanned photo across multiple pages (with a predifined splitting point)

I am a relative (La)TeX newbie! I want to split an A4 scanned image across two pages! Is there a package to achieve this or is it possible to do this manually so that to be able to define the exact ...
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insert MAPLE algorithm to LaTeX

I am writing my dissertation through LaTeX, and I want to insert the code from MAPLE, it is about 2 pages and I am not sure how to include the algorithm, do you have any idea how am I going to do it?
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Best way to make family photo album in LaTeX

I use LaTeX for my research publishing and would like to make a Christmas photo album that I could send to a print shop. It occurred to me to try it with LaTeX this time (yes I know, the print version ...
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Techniques for embedding images with transparent backgrounds in LaTeX

I am trying to embed an image with a transparent background in my LaTeX poster. However a quick google search has taught me that it is not possible to do so. However I intend to know any clever ...
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Is anybody using TeX for business reporting?

Would TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) be a good solution for PDF business reports that require dynamically generated graphs and tables? I need to create financial reports that must look top-notch in their ...
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Is there any way to type LaTeX code directly into the text boxes Inkscape?

I use Inkscape on Windows 7 platform. The principle to enter integrals and other mathematical symbols in Inkscape seems that the best thing to do and write them in a LaTeX compiler and cut them in ...
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Crop jpeg into circular tikz node

\documentclass[demo]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw,inner sep=2cm]{\includegraphics{myimage.jpg}}; \end{tikzpicture} ...
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Generating dozens of graphs

I am revising old lecture notes on microeconomics and they contain a lot of graphs. As I am rewriting it in LaTeX, I would like to recreate the old graphs, but I need to select the right tool for the ...
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How to draw spherical geometries with TeX?

I am working in the field of Astrodynamics and have to do many computations using spherical geometry. To visualize some of the concepts I would like to prepare drawings of things like spherical ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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How to make a grid of images?

Is it possible to place 4 images in an 2x2 grid? I don't want to float them, I don't want any captions. Each image should have the same width. Edit: Thanks for all the answers. After trying it out, ...
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Add tif image to LaTeX

I have to add .tif graphic in my LaTeX file, but it is not working. \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{figure}[h] \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=15mm]{myGraphic.tif} \end{center} ...
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Animated plotting with LaTex?

I am not a LaTeX pro, that's why I don't know if the following is possible and how I could do it. I have a graphic (a plot, jpg) and it shows a time series. I know in PowerPoint it is possible that ...
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How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?

My institute requires to put three logos to all presentations. How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?
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Drawing a 3D cone

I want to create some thing like this , but instead of a box, I use another object (a dog silhouette). Here is what I have so far \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{scope}[scale=0.25, xshift=70, ...
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Add logo on each page.

I need to insert a logo on pdflatex supported format on the bottom right of each page. Do you think it's possible?
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Vertical alignment of inline images

Images appearing inline aren't always ideally placed relative to the baseline and risers of the text itself, so I frequently find myself doing manual adjustment, by eye, using \raisebox{}{} with a ...
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Can pdflatex (or any tex package) automatically rescale included images which have been reduced in size?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, generating it with pdflatex. I have a large number of figures, many of which are bitmaps (as opposed to SVG) in PNG/JPEG format. I've generally created them to be ...
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Creating a titlepage

I want to create a titlepage as the one shown here. But I don't know how to put a line under the logo and get the text and all the stuff in the right position. I've tried some things with: ...
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How would you do Karnaugh's maps in LaTeX or ConTeXt?

In a document, I have to include those simple diagrams to show the procedure of reducing logical circuits. What do you think is the best way to do them?
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Zooming images out to specific locations in beamer

I want to: Show an image full width On click, make a small sized image placed at a particular location starting from top left and show another image full width Repeat the process till all four ...
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Surface of Revolution

how to draw using surface of revolution tikz or pgfplots? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} I am not able to ...
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Changing the working directory when including files in a subdirectory

I'm working on a mathematics magazine that involves multiple articles from different authors. I would like to give each article a sub-directory in which I can store all the relevant files - .tex, ...
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include svg images with the svg package

I'm trying to use the svg package for inserting svg images in my latex file, as suggested in other questions. But now I ran into a problem: For example I have a image figure1.svg, if I write ...
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Figure with caption within an itemize list not indenting correctly

I'm trying to put an image with a caption on it within an itemize environment (within another itemize environment). When I had the image with no caption, simply using \includegraphics, it indented to ...
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Problem with \only and alignment of graphics (pdf) in beamer

I have been trying to include pdf graphics in a document with this simple command: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \only<1>{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{test}} ...
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Scale included graphics to the higher ratio instead of the lower for given width, height

I would like to scale an included graphics keeping its aspect ratio. Using \includegraphics[width=<my width>,height=<my height>,keepaspectratio]{file.jpg} scaling naturally takes place, ...
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tabular vertical alignment to top?

I'm trying to create a simple tabular with two cells of text and two images below them like so: \begin{tabular}[h]{ c | c} \emph{Normal} & \emph{Cone} \\ ...
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Creating a URL downloading command to be used with e.g. \includegraphics

We were just talking about an idea that may be a little further out there. Would it be possible to patch URL support into graphicx.sty or is there a package that would support this on a wider scale (I ...
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Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document?

I need to include some graphs from a datasheet in my document, but of course I don't have the source files. What would be the best course of action? It's mostly logarithmic scale graphs.
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Putting two images next to each other that are 0.5\textwidth wide

I need to put 4 images in one group and put it on the page. All images have the same length and width, however I have problem with placing them by two in a row. I used this code \begin{figure}[h] ...
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Alignment and scaling of nested subfigures

Update: Read this first I originally asked this question to find out how I would show a large image with magnified portions of the same image next to it. I was doing this by manually cropping copies ...
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Competition time: Design an error page!

Or a 404 or the "captcha" image. To go with our amazing new design, we need some amazing pictures to go on the error page, the 404 page, and the captcha page. They should have a lighthearted theme, ...
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Can I insert an image into an equation?

I would like to use a small image in an equation, where a symbol like \alpha might otherwise be. Is there a nice way to do this?
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Placing graphics inside figure captions

Similar to putting a tikzpicture inside a \caption{}, I would like to insert an external icon inside figure captions, something like: \begin{figure} \caption{text with \includegraphics{icon} ...
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How to set actual width for a rounded corners image using TikZ?

This question is closely related to LaTeX Photo With Rounded Corners. Suppose I want to put a rounded corners image in a marginnote, so the image fits the \linewidth of the margin. If I use the ...
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includegraphics[page=\pageref… possible? how to set [page=] to a variable?

I'm currently writing a quite complex document with a lot of graphics created using TikZ. Hence I decided to put all graphics into one big file called tikz.tex creating a multiple page PDF with one ...
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! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode

I am using an image within minipage and getting error message. ! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode. Below is minimal working example. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} ...
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What causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?

Internally, what causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?
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How to fill the limits of the two curves?

I want to fill the limits of the two curves (as shown). This is my code \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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Inserting a .EMF file into a LaTeX document.

I had a question about a file extension I was dealing with after creating a graphics file using the computing software Maxima. When I created the plot I wanted, I saved the file and it saved as a .EMF ...
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How to use the results of `raw output` to create a smooth plot

As by my previous question on plotting an implicit curve I've got some output. But as you can see it is not quite what it should be (apart from your browser's downscaling by a factor 2 of course. ...
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How to include picture in original size into document page on center?

I have a picture that I'd like to include in the center of the page. I don't want the picture to scale. So I tried this (among a lot of other variations): \begin{figure}[htb] \centering ...
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PDF file containing 3D object is not included correctly with \includegraphics

I have a PDF file, containing a 3D object in PRC format. I try to include this into a LaTeX document to be compiled with pdflatex, with the simple source below: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Want to add more column on the left side? [closed]

Want to add more column on the left side? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfgantt} \usepackage{rotating} \usepackage[graphicx]{realboxes} \newganttchartelement*{mymilestone}{ ...
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Dedicated pages for figures featuring automatic fit-to-page scaling and automatic portrait/landscape selection

There are some books where you have a couple of pages that contain only a picture with no footer, header or anything like that. I wanted to have something similar although I'd like to keep a uniform ...
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Creating cobweb diagrams of some functions with tikz/pstrick etc

I want to create cobweb diagrams with tikz (if that is possible - but reading in the internet about all the things tikz can do, I would believe it is) - or pstricks or some other graphing program - of ...