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Change color in finished pdf file

Suppose I have a finished PDF file, say a figure generated from some software, where the ink is black. I would include it in a document. Suppose I want to include it in a beamer presentation with ...
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Producing quality figure and graphics - which Edward Tufte book is the most influential/interesting for TeX users?

I know this might be far fetched as a topic on this site, but I don't see where else it would belong (statistics SE? meh, I think we are more oriented toward producing clean and readable stuff than ...
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Typesetting a dictionary containing pictures

I am seeking advice (any ideas) how to typeset a bilingual dictionary that will contain many pictures. The picture below shows the dictionary. Problems: The lines in columns differ. The spaces ...
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What is the advantage of using \includegraphics instead of \pgfimage for ordinary image inclusion?

The TikZ & PGF manual says that ‘LaTeX’s \includegraphics is designed better than pgf’s image mechanism’ and that ‘LaTeX users are encouraged to use \includegraphics to include images.’ But is ...
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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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TikZ image with hyperlinks --> GIF/PNG image + HTML image map

I have a (complex) TikZ-based figure with hyperlinks. Now I need a web version of this figure that preserves all hyperlinks. Converting the PDF to GIF or PNG is trivial, but for the hyperlinks I ...
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Coloring a black and white PDF graphic

I have a graphic in PDF format (originally converted from an SVG) that is monochromatic (black on white). Is it possible using TikZ or PSTricks but not (Illustrator or Inkscape) to include this image ...
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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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Looking for an efficient way to create polished scientific graphics

I’m looking for a professional and efficient way to create scientific graphics. There are basically two types of graphics I want to create (and maybe not a joint approach works for both): Plots of ...
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Graphics equations: put text on equations

I have a big question that I cannot solve by myself. I would like to add text on my equations, but I like to have some graphics on those. For instance, I would like to explain why I am doing ...
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Removing part of a symbol or image

Tidying up and posing a secondary question which was answered I'm trying to put together a visual aid of people numbers in a particular area, so I imagine using something like. Answered elsewhere ...
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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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Includepdf as a figure

I want to include some pages of a pdf file into my document and wrap them into a figure with a caption for example (with pdfpages) \begin{figure}[h] \centering ...
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Can I place a caption inside of an image?

I've recently seen this the following image in this question: As I was looking for a way to create nice captions (without the "Figure:") for a beamer presentation, I wondered if it was possible to ...
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How to add a picture to fancyhdr *header* (and align in the top right)?

In the MWE below, the blue square aligns according to plan, whereas the dummy-image doesn't, see screenshots below. How to re-code so that the dummy-image "A" is aligned like the blue square? ...
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How to replace all pictures by white rectangles?

I have a long document (800 pages) with lots of pictures (300 pictures). I have to produce a version of this document without the pictures (for copyright reasons). The solution I have found so far is ...
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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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Full page image as title page

Background Wrote a technical manual in LyX. The technical manual currently has two parts: Cover image (PDF) Manual text (PDF) Problem When merging the two PDF files (with GhostScript or other ...
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Find optimal figure size to fit two images on one page

I often encounter a situation where I would like to fit two or three figures on one page. I define my figures as follows: \begin{figure}[htpb] \centering ...
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Domino tile images LaTeX

Is there a LaTeX package that will allow me to draw domino tiles without having to draw each one separately in tikz?
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How to draw many crossroads?

(April Fools' Day joke) How do we draw something like this? I enclose a picture and a detail of it. Update: I enclose one more screenshot (with TeXs sitting at the crossroads) if somebody is actually ...
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Text wrap with shapepar (insert image between text)

How do insert image between text and text wrap with shapepar or other package?
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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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How to avoid showing the filename when using graphicx?

I am writing a LaTeX document with the apacite and graphicx package. The issue is when I include an image either using figure with an enclosed \includegraphics or \includegraphics by itself it shows ...
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Calligraphy question

Could anyone let me know if this could be done using LaTeX? And if so, how do we do that?
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how to text-wrap an image in latex

how to text-wrap an image in LaTeX. Ex: In technical documents, authors names will be text wrapped tights, with their images. can someone help me....its urgent for my paper submission.
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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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Kindly explain use of framezoom in beamer

I want to use framezoom to zoom in on India in this map. How can I do it? Can someone explain in a simple language (non-technical) the use of \framezoom function in beamer?
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What causes the following gaps?

I have tried to remove any possible white spaces by appending % but the gaps still exist. What causes these gaps? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Putting Figures Side-By-Side Using Minipage

I am trying to put two figures next to each other. However, it is not working. Here is my code: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \begin{minipage}{1.0\textwidth} \centering ...
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Vertically center text and image in one line

I need to place an icon and text behind each other on one line. The icon is higher than a single text line, and would like to have the icon and text center aligned. How do I do that?
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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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Is it possible to create overlays in beamer inside pgfplots graphics?

When working with pgf-tikz, I can create overlays in beamer presentations with \path<overlay specification> ... However, I could not get this to work in pgfplots graphics. It would be nice ...
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How to float figure within multicol text

I have a simple two-column text, and want to place figures within the text. I used this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} ...
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The package to visualize graphs

What could be the packages to use for visualization of graphs? I tried Graphviz, but it's very hard to direct how the graphs should be shown. How can I make the graphs represented as is shown in the ...
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Help needed to create a relatively complex page for the cover of a textbook

I would like to be able to create a page like the following: I am using PDFLaTeX, by the way. I tried playing around with the minipage environments, but while I get somewhere, there are always ...
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How to automatically draw a graph in LaTeX

clarification: when I say "graph", I mean the computer science term. I want to draw a full binary tree of h height. It means that there's one root with two sons, each son has two sons and so forth. ...
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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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LaTeX is putting a border around my figures

I'm trying to embed a few images in a figure, but LaTeX keeps putting a border around three of the sides. Is there any way for me to keep it from adding this border? The code that I used to create ...
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Specifying an absolute Windows path for \includegraphics

I know that includegraphics can be used in Latex to include images into the document, but how can I specify a path for that file? \includegraphics[]{picture-name} Instead of asdd.jpg I want to ...
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Example images in LaTeX?

How to make an example image in LaTeX, a dummy image, a spot holder? I have seen it before, but I can't remember how they would made. It would be nice to be able to use example images - if you should ...
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Automatically Locate Included Images

Do you think it's possible to include images into LaTeX without specifying the exact path to them. So instead of: \includegraphics{path/to/image/myfig.pdf} It would be: \includegraphics{myfig.pdf} ...
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How to arrange image and text to appear side by side?

I want to place an image on my document and have it appear, say, on the right part of the page with text flowing on the left. How can I do that with LaTeX? Just like one would do with HTML and images ...
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Is there any package to create bullet gauge graphs?

I am looking for a package to create bullet gauge graphs, but I couldn't find any. A bullet graph looks like this: and an ample description/specification can be found here It is available in ...
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High precision \includegraphics for LaTeX

\includegraphics produces boxes whose witdth and height are about 0.5pt off: \usepackage{graphicx} ... \setbox0\hbox{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=\textheight]{mypic}} \showthe\textheight ...
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How to make a block transparent for a background image

I use the code \usebackgroundtemplate{ \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\paperwidth,height=0.5\paperheight]{image.png} } to get a background image in a Beamer/Latex presentation. ...
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In graphics/graphicx, how to show actual pictures despite draft mode

For collaboration purposes I am using the draft mode in my LaTeX manuscript to show todo-notes, remarks and so on. By switching to final mode all of these additions become unvisible. However, I'd ...
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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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What's the best way to include graphics in an enumerated list?

I'm currently putting together an installation document for some software at work, and I decided that now was as good a time as any to try to ditch the endless frustration that is Microsoft Word, and ...
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Aligning enumerate labels to top of image?

I asked a question a while ago about vertically aligning enumerate labels to the top of table. Now I am having the same problem, but with images. Since my problem was solved in my previous thread, I ...