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What's the best way to draw a square or rectangle with specified dimensions?

How might one define a command \rectangle, invoked via e.g. \rectangle{70cm}{70cm} that produces a black-outline rectangle of the specified dimensions?
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Using fancyhdr to create an image based header and footer

I'm trying to generate a latex report (via Sweave and R) where the header of the document is an image that covers everything (including the top/left/right page margin) and the footer covers everything ...
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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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Can't compile image after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I have MacTex installed in my mac. It works fine before I upgrading to OS X Yosemite. After the upgrade, I can still compile the textual part, but the image part gives me this error: ...
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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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Defining a vector of variables in Tikz

I have the following animation in beamer: with the following code (probably not optimal): \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{multimedia} \begin{document} ...
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Should two pictures side by side have 0.5 or 0.49999 textwidth?

Two pictures should be next to each other. What is their perfect width? Is 0.5 + 0.5 = 1 for TeX, or does the compiler need a tiny space between the objects? Should ...
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Image next to Equation

I am trying to make my first LaTeX file and have been reading syntax for a bit and have not been able to figure one thing out yet and don't seem to find anything about it online so I thought I might ...
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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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Scale (resize) large images (graphics) that exceed page margins

Background A large number of screen captures have been scaled 300% at 288dpi. They appear correctly when embedded in OpenOffice, but not LyX. Problem Images that do not extend beyond the margins ...
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Image from \includegraphics showing in wrong image size

When I use the following to embed an image: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \includegraphics{my_image} \caption{blaaa} \label{fig:blaaa} \end{figure} whereas my_image is a JPG file, the ...
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Reducing the REAL size of an image (compressing) when using \includegraphics

I know when downscaling images we can just use the scale option. But as far as I know, this doesn't change the size of the overall output (let's say the PDF file). \begin{figure} \centering ...
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Two-Headed Arrow Over Formula

I have a quantified formula. I want to show what happens when the order of quantifiers is reversed. To do this, I like to use a two-headed arrow over the formula, like this: Is it possible? I don't ...
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Clipping a figure to content

Is it possible to clip a figure inserted with \includegraphics to contents? That is, remove all surrounding whitespace.
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Disabling included pictures in Beamer

I am preparing a huge document with tons of pictures and Tikz drawings (based on Beamer package). Is there a command for NOT including all the pictures inserted by \includegraphics? This might speed ...
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Compiling LaTeX straight to an image

This is probably going to sound like a strange request (trust me that there's a good reason for it), but is it possible to have LaTeX compile straight to an image file instead of to something like ...
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Put an image header in \documentclass{letter}

Is there is any possibility to put an image header in a letter class document? I can put a footer image and an image for my signature, but I want to put an image on the top of the letter.
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Placing picture above \chapter?

Can anyone recommend/provide an example as to include pictures in the chapter headers? Any packages known for this? I have read about fncychap which looks great, but would still require add'l ...
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Which arguments of `\includegraphics` cannot be set beforehand?

From the documentation of the graphicx package: Most of the keyval keys used in the graphicx package may also be set using the command \setkeys provided by the keyval package. For instance, ...
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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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How to change white background of an included PDF to transparent

I have an external 100 pages PDF document (not created by pdflatex) that I \includegraphics page-wise into a beamer presentation. The external PDF document employs white as page color, but I need the ...
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Embedding images with an encoding algorithm

Friends, sometimes I had to create a self-contained PHP script. That means the PHP script could have any files within it due to some encoding/decoding algorithm, like Base64. For example, this code is ...
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Two column layout with text and knitr chunk

When making presentations (with latex beamer class), I often go for a frame layout with text and equations on the left and a corresponding figure on the right. My standard solution has been to wrap ...
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A grid of images to fill A4 -paper for economic printing with some space for scissors

I want to print a A4 paper full of the same QR image. I want more elegant way to this answer here, yes I can get it working like that but I want to leave just enough space for scissors and no space ...
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\includegraphics: number sign # in filename

I have hundreds of figures with filenames containing "#" to include using \includegraphics, I've tried packages like grffile or currfile, but none of them work. Can anyone suggest a real solution so ...
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How to include a PDF image into a PDFLaTeX document

I am generating a PDF file using pdflatex and need to include another PDF file. The reason is that I have a graphMl file which I exported from yEd graph editor to a PDF file, named sample.pdf. The TeX ...
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Typographic conventions for width of figures in LaTeX data analysis reports

I posted this question on stats.SE, but the consensus was that it was better suited to tex.SE. Context: I've been thinking recently about conventions for figure width in data analysis reports that ...
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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 shift graphics/adjust placement of figure with \includegraphics

I composed a diagram that takes up the entire sheet of paper in landscape mode, called diagram.tex (compiled it to generate pdf). I'm trying to include that into an article, but only half of it is ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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Scalebox - knowing how much it scales

I am relatively new to LaTeX and I was playing around with figures and came across the scalebox command. This apparently lets you scale a graph that you create or import into your LaTeX document by a ...
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Create image from statistical data automatically

I am looking for a way to automatically create images like the one below: There is no MWE because all I have, for now, is this image (created, I believe, by SPSS, but I have nothing to do with that ...
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Include Adobe Illustrator files (ai) with XeTeX

Adobe Illustrator files are PDF compatible. That is a regular PDF reader, ex. Sumatra-pdf, can open and view them. I was hoping it would be possible to have xetex (with xelatex) and graphicx to ...
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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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How to refer a figure as a table?

I have a question regarding LaTeX .. I have a table from an excel file which I print screened and posted as a figure in LaTeX. However, I want to make it a table. Problem is, the particular table has ...
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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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Graphing sine function in MetaPost

I'm trying to reconstruct this picture in MetaPost: So far came up with this: draw (-1cm,0)--(3cm,0); draw (0,1cm)--(0,-1cm); draw fullcircle scaled 1.8cm; label(btex $y$ etex,(0,1.2cm)); ...
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Creating Bezier surfaces using procedural graphics

Are there any package for LaTeX that can create Bezier surfaces? I mean a actual existing function that takes matrices as arguments and generates the surface, not a function written by myself.
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How to include random images?

I'd like to make LaTeX pick one image file randomly from a series of eight images, and include it. I found that ''lcg'' package can generate random numbers: \usepackage{lcg} ...
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Move a figure a bit right

I'm trying to place include a pdf figure in a beamer presentation. I'm using \begin{frame}{foo} \includegraphics[scale=0.6]{bar} \end{frame} the figure is always placed a bit too much to the ...
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How to improve color consistency of bitmap pictures from native format to target pdf file?

For the first time I am concerned about proper rendition of pictures for the draft of a document with artistic content. I use the basic macro below to embed the pictures. The pictures are in .jpg ...
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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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Including GIF image in pdflatex document

I'm trying to include GIF image in my LaTeX document. To my understanding this is possible. I'm using pdflatex and I get the following message: ERROR: LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .gif. ...
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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: ...
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Conflict between color, graphicx and libertine

Compiling the following with pdflatex (TeXLive 2009/Debian on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx") \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf} \ifpdf \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} % ...
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Fit text to linewidth, shrinking only

I often have AVMs/tables that are just a bit too large and use \resizebox to fit everything in one line. Now, if the linewidth changes (switch from twocolumn to onecolumn) this results in enlarging ...
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Macro for \textwidth, \textheight and keepaspectratio

I'm using many pictures within my beamer presentation. Somehow I'm tired of writing: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth,height=0.8\textheight,keepaspectratio]{source} ...
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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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Basic geometric shapes, sections, shading

Two questions really ... (fishing for lots of opinions here) Is there a definitive guide that most folks agree is the best place to come up to speed on how to make pictures in the tikz world, and in ...
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Thumbnails of other frames in beamer

I would like to make a presentation with beamer, and have a few frames (at the start or the end) containing thumbnails of the other frames, hyperlinked to them, with something like 4x3 or 5x4 ...