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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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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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Create a “yearbook-style” multi-page layout of photos

I would like to create a "yearbook-style" layout of photos in LaTeX. Each photo would have a caption and the objective would be to automatically layout the differently sized rectangular photos to ...
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How do you deal with fixed resolution screenshots? (e.g. GUI screenshots)

In my LaTeX document I need to show some screenshots of a GUI, which has a fixed resolution (for example, 1200x600) and I cannot change it (not without much hassle). The text in such figures always ...
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Putting two images beside each other

If I want to put two images beside each other, what should I do? I have inserted a figure. But, rather than having the next figure on a new line, I want it to be beside the already inserted figure. ...
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How to vertically align 3 images with subfigure?

This code: \begin{figure*}[t] \begin{center} \begin{subfigure}[a]{0.3\textwidth} \label{im:device_front} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{images/bsn_side} \...
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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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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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In the equation environment, how do I align an equation, AND an image AND the equation number?

I am trying to add an image adjacent to an equation in the equation environment. When I use the code below, the equation and the image are aligned but the equation number jumps to the next line. If I ...
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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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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 \includegraphics[width=0.5\...
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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} \end{figure}...
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How to know the number of pages in a PDF file?

I use graphicx to include pages of a PDF file. I want to know in LaTeX how many pages are in the file. How to do this?
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Adding the author photo along with the name in the title page

Friends, I'm trying to add a photo along with each author name in a beamer title page. Please consider the following code: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{...
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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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Is it possible to use includegraphics with relative path inside subfiles?

Question I have many documents that I want to be merged inside one document. It could be for example a kind of year recap, with many different sources that use the same preambule like lectures, labs, ...
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Selecting best file extension for graphics figures pictures

So, lets say I have the chance to choose which file extension I want for my figure/graphic/picture that I want to include in my work. I went over How do I insert an image in LaTeX so it looks good on ...
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Can you embed an image so it doesn't need to be stored as a separate file?

I'd like to know whether it is possible to embed an image file into LaTeX code, such that the picture will appear in a resulting PDF file without it having to be stored in a separate .eps file during ...
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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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Alignment of \includegraphics in a tabular

When putting a graphics inside a table, the text at the right is too much at the bottom Minimum example : \documentclass{article}[12pt] \usepackage{graphicx} % This is already loaded by the ...
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How to produce Latex QR-Code (or in general 2d codes) as Vector graphic?

The pst-barcode package is great to produce bar-codes in all flavors. And it does 1d bar-codes like a charm. Also it is capable of generating 2d bar-codes with a command like this for a qrcode: \...
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Using graphicx with invoice results in strange PDF output

I try to create an invoice with a logo in the background. But I get a strange result when I use graphicx and invoice in the same document. Here is my minimal example: \documentclass{scrlttr2} \...
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Graphicspath for MikTeX

Is there a way to specify a \graphicspath that includes all sub-directories? I know I could put all my graphics in a texmf tree, but I'd like to have them in another directory tree. As far as I can ...
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Telling Tikz/Tex to produce raster instead of vector in resulting PDF

I am using MikTeX and Tikz package to generate images (playing cards on A4 paper). The result is nice, but slow (too many vector objects, printing is hell slow). Is there a way to directly tell TeX "...
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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Simple way to switch inline asymptote figures on and off

I use the inline asymptote environment \begin{asy} to draw a lot of the figures in my papers. To those not familiar with asymptote, the asymptote package creates *.asy files for each of the asy ...
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Ploting a function using mplib in lualatex

This question asked about ways to generate a nice function graph in LaTeX. There are several great answers, however, most of the either rely on an external program to generate the plot, or, if they ...
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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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Best practice to include (standalone precompiled) graphics

General understanding I know that several people have asked about how to include plots and graphics (created by tikz and pstricks) into a latex document. What is the best way to include Matlab ...
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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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University's logo

How to put the logo before the date and after my name in the title? I write it as \begin{document} \title{} \author{} \titlepic{ \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{logo} \date{} but ...
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Drawing circuit diagrams (with logic gates) in LaTeX

I'm having some difficult drawing circuit diagrams with logic gates in LaTeX. I've tried with circuitikz and pst-circ. \begin{pspicture}(-1,-1)(5,3) \logicand[ninputs=2,invertinputa=true, ...
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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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Problem with a very heavy EPS image - scatter plot too heavy as EPS

Using Stata, I produced a scatter plot of some variables. I saved the image as an EPS file. There are around a 1000 dots in the scatter plot - and this makes the EPS file to be 26MB. I need to use ...
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Are there any packages for creating charts?

I'm looking for a package in which you can create nice bar and/or line charts in LaTeX. Currently I'm plotting the charts in Calc (OpenOffice), export it to a PDF document, crop it and then including ...
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How to include image in background

When inserting a figure into a TeX document is there an easy way to make it appear behind the text?
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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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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 right....
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Path From and To Same Node in tikz Flowchart

I'm working on creating flowcharts directly inside LaTeX documents using tikz. I am admittedly an extreme novice with tikz, although I have quite a bit of experience using LaTeX. My problem is when ...
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Exam Class : With Question with images and border

I'm learning Exam Class to generate question paper. Sample tex code is mentioned below: \documentclass{exam} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand*\circled[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{ \node[...
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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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Insert a TikZ picture from an external file

I tried to search a bit, but i guess my poor English prevented me from finding the answer. I made a few tikz pictures that i want to use in my report. I made the tikz pictures in separate tex files ...
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Using LaTeX to draw time series graphs and histograms

I have some graphs I drew in maple, some simple line plots and histograms. Now I'd like to redraw these graphs in LaTeX, so I can do fancy stuff in beamer like have one histogram appear, and then ...
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How to make images appear at their actual size?

Whenever I insert an image into my PDFTex document (using the code below) it seems to be resized to fit the width of the page. I know I can change this using the scale parameter, but that means I have ...
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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)); label(...
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create latex symbol from vector graphics

I have a logo in vector format (Adobe Illustrator) that I would like to use in my LaTeX documents. How do I create a latex symbol such that I can include this logo inline with the text, similarly to ...
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How to use a macro inside \includegraphics options?

I have to do several figures like this: \begin{figure}[h!] \centering \includegraphics[trim = 9.55cm 1.8cm 10.25cm 4.05cm, clip,width=1\textwidth]{./../ficherosComunes/images/capturaapp/01-...
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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} \reinitrand[counter=sec,...