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Is there an advantage to using LaTeX graphics instead of eps or pdf?

Back in my first courses I learned that the best graphic format to use when plotting data with gnuplot (which will later be used in a LaTeX document) is eps (encapsulated postscript). I didn't really ...
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Image within \maketitle - not separate page

I would like to put a logo above my title, but I would also like to keep the title/author/date on the first page of text. All of the solutions I've found so far relate to the title page package, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Set standard default scaling of \includegraphics

I am using Sphinx and the plantuml package to include UML diagrams. The plantuml package for Sphinx generates the following LaTeX code: \includegraphics{%s} Anyways - the diagrams are to big, so ...
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Print frames rather than boxes with demo/draft version of graphics/graphicx

I recently switched to demo such that I could compile my .tex file without needing the actual image files. Now, instead of the image there is a black box. Is there anyway to get a black border such ...
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A3 pages within A4 doc

I'm writing my thesis and I'd like to insert A3 pages within my A4 document. Is it possible to place figures with captions (as normal) on those A3? I'm able to include full PDF pages which are A3 by \...
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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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Ligatures in figures and pdftex

In the following example, the 'ff' ligature in the figure labels (in 'differential') disappears when pdflatex is used, but the fault does not occur if latex-dvips-ps2pdf is used instead. Both lualatex ...
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Adding full-page illustrations before chapters in classic-thesis

I use classic-thesis, and I would like to do the following: each chapter should begin on an odd page (right on a dual-page view), and on the left page should be displayed a picture I choose. would ...
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Why does the image not appear?

I'm using IEEEtran to format an article, and I wanted to include an image. I included the graphicx and hyperref packages, and used the following code, like normal, to include an image. \begin{figure}[...
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How to trim / clip / crop graphics without trial and error?

Often I include graphics with the trim option. Everytime I have to start a trial and error search for the right values. Is it possible to do it more straight forward?
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How to insert code and graphic in textbox

I want to put a graphic and a little linux bash code in a textbox, like the picture blow... with the follow in problem: all in a textbox with yellow backgroud left part is a graphic (a finger)... ...
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Is there a way to convert an image to grayscale?

Is there a way to convert a colored image to grayscale both for printing as well as screen viewing through pdfLaTeX?
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What are the default placement options for a floating figure in Latex?

The document Using Imported Graphics in L A TEX and pdfL A TEX talks about the different ways to affect where a floating figure is placed [htbp]. But these arguments are optional ... So how is the ...
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Drawing simple graphs on LaTeX

Let me just say I am NOT drawing graphs from Graph Theory. I am just strictly asking about simple graphs we do in algebra. I just started with MiKTeX and I am trying to read and absorb everything in ...
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Why can't XeTeX handle this dank meme?

MWE Please use the image linked to below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{dank} \end{document} Oddly enough, only this picture fails and only when ...
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Sinus wave and electrical ripple with tikz

I have sinus wave and want to draw an electrical ripple on it, so I used the decoration option to draw a zigzag line. But the zigzag line is oriented in a right angle to the wave. I need a zigzag line ...
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How to add a gradient fade-out effect to an image?

I am working on a presentation in beamer and would like to put a logo in the background of the title page with a gradient fade-out effect, similar to the image below. The logo is in PDF format and is ...
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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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text, margin, and text + margin width floats without using tufte class

I want to use the marginfigure, figure*, and figure environment as defined in tufte-book and tufte-handout classes (see respectively Figure 1, 2 and 3 in the template example). It means being able to ...
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What is a good workflow for importing and cropping EPS images?

I would like to be able to import an EPS file in to LaTeX while using some 3rd party image viewer/editor to quickly find crop coordinates. What are some good free tools for this? GIMP (the GNU Image ...
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Page Bordering with an image?

I want a custom border for my document. I was thinking of doing something like this, creating a border with a graphics tool(only the outer frame) and then placing it in the beginning of the document, ...
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TikZ: Alternative for `use as bounding box`? Or a another way to handle it in external pictures?

I've been using TikZ to draw graphs (pgfplots) and pictures for my physics courses etc. Because I like it when (for example) the box of graph is centered on the page without looking at the stuff that ...
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Inline purified PostScript (MPS)

I just learned how to inline PDF code using the \pdfliteral command and that purified Encapsulated PostScript generated by METAPOST or purifyeps can be converted to PDF code by pdfLaTeX. However, I ...
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LaTeX in CorelDRAW

What is a good way to get LaTeX formulas into CorelDRAW figures? I will provide a solution below, based on a rather old macro adapted to work on 64 bit systems as well as 32 bit - it works well, but ...
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(How) Can I create picture effects with TeX and Friends?

I'm looking for a way to create subtle picture effects in beamer. I've got a few illustrations with a background that contrast offensively against a white background, and look completely out-of-place ...
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Resulting document size when Including a graphics file multiple times - pgf vs. graphicx

In his answer to the question Tikz: using external images as building blocks. Stefan Kottwitz says: The pgf way may be preferred if the document size matters and graphics are multiply used or if ...
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How to emulate some options of \node from TikZ

Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \a in {0,45,...,315}% {\node[line width = 0pt, rotate = \a, anchor = ...
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Trim image by number of pixels

Is it possible to trim an image by a certain number of pixels rather than a length? I have a set of images that I'm including, and in one figure, a trim of 135 on the bottom works nicely, but a ...
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How to use background image in LaTeX?

I am generating one report where I need to use background image. But I found that image always starts leaving some margin space to left side. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{wallpaper} \...
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Drawing a multiscale network in Tikz

I am learning TikZ in this period, but I have some problems drawing some networks for my thesis. I am trying to draw a network in TikZ which should look similar to the one in this picture: I have ...
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How to compose figure from text with latex?

I have an ascii image like +--------------- | xxxxxxx +--------------- | xxxxxxx +--------------- I want to show this in figure environment. So currently I try like this: \begin{figure} \...
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Nature style files and figures

I downloaded a Nature style file from here but I don't see any images when I build my figures. Do you know if this is intentional or if I've done something wrong? If you've drafted a LaTeX paper for ...
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Shifting Figure to the Left in Beamer

I have a figure in a .pdf file that I'd like to shift to the left a little bit in how it appears in the slide. How may I do this? \frame { \frametitle{Slide Title} \vspace{-0.75cm} \begin{...
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Can I conditionally scale an image with graphicx

In particular, when I include a graphic, I would like it to have width=\linewidth if it's width is greater than \linewidth, but I'd like it to have \scale=1 if it is smaller than the line width. In ...
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Side brace around image with underbrace

I have an image and I want to put a side brace on the left and an underbrace on the bottom. The underbrace works fine, but the left becomes twice the image height for some reason. I'm sure the image ...
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Drawing picture from math's test

In Finnish matriculation examination there were the following problem. How can one draw those pictures using LaTeX? A square ABCD is in coordinate system such that AB is on the x-axis and A=(0,0), B=...
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Set fonts in matplotlib graphs equal to tex document

I am writing my PhD in LaTeX and I am generating all my graphical content in Python with the matplotlib package. For my TeX document, I am using a math-supported font -- e.g. Kurier Light Condensed -- ...
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Which is better practice: rendering figures on the fly, or importing them as images?

I've come to a philosophical quandary with respect to my use of LaTeX for scientific writeups. At first I tried to render all figures in LaTeX at compile-time, for example making a graph using ...
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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I tried to load an .eps picture, but an error occured, errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.
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Copyright issue, replace bitmaps by empty frame

I have a thesis to submit tomorrow as .pdf. The University requires written permission from the copyright holder for every figure taken from book/journal--a thing I don't have, and I didn't know was ...
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Change image size [closed]

I'm trying to change the image size (make it look smaller than the original). I tried with the next code but the image still shows at its original size. \begin{figure}[h!] \centering \...
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Two images to fill one beamer frame: most appropriate method?

Suppose I have two images: one a solid blue square and another a yellow. What is the most appropriate way to divide and fill an entire beamer frame with these images? Horizontally (i.e., left half ...
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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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What do people use for modifying figures?

I usually create figures for my articles in Matlab: various plots of numerical and analytical solutions. One thing that I don't like about it is that the font is different in the figure and in the ...
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Insert an image at the beginning of a chapter

I wish insert an image at the beginning of a chapter that, like in the figure attached, is seen in the white space at right of the title. Moreover, it must be different for every chapter of the book. ...
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Use images for drawing an arrow

Is it possible to draw arrows (preferential with TikZ) with two images: One for the line and one for the tip? I would like to realize something like this: