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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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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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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:
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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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Adding dimensions to TikZ pictures

How do you add dimension labels to TikZ pictures? Ideally, it would look something like this: |<----- dimension ----->| I would like to do this to show the measurement of both straight lines ...
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Compile a LaTeX file ignoring missing EPS graphics

I am proofreading a paper for someone else. I have the .tex file but no EPS graphics files. I would like to make a PDF file to read the changes in text that I made, but I keep getting errors because ...
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Use \setkeys{Gin} to set default scale value doesn’t work

I’d like to make all my graphic a little smaller and tried to set the scale-value of \includegraphics globally with \setkeys{Gin} but while changing width works fine scale has no effect. ...
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XeTeXpicfile in vertical mode

Given a minimal like \line{% \vtop{\hsize=.6\hsize Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse tempor lectus sit amet laoreet convallis. Quisque at est lacinia, porttitor ...
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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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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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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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Driver specification for hyperref and graphicx

When using hyperref and compiling via pdflatex or dvips, I do not need to specify the driver with \usepackage{hyperref}. However when compiling via dvipdfm this fails and I have to specify the driver ...
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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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Images off the page in multicols environment

Before my question, some background information. I’ve created an algorithm (not latex) which will generate a catalog for a collection of books dynamically. A user supplies information to query an SQL ...
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Extract image/vector art from PDF, encore

Follow-up question to Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document? There is a logo in a beamer presentation that I need to reuse. I followed Herbert's answer to include the logo in my PDF ...
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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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Union of Paths in MetaPost

I'd like to compute the union of a collection of outlines in MetaPost. I'm aware of the buildcycle macro (in combination with cutbefore and cutafter). However, that macro is not very useful because I ...
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Drawing primitive shapes with TikZ

I want to draw this picture as a noob, the way I usually do (for all other images) is to painstakingly draw line by line and manually adjusting their coordinates to get the shapes I want. I have ...
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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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Random number without repetition in an \includegraphics

I have 58 images in PDF format. At the moment, each of them is in a separate PDF, such as 1.pdf, 2.pdf etc. I would like to include those 58 images in a random order without repetition. I found the ...
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How to get information about remaining free space?

following scenario: I want to automatically generate a newsletter with some small articles, which is working fine. (I am generating LaTeX-code with data from a small database). But now I want to ...
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Exclude images for printing pdf

I have a document that has images that are very, very dark. As such, they should not be printed when the user goes to print. Somebody I'm working with loves to print, and they use a lot of toner ...
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Drawing the mapping of elements for sets in LaTeX

I am looking for a way to do something like
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How can I clip an image via a bezier-path?

I have a rectangular image that I can not change. I'd like to clip the image with a bezier path so I get one that is rectangular at the top and the sides but has a curve at the bottom, preferable ...
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What is the easiest way to plot a function and its tangent lines at the turning points?

I want to plot graphs like this and embed them as Tikz or Pstricks code in my handouts. I know that there are software such as Ipe, LaTeXDraw etc. But none of them can satisfy me. Because Ipe doesn't ...
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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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Using an image as a table

I have an image containing tabular data and would not like to convert this to a real table. What I do want is for this image to have a proper caption and be included in the listoftables. Is it ...
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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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How to put round cornered frame around an image

I want a nice colored frame around an image which has rounded corners. Here is my attempt, using mdframed, but, as you can see, the inner edge of the frame is a right-angle, and not rounded. I would ...
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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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Dimension too large on a PNG figure under xelatex and beamer

I have PNG image I want to introduce into my presentation. The figure is black and white and the edges are small. When I compile the file in pdflatex everything is fine but when I Compile it with ...
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Format a tutorial with screenshots in LaTeX

I want to format a step-by-step tutorial in LaTeX in a way that each step shows one screenshot and a small piece of text for that step. I could think of a formatting where in each step the screenshot ...
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How to include eps files in Plain TeX? [duplicate]

The title stands for itself. If it is not possible, how does LaTeX import an EPS file using \includegraphics?
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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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How to highlight tree levels

How can i highlight tree levels to be some thing like that... I've drawn my tree with this code \documentclass[landscape]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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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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Textures or pictures as background for a table.

I wonder how I can set a texture or a picture in the background of a table. I have tried to google it but I haven't found any satisfactory answer :-( I try to explain better: I know that it is ...
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How to Graph Floor/Ceiling Functions in LaTeX (PGFPlots)

I am trying to make a graph of some floor/ceiling functions for examplep the floor of 3x+2 like this: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=graph+of+floor%283x%2B2%29#=. However, I searched through ...
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Rounded box with image and text

I'm trying to create a rounded box with both text and image. The desired result is as this: Where the image is rounded at the left edges. I have managed everything except the the image part using ...
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Image on top specified page

How can i place an image on the top of the specified page. For example odd pages will be filled by image, even with text. Or, i just want to make sure that (lua)latex will place images on page 2,3,6? ...
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How can I insert a paragraph or image into the same spot on every page of a memoir doc?

How can I duplicate one feature of this layout from 'House of Leaves' in a 100ish-page book using LaTeX? (I'm presently using memoir for document formatting/structure.) The specific feature I want ...
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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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How to add a photo to moderncv style banking

I'm writing this post because I'm trying to let appear the photo on the moderncv using the banking style, but from default isn't possible. So I would to know how to show the photo using the banking ...
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change position of figure in beamer

I need to put a figure in a specific position in a beamer presentation ... Does it have a solution using X and Y coordinate or another thing? What do I need to change in the following code? ...
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Draw a spiral on a sphere

My goal is to visualize damped magnetic precession. Wikipedia features an image, but it doesn't quite capture one essential constraint. Namely, that the magnetization M should be normalized. So the ...
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A Tunisian flag on Tikz using a macro “m-grams”

I tried to represent the flag of my country. I typed this code. But I believe that the position of stars, circles, ... is not so respected. In addition I have a left margin "white band" I want to ...
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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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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 ...