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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

I've been wrestling with this for a while now. I had a setup using pdfLaTeX with epstopdf that works nicely, but I need mathspec so I've moved to XeLaTeX. All of my figures are now causing problems. ...
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T1 Encoding causing bad PDF quality? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that some of the papers I've listed on my homepage look a lot sharper than others when rendered in a PDF viewer. Curious about this, I tracked it down to this import: ...
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How can I avoid blank spaces when I insert a pdf figure?

in the following piece of latex code, I would like to place a pdf figure called sharpideq2 at page 1 among the text rows, avoiding blank space. What I get instead is the figure placed alone in the ...
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how to print the heading from my appendix on the first page of an inserted pdf file

I have an appendix in my document but it only consists of a large pdf file. When I do it in the following way, I get my title from the Appendix at the end of the previous page or on a new page, but ...
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embedded pdf inside original pdf

Is it possible to embed or show a pdf inside a main pdf. Suppose user click on "Address" - is there a way to popup another pdf showing the detailed address from which the user can copy.
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Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf

Same question posted on other portal : Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf. Sumatra Adobe Adobe reader settings:
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How do I get rid of vim-latex's output from PDF viewing?

I use vim with VIM-LaTeX. I can use \ll to compile and \lv to view. I've set the following options in my .vimrc file: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' When I type \lv, ...
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Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is turned

Is it possible to change the background color of a Beamer presentation in the PDF in such way, that whenever I switch a page, the color is switched as well? Note that I do not seek a solution to ...
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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen? [on hold]

I'm using a recent version of MikTeX and my pdf outputs open in a window not maximized. This is quite annoying. How can I make it so that they open in Adobe reader in a maximized window? Please ...
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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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Why might I not want to set naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false in hyperref?

I know from these questions that you can solve a lot of internal linking problems in your PDF by setting naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false (naturalnames being set to false by ...
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pdftooltip color assign

How can we assign a color for the pdftooltip ? For example I want the text CD to be blue. How can I get the color of my choice in RGB? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfcomment}% ...
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Problem with converting from lyx file to PDF

I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads: File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf ...
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Do not count appendix with total page count

When you open a PDF file made by TeX, you usually have some means of telling what the total page count is in the client GUI. I want to modify this page count such that the appendices is not counted ...
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Metrics of natwidth parameter in includegraphics when dealing with PDF

I need to get the .bbl file from the .bib and so need to compile the .tex in LaTex, but I have included PDF graphics which can be compiled in LaTex using natwidth, natheight params. \begin{figure} ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...
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Remove off-page vertices in PDF [closed]

I have asked a similar question before, but this time my goal is different: I have a PDF containing blueprints on a single page. There object it depicts is drawn a couple of times: from the side, ...
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Font problem when editing TeX produced pdf in external software [closed]

When I try to import TeX/LaTeX produced pdf code in Inkscape, then I loose a lot of the interletter and interword spacing, almost all interword spacing is shown wrong, the exponents are not at their ...
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Sortable table by clicking on headings [migrated]

Is it possible to create a table in TeX and compile into PDF, which would have its column headers so, that clicking on them would sort the (numerical) table content by that column? I understand that ...
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Break in square root line

I'm having a problem where the line that runs the top length of my square root sign is discontinuous. \begin{equation} N_t(\text{V})=\sqrt{\sum_{i=0}^{n}N_i^2} \end{equation} Yields this... ...
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Implementing full-page Screen-Only & Print-Only in PDF

I am interested in displaying some things (e.g.: title page) in full color on screen, while having the same object/page display in a black and white friendly form when printed. According to this SO ...
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Text font thinner on pages with pictures

I have a problem with font thickness on pages containing heavy pictures, the font looks slightly thinner than usual (see the example). Does anyone know how to solve this? FYI: I use TeXShop to ...
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PDF inverse search in acrobat revisited

I've found this question about impossibility of inverse search with acrobat, but it is from 2012 so I decided to post in case there is some update. Does anybody know if situation has changed in any ...
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Make table of contents appear on a PDF index

I want the entries for my table of contents at the beginning of my document to appear in the PDF index, for a PDF generated with pdflatex. Currently only my \chapter entries appear there, and adding ...
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How to enable security in LaTeX using pdflatex 1.40.14 [duplicate]

I want to disable copy/write/edit ... option in my .pdf document. I don't want the document to be password protected ... I am using LaTeX to produce the document. Here is the shapshot of the ...
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pdftitle and such ignored if specified after \maketitle with report and book classes, not with article class

The following MWE shows that, with report (and book) class, PDF information entries such as pdftitle specified thanks to \hypersetup are ignored if they are inserted after \maketitle (and not ignored ...
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How do I make pdfcrop output all pages of the same size?

I am trying to crop a powerpoint animation that I converted to pdf for import into beamer (using ppsplit), but when I run pdfcrop (from texlive) to reduce the whitespace, it crops the pages ...
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How to provide alternative grayscale images in pdf?

Is it possible to provide different versions of an image/figure, and have the pdf viewer choose which one is the best at viewing time? I would like to have a color image on screen and on color ...
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Invisible markers in PDFs using pdflatex

I'm using latexdiff to show changes that I make in a large text (200+ pages). Most of my changes affect only a few pages though, so I don't want my readers to sift through 200 pages looking for the ...
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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ...
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Copying latex from scanned book [duplicate]

Suppose I have a scanned book with equations, is there a convenient way to obtain latex that reproduces them?
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obfuscate latex->pdf document [duplicate]

Is there any package that can easily allow you to obfuscate a Latex->PDF generated document such that copy-paste is not longer possible and produces random letters for instance. And if yes, is it ...
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Protect footnotemarks from selection in pdf

Inspired by this question i used accsupp to protect the headers of my pdf from being copied which works nicely so far. I tried to do the same thing for the footnotemarks which hasn't worked so far. ...
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text wrapping around an image across several A4 sheets

I am doing a project that intends to cover a wall with the words of a book. It will consist of 84 sheets of A4 paper, (cut to remove the margin), with six columns on each sheet. The text is printed in ...
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Intensity and contrast of black text [closed]

I noticed that the black color of the text in some PDF documents (especially products with InDesign) is more or less intense. Some PDF documents produced by TeX / LaTeX have different shades of ...
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Include PDF images with interpolate=true

I was happy to read that \includegraphics allows setting the interpolate flag for imported images: \includegraphics[interpolate]{testimg} This works wonderfully if testimg is a PNG image. ...
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Vertical orientation landscape page in a PDF output file

I'm using the lscape environment to produce landscape pages in my LaTeX document for pages that have large figures or tables, so that my page numbering is in the right place when it comes to printing ...
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Different hierarchical levels in TOC and hyperref-generated PDF bookmarks

I would like to make hyperref generate bookmarks for all available hierarchical levels of my documents, but only in the produced PDF. For the TOC itself (i.e. the one printed at the beginning of the ...
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Fragile frame in lyx

I'm working on a document in LyX and I'm trying to create a frame around some verbatim text. I've tried a number of different things including ERT \begin{frame}[fragile] and \end{frame} around the ...
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sidewaysfigure correctly placed on page but two-sided printing is wrong

I am using sidewaysfigure from the rotating package. The orientation of the figure is as desired for the double-page layout. In the pdf (generated through Latex->PS->PDF), the page is rotated so that ...
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producing embossed tactile graphics with Tikz for a student who is blind

I work at disability services at a university and recently started working with a student who is blind in upper level computer theory, automaton, and programming classes. I learned LaTeX about 3-4 ...
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Creating PDF-forms with TeX/LaTeX? [duplicate]

I've been looking at the creation of PDF-forms - ie. PDF-documents with boxes where the user may fill in information like name and phonenumber or simply check a box to confirm something - in ...
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Shaped pdf page

I don't think this is possible but, is the PDF format able to stand shaped pages? The idea is to produce documents giving a reading experience like this one's: but to bee seen on a screen. Should ...
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control the output file at binary level

I would like to generate a PDF file via PDFTeX that is also a Windows Executable at the same time (the resulting file is a polyglot). For this, I need the PDF file, among other thing, to start with ...
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Using LaTeX for pre-printed paper

I'm thinking of moving from Crystal Reports to a LaTeX based solution, but it's a requirement to be able to make a pdf that conforms to a pre-printed layout (in the company I work we use pre-printed ...
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Multiple PDF generation with one tex file

I'm writing my cv using moderncv, and I want to make it in 2 languages. I wrote a common part, which both languages will have, and specific ones, where I put the translated content. I also want to ...
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Jump between PDF and source file using a document split into master and child

I am searching for an editor which is capable to jump between lines in PDF view and source view, even if the document is split into multiple files. In my case I have a master, witch defines the ...
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How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Here's the set-up: I recently bought a new computer, and I backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. I then downloaded LaTeX on my new computer. ...
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Get TeX to work with jsPdf [closed]

jsPdf is a Javascript library that creates pdf documents on the fly. This is very useful to me as I have a familiarity with Javascript and I want to be able to do this operation server-side. ...