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TikZ/TeX: Minimum line width/maximum resolution

I would like to employ TikZ for some constructive work, namely, programming a FabLab laser cutter. This nifty device gets a 2d drawing (as PDF) and cuts along all hairlines in the PDF. A harline is ...
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Is there a way to extract data from a PDF form and use it to generate a report in LaTeX?

I tried to search for this question but failed. I hope it is not a duplicate. I am trying to automate the process of summarizing a long PDF form. I want to extract data from certain fields in a PDF ...
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How to protect a PDF generated via LaTeX [duplicate]

I've seen several questions similar to this one, but mine is how I can protect my PDF: Extract contents. Print. And, eventually, customize all the meta tag.
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Can I get exactly the same pdf document (sha1) when I recompile latex document? [duplicate]

If there are no date/time specific variables in tex content (just text)... Can I after running xelatex command get the same .pdf (byte to byte) when .tex file isn't changed?
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pdf link does not work with latex/dvips/pstopdf execution

I have this simple LaTeX file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{% linkcolor=blue, colorlinks=true,% hyperlinks will be black pdfborderstyle={/S/U/W 1}% border style with ...
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Lyx: export with tracking changes to pdf

I want to export from Lyx a document as a PDF file. Since my person I am sending the file to does not have Lyx I would like to send him the PDF file containing the changes I made since the last ...
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Drivers other than pdftex.def not supported, epstopdf problem? [closed]

I get this error when using Quick Build (pdfLatex + view pdf) File /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty Type Warning Line line 1 Message ...
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mmap/cmap problem: text in equations is not properly copy-pastable

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[noTeX]{mmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} $(A\to B)\vdash B$ sample text ...
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How can (easily) superimpose different text over odd/even pages of an included PDF file?

I have a series of pdf files that I'm trying to combine. That much I can do without any problem. What I also need to do is add a small amount of text to the top 'outside' corner of each page, ...
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Exporting a tagged PDF

I use LaTeX for typesetting daily document. These include correspondence with patients, certificates etc. Is there any way I can tags (or keywords) for running subsequent searching from inside LaTeX ...
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LyX - Unable to Preview PDF after Upgrade 2.0.6 to 2.1.3

I recently had to upgrade my LyX distribution to remain compatible with a LyX distribution on a different machine. When I upgraded (2.0.6 to 2.1.3), I was no longer able to generate preview PDFs. I ...
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Error of “cannot determine size of graphics”

I know this topic is covered elsewhere in this forum, so I would not ask if I was not desperate and had tried everything I could already. I have a large PhD thesis with over a hundred images in it ...
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Printed PDF is missing some text when using `multicols` [closed]

I've prepared a 3-column equation sheet in LyX using the {multicols}{3} environment. The generated PDF looks great, but when I print it, some text is missing. Here are all the details: It's a ...
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Is there a way to compress pdf file? [duplicate]

I am generating my PDF document (thesis) with LuaLaTeX. Almost all of my figures are made with the pgfplots package and do not exceed 40 kB. The document is 178 pages. The size of this document is 34 ...
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g-brief produces letter format PDF instead of A4 depending on system settings [duplicate]

I'm using g-brief to produce a letter. However, on my computer, the resulting PDF has the letter format, whereas I need A4. I figured g-brief only produces A4 PDF files, so I'm surprised. When I ...
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When including a graphic using text in LaTeX, “fi” and “ff” are not printed after compiling. How can I change this? [duplicate]

In my study, I include PDF graphics as images in order to receive high resolution graphics. These PDF graphics are initially created in Power Point, printed as PDF there, and then included in the ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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How to generate a “named destination” in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] ...
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Insert (and ref) uncompressed PDF literals in Latex document?

I'm having a document whose source files are kept in git, and I'd like something similar to Print subversion repo number on each page ... I've already managed to pull the information I need and show ...
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Can't write on file in Xelatex [duplicate]

The code is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} WinEdt in WIN7 Error messages: Command Line: xelatex.exe --interaction=errorstopmode --synctex=1 ...
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Does most of the formatting remain intact when a standard thesis PDF is converted to Word? [duplicate]

Overall formatting of the PDF document which was built from LaTeX and then later converted to MS Word.
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Inserting latex lines into a pdf? [closed]

Apologies in advance if this is a simple question. I spent a couple hours on google and couldn't really figure it out! I takes Physics notes at uni by editing PDFs that contain skeleton notes. I ...
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Embedding LaTex code in pdf [closed]

Basically what I would like is a possibility to copy-paste LaTeX code (e.g. Formulas) from a PDF document, for use into other LaTeX documents, is this possible? I'm not aquainted enough with the pdf ...
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Responsive design with LaTeX

Is there any concept similar to responsive design, as in responsive web design, in TeX/LaTeX? That is, is it possible to include hints or directives that optimize layouts for different screens? PDFs ...
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Trying to emulate CSS “object-fit” behaviour with PDF's and LaTeX/TikZ

I have a collection of PDF files (each exactly one page) each one with a possibly different size and aspect ratio. I'd like to create a document where I include each PDF into a box of the same size, ...
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Is it possible to substitute text inside a pdf figure?

I have a drawing made by the CAD DraftSight, I exported the drawing into a .pdf file and then I included it with \usepackage{graphicx} % ... \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering ...
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OTF installation - error - files must be included entirely

Argh! Maybe the fonts I got are useless? I got a set of OTF fonts and am trying to install them for use with MikTeX pdflatex. (Yes I know about XeTeX and LuaTeX and that it could be easier with them. ...
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file exporting DRAFT notation [closed]

I am exporting my lyx file to pdf by going to File -> Export -> PDF (pdflaetx) However, when I open my exported pdf file I get a notation at the top of some of the pages with the word DRAFT followed ...
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PDF updating on OS X Yosemite

Since OS X Yosemite, the standard Preview.app no longer seems to keep position when updating a LaTeX PDF. I tried PDFView, which does keep position, but renders text very ugly. (Same engine as ...
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Include PDF with OCGs

I want to avoid to recompile large tikz graphics and therefore I compile them as a standalone pdf file. This file contains some OCG layers which I want to use in the main file, but the OCG layer are ...
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Jabref external PDF viewer not working with newly added papers

I've been using Jabref for a while and linking files so that I can just click the PDF icon on the left to open the relevant papers (or use shift+F5 etc). But lately when I add new pdf's they won't ...
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hyperref bookmarksnumbered prefix or suffix

Is there a way to modify the bookmarksnumbered option of hyperref to add a prefix and/or suffix to the section numbers? The option currently changes the bookmark 'Introduction' to '1 Introduction', ...
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Edit hyperref PDF metadata and options in external software [closed]

I am looking to figure out whether there is a way to edit options that the hyperref package offers in other software. To be more precise, what I am particularly after are the following ones: ...
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PDF Figure doesn't show the Curve

I use Mac Numbers to produce my charts. I export them as PDF and put in my latex file. But in the compiled matex file, I see everything expect the curve. As an example, here is the figure I produced ...
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Using includegraphics makes pdf very large

I am using \includegraphics in pdflatex to extract and display single pages from a pdf file with 30 pages. Each page is a graph and the pdf contains up to 30 graphs. The resulting pdf is enormous ...
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LaTeX PDF file appears then disappears

I've been using LaTex with the texmaker as an editor for a while, but recently I've never been able to view the PDF I create because of a "file not found" error. If I look at the folder the tex file ...
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The matrix is cut off

I wrote a long matrix in LaTeX \begin{equation} \rho H = \left(\begin{array}{ccc} \rho_{11} \hbar \omega_{1} +\rho_{13} \hbar \Omega_{p} cos(t\omega_{p}) & \rho_{12} \hbar \omega_{2}+ \rho_{13} ...
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Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...
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How to create PDF outline

According to the PDF reference (PDF document, 9.4MB), one can create an outline for the document; a visual table of contents for the viewer application which enables the user to jump to the page for ...
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Circumflex in a pdf bookmark using \texorpdfstring

In this MWE, how could you add a circumflex inside pdfstring argument of the \texorpdfstring command so it can be displayed in the pdf bookmarks? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Getting pictures from TikZiT to LaTeX and seeing them in PDF format

I'm using TikZiT(see link) to draw graphs with nods and edges. How to translate that picture to pdf version of my LaTeX document if possible. There is a code below picture in TikZiT which I copy ...
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Substituting fonts without changes to the source

For code snippets in documents, I prefer Bitstream Courier 10 Pitch, which is darker than the usual Monotype/Linotype Couriers. Using fontspec, I say: \setmonofont[Scale=0.92]{Courier 10 Pitch} ...
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How to name (numbering) the cover page

I want to create a pdf like this... I know that using \pagenumbering we can switch between (i, ii) and (1, 2, 3)... but how to name a specific page? particularly the cover. Further comments: ...
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big pdf size due to many small colored boxes

additional info at bottom I was going to use \colorboxes in verbatim mode, one per letter, but this increased significantly the size of pdf (produced via latex+dvipdfmx but pdflatex is similar, and I ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Texmaker: Text in PDF not vectorized … but formulas and tables are vectorized [duplicate]

Users, i am new to LaTeX and i found something that is really strage. When i create a PDF from the following code, the text is not vectorized while formulas and tables are. I am using MiKTeX 2.9, ...
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PDFs want to scale down

I'm not sure if this is a TeX related question at all or rather a general problem with Adobe reader, or Windows, or printer drivers, or whatever else is involved. When I create PDF files with ...
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Is possible to add an unnoticeable “signature” to a PDF in order to track its copies? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to generate 100 apparently identical PDF files, where I hide some kind of key, in order to distribute them among 100 different people. Now I detect an online shared copy of the document ...
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Daggers compilation PDF [closed]

I have a problem with my latex code. I ve been using it for several years, but it is the first time that it happens. My problem is that when I compil the PDF, I have daggers almost everywhere mostly ...
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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

I'm a little bit surprised to find that my exact question doesn't already exist on stack exchange. It is quite general and thus doesn't require a minimal working example. I would like to know if ...
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Test the hyperlinks of a pdf document

Is there any way to test the hyperlinks of a pdf file ? Suppose I have a pdf file containing a large number of hyperlinks, can I test automatically the response I will have when following those links ...