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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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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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TikZ dash pattern generates an offending PDF [closed]

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \def\dotsize{1} \def\spacesize{2} \def\linesize{4} \begin{tikzpicture}[% dash pattern=% on \dotsize pt ...
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120 views

Flatten transparency in tikz

I have a document which I need to compile PDF/A-1b compatible, which means that transparency is not allowed. I have (several) tikz sources directly in the document, and I think they look better with ...
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1answer
75 views

Error using \tikzexternalize and different graphical inputs

How can this issue be stated more precicely and finally solved? Having a large document and using \input{...} within figure enviorement for including gaphics by tikz and pdf's, png's. Each figure ...
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1answer
299 views

Tikz patterns and cmyk color model

Consider the following example. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[cmyk]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \tracingall \draw [pattern = ...
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2answers
232 views

TikZ picture wrecks page on Adobe Reader

The following MWE contains the offending code. The page that this code is on does not show up when the PDF is seen in Acrobat Reader. I do not use Acrobat myself, but my advisor does, so my thesis has ...
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106 views

How to modify imported pdf graphics? [closed]

Is it possible to modify the thickness of lines in an imported pdf image using latex? P.S. I have plots (vector graphics) in pdf format. I import them in latex and zoom into sum parts using tikz ...
3
votes
1answer
130 views

Error after exiting pdf in Texmaker and SumatraPdf

After compiling the document below: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{lipsum} \newcommand{\edpeercopyright}[2]{% {\small\color{black}Copyright \copyright\ ...
3
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0answers
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tikzipicture have different arrow tip colors in pdf output and dvi output

i have the following mwe \documentclass[tikz,border=4pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=angle 45,scale=3,ultra thick] \draw[help lines] ...
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1answer
289 views

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 ...
7
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3answers
440 views

Approach to creating graphics in book - TikZ, SVG, PDF, Inkscape?

I have a series of "charts" I created with Excel (before discovering LaTeX) to show the ROM character patterns for an old computer for inclusion in a book on retrocomputing. My dilemma is how to ...
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XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
6
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2answers
169 views

TikZ: add “alt tag/caption/invisible text” for accessibility

I'm using this amazing tex.sx answer tikz star macro for rendering a x-out-of-y stars graphic for my skills on my resumé. The resume is done with xelatex and exported to pdf. Because it is a resumé, ...
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0answers
137 views

Replace ocgtools' ocgpicture with ocgx [closed]

Since ogctools isn't working for me with TexLive2013, I try to rebuild its command \ocgpicture which shows a picture and by clicking on this it is show in full size. By clicking on the big picture it ...
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1answer
227 views

Elements that looks different when printed with colours or in BW

Is there the possibility with LaTeX of having some element that change if it is printed with colours or in black and white? I was thinking about the rectangles around links with hyperref that are ...
3
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0answers
138 views

pgfplots — Patterns are not displaying correctly in PDF version 1.4 [closed]

I am using this method to plot a pattern in-between two curves. If I save the file as PDF version 1.5 everything looks great. Unfortunately the journal that I am submitting the paper to requires PDF ...
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2answers
365 views

Plotting floating point data with pgfplots

Is there a binary file structure supported by pgfplots to allow floating point numbers to be loaded and plotted? I understand the time taken to convert floating point data to a text file is small, ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

Producing TikZ-made .pdfs and using /includegraphics on them?

I'm helping TeX a professor's handwritten notes for publishing/pre-print purposes, and for producing certain graphics, I use PGF/TikZ. However, it seems he is having trouble compiling the code ...
2
votes
0answers
149 views

PGF: Externalize + Fadings differences in viewer [closed]

I've been working with the fadings library in PGF and I was having trouble getting it working with externalize. I finally figured out that it was working, but Apple's Preview does not display the ...
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0answers
51 views

Vector image (pdf) in TikZ node alters appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tikz changes included graphics I include my pdf vector plots (created with matplotlib) in nodes belonging to a TikZ matrix for positioning (e.g. see TikZ: Image Matrix - ...
2
votes
1answer
331 views

Using ps2pdf colour and fonts change when TikZ picture added on beamer slide

When compiled with LaTeX + dvi2ps + ps2pdf the pdf output of the below MWE shows a strange behaviour: On the first slide (without TikZ picture) fonts and colours are slightly different from the ones ...
4
votes
1answer
191 views

On how double precision numbers are encoded in a pdf file

Imagine the following tikz/pgfplots code: % compile as: lualatex --jobname=figname-f1 figname.tex \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.6} ...
3
votes
2answers
182 views

Include pdf-graphic without including the whole pdf

I have drawn a lattice in latex with tikz, successfully compiled it to a pdf and been able to include it in my document. However, the whole PDF (i.e. A4 page) is included and I only want to include ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

LaTeX TikZ - auto resize block to fit text

I got this kind of code in LaTeX using TikZ: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \begin{document} \tikzstyle{block} = [draw,rectangle,fill=blue!50,text ...
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votes
4answers
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Tikz changes included graphics

I'm including PDF images into my tikzpicture environment, and the line widths in the included images are different than in the original PDF (some are thick as they should be, some are thin). A ...
7
votes
1answer
371 views

Multiple inclusion of the same image gives huge PS file

I am using beamer and having included the same image many times with pgf, declare once and insert. It looks like the PS file from dvips grow linear as I create slides (the image is on the ...
11
votes
1answer
389 views

Branching lines in TikZ without antialiasing/subpixel artifact?

Is there a way to properly branch a line into several lines in TikZ? Simply adding paths creates a darkening artifact where the paths overlap: \begin{tikzpicture}[very thin,-stealth] \draw (-1, 0) ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

Different color display between Adobe Reader and Yap

Today I have been realized some drawings for my scientific article using PGF. After converting the DVI to the PDF file I have noticed that my grid which has been supposed to be gray was somewhat ...
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2answers
832 views

An Example from the Microtype Documentation

While exploring the depths of the microtype package with regard to LuaTeX I came across this innocent looking page 18 from the microtype.pdf 2.5 beta-08. As the blue note in the margins hints a ...
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2answers
861 views

how to create PDF in grayscale mode or TikZ figure only?

how to create PDF in grayscale mode? convert PDF color in PDF grayscale. I need the PDF in grayscale color. Or in TikZ figure only.
10
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1answer
475 views

Reusing an image without duplicating it

PGF has a nice feature, declaring an image and re-using it again and again. With a PDF backend, it reduces the size of the output, as the image is embedded in the file only once. However, the PGF ...
2
votes
1answer
423 views

TeXMaker crashes with this TikZ tree [closed]

\node [rectangle,draw] at (0,-13) {I:18}; \node [circle, draw] at (2,-13) {19} child{node[rectangle,draw] (left node) {S:9}} child{node[rectangle,draw] (right node) {M:10}}; \node [circle, ...
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votes
0answers
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How do I use pdfliteral with tikz? [closed]

I am learning tikz and how to draw stuff in it. One of the examples I have is to draw the periodic table (since I need to be able to draw a nice one and modify it to my needs). The piece of code that ...
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3answers
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Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat.

I have a problem using opacity in TikZ. Whenever I use it somewhere in a picture, I get weird side-effects: colors in (some) other parts of the documents are changed apparently randomly and it makes ...
3
votes
1answer
558 views

Beamer: how to convince “includeslide” to include the last slide of a frame

I'm using \includeslide to create copies of my Beamer presentation slides in handouts, but have hit a small snag. By default, it appears to choose the first slide in a frame unless I specify the page ...
7
votes
2answers
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Animated scrolling marquee across an entire page.

I would like to have a scrolling marquee across the entire width of a page. I am intending this for a Beamer presentation, but the solution doesn't necessarily have anything to do with beamer. I ...