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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [on hold]

I wonder how to split a pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages (See here for reference). In past I was using pdfscissor in Windows 7 and Gscan2pdf and ScanTailor in Ubuntu 14.04. Now ...
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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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Why do PDF files produced by pdflatex not pass validation?

Why do simple PDF files compiled with pdflatex contain so many PDF errors? The simplest example I can see is "Hello World!" that once compiled, \documentclass{report} \begin{document} Hello ...
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Free, online way to convert a PDF (formulated by LaTeX) to an editable Word document?

I know there's many free ways to convert PDF's to Word documents, however the ones that I have found have converted the fonts incorrectly, the table of contents is misaligned and none of the internal ...
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Times font looks different when produced on different computers as the output of the same TexShop version.

The fact that the Times font in the PDFs copies of the same TexShop files looks considerably different depending on which computer I use has been a mistery for me for a long time. Can anyone please ...
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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment DoxyRefList undefined. DoxyRefList

Im trying to generate pdf with doxygen. Already I have tex file generates, like "refman.tex". I can't compile with latex, or pdflatex. Here is the obtained error: *latex refman.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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problem with converting into pdf file

I face the problem of converting my file into PDF. Everything was working fine until today. I reinstalled my LYX to 2.1.3. And now when I want to convert to PDF , it does not see my graphs inserted ...
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Compiling page ranges for particular sections

For my courses in informatics, I write a LaTeX document containing a number of examination questions each semester. For some reasons, I don't want to break this document into particular TeX files. ...
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TeXnicCenter & Adobe Reader DC

How to configure TeXnicCenter to work with Adobe Reader DC? When I building and view current file .tex the following error "Can not execute the command" shows up and the PDF is not generated. If ...
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How big of a file is too big for LaTex? [duplicate]

I am a new user to LaTex. Is there an upper limit to the PDF generable from Latex? What about performance? Suppose I would want to write a 500 pg long book on PDF, at what point is it going to ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?

I have heard about PDF subsets PDF/A (for archival) and PDF/X (for printing). How to generate LaTeX documents like that? I'm also interested in answers with plain TeX and ConTeXt, and hopefully with ...
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tcolorbox 0pt wide lines visible in some PDF viewers

After compiling my document, boxes that should have some of the lines invisible (0 pt) have them still visible in some PDF viewers, namely Ubuntu's Evince, Firefox's default PDF viewer, and others. ...
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Problem in PS2PDF file size

I am using gnuplot to plot an input file. I pass this file to gnuplot from a bash script and the output is .ps. Then I convert it to pdf in my bash script, but the pdf cuts the rest of the plot off. I ...
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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Cannot copy text from the simplest PDF file?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} We define multiplication by $$v_1x = 0,\quad v_2x = v_1,\quad v_1y = -v_1,\quad v_2y = v_1$$ \end{document} which looks ...
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Trouble compiling using PS->PDF

While compiling a tex file using PS->PDF, I am getting the following error. Please help to understand and resolve it. The file is rps.tex. Error: /undefinedfilename in (rps.ps) Operand stack: ...
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making low-quality PDF files clearer

Some research papers available on the web have low-quality outputs. For example, see this. It seems that it was converted from a PS file and typeset in (La)TeX. However, it has all the font ...
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which font is exactly used in this pdf document? [duplicate]

Hi, does anybody can help to recognize the font of this file. Please pay attention to "g"s. If it is typewritten, which font is nowadays similar to that in Office word? Thanks.
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Powerpoint: Export Images For Use With pdfLatex [closed]

I need to implement several images which exist in Microsoft Powerpoint into a latex document. The images are detailed. Would anyone have suggestions for a method which will improve resolution over ...
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Compiling signed pdf online

I need to do some testing and need to compile a document with a PAdES signature field online. I have tried a few, but most online systems exclude the digsig and eforms packages. Any suggestions? Is ...
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Placing a PDF bookmark to the index page?

Using \usepackage{hyperref}and the \pdfbookmark[0]{...}{...} command you can place a PDF bookmark just before the index page generated with \printindex (Sometimes it will point to the empty page ...
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How can I remove white margins from a pdf file?

I create a diagram in Visio and save as a pdf file. There is a large space between the text and the figure, as shown the following: If I understand well, the problem can be boiled down: how to save ...
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When I open and close the pdf made by latex in acrobat,I cant work anymore on latex

I recently have a problem with my latex , that when I open the pdf produced by latex in acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart windows, it also give an error that is : \begin{document} ...
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latex - superimposed figure in pdf file

Figure is superimposed over text in pdf document created from a dvi file. Not superimposed in ps document created from the same dvi file. \begin{figure} \scalebox{0.9}{\includegraphics{pbar.eps}} ...
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Media9 compiles but embedded video gives “Unable to connect to content” “TypeError - Error #1009”

I have a beamer presentation that I am creating and I'm trying to embed a video clip. I'm using the media9 package and having a ton of issues with it. I've gone through the documentation with a ...
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sidewaysfigure and landscape

I have some figures which I wish to display in landscape, with rotated captions. I can achieve this fine using the sidewaysfigure environment from the rotating package. I want to also ensure that ...
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Compile Error (no output PDF file produced) on my “overleaf” [closed]

As you can see, even without any code, I get this compile error below. Of course, with some codes, it throws me the same compile error. This is the full warning I got from the latex log: This ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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Replace latex equations in a PDF by rasterized graphics

Is it possible to generate a PDF file with pdflatex where the equations are replaced by rasterized images? This would make conversion to other word processors formats easier.
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Pandoc Markdown to PDF doesn't show images [closed]

I used knitR to convert R Markdown files to Markdown, and I'm trying to use Pandoc to convert them into HTML/PDF. Markdown to HTML includes all my images in the output, using pandoc test.md -o ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the .pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Is there a direct way to get word count in TeXstudio?

The Text Analysis tool in TeXstudio is quite useful, but I seems I can not find a direct and accurate way to obtain the total number of words in the compiled PDF file. As I understood, this tool ...
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Error while Inserting a pdf file in latex [closed]

this the code i have written for including pdf in latex code. \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \usepackage{fancybox} \usepackage{lipsum}% dumy text \usepackage[dvips]{graphics} \usepackage{times} ...
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Setting pdfinfo fields from a class file

In a class file, I have set (to automatically set PDF information fields): \hypersetup{pdfinfo={Title={\@doctitle}, Author={\@docauthor}, Subject={\@docsubject}, Producer={LaTeX}, ...
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Problem with em-dash symbol using extsizes package

I use package extsizes for 14 pt text size in my document. But there are a problem with em-dash symbol in PDF: in some scales (e.g. 74%, 100%, 204%. but not 125% and 150%) dash symbol is invisible: ...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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PDF Selection Issues [closed]

I am trying to highlight some text in the a pdf generated with latex, however sometimes it misbehaves and selects an entire region. Below is a gif which shows the effect I'm having (I tried to scroll ...
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Convert pdf text with only superscript and subscript formatting elements to LaTeX [duplicate]

I have a long text in pdf with lot of sub and super scripts and need to have it in LaTex. Sorry I could not find something working in previous answers on converting pdf to latex. (OS Windows 7) Now ...
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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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Produce .eps figures from .pdf figures in TexShop on MacOSX

I've tried looking everywhere, but I can't find a way to do this. I have a bunch of .pdf figures in my latex document, for example: \begin{figure}[ht!] \centering ...
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Create element in pdf that doesn't print to paper

I'm creating a fancy header with hyperlinks (see here) for a large document. However, if/when this document is printed, this header is not useful and uses up ink and space. Is it possible to include ...
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sharelatex: PDF inclusion: required page does not exist <5>

I checked the other question similar to this issue yet I could not find a proper solution for the issue I am facing for including an .svg file which is converted using inkscape with pdf+latex option ...
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Reverse engineering on my thesis.pdf [duplicate]

I wrote my thesis, which I have uploaded (fortunately) in my pseudo-site. I had the source locally. There are some people that decided to work on my project, in order to make it better. As a result, ...
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LyX issue with the viewer

I just installed MiKTeX and LyX on my new Apple laptop (yosemite 10.10). When I open an old .lyx file or create a new one the eyes icon on the top left (cmd R) for creating a PDF is inactive, as well ...
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xelatex my_file.tex is not working through php's exec (no pdf)

I've tried everything from using xelatex on it's own: xelatex my_file.tex , to using both: xelatex -no-pdf my_file.tex xdvipdfmx my_file.xdv and also creating a .sh file with the same commands ...
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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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Quickly extracting individual pages from a document

Let's say I have created a 100-page book with the book document class. What is the quickest way to extract, say, pages 3, 67-70, and 80 from the book into six separate PDF files? Is there any ...
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Does rebuilding a PDF from Tex keep embedded video?

I am investigating Tex as a possible solution to a problem I have: Currently I build PDFs from Microsoft Word and insert lots of legacy videos into them after the fact in a second step (reasons why ...