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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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Two graph - same page? (R/LaTeX)

I am using R to create my graph, and I am doing a paper, where I have to put two graph, as showed in the image: In R, my output looks like: y1 <- c(6524, 6701, 6946, 7080, 6920, 6887, 6660, ...
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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

Updated with properly minimalistic example. 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. ...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2012) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. I need to do this so that LaTeX will be accepted as a way of ...
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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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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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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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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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Are mouse over definitions of acronyms possible?

I have a lot of acronyms in my thesis and I am using the acro package. I would like to know if there is an option to make it possible for the acronyms within the thesis to display a mouse over ...
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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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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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 convert PDF to EPS?

I can't find a tool to convert PDF to EPS, neither in MikTeX nor in TeXLive. Is there such a tool actually? Update: Based on Herbert's accepted answer, I simplify his batch as follows: #!/bin/sh ...
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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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How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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How to change the PDF producer metadata with XeLaTeX on MikTeX

I tried to change the PDF Producer of the generated PDF file with XeLaTeX, but it always be "MikTeX-xdvipdfmx (0.7.8)", if the PDF is generated with pdflatex, it will change as I wish, does anybody ...
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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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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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1answer
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I'm having problems with PDF preview

I just started using TeXworks, and for some reason, I'm having problems with PDF preview. For example, when I type, \documentclass[12 pt, a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \section{} ...
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Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files?

I'd like to be able to create a TeX file that will output multiple PDF files with one compilation. I'm not even sure if this is possible. Here is the setup: I am writing dozens of cover letters for ...
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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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How do I open the internal viewer in a custom Quick Build command with TeXStudio or TeXMaker?

I'm using TeXStudio 2.2 (A fork of TeXMaker, formerly known as TeXMakerX) and I'm trying to make a Quickbuild option that adds in Bibtex. I've written the command line as pdflatex ...
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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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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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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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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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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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1answer
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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 convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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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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embedded fonts in TeX [duplicate]

How can I introduce, as embedded subsets, the fonts: Symbol, Times-Bold,Times-Roman, TimesNewRomanPSMT-Bold, TimesNewRomanPSMT-Bolditalic in Plain TeX, under Ubuntu?
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Change color in finished pdf file

Suppose I have a finished PDF file, say a figure generated from some software, where the ink is black. I would include it in a document. Suppose I want to include it in a beamer presentation with ...
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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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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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DVI to PDF Convertor [closed]

I am converting dvi file to pdf but in that process my figures are misplaced. i used \FloatBarrier command to fix figures in dvi. but facing the same problems in pdf. Can any one help?