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Optimize TeX produced PDF for Search

What are some tips for LaTeX that produce search-engine friendly PDF files? For instance, if one does nothing, the default header title of the PDF file is "My Title" when uploaded to the web, which ...
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Why cmyk colors are displayed wrong on screen? [closed]

If we compile this with pdftex and open in evince 3.18.2-1 (and other viewers), the color is violet, instead of blue: \pdfliteral{1 1 0 0 k} \vrule height 5cm width 5cm \bye Please somebody share ...
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How to make the symbols used in a pdf output searchable?

Is there is a way to enrich the generated pdf output from any tex source so that it contains the names of (some of) the symbols used? For example, let's us suppose that we have the following minimal ...
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Do the underlying page properties matter when includegraphics reads PDF or converted EPS/PS vector graphics?

This is perhaps a beginner/simple question, but how does includegraphics determine the "box" encapsulating a vector graphic embedded on, say, a letter-size paper? When I read my EPS files (generated ...
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Modifications on PDF file do not show up

I usually prefer PDF images for my LaTeX documents because they are easy to crop/resize using Adobe professional. I am facing a weird problem. I modified one of the PDF images using Adobe professional ...
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Edit a pdf file in LaTeX?

My coworker sent me a paper that we are both working on as a pdf and I need to use LaTeX to continue to work on it. Can I open the pdf in LaTeX and edit it and add to it?
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Detecting overflow into margins of a compiled pdf

I have a fairly large pdf file compiled in Tex. I used XeTex to compile, though it doesn't matter for this question I think. I want to see if on any page of the PDF, any line, there is text ...
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A button that runs an external program from a Beamer PDF presentation

I want to add a "run demo" button to a Beamer presentation (PDF file) that will launch an external Java application. Can this be done somehow - Embed an "exec" command inside a PDF using LaTeX/Beamer?...
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Is it possible to embed a scrollable frame inside a PDF?

(This is an end-of-year crazy question) Is it possible to embed a (scrollable) frame or a PDF inside a PDF? If so, how to do it in (pdf)LaTeX? This is something pretty common in HTML (see for ...
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LaTeX PDF output not aligned in PDF Viewer [closed]

When I build my tex file and open the PDF (has only one page) in Evince, the page is aligned to the right. It is as if there is an invisible page before the first page. Is this an issue with LaTeX ...
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check which fonts are embedded in the final pdf

One of the requirements I have from the publisher is to make sure all fonts are embedded into the pdf. I am using pdflatex to convert my .tex file into a pdf. How can I check to make sure all fonts ...
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no file t1lmtt.fd

When I compile my document I get the following warning: No file T1lmtt.fd. Font shape T1/lmtt/m/n undefined(Font) using T1/cmr/m/n instead The warning refers to an embedded PDF I have which is an ...
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Why does \includepdfmerge insert a blank page at the end?

How can I get rid of the blank pages inserted after the \includepdfmerge ? Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdfmerge[scale=0.5, delta=10pt 10pt, nup=2x2]{...
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hypertarget seems to aim a line too low

I made a small example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[pdfstartview=FitH]{hyperref} \usepackage{bookmark} \begin{document} we want to go\hypertarget{t1}{} here.\\ instead we go ...
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How can I use fancytooltips in Windows OS? [closed]

In many earlier posts I read about fancytooltip. However, I installed this package in Windows 32bit OS from ctan website. In some examples of this website such as tex.stackexchange.com post used ...
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Strange printing error when including different PDFs [closed]

First of all: I was not able to compile a MWE, since the error seems to be connected to one of my documents, all of which are classified. I'm experiencing (for the first time) the following error: ...
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add a disclaimer at the left-hand side bottom of the front page in a pdf paper

I need to add a paragraph as a disclaimer at the left-hand side bottom of the front page in a pdf paper from latex. I need to add a star symbol to the paper title and the author so that any readers ...
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Add existing PDF literally

I am new on LaTeX and I am struggling to take a pdf and just use it as is. I need the pages of a PDF to be placed there, no includegraphics or similars. Just take the 2 pages of the PDF and place ...
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Caption of figure from PDF overlap page number and at the end of page

I have a drawing from Word 2010. As I would like to insert this drawing into latex, I save this Word file as pdf file. Then I insert the pdf file into latex using includegraphics. Although the size of ...
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How to make Times-Roman appear instead of NimbusRomNo9L-Regu in the PDF document properties in LaTeX?

When we generate a simple document in LaTeX using the times package (\usepakage{times} @ 9pt), the resultant PDF will contain NimbusRomNo9L-Regu instead of Times-Roman. (I know, this is because, LaTeX ...
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Creating fillable PDFs

I'd like to create a LaTeX document that when rendered into PDF, has forms that can be filled out using Adobe Reader or other such programs. Then I'd like to be able to extract the data. I ...
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Export Latex equation into vector graphic

I want to export equations from latex to import them into powerpoint (if possible as vector grafic .svg). I use windows7 / Office 2010 and sharelatex. Since I would like to export every equation, I ...
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Identifying typesetting from PDF files [duplicate]

On many occasions I read other people's documents and I wonder that kind of typesetting was used to compile said document. Is there any way to find out the typesetting from the metadata of the PDF ...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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Image compression

I am using texmaker and is writing a thesis where I have many different images. These images needs to have a pixel perfect accuracy so the results are not incorrect. I have many png images I would ...
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how to include existing pdf slides into my beamer?

are there any ways to incorporate some slides in existing beamer file into my beamer? Say, I want to put slide 2 in file A (a beamer pdf file) into my beamer presentation, can this be done? PS: file ...
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How to embed fonts with pdflatex?

In last 3-4 days I tried to embed to my pdf file fonts, that it contains. I visit more links, including questions from tex.stackexchange.com, and I achieve it even. But yesterday I have seen, that ...
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Clickable text, hyperref. How to remove the red rectangles? [duplicate]

I'm using the package hyperref in my essay to make the index clickable. You click the index and then you gey to the right section. \usepackage{hyperref} that package is very useful here, but... ...
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Insert PDF file in LaTeX document

I have a problem when I insert a PDF file in LaTeX: \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf} The problem is that the PDF page is not centered: I've tried to place tags center,...
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Suggestions for a professional LaTeX book template [closed]

I recently discovered LaTeX and have been impressed by how powerful it is. I formerly used DocBook for all my writing, but after a Linux seminar, saw the wisdom in using LaTeX. I started using the ...
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How to prevent Furigana (Hiragana put above Kanji) from being copied?

The following MWE will generate pages containing Kanji with Furigana. A Furigana is a text put above Kanji to let us know how to pronounce the Kanji. MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xeCJK} \...
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3D PDF : howto convert VRML with colors to U3D or PRC?

I'm using media9 package and it is great! What I'm trying to get is to have a 3D PDF coming from one or more VRML objects. I cannot find anymore the DeepExploration sw http://www.righthemisphere.com/...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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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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Help with setting Winedt 9.1 version

I would like some help in Winedt setup. I use the Winedt 9.1 version and in the others programs like that (Tex center, tex studio), when I compile some file, the program open the pdf file in the page ...
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Include a functional 3D pdf file

I have a 3D pdf file (.pdf) I want to include in an appendix (image 5). When opening the file separately with Adobe Reader, one can zoom in on the object, rotate it etc. I would like to have the same ...
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texorpdfstring with two arguments

The space between the first and the second chapter is different. I know the issue is with the newcommand \chapterAndAuthor with the texorpfdstring command. I added the command texorpfdstring to get no ...
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Nanoletters submission problem - pdf figures

I'm trying to submit a paper to Nano Letters. However, the site states it only accepts figures in pdf or tiff format instead of my usual eps format. So I tried replacing the figures with their pdf ...
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Texmaker: showing the same old pdf

I recently installed Mepis on my computer, so I had to install LiveTex, TeXmaker, etc. from scratch. Everything works fine in TeXmaker, except for the .pdf. Every time I compile and want to see the ....
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How to export Visio graphic for Tex document?

Visio can export many different image formats but only .emf and .pdf as vector graphics. Tex can only handle .eps and .pdf vector graphics and therefor .pdf is the file format to go. But there is the ...
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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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How can I prepare a PDF file for a colour overlay with `\color`?

I want to include colorised icons in a mdframed environment. Since I think that in the near future I will probably need the icons to have varying colours, I'd like to use the \color{...}{\...
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TOC depth and issue with bookmarks

I am experiencing a trouble when compiling my PDF file. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker (PDFLaTeX) to get the file. I have the following MWE : \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[left=2cm,...
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Type 3 fonts in output PDF file

I am trying to submit an article through ScholarOne Manuscript Central. However, when I try to look at the PDF proof I get the Font Type 3 error. I have used PDFLatex to compile the file, using eps ...
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Okular doesn't recognize text [duplicate]

I am writing articles using Kile on Windows 7. I have a problem with search in the output file. For some reason, Okular doesn't recognize the text. Trying to copy something with the option text ...
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Why do my PDF figures in PDFTeX look bad in print?

I am using several figures created using Matplotlib in a LaTeX document that I compile with PDFTeX. When I print the compiled PDF, I find that the figure quality is not optimum on some printers, ...
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locking pdf viewer in TexStudio

I find the pdf view in TexStudio not really confortable. Especially, when I needs to scroll the pdf, I have to fit size to width to make the scroll handy. But, when the viewer is indeed fit to size, ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...
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How to add rip-out pages exactly in the middle of a booklet?

I am creating a staple-bound booklet for printing. I make sure it has a page count that is a multiple of 4. Now I have a few independent pages, also always a multiple of 4, that I would like to inject ...
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pdf graphic produced by Inkscape doesn't print properly [duplicate]

This question was marked as a duplicate: This question already has an answer here: \includegraphics PDF, color problem but I don't see that it is. I had previously looked at that question, and even ...