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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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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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Can not find symbols in latex [duplicate]

I am new in latex and I need to express the following symbols: &, &&, ^, | , || , <, <=, >, >= , == , != , % When I write them in that way, nothing happens on the document. ...
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How to add pdf photo to LaTex? [closed]

I have created a diagram using word drawing, however, when I saved it as a pdf and exported it with LaTeX the figure seem to be the whole page and could not adjust it only the figure size. If anyone ...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive [closed]

This is a question concerning two areas. OSs and creating pdf-documents from LaTex-scripts. The point is the following. When I create a pdf-file under Linux using pdflatex, I can open the file under ...
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TexStudio - Why is there no text on my pdf document?

My problem is that I can compile my document, but when I open it, I can't see any text or figures, only equations. I have no idea where to start checking, the only message that I get is that the ...
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Open PDF Viewer to Edit Location?

Some LaTeX tools such as texmaker open the PDF viewer to the last modified location after compilation. To clarify, I edit tex source, compile, and the PDF viewer automatically navigates to the ...
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My file.tex is damaged, and so is the pdf. Why? [closed]

I think it happened because I didn't close the software properly: I (by mistake of course) unplugged my laptop while everything was running (not compiling, just open). When I turned it on, my .tex was ...
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PDF compression automatically with TeXWorks or WinEdt in Windows 7?

Currently I use TeXWorks or WinEdt to generate my PDF then open a command window and execute the following to compress the file: >gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dMaxSubsetPct=100 ...
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Why isn't my title showing up?

Note: This question's answer does not apply to my question. I've written just about the simplest .tex file I can imagine: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{The Influence of ...
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Embedding a flv (or mp4) video using pdfTeX (plain TeX only)

I am attempting to find out how to embed a flv video in a pdf file created using plain TeX and pdfTeX. I was successful at manually (via Adobe Acrobat's menu: Tools->Multimedia->Video Tool) embedding ...
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How to embed videos in pdf with ConTeXt?

I have heard that it is possible to embed videos with ConTeXt in tex-files and in the resulting pdf-file. Hans Hagen wrote very briefly about videos in his manual, but there is no Minexample. I could ...
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TikZ image breaks PDF printing

I have a strange conundrum. I created this image in TikZ: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[color=black!30!white,line ...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2013) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. These tests are the de facto indicator for a document ...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version ...
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How can I make LaTex typeset a PDF regardless of an error?

When LaTex encounters an error in the .tex window (source) it reports the error in the console when I hit 'typeset' but does NOT produce a PDF. This is particularly distressing when I'm 40 pages into ...
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How do I set variables in latex template used for pandoc markdown to pdf conversion [closed]

I'm sorry if this is a bit of a pandoc question, but I'm hoping you tex users have some familiarity with latex templates within pandoc. I'm very new at this, but am excited to get a good work flow ...
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Troubles with brackets while zooming [duplicate]

When I'm zooming the compiled document, all brackets and similar figures look like on the screen. I've already installed cm-super, so I don't have troubles with the font, but, I have no an idea why ...
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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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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013/2014/2015 version)

Despite having gone through Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X and having looked at the TeXnicCenter + Sumatra Tutorial, there seems to some little changes for ...
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Image link clickable in non-white areas (excluding the background)

Consider image sample below. I'm including it using \includegraphics and I have linked it to an url using \href. What I would like is to have it in the pdf file in such a way that the mouse would ...
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How to format a book appearence in the bibliography in LaTeX? [closed]

I use LaTeX to write a document. Therefore I need a Bibliography. Thus I created a .bib file with my sources. When I run LaTeX a book source looks like this: John A McDermid. Software Engineer's ...
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Invalid page tree PDF [closed]

I have a generated LaTeX (python scripts, getting data from different sources) document which is then compiled into a pdf with pdfLaTeX. Generally the structure of the document is the following ...
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Opening a non-PDF file clicking on a bookmark

I know it is possible to open a PDF file using bookmarks. But is it possible to open a non-PDF file by clicking on a bookmark? I've read all documentation from hyperref and bookmark packages but ...
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Expand bookmark by single-clicking on it

Probably being too pedantic but is it possible to expand a bookmark by single clicking on it? Emphasis on single clicking! I know it is possible to expand a bookmark by double clicking, but I want to ...
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Why can't “fi” be separated when being copied from a compiled pdf?

I notice that in a pdf file compiled from Latex, "fi" such as in "field" cannot be separated as "f" and "i" when copying text out of the pdf file. I wonder why and if this can be changed? Thanks and ...
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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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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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How to go to the previously viewed page in various PDF viewers, e.g TexWorks'?

Suppose my PDF document is produced by pdflatex and while viewing the document I follow a link and go from A to B within the document. How do I go back from B to A? In other words where is the ...
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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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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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Hyperlink in moderncv with acrobat reader

The hyperref in moderncv for urls and the email address cannot be opened with adobe acrobat reader. The links are working in other pdf readers. It's only an issue with moderncv opened in adobe acrobat ...
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Why does XeLaTeX doubles the pdf file size with respect to pdfLaTeX? [closed]

All was fine with my using XeLaTex in TexWorks. It generated nice 6Mb pdf files. Yesterday I started getting 12Mb pdf files. I cannot post the pdf file I try to includepdf in my document. XeLaTex pdf ...
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Too big pdf images in latex file? [closed]

I have six 4MB pdf images of Excel graphs included in my latex code and now the compiler has much problem to load and update. Can images become too big in terms of memory or shouldn't that be a ...
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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [closed]

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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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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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 ...