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How to deal with PDF figures

I can insert JPEG figures in publications, but when it comes the time to include PDF figures (I prefer them for graphics because of its vectorial nature) I cannot scale them properly. I am using ...
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Poor opentype font quality when printing xelatex generated PDF

I've been trying to print a PDF created with Xelatex, and the text (using opentype) is not as crystal clear as the same text printed directly from word (the edges are jagged/grainy). Any suggestions? ...
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Break PDF booklet into pages

I have a PDF with booklet-odered pages (like the one below). I would like to break these PDF A4 pages back into the original twice as many PDF A5 pages. |-------| PDF page 1 | 8 1 | |-------| ...
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Cannot add metadata to pdf [closed]

i noticed that i am not able to add metadata to my pdf.. any clues? Here is a minimal working example. The produced pdf has no author or title metadata. I am using miktex and texworks. % !TeX program ...
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Opaque-to-transparent gradient lost in embedded PDF figure

I have a figure created with Inkscape as SVG and exported as PDF. When I view the PDF directly (e.g. in OS X Preview), it shows correctly. When embedding it in a LaTeX document, it has problems with ...
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From LaTeX to PDF/A

I have noticed that my PDFs (which I compile from LaTeX using PdfTexify on Windows 7 in MikTeX 2.9 with WinEdt) sometimes do not render properly on Mac OS X (e.g. the contents of some figures may not ...
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How do you get the plaintext from a rendered LaTeX document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX to plain text for e.g. generation of statistics I have my resume done up in LaTeX, which I usually publish as a pdf with pdfLaTeX. However, one potential employer ...
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How to put a PDF figure on top of another one

I have two PDF figures (charts) in a LaTeX document. As one of them is really simple, and I have some document space constraints, I was thinking of putting it in the upper right corner of the second ...
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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 ...
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inserting a pdf file in the beginning in xelatex

I was creating a book using XeLateX. I've got a front page created by someone else which is in pdf format. Now my question is how can I insert the pdf file to the beginning? I have done this in LaTeX ...
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How to add new line character to pdfcomment popup?

I cannot seem to figure out how to separate lines in the text of a pdfcomment (\pdfmarkupcomment). I tried different standard representations, like \n. \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Selecting a single word in ereaders

ebook readers let user select only a single word in the most PDF documents. However, when I try to select a word in a PDF generated with pdflatex (and also with latex), the ereader (i.e. sony prs600) ...
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table from pdf to latex

Ciao guys I am making a presentation using beamer. It is based on an online research article. Let's say there's a pdf file with a table consisting of 4 columns and 5 rows. What would be the easiest ...
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Using Bibtex with LyX help [closed]

I am currently using LyX, and I have a .bib file with all of my BibTeX references. Everything seems to work fine at first, but then goes terribly wrong when I try to view the pdf. I have added the ...
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LaTeX color and ICC color profiles

I have a (pdf|Xe)LaTeX document and trying to keep it CMYK. For some documents, I use a certain color for it's elements, which is RGB #BDCDDA. As my final document should be using the Adobe CMYK ...
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“reverse-engineering” a certain pdf [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to create a latex amble that would lead to a PDF similar to the following: http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.4413 I am talking about margins, font size (of various headers, ...
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Adding words to links generated by hyperref

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{polski} \begin{document} \begin{figure} . \caption{A figure} \label{fff} \end{figure} \lipsum[1] Rysunek~\ref{fff} jest ...
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Performance of LaTeX and other TeX derivatives

I need to generate thousands of pdf reports, based on some data. Right now I am using pdflatex for this. Are there differences in performance between pdflatex and other TeX derivatives? My content is ...
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How do I place a simple javascript in the resulting PDF?

I would like to use LaTeX to produce a PDF document with forms with the following features: -One or two user-modifiable text fields -One output text field -A "run" button that, when pressed, will take ...
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Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones?

Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones, both the font color and overall document background? Preferably using pdflatex. The final effect could be something like this screenshot of Pocket in ...
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PDF Layers (OCG) using xelatex

I am switching from pdflatex to xelatex and have trouble finding an alternative on how to do layers in the pdf. So far I have been using ocg.sty to separate relevant content from eye-candy content ...
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How to set compatibility level in PDFLaTeX

normally pdflatex produces pdf compatible with acrobat reader 6.0 and later right? How do I make it compatible only with version 9.0 forward acrobat reader? I use TeXLive 2011
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find out latex font used in a pdf [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what fonts are used in a document/picture? Given a pdf created using latex, is it possible to find out the font used?There is maybe a package or method ...
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Error occurs when I rerun a tex file without closing the pdf file

When we make a file, we write a tex file, run it, check the pdf file, fix the tex file, rerun it, and check the pdf file again. Whenever I rerun the file without closing previous version of pdf file, ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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Bold text in pdf

I use a TexMaker for creation of my report. But when I look the created pdf-file, there is no bold text. How to fix this? \bfseries{Lorem ipsum dolor} \textit{sit amet}, consectetuer adipiscing elit. ...
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question on radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,…] ) of a fillable form made with package hyperref

I often use radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,...] ). But there is one aspect I am not happy about: If you select/check a certain button of your group of radiobuttons, then without javascript there is ...
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generating flow of content in pdf (aka using the **zoombox** feature)

i am sure this feature is called something else entirely, but i have seen some recent pdfs in arxiv that seem to have information about the layout of the pdf such that when we click on a twocolumn ...
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Are comments safely hidden once the document is compiled?

This is kind of similar to some of the pdf to latex questions but from a different angle. I'm not looking for a complete LaTeX reconstruction method, I want to know if the comments are safely hidden. ...
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Changing PDF links style [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove ugly borders around clickable crossreferences and hyperlinks When I generate PDF, a red border surround all links (internal and external). Which package draws ...
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How to create page with non printing annotation

I would like to add text 'This page intentionally left blank' to blank page (with header) but I would like to this text appear in pdf but not in the printed document. Is it even possible? If so, how?
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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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Strange PDF issue for Adobe Acrobat on Linux reading a document produced in latex

This is probably a well known bug or error, but I don't really know how to search for it. I have a PDF, which I have created on my computer running os X (10.6) in texshop. There are various figures ...
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hyperxmp + xelatex bug: duplication of pdfkeywords

I found an annoying bug(?) relating to the pdfkeywords metadata field which hyperref allows to set. When hyperref is used in combination with hyperxmp and the document is compiled with xelatex the ...
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Obtaining a list of authors and keywords in the given document

I'm typesetting a document based on the Elsevier document class. I want to use hyperref's \hypersetup to set title, author, and keywords of the generated PDF file to the corresponding values. The ...
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Combining PDF's and their TOC

I have three .tex files that get compiled fine using polyglassia & xelatex packages. When I combine these three tex files in one tex file, it exceeds the memory due to a lot of special fonts used ...
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pdfpages, addtolist and list of tables

These may be separate questions, but the following MWE: \usepackage{pdfpages} ... \addcontentsline{lot}{subsection}{\ref{tab:UserRoles} \textbf{User Roles}} \includepdf[pages={-}, ...
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How to rid of automatic .pdf label from \includegraphics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid showing the filename when using graphicx? So I'm using the \includegraphics command to put a PDF image of a table into my LaTeX file here, but this pesky ...
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Imported PDF figure special character problem [closed]

I am importing a PDF figure using \includegraphics. This PDF figure contains a greek sigma and a greek Delta capital. In my PDF output, the sigma is output correctly, however instead of a capital ...
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Anyone recognize the difference between these two pdf's? [closed]

The following are the ends of two pdfs. The first comes from using lua to copy the the pdf file at the end of stop_run. For some reason the pdf is not complete and I'm curious as to what is missing. ...
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Luatex os.execute not working

I've hooked luatex's stop_run callback so I can do some processing on the output pdf after it is generated. To process the pdf I need to call os.execute. When doing so I an error saying "All command ...
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Lualatex after pdf is generated

Is there any way to use lua functions after the pdf is generated or to force generation of the pdf at some point in the tex file and still use lua? Basically I need to modify the pdf and do this from ...
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deleting pages from pdf [closed]

I am writing a replacement for \include that will only include the file if it has been modified. To do this I need to delete or extract files from a pdf. I am using lua to do all this. I see there ...
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How to export a pdf from a word file which is not one page long but smaller according to the drawing size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I crop included PDF documents? I have a drawing from a word file. I export it in a pdf format and i import to my tex file as a figure for a paper. The problem is ...
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Incomplete Mailto in PDF with amsart [closed]

When I use the amsart class and run LaTeX => PDF, the email macro produces strange output. Namely, the PDF shows an incomplete mailto. For example: \documentclass{amsart} \email{a.b@c.d} ...
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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 ...
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How to force MikTeX' texdoc to open package manuals with a PDF reader rather than the DVI viewer?

I am working on a machine with MikTeX installed. When I want to open a certain package manual, I type texdoc packagename. However, I don't want to open it with Yap (the DVI viewer in MiKTeX). Acrobat ...
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How to change the title of a PDF? [closed]

I am getting a bunch of PDF files from some other source, and I need to change the PDF title via a script, i.e. the title that you can inspect via pdfinfo for example. Does texlive come with some such ...
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pdflatex producing dvi output instead of pdf

I have a template for a paper that I am using that produces dvi output when I run pdflatex on the input file. Whereas most of the papers that I have worked with produce pdf output when I run ...
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Detecting all pages which contain color

In an larger LaTeX document there are often only some pages with color content (mainly figures) and the remaining ones are only black and white. Because printing costs for color pages are much higher ...