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PDF bookmarks according to figure titles or labels

I have dozens of figures that I am going to include in one PDF file using the following code combination: % allpdfs.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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Can zooming in PDFs recover original image size?

Say I create an image of 100x100 pixels in an area of 1x1 inch in my article. Lets say, when viewing the pdf at 100% magnification on my monitor, this 1x1 inch area covers 50x50 screen pixels. If I ...
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Easy way to calculate word-count in Latex for Mac? [duplicate]

I am using TexShop and was wondering if there is an easy way to find the wordcount in a document ? The way I do it now is copy and paste the PDF document into Word to calculate the word count. Is ...
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Use Mac's Preview to display PDF files from TexShop? [closed]

I am sure there is a simple way to do this but my internet search yielded nothing .. I prefer using Mac's Preview to display PDF files rather than TexShop's internal PDF viewer. TexMaker has an ...
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IEEEtran Export to PDF version 5 or above

I'm writing a paper for an IEEE conference and am checking the PDF with PDFExpress. One of the errors that I'm getting is that the PDF version of my paper is under 5: I opened the file in Adobe ...
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Refer to labels of merged pdfs?

Do I need to use an extra program (pax) in order to bookmark labels of merged pdfs? For my application, I use KOMA-Script for the letter and moderncv for the CV. Therefore, I have to use two ...
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Vector images rasterized when converting to PDF? (XeTeX)

I've been using LyX with vector images in *.eps format for the longest time. Now I've moved to a new machine (a mac), tried to get the same work environment back, and ran into this problem: Creating ...
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How can I change font in pdf forms? [closed]

I'm making a pdf form with "hyperref" package: \usepackage[unicode,pdftex,hidelinks]{hyperref} \hypersetup{unicode=true,pdfauthor={Author},pdfkeywords={some words}, pdftitle={some ...
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How do I include a separate custom cover page onto my LaTeX document?

I've created a nice looking cover page in LaTeX as a pdf on its own. How do I add this onto an already existing LaTeX document instead of the default title page?
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Move-around box in PDF display

I tried using the fancytooltips package and like it a lot. One thing that I could imagine would be nice is to have the entry showing up as a movable box instead of just a tooltip. (Sometimes the ...
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Could not insert pdf graphics

Using \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{mypdf} I tried to insert a PDF image to my XeLaTeX document. But instead of the images empty area places in its place. \documentclass{article} ...
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High-quality LaTeX output format for website display with flexibility

I would like to display a document on my webpage that has a quality of a LaTeX output, such as PDF, PS, DVI. (Plain HTML does not have that quality -- the text is not as "nice" to read.) However, I ...
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Change view-command in Emacs and AUCTeX (pdf mode)

My version of Emacs and AUCTeX[1] uses TeX-evince-sync-view for viewing pdf. This command is not working for some reason. Evince is launched but Emacs freezes and I have an error Couldn't find ...
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set pdfauthor using complex list-processing macro

I have created a macro, \joinlist, that adds commas or other delimiters between the elements of an etoolbox internal list. It has special handling for lists of just two elements ("a and b"). It also ...
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texmaker 4.0.1 for OS X Pdf Viewer does not work

With "external viewer" it works fine. But there is a problem with the pdf viewer that it shows the text too wide, there is something wrong with it. What should I do?
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Why does the latex command sometimes produces PDF output?

I have noticed that on some .tex files (making use of the graphicx and hyperref packages and PDF image files), the latex command produces PDF files instead of the expected DVI. How and when does this ...
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French accents not showing correctly in table of contents

I am writing in French and there are many accents. I can see them in the whole document except in the table of contents. When I compile and preview my document in Texmaker, I can see the french ...
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I can't save a tex file [duplicate]

I'm really new to Texmaker but I already know the basics. The problem is that I can't even save my file, so I can't compile it. It says The file could not be saved. Please check if you have write ...
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Can programs (e.g. Matlab) be made executable from within the PDF?

Is it possible to include a program (as in say Matlab, Maple, etc.) within a LaTeX file in such a way that clicking a button on the resulting PDF file will transport the program to the related ...
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Displaying sections in table of contents/side bar of pdf viewer

I wasn't sure how to search for this as I'm not sure what's it's called. Apologies if this is a duplicate though. Sometimes when I open a PDF, the sidebar will list the table of contents and I'll be ...
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How can the thesis structure be defined for PDF generation?

My thesis consists of these hierarchical elements: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{020-tex} \end{document where 020-tex.tex contains \input{030-preface} ...
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Too much vertical space when displaying formulas in LyX

When I display formulas in LyX, it leaves way too much space between the text. The commands I have used are Insert -> Math -> Display Formula and Insert -> Math -> AMS multline Environment. However, ...
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Included PDF gets corrupted after Acrobat’s color conversion

I found a strange error … I’m typesetting a musical score with Sibelius 7. And to add some text and notes I use LaTeX (i.e. xelatex but the error is the same with pdflatex). To get a complete PDF of ...
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Can include text which conditionally appears depending on PDF viewer? [duplicate]

Can you have a message in a document which only appears when particular PDF viewers are used? I am using pdflatex to create a PDF document. I am including pdf image which, unfortunately, does not ...
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Plotting floating point data with pgfplots

Is there a binary file structure supported by pgfplots to allow floating point numbers to be loaded and plotted? I understand the time taken to convert floating point data to a text file is small, ...
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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 ...
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How to merge two files : djvu and PDF?

I have two files one f1.pdf and other is f2.djvu. I want to join them and the output file will be pdf. Already I have tried to do this by the following command. But these are not working. Is there any ...
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Fillable form: checkbox linked to hide/unhide sections; pushbutton to add/delete rows [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it would be possible to create a fillable form, where you have a few checkboxes. Default when the checkboxes aren't ticked, some forms are hidden. When you check the appropriate ...
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Adding metadata using pdfx fails

I'd like to generate a PDF/A-compliant document. Thus I need to embed the metadata using XMP but somehow the following MWE doesn't work. \RequirePackage{pdf14} \documentclass{article} ...
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automatic PDF bookmark manipulation

This is a follow-up question to PDF bookmark customization How is it possible, to set in an report/scrreprt all chapters with bold bookmarks in the pdf bookmarks? I've found a discussion about it (in ...
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Font problems with pslatex [closed]

I am not really familiar with pslatex, I usually prefer pdflatex. I prepared a document, compiled with pdflatex many times and everything works perfectly. Now I have to recompile it with pslatex. I ...
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Open PDF to a Prescribed Bookmark

Background: I have a one page document with header information at the top. I would like the document to automatically scrolling past this header when it is opened. The following theorem is only ...
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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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Is LuaLaTeX producing faulty pdfs? [closed]

If I compile the following minimal code with LuaLaTeX I seem to get a faulty pdf: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} text \end{document} ...
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Issue with TeXMaker on win7 and beamer [closed]

Not sure if this question is appropriate for this forum... Just wondering if others can confirm this before sending it to the developers. Setup: TeXMaker TeXLive 2012 pdflatex with synctex enabled ...
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Convert PDF figures to PS figures without pixelation [closed]

I have a tex document (called foo.tex) that includes several PDF figures. I need to generate a PostScript version as well as a PDF version of the final document. Running pdflatex foo.tex works just ...
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Can we have viewer specific text in a pdf generated by pdfLaTex?

I am wondering if we could have a pdf file, which can tell what viewer its being viewed with. I was looking for some tex command, which says something like: If viewer is Acrobat, print "Hi You are ...
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Producing TikZ-made .pdfs and using /includegraphics on them?

I'm helping TeX a professor's handwritten notes for publishing/pre-print purposes, and for producing certain graphics, I use PGF/TikZ. However, it seems he is having trouble compiling the code ...
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How to make a link to a chapter in a local pdf file? [duplicate]

The title is self-explanatory. Anything of that sort \href{run:path/to/file.pdf#chapter2}{go to chapter 2 of file.pdf} ?
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PGF: Externalize + Fadings differences in viewer [closed]

I've been working with the fadings library in PGF and I was having trouble getting it working with externalize. I finally figured out that it was working, but Apple's Preview does not display the ...
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Insert a piece of PDF file as image [duplicate]

Recently I learned how to include just one page of a PDF file as image using \includegraphics, but now I need to include just part of the page and not  the entire page. How can I include just ...
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import/(copy in) math from Pdf

Is it possible to import/(copy in) a pdf-file including formulas and math to Lyx while keeping the math unchanged/editable/usable?
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Wrapped Text Search? [closed]

This is an excerpt from a PDF generated with PDFLaTeX (3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 from TeX Live 2012): when the disease is still spreading undetected and mitigation measures are not being made. When I ...
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Display PDF page with sidewaysfigure in landscape [closed]

I want to have a landscape figure with the same portrait page geometry as the rest of the document. Additionally, I want only that page to be displayed in landscape in the PDF and the figure to float ...
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How to make a really basic reference?

I'm trying to make a really basic reference. Let's say I have theses lines in my document : Lorem Ipsum ... Lorem Ipsum ... [1] here ... Lorem Ipsum ... Lorem Ipsum ... I want to anywhere in my ...
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How do I prevent pdflatex from making strange symbols when text is copied? [duplicate]

I use LyX to create my LaTeX files. Recently, when I've used LyX's pdflatex to view my file, the text looks fine, but when I attempt to copy it, I just get strange symbols. If I use LyX's dvipdfm, I ...
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Change font to computer modern for includegraphics

Is it possible to change the font to computer modern for an included pdf in LaTeX? I know its possible to save texified text with Inkscape, but i'm looking for a solution with just LaTeX. "Example": ...
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Embed distributed LaTeX file/code to the PDF?

I have read of the possibility to embed the LaTeX source in a generated PDF, see the question here. Do you know of a way to do this with distributed TeX file, i.e. for a TeX file which is stored in ...
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In LaTeX, how to have a TextField with limited number of characters

I am using LaTeX to make a fillable PDF file. I use the \TextField command in the hyperref package to get the fillable field in the PDF file. In some places, I want to have a field which has a ...
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Embedded fonts - Verification: Different tools give different answers [closed]

I want to produce a PDF file that has all fonts embedded. I prefer to avoid the detour of postscript/dvi and use pdflatex instead. My PDF is basically a publication containing only OmniGraffle figures ...