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Create element in pdf that doesn't print to paper

I'm creating a fancy header with hyperlinks (see here) for a large document. However, if/when this document is printed, this header is not useful and uses up ink and space. Is it possible to include ...
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Is PDF capable of conditional display and, if so, how can I achieve it with pdfTeX/friends?

Most of the time, we (or more conservatively, I) think of PDF as a static format fit for printing. I've been surprised in the past at how versatile it is -- how dynamic and interactive it can be -- ...
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How to get abstracts of referenced works as mouseover texts in the generated pdf?

For a BibTeX entry, there is a field called abstract into which the abstract of a work can be entered. Including the abstract as plain text in the compiled document for every reference in the BibTeX ...
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Use of unicode-math results in “unprintable” PDF

In the following example, if I uncomment the inclusion of unicode-math, I still get an PDF that shows up fine in my PDF Viewer (Evince), but none of the equation shows up in print. Why is that? ...
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PDF Merge of pdfs with differing page size

Can a single PDF file, which is the result of a merge, contain pages of different sizes, e.g. A4 and Letter? If so, can you point me to merge tools that preserve page size?
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Expand (for PDF ToC) biblatex's citation commands

For a research report I want to embed some of the cited papers as PDFs (with \includepdf). As all related metadata is available in the bibtex database and also the PDF filenames can be computed out of ...
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Problem with url link-`~` is replaced by %257E

I am adding a url in my document using \url{}. The link, however doesn't lead to where it is suppossed to lead. My code is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Search for LaTeX in PDF

Is it possible to search for LaTeX characters like \alpha in a PDF file? Perhaps there's some PDF reader that can do that?
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references ...
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Friggeri resume - Very different rendering in different readers

I wrote my CV using the Friggeri resume template, but I just noticed a problem: the document it's rendered very differently between Acrobat Reader and FoxIt PDF Reader and Document Viewer: I used ...
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Elements that looks different when printed with colours or in BW

Is there the possibility with LaTeX of having some element that change if it is printed with colours or in black and white? I was thinking about the rectangles around links with hyperref that are ...
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Join several pdf files 4 on 1 page

Issue I want to join several pdf files to a single pdf with 4 pages on one page and continuously proceeding pages using just one SINGLE tex file. Something like: ...
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Is is possible to show the beamer output full screen on monitor 2 like powerpoint? [closed]

I was wondering whether it is possible to full screen the pdf i.e beamer output in monitor 2 showing the contents in monitor 1 as well. I am using monitor extend properties in windows. Powerpoint has ...
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How to put a counter ``This page has been viewed … times'' on PDFLaTeX output?

I asked a similar question on tracking codes. which was migrated to SO. This is a bit different. Can a PDFLateX output have a counter? Can a link on a PDFLaTeX output have a counter associated with ...
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How to force “one page view mode”?

In the first answer of How to display cover page alone in the "two page view" mode a two page view mode for PDFs is realized via \pdfcatalog{/PageLayout /TwoPageRight}. Do you know the ...
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Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?

Adobe Acrobat has the feature that enables the user to markup words or lines and to add an annotation to these markups. These features do not only exits in Acrobat. The markup looks like this: Is ...
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Is it possible to have pictures in .pdf and .eps in LaTeX?

I am a beginner in LaTeX and I want know if there is a way to have 2 images of different types in LaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{report} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} % espanol ...
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making low-quality PDF files clearer

Some research papers available on the web have low-quality outputs. For example, see this. It seems that it was converted from a PS file and typeset in (La)TeX. However, it has all the font ...
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How to insert a newline into TextField default?

I need to insert \newline character as part of TextField default. The code below as suggested by Heiko Oberdiek in 2003 fails (see "multiline TextField" site:tug.org:) ...
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Adding a cover image to an existing pdf file breaks th links of the original pdf [duplicate]

We have a main.pdf, and a cover image and a tex file. When we use texlive2013 to add the cover image and the contents of the tex file in the main pdf, the links in the main pdf breaks, in the sense ...
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How to put Unicode characters in LaTeX title? [closed]

I want to put Unicode characters in LaTeX's title: \title{Unicode} I got ignore message when running make all-pdf, though I had put the lines below in the tex file: \usepackage{CJKutf8} ...
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Making a series of child TeX files and including them as “chapters” in a parent file?

I want to build a big PDF of multiple TeX files which will all have the same preamble. They'll have \newcommand and \renewcommand as well as \usepackage and \documentclass because each file should be ...
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Is it possible to create a PDF document of undefined, variable height with Latex? [duplicate]

I would like to create a PDF document with LateX, whose width is fixed but whose height is variable. What do I mean by variable? I mean that the document will have a priori one page, but that the ...
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How to set the dimensions of the document? [duplicate]

I would like to create with LaTeX a PDF document whose pages have prescribed dimensions. For instance, I would like to create a document whose pages have dimension 5cm x 5cm. Is it possible, and if ...
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How to modify the default LaTeX package parameters of Sphinx?

I want to generate pdf by using Sphinx. Sphinx generates pdf through LaTeX. But I have to add unicode=true to package hyperref of LaTeX: \usepackage[unicode=true]{hyperref} But Sphinx has generated ...
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Rendering PDF graphics without aliasing

I am using MATLAB to generate .eps vector graphics, editing them in Adobe Illustrator, and then saving them as a PDF. When I view the image through Adobe Acrobat, it is covered with cross-hatched ...
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Making equations copyable in pdf

I would like to write a .pdf, where my readers could copy the rendered formulae and paste them directly in their TeX documents. And the copied text would automatically be: \int x\sin ...
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Space in while printing but not viewing PDF [closed]

I am trying to write in a IEEETran class of latex. I have a very strange problem. The minimum stripped code is as follows - \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \def \b {\beta~} ...
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Help me to recover the seed ! pdfuniformdeviate

I made a BIG mistake : I compiled a file and used some macro with pdfuniformdeviate. But I did not realized I will need to recompile this (official) document with the SAME random sampling. I keep all ...
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388 views

Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat

I would like to know, if I can use LaTeX to generate report if I only have Adobe Reader or do I need Adobe Acrobat as well?
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How to change font for a TextField with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

First of all, I am a TeX-Noob, so this may be easy answered by a pro ;-) We have MiKTeX 2.9 and pdfLaTeX for creating pdf documents. One pdf document contains multiple form fields (TextField), and ...
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How to convert an A5 document (PS or PDF) to an A4 document (PDF)?

I have a document with A5 pages (created from a TeX file) and want to combine pairs of A5 pages to A4 pages. That is, without scaling, page 1 and 2 of the A5 document should become page 1 of the A4 ...
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Header and page numbers with pdfpages

I have a chapter of attachments which contains pdf files in this format, using the awesome pdfpages package: \chapter{Title} Lots of multipage pdfs following ...
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Strange border on PNG images in pdf [duplicate]

I make figures in powerpoint, export them as pngs, and include them in my document. I sometimes get strange borders around them, sometimes around indivual elements of the ppt file, like this (black ...
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How to do basic math with FIGURE counter in PDF bookmarks

I'm preparing a document (revtex4-1 class) with figures. I'd like to have bookmark for each figure in the PDF, so I use hyperref with the following command that inserts figures: ...
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How i can tranform my PDF file so that it will not be readable by the system [duplicate]

I see one document (PDF), when i try to copy its text (one paragraph), it gives me as: Theunderlyingproblemisageneralmodelselectionproblem,wherewehavetocompare ...
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#10 envelope page size — Skim / Adobe default to 8.5“ x 11”

Each time I print an envelope, I've been manually selecting the #10 envelope size from the Skim print menu on an OSX machine because the application thinks it is 8.5" x 11". Is there any ...
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.eps and .pdf image in one document [duplicate]

I want to include both pdf and eps image in one latex document. I created a svg image in Inkscape. The .pdf version of the same is exactly like the .svg image. but the .eps version some part of image ...
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Are there any commands for extracting pictures (not only bitmap graphics but also line drawings) from a pdf file?

I know that pdfimages can extract bitmap graphics from a pdf file. But what if the embedded image is some line drawings, e.g., an image generated by some TikZ code in LaTeX? Assumption: the pdf file ...
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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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.eps file generated by matlab not centered correctly

Everything is all right before I updated all my MiKTeX package to latest version. But after that, I find that all .eps file generated by Matlab cannot be shown correctly. For example. I use Matlab to ...
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Timestamp in document / pdf name

Let's assume my document is called test.tex. Instead of creating a test.pdf I would like to add a suffix date stamp to the filename, e.g. test_2013_05_29 (test_yyyy_mm_dd). I am compiling with ...
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[T1]{fontenc} package makes text unselectable for Android Adobe Reader application?

Alright, here's a weird one. I'm writing a paper for my English class and am encountering some problems.** So, I put \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in my preamble and compile it.** It works! Not so fast. I ...
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How to Convert PDF containing Math (made from LaTeX) to Word

I'm writing here following http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/402407/how-to-convert-pdf-containing-math-made-from-latex-to-word and ...
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Graphics with bottom border for signature capture

I am generating PDF documents using pdflatex with signature images which are pre-converted with Inkscape to pdf. The current template looks like this ({{ tags }} are django template tags): ...
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Embedding LaTeX for PDF generation

I'd like to use LaTeX as an document generation backend in my application (mainly because it is well known, feature rich and output is of very high quality). Let's assume the application creates a ...
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How to Hyperlink the Citation

At present I am using WinEdt v 5.5. My question is, how can I hyperlink the citation such that by clicking the cited number in the article(of a .pdf file) it will automatically take me to ...
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Equivalent of bounding box when compile with pdflatex

I'm having an issue inserting a .pdf image into my .tex file (an .eps works fine). A description of my problem is below. When I insert an .eps figure by doing: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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How can I limit the writable space in hyperref's TextFields?

I'm creating a pdf form using hyperref. After it has been filled-out, the form will be printed. I'm looking for a way to prevent the user from entering more characters into a TextField than will be ...
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PDF keywords from Expl3 clist

I’m trying to add PDF keywords to my résumé. In the custom class file, I have these lines: \clist_new:N \jcsres_keywords_clist \NewDocumentCommand \keywords {m} { \clist_gset:Nn ...