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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 ...
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I'm having problems with PDF preview

I just started using TeXworks, and for some reason, I'm having problems with PDF preview. For example, when I type, \documentclass[12 pt, a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \section{} ...
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\includegraphics{*.pdf } substitutes in-figure symbols

I am using TeXstudio with its default settings. My figure is saved as PDF because I was unable to include *.eps because of the Unknown graphics extension: .eps-error. The figure opens without faults ...
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For figures in PDF format, what version and standard is ideal? [closed]

What PDF version and standard is ideally suited for the current version of pdflatex? Primarily for press, but online distribution will follow (large scientific publication). Bonus: Include some of ...
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What is the most efficient way to render LaTeX to a viewable format on a server?

I am working on an online web-app that incorporates LaTeX document generation. Currently, as a beginner to LaTeX (but the most experienced developer in my team), I am trying to determine the most ...
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Is it possible to replace empty space in form with dots? [closed]

I want to create an empty form which will have several blocks. After adding text to boxes empty spaces will be replaces with dots. Is it possible? \documentclass[10pt]{extarticle} ...
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Issue Viewing my LyX in Pdf on my netbook when I click the eyeballs

I admit that this may be a netbook problem rather than a LyX problem, but I am doubtful since I have adobe and everything else in LyX is working fine. When I click the eyeballs in LyX, which usually ...
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Correct uniform font formatting for included graphics

Uniform Font Formatting for Included Graphics as in the Rest of the Text This question is not about vector or raster imagery, but about the application of uniform font in the entire file including ...
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How can I get a PDF with copyable text if I need to use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? [duplicate]

Consider the following situation: A .tex file with the following content: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Let it be. \end{document} The file is compiled by ...
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Perfect Print and Screen Quality

I'm going to finish my thesis which leads me to the wish of polishing my document at it's best. Currently I'm running in some minor problems with my black values and I observed some table blurring ...
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pdf pages in ps output file and eps figures in pdf output file

I am facing the following issue: I have got several graphs in eps format and several pdf pages to insert into one ps document. Now, the eps figures are correctly included in my ps file, but the pdf ...
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How do I ensure my images/graphics are embedded in the output document? [closed]

I am new to LaTex and I am learning the concept and terminology by using Lyx (TeX live under Linux). I created my first document using the Book class, added some images (combination of jpgs/pngs), ...
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\pdfmarkupcomment works in MWE, but doesn't work in my thesis [closed]

I have no idea why, but \pdfmarkupcomment doesn't show anything in my document. I tried to create MWE and it highlights text perfectly. I guess some of the commands interfere with pdfcomments. Could ...
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Illustrator pdfs displaying incorrectly in LaTeX [duplicate]

I've made quite a few images in Illustrator that have gone into LaTeX documents before with no problem, but now I'm having an issue with a graphic that has some gradients in it. I've tried ...
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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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Hypertarget within an embedded .tex file

I am creating a PDF from multiple latex files. Within my mainFile.tex file I am embedding other .tex files using \input{embeddedFile.tex}. I want to create a hyperlink to a line in embeddedFile.tex ...
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What is a good way to export part of an Adobe Illustrator illustration into latex?

I have an Adobe Illustrator file with 4 figures on it. I want to use these 4 figures separately in a LaTeX document. What would be the best way to do so? Keeping in mind that: I want to keep this ...
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Animate animategraphics outputs frames in wrong order

I tried the Asymptote pdfmovie.asy example and the frames came up in the wrong order. I tried numerous other examples, including wheel.asy, and several of my own tests always with the same results. ...
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Lyx: SVG files on PDF [closed]

I'm having trouble getting an SVG diagram to appear in a PDF. From researching online it looks like it should be simple enough, but I'm yet to discover what I'm doing wrong. I'm working in LyX, and ...
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inkscape pdf+latex, unclean exit

I have expected this question to be asked before, but searched and no luck. It took some effort to produce this MWE. I have followed this link. When I pdflatex compile this, it produces an exit with ...