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Greek pdf bookmarks

I am puzzled with sections titled with Greek characters. They do appear in the pdf's Content list, though not correctly. For example, in my thesis--written in English with LyX, based on the ...
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How do I encode foreign characters so that they are searchable in the resultant PDF file?

This may be a PDF problem rather than a LaTeX problem, but as it involves pdfLaTeX output I'm hoping I won't get my wrist slapped too hard. I'm creating a bibliography, and inevitably some of the ...
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Add PDF bookmark manually

I would like to add a bookmark to the table of contents. This page shows a method, but \pdfbookmark is not recognised as a command. This is my document header: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} ...
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How to comment on a PDF in LaTeX

I'm looking for a way to type notes on a PDF document. I would like to be able to include LaTeX in my notes. Is there software that does this?
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Why does Acrobat not see LaTeX (pdflatex) generated form fields? [closed]

I used the hyperref package and pdflatex to make a nice PDF form. The form works fine in that I can fill out the fields and save the contents. However, I want to make a fancy field that performs a ...
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Embedded PDF images in PDF output not selectable / can't be copied

I am producing PDF reports with PDF images included using \includegraphics. I would like clients to be able to select and copy the resulting images from within Adobe Reader or whatever, but this ...
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Rotate single PDF page when viewing

I got a Latex document which renders fine, some content is rotated using the turn environment from the rotate package. Everything works like it should. Except: It know that it is possible to display ...
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Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document?

I need to include some graphs from a datasheet in my document, but of course I don't have the source files. What would be the best course of action? It's mostly logarithmic scale graphs.
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Avoid non-breaking-space characters printing as tildes when using texi2dvi in R

I'm using the Sweave toolchain in R to generate tex files from Sweave files as part of an R package. I use the R command: $(RSCRIPT) -e "tools::texi2dvi( 'file.tex', pdf = TRUE, clean = FALSE ...
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Output Beamer notes to a separate PDF file?

Is there a simple way to have Beamer output the presentation notes to a separate PDF file whenever compiling the presentation? I know one way is to create two master files, one for the presentation ...
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Separating and merging layers in pdf files [closed]

Does anyone know of a way to use the command line in Linux to separate and merge layers (optional content, section 8.11 of ISO 32000:2008) from a PDF file? I am mostly interested in files created ...
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Is it possible to fill in forms with pdfLaTeX or similar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quickly add text to existing pdf files / fill forms I think I have heard of some possibility to fill in the values of PDF forms using the (La)TeX programs. I mean not ...
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PDF page references in TeX4ht generated html?

I'm using TeX4ht to make html and epub versions of documents that are also processed to pdf. I'm unclear on how to include some kind of visual page references in the html and epub that correlate to ...
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Bibliography tooltips with XeLaTeX and automated workflow [closed]

I would like to make bibliographic entries appear in a popup tooltips (in a supporting PDF viewer) when you hover over the citation key. An approach to realise this was discussed here: Showing the ...
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Image quality using PDFLaTeX

I've got some PNG images within my LaTeX document. The quality of the image files is sufficient and the result using LaTeX and viewing the resulting DVI file is quite what I expect - looks good. But ...
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Selectable picture environment in PDF

I'd like to be able of copy & pasting the results of a picture environment in a PDF file to a plain text file. The problem is that once I copy the text the results are unsatisfactory: for ...
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How do I prevent \includegraphics from rendering in bold in Acrobat? [closed]

I believe I'm seeing the same problem mentioned here, but just to summarize: When I use \includegraphics for a PDF, any other text on that page is rendered in bold in Acrobat 9 if 2D hardware ...
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Producing printable pdfs

I've finished writing my thesis, and it is now at our University print service. However, I got a call from the today, saying that they can't print my thesis, because of some errors (don't know which ...
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Slow scrolling with Preview on Mac OS X

I've been using Lyx recently, and I've been noticing that the produced pdfs scroll very slowly in Preview, particularly on pages with a lot of text, but it is still noticeable otherwise, even on very ...
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How can I open View PDF in the page the cursor is at TexMakerX?

I've been using TexMakerX for about a week. In the document I'm producing, I use pdfLaTeX (F6) to generate the output file, and then I use View PDF (F7). When I use View PDF, it's supposed to open at ...
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Latex does not read figure file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the image not appear? I have a LaTeX file, which I compile with pdflatex and I have put some figure with the command ...
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Can I put pdf bookmarks of the alphabetic “sections” of the index?

Is there any way to (automagically) create pdf bookmarks for each "section" of the index? A "section" in the index is for each letter of the alphabet. Make sense? Is there a way to do this? Minimal ...
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How to double-click in PDF document to go to source code? [duplicate]

When creating a document, I usually build a DVI document because the YAP viewer has a nice feature which allows me to double-click on a word in the DVI document which then causes the source-code ...
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Comparing the output of two PDFs

Sometimes I want to compare the results of two different settings to see which gives better results (e.g. during the final fine tuning before handing in a document). Such settings can result in small ...
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pdf properties with french accents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using non ASCII characters in author names and titles within hyperref pdfinfo I can write the accents in the properties of a PDF document using macros, like \'e when i ...
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LaTeX without pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically increase PDF page height Is it possible to have LaTeX use a single infinite page? I don't know if the PDF file format even supports this, but I see ...
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Hyperref links generated by Glossaries pointing to wrong page

In a long document I have two title pages and want to start the page numbering from one on the first non-title page. Thus I use \addtocounter{page}{-2} at the begin of the document. Pages before the ...
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Color distortion using transparent images in non-beamer documents [closed]

I've been using transparant images in beamer presentations for some years now. Originally some combinations of pdfLaTeX and PDF viewer (in particular TeX Live 2009 with Acrobat Reader) produced quite ...
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Gathering pdf outputs multiple places (Texmaker)

I have a lot of different files stored in a lot of different folders. My ultimate goal would be to get all the final PDF files copied or stored automatically to another folder, so that I could have ...
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Why using pdf we get better results than using dvi?

In How can I auto adjust a equation to appear in the entire page? (Scale to equations, is this exist?) I asked how I could change the equation sizes. Nothing seemed to work. But the problem was I was ...
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hyperref: pdftitle and wrong character encoding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using non ASCII characters in author names and titles within hyperref pdfinfo \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Strange page numbers in PDF

I generate my pdfs using MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7. On W7 everything looks good. On my other computer where I have CentOS release 5.2 (Final) installed I experience strange display on page numbers. On ...
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How can I make the content list of a PDF expanded by default?

I am using pdflatex to create a rather long document. The document also has a table of contents, and the PDF naturally has some metadata of this list of contents that I can view in my PDF viewer ...
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How to include class diagrams in Doxygen pdf? [closed]

I'm doing a programming project in college and I documenting my code with Doxygen. The program generates two folders, html and latex. In the html folder, there are some class diagrams (png files) I ...
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Strange appearance of tooltips produced by pdfcomment

Tooltips can be generated with pdfcomment package. However, they lead to some weird behavior if one clicks on a tooltiped item: the item becomes highlighted and "checked" (checked in Acrobat Reader 9 ...
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Embedding printer settings in pdf

I want to produce a pdf that includes settings for a predefined profile, like the the printing on both side of a piece of paper, is that possible? If a pdf does not provide this kind of feature, you ...
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Embedding 3D PRC model in LaTeX with custom views visibilities (movie15)

I'm using the movie15 package to include 3D graphics in my LaTeX document. I have model in PRC file format (generated by Asymptote). You can find all files of interest + my pdf output here: ...
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Placing the un-ligatured text in the OCR layer

I was reading Why can't "fi" be separated when being copied from a compiled pdf? and had a thought: I know that v1.4 and up PDF documents have an OCR layer. Would it be possible to have ...
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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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Modifications on PDF file do not show up

I usually prefer PDF images for my LaTeX documents because they are easy to crop/resize using Adobe professional. I am facing a weird problem. I modified one of the PDF images using Adobe professional ...
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Asana-math + LuaTeX : missing greeks/arrows

After recent update of Asana-Math (packaged for MiKTeX on 2011-10-11) I noted that Greek letters and various arrows disappear from PDF file after it was saved from within Adobe Acrobat 10 (via the ...
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PDF conformance tool

Is there a (freely available) tool that will check the conformance of a PDF file to the PDF standard? I've heard this referred to as "pre-flight" or something along those lines.
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PDF bookmark customization

I've seen a couple of PDFs which have come of their bookmarks ("index" tab in most viewers) set either in italics, bold or both. Googling around I found that the bookmark package is supposed to do ...
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Minimize automatically the page size of the PDF outputs

I would like to produce the PDF version of the following TEX code without margins. How can I achieve this automaticcaly, even if it needs tricky code (I'm a regular user of Python) ? I would like to ...
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Why poor display quality for LaTeX PDFs in all readers except those from Adobe? [closed]

I actually asked this question to superuser.com before, and received some answers. However, I thought my question is specific to LaTeX-generated PDF files, so tex.SE people perhaps know better for ...
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Include the file size of the generated pdf

How can I include the (approximate) file size of the generated pdf within a pdflatex document? I envision having to compile it three times: once to create the pdf, a second time to write the size to ...
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Include a single PDF image that is on an otherwise empty page

I am using Dia to generate a vector based diagram. Then, I export it to PDF, because I want to keep the vector format and want to build my complete document to PDF later on. When I include my diagram ...
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PDF software with “multiple document (in one window) interface” [closed]

When I study, I often need to have many books open at the same time, so I can search simultaneously. Having 20 diferent Adobe Acrobat windows open, however, is highly impractical, and things often ...
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StatET & Sweave cannot compile pdf files

I am new to R, Sweave, and LaTeX. I am running StatET with Eclipse 3.7 on a Windows 7 x64 OS. StatET also includes the Sweave add-on, which I use to try and compile a PDF document. I also installed ...
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How to use texi2dvi to run latex generating PDF?

I use xelatex instead of pdflatex to generate PDFs, but now I want to use texi2dvi to generate them, however every time it shows errors as follows: texi2dvi(file="Letter__Oct11.tex",pdf=TRUE) failed ...