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Exclude everything from pdf document except images

is there any way to ONLY print out a pdf with all the image with the correct sizes as they appear in the single chapters/sections etc...? The reason is I want to only print out some pages (not the ...
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Hide “real” font name in PDF

Does anyone know how to change the font name listed in the "Document Properties" window of the PDF reader? For example, instead of A030-Reg-8r, which is an Arial clone, I'd like to have written Arial. ...
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Ghostscript problem

I'm trying to submit a LaTeX paper to Wiley ISMRW but get the following error: ************************************************************************ command: dvipdf MRM3.dvi Command Ok dvips: ...
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Make an invisible vbox

I'm placing a PDF meta information in a \vbox in a plain XeTeX document, and I would like it to behave as if there were no box at all (so any additional \vskip after the \vbox will appear). Right now, ...
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Automation of generating pstricks graphics with texclipse before pdf generation

When using eclipse with pdflatex I want it to create the pstricks Images automatically. The classical way (without eclipse or texlipse) would be: latex test.tex dvips -o test-pics.ps test.dvi ps2pdf ...
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Configuring Memoir page and font size for the Kindle3

I'm trying to output a document sides for the Kindle3 and have a preamble that looks like so: \documentclass[oneside,6pt,final]{memoir} ...
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Margin changes in converting DVI to PDF

I have a 1 inch top margin in all the pages that I have in my DVI file. When I convert this to PDF however the top margin reduces! I am not sure why this is happening. Could someone tell me how to ...
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How do I make appear no-numbered sections in the hyperlinks (bookmarks) of a PDF?

I am using \section*{} to get unnumbered sections in a document. I need to get those sections in the bookmarks of the resulting PDF but they don't show up. In addition, if the first section is ...
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How to create pdf with command line using MiKTeX?

I downloaded and installed MikTeX on my machine (Windows 7), then when I run the command: latex ex.tex the outputs were: ex.aux ex.dvi ex.log So my question is, what option could I use to ...
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includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps [closed]

I previously posted this on stackoverflow.com where it was suggested that I post it here. So apologies in advance for cross-posting. I am using LaTeX in ubuntu 10.04 to build a TeX file that uses ...
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How to add a page number to the included PDF pages?

I'm creating a documentation with some included pdf files (mostly diagrams or tables) in the following way. \includepdf[pages=1-10, angle=90]{requirements/Requirements.pdf} The command ...
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How to compile a document with EPS images using TeXnicCenter?

I have all my input images in EPS format. I am using TeXnicCenter. When I use latex->dvi output profile, all of the EPS images show up fine. However when I want to take the final output by using ...
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How to display cover page alone in the “two page view” mode

For some pdf ebooks, Adobe Reader displays the cover page alone even though the display mode is "two page view". Other than the cover page, the rest of the pdf content is displayed as two pages at ...
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How to convert PDF to EPS?

I can't find a tool to convert PDF to EPS, neither in MikTeX nor in TeXLive. Is there such a tool actually? Update: Based on Herbert's accepted answer, I simplify his batch as follows: #!/bin/sh ...
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Inverse PDF Search in beamer

Can you please help in fixing a problem with inverse PDF search in beamer documents beamer does not work correctly with SyncTeX. Inverse PDF search (in Sumatra, Texworks, etc. I’ve tried all windows ...
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Export Latex to an png/pdf file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compile a latex document into a png image that's as short as possible. I once found a class on the Internet which allowed to export an latex image to an ...
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Settings for hypertext in multiline environment

I am writing this question after seeing this one as I had no idea that you could make forms like that in TeX. Playing a bit with the code in that example I came across two issues I could not find ...
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How to get radio boxes right in PDF forms using hyperref? [closed]

I would like to create a fillable PDF form containing radio buttons using hyperref. The text fields turn out fine. The problem is with the radio boxes. Only one fillable radio box is visible when ...
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Search and find an old style numeral in a pdf

I am compiling this tex file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hfoldsty} \begin{document} 1 $1$ \end{document} with pdflatex and open the resulting pdf with evince. If I search the digit one (1), ...
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PDF with un-copyable text in LuaLaTeX

In Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?, it was suggested the following code to disable the coyable text from a pdf viewer. % pdflatex is required \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I switch between Vector and Raster (bitmap) Fonts?

Q. What do you exactly need? A. I need to compile twice one and the same document in PDFLaTeX using vector fonts from CM-Super package standard raster Computer Modern fonts Q. Why do you need ...
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LyX: How to put temporary files to the lyx-file folder (for TrueCrypt compatibility)

I am working on a document in a TrueCrypt volume. As far as I understand, when I view PDF, LyX puts a temporary PDF file (and probably all temporary pdflatex files) into some other folder (at least, I ...
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Constructing a dynamic PDF

I wish to create a dynamic PDF file to write an article. This article will contain some theorems. The user will click a theorem and this will drill down to reveal the proof of that theorem. I think ...
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Including a PDF page in latex with pdfpages without scaling

I am writing a document in LaTeX and I'm trying to include a frontpage in PDF (aptly called "Frontpage.pdf") the document, to be compiled with Pdflatex. I tried to include it with the pdfpages ...
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In LYX, how do I set up two independent viewers for the same file format?

I would like to have two independent file viewers for SumatraPDF and Acrobat using the same file format (pdflatex=pdf2). What is the easiest way to achieve this? The viewer seems to be connected to ...
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LaTeX accessibility

Does anyone know of any LaTeX modules that makes the pdf output generated by pdflatex Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/Section 508 compliant? Specifics: With regard to math. One simple ...
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How to better combine several PDF files with DVI and PS available?

I got 5 pdf files with their original dvi and ps, but i don't have the tex files which created them. Now I would like to combine them to a single pdf. I know I can easily do it using Adobe acrobat. ...
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Automatically increase PDF page height

I'd like to emulate HTML's infinite page height using LaTeX/XeTeX, i.e. have the PDF pages grow higher until a manual \newpage is issued. This could be emulated by setting a very large page height ...
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multipage pdf as separate image in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pdflatex, \includegraphics, and multi-page PDF files Sometimes I create a multi-page pdf as output, e.g. graphs from R. Is there a possibility which allows me to select ...
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Attach displayed image to the PDF without storing it twice

If one and the same image is included in a PDF multiple times it is only stored only once as an PDF object. Now I like to also attach an image which is shown in the document to the PDF to allow users ...
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LaTeX generated alternative to PDF with multimedia support?

Is there some alternative to PDF or PostScript, which is good for publishing documents written in LaTeX and support video and/or audio?
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Embed link to an embedded file

I am embedding a PDF file inside my LaTeX-generated PDF file using embedfile: \usepackage{embedfile} \embedfile{myfile.pdf} I would like to also insert a link that the user can click on to open the ...
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How to make the font a little thicker/bolder?

I typeset a book with some ttf/otf fonts, when printed it seems ok, but it is a little fuzzy when view on screen or on mobile devices. Another problem is one font does not match very well with another ...
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How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?

I feel that the PDFs produced by pdflatex are too huge. So for example my 50 page book with no illustrations is 500KB. I feel it should be more like 50K or even less. The .tex files together are just ...
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Identifying styles in PDF

It happens many times that I take a look at an interestingly typeset document in LaTeX, but to which I don't have the source-code to inspect the style. One such example is this one: ...
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Add page and line numbers to a pdf

Is there any quick script to add page and line numbers to each page of a pdf document? 1) I often enough get articles in pdf to review, with no page number. I end up writing them by hand to refer to ...
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Is it possible have the PDF bookmark level go deeper that the table of contents depth?

Is it possible to make the bookmarks in the PDF go a level deeper that the table of contents goes? I'm using KOMA-script, scrreprt if that matters. If the table of contents displays two levels: 1. ...
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How to generate pdf without any Type3 fonts?

For a publisher I have to generate a pdf file which does not contain any Type3 fonts. Until now I thought that using pdflatex on current LaTeX distributions should be enough to get a pdf file without ...
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1answer
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Protect text in PDF from being copied [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF with un-copyable text What is the most effective ways to protect text in a PDF from being copied with Ctrl+C? I know about standard PDF copy protection, and also ...
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Improving the legibility of a pdfTeX produced PDF on Google Docs

My draft dissertation (google docs link here) shows up remarkably poorly on google docs. It was rendered on ConTeXt MkIV with the default pdf engine (pdftex, I believe.) What steps do I need to take ...
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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, ...
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How to make a dissolving transition with LaTeX Beamer?

For a presentation I want to visualise the growth of a tree using a dissolving transition. Under Linux it works fine to use \transdissolve for that, Evince properly draws the transition. ...
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How to correctly include pixel graphics with pdflatex with consistent scaling across PDF viewers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Included PNG appears blurry in PDF My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex I often need to use pixel graphics in LaTeX files (mostly screenshots), ...
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1answer
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In TeXnicCenter I'm trying to produce a PDF but no output is being created

Very simple really. I installed TeXnicCenter, Adobe Reader X and MiKTeX 2.9. Tried to build a code in the PDF format. I get 4 new files but no .pdf file. Yet another option listed as LaTeX => PS => ...
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Closing file problem when opening FoxitReader with TexnicCenter

I use the FoxitReader instead of Acrobat Reader to see the pdf files. I defined it when I installed TeXnicCenter. When a new file is compiled, it does not automatically closes off the old one. So in ...
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Angle symbols which can be copy and pasted from PDF

I'm looking for a way to use the left and right narrow angle symbols (〈 〉, Unicode #3008, #3009) so that they are not changed when copy and pasted from a PDF. These symbols are used ...
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How can I replace parts of an included PDF file?

I'm using pdflatex and \epsfig{file=img.pdf}. I'd like to replace some text in img.pdf. It seems that psfrag can do this with latex, and there is mention of pstools doing this with pdflatex, but it ...
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How to have pdfLaTeX output PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs?

I'm using Blurb to publish a manuscript, and they require PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs. How do I get pdfLaTeX to output pdfs that match that specification? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.
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How do I make an attached file display like a link?

I'm embedding an external file in my pdf with \usepackage{attachfile2} and\textattachfile[color=1 1 1]{description}{file.pdf}. How can I make the text look the same as it would if I had used the ...
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How to convert a preprint pdf into something more readable? [closed]

I'm talking about a pdf document that was created via LaTeX (probably pdflatex) but the tex source of which is not available. I'd appreciate a solution that is less manual than trying to convert the ...