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Problem with pdflatex and colored output files: PNG and PDF

I need to create PNG and PDF files from the same .tex source using pdflatex (Texlive 2010, Ubuntu). To make PNG files, there's no problem with dvipng utility. But with PDF files (created by the ...
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Recover TeX file back from compiled PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert PDF to (La)TeX? Has anyone written a piece of code that (at least) tries to reconstruct (standard) LaTeX from a compiled PDF file? I mean, identifying ...
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PDF reader on Linux capable of continuous updating

I am using latexmk on a Red Hat 5 machine. I use it as: latexmk -pdf -pvc I would like to have my PDF reader automatically update the PDF as it is changed. What PDF reader do I need for this? What ...
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Typeset content of a PDF text-field without recompilation

With respect to preparing a PDF for printing: Is it possible to provide a text-field in PDF where I can type something and it should be typeset for printing? A resume for example : Most of the ...
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Insert Image from multipage pdf file in Lyx

I am writing a report and I have all the images in a pdf file with very high resolution. With limited skills in editing, I am loosing the quality of the image when I try to save the individual images. ...
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Embedding a WMV file in a beamer presentation under Mac OS X

In brief, I have created a beamer presentation that contains an embedded WMV file. Acrobat Reader, however, does not recognise the format of the file under Mac OS, and refuses to play it under ...
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Problem copying text from pdf - spaces being stripped

I have the following minimal working example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} é canção \end{document} I need to use the utf8 argument ...
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Images not visible in PDF

I have a strange problem. In some of the PDF readers, the images are not visible. In others, the images are visible but font size of the text below the image for that page becomes really tiny. Is it ...
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How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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Writing a technical book, structuring first then layout later possible?

I want to write a Technical Book that eventually should go to Lulu.com for publishing, so I have to stick to certain strict rules about page sizes and layout. I'm currently looking for a way to focus ...
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Is it possible to draw a nonprinting box around text, as in the hyperref package?

I would like to be able to draw a box that shows up on in the PDF but does not print, just like the boxes around links that are made using the hyperref package. I would like to put a minipage ...
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What's the best way to embed Visio diagrams?

I was wondering if there is an easier (and better) way of embedding Visio diagrams into a LaTeX document. As far as I know there a two ways: Save Visio Diagram as PNG and use \includegraphics Save ...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Two table counters and hyperref links

I have a document with two sets of tables. The first set, numbered 1 to 5, are in the main body of the text. The second, numbered 1 to 3, are in an appendix. When I use \ref to link to one of the ...
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Why did they put PDF titling in the hyperref package?

The ability to title/attach an author to a published PDF file is in \hypersetup which is part of package hyperref. But it seems rather unintuitive to me that the pdftitle, pdfauthor, pdfsubject items ...
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Darker typeface in pages which include figures [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? In my PDF output, pages with figures on them have a darker typeface than pages without figures. This does not appear when I ...
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How can I generate a PS and a PDF file from a single .tex file?

I am submitting a paper for a conference and it requires me to send the .tex source along with the PS and PDF files. I have no problem generating the PDF file; I simply use the pdflatex. However, ...
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Embedding a PDF file with clickable external links into a LaTeX document

I want to embed a screenshot of a web page into a LaTeX document as a vector graphic with clickable links. I'm using wkhtmltopdf to render the web page as a letter-sized pdf file with working links. ...
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Is it possible to embed (attach) a file password protected in a PDF?

The situation is the following, for certain short latex files, I embed the source in the PDF it self. That can save me time in an emergency if I need to modify the source of a PDF without having to ...
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External (HTML) link to a specific page of a pdf file

I want to hyperlink to a certain page of a pdf file created with LaTeX from an HTML context or just as a plain-text link outside the file, e.g. using <a href="...">...</a>. Is it possible ...
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Showing the bibliography in popup on mouseover [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key Recently, I read a paper published in the Compositio Mathematica journal and found a very ...
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Including figures; how to determine compiler

I need to prepare a PDF and PS file from the same latex source but got stuck on including figures. When using pdflatex I can insert a png file like: \includegraphics[scale=0.6]{figure.png} However, ...
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how to create PDF in grayscale mode or TikZ figure only?

how to create PDF in grayscale mode? convert PDF color in PDF grayscale. I need the PDF in grayscale color. Or in TikZ figure only.
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XeTeX and GraphicX

When processing with XeLaTeX, some .pdf (I really don't know the difference between them) files give the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in xxxx.pdf (no BoundingBox). ...
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embed a PDF page in plain XeTeX

In the dvipdfm documetation, there is a special command for including the first page of an embedded pdf (using \special{pdf:epdf ... (file.pdf)}. Is there a way to insert for instance the fifth page ...
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Change the name of a pdf bookmark

I have to put the table of contents into the table of contents. I do this with the following code. But the entry in the toc must have a roman section number and this section number appears in the toc ...
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Source code line numbers in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation I am writing a document in LaTeX which I compile to PDF, which I ...
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How to include PDF as graphics and as attachment without using extra file space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Attach displayed image to the PDF without storing it twice Is it at all possible to include a PDF as a graphic in the document and also as an internal attachment to the ...
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pgfplots and final size of the externalized pdf image

I have the following piece of code: % command: pdflatex --jobname=try-f1 try.tex \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pgfrealjobname{try} ...
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Making custom currency

I've been using Prawn (Ruby) to make signs for beer distributors. Working great except that making currency look how I want is becoming extremely cumbersome and I'm afraid of inflexibility (and head ...
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Latex and PDF: rangecheck error in pdfmark using ghostscript

I am trying to generate a pdf from a latex-generated ps document. (Note: I can not use pdflatex because of pstricks.) In the tex file I load \usepackage[dvips, a4paper, bookmarksopen=true, ...
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When converting PDF to EPS, how to prevent pdftops from rasterizing fonts and transparent regions?

Compiling the following code % Circle.tex \documentclass[cmyk]{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \pagestyle{empty} \topmargin=-72.27pt \oddsidemargin=-72.27pt \topskip=0pt \parindent=0pt ...
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ps2pdf -dEPSCrop input.eps cannot crop input with \pagecolor{<non-white>}

If I set \pagecolor{} to any color other than white, I will get a strange result. rem batch.bat takes a file name without extension. latex -interaction=nonstopmode %1 dvips -E %1 -o %1-temp.eps ...
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PDF printer decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

This is probably not exactly a TeX question, but I assume many people concerned with TeX might also have ideas about this issue. If I compile the following "minimum" example with pdflatex on Windows, ...
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Turning off font subsetting in pdftex?

I give pdf files to a print-on-demand house (lulu.com) that is very picky about fonts. They want all fonts embedded, no multiply embedded fonts, and no subsetting. Recent versions of pdftex seem to ...
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Is there a way to search special LaTeX characters in a PDF file?

Especially things like fractions and exponents?
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Plain text for cut and pasting, ligatures for viewing (or, disabling ligatures)

One reason I switched to Xelatex was that I was interested in being able to create fully unicode documents (I'm a linguist, and often have linguistic symbols as well as Arabic text in my documents) ...
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Best Authoring Environment/Meta-Language for Multi-Targeting Output

Is there a good higher-level language or tex environment that would facilate both HTML and PDF rendering? I would like to be able to write tex document and on the basis of this document create ...
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How to automate a job of changing tags in a bunch of EPS images and convert them to PDF

This post is a continuation to my earlier post here: Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process Xport gave good answers that work! One goal of this whole process ...
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How to add additional rights to use PDF documents? [closed]

I am unable to change the preferences of the Adobe Reader 9.0 (I am using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narhal). The preferences are blocked, and when I try to change anything the following message appears: ...
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Enable PDF commenting with TexShop

I'm using TexShop (Mac OS 10.5) to typeset a manuscript and I would like to share the generated PDF with some colleagues. In the process, I would like to add some comments to the generated PDF and ...
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Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process

I have been looking at these posts How to fix EPS with incorrect bounding box? Cannot determine size of graphic in * (no BoundingBox) How to convert PDF to EPS? How to produce EPS instead of PS ...
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PDF Forms: How can I get the Computer Modern font to work with PDF widgets? [closed]

I'm an industrial engineer and I want to create a check list for my team in order to simplify job tasks. My idea is to realize said checklist through fillable PDF forms with javascript support in ...
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Eliminate/Edit PDF properties added by pdfLaTeX

Is there a way to change the properties that are added to PDF docs? For instance, when I go the Properties panel in Acrobat, I see: Application: LaTeX with hyperref package PDF Producer: ...
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Is it possible to convert PDF to TXT file using GhostScript? [closed]

Someone wants to convert PDF to TXT as explained in C# GhostScript - Not able to successfully convert from PDF to TXT file. I am not sure whether GhostScript can do that. Is it possible?
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Using and interpreting pdffonts

For a fairly large (> 100 pages) document that I am writing, I have run pdffonts to check whether the fonts are suitably embedded. The output is as follows: C:\>pdffonts main.pdf name ...
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How does PDF or PDF Viewer define a rounding rule for stroke thickness?

I defined a sequence of line segments of different thickness each as follows. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multido} \parindent=0sp \begin{document} ...
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Problem with positioning a figure environment inside \resizebox

I'm writing a document including figures exported from Inkscape (in pdf+latex format). These figures use a figure environment containing all the text labels and a \includegraphics macro that imports ...
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A button that runs an external program from a Beamer PDF presentation

I want to add a "run demo" button to a Beamer presentation (PDF file) that will launch an external Java application. Can this be done somehow - Embed an "exec" command inside a PDF using ...
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How to change the page numbers displayed in a pdf viewer?

I'd like to prepare a LaTeX file of a part of a larger volume, containing for example pages from 50 to 60. Is there a way to do it so that a pdf viewer does not display "1" but "50" on the first page ...