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xr and hyperref to link between two PDF documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does hyperref work between two files? I am using the xr package to write a PDF document that contains references to another PDF document, like "in section bla of the ...
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Link to local (PDF) file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does hyperref work between two files? I want to make a link in LaTeX to a PDF file on my local network drive, i.e. when you click on it then Adobe Reader should open and ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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PDF image files and `htlatex`

When eps files are provided, htlatex from tex4ht automatically converts to png files so that graphic files can be shown in the final html output. However, I use most of the time the pdf graphic file ...
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TexMaker - “File not found” when viewing as pdf

At the moment I'm having a problem when trying to view my LaTeX file as a PDF. Whether I do it internal or external I both the error "File not found.". I have no idea what file it means. I've read ...
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Creating pdf with inverted colors using pdflatex (like white on black etc)

Is there a simple way of a creating PDF with inverted colours? A partial solution would be just changing font to white and making the background black. Is there simple "full" solution of inverting ...
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How to embed page navigation links on every page?

I need to put some of the items in Acrobat menu in the margin of every page of my document. I wonder if it can be done using, say, TikZ.
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Splitting a big document into several output PDF files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? My document structure has: 1 file with preface; 12 individual ...
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show metadata into the pdf

Super noob question: is it possible to show the metadata inserted with hyperref into the generated pdf itself? I don't mean to set them during generation, that would be easy. I know that is not ...
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duotone PDF files with lualatex

How to provide duotone PDF files for publishers who require it? I have a document with images (graphicx \includegraphics), TikZ diagrams, compiled with lualatex. So, if I understand it right, there ...
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How do I edit PDF files produced by LaTeX in Illustrator? Fonts are not found

When I try to use Adobe Illustrator (CS4) to edit a PDF file produced by LaTeX with several equations in it, Illustrator complains that it can't find the fonts: The font CMBX10 is missing. Affected ...
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How to make interactive PDF documents with TeX?

Is it possible to have an interactive PDF Document using LaTeX? For example, I want to make a PDF document (math exercise sheets) such that: The user could fold/unfold parts of the document (i.e., ...
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How can Acrobat features be controlled from within LaTeX?

I needed to install the package xpatch which fixes a glitch in revtex4 regarding cross-referencing. However, now, every time I compile a LaTeX file the produced PDF document has the annoying sideband ...
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Interweave .tex files to create single PDF

I have three .tex files. contains all the verses in a document in this format: \subsection*{वृद्धिरादैच् 1.1.1} \label{1.1.1} contains explanation 1 contains explanation 2 Is there a way to merge ...
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beamer doesn't show png and pdf files [closed]

I have included .png and .pdf files in my beamer presentation. When I compile the document I can't see them. The documentation I read claim that both .png and .pdf should are readable by beamer. How ...
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I'm having trouble with \includegraphics I'm using MacTeX

Firstly and fore-mostly I am a complete new comer to the world of LaTeX and so please do bear with me. I will try to be as accurate as I can but if you need any more info please let me know. All I ...
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How to convert each verse to an individual PDF

Minimal example is posted under this question How to Convert XeTeX to Html \bv तपः स्वाध्यायनिरताम् तपस्वी वाग्विदाम् वरम् | \\ नारदम् परिपप्रच्छ वाल्मीकिर्मुनिपुङ्गवम् ॥ १.१.१ ॥ \ev \bfns ...
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Is it possible to reduce pdf file size by optimizing images in texniccenter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I have some images in PNG. Those are large in size. I am editing using texniccenter, utilizing this pdflatex.exe. ...
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Get a smaller pdf file out of pdflatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I'm using the moderncv package to create my CV. Now I was wondering if there is a way to get a smaller output, ...
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Why does my PDF render differently in Windows and Linux?

I'm not trying anything fancy just a plain vanilla \title{Practical Node.js } However, in Linux the results look great (Document Viewer 3.2.1) In windows it looks absolutely terrible (Adobe ...
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a5paper b5paper with report class in pdf by pdflatex?

Selection of paper size within report class, changes rendering. However pdf pages remains bigger. How to make pdf made with pdflatex to be a5,b5 ? Example: \documentclass[a5paper]{report} ...
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Attach listing to PDF

I would like to add listings source as attachment to a PDF (created by pdflatex). For \lstinputlisting this is pretty easy: \RequirePackage{listings} \RequirePackage{embedfile} ...
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PDF Metadata - Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?

I apologize in advance as I am yet to accept some answers to my previous questions; but I'll dare ask this one, as it is somewhat of a showstopper - consider this example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Make hyphenated words in PDF searchable

Is there a way to make hyphenated words in a PDF generated by LuaTeX searchable? If the MWE below is converted to a PDF, searching for "lexicon" (in Acrobat X for example) will not find the word since ...
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Different color display between Adobe Reader and Yap

Today I have been realized some drawings for my scientific article using PGF. After converting the DVI to the PDF file I have noticed that my grid which has been supposed to be gray was somewhat ...
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Can PDFLaTeX produce PDF/A? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? I wonder if pdflatex can produce a standard PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 for archival purposes. That would be quite useful. Of course by that I ...
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An Example from the Microtype Documentation

While exploring the depths of the microtype package with regard to LuaTeX I came across this innocent looking page 18 from the microtype.pdf 2.5 beta-08. As the blue note in the margins hints a ...
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What version of PDF to use with pdfTeX

What version of PDF should I be specifying when using pdfTeX? I know it defaults to 1.5, so that you can have object compression. Is there any reason I would want to raise this? For example, will I ...
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Include Adobe Illustrator files (ai) with XeTeX

Adobe Illustrator files are PDF compatible. That is a regular PDF reader, ex. Sumatra-pdf, can open and view them. I was hoping it would be possible to have xetex (with xelatex) and graphicx to ...
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What can cause generated PDF document whose text are not correctly copyable?

I was wondering why some PDF documents compiled from some LaTeX code does not make its text correctly copyable, i.e. what you can get is nonsense text? For example, this pdf document (I don't have the ...
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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 ...