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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{} \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} \usepackage[top=6....
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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 ...
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looking a way to create toggle region in PDF generated by pdflatex

I am looking a way to generate a toggle region in PDF compiled by pdflatex. Something like this implemented with javascript in html http://www.randomsnippets.com/2008/02/12/how-to-hide-and-show-your-...
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Is pdftex 1.40.13 outputting malformed pdfs?

I have several preexisting projects that produced valid pdf output on versions of pdftex up to 1.40.10. Now with version 1.40.13 I'm getting pdfs that the iText library complains are malformed. My ...
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TeX editor for Ubuntu that generates PDFs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs I am taking a computer science course which requires completing assignments in PDF format. Many of the questions will require mathematical notation, so ...
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PDF annotations: How to know if “a box is empty”?

Extract from dvipdfmx documentation: Warning: No annotation will be constructed if the content between pdf:bann and pdf:eann is an empty box. My MWE (via xelatex): \documentclass{article} \...
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Why am I having such problems getting latex notation in my gnu plots?

I have tried setting the terminal to just about everything under the sun. I got it to read my latex notation for a brief compile and then it decided it didn't want to anymore again. The error that I ...
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Gray scale output using pdflatex

I use colour diagrams (saved as pdf files) which I include in my LaTeX file. Is there any options in pdflatex to create a gray scale document or a pdf viewer where you can view the document in gray ...
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Obfuscation of @ and . in e-mail addresses

I manage style files for an academic journal. A typical article will contain authors' email addresses, which we attempt to obfuscate in order to give some measure of protection against e-mail ...
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Submitting to a journal with only LaTeX, how to include transparent images and bitmaps? [closed]

The LaTeX submission process to the journal JCP involves Bundling all the bibliographies into a single file and embdeeding that into the source No external libraries Compile with latex not pdflatex ...
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Attaching file into a pdf with pdfLaTeX will crash Adobe Reader

I am using the package attachfile to attach a file to the pdf (generated with pdfLaTeX) with the following code \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{attachfile} \begin{document} ...
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Convert Title Page from LaTeX (or the resulting PDF) into a PNG thumbnail

I have written a book in LaTeX using TeXStudio. My title page, which is the book cover, is created using LaTeX source (including images in it), rather than drawn in a graphical program, such as ...
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Extract a graphic from the pdf document [closed]

I have a pdf file which contain text, image and text as : text .... My image text ... how can i do to print just the image on latex ?
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Gradient fill in PDF figure turns out solid filled in compiled document [closed]

UPDATE: It turns out it was a compatibility issue with the PDF viewers. Apple Preview, Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 and Firefox display the compiled document wrongly. Under TeXWork and Adobe Reader 11,...
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Partial italic text in PDF bookmarks

In my LaTeX file I've got some chapter titles with partial italicised text. With the hyperref package, I get the required bookmarks, etc. but the style for these partial italicised text disappears. ...
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black background when including pdf with transparent background as image

I have a pdf image with transparent background that I'll include by using graphicx (\includegraphics). Everything is fine when using pdfLaTeX to build my pdf, but when I switch to XeTeX the image ...
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Vector image (pdf) in TikZ node alters appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tikz changes included graphics I include my pdf vector plots (created with matplotlib) in nodes belonging to a TikZ matrix for positioning (e.g. see TikZ: Image Matrix - ...
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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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Copy from PDF without line breaks at end of each line

When I produce the PDF, open it and copy the paragraph into notepad, there is a forced line break at the end of every line in the PDF. Is there a way to get over this, so that I can copy the paragraph ...
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MAction for PDF files?

The MathJax JavaScript library contains a command that lets you create LaTeX slideshows, namely the \toggle command. I would find it incredibly useful to produce the same effect in a PDF file, most ...
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Remove all Russian symbols from a PDF under Windows

I have a very weird task. There is a compiled PDF document with guidelines on a mathematical subject. It is in Russian, hence it contains a lot of Russian symbols in plain text and a lot of ...
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Audio examples in phonetics project

I am writing a project about phonetics and would ask if there is a way to include sound files directly in the PDF to be played directly in this file, preferably without any additional files having to ...
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Shortcut for export PDF on LyX?

Is there a shortcut in LyX for export to PDF? Is there any way to auto export on save?
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Texmaker generated pdf file not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Locking Fields in Digital Signature

I am using eforms to create pdf where digital signature can be applied. Each document may have more than one digital signature field, ie so the document can be passed from person to person. There is ...
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hyperlink to an embeded pdf [closed]

I found a way to embed a PDF and provide a hyperlink to it using hypgotoe. So, this is similar to what I am currently doing \documentclass{article} \usepackage{embedfile} \usepackage{hypgotoe} \...
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Weird warning using pdfx

I got this strange warning: \pdfobjcompresslevel > 0 requires \pdfminorversion > 4. Object streams disabled now. using pdfx package. Here it is a MWE: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,...
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Error after creating pdf/a [closed]

I must create my thesis in pdf/a format. I'm using the package pdfx calling in the preamble: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} When I open the pdf with Adobe I got the blu bar says me that file is in PDF/A ...
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Add metadata in pdf as type pdf/a

I have created using pdfx a pdf using this command: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} I would add metadata but I don't really understand how do it. I read the doc but I didn't understand pdfx guide
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Error creating pdf/a with latex

I'm trying to create pdf/a through latex. I inserted in my tex file the package: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} with the option a-1b but I got error: pdfTeX error (ext5): cannot open file for embedding .....