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Creating PDF bookmarks in custom order

I use hyperref to create clickable PDF files. I have sections and subsections and they are all nicely in the PDF bookmarks. Now there are certain items in my document that I want to appear in the ...
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pdfx , trim size and margins

I'm using scrbook with forced margins and pdfx to produce PDF/X-1a compliant documents for the publisher. pdfx resizes the document and puts the trimed document in the bottom left corner. I'm not ...
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LaTeX options for kindle?

I was wondering if there are any good settings to produce a PDF suitable for reading on a (6 inch) kindle. Main use is for intermediate reading of academic papers while they are being written: Text ...
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How to set LaTeX so that PDF reader opens PDF file in a prespecified view?

When I open PDF file generated from .tex files in Adobe Reader I obtain 200% view and I'd like it to have much smaller? Are there some settings for my .tex files allowing to do that?
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How to change the PDF producer metadata with XeLaTeX on MikTeX

I tried to change the PDF Producer of the generated PDF file with XeLaTeX, but it always be "MikTeX-xdvipdfmx (0.7.8)", if the PDF is generated with pdflatex, it will change as I wish, does anybody ...
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Problem adding pdfpages to current class and/or tex file

The following .tex script complies perfectly on my computer: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf{Elanderphdmath.pdf} \end{document} However, no matter ...
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\includegraphics PDF, color problem

I'm using pdflatex, and use \includegraphics to include content of figures from PDF. PDF are exported from InkScape. \begin{figure} [!h] \centering \includegraphics[height=3cm]{fig/SUSAN.pdf} ...
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Reusing an image without duplicating it

PGF has a nice feature, declaring an image and re-using it again and again. With a PDF backend, it reduces the size of the output, as the image is embedded in the file only once. However, the PGF ...
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Checking if a PDF file is open

How do I check if the PDF file produced by LaTeX is currently opened by an application or not?
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Hyperref PDF sidebar table of content lines numbering?

How can I tell hyperref to generate PDF toc (showed in PDF viewer's sidebar) such that each chapter/section gets its numbering instead of just headings?
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...
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Showing the bibliographic entry in a popup when you hover over the citation key

I thought it would be useful to have bibliographic entries displayed as a tooltip so readers are not interrupted by following hyperlinks or trying to find the Bibliography, so I created the following ...
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Postprocessing PDF presentations

Few years ago I had been successfully using ppower4 for PDF postprocessing. It seems that it is no longer maintained, do you know a good replacement for this?
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How can I superimpose LaTeX / TeX output over a PDF file?

I have a form as a PDF file. I would like to use LaTeX/TeX to overlay my text over the form, and send the output to either a print or another PDF file. Is this possible? How would I go about it?
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Creating a PDF file online from a LaTeX template [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online I would like to create a CV using this (moderncv) LaTeX template online. The output should be in PDF format. Is it possible to be done online ...
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TeXMaker crashes with this TikZ tree [closed]

\node [rectangle,draw] at (0,-13) {I:18}; \node [circle, draw] at (2,-13) {19} child{node[rectangle,draw] (left node) {S:9}} child{node[rectangle,draw] (right node) {M:10}}; \node [circle, ...
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Making an enclosing, fitting PDF for a table

I want to make a document out of a single table, for inclusion into PowerPoint, etc., as a PDF just the size of the table, with a small customizable margin. Which document class should I use, and how ...
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Replace Type 3 with Type 1 fonts in a PDF

Is there any way to directly manipulate a PDF file with Type 3 embedded fonts (yes, those PDF generated from old tex/dvips and CM fonts), and replace them by decent Type 1 fonts? I know that once ...
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How do I use pdfliteral with tikz? [closed]

I am learning tikz and how to draw stuff in it. One of the examples I have is to draw the periodic table (since I need to be able to draw a nice one and modify it to my needs). The piece of code that ...
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Creating fillable PDFs

I'd like to create a LaTeX document that when rendered into PDF, has forms that can be filled out using Adobe Reader or other such programs. Then I'd like to be able to extract the data. I ...
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How to preserve hyperlinks in included PDF?

I have generated PDFs with figures that have hyperlinks (hyperref to websites, \href) in them. When I compile these figures standalone the hyperlinks work. But when I try to include these PDFs (as ...
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First time LaTeX with Lyx user need help converting to PDF

I've been told that to edit a .tex file with LyX, I'll have to import the .tex file, do my editing etc. Then if I want to turn it into a .pdf file, I have to export it as DVI then convert it somehow ...
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pdftex reduce PDF size: reduce image quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and so far I always compiled with pdflatex. The thesis is 150 pages with many pictures and ...
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How do I change styles in markdown2pdf?

I'm a markdown user, and am just getting my feet wet in latex for PDF creation. I'm using Pandoc and MikTex on Windows 7. The following command gives me a nice PDF document: markdown2pdf ...
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Having a LaTeX PDF display the date the document was printed, not compiled…

I have been looking around for quite some time trying to find a way for a PDF (created using XeTeX) to adjust the date accordingly by the date it was printed - not compiled. I am familiar with \date, ...
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Background transparency for PDF/SVG

I am using lua/xe/latex to generate a logo as a PDF and convert it to an SVG using pdf2svg for use on a web page. I would like to have a transparent background for the PDF and SVG. The transparent ...
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Is there some way to embed LaTeX source code in a PDF file?

Several times now I have inadvertently lost the .tex file that generated a PDF file with pdflatex. Given what I know of the internal structure of PDF files, it should be possible to embed a text file ...
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Option cmyk for xcolor package does not produce a CMYK PDF

I am trying to produce a CMYK PDF file to pass onto a printshop. When I use the [cmyk] option for the xcolor package, the colours in the resulting PDF do look muted and less vibrant as is the case ...
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How to prevent Table of Contents from being added to the bookmarks of a pdf file

I have a set of pdf files (without the latex source) which I merged into a larger pdf file. Each individual pdf file is an article with sections. I created a set of bookmarks for the larger pdf which ...
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How do I use LaTeX to create a table of contents for a set of pdf files which I am merging into a single large pdf?

I have a set of pdf files which I want to merge into a larger pdf files. Each individual pdf file is an article with sections. I am hoping to make the merged pdf file into a book format with each ...
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Automatic “Zoom in” hypertext boxes in PDF

I remember long time ago, seeing PDF documents (such as online PDF versions of newspapers) that had hypertext boxes around paragraphs, such that when you clicked inside those boxes the surrounded ...
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Stop non-English documentation returns from `mthelp`?

How do I stop non-English documentation returns from mthelp? mthelp graphicx returns a Polish manual. mthelp amsldoc returns an Italian manual. How do I stop this? How do I get a hold of the English ...
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Customize PDF bookmarks

I have the following document (this is an example): \documentclass{book} \usepackage[bookmarks=true,pdfborder={0 0 0}]{hyperref} \title{Sample document} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Problem copying text from latex PDF - special characters

I am using LaTeX in a portuguese document, with special characters such as tilde or cedilla. I have a sample document with the following content: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to make my own reference for some arbitrary weblink

How could I make my own reference (bibtex or other) to some arbitrary weblink like http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/anlp/slides/anlp13.pdf so that it appears under the 'References' of the PDF ...
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Box border lines not showing properly on PDF

I have the following code that generate a box with text content: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{lipsum} \newcommand\tipbox[1]{% \begin{center}% ...
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How to add hyperlink in Latex generated pdf (without a surrounding bluebox) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove ugly borders around clickable crossreferences and hyperlinks I want to generate a pdf from latex with hyperlinking text - i.e. when some part of text in the pdf ...
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Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails.

I am trying to set Emacs/AUCTeX to invoke an external PDF viewer so I can view the document output, preferably with source correlation via SyncTeX. AUCTeX, by default, suggested evince file.pdf; ...
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Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?

Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text? I mean, when you want to copy text from the PDF, you can't copy it or what you copy is nonsense characters.
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Adding Table of Contents to existing PDF

How can I add a Table of Contents (TOC) to an existing PDF? I have an existing PDF (scanned notes from a class). I'd like to improve this basic scan as much as possible. I do not think that any OCR ...
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Is there a way to change the appearance of LyX output with change tracking (or alter the commands in LaTeX)?

I tend to use LyX for composing scientific papers, but a journal wants me to have changed text marked in specific ways that don't happen to be the way that LyX translates tracked changes into PS/PDF. ...
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URL with tilde character?

I'm trying to make a URL with a tilde character (~) in it: \usepackage{url} ... \url{http://lyle.smu.edu/~tspell/jaws} It looks right in the resulting PDF, but when clicking on it the browser goes ...
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Quotation marks in section titles

I have a question similar to that in Cite in the caption of a graphic but not in \listoffigures? I'm using this to create bookmarks in my generated PDFs: \usepackage[pdftex,bookmarks=true]{hyperref} ...
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Converting pdf to LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert PDF to (La)TeX? is there a way to convert pdf to LaTeX? I don't need the conversion to be very accurate. It's fine for me as long as it is "almost there". ...
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Embedding files into a PDF document with dvipdfmx

I use the embedfile package in order to embed the LaTeX source code into the final PDF with the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{embedfile} \embedfile{\jobname.tex} ...
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Error in arrow symbols.

My LaTeX installation, and many others on the internet seem to be typesetting arrows with thick bits in them, and it looks like a hypen or something has been overlayed over them. Does anyone have a ...
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Editing LaTeX generated PDF

Is there an application (in Windows, Unix, or Mac) that allows you to edit the LaTeX generated PDF. I know there is pdfsync, but it only gives you the line, and then you have to search where in the ...
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File size savings

This is a question just out of curiosity; I hope someone familiar with the "under-the-hood" parts of TeXLive can answer my question. I have a LaTeX source file for a presentation using Beamer, which ...
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PDF colour model and LaTeX

(Strictly speaking, this is a question about XeLaTeX and the xcolor package but I’m assuming that the issue is actually with the color model of PDF.) I’m having the problem that colours in my PDF ...
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Printing is cutting off the edges of my fboxes

\documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=10mm]{geometry} \begin{document} \fbox{% \begin{minipage}{\linewidth} \textbf{Course:} \hfill \textbf{Essay} ...