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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: ...
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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 ...
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PNG DPI and image size

I created a PNG file (763px by 600px at 72DPI) from a free image. I opened the image in GIMP and changed the DPI to 300 and saved it. After including it in a LaTeX file with ...
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How to make an article's table of contents clickable so it can redirect to a section?

I'm using Mixtex 2.9 in Windows XP and I'm trying to make my article's table of contents clickable. I tried to add the package hyperref like this: \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{ colorlinks, ...
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Proofreading a LyX document

After writing a document in LyX I often convert to pdf and print for proofreading. The annoying part is that words that appear at a certain place in the pdf tend to appear in different locations in ...
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Copying LaTeX from a PDF

Is there a way to copy from a PDF to a LaTeX document? Whenever I do it, it copies in with weird symbols in the place of LaTeX commands for example: $$f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$$ copies in ...
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Includegraphics: set image opacity

I'd like to insert a PDF, but make it "lighter" by setting the opacity to 10% ("background watermark"). How to do that? A solution that works with texlive 2011 would be great. I use pdflatex and ...
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No Bibliography is printed and citations shown bibtex key

I writing a document in LyX (2.0.5) with references. For displaying references I use biblatex. (http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex). My latex environment is MiKTeX 2.9 Since I switched my Desktop, ...
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pdfpages/hyperref - Contents link jumps to wrong part of page

I'm using pdfpages to combine multiple pdf documents; I would also like a front 'contents' page for the new file, using hyperref to allow me to jump directly to the correct page. The 'addtotoc' option ...
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How to emulate \pdfstartlink and \pdfendlink with xetex?

In my ocgx package, I would use the new ocg-p package instead of the ocg package. With pdflatex or lualatex, all is good. But with xelatex, I obviously can't use \pdfstartlink and \pdfendlink (these ...
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PDF-images -> slow scrolling

I use LaTeX for writing my Thesis. I recently added 7 pdf-images rendered in matlab. These images are placed one after another. When I scroll over this part of the thesis in pdfTex or Apple Preview ...
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Including graphic outside bounding box using graphicx and pdflatex

I am including graphics from .pdf files into my latex document using the graphicx package. Some objects in the graphics files extend beyond the pdf page area, which is used as the bounding box for ...
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Is it possible to get the source code of a LaTeX rendered PDF file if one has the hard copy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert PDF to (La)TeX? Lost LaTeX-file - but served pdf - File I know there are a couple of apps floating around where you can get the source code if you ...
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Is there are way to annotate pdfs with LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex? Is there a way to annotate pdfs with LaTeX annotations? I mean a pdf that I do not have the source code for (or may not ...
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Creating PDF with external link to open another PDF

I am preparing a PDF file which will be put on the web. People will access it and should be able to open other pdf files from my PDF. My commands works well for local pdf: ...
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Is it possible to specify page numbers that are words, e.g. “Title”?

I suppose this might also go on SuperUser, but I'm only interested in it insofar as implementing it in LaTeX, so I'll ask here. I feel certain that I've seen PDF's where the actual PDF page number of ...
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PDF preview on other monitor

Is there any way that allows me to have my PDF preview on a different monitor? I know that you can have Adobe open your PDF automatically instead of the built in previewer, but when I use this I ...
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PDF viewer with auto update for WinEdt

Is there a PDF viewer featuring auto update for WinEdt? [WinEdt V 5.5 on WinVista machine] I find WinEdt very comfortable to work with but the fact that one has to re-open Acrobat after every ...
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How to convert a png into pdf using LaTeX?

I have a larger png image: width is 5400 pixels and height is 3850 pixels. I need to transform it into a pdf file in SPA3 size, which means 320mm x 450mm. Is there a way to do it with LaTeX? What I ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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Using ps2pdf colour and fonts change when TikZ picture added on beamer slide

When compiled with LaTeX + dvi2ps + ps2pdf the pdf output of the below MWE shows a strange behaviour: On the first slide (without TikZ picture) fonts and colours are slightly different from the ones ...
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PDF Layers (OCG) using latex->dvips

I want to generate a ps file with layers. Ocg.sty does not support ps, so I want to write a simple example by myself to see if its possible. I took a pdf version from here and tried to change the ...
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How to configure Latex to open the last page in PDF reader?

I edit big documents, so it is useful for me to open the last page after compilation. Normally, the first page is opened, but by using hyperref, I can configure it to open any page at start. ...
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PDF that can be scanned faster by a PDF reader [closed]

Searching words with Ctrl+F in common PDF readers takes sometimes very long. The time does not correlate with the number of pages, or the number of embedded pictures. What causes slow fulltext ...
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How to insert pdf (as a graphic file) in LaTeX [closed]

I am trying to insert some ready image-pdf files to my LaTeX code. (I use pdfLaTeX and my distributor is TeXnicCenter.) But I will get this error: Package pdftex.def Error: File 'fig1.pdf' not ...
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inserting png introduces inputenc error

I want to write an article in Chinese, which needs to insert pictures. It's fine when I insert pictures as .pdf but the following problem occurs if .png is inserted: ! Package inputenc Error: ...
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“Charset missing or incomplete” error during creating PDF/A by pdfx.sty [closed]

I'm trying to compile my thesis written in LaTeX to PDF/A format as required by our university. I used pdfx package. However, I got some errors when doing the preflight check of the generated PDF ...
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“Dynamic” picture in beamer presentation

Is there a way in beamer to have some kind of dynamic picture that will change if the mouse is moved over it or if the button is clicked?
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Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu

Using the Texlive PPA backport to Ubuntu 12.04, I am having trouble getting XeLaTeX to use a standard times font (i.e. one that would not be embedded). I am using e.g. \setmainfont{times} and ...
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Preserving “\label” in the final PDF to retrieve it with poppler?

Our PDF contains lots of \label{foo} commands, where we jump to from links from within the PDF (using the hyperlinks package) When I tried to jump to there from within our PDF displaying application, ...
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Copy Czech characters from PDF with charter font

I wanna be able to copy czech characters from PDF, but for some reason it doesn´t work. here is my code: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{charter} ...
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Bifurcating a PDF: choosing a “Plan B” during a talk

I think this is a greenhorn's question, but anyway. It is sometimes difficult to measure time for a talk, according to unknown places and audiences.By this and other reasons I'd like to subtly launch ...
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How to generate PDF/A using XeTeX? [duplicate]

Title says it all. I need to generate PDF/A compliant documents, and I'm using XeTeX. I couldn't find anything about this; here there's only info about pdfLaTeX (using pdfx) and ConTeXt. Any help is ...
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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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How to embed videos in pdf with ConTeXt?

I have heard that it is possible to embed videos with ConTeXt in tex-files and in the resulting pdf-file. Hans Hagen wrote very briefly about videos in his manual, but there is no Minexample. I could ...
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Make latexmk and pdfviewer robust against latex errors [closed]

Sometimes latexmk fails because the file was saved premature. For example the user forgets to close a { bevore he saves the .tex file. The user has to get latexmk back on the road again and usually ...
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PDFs included by XeLaTeX are rotated

When I include an image in pdf format, the image in the file is normal when compiling with pdfLaTeX, but it is rotated counterclockwise 90 degree when using XeLaTeX. The questions are: Why? How to ...
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Quickly extracting individual pages from a document

Let's say I have created a 100-page book with the book document class. What is the quickest way to extract, say, pages 3, 67-70, and 80 from the book into six separate PDF files? Is there any ...
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Store information about which paper tray to use in PDF

Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page. Our ...
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Preview in auctex on debian stable works in dvi mode, but fails on pdf mode

My auctex renders preview images on my debian stable system (6.0.6) if I set it to dvi mode, but it fails if I set auctex to pdf mode. I assume there is either a mistake in my emacs configuration ...