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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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PDF hyperlinks to a given page.

I would like a command that takes two arguments: a page number and a block of text. I would like the command to create a PDF hyperlink around the text that will jump to the given page. I see that ...
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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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IEEEtran Export to PDF version 5 or above

I'm writing a paper for an IEEE conference and am checking the PDF with PDFExpress. One of the errors that I'm getting is that the PDF version of my paper is under 5: (actually "version 5" in an ...
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Margin changes in converting DVI to PDF

I have a 1 inch top margin in all the pages that I have in my DVI file. When I convert this to PDF however the top margin reduces! I am not sure why this is happening. Could someone tell me how to ...
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How to get radio boxes right in PDF forms using hyperref? [closed]

I would like to create a fillable PDF form containing radio buttons using hyperref. The text fields turn out fine. The problem is with the radio boxes. Only one fillable radio box is visible when ...
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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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What causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?

Internally, what causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?
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Quickly add text to existing pdf files / fill forms

I am sure I am not the only person to have had the following problem: one has a pdf document (usually some kind of a form that one needs to fill out over and over again) in a pdf file, which is not a ...
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Make an invisible vbox

I'm placing a PDF meta information in a \vbox in a plain XeTeX document, and I would like it to behave as if there were no box at all (so any additional \vskip after the \vbox will appear). Right now, ...
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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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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 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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using PDF bookmarks to refer to pages in \includegraphics

If I have a multi-page PDF file with one figure on each page, I can use the \includegraphics[page=123]{foo} command to refer to individual figures (see this question). However, if I have lots of ...
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PDF file containing 3D object is not included correctly with \includegraphics

I have a PDF file, containing a 3D object in PRC format. I try to include this into a LaTeX document to be compiled with pdflatex, with the simple source below: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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How to compile a document with EPS images using TeXnicCenter?

I have all my input images in EPS format. I am using TeXnicCenter. When I use latex->dvi output profile, all of the EPS images show up fine. However when I want to take the final output by using ...
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making low-quality PDF files clearer

Some research papers available on the web have low-quality outputs. For example, see this. It seems that it was converted from a PS file and typeset in (La)TeX. However, it has all the font ...
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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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Move-around box in PDF display

I tried using the fancytooltips package and like it a lot. One thing that I could imagine would be nice is to have the entry showing up as a movable box instead of just a tooltip. (Sometimes the ...
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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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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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Detecting all pages which contain color

In an larger LaTeX document there are often only some pages with color content (mainly figures) and the remaining ones are only black and white. Because printing costs for color pages are much higher ...
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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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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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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 do I create a PDF file that can be digitally signed?

We are using Acrobat digital signatures in my organization. With Acrobat Professional you can put in a signature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something ...
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how to include existing pdf slides into my beamer?

are there any ways to incorporate some slides in existing beamer file into my beamer? Say, I want to put slide 2 in file A (a beamer pdf file) into my beamer presentation, can this be done? PS: file ...
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Going “back” when using hyperref

I'm including \usepackage{hyperref} so that each instance of \ref (as well as each page number in the index and the table of contents) automatically links to that page. When I'm viewing the document ...
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PDF bookmark customization

I've seen a couple of PDFs which have come of their bookmarks ("index" tab in most viewers) set either in italics, bold or both. Googling around I found that the bookmark package is supposed to do ...
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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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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PDF Layers (OCG) using xelatex

I am switching from pdflatex to xelatex and have trouble finding an alternative on how to do layers in the pdf. So far I have been using ocg.sty to separate relevant content from eye-candy content ...
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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk ...
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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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Hyperref “enquotes” metadata

EDIT: As Bill B. and Caramdir point out in their comments after Bill B. produced his results posted below, more information is needed in order to make a better call. To remedy, my output was ...
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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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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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Change color in finished pdf file

Suppose I have a finished PDF file, say a figure generated from some software, where the ink is black. I would include it in a document. Suppose I want to include it in a beamer presentation with ...
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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 open a pdf file in the TexMaker internal PDF viewer using a user-defined quick build sequence?

I'm trying to write a document with a bibliography, and none of the default Quick Build presets have a BibTex parsing step. It's easy enough to make a sequence of commands that run PdfLaTeX, BibTex, ...
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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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“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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Problems with copy and paste from PDF using lstlisting

I'm using lstlisting to create course notes from which I am hoping that code can be copy&paste'd I've already implemented the suggestions in Phantom spaces in listings (pdf) to make sure that ...
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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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Including a PDF page in latex with pdfpages without scaling

I am writing a document in LaTeX and I'm trying to include a frontpage in PDF (aptly called "Frontpage.pdf") the document, to be compiled with Pdflatex. I tried to include it with the pdfpages ...
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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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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 to know the number of pages in a PDF file?

I use graphicx to include pages of a PDF file. I want to know in LaTeX how many pages are in the file. How to do this?
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Add Metadata to XeTeX PDF's

Is it possible to specify the metadata in PDF's made with XeTeX? Here's an example of the type of metadata I'd like to set (and a speculative form for XeTeX): \pdfinfo { /Title (My Masterpiece) ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...