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No error, yet no pdf [closed]

This is probably the ultimate beginner-level question, but I can't produce a pdf from LaTeX. I downloaded from here (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/) three things: ...
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Included PDF line width

I've an image I made with Inkscape and exported to PDF that I want to include in my document. However, there is one annoying thing: The line width (e.g. the border width of a rectangle) depends on the ...
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Prevent title page from being considered as page “1”

I am write a big document use \frontmatter and \mainmatter to get different page numbering for different parts. All is fine except that the title page appears to be page 1; that is, there are two page ...
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Tikzpicture as background to pdfpages

I want to implement the answer here: Can I add tikzpictures to pages included with pdfpages. But I want the tikzpicture under the included pdf pages, not over it. Is there a straightforward way to set ...
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Include pdf file with different paper size [duplicate]

I'm finishing my master thesis project with latex (A4 paper size) and I need to include a few drawings in pdf (paper size A3), so I tried to use this: \includepdf[pages={-}, ...
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pdf doesn't regenerate after upgrading mac to mavericks

I just upgraded my mac to mavericks and latex is not working anymore. Since I'm really no computer pro I have no idea how to make it work again. though everything is still there it's not regenerating ...
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Unable to display an url leading to a *.pdf document

Basically, I have an url in the form of "http://website.com/folder/this_is_a_pdf_document.pdf" which I want to display in my document in TeXStudio, however, an error pops up. It seemingly interprets ...
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Editing pdfs with a pdf editor not through latex [duplicate]

Can people edit pdfs generated from LaTeX? I know adobe has a paid program that allows the editing of pdfs. I ask because I would think this wouldn't work. With a pdf generated from a Word, there ...
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Interactive (hoverable) 2D plots in PDF

It seems that embedding 3D plots in PDFs has been around for a few years now (misc3d, for example, and Asymptote), as well as interactive features such as fancy-preview and optional content groups ...
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“TeX capacity exceeded” error when converting markdown to PDF using XeLaTeX with russian language

I've installed pandoc and texlive-full packages on recent Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit to convert markdown files with russian language to PDF. Everything works fine when I run the following command: ...
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Figure from PDF is always at new page

I have a figure in pdf file, which I want to include to my latex file. In the PDF file is only one figure, nothing else. This is code, how I iclude it: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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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 ...
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how to disable Babel for some text

I want to write this : (username:password) this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} (username:password) \end{document} give me : (username :password) % ...
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How to have a precise control on the size of each page?

I would like to produce a pdf document whose pages have various lengths and fixed widths. An easier situation The easiest case would be for instance: the first page has a length of 10cm all the ...
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PDF crashes after previewing from LyX

I'm currently having a bit of a problem with LyX and have tried to fix it but to no avail, so I decided to post here in an effort to solve it once and for all. So basically, I'm using the latest ...
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Best practices for using MATLAB images in LaTeX?

I am writing a paper currently using PDFTEX, and I make heavy use of MATLAB figures. The problem is that when I make a MATLAB figure, I can adjust it to any size, before saving it. When I save it, I ...
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Do different TeX distributions produce PDFs of different quality?

Let's say I have the same TeX input, do different TeX distributions produce different PDF, and if so, which would produce best quality for print? I know my Miktex uses fontconfig to some intent, would ...
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Can I make an “abbreviation expansion” in PDF visible?

(I hope this is at least marginally on topic) When I use the <abbr> tag in HTML, the abbreviation and its expansion are marked by the browser: But if I mark an abbreviation and its ...
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Beamer: how to make each frame appear in the PDF ToC and add a bibliography

I want to build on the solution of this answer, to create a ToC for the PDF, by adding a bibliography in the last slide. It seems nevertheless that the bibliography interferes with the table of ...
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How can I reduce the size of figures and/or the size of the final PDF document? [duplicate]

I usually include .pdf figures (vector graphics) in LaTeX files. The problem is that when I compile everything, the resulting file, which also has .pdf extension, is too large. The size of the final ...
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Saving a non-animated version of animated beamer/fancyslides slides

I'm new to LaTeX so I don't even know how to phrase my question to search for it! I am making lecture slides for a course. I use \pause before pretty much every bullet point so we can go over each ...
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How to mantain verse indendation and numbering when copy from PDF

I am trying to adapt this answer to produce the same result with a verse environment: I want to be able to copy a poem out of a PDF maintaining its indentation (numbering included) as typeset in the ...
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Bookmark with a link to open the attachments pane

Is it possible to have a bookmark with a link to open the attachments pane? If you carefully read hyperref packege you'll see that the \Acrobatmenu alows you to have links that enables you to open and ...
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Print screen img - png/eps loses quality with no scaling

I am trying to include image to LaTeX, but I loose quality. It is a print-screen with image and little bit of text and it looks awful after the conversion to PDF. I guess that DPI of the image is ...
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What package(s) are recommended for making algorithm block diagrams in LaTeX?

I am in the process of writing a conference paper for IEEE, and I was wondering what packages might be recommended for making good looking (but simple) block diagrams for algorithms? I am relatively ...
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Hyperref, cleveref and algpseudocode same identifier warning

I get the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{ALG@line.2}) has been already used, duplicate ignored with the MWE down below. \documentclass{article} ...
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Open in a new window when using raw action

I'm wondering how to open in a new window an attached file when clicking on a bookmark. The code below links a bookmark to an attached file in the PDF file. But upon cliking it, the attached file is ...
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Set the highlight style of a link to “none” instead of “invert”

I've read all documentation possible regarding hyperref but I still don't know how to set the highlight style of a link to "none" instead of "invert" (which is the default by the way). Is there any ...
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Newline in copyright notice string (XMP pdf metadata)

I'm wondering if it is possible to include a newline character in the XMP pdf copyright notice string. I've tried using \\ or \newline but with no sucess... See code below: \documentclass{article} ...
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It doesn't show what I changed on the PDF

I had just updated my Mac to Mavericks and that's when the nightmare starts.. Everything was working fine before I had it upgraded. Now when I do any editing on my old work after I save it, it just ...
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How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping

I'm using pdflscape for my landscape pages in an A5 portrait document. Then I use the following command line to prepare the PDF to be printed on A4 paper: pdftk blank.pdf document.pdf output ...
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Re-saving with PDF comments decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

I'm producing some PDF weighting about 50 Mb. I just open it in my viewer, add a comment and save the file, then its size suddenly becomes about 30 mb. What is happening? Am I loosing some important ...
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Image link clickable in non-white areas (excluding the background)

Consider image sample below. I'm including it using \includegraphics and I have linked it to an url using \href. What I would like is to have it in the pdf file in such a way that the mouse would ...
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Appendix - Adding PDF

Thanks for your awesome support so far. This page helps me a lot getting into Latex! In my appendix, I want to add several PDF-Documents (questionnaires) which I used in study. I managed to implement ...
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How can I programmatically populate a PDF's pdfcreator field?

As I understand it, embedding (as metadata) the typesetting engine that was used to produce a PDF document is good practice. Here is an example of how this can be done using the hyperref package: ...
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How can I make the copied-pasted text from an pdflatex output still readable/compilable by pdflatex?

The issue I compile a latex document which contains accents ("é" for instance), then I copy the text from the pdf generated by pdflatex. Then, I paste this text to my latex file. The resulting file ...
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How to have an URL in PDF bookmark

I'm interested in having a PDF bookmark pointing to an attached file in the PDF. At least I know it is possible to have bookmarks pointing to an URL. See for instance the hyperref manual. You can see ...
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PDF portfolio navigators

Using the embedfile package it is possible to create pdf portfolios/collections with pdfLaTeX. The pdf specification describes the use of custom "navigators" to create a pleasing interface for the ...
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How to use LyX to create PDF file from the command line

I'm using LyX for technical documentation and want to automate the process of creating PDF files. Within LyX, I can simply click the button "View PDF (XeTeX)", and LyX performs the whole build ...
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Avoiding compression artifacts when displaying results of image processing experiments

I'm creating a latex document in which I display results of some image processing experiments. In particular, I'm displaying a black and white image which has been blurred (artifically) and then had ...
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Creating a PDF form that accepts uploaded images

I am creating some forms that require users to stick photos in boxes. I was wondering if one could, with some PDF magic, create forms that could accept user supplied (via an upload button on the form) ...
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Creating a form action which generates a PDF

This is not a duplicate question! The thread I have been referred to uses highly OS dependent ways of accomplishing this task. I am looking for something that OS independent. Please remove the ...
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Inline purified PostScript (MPS)

I just learned how to inline PDF code using the \pdfliteral command and that purified Encapsulated PostScript generated by METAPOST or purifyeps can be converted to PDF code by pdfLaTeX. However, I ...
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Problem with \psshadowbox [duplicate]

Why doesn't this work? I think I've got all the packeges I need, and I've copied it from http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-3/morales/morales.pdf. \documentclass[landscape,a0paper,final]{a0poster} ...
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How to change the setting of WinEdt to open all newly generated PDF files in another PDF reader?

I am using WinEdt 6.0 software for my regular latex typesetting. The operating system is windows 8. There are several PDF viewers in my computer. Default PDF viewer is Foxit Reader. So a newly ...
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Include PDF via \pdfliteral

The pdfinlimg package and perl script allow to include ("binary") images directly into the LaTeX source code via the \pdfliteral command. For example, \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} ...
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Change how hyperlinks are displayed

By using \usepackage{varioref} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{cleveref} one automatically gets hyperlinks in a red box or a green box . Is it possible to change this? For example instead of ...
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Error with using \pdfpxdimen: “Undefined control sequence”

I am trying to change the DPI of the output PDF using \pdfpxdimen in the preamble, but it returns an error: "! Undefined control sequence \pdfpxdimen". I guess that is because I am using XeLaTeX ...
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How to add SyncTex support for evince (or Okular) and LaTeXing for forward and backward navigation between source and pdf

I'm currently using LaTeXing in sublime text 3. Unfortunately I couldn't find a proper solution for enabling forward and backward synctex between source and pdf. The LaTeXing uses evince (on Linux). ...
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Two pdf versions from one single .TEX file?

I publish a lot for science journals and some of them are very strict on the number of pages your manuscript will be, as usual the final version of the articles is double column but for review and ...