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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 ...
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Error with pdf image and texstudio [closed]

I'm writing a .tex file with texstudio. In the tex there are some pdf figures. When i compile it the pdf viewer of texstudio shows me this: . while if i open the compiled pdf with another program, i ...
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How to save a figure with multiple sub floats to a single pdf file

How to save a figure with multiple sub floats to a single pdf file. Here is the code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[percent]{overpic} \begin{document} \begin{figure}\centering ...
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What are hyperref’s PDF bookmarks and how do I use them?

I have very often met the Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string. Being fed up about it and curious to know what it meant, I was about to ask the n-th duplicate of that questions. ...
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Two graph - same page? (R/LaTeX)

I am using R to create my graph, and I am doing a paper, where I have to put two graph, as showed in the image: In R, my output looks like: y1 <- c(6524, 6701, 6946, 7080, 6920, 6887, 6660, ...
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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

Updated with properly minimalistic example.. I've been wrestling with this for a while now. I had a setup using pdfLaTeX with epstopdf that works nicely, but I need mathspec so I've moved to XeLaTeX. ...
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T1 Encoding causing bad PDF quality? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that some of the papers I've listed on my homepage look a lot sharper than others when rendered in a PDF viewer. Curious about this, I tracked it down to this import: ...
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How can I avoid blank spaces when I insert a pdf figure?

in the following piece of latex code, I would like to place a pdf figure called sharpideq2 at page 1 among the text rows, avoiding blank space. What I get instead is the figure placed alone in the ...
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how to print the heading from my appendix on the first page of an inserted pdf file

I have an appendix in my document but it only consists of a large pdf file. When I do it in the following way, I get my title from the Appendix at the end of the previous page or on a new page, but ...
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embedded pdf inside original pdf

Is it possible to embed or show a pdf inside a main pdf. Suppose user click on "Address" - is there a way to popup another pdf showing the detailed address from which the user can copy.
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Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf [closed]

Same question posted on other portal : Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf. Sumatra Adobe Adobe reader settings:
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How do I get rid of vim-latex's output from PDF viewing?

I use vim with VIM-LaTeX. I can use \ll to compile and \lv to view. I've set the following options in my .vimrc file: let g:tex_flavor='latex' let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' When I type \lv, ...
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Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is turned

Is it possible to change the background color of a Beamer presentation in the PDF in such way, that whenever I switch a page, the color is switched as well? Note that I do not seek a solution to ...
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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen?

I'm using a recent version of MikTeX and my pdf outputs open in a window not maximized. This is quite annoying. How can I make it so that they open in Adobe reader in a maximized window? Please ...
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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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Why might I not want to set naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false in hyperref?

I know from these questions that you can solve a lot of internal linking problems in your PDF by setting naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false (naturalnames being set to false by ...
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pdftooltip color assign

How can we assign a color for the pdftooltip ? For example I want the text CD to be blue. How can I get the color of my choice in RGB? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfcomment}% ...
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Problem with converting from lyx file to PDF

I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads: File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf ...
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Do not count appendix with total page count

When you open a PDF file made by TeX, you usually have some means of telling what the total page count is in the client GUI. I want to modify this page count such that the appendices is not counted ...
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Metrics of natwidth parameter in includegraphics when dealing with PDF

I need to get the .bbl file from the .bib and so need to compile the .tex in LaTex, but I have included PDF graphics which can be compiled in LaTex using natwidth, natheight params. \begin{figure} ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...
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Remove off-page vertices in PDF [closed]

I have asked a similar question before, but this time my goal is different: I have a PDF containing blueprints on a single page. There object it depicts is drawn a couple of times: from the side, ...
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Font problem when editing TeX produced pdf in external software [closed]

When I try to import TeX/LaTeX produced pdf code in Inkscape, then I loose a lot of the interletter and interword spacing, almost all interword spacing is shown wrong, the exponents are not at their ...
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Break in square root line

I'm having a problem where the line that runs the top length of my square root sign is discontinuous. \begin{equation} N_t(\text{V})=\sqrt{\sum_{i=0}^{n}N_i^2} \end{equation} Yields this... ...
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Implementing full-page Screen-Only & Print-Only in PDF

I am interested in displaying some things (e.g.: title page) in full color on screen, while having the same object/page display in a black and white friendly form when printed. According to this SO ...
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Text font thinner on pages with pictures

I have a problem with font thickness on pages containing heavy pictures, the font looks slightly thinner than usual (see the example). Does anyone know how to solve this? FYI: I use TeXShop to ...
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PDF inverse search in acrobat revisited

I've found this question about impossibility of inverse search with acrobat, but it is from 2012 so I decided to post in case there is some update. Does anybody know if situation has changed in any ...
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Make table of contents appear on a PDF index

I want the entries for my table of contents at the beginning of my document to appear in the PDF index, for a PDF generated with pdflatex. Currently only my \chapter entries appear there, and adding ...
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How to enable security in LaTeX using pdflatex 1.40.14 [duplicate]

I want to disable copy/write/edit ... option in my .pdf document. I don't want the document to be password protected ... I am using LaTeX to produce the document. Here is the shapshot of the ...
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pdftitle and such ignored if specified after \maketitle with report and book classes, not with article class

The following MWE shows that, with report (and book) class, PDF information entries such as pdftitle specified thanks to \hypersetup are ignored if they are inserted after \maketitle (and not ignored ...