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Importing a PDF created in Numbers displaying incorrectly

I created a LaTeX document using Overleaf and a diagram I made in Numbers and exported in PDF format. I included it into Latex like so: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fullpage} ...
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Why do EPS images have lower quality than PDF images?

I'm using Tikz to create some vector graphics images. I'm finding that when I compile my images to EPS (the preferred format of my publisher) the quality is significantly lower than if compiled to ...
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Hyperref not expanding macros in section titles?

I defined a macro that typesets a technical name using math symbols, in my example $\alpha$-thingy. When used in a \section, \hyperref would complain that it cannot use the symbol to compose the ...
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looking for equivalent to natbib's `\citepalias` in biblatex with active links using \hypersetup

I recently made the switch from natbib to biblatex. I've been using \hypersetup to make active links with natbib––it helps me navigate my document as I am working on it (see below for example). ...
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How can LyX create a pdf file that's suitable for Amazon Createspace publishing? [duplicate]

LyX by default creates documents in pdf file format version 1.5 Amazon Createspace says that it supports pdf submissions in pdf file format version 1.4 and below. They don't say they support this ...
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Ipe transparency changes colors [duplicate]

I have some trouble when applying transparency to ipe objects - colours become much more grayish. We have for instance this example (ipe capture / final pdf capture): The problem has definitely ...
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Is it possible to convert utf8 IPA chars of different foreign languages to pdf?

I tried very hard to convert pre-formatted IPA characters to pdf using xelatex but failed so far. I use Debian and latexmk command. The report is from the database and is formatted and paginated so ...
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Is it possible to extract the bibliography from a PDF file as a .bibtex?

There is a pdf report that has a good list of references for my field, can I extract them as a bibtex file to reuse them ?
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generate an editable file (e.g. odt) from my latex sources for editor

The document I am writing has many tex files. I want to give my editor a copy of the document. The copy may not be a pdf because the editor wants/needs to edit the document (spelling, grammar) and is ...
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ifpdf prematurely terminates iffalse

I have the following minimum code stored inside the file.dtx file: % \iffalse % \begin{macrocode} %<*driver> \documentclass{ltxdoc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Where can I find the PDF syntax for texorpdfstring?

I use \texorpdfstring for section commands, but how do I find the PDF syntax? For instance, I recently learned about \texttwosuperior just by chance. Is there a reference for similar symbols?
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How to use a subset of a beamer presentation?

I am trying to take the PDF output of a beamer presentation and take only a subset of the slides, and create a PDF file out of them (I can't recompile the beamer presentation with the relevant slides, ...
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Include PDF on the same page

I would like to append the several-pages .pdf directly after the section-heading. \subsection{Kopie des Projektantrages} \includepdf[pages=-, fitpaper=true]{\antrag} // my PDF file-command ... but ...
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PDF as a data container

Inserting data about article to the PDF It is possible to pass title and author of the article to the appropriate hyperref package options? I want to be the values of \title - Title of the article ...
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Links is it possible to show alternate text when the pdf is printed?

I want to have an electronic pdf version that says: See the game Guillotine (video). But in the printed version it should just say: See the game Guillotine. Is this type of behavior ...
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Copying from PDF gives crypted string [duplicate]

I got a book for "Lebensmittelanalytik" as a PDF. When I copy anything in the PDF I get strings like this: bflyflNSMàTTflLxNxLYTàü. I tried to compile it with LaTeX and the pdfpages package, but it ...
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Importing .pdf image created by Inkscape UNSCALED [closed]

I created a simple drawing in Inkscape, which I exported as .pdf to include it into a LaTeX file. In the image I want to have a nice 5mm grid. (Created using Extensions->Render->Grids...) If I ...
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Set 'end of document' signal within PDF from LaTeX

So I am developing a LaTeX document that will have several copies of the same or similar 'document' within it. Eg pages 1-10 might be a proforma pre-populated with someone's name and details, and then ...
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insert a pdf image(created in Tex) in a beamer slide [duplicate]

I am facing difficulty in sizing the pdf image being imported into the beamer slide presentation. This is because the original image generated in tex has a lot of unused space. Please advise me how I ...
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Can or will pdf with MinionPro produced by ps2pdf allow to search for words with ligatures, such as “final”?

This is either a question or an encouragement, depending on the situation. If a pdf typeset with latex and made into a pdf with ps2pdf contains the word "final", searching for that word in the pdf ...
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xinclude pdf in a latex document as appendix - where pdfpages does not work

I am having a problem including pdf pages in latex as appendix. I have tried using pdfpages but including \usepackage{pdfpages} in my style file of my thesis does not allow the code to work. Below is ...
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embedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the page I just compiled but a random one

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1, and I have the following problem: When I compile my document, the empedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the corresponding lines I just compiled, and it may show me even a ...
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when include eps to texshop, why is there automatically generated a convert-to-pdf file

I'm compiling a report using mac texshop and I want to add an eps. picture. I just don't understand whenever I use the following command \usepackages{graphicx} \begin{figure} ...
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included pdf files, shift to the left [duplicate]

I'm totally new and hope that this isn't a stupid question... Anyway I downloaded this template and used it to write my thesis but at the end I wanted to add some pdf files as annexes. So in my annex ...
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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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AucTex does not export Hebrew to a pdf file [duplicate]

I created the following bilingual LaTeX document in English and Hebrew. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello שלום \end{document} I exported the document to a pdf file using the key ...
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Poor Kerning in pdfLaTeX output, am I doing something wrong?

Just for the sake of clarity I'm using Linux Mint 17, with TeX Live. I'm using TeXworks to edit my TeX code. Here is the LaTeX code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Very Keen Katz ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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Why does scaling a figure eliminate part of it? [closed]

I have a bunch of graphics produced by SAS software. When I put them in my document using e.g. \begin{figure}[H] \includegraphics[scale = 1]{FitPlot} \caption{Parameters by ...
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TikZ/TeX: Minimum line width/maximum resolution

I would like to employ TikZ for some constructive work, namely, programming a FabLab laser cutter. This nifty device gets a 2d drawing (as PDF) and cuts along all hairlines in the PDF. A harline is ...
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Is there a way to extract data from a PDF form and use it to generate a report in LaTeX?

I tried to search for this question but failed. I hope it is not a duplicate. I am trying to automate the process of summarizing a long PDF form. I want to extract data from certain fields in a PDF ...
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How to protect a PDF generated via LaTeX [duplicate]

I've seen several questions similar to this one, but mine is how I can protect my PDF: Extract contents. Print. And, eventually, customize all the meta tag.
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Can I get exactly the same pdf document (sha1) when I recompile latex document? [duplicate]

If there are no date/time specific variables in tex content (just text)... Can I after running xelatex command get the same .pdf (byte to byte) when .tex file isn't changed?
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pdf link does not work with latex/dvips/pstopdf execution

I have this simple LaTeX file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{% linkcolor=blue, colorlinks=true,% hyperlinks will be black pdfborderstyle={/S/U/W 1}% border style with ...
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Lyx: export with tracking changes to pdf

I want to export from Lyx a document as a PDF file. Since my person I am sending the file to does not have Lyx I would like to send him the PDF file containing the changes I made since the last ...
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Drivers other than pdftex.def not supported, epstopdf problem? [closed]

I get this error when using Quick Build (pdfLatex + view pdf) File /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty Type Warning Line line 1 Message ...
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mmap/cmap problem: text in equations is not properly copy-pastable

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[noTeX]{mmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} $(A\to B)\vdash B$ sample text ...
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How can (easily) superimpose different text over odd/even pages of an included PDF file?

I have a series of pdf files that I'm trying to combine. That much I can do without any problem. What I also need to do is add a small amount of text to the top 'outside' corner of each page, ...
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Exporting a tagged PDF

I use LaTeX for typesetting daily document. These include correspondence with patients, certificates etc. Is there any way I can tags (or keywords) for running subsequent searching from inside LaTeX ...
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LyX - Unable to Preview PDF after Upgrade 2.0.6 to 2.1.3

I recently had to upgrade my LyX distribution to remain compatible with a LyX distribution on a different machine. When I upgraded (2.0.6 to 2.1.3), I was no longer able to generate preview PDFs. I ...
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Is there a direct way to get word count in TeXstudio?

The Text Analysis tool in TeXstudio is quite useful, but I seems I can not find a direct and accurate way to obtain the total number of words in the compiled PDF file. As I understood, this tool ...
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Error of “cannot determine size of graphics” [closed]

I know this topic is covered elsewhere in this forum, so I would not ask if I was not desperate and had tried everything I could already. I have a large PhD thesis with over a hundred images in it ...
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Printed PDF is missing some text when using `multicols` [closed]

I've prepared a 3-column equation sheet in LyX using the {multicols}{3} environment. The generated PDF looks great, but when I print it, some text is missing. Here are all the details: It's a ...
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Is there a way to compress pdf file? [duplicate]

I am generating my PDF document (thesis) with LuaLaTeX. Almost all of my figures are made with the pgfplots package and do not exceed 40 kB. The document is 178 pages. The size of this document is 34 ...
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g-brief produces letter format PDF instead of A4 depending on system settings [duplicate]

I'm using g-brief to produce a letter. However, on my computer, the resulting PDF has the letter format, whereas I need A4. I figured g-brief only produces A4 PDF files, so I'm surprised. When I ...
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When including a graphic using text in LaTeX, “fi” and “ff” are not printed after compiling. How can I change this? [duplicate]

In my study, I include PDF graphics as images in order to receive high resolution graphics. These PDF graphics are initially created in Power Point, printed as PDF there, and then included in the ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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How to generate a “named destination” in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] ...
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Insert (and ref) uncompressed PDF literals in Latex document?

I'm having a document whose source files are kept in git, and I'd like something similar to Print subversion repo number on each page ... I've already managed to pull the information I need and show ...