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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 ...
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How do I make pdfcrop output all pages of the same size?

I am trying to crop a powerpoint animation that I converted to pdf for import into beamer (using ppsplit), but when I run pdfcrop (from texlive) to reduce the whitespace, it crops the pages ...
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How to provide alternative grayscale images in pdf?

Is it possible to provide different versions of an image/figure, and have the pdf viewer choose which one is the best at viewing time? I would like to have a color image on screen and on color ...
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Invisible markers in PDFs using pdflatex

I'm using latexdiff to show changes that I make in a large text (200+ pages). Most of my changes affect only a few pages though, so I don't want my readers to sift through 200 pages looking for the ...
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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ...
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Copying latex from scanned book [duplicate]

Suppose I have a scanned book with equations, is there a convenient way to obtain latex that reproduces them?
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obfuscate latex->pdf document [duplicate]

Is there any package that can easily allow you to obfuscate a Latex->PDF generated document such that copy-paste is not longer possible and produces random letters for instance. And if yes, is it ...
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Protect footnotemarks from selection in pdf

Inspired by this question i used accsupp to protect the headers of my pdf from being copied which works nicely so far. I tried to do the same thing for the footnotemarks which hasn't worked so far. ...
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text wrapping around an image across several A4 sheets

I am doing a project that intends to cover a wall with the words of a book. It will consist of 84 sheets of A4 paper, (cut to remove the margin), with six columns on each sheet. The text is printed in ...
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Intensity and contrast of black text [closed]

I noticed that the black color of the text in some PDF documents (especially products with InDesign) is more or less intense. Some PDF documents produced by TeX / LaTeX have different shades of ...
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Include PDF images with interpolate=true

I was happy to read that \includegraphics allows setting the interpolate flag for imported images: \includegraphics[interpolate]{testimg} This works wonderfully if testimg is a PNG image. ...
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Vertical orientation landscape page in a PDF output file

I'm using the lscape environment to produce landscape pages in my LaTeX document for pages that have large figures or tables, so that my page numbering is in the right place when it comes to printing ...
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Different hierarchical levels in TOC and hyperref-generated PDF bookmarks

I would like to make hyperref generate bookmarks for all available hierarchical levels of my documents, but only in the produced PDF. For the TOC itself (i.e. the one printed at the beginning of the ...
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Fragile frame in lyx

I'm working on a document in LyX and I'm trying to create a frame around some verbatim text. I've tried a number of different things including ERT \begin{frame}[fragile] and \end{frame} around the ...
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sidewaysfigure: how to suppress rotation in pdf output

I am using sidewaysfigure from the rotating package. The orientation of the figure is as desired for the double-page layout. In the pdf (generated through Latex->PS->PDF), the page is rotated so that ...
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producing embossed tactile graphics with Tikz for a student who is blind

I work at disability services at a university and recently started working with a student who is blind in upper level computer theory, automaton, and programming classes. I learned LaTeX about 3-4 ...
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Creating PDF-forms with TeX/LaTeX? [duplicate]

I've been looking at the creation of PDF-forms - ie. PDF-documents with boxes where the user may fill in information like name and phonenumber or simply check a box to confirm something - in ...
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Shaped pdf page

I don't think this is possible but, is the PDF format able to stand shaped pages? The idea is to produce documents giving a reading experience like this one's: but to bee seen on a screen. Should ...
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control the output file at binary level

I would like to generate a PDF file via PDFTeX that is also a Windows Executable at the same time (the resulting file is a polyglot). For this, I need the PDF file, among other thing, to start with ...
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Using LaTeX for pre-printed paper

I'm thinking of moving from Crystal Reports to a LaTeX based solution, but it's a requirement to be able to make a pdf that conforms to a pre-printed layout (in the company I work we use pre-printed ...
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Multiple PDF generation with one tex file

I'm writing my cv using moderncv, and I want to make it in 2 languages. I wrote a common part, which both languages will have, and specific ones, where I put the translated content. I also want to ...
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Jump between PDF and source file using a document split into master and child

I am searching for an editor which is capable to jump between lines in PDF view and source view, even if the document is split into multiple files. In my case I have a master, witch defines the ...
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How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Initial position I recently bought a new computer, and I thought I have backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. Upon searching for old LaTeX ...
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Get TeX to work with jsPdf [closed]

jsPdf is a Javascript library that creates pdf documents on the fly. This is very useful to me as I have a familiarity with Javascript and I want to be able to do this operation server-side. ...
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Bookmarks not linking with Table of Figures and Bibliography properly

I've been trying to get the bookmark package to work with my thesis, and for the most part I'm happy with the results; however, I'm having some problems with the links for the Table of Figures and ...
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Are mouse over definitions of acronyms possible?

I have a lot of acronyms in my thesis and I am using the acro package. I would like to know if there is an option to make it possible for the acronyms within the thesis to display a mouse over ...
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Damaged PDF file after linearization using qpdf apparently not caused by (La)TeX input [closed]

Edit3: I've updated the title, hopefully satisfying the people saying this item is off-topic: The reason I think this post does have value to this community is that the answer maybe off-topic (i.e. a ...
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Adding custom metadata values to a PDF file

Is it possible to create custom metadata key/values for a PDF file? I can see (from other questions here) how to add title, author, keywords etc. However, I'm creating transcriptions of historical ...
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overriding \section{} and stripping decorations out of LaTeX source string

I am trying to solve a problem that I have with Pandoc's LaTeX output ([1]; I have implemented a patch to Pandoc itself but I am also looking for a LaTeX only solution, in case the patch is not ...
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Making A Collection of Files Searchable

I have a request, one of which I am not certain attainable. Recently I have gone from taking notes in Evernote, to just taking notes using my latex distribution, by reason of the fact that whenever I ...
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Preview of “hyperlinks” in PDF [duplicate]

Let's say I am using the hyperref package, which automatically hyperlinks eqref, cite, etc. I know its a stretch, but has anyone ever encountered a PDF viewer (I'm very happy with Sumatra) that can ...
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How to resove “job aborted, file error in nonstop mode” error in Texmaker (64-bit)?

First post here. Hope it's not ignorant. I am using Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.10 with PDFlatex. I am running a 64-bit machine. Fresh install of Linux and Texmaker, I am quite used to Texmaker, not sure ...
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Postscript, EPS and PSTricks: what are the differences at this conditions? [closed]

The program that I use as an editor for vector based images is able to export using the following standards: Postscript 2 and 3 ( .ps ) PSTricks macro written in Latex ( .tex ) Eps ( .eps ) SVG ( ...
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How do I get rid of the white space around included graphics? [duplicate]

I know that my question may be a duplicate, but I couldn't find a solution that worked for me elsewhere on the site. Here is the MWE : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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sidewaysfigure and landscape

I have some figures which I wish to display in landscape, with rotated captions. I can achieve this fine using the sidewaysfigure environment from the rotating package. I want to also ensure that ...
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Pandoc-generated PDF contains large images, how can I make them fit into the page?

I am using pandoc to generate pdf output out of my markdown code. So far, it works fine without any warning or error, except the fact that figures are large, so that some figures get cut and don't fit ...
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Using LaTeX, can we prevent others from editing pdf file properties? [duplicate]

After opening a .pdf file with Adobe Acrobat, go through menu File->Properties->Description tab, we can see the fields such as Author, Subject, Title, Keywords etc. If the .pdf file is created with ...
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Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string [duplicate]

My document contains section titles that are formatted by the listings package. (The section names are names of configure script switches.) ...
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Generating LaTeX code from scanned LaTeX pdf [duplicate]

I have a paper copy of some old LaTeX notes, but I lost the source file. If I scanned them as a .pdf, does any OCR software exist that could convert the scanned .pdf to LaTeX source (.tex)? I also ...
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Is there a way to extract the source .tex from a pdf file? [duplicate]

I have a pdf file that I'm positive was originally set up in TeX. Is there a way to extract the original markup from this? If it's any help, I work with Windows 7 and MikTeX 2.9
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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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Interactive PDF - Click thumbnail images to open in quicklook like window

Is it possible to create an interactive PDF where you can click a scaled down embedded image and it opens it up large in a preview like window hovering in front of the open PDF? Sort of like the PDF ...
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Splitting(!) one latex document into two pdf outputs including references

I have a quite huge thesis-latex-document with lots of references to the appendix. The whole document I would like to split into two pdf-files. That means: I would like to have the thesis and the ...
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How to include (print) Latex source code in generated pdf?

I want to include the source code of my latex generated pdf file in the pdf file itself as printed text. Is there any way to do this?
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How to mark and secure a PDF document for distribution? [duplicate]

This might not be a 100% LaTeX question since it is a matter of PDFs, but I think that the LaTeX crowd is the most appropriate audience for it. I have an unpublished research paper that I am writing ...
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Figures much clearer in the internal PDF-Viewer

I have a problem: In my thesis I added some figures via: \begin{figure}[H] \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{figure.png} \caption{blablabla} \label{Abb.1} \end{center} ...
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What is the scheme of fonts naming in PDFs generated by LaTeX and other software?

Most of PDF viewing software allows one to see documents properties, in particular, fonts used in them. Some viewers (e.g. Okular of KDE) even allow to extract such fonts to TTF files. I always ...
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Video embedded into the PDF of a LaTeX beamer document as flash makes Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 crash on slide transition

I have tried to embed a .flv video file into a PDF using either the package flashmovie or the package media9 together with beamer and pdfLaTeX, as described, for instance, here. The video is shown ...
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PDF files included with `includegraphics` and `pdfpages` don't show some pdf elements

The problem is that if I make comments, text boxes, lines, etc. with a PDF viewer-editor like, in my case, PDF Exchange Viewer, in a PDF image to be included any of that ways, that marks don't show in ...