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Prevent small, automatic spaces from splitting a word

I'm not sure if this is fundamental to LaTeX, or if this depends on the viewer, but I am facing the following phenomenon: \texttt{\textit{C}D} When I run pdflatex and view the result (in Okular) ...
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Latex file saved as .pdf instead of.tex format accidentally [closed]

I have saved my .tex file as .pdf accidentally and I cannot open now this .odf file. How can I recover it? Thanks.
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How to prevent Furigana (Hiragana put above Kanji) from being copied?

The following MWE will generate pages containing Kanji with Furigana. A Furigana is a text put above Kanji to let us know how to pronounce the Kanji. MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xeCJK} \...
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How to use \page[quadruple] while having a cover as last page in ConTeXt?

I am creating a personalised magazine in ConTeXt-LuaTeX. It has a cover (that what you can see before opening the magazine), existing of two .pdf files. It contains several chapters adaptive text, ...
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Package pdftex.def Error file-pics.pdf not found

I'm using chemnum. Conversion of EPS to PDF failed after a Windows updat: ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `file-pics.pdf' not found.See the pdftex.def package documentation for explanation.Type H &...
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EPS images are not placed in the correct position when one converts dvi to pdf

I compile a document in latex with WinEdt 5 and MikTeX 2.9. I have already read eps images turned out to be shifted in pdf file So I checked several things: 1.- The bounding box. I used epstool with ...
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Eps figure is disproportioned in Latex

Often when I insert an EPS figure to Latex its proportions gets messy in the actual PDF. Why so? Working Example: I use miktex, with \usepackage{epstopdf} in the header. This is the include of the ...
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Will my pdf look same in other computers

Say I use a font "foo" in my TeX document. \setmainfont{foo} This font is not free or not widely available on other systems. Will my PDF document will look same in other computers where this ...
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How to insert a pdf as background?

I want to use a pdf page as background for a title page. The pdfpages package does a good job inserting the page, but I can't write my content on it.
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Reduce file size of externalized pdf (tikzpicture)

Has anybody an idea how I can modify, or better reduce, the filesize of the external pdfs of my tikzpictures (tikzexternalize). Due to a high number of images in my phd thesis the file size of the ...
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Extra Curly Braces when creating Xtable using Knitr, after specifiying size

I'm creating a R Markdown document using knitr and am running into trouble using xtable to create a table. My table is very large and I'm trying to reduce the size using the size command in the print ...
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epstopdf embed custom fonts

I am using Texmaker in combination with MikTex. To convert eps files, the package epstopdf is used. In my eps files from Matlab I use the font Utopia but during the conversion, it is replaced by ...
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How can I print multiple pdf pages on top of each other?

I have two pdf pages with text and/or images. I would like to print them on top of each other, on one single page. Text and/or images have to be plotted over each other, transparent (white) regions ...
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PDF image not rendering

A co-worker and I both use Latex. If I create a pdf image to use, it does not show up. However, my co-worker can save an image as a pdf and it renders just fine. Is there documentation about how to ...
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Force equal hinting when combining symbols

I am building a custom operator out of two triangles. But it seems that to the PDF viewers (evince in this case), they are still individual characters and hinted (i.e. pixel-aligned) differently, ...
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Placing page numbers on top of full screen figures

I have a lot of full-page images in my document, right to the edges. Some of them are jpegs, some are pdfs. I need to superimpose page numbers on top of these figures, but generally the figure ...
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Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) generates corrupt PDF

I have used the answer from another post, but the generated PDF seems to be corrupted using the suggested code. This post refers to question: Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) ...
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Xelatex bad encoding on output [closed]

I'm using the 'xgreek' package and compiling the document with XeLaTeX (xetex); I can't find out why toc, date etc. seems corrupted (should be in greek) \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,titlepage,12pt]{...
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Unexplained stretching of path automata using tikz in Latex

I'm writing a maths report in Latex which requires drawing Free State Automata. Up until this point in the document, using the tikz package was great, but it is being inexplicably weird. I am trying ...
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includegraphics aspects ratio problem? [closed]

I'm using texmaker. I create my diagrams with excel via a pdf print. When I include this pdf to my document I scale this pdf to the textwidth. The result looks like that the aspect ratio wasn't ...
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\includegraphics of PDF figures

I have a figure in PDF format generated by R including 2 axes with label and markers. I want to include the figure in LaTeX document. When using \includegraphics[width=6cm]{fig.pdf}, the plot is ...
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Paper Size and Margins in PS/PDF [duplicate]

Actually, I am trying to submit some paper to NSERC (Canada's research fund) and they are asking: paper size = 8.5 x 11 margins (all sides) = 0.75in I tried to use the following code in LaTeX \...
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Timing commands within one slide

The commands \transduration{time}\effect (e.g. \transduration{10}\transfade) is used to automatically play slides and elements within a slide. Yet it seems that the parameter "time" has to be constant ...
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How do I set rgb mode in pdf generated by tex editor?

Somehow I want to set rgb mode in pdf which is compiled by any TeX editor. I don't know other ways to explain it, just, I want my pdf to be in rgb mode after compiling. I heard that it's possible ...
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aeb-pro / example sign

I using MikTeX 2.9. Right now I'm looking at Digitally signing the generated pdf. I ran accross the AcroTeX Education Bundle and am attempting to compile the example sign.tex from the aeb-pro examples....
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Is there a viewer command that will close only the current PDF document in TeXnicCenter?

I currently compile .pdf files using TeXnicCenter with the following settings in Build -> Define Output Profiles -> Viewer -> Close document before running LaTeX: Server: AcroViewR11 Command: [...
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texnic-center doesn't output pdf when acrobat already opened [duplicate]

When I try to view an output file of pdf type and at the same time I have a pdf file opened nothing happens: my output isn't opened or shown. I can modify the profiles of texnic-center related to tes-...
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Poblems with minipages in LyX in main pdf file

I am writing my thesis in LyX. It is in the report class and have two chapters as child documents. Both chapters have objects on mini pages. Both chapters produce fine pdf independently. But in the ...
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moderncv won't create pdf [duplicate]

while I have no errors in the Text, I get a few warnings, from which most are similar: LaTeX Warning: You have requested package 'moderncvheadii', but the package provides 'moderncvheadii'. To me this ...
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How can I preview pdf in adobe reader or other editor instead of Yap using lyx

I recently installed lyx on a new computer. And it seems that I can't preview the pdf in adobe reader or sumatra. The yap software is invoked to preview the pdf. I tried to add the adobe path, change ...
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XeLaTeX output prints fine, pdfLaTeX print fails

I have generated two PDF files from the same source, one via XeLaTeX and the other via pdfLaTeX. The pdfLaTeX file is larger (as already noted in File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX). ...
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Text comes in between two sequential figures [closed]

I have two figures, which I need each appearing in a single column, in an IEEE two-column style paper filling a single page. How to accomplish this? Problem: Text comes in-between from elsewhere and ...
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Missing text in pdf, Covington, TeXShop, XeLaTeX

The abbreviated covington portion of the sample below will not come out in the pdf. It use to before I tried a different Devanagari font. Please help. TIA!! \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{article} \...
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automatically update the pdf preview when compiling with Latexmk

In Texmaker program, when using LatexMk to compile, the PDF is generated but is not automatically displayed in the preview section - one would have to hit the second arrow (left side of View PDF) to ...
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problem with highlighting single words with adobe reader in iPad

It seems awful that I can't highlight an individual word in adobe reader in ipad. Selecting words are done randomly. In some cases, it does highlight an individual word whereas in other cases, it ...
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LaTex: hyperref package and the toc as displayed by the pdf viewing program

I have a roblem with LaTex involving the hyperref package. Consider the following example: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \section{Some section} \...
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How do I make my exported PDF searchable?

I export an English document to PDF using pdflatex on LyX. The resulting PDF is not searchable (although all the external embedded PDFs that I included as graphics are searchable). Also, when I ...
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Problem to crop edges when creating pdf using standalone package

I am trying to make a pdf figure comprised of several other figures arranged in a table manner. I am using the standalone documentclass. However the results I get are far from optimal. I am using ...
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\includegraphics{<pdf image>} is dropping items (comments) from the <pdf image> file. Can pdfTeX support inclusion of PDF 1.6?

I have a pdf file, one page. When included in Latex using \includegraphics, the resulting image (in the compiled pdf) is not the same as what in the image pdf file that was included. It dropped a ...
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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Why is a PDF 1.7 graphics imported by XeTeX from TeXLive 2015 not visible in a PDF viewer altough it was visible in the past?

I have been using XeLaTeX to make slides for my lectures since 2013. When recompiling my slides this year, I noted that some PDF images imported by \includegraphics macro become invisible. XeLaTeX ...
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Make small caps copyable as capital letters in PDF

I'm using pdflatex to typeset a document where the style guide mandates that acronyms be written in small caps. So for example, I might write, Hearing aids do not cure \textsc{aids}. to produce ...
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points of R plot (saved to pdf) are not showing up with pdflatex

I am generating a pdf plot with R: library("ROCR") p <- c(0.226809355461365, 0.230331183191861, 0.245193329547248, 0.230982114615013, 0.231497802927267, 0.2296662312173, 0.224856867748048, 0....
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XeLaTeX pdfpages file size

I am using XeLaTeX to write my application. Everything was fine so far, but no I am adding pdf files with my certificates and the files size XeLatex is generating is about 36MB. Whereas the files I am ...
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Landscape page, PDF section title float

So here's my problem: I have a page in my thesis report which is in landscape orientation. A PDF file is on this page. This page also needs a (section) title. However this title is floating somewhere ...
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Transparancy/color gradient not displayed in every PDF viewer [closed]

For my CV I used headlines with color gradients. Now I recently discovered that the headlines are not displayed in some PDF viewers (e.g. the gmail preview of an pdf). On my Mac in the Preview App or ...
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RefugeePhrasebook - help needed to produce PDF [closed]

Hello everyone (and sorry for x-posting), I want to call your attention to a volunteer project that has been very active in the last couple of weeks, aiming to collectively produce and distribute ...
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2nd build to PDF stops with 3 errors when previous PDF is still open - Texniccenter 2.02, MikTex, [duplicate]

IT reimaged my PC (Windows 7) and I had to reinstall all the software they don't have on their standard image - including MikTeX and TeXniccenter. If I try to compile and output a PDF the second time,...
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PDF previewer with latextools / sublime in Linux?

I use Ubuntu and Sublime2. I was reading through the latextools readme, and got .tex files to compile and produce a PDF file with latextools in sublime. However, I thought that the PDF was supposed ...
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Set default pdf viewer in BibDesk

Is it yet possible to set the default PDF viewer in BibDesk? And if so how? I can't find anything within recent years about this, was heavily discussed about 5+ years ago. I know that I can open ...